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Outdoors - Wildlife and Nature

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1 Allin, Michael ZARAFA - A Giraffe's True Story from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris
New York Delta Books - Dell Publishing 1999 0385334117 / 9780385334112 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good Author's First Book 8vo Jacques Raymond Brascassat; 
215 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The cover features a painting by Jacques Raymond Brascassat, courtesy of Musee des Beaux - Arts de Beaune. Illustrated with black and white artwork. The Chapters are: Two Africas; A Fascinating Nightmare; The Renaissance Barbarian; Stealing Egypt; A Royal Gift; The Sea of Milk; Farewells; Camelopard; Across Sleeping Marseille; Soirees a la Girafe; Happier Every Day; Misdemeanors of Curiosity; A Beautiful Stranger; True to His Word; and The Degree of Happiness; followed by an epilogue; art credits and an index. 
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2 Anderson, Olive M. SEEKER AT CASSANDRA MARSH
Chappaqua, New York Christian Herald Books 1978 0915684411 / 9780915684410 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Stan Klimley; 
174 pp. Yellow boards lettered in black on the spine. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some rubbing on the front panel; price intact; no interior markings. Dj art by Stan Klimley. The Chapters are: A Northwoods Home; A Day for a Hike; Blackberry Lane; The Heart of the Forest; The Conifer Swamp; Spawning Marsh; Honeysuckle Landing; Lookout Trail; Cassandra Marsh; Sunlit Woods; Woodcocks and Orioles; Willow Swales; Popple Aspen and Bam; Pine in Ordered Rows; The Haunt of the Duck; Lakeview Beach; The Deer Path; and Sunset Lake. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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3 Anonymous BIRDS OF ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 1980 Second Revised Edition Paperback Very Good 4to Howard Coneybeare; 
Unpaginated. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Light wear on the corners with some rubbing on the covers; no interior markings. Cover art and interior line drawings by Howard Coneybeare. Everything from Owls to Kingfishers, Hawks to Waxwings and Warblers. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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4 Anonymous KNOTS AND SPLICES
London Brockhampton Press 1996 1860193560 / 9781860193569 First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good 16mo 
188 pp. Glossy pictorial boards matching the dustjacket; illustrated with diagrams. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Ropes and Cordage; Basic Terms; Basic Knots; Hitches; Bends; Loops; Shortening Formations; Stopper Knots; Angling Knots; Climbing Knots; Decorative Knots; Whipping; Seizing; and Splices; followed by a glossary and an index. 
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5 Anonymous MAMMALS OF ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 1978 First Revised Edition Paperback Very Good 4to Howard Coneybeare; 
Unpaginated. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Light wear on the corners with some rubbing on the covers; no interior markings. Cover art and interior line drawings by Howard Coneybeare. Everything from Shrews to Wolves and Black Bears. 
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6 Anonymous OWLS AND BIRDS OF PREY
Essex, England Longman Group 1985 0582892155 / 9780582892156 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 16mo 
128 pp. Glossy pictorial boards matching the dustjacket; profusely illustrated in full colour. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction; About this Book; New World Vultures; Ospreys; Secretary Birds; Old World Vultures Hawks etc; Falcons; Barn Owls - Grass Owls - and Bay Owls; and True Owls; followed by an index. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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7 Anonymous (editor) (N. Hollister; J. H. Riley; Paul C. Standley) CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL - Special Number - 1912
Banff, Alberta The Alpine Club of Canada 1912 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
97 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; faint sticker ghost on the front endpaper; no other interior markings. Illustrated with glossy black and white plates; fold-out topographical map pasted-in in the back, showing Mount Robson and the Mountains of the Continental Divide North of Yellowhead Pass, created in 1911. The Contents are: Mammals of the Alpine Club Expedition to the Mount Robson Region by N. Hollister; Birds Collected or Observed on the Expedition of the Alpine Club of Canada to Jaspre Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson Region by J. H. Riley; and Plants of the Alpine Club Expedition to the Mount Robson Region by Paul C. Standley. 
Price: 38.45 CDN
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8 Anonymous. WILD FOWL
Manchester, England Clayton Dyestuffs Company 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
28 pp. Circa 1940 - actually undated. Green boards lettered in gilt on the front panel. Illustrated with 26 colour plates depicting ducks of various species; the artist is identified only by the initials E. M. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings. 
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9 Ashbrook, Frank G. BIRDS OF AMERICA - The Red Book; The Blue Book; The Green Book
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman Publishing 1931 First Editions Paperback Very Good 24mo Paul Moller; 
96, 96, 95 pp. All three books have edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spines. Illustrated in full colour by Paul Moller. The Red Book features: Diving Birds; Swimmers; Herons; Storks; Ibises; Marsh Dwellers; Shore Birds; Pigeons and Doves; Birds of Prey; Cuckoos; and Woodpeckers. The Blook Book features: Goatsuckers; Swifts and Perching Birds including the Tyrant Flycatchers; Larks; Crows and Jays; Starlings; Icteridae; and Finches. And The Green Book features: Perching Birds including Tanagers; Swallows; Waxwings; Shrikes; Vireos; Warblers; Pipits; Dippers; Mimic Thrushes; Wrens; Nuthatches and Creepers; Titmice; Wren Tits; Kinglets; Gnatcatchers; and Thrushes. 
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10 Barash, David P. THE GREAT OUTDOORS - A Book About Gardening, Star Gazing, Mountain Climbing and Other Pleasures of Nature
New York Carol Communications - Lyle Stuart 1989 0818404965 / 9780818404962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
251 pp. Quarter-bound in green on brown boards; lettered in copper on the spine; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents: Introduction: Outdoor Lovesongs to Serenade a Planet; Gardening: Give Peas a Chance; Horseback Riding: In Search of Equine-imity; Beachcoming: Periwinkles Pebbles and Pieces of Eight; Stargazing: A Peeping Tom in the Sultan's Harem; Birdwatching: What an Enskyment; Chopping Wood: Eco-guilt, Dirty Dancing and How a Tree Is Like a Lobster; Cross-Country Skiing: Snow Silence and Leopards in Carpet Slippers; Backpacking: The Travail of Trails or Adventures in a Pasayten Place; and Mountain Climbing: Useless Like Poetry and Dangerous Like Lovemaking. 
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11 Barker, Harriett THE ONE BURNER GOURMET - for Campers Hikers Boaters Backpackers Canoeists
Chicago Contemporary Books 1981 0809258838 / 9780809258833 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
294 pp. Trade paperback format. First Thus - Revised Edition. Light wear on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings. New to the outdoor life? Not used to cooking while camping? This is the book for you. The Chapters are: The Grub Box... and How to Pack It; In the Beginning... a Substantial Breakfast Will Make Your Day; Back-up System... Snacks; What Time Is It... Lunch Time; Liquid Energy... To Help Fill the Void; Vitamin Corner... Salads and Relishes; Dinner Is Served... in Half an Hour; What's for Dessert... Satisfying the Sweet Tooth; The Fragrant Camp Fire... Dutch Oven Bakery; Bake Aheads... Prepare at Home to Take Along; Make Aheads... Energy Survival Foods; Foiled Cookery... to Supplement the Stove; Nature's Bounty... Easily Recognised Wild Foods; and Consumer Buying Guide... How to Pick a One-burner Stove; followed by an index. Herein are recipes too numerous to list but some of the highlights are: Hot Buttered Cider; Apple Pork and Cabbage Skillet; Bacon Nopolitos Scrambled; Hush Puppies Con Carne; Beef Jerky; Sloppy Joe's; Crumb Pancakes; Spoon Bread; Macaroni and Cheese; Mandarin Chicken; Clam Chowder; Cornbread; Corn Fritters; Hominy Scramble; Granola; Hash; Hardtack; Irish Stew; Spanish Rice; and many more. 
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12 Beaty, John Y. NATURE IS STRANGER THAN FICTION
New York J. B. Lippincott Company 1941 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo H.G. Rose; 
286 pp. Beige cloth with a green pictorial on the front panel; decorated in green on the spine; green endpapers; green upper edge. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks and chips around the edges; price clipped; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by H. G. Rose. The book ranges through all the wonderland of nature, covering insects, mammals, birds, plants, fish and geology, from the bird that incubates its egg by carrying it around on the top of its foot to the time when the largest living thing weighed only .0000104 pounds. According to the author, no person who continues to study nature can ever be lonesome, tired of life, bored with himself, waste much time in loafing - or ever be very unhappy. 
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13 Beck-Ryall, Fay (foreword by Michael B. Davie) TAKE A HIKE - Exploring Ontario Trails Volume (1) (i) One
Ancaster, Ontario Manor House Publishing 2003 0973195665 / 9780973195668 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
128 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed on the title page by Fay Beck-Ryall. Light rubbing on the corners with a crease at the front hinge and a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Chapters are: Dundas Valley - Spring Creek Trail; Spencer Gorge; North Shore - Royal Botanical Gardens; Christie Round the Lake; Beamer Trail; App's Mill Nature Trail; DeCew Falls; Woodend Conservation - Area and Bruce Trail; Tiffany and Sherman Falls; Crawford Lake Trails; Red Hill Valley; Dundas Valley - Headwaters Trail; Dundas Valley - Main Loop; Valens Conservation Area; Westfield Woods; Crook's Hollow; Chippewa Creek Trail; St John's Sassafras STroll; Bruce Trail at Smokey Hollow; F.W.R. Dickson Wilderness Trail; Paris to Cambridge Rail Trail; Hilton Falls; Buffalo Craig Trail - Vista Adventure; Bruce Trail at Kern's Road; Mountsberg Lakeshore Lookout; Backus Heritage Trail; Black Creek Side Trail; Devil's Punch Bowl; River and Ruin - Bruce Link; Webster's Falls; Borer's Falls; Mount Nemo; Twenty-Mile Creek; Felker's Falls on Red Hill Creek; and Fay's Five Favourites. 
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14 Berman, Steve THE NORTHEASTERN OUTDOORS - A Field and Travel Guide
Boston Stone Wall Press 1977 0913276219 / 9780913276211 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo Adam Laipson; Phylis Satin; Pamela Solar Mills; 
287 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased but slightly faded spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs by Adam Laipson; drawings by Phylis Satin; and maps by Pamela Solar Mills. The Chapters are: The Lazy Person's Guide to Nature; Birds; Bees - Insects; Flowers - Wild Flowers Ferns Grasses; Trees - and Some Common Shrubs; Animals; Vegetables - Edible Plants and Mushrooms; Minerals; Wind - Weather; Sand - Beaches; Stars; Pests - and What to Do About Them; New Hampshire; Maine; Vermont; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Rhode Island; New York; Pennsylvania; and Appalachian Trail; followed by appendices and an index. 
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15 Bickle, Ian (editor) OUTDOORS WEST - Wildlife Adventure Stories
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1980 0888330162 / 9780888330161 Second Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo Ray Stratham; 
(xi) 152 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a faint crease on a slightly faded spine; minor creasing on the lower right of the front cover; no interior markings. First hand accounts of wilderness adventure from gopher hunting in pioneer Saskatchewan to a battle with a grizzly bear in northern Alberta, from fishing near Regina to a bighorn sheep hunt in the Rockies. The whole range of Western Canada's geography, wildlife and recreational opportunity comes to life in Outdoors West, in the voices of the men and women who are part of it... 
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16 Black, Robson (editor) (Edward A. Shead; M. B. Burchall; Arthur Mayse; Inspector Kemp; Stuart L. Thompson; Robert Hosie; Arthur C. Ringland; Clifton D. Howe; G. A. Cromie) THE ILLUSTRATED CANADIAN FOREST AND OUTDOORS - Volume 29, number 5 - June 1933
Ottawa, Ontario The Canadian Forestry Association 1933 First Edition Soft Cover Good Only 4to 
31 pp. Magazine format. Edge and corner wear with some discolouration along the upper edge of the first few pages and on the back cover. The front cover features the Tower of Babel at Moraine Lake. As well as the great articles, the list of which follows, there are also some fairly interesting advertisements: Northern Electric Company; Dominion Ammunition; Turret Cigarettes; Canadian Pacific All Expense Tours; Westinghouse; and many more. This issue contains: Long Trails Awinding by Edward A. Shead; Our Flying Frontiersmen by M. B. Burchall; The Speeder Man by Arthur Mayse; Up North with the Royal Mounted by Inspector Kemp; Broadcasts from Birdland by Stuart L. Thompson; How Trees Live and Grow by Robert Hosie; Holland Builds New Forests by Arthur C. Ringland; Tomorrow's Woodlands by Dr Clifton D. Howe; Building a Campsite for Three Dollars by G. A. Cromie; and Home Making on the Prairie. 
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17 Brown, Sarah FIVE DAYS OF LIVING WITH THE LAND
Reading, Massachusetts Addison-Wesley Publishing 1971 020100755X / 9780201007558 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Bill Shields; 
48 pp. Green cloth matching the dustjacket; yellow endpapers; illustrated with pencil drawings by Bil Shields. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. She felt pampered and decided she had to find out what it was like to have to survive on your own in the woods. The Contents are: Foreword; Explanations; Day by Day Account; excerpt from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage by Lord Byron; Equipment List; List of Foods Eaten; Book List; and About the Author. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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18 Brown, Terry; Hunter, Rob CONCISE BOOK OF WINTER CAMPING
Agincourt, Ontario Gage Publishing 1978 0771594410 / 9780771594410 First Printing Paperback Very Good 12mo 
63 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings. The Chapters are: Where and When to Go; Supplementary Winter Kit; Winter Gear; Tents and Sleeping Bags; Kit for Lighting and Cooking; First Steps in Winter Camping; Food; Problems; Safety First; First Aid; Map and Compass; Weather Lore; and Care and Maintenance. 
Price: 8.75 CDN
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19 Bull, William Perkins FROM HUMMINGBIRD TO EAGLE - An Account of North American Birds Which Appear or Have Appeared in the County of Peel
Toronto The Perkins Bull Foundation - George J. McLeod Ltd. 1936 First Edition Hardcover Good Only 8vo 
303 pp. Quarter-bound in blue and gray vellum; illustrated endpapers; headband. Illustrated with colour plates, black and white plates; black and white line drawings; and a fold-out map. This is an ex-library reference copy, well used. The Contents are: Author's Foreword; Why We Should Study Birds by Ernest Thompson Seton; A Letter to the Author by P. A. Taverner; A Note to the Readers by Jack Miner; Birds in History and Economic Life; Individual Birds; and Tabulated Data; followed by an index. 
Price: 38.45 CDN
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20 Carson, Rachel SILENT SPRING
New York Houghton Mifflin 1994 0395683297 / 9780395683293 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo Lois Darling; Louis Darling; 
(xxvi) 368 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; clipped along the upper edge of the front endpaper; no other interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by Lois and Louis Darling. The original subtitle was: Our Ravaged Environment and the Man-Made Pollution. The Contents are: Introduction by Vice President Al Gore; A Fable for Tomorrow; The Obligation to Endure; Elixirs of Death; Surface Waters and Underground Seas; Realms of the Soil; Earth's Green Mantle; Needless Havoc; And No Birds Sing; Rivers of Death; Indiscriminately from the Skies; Beyond the Dreams of the Borgias; The Human Price; Through a Narrow Window; One in Every Four; Nature Fights Back; The Rumblings of an Avalanche; The Other Road; followed by a List of Prinicpal Sources and an Index. 
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