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Shaw, Robert; Lindsey, Jason
Top corner of front and rear board and D/J bumped. When most people think of the Chicago metropolitan area they usually don't envision captivating natural beauty, but within a 55-mile radius of the city there are no less than five distinctive ecosystems, including tall-grass prairies, oak savannas, forests, lakeshores, and wetlands. Several of the natural communities preserved here are among the rarest in the world, including 181 species listed as endangered or threatened. These spectacular colour photographs uncover Chicago's natural wonders, including vistas of shooting stars at Chiwaukee Prairie, blazing star and goldenrod at Gensburg-Markham Prairie, a luscious green canyon at Camp Sagawau, a pair of sandhill cranes feeding along the banks of the Fox River, a carpet of trilliums in Messenger Woods, fog rising over the Volo bog, and a fox family venturing out at dawn. 127pp.
Chicago Review Press, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 1556524161
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Inventory #21735
Price: £ 17.50 GBP ($ 22.80 approx. - € 19.34 approx.)
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Tillotson, John
376pp.
AMS Press, 1972, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition with This Publisher. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0404064590
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Inventory #22027
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Barbash, Shepard
This book takes a generational look at the fast-changing world of the woodcarvers of Oaxaca, Mexico. These artisans became famous in the 1980s for their colourful novelty figures, a contemporary folk art that Shepard Barbash and Vicki Ragan documented in the book "Oaxacan Woodcarvers". Fourteen years later, beginning in 2004, Barbash and Ragan returned to Oaxaca and discovered many changes in the lives of the woodcarvers they had known. Barbash effectively presents their personal stories in narratives drawn from interviews accompanied by Ragan's arresting black-and-white photographs of the carvers and their lives today. A series of diptychs of the same people taken in 1989-90 and again fifteen years later are accompanied by extended essay-captions on the changing circumstances shaping their lives.Faced with a glut of carvings on the market, declining sales abroad, and an unsteady supply of tourists at home, a number of Oaxacan artisans put aside their craft to become mojados, or foreign workers, drawn by the economic opportunities north of the border. With eloquence and insight, the book puts a human face on bilateralism, a fancy term to denote divided souls. From the dusty villages of Oaxaca to the orchards of Oregon and the kitchens of Chicago, the carvers have joined millions of Mexicans who, unable to find good work or sustain their recent prosperity in their own country, have fled across the border: artisans and aliens. "Changing Dreams" is a moving story of change and survival, conveying the growing aspirations and changing dreams of a people struggling to catch up without leaving too much behind, whose creations we enjoy but whose lives we barely understand.155pp.
Museum of New Mexico Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9780890135051
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Inventory #18994
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Cornford, F. M.
N.B. Corners creased. Slight fading to spine. 336pp.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0710046081
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Inventory #28272
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Kemp,John R.
This volume represents the first published collection of the work of artist Alan Flattmann, who for 40 years has used pastels to reproduce the architecture and atmosphere in New Orleans' most historic neighborhood. The text by Kemp (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities) covers the early history.128pp.
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1565549325
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Inventory #6318
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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