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Kelly,Peter E. And Larson,Douglas W.
The most ancient and least disturbed forest ecosystem in eastern North America clings to the vertical cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Prior to 1988 it had escaped detection even though the entire forest was in plain view and was being visited by thousands upon thousands of people every year. The reason no one had discovered the forest was that the trees were relatively small and lived on the vertical cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. "The Last Stand" reveals the complete account of the discovery of this ancient forest, of the miraculous properties of the trees forming this forest (eastern white cedar), and of what is was like for researchers to live, work and study within this forest. The unique story is told with text, with stunning colour photographs and through vivid first-hand accounts. This book will stand the test of time as a testament to science, imagination and discovery. 162pp.
Natural Heritage Books, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781897045190
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Inventory #17962
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.10 approx. - € 11.10 approx.)
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Blanchard, William H.
281pp.
Clio Press Ltd, 1984, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0874360323
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Inventory #19832
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.30 approx. - € 33.30 approx.)
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Pennefeather, Shannon M. (editor)
143pp.St Anthony Falls -- the birthplace of Minneapolis -- has a storied past. This astonishing work of nature drew the awe and admiration of explorers, its tremendous waterpower provided a basis for economic wealth, and the industries it powered offered settlers countless opportunities to make their living. Over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Minneapolis evolved from a tourist destination to a sawdust town to the nation's Mill City, firmly establishing itself as the premier city of the Northwest. In MILL CITY, explorers, excursionists, early settlers, entrepreneurs, and labourers tell the story of St Anthony Falls in their own words. Their vivid accounts are paired with historic photographs and artworks that bring their experiences to life. St Anthony Falls is the only significant waterfall along the Mississippi River. Nineteenth-century visitors were quick to note the waterpower potential of the cataract, and it wasn't long before sawmills and then flour mills were located along the shore. Drawing on energy generated by the cataract's fifteen-foot drop, Minneapolis was a leading manufacturer of lumber from 1848 to 1887 and the nation's leading producer of flour from 1880 to 1930. This book includes accounts by the earliest European visitors to St Anthony Falls, the children who played in the 1880s lumberyards along the banks of the Mississippi River, and workers in twentieth-century flour mills. Primary documents describe innovations in waterpower and the milling process that contributed to the successes of the Mill City. And witnesses to disasters along its shores -- including the 1869 tunnel collapse that nearly destroyed the falls and the 1878 Washburn A Mill explosion that killed eighteen workers and levelled the west side milling district -- provide vivid narratives of these events and the unity of purpose with which the Mill City's residents worked to ensure the survival of its industries. Through stories and images, the history of Minneapolis is firmly connected to St Anthony Falls, where it all began.
Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S., 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0873514475
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Inventory #9442
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.10 approx. - € 11.10 approx.)
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Berofsky, Bernard
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Marks to D/J with chipping to head and tail of spine and corners. 330pp.
Princeton University Press, 1971, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0691071691
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Inventory #25986
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.10 approx. - € 11.10 approx.)
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Panikkar, Shivaji K.
The most significant trends, tendencies and breakthroughs in the use of the sculptural medium are analysed in this volume along with a sampling of the works of individual artists. The first section has essays by young Indian art historians, critics and theorists on trends in mainstream sculpture of the 1980's and '90's. Section II critically reviews the notion of mainstream 'avant garde' in the Indian context. In the final section this volume features a photographc portfolio of the works of 27 prominant sculptors. Fully illustrated with colour photographs and occassional b/w prints.Faint smudge mark top edge front cover, crease along front d/j spine joint.160pp.
Marg Publications, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 8185026491
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Inventory #4083
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.20 approx. - € 22.20 approx.)
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