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Bird, David M.
Are pigeons and house sparrows merely to be despised? Do chickadees grow new brains each year? These are just a sprinkling of the questions tackled in this delectable collection of the best of the ornithological essays written by Dr. David M. Bird over the last fifteen years. Employing plenty of humour, wit, and personal family experiences, the engaging writing style makes this a delightful, easy-to-read book for North American bird-lovers everywhere. 273pp.
Vehicule Press, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1550651196
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Inventory #19310
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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3 page folded promotional card for exhibition.
Galleria D'arte Moderna, 1987, Card Covers, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: . . Pamphlet. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #26548
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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McEwan, Colin; Middleton, A. M; Cartwright,Caroline; Stacey,Rebecca
The turquoise mosaics explored in this book are some of the most striking objects from the Museum's Ethnographic collection. Originating from the Aztec civilisation and first encountered by Europeans during the Spanish conquest of 1519, these objects are more than simply things of beauty. Among them are masks, shields, helmets and knives, each with particular uses during ritual and performance. Recent scientific investigation has identified the materials that comprise the mosaics, the technical skills required by those who made them and even the places where the turquoise was mined. The book explains the techniques used by the scientists and combines this new information with fascinating historical sources noting, for example, the response to the mosaics in the court of Charles V. Overall, the book will give an up-to-date introduction to these mysterious objects. 96pp.
The British Museum Press, 2006, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0714125695
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Inventory #19304
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Brown, Neville
Written by an experienced author with a strong background in both History and Earth Sciences, this text explores the philosophic implications of the dramatic developments now under way in astrophysics and astrobiology. How close may this progress, empirical and theoretical, bring us to a definitive understanding of ultimate realities? What could it connote for the future of the great religious obediences? What might it mean for the evolution of a planetary consciousness that could be the key to the survival of our overburdened world? Are there not alarming possibilities, yet also very positive ones? Discussion takes full account of hard science in a manner accessible to lay people, where the arguments and observations presented are set firmly in a deep historical perspective. A fundamental conclusion and imperative for the coming century is that there are some shaky but tangible grounds for believing we are poised to enter an era in which relations much improve within and between the great religious obediences; between them and philosophical agnosticism - to the many who subscribe to no established faith but who would lay claim to a broad ethical concern and spiritual aspiration; and between all of these and the natural sciences. Throughout, the author provides compelling examples of cosmic norms - rooted in Earth Science, Astronomy/Astrophysics and Historical Example - to demonstrate the issues mankind faces in coming to terms with the Universe, of which we are but a small part.367pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1903900662
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Inventory #20774
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Gordon, E. J.
N.B. Corners slightly rubbed. Tiny split to base of spine. Inscribed by author on title page. 163pp.
Price-Patterson, Limited, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Signed Copy. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0969577141
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Inventory #23637
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.74 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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