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Nature On The Rampage (Our Violent Earth)

By: Fisher, Ron / Melham, Tom / Ramsay, Cynthia Russ / Stuart, Gene S.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Geographic Society: 1986

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 001628


001628: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Through the ages, humankind has sought to comprehend the natural scourges so vividly depicted in this book - earthquakes and volcanic upheavals, droughts and floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, biological outbreaks ranging from locust plagues to epidemic diseases. The Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder, who died in the eruption of Vesuvius in A. D. 79, saw such 'conflagrations' a... View more info

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The Great Earthquake And Firestorms Of 1906 (How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself)

By: Fradkin, Philip L.

Price: $49.50

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University Of California Press: 2005

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 006439


006439: Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Dustjacket has small edge cut. "The first indication of the prolonged terror that followed the 1906 earthquake occurred when a ship steaming off San Francisco's Golden Gate "seemed to jump clear out of the water. " This gripping account of the earthquake, the devastating firestorms that followed, and the city's subsequent re... View more info

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1,000 Beautiful Garden Plants And How To Grow Them

By: Kramer, Jack

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 2000

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 002567


002567: "Part I of the book tackles design questions, instructs you on how to create the best garden for your needs, and provides fundamental information on planting, color, special personal gardens, soil, fertilizing, watering, mulching, and controlling insects and plant diseases. Part II is divided into two Plant Dictionaries - one on trees and shrubs, and the other on annuals, perennials, bulbs, and vines. Each entry is fully illustrated and gives useful informati... View more info

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Our Awesome Earth (Its Mysteries And Its Splendors)

By: Lee, Chris Eckstrom / Martin, Paul / McCauley, Jane R. / O'Neill, Thomas / Ramsay, Cynthia Russ

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Geographic Society: 1986

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 001629


001629: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "'Alone, I cross a landscape conceived in a demented dream, ' writes Paul Martin in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 'The crater floor seems to writhe with contorted shapes: Frozen waves of lava pitch about me; giant heaps of slag tumble and slide; massive slabs tilt like reeling drunkards. ' The scene is one of turbulence stilled only momentarily. Just days later, Kilauea erupt... View more info

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The Control Of Nature

By: McPhee, John

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1989

Edition: First Edition: Third Printing

Store ID: 006501


006501: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Dustjacket is lightly worn along edges. "Some of the more expensive real estate in Los Angeles is up against mountains that are rising and disintegrating as rapidly as any in the world. After a complex coincidence of natural events, boulders will flow out of these mountains like fish eggs, mixed with mud, sand, and smaller rocks in a cascading mass known as debris flow. Pluckin... View more info