A collectible hardcover edition of From So Simple A Beginning: The Four Great Books of Charles Darwin, introduction by Edward O. Wilson, is now in stock. It comes in a nice slipcase and is in beautiful condition!
Our price is $18.50. Find it in our science section or shop it online!
Well, I guess we don’t have ALL the bird books, but we do have a large selection of them right now. In fact, we have so many that we couldn’t fit them on their usual shelf, so we created a bird themed table display in the cozy lower level of the store!
Browse our bird books, wildlife guides, and nature section in-store or in our online shop.
Have you seen any of Robert Sabuda‘s beautiful pop-up books? I’m becoming a bigger fan of his work with each book that I encounter. One of his books was among our new arrivals this week, the Young Naturalist’s Pop-Up Handbook: Butterflies by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.
Robert Sabuda’s books are real show-stoppers for any fine book collector’s shelves and I think they’d also make wonderful gifts for book lovers of all ages! In addition to their pure aesthetic appeal, his books on science and nature are accurate, informative, and the facts are told in an engaging way.
Our price is $28.00; find it in our “Collectible/Rare” bookcase.
In 1876, the U.S. Congress declared the locust “the single greatest impediment to the settlement of the country between Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains.” Throughout the nineteenth century, swarms of locusts regularly swept across the American continent, turning noon into dusk, devastating farm communities, and bringing trains to a halt. The outbreaks subsided in the 1890s, and then, suddenly—and mysteriously—the Rocky Mountain locust vanished. A century later, entomologist Jeffrey Lockwood vowed to discover why Locust is the story of how one insect shaped the history of the western United States. A compelling personal narrative drawing on historical accounts and modern science, this beautifully written book brings to life the cultural, economic, and political forces at work in America in the late nineteenth century, even as it solves one of the greatest extinction mysteries of our time.
In new arrivals this week is Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds by Tim Flannery.
From the back of the book, a quote from Jared Diamond:
This book combines an irresistible author with an irresistible subject: Tim Flannery, a great zoologist and writer about science, relating his explorations of New Guinea, a vivid tropical universe. The result is a dangerous book that you pick up at your peril, because it is so hard to put down.
A batch of wonderful vintage nature guide books in great condition have arrived at the Book Shop, not limited to those pictured below.
North American Bird Eggs, copyright 1965 (trade paperback $5.00) and American Wildlife & Plants: A Guide to Wildlife Food Habits, copyright 1961 (trade paperback $8.00).
Wildflowers of Iowa Woodlands, copyright 1979 (trade paperback $6.00), A Golden Guide to Spiders and their Kin, copyright 1968 (paperback $3.50), and The Prairie Garden, copyright 1980 from University of Wisconsin Press (hardcover $8.00).