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The Natural History of Insects
1 The Natural History of Insects
London John Murray 1829 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
313 pp, 351 pp. Two volumes bound together, Vol I publ. 1829, Vol II publ. 1835. Half-leather, marbled boards. Leather is chipped and worn. Gilt over bands and edging leather. Title on backstrip is "History of Insects" with no author or publisher. No author on title page. Marbled endpapers and all edges are marbled. Foxing to first and last few pages. Pencilled notes and inked names to front flyleaf. Interior clean bar one or two tidy inked notations and a few splotches. Small chips to a few page edges. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Darwinism and the Linguistic Image: Language, Race, and Natural Theology in the Nineteenth Century (New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History), Alter, Stephen G.
2 Alter, Stephen G. Darwinism and the Linguistic Image: Language, Race, and Natural Theology in the Nineteenth Century (New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History)
Baltimore The Johns Hopkins University Press 1998 0801858828 / 9780801858826 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
193 pp. As new. List of [b/w] illustrations. Notes. Essay on Sources. Index. "Anyone who is fascinated by diagrams showing the genealogy of the Indo-European family of languages, typically shown on the inside cover of dictionaries, and who enjoys noting instances of convergence between the sciences and humanities, will like this short, elegantly written book. It draws expertly both on Charles Darwin's theoretical notebooks and on recent scholarship in the history of linguistics." -- Sandra Herbert 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Days of the Dinosaurs, Anderson, Jan
3 Anderson, Jan The Days of the Dinosaurs
Melbourne Thomas Nelson Australia 1985 0170067130 / 9780170067133 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Quarto Graeme Base 
50 pp. A little unobtrusive scuffing to illustrated boards. Small bump and short tear to back cover near base of spine. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Shows how scientists, using fossil evidence, piece together information about these animals that roamed the Earth for 130 million years." 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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Watching Wildlife: Galįpagos Islands, Andrew, David
4 Andrew, David Watching Wildlife: Galįpagos Islands
Melbourne Lonely Planet 2005 1741042097 / 9781741042092 First Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
152 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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5 Benton, Michael The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Dinosaurs
London Penguin 1996 0140513361 / 9780140513363 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
144 pp.Light edgewear, spine uncreased. Page edges slightly yellowed. One page dog-eared. Illustrations in colour and black-and-white. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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6 Blackmore, Susan The Meme Machine
Oxford Oxford University Press 2000 019286212X / 9780192862129 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xviii, 264 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Spine square and uncreased. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Internally as new. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Secret Life of Fishes: From Angels to Zebras on the Coral Reef, Buttfield, Helen
7 Buttfield, Helen The Secret Life of Fishes: From Angels to Zebras on the Coral Reef
New York Harry N. Abrams 2000 0810939339 / 9780810939332 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Landscape Octavo Helen Buttfield 
72 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Book is as new. "Nature's imagination is richer than our own." -- Freeman Dyson 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood, Campbell, Jeremy
8 Campbell, Jeremy The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood
New York W W Norton 2001 0393025594 / 9780393025590 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
362 pp. "Campbell's seamless integration of art, literature and philosophy shows how the 19th century's focus on individuality, imagination, and irony eventually began to privilege artifice and fraud over nature and simplicity. Ultimately, this laid the foundation for the 20th century's philosophical and cultural apotheosis of lying, exemplified by figures such as Freud, Wittgenstein, and Derrida -- all of whom made deception and ambiguity a main thematic component of their thought." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Walking on Eggs: Discovering the Astonishing Secrets of the World of Dinosaurs, Chiappe, Luis, and Lowell Dingus
9 Chiappe, Luis, and Lowell Dingus Walking on Eggs: Discovering the Astonishing Secrets of the World of Dinosaurs
London Little Brown & Company 2001 0316854891 / 9780316854894 First UK Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo 
219 pp. Light wear to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. Black-and-white plates. Black-and-white maps, charts, drawings in the text. List of Illustrations; Further Reading; Index. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Marine Life of the Galapagos: A Diver's Guide to the Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and Marine Invertebrates (Odyssey Guides), Constant, Pierre
10 Constant, Pierre Marine Life of the Galapagos: A Diver's Guide to the Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and Marine Invertebrates (Odyssey Guides)
Hong Kong Odyssey Guides 2002 9622177115 / 9789622177116 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
307 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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On Natural Selection (Penguin Great Ideas), Darwin, Charles
11 Darwin, Charles On Natural Selection (Penguin Great Ideas)
Penguin 2004 0141018968 / 9780141018966 First Thus Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
116 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Light scuffing to back cover. Internally as new. Extracts from "The Origin of Species". The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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12 Darwin, Charles (Abridged & Introduced By Richard E. Leakey The Illustrated Origin of Species
London Faber and Faber 1986 0571145868 / 9780571145867 Reprint Paperback Good Octavo 
240pp. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations, photos and maps/diagrams. "...encompasses both Darwin's final thoughts on the question of evolution and his elegant refutations of the many vigorous arguments put up against it." Internally unmarked, light yellowing to page edges. Wraps with some fading towards spine, as well as some light general and edgewear, mostly at corners. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. and The Autobiography, Darwin, Charles. Introduced by Stephen Pinker
13 Darwin, Charles. Introduced by Stephen Pinker The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. and The Autobiography
London The Folio Society 2008 First Thus Hard Cover Fine No Jacket (as issued) Quarto 
372 pp. Fine in fine slipcase. Coloured endpapers. Colour plates; black-and-white drawings in the text. List of illustrations. Index. 
Price: 70.00 AUD
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Darwin and Fundamentalism (Postmodern Encounters series), Davies, Merryl Wyn
14 Davies, Merryl Wyn Darwin and Fundamentalism (Postmodern Encounters series)
Cambridge Icon Books 2000 1840461772 / 9781840461770 Paperback Fine 12 mo 
80 pp. As new. "Should we dismiss creation science as an irrelevant myth? Has evolution itself been turned into a new 'fundamentalist' theology, a useful ploy to police orthodoxy in science? Is religious bigotry mtched by scientific bigotry, bad religion by bad science?" The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Dear Mr. Darwin: Letters on the Evolution of Life and Human Nature, Dover, Gabriel A.
15 Dover, Gabriel A. Dear Mr. Darwin: Letters on the Evolution of Life and Human Nature
London Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) 2001 0753811278 / 9780753811276 Reprint Paperback Very Good Small Octavo 
268 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "From junk DNA and selfish genes to the position of the individual organism at evolution's centre-stage, Dear Mr Darwin illuminates some of the most complex theories of contemporary biology and Dovwer's own original view of evolution in a uniquely compelling and readable way." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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16 Etcoff, Nancy Survival of the Prettiest : The Science of Beauty
Great Britain Little, Brown 1999 0316643718 / 9780316643719 First British Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
325 pp. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Origin of Species Revisited: A Victorian Who Anticipated Modern Developments in Darwin's Theory, Forsdyke, Donald R.
17 Forsdyke, Donald R. The Origin of Species Revisited: A Victorian Who Anticipated Modern Developments in Darwin's Theory
Kingston & Montreal McGill Queens University Press 2001 077352259X / 9780773522596 First Fine Fine Quarto 
x, 275 pp. History of early evolutionary theory. Considers the work of Hooker, T. Huxley, William Bateson and George Romanes. "Forsdyke argues that the chemical basis of the origin of species by physiological selection is actually the species-dependent component of the base composition of DNA, showing that Romanes thus anticipated modern biochemistry." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Evolution of Sex, Geddes, Professor Patrick, and J. Arthur Thomson
18 Geddes, Professor Patrick, and J. Arthur Thomson The Evolution of Sex
London Walter Scott Cloth Good No Jacket 12 mo 
No date, c.1900 (books from 1889 cited in preface). Part of 'The Contemporary Science Series.' With 104 Illustrations. Boards quite worn and rubbed, especially to edges, corners, and top/bottom of spine. Solid binding. Page edges are somewhat worn, but pages themselves are quite bright, with only occasional and minor foxing at the margins. Detailed b/w drawings throughout. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Wandering Gorillas, Goodall, Alan
19 Goodall, Alan The Wandering Gorillas
London Collins 1979 0002162652 / 9780002162654 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
253 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. A little scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. A little musty. Black-and-white maps. Colour plates. Index. "The first study to compare two populations of gorillas which have become habituated to man." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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20 Gucwa, David, and James Ehmann To Whom It May Concern: An Investigation of the Art of Elephants
New York W.W. Norton & Company 1985 0393022404 / 9780393022407 First Edition Cloth Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
269 pp. Dust jacket, now protected in removable clear plastic sleeve, is not clipped but has some soiling, discolouration and edgewear. Green cloth boards square and unbumped, but a little faded around the edges. Some faint splotches to edges of text block. Internally clean and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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