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Dyer, Gwynne
Previous owners inscription to ffep.254pp.
McClelland & Stewart, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0771029780
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Inventory #25833
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.83 approx. - € 8.33 approx.)
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Overall, Christine
N.B. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Slight fading to spine. With the help of medicine and technology we are living longer than ever before. As human life spans have increased, the moral and political issues surrounding longevity have become more complex. Should we desire to live as long as possible? What are the social ramifications of longer lives? How does a longer life span change the way we think about the value of our lives and about death and dying? Christine Overall offers a clear and intelligent discussion of the philosophical and cultural issues surrounding this difficult and often emotionally charged issue. Her book is unique in its comprehensive presentation and evaluation of the arguments - both ancient and contemporary - for and against prolonging life. It also proposes a progressive social policy for responding to dramatic increases in life expectancy. Writing from a feminist perspective, Overall highlights the ways that our biases about race, class, and gender have affected our views of elderly people and longevity, and her policy recommendations represent an effort to overcome these biases. She also covers the arguments surrounding the question of the 'duty to die' and includes a provocative discussion of immortality. After judiciously weighing the benefits and the risks of prolonging human life, Overall persuasively concludes that the length of life does matter and that its duration can make a difference to the quality and value of our lives. Her book will be an essential guide as we consider our social responsibilities, the meaning of human life, and the prospects of living longer. 264pp.
University of California Press, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0520232984
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Inventory #24494
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.65 approx. - € 16.65 approx.)
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Ali, Salim & Futehally, Laeeq
With beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations and lithographs, About Indian Birds is an ideal companion for not just amateur bird-watchers and wildlife enthusiasts but also seasoned ornithologists. The book is ideal for everyone who wishes to enjoy the rich and varied bird-life of India.122pp.N.B.Slight dent to base of spine.
Wisdom Tree, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9788183280853
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Inventory #19585
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.38 approx. - € 13.88 approx.)
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Bloomfield, Debra
In 1989 photographer Debra Bloomfield got into her car and headed east from California. Near Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona she began photographing, feeling somehow a part of the landscape through which she travelled. For the next ten years, she would sojourn in the desert and mountain regions of the Southwest three or four times a year, expanding her horizons topographically and spiritually, capturing with her camera a juxtaposition of vast spaces and lonely intimacy inherent in the terrain that surrounded her. In 1997 she found herself in Las Trampas, New Mexico, and discovered through its church and others like it in the northern areas of the state that interior spaces can evoke the same kinds of meanings for her as landscapes do. In both, she felt a sense of place and history, of hope and transformation. At once ethereal and haunting, her images are also transcendent, suggesting a balance between spiritual and secular. 159pp. N.B. Closed tear to top edge of front D/J.
University of New Mexico Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0826332234
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Inventory #27233
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.65 approx. - € 16.65 approx.)
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Thommasen,Harvey and Hutchings,Kevin
This book represents the next step in West Coast bird books, a book that moves beyond simple identification to probe deeper into the lives of our feathered friends. Richly illustrated with excellent photographs, it examines birds in their environments, noting what they do, and where and when they can be found. In an engaging, familiar style enlivened by the authors' personal experience and highlighted with intriguing facts by renowned bird biologist Wayne Campbell, this is an indispensable tool not just for learning how to find coastal birds, but also for gaining an understanding of their natural history. 222pp.
Harbour Publishing, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1550173006
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Inventory #12004
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.65 approx. - € 16.65 approx.)
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