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1 Balf, Todd The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la
New York Crown Publishers 2000 0609606255 / 9780609606254 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Balf on the title page. A touch of edgewear to the top of the front flap. In 1998 a team of world-class whitewater kayakers arrived in Tibet to confront a Himalayan river so remote and unexplored that they relied on satellite imagery to map out their planned descent. ; Signed by Author 
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Oil Notes, Bass, Rick
2 Bass, Rick Oil Notes
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1989 0395486750 / 9780395486757 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Bass, "For Royce, Be Well-Rick Bass, 1992." Relating oil with life--certain that neither will last forever--he reflects on his relationships with his family and his work. ; Signed by Author 
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3 Christian, Roy The Nature-Lover's Companion
London Eyre Methuen 1972 0413266001 / 9780413266002 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edgewear to the dust jacket, and a nick to the top of the front panel. Nature essays from D.H. Lawrence, Thom Gunn, Dylan Thomas and many others. 
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4 Compiled by the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the City of New York American Wild Life Illustrated
New York Wise & Co., Inc. 1940 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Some mottling to the green topstain. An inked date to the rear endpaper and pastedown endpaper. Color photography by Austin Baylitts. Numerous illustrations, including five color plates. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Daynard, Jodi The Place Within: Portraits of the American Landscape by Contemporary Writers
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1996 0393039994 / 9780393039993 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed at their contributions by Suzanne Berne, Gretel Ehrlich, William Kittredge, Alan Lightman and Bradford Morrow. Review Copy stamps to the front endpaper and half-title page. Freelance writer Daynard has selected diverse pieces, some published previously, that reflect highly personal views of place. ; Signed by Author 
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Praise the Egg, Gage, Mary
6 Gage, Mary Praise the Egg
Sydney, Australia Angus & Robertson Publishers 1981 020714592X / 9780207145926 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Gage on the half-title page, and dated in 1989. Creasing to the top of the front panel. ; 65 pages; Signed by Author 
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Under the Devil's Thumb, Gessner, David
7 Gessner, David Under the Devil's Thumb
Tucson University of Arizona Press 1999 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in tan wrappers. Handwritten note on the front cover announcing an upcoming author appearance. A young cancer survivor reflects on moving to Boulder, CO from Cape Cod. 
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8 Gilfillan, Merrill Magpie Rising: Sketches from the Great Plains
Boulder, CO Pruett Publishing Company 1988 0871087464 / 9780871087461 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Briefly inscribed by Gilfillan on the title page. Light rubbing, and a few smudges to the dust jacket. The author crisscrossed the backbone of the North American continent from Texas to Alberta, driving, camping, hiking, observing land and life forms on the Great Plains. ; Signed by Author 
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9 Granath, Fredrik; Lez, Mireille de la Vanishing World The Endangered Arctic
New York Abrams Books 2007 081099464X / 9780810994645 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Photographs of the Arctic landscape and the animals that live within it provide a testament to the beauty and precariousness of life in northern climes and the impact of climate change on the Arctic ecosystem. ; 264 pages 
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Wildlife Wars: The Life and Times of a Fish and Game Warden, Grosz, Terry
10 Grosz, Terry Wildlife Wars: The Life and Times of a Fish and Game Warden
Boulder Johnson Publishing Company 1999 1555662463 / 9781555662462 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Inscribed by Grosz on the free endpaper, "Larry, may you enjoy reading these stories as much as I did living them---Regards, Terry." Compliments of the publisher label on the front cover. The stories of a wildlife agent versus Illegal deer hunters, law-breaking drag-boat fishermen who pilfer the ocean depths, poachers who kill elk, anglers who disrupt historic salmon spawning grounds and other miscreants who feed the illicit wildlife trade. A paperback original with slight edgewear. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Animal Kitabu (Two Copies), Congo Kitabu, Pygmy Kitabu, Hallet, Jean-Pierre
11 Hallet, Jean-Pierre Animal Kitabu (Two Copies), Congo Kitabu, Pygmy Kitabu
New York Random House 1966-73 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Four signed books by Belgian naturalist and writer Jean-Pierre Hallet. Includes two of his brochures, one for his books and the other is a travel brochure for an African cultural tour. ANIMAL KITABU. New York: Random House, (1968). First Printing. Inscribed by Hallet and dated in the month of publication. A small stain to the free endpaper, and a nick to the tail of the spine. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Another first printing copy...ANIMAL KITABU. Inscribed by Hallet on the front free endpaper, and dated the same as above. A few nicks to the dust jacket. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. CONGO KITABU. New York: Random House, (1966). Fourth Printing. Inscribed by Hallet on the half-title page and dated in 1968. A long closed tear to the front panel, Very Good in a Good dust jacket. PYGMY KITABU. New York: Random House, (1973). Second Edition. Inscribed and dated by Hallet on the free endpaper. A bump to the head of the spine, and a chip to the rear fold. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. All four volumes are illustrated with photos. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Shopping for Porcupine  A Life in Arctic Alaska, Kantner, Seth
12 Kantner, Seth Shopping for Porcupine A Life in Arctic Alaska
Minneapolis Milkweed Editions 2008 157131301X / 9781571313010 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Kantner on the half-title page. In a lovely memoir, writer and photographer Kantner (author of the novel Ordinary Wolves) shares scenes from life in Alaska, from his childhood in the remote tundra, where his parents lived off the land in an isolated, "semi-Eskimo existence," to his current home, the small town of Kotzebue, with his wife and daughter. ; 256 pages; Signed by Author 
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13 Krutch, Joseph Wood The Best Nature Writing of Joseph Wood Krutch
New York William Morrow & Company 1969 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A closed tear to the top of the rear panel. Publisher's price of $8.50 on the front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Shriek in the Forest Night: Wilderness Encounters, Lawrence, R.D.
14 Lawrence, R.D. A Shriek in the Forest Night: Wilderness Encounters
Toronto Stoddart Publishing Company 1996 0773729410 / 9780773729414 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A naturalist's report and a plea for conservation from the Canadian field biologist. 
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15 Matthiessen, Peter Sand Rivers
New York Viking 1981 0670616966 / 9780670616961 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Focusing on a 1979 safari into the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, Matthiessen and photographer Hugo van Lawick portray the people, the land, and the numerous wild animals of one of the world's last great wilderness areas. ; 213 pages 
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The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes, Matthiessen, Peter
16 Matthiessen, Peter The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes
New York North Point Press 2001 0374199442 / 9780374199449 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Bateman, Robert 
Sacred to many cultures and considered a bellwether by environmentalists, cranes have an important place in this world, and Matthiessen tracks them as he did the snow leopard.; 352 pages 
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17 Matthiessen, Peter Under the Mountain Wall A Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Stone Age
New York Viking 1962 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First Edition, Second State. Small closed tear to the front panel. Light rubbing to the spine. Pencil mark across the dust jacket price on the front flap. Previous owner's bookplate on the verso of the half-title page. A very presentable copy. Matthiessen's account of the 1961 Harvard-Peabody Expedition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Matthiessen, Peter Wildlife in America
New York Viking 1959 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Bottom corner lightly bumped. Slight foxing to the front flap. An attractive copy with very mild edgewear. Discusses the injustices committed by people against the North American wildlife from the first colonies to the present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Murray, John A. American Nature Writing 1995
San Francisco Sierra Club Books 1995 0871564386 / 9780871564382 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Barry Lopez at his contribution. Other contributors include Terry Tempest Williams, Peter Matthiessen, John Gierach and others. A paperback original with slight creasing to the bottom corner. ; Signed by Author 
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20 Nichols, John Keep it Simple: A Defense of the Earth
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1992 0393033864 / 9780393033861 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Nichols on the title page. In 14 pages of text and approximately 70 color photographs, Nichols reveals how he simplified his life, and in the process regained connection with the environment. By the author of The Sterile Cuckoo. ; Signed by Author 
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