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1 Abbott, R. Tucker Kingdom of the Seashell

New York: Bonanza Books [1972] 1982 reprint edition, 1st printing thus. Abbot presents a comprehensive survey of seashells, their biology, practical aspects of the shellfisheries, and the rewarding pleasures of collecting. Dust jacket, 4to in forest green, over 250 illustrations, 66pp in full color, guide to literature, index, 256pp, contents as new, Fine/Fine. 
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2 Abbott, R. Tucker Kingdom of the Seashell

New York: Bonanza Books [1972] 1982 reprint edition, 5th printing. Abbot presents a comprehensive survey of seashells, their biology, practical aspects of the shellfisheries, and the rewarding pleasures of collecting. Dust jacket, 4to in forest green, over 250 illustrations, 66pp in full color, guide to literature, index, 256pp, contents as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Abbott, R. Tucker Seashells

New York: Gallery Books, American Nature Guides series 1990, 1st edition. A field guide written one of the world's leading malacologists, provides full-color photographs and clear descriptions of nearly 400 common shelled mollusks of three regions: the eastern Atlantic, the western Atlantic, and the eastern Pacific. Paperbound with wrapper, 12mo spiral-bound, color illustrations on coated paper throughout, index, 176pp, as new, near Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Ackerman, Jennifer Notes from the Shore

New York: Viking 1995, 1st printing. Ackerman writes of discovering the natural life at the ocean's edge, in Lewes, Delaware, across from Cape May, New Jersey. Dust jacket, 8vo in beige cloth, maps, drawings, 187pp, as new, Fine. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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5 Amos, William H. Wildlife of the Islands

New York: Harry N. Abrams 1980, 1st. A fascinating and many exquisite color photographs reveal the mystery islands in all the seas, with glossary. Dust jacket, sienna cloth, as new, near Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Amos, William H. Wildlife of the Islands

New York: Harry N. Abrams Publishers 1980. Because of their isolation, many islands boast extraordinary wildlife: this fascinating text and exquisite color photos reveal the wonders of the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. Dust jacket, 4to, 175 color illustrations, chart, bird drawings, index, 231pp, as new, Fine. 
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7 Amos, William H. Wildlife of the Rivers

New York: Harry N. Abrams 1981, 1st. A superb text, 283 illustrations and one map in full color, information-packed appendices. Dust jacket with a few small nicks, 4to in navy denim, color illustrations throughout, index, 232pp, contents as new, clean and tight with no marks, near Fine/Very Good, 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Axelrod, Herbert R. Encyclopedia of Tropical Fishes

Jersey City NJ: T. F. H. Publications, Inc. (1957) 1962, 7th edition. Dr. Axelrod and co-author William Vorderwinkler present an encycopedic description of everything you need to know about tropical fishes. Dust jacket with price clipped, 159 pages of photographic color plates, hundreds of b&w photos throughout, index, 763pp, 8vo in black cloth with light staining, small stain on lower corners of page edges but not affecting margins, contents clean and tight with no marks, overall a Good copy of an important reference. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Banister, Keith Encyclopedia of Aquatic Life, the

New York: Facts on File Publications [1985] 1986, 2nd printing. Dr. Banister and co-author Dr. Andrew Campbell present an authoritative and up-to-date catalog of aquatic life in three main sections, fish, aquatic invertebrates, and marine mammals, lavishly illustrated. Dust jacket with price clipped and light shelf-wear, 4to in blue cloth, 400 full-color illustrations, 349pp plus glossary and index, no marks, Very Good/Very Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Beebe, William Log of the Sun, The

Garden City NY: Garden City Publishing Company 1906. Fifty-two short essays, arranged by the 12 months, presenting familiar objects from unusual points of view--the bird's glance and the insect's eye. No dust jacket, 8vo in green cloth, 321pp, damage to top front corner and two small dents on top edges, contents clean and tight with no marks, Fair/-. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Biggs, Jeremy Wildlife of Rivers and Lakes

New York: Mallard Press, Oxford Scientific Films 1989. Biggs describes how fresh water flowing from the mountains to the seas creates habitats for many plants and animals. No dust jacket, 4to in pictorial vinyl boards, color photos, glossary, 32pp, light shelf-wear, Very Good/-. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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12 Brown, Theo W. Sharks: Silent Savages

Boston: Little, Brown and Company 1975, 1st US edition. A discussion of various methods employed around the world for preventing shark attacks upon humans; informative if one-sided. No dust jacket, 8vo in green cloth, 32 b&w plates, 8 color plates, some shelf-wear, tape residue from dust jacket tape-down, no marks, Good/-. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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13 Burton, Robert Living Sea, The

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons undated c1975. An illustrated encyclopedia of all forms of marine life with separate chapters devoted to invertebrates, fish, reptiles, sea birds, and marine mammals. Dust jacket pasted down with protective cover, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout in full color, index, 239pp, EX-LIBRARY with usual stamps and labels, contents clean and tight, Good. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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14 Carrington, Richard Biography of the Sea, A

New York: Basic Books, Inc. 1960. Carrington presents the story of the world ocean, its animal and plant populations, and its influence on human history. No dust jacket, 8vo half-bound in green cloth and pastel paper, 32pp of b&w illustrations, text figures, selected bibliography, index, 286pp, small discoloration along top edges of boards o/w no marks, clean and tight, Good+. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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15 Carson, Rachel Edge of the Sea, The

New York: signet/The New American Library [1955] 1955, 7th printing thus. Carson describes the nature of the shore and the lives of the sea animals that inhabit it, with line drawings by Bob Hines. SOFT cover, 12mo, profusely illustrated, index, 238pp, pages beginning to age-darken but no marks, Good. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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16 Cotton, Bernard C. South Australian Shells

no city: The South Australian Museum 1963, 5th edition of 6,000. An illustrated reference booklet for those naturalists who are just beginning to take an interest in seashells. SOFT cover, large 8vo saddle-stitched, 14 plates, 266 seashells, no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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17 Cousteau, Jacques Life and Death in a Coral Sea

Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1971. Cousteau reveal an underwater world filled with structures of greater beauty, complexity, and vastness than anything built on land. Dust jacket, 4to in blue cloth, 122 color and 20 b&w photographs, 20 line drawings, glossary, index, 302pp, contents as new, Fine/near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Cousteau, Jacques Shark, The: Splendid Savage of the Sea

Garden City: Doubleday 1970, 9th. Dust jacket slightly rubbed and one small snag, blue cloth, contents clean and tight, Very Good. 
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19 Cousteau, Jacques-Yves Whale, The

New York: Doubleday and Company 1972, 1st US edition. Cousteau and co-author Philippe Diole describe the mighty monarch of the sea, describing their encounters with a variety of whale species around the world. Dust jacket chipped and torn along top edge but intact, small 4to in blue cloth, 124 color photos, 20 b&w photos, index, 304pp, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Fair. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Cox Scallop: Studies of a Shell, The

London: Shell Transport and Trading Company 1957, 1st. Eight essays on the scallop: Shell, A Word's Pedigree; The Living Scallop; A Symbol in Ancient Times; Badge of St. James; The Cradle of Venus; Escallops in Armoury; An Excursions in the Americas; The Scallop at the Table. Nearly 100 illustrations, most in full color. Red cloth with gold pressed design on spine and front board, pictorial endpapers, 8.5x11, 135 pages, a very nice copy of an extraordinary book, overall near Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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