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Image for Off the Highway : Growing Up in North Delta

Off the Highway : Growing Up in North Delta

By: Bach, Mette

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, New Star Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15639


Only slight wear to card covers. ; A bright, solid book, unread. ; Trade PB; Transmontanus Series 18; B&W Illustrations; 9.60 X 6.60 X 0.50 inches; 124 pages; About thirty kilometres south of Vancouver, just over the Alex Fraser Bridge and bordering with Surrey and Ladner, lies North Delta, a suburb replete with strip malls, single detached family homes and every–half–hour bus service.It was a sleepy suburb, one considered the boonies, until 1986, when as part of the... View more info

Image for The Legendary Betty Frank  The Cariboo's Alpine Queen

The Legendary Betty Frank The Cariboo's Alpine Queen

By: Birchwater, Sage & Betty Frank

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Halfmoon Bay BC, Caitlin Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16901


9 X 6.40 X 1.10 inches; 272 pages; She grew up playing on log booms and living in float houses, and at nine years old she learned to shoot a rifle and hunt game. Strong-willed and independent, Betty Frank always had a difficult time following the rules laid down by others. Rather than sit in a classroom and learn the times tables, she preferred to be out roaming the hills with her .22 rifle and bagging grouse. At an early age she dreamed of being a game guide and having ... View more info

Image for The Birds of British Columbia, Vol. 1  Nonpasserines- Introduction, Loons Through Waterfowl

The Birds of British Columbia, Vol. 1 Nonpasserines- Introduction, Loons Through Waterfowl

By: Campbell, R. Wayne; Neil K. Dawe; Ian McTaggart-Cowan; John M. Cooper; Gary W. Kaiser; Michael C.E. McNall

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Royal British Columbia Museum: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14492


Light edge wear, half inch tear bottom front panel of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar, many maps amd photos of birds throughout ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

Image for Deep Voices  The Wisdom of Whales and Dolphin Tales

Deep Voices The Wisdom of Whales and Dolphin Tales

By: Cressey, Jason & Frank Woll

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Trafford Publishing: 2009

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18767


Signed by Author; Card covers show light shelf wear and scuffing.; A bright, solid book, inscribed by the author on the title page.; B&W Illustrations; 10 X 7 X 1.34 inches; 592 pages; "This groundbreaking book examines ancient mythology and sacred rituals to better understand our marine cousins, the natural world – and each other." View more info

Image for Wilderness Man; the Strange Story of Grey Owl

Wilderness Man; the Strange Story of Grey Owl

By: Dickson, Lovat

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Macmillan Company of Canada: 1973

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 16412


Light edge wear and chipping to dust jacket ; A bright, solid book Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 283 pages; The story of Archie Belaney, an Englishman who left England at the age of eighteen to end up in the wilderness of Northern Ontario where he became a trapper, woodsman, riverman and fire ranger with the name Grey Owl. "His mission was to defend the countryside from exploitation, the Indians against ... View more info

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A Zoo in my Luggage

By: Durrell, Gerald

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18279


Price clipped DJ shows shelf wear with tears and chipping, 1" section missing from bottom of DJ spine. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, artwork by Thompson throughout. No additional printings ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages; "The true and hilarious story of how Gerald Durrell and his wife set up their own zoo. Journeying to the Cameroons, he and his wife, helped by the renowned Fon of Bafut, managed to collect '... View more info

Image for A Celebration of Birds  C.G. Finch-Davies's final album of Southern African birds

A Celebration of Birds C.G. Finch-Davies's final album of Southern African birds

By: Finch-Davies, Claude Gibney

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Johannesburg, Natural History Books: 1990

Seller ID: 18765


Very light shelf wear is evident to book and dust jacket, slipcase is as new.; A bright, solid book; B&W and colour plates; Unpaginated pages; "Facsimile reproduction of 21 coloured paintings, each accompanied by a page of hand-written notes, covering the period 28 March 1918 to 4 April 1920." View more info

Image for Ocean to Alpine A British Columbia Nature Guide

Ocean to Alpine A British Columbia Nature Guide

By: Finlay, Joy & Cam Finlay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Lone Pine Publishing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16674


Inscription to prev. owner on Title page. Light shelfwear to card edges, small loss to fore edge. ; A bright, solid book.; Color Photographs; 8.52 X 5.53 X 0.61 inches; 256 pages; Organized by region, this nature guide to more than 350 places throughout BC will satisfy those traveling in search of wildlife. Directions and information on hiking and accommodation are also included. 54 colour photographs View more info

Image for Dry Storeroom No. 1  The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

Dry Storeroom No. 1 The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

By: Fortey, Richard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2008

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17197


Only light wear, remainder mark bottom page edges.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.37 X 5.75 X 1.42 inches; 335 pages; The history and contents of Londons Museum of Natural History are explored. "Richard Fortey—one of the world’s most gifted natural scientists and acclaimed author of Life, Trilobite and Earth—describes this splendid new book as a museum of the mind. But it is, as well, a perfect behind-th... View more info

Image for A Book of Grey Owl Selections from His Wild-Life Stories

A Book of Grey Owl Selections from His Wild-Life Stories

By: Grey Owl (Wa-Sha-Quon-Asin); E.E. Reynolds (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, MacMillan: 1971

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 16480


Some scuffing, chipping and creasing of dust jacket, 2 short tears bottom front panel, pages somewhat yellowed. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; The British nature lover turned native spokesman for Canadian wildlife and native peoples wrote: Men of the Last Frontier, The Adventures of Sajo and Her Beaver People, Pilgrims of the Wild and Tales of the Empty Cabin. This book provides us... View more info

Wildflower Genetics A Field Guide for British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

By: Griffiths, Anthony J. F.; Ganders, Fred R.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Flight Press: 1983

Seller ID: 14412


Light edge wear, top of spine lightly bumped ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Color Photographs; 0.7 x 8.3 x 5.5 Inches; 215 pages View more info

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Cougar Annie's Garden

By: Horsfield, Margaret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Salal Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18294


As new ; A bright, solid book, heavy card covers have french flaps with blurbs front and back.; B&W and colour photographs; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.90 inches; 259 pages; Cougar Annie’s Garden tells the haunting tale of a five-acre garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, inaccessible and remote, this garden has endured for over eighty years. It is powerful with story, rich with legend and history, and Margaret Horsfi... View more info

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Cougar Annie's Garden

By: Horsfield, Margaret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Salal Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18296


Slight wear lower front corner ; A bright, solid book, heavy card covers have french flaps with blurbs front and back. BC Book Prize sticker on front cover. ; B&W and colour photographs; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.90 inches; 259 pages; Cougar Annie’s Garden tells the haunting tale of a five-acre garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, inaccessible and remote, this garden has endured for over eighty years. It is powerfu... View more info

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Cougar Annie's Garden

By: Horsfield, Margaret

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Salal Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18297


Signed by Author; Slight wear lower front corner, presentation page tipped in on front fly. ; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, heavy card covers have french flaps with blurbs front and back. BC Book Prize sticker on front cover. ; B&W and colour photographs; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.90 inches; 259 pages; Cougar Annie’s Garden tells the haunting tale of a five-acre garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Surrounded by rainforest and mou... View more info

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Western Windows

By: Hutchison, Bruce

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Longmans Canada Ltd.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17275


DJ shows light edge wear. Gift notation on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 164 pages; A collection of essays written by the author over the years, trumpeting the natural wonders of Western Canada. View more info

Image for Black Wolf - The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton

Black Wolf - The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton

By: Keller, Betty

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Douglas & Mcintyre: 1984

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11484


Light scuffing of DJ. Previous owner's name on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar, bright solid, book. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 240 pages; This is a scholarly biography of the naturalist's colorful life. View more info

Annual Report of the British Columbia Lands Service 1966

By: Lands, Forests & Water Resources, BC Department of

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Queen's Printer: 1967

Seller ID: 12572


Some spotting and pen marks on card covers, tearing head & tail of spine, creasing, pencil notations on back of maps ; A tight solid book. Archival tape on spine ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 0.25 x 10.5 x 7.25 Inches; 102 pages; 3 maps in pocket at back of book View more info

Image for Birds of the Northern Forest; Paintings by J.F. Lansdowne

Birds of the Northern Forest; Paintings by J.F. Lansdowne

By: Lansdowne, J. F.

Price: $37.95

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13651


Some chipping head of DJ spine, Light creasing ; Blue cloth covered boards, with gilt stamped design on front board and gilt title on spine, full page plates throughout ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 247 pages View more info

Image for Birds of the West Coast; Volume Two

Birds of the West Coast; Volume Two

By: Lansdowne, J. Fenwick

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Toronto, M.F. Feheley: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13604


Some edge wear across top of DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Cream cloth covered boards have gilt titles stamped front and spine. Foreword by H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 167 pages; Book is 15.5 inches tall. Stunning full page color plates of Lansdowne's paintings in first half of book with sketches in the balance. View more info

Image for THE SHARK Nature's Masterpiece

THE SHARK Nature's Masterpiece

By: Lawrence, R. D.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16762


Small tears along top of DJ. Price-clipped.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 187 pages; "R. D. Lawrence's fascination with sharks began in 1930 when he was nine years old and he caught a young sandbar shark in a net while diving in the Mediterranean." Renowned Canadian naturalist has written many books on the wildife of Canada View more info