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Margins - A Naturalist Meets Long Island Sound - Mary Parker Buckles
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1999, ISBN: 9780865475328

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1974. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/Good. 320 pages; spine cocked, edge wear, corners bumped, small chips and tears to jacket edges; Jane Lindsay was fascinated by the idea of the house. Only it was miles away in the oriental port of Kowloon, and she knew she could never hope to see it. Now she's the wife of a wealthy art dealer, the house threatens to shatter her peace as it guards a secret that Jane must discover., Doubleday & Company, 1974, She soars above a world of warriors, kings, and priests. The daughter of Belgarath and the shape-shifter Poledra, she has fought wars, plotted palace coups, and worked her powerful magic for three thousand years. Now, Polgara looks back at her magnificent life, in this fitting crown jewel to the saga that is the Eddings' Belgariad and Mallorean cycles. Her hair streaked white by her father's first touch, her mind guided by a mother she will not see again for centuries, Polgara begins life in her Uncle Beldin's tower, and in the prehistorical, magical Tree that stands in the middle of the Vale. There, she first learns the reaches of her powers. There she assumes the bird shapes that will serve her on her adventures. And there she starts on the path toward her destiny as Duchess of Erat, shepherdess of the cause of good, adversary of Torak the One-Eyed Dragon God, and guardian of the world's last, best hope: the heir to the Rivan throne.Here is the legendary life story of a woman of wit, passion, and complex emotions, a woman born of two majestic parents who could not have been more unlike one another. Ordained to make peace and make war, to gain love and lose love, Polgara lives out her family's rich prophecy in the ceaseless struggle between the Light and the Dark.Polgara is the epic culmination of a magnificent saga, and a fitting farewell to a world which, once experienced, will never be forgotten., Del Rey, New York: St Martin's Paperbacks , 1997. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. On a frontier torn by war and renegades, they carried a cargo more valuable than gold... Miners dug for fortunes. Soldiers died on open plains. And a few brave men drove the wooden freight wagons into the wild land. Now, master Western novelist Ralph Compton tells the real story of the tough-as-leather men who blazed the way into the untamed frontier. Once they drove longhorns. Now Mac Tunstall and his band of Texans must take a shipment of Winchesters by rail and wagon all the way to the U.S. Army in Austin. But from the moment the wagoneers set out, violence and treachery stalk their trail. From Dodge to the Brazos, half the outlaws on the frontier are aiming to get hold of an arsenal that could blow the West wide open. And Mac and his men don't see one danger until it's too late-four beautiful, headstrong women determined to share a trail of courage and tears all the way to the end. Book is in very good condition, usual edgewear with corners bumbed, rubbing along the spine, light tanning of inside covers and pages. There is a date written on the first page, the rest of the pages are clean and the binding is tight., St Martin's Paperbacks, 1997, New York: Harlequin, 1999. Very Good/No DJ. 16 mo= 6-7 inches. Mass Market Paperback, Romance, Harlequin, 1999, Paperback. Very Good., Paperback. Like New., Giroux : New York, 1998. Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. Margins - A Naturalist Meets Long Island Soundby Mary Parker Buckles Published by North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 1998, ISBN#: 0865475326, Soft bound, New/Mint condition. Twenty-four million people live within one hundred miles of Long Island Sound, the 110-mile-long body of water that separates Long Island from Connecticut and New York's mainland. Yet the land, sky, and inter-tidal areas that Mary Parker Buckles explores in Margins, as well as the water itself, have remained virtually uncelebrated until now. While the Sound has been endangered by pollution and development, it is far from dead, as some picture it. Buckles' inspired explorations show that, in fact, it teems with life and is well worth our attention. With a deft touch and a naturalist's keen eye, Buckles introduces herself - and us - to this stimulating environment. Blending hard science with her own often whimsical observations, she discovers the magic of shorebirds on a stopover during their semi-annual migrations and comes to appreciate the temperament of owls, the intricacy of barnacles, the crusty horseshoe crab, and the fragile osprey chick. Buckles explains what the ongoing battle over wetlands is all about and elucidates the complexities of the place she describes as "inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." Raised in inland Mississippi, moving to the Midwest as an adult, Buckles yearned to live by the sea. When, in the late 1980s, she at last "landed" along Long Island Sound, she was "predisposed to like" what she would find there. But "like" is an uncharacteristically hazy word from this talented writer, who in her first book displays an ear for the exact phrase every bit as acute as her eye for the natural phenomena that she details and celebrates. Long Island Sound, which rests on the south along its titular land mass and on the north along the Connecticut shoreline, laps against some highly developed land. Yet Buckles discovers and explores world upon world of natural wonder within suburbia, grouping them sensibly into sections on "Land," "Air," "Water" and "Inter-tidal Zone." The range of wildlife she limns could fill a museum hall, from ospreys to sea squirts to raptors to barnacles, whose "tiny adult, which in some ways resembles a soggy Rice Krispie, is very intricately formed." This book is a first-rate natural history, but more, for Buckles views these creatures and the settings in which they live not only with the rigor of a scientist but with the good humor and passion of one who feels deeply a part of what she surveys. So in myriad anecdotes the text reveals the behavior of the author and her friends as well, as when, one May night, Buckles joins another naturalist to watch horseshoe crabs swim, then returns a few nights later to see them mate.This is a delicate, selective, and deeply personal natural history of Long Island Sound.When Buckles (author of "Mammals of the World") found herself transplanted to the Connecticut shore, she wanted to get to know the environment beyond its problematic reputation as a sewage-laden, pathogenic wasteland, its bounty contaminated. To her the sound was not diseased (indeed, it appeared to be on the mend), but rather "a place inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." So she got down on her hands and knees at the water's edge, or pottered about in her little Boston Whaler, becoming intimate with the land- and waterscapes, knitting together the specialized habitats and communities that could be seen to flow into one another "like watercolors left in the rain." Here she details 14 investigations of things natural that identify the sound for her: its glacial origins and geologic history, its coves and estuaries and its avian abundancebufflehead and old squaw, mergansers, cormorants, ospreys, and many more. She marvels at the return of the oak, hickory, and tulip poplar forests, and pokes about the islands: grand Gardiners, tiny Fish, tern-colonized Falkner. She dredges for oysters, then tips back the catch, and catalogs the curious menagerie that populates a dock. And there is an extended meditation on the unique salt-marsh landscape, with its spartina, fiddlers, and pipers. Buckles' writing is careful and graceful, and she has a facility for investing the mundane with significance (barnacles, for instance) and clarifying obscure biological processes. Buckles tunes in to the habits and rhythms of her home shore and lets them nurture her spirit. "Long Island Sound has a beauty and a vitality that leave me dumbfounded with love. These writings are my love letters." The book is approximately 5 X 8 inches in size and contains 286 pages. The cover price is $13. Another copy of the book is currently offered on the Internet at Warrior Books for $23. Buyer pays minimal shipping - US Post Office Media Mail unless specified otherwise. If you have any questions please send me an email. Thanks for looking!, Giroux, 1998

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H. S. Stuttman Inc.. As New with no dust jacket. 1984. Hardcover. The pages are clean, no tears or soiling. The pages and binding are tight. ; A-Bomb - Archaeological Techniques; Vol. 1; Color Illustrations; Thin Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 96 pages; Volume 1 covers science topics from the A-bomb through Archaeological Techniques. GROWING UP WITH SCIENCE has been written and published especially for children, so that they can learn all about the fascinating and challenging world of science. It is a world that more and more over the ages, and especially in this 20th century, has come to affect so much of our lives. It is involved with the way we eat and the way we travel, the homes we live in and the clothes we wear, how we become ill and how medicine can make us better, and gives us fantastic means of communication and exploring. An alphabetic encyclopedia that answers for younger readers the "HOWS, " and "WHYS" of the scientific world in which they live. Among the subjects discussed in this volume are: Aerial Photography; Air Cushioned Vehicles; Airplanes; Air Traffic Control; Aluminum; Anesthetics; Antibiotics; Aqualung. THIS IS THE ONLY VOLUME IN THE SET I HAVE. The book measures 10¼" high by 8¼" wide and is loaded with colorful illustrations. Will combine shipping on more than one book. ., H. S. Stuttman Inc., 1984, Giroux : New York, 1998. Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. Margins - A Naturalist Meets Long Island Soundby Mary Parker Buckles Published by North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 1998, ISBN#: 0865475326, Soft bound, New/Mint condition. Twenty-four million people live within one hundred miles of Long Island Sound, the 110-mile-long body of water that separates Long Island from Connecticut and New York's mainland. Yet the land, sky, and inter-tidal areas that Mary Parker Buckles explores in Margins, as well as the water itself, have remained virtually uncelebrated until now. While the Sound has been endangered by pollution and development, it is far from dead, as some picture it. Buckles' inspired explorations show that, in fact, it teems with life and is well worth our attention. With a deft touch and a naturalist's keen eye, Buckles introduces herself - and us - to this stimulating environment. Blending hard science with her own often whimsical observations, she discovers the magic of shorebirds on a stopover during their semi-annual migrations and comes to appreciate the temperament of owls, the intricacy of barnacles, the crusty horseshoe crab, and the fragile osprey chick. Buckles explains what the ongoing battle over wetlands is all about and elucidates the complexities of the place she describes as "inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." Raised in inland Mississippi, moving to the Midwest as an adult, Buckles yearned to live by the sea. When, in the late 1980s, she at last "landed" along Long Island Sound, she was "predisposed to like" what she would find there. But "like" is an uncharacteristically hazy word from this talented writer, who in her first book displays an ear for the exact phrase every bit as acute as her eye for the natural phenomena that she details and celebrates. Long Island Sound, which rests on the south along its titular land mass and on the north along the Connecticut shoreline, laps against some highly developed land. Yet Buckles discovers and explores world upon world of natural wonder within suburbia, grouping them sensibly into sections on "Land," "Air," "Water" and "Inter-tidal Zone." The range of wildlife she limns could fill a museum hall, from ospreys to sea squirts to raptors to barnacles, whose "tiny adult, which in some ways resembles a soggy Rice Krispie, is very intricately formed." This book is a first-rate natural history, but more, for Buckles views these creatures and the settings in which they live not only with the rigor of a scientist but with the good humor and passion of one who feels deeply a part of what she surveys. So in myriad anecdotes the text reveals the behavior of the author and her friends as well, as when, one May night, Buckles joins another naturalist to watch horseshoe crabs swim, then returns a few nights later to see them mate.This is a delicate, selective, and deeply personal natural history of Long Island Sound.When Buckles (author of "Mammals of the World") found herself transplanted to the Connecticut shore, she wanted to get to know the environment beyond its problematic reputation as a sewage-laden, pathogenic wasteland, its bounty contaminated. To her the sound was not diseased (indeed, it appeared to be on the mend), but rather "a place inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." So she got down on her hands and knees at the water's edge, or pottered about in her little Boston Whaler, becoming intimate with the land- and waterscapes, knitting together the specialized habitats and communities that could be seen to flow into one another "like watercolors left in the rain." Here she details 14 investigations of things natural that identify the sound for her: its glacial origins and geologic history, its coves and estuaries and its avian abundancebufflehead and old squaw, mergansers, cormorants, ospreys, and many more. She marvels at the return of the oak, hickory, and tulip poplar forests, and pokes about the islands: grand Gardiners, tiny Fish, tern-colonized Falkner. She dredges for oysters, then tips back the catch, and catalogs the curious menagerie that populates a dock. And there is an extended meditation on the unique salt-marsh landscape, with its spartina, fiddlers, and pipers. Buckles' writing is careful and graceful, and she has a facility for investing the mundane with significance (barnacles, for instance) and clarifying obscure biological processes. Buckles tunes in to the habits and rhythms of her home shore and lets them nurture her spirit. "Long Island Sound has a beauty and a vitality that leave me dumbfounded with love. These writings are my love letters." The book is approximately 5 X 8 inches in size and contains 286 pages. The cover price is $13. Another copy of the book is currently offered on the Internet at Warrior Books for $23. Buyer pays minimal shipping - US Post Office Media Mail unless specified otherwise. If you have any questions please send me an email. Thanks for looking!, Giroux, 1998

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Giroux : New York, 1998. Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. Margins - A Naturalist Meets Long Island Soundby Mary Parker Buckles Published by North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 1998, ISBN#: 0865475326, Soft bound, New/Mint condition. Twenty-four million people live within one hundred miles of Long Island Sound, the 110-mile-long body of water that separates Long Island from Connecticut and New York's mainland. Yet the land, sky, and inter-tidal areas that Mary Parker Buckles explores in Margins, as well as the water itself, have remained virtually uncelebrated until now. While the Sound has been endangered by pollution and development, it is far from dead, as some picture it. Buckles' inspired explorations show that, in fact, it teems with life and is well worth our attention. With a deft touch and a naturalist's keen eye, Buckles introduces herself - and us - to this stimulating environment. Blending hard science with her own often whimsical observations, she discovers the magic of shorebirds on a stopover during their semi-annual migrations and comes to appreciate the temperament of owls, the intricacy of barnacles, the crusty horseshoe crab, and the fragile osprey chick. Buckles explains what the ongoing battle over wetlands is all about and elucidates the complexities of the place she describes as "inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." Raised in inland Mississippi, moving to the Midwest as an adult, Buckles yearned to live by the sea. When, in the late 1980s, she at last "landed" along Long Island Sound, she was "predisposed to like" what she would find there. But "like" is an uncharacteristically hazy word from this talented writer, who in her first book displays an ear for the exact phrase every bit as acute as her eye for the natural phenomena that she details and celebrates. Long Island Sound, which rests on the south along its titular land mass and on the north along the Connecticut shoreline, laps against some highly developed land. Yet Buckles discovers and explores world upon world of natural wonder within suburbia, grouping them sensibly into sections on "Land," "Air," "Water" and "Inter-tidal Zone." The range of wildlife she limns could fill a museum hall, from ospreys to sea squirts to raptors to barnacles, whose "tiny adult, which in some ways resembles a soggy Rice Krispie, is very intricately formed." This book is a first-rate natural history, but more, for Buckles views these creatures and the settings in which they live not only with the rigor of a scientist but with the good humor and passion of one who feels deeply a part of what she surveys. So in myriad anecdotes the text reveals the behavior of the author and her friends as well, as when, one May night, Buckles joins another naturalist to watch horseshoe crabs swim, then returns a few nights later to see them mate.This is a delicate, selective, and deeply personal natural history of Long Island Sound.When Buckles (author of "Mammals of the World") found herself transplanted to the Connecticut shore, she wanted to get to know the environment beyond its problematic reputation as a sewage-laden, pathogenic wasteland, its bounty contaminated. To her the sound was not diseased (indeed, it appeared to be on the mend), but rather "a place inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." So she got down on her hands and knees at the water's edge, or pottered about in her little Boston Whaler, becoming intimate with the land- and waterscapes, knitting together the specialized habitats and communities that could be seen to flow into one another "like watercolors left in the rain." Here she details 14 investigations of things natural that identify the sound for her: its glacial origins and geologic history, its coves and estuaries and its avian abundancebufflehead and old squaw, mergansers, cormorants, ospreys, and many more. She marvels at the return of the oak, hickory, and tulip poplar forests, and pokes about the islands: grand Gardiners, tiny Fish, tern-colonized Falkner. She dredges for oysters, then tips back the catch, and catalogs the curious menagerie that populates a dock. And there is an extended meditation on the unique salt-marsh landscape, with its spartina, fiddlers, and pipers. Buckles' writing is careful and graceful, and she has a facility for investing the mundane with significance (barnacles, for instance) and clarifying obscure biological processes. Buckles tunes in to the habits and rhythms of her home shore and lets them nurture her spirit. "Long Island Sound has a beauty and a vitality that leave me dumbfounded with love. These writings are my love letters." The book is approximately 5 X 8 inches in size and contains 286 pages. The cover price is $13. Another copy of the book is currently offered on the Internet at Warrior Books for $23. Buyer pays minimal shipping - US Post Office Media Mail unless specified otherwise. If you have any questions please send me an email. Thanks for looking!, Giroux, 1998

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Giroux : New York, 1998. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Margins - A Naturalist Meets Long Island Soundby Mary Parker Buckles Published by North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 1998, ISBN#: 0865475326, Soft bound, New/Mint condition. Twenty-four million people live within one hundred miles of Long Island Sound, the 110-mile-long body of water that separates Long Island from Connecticut and New York's mainland. Yet the land, sky, and inter-tidal areas that Mary Parker Buckles explores in Margins, as well as the water itself, have remained virtually uncelebrated until now. While the Sound has been endangered by pollution and development, it is far from dead, as some picture it. Buckles' inspired explorations show that, in fact, it teems with life and is well worth our attention. With a deft touch and a naturalist's keen eye, Buckles introduces herself - and us - to this stimulating environment. Blending hard science with her own often whimsical observations, she discovers the magic of shorebirds on a stopover during their semi-annual migrations and comes to appreciate the temperament of owls, the intricacy of barnacles, the crusty horseshoe crab, and the fragile osprey chick. Buckles explains what the ongoing battle over wetlands is all about and elucidates the complexities of the place she describes as "inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." Raised in inland Mississippi, moving to the Midwest as an adult, Buckles yearned to live by the sea. When, in the late 1980s, she at last "landed" along Long Island Sound, she was "predisposed to like" what she would find there. But "like" is an uncharacteristically hazy word from this talented writer, who in her first book displays an ear for the exact phrase every bit as acute as her eye for the natural phenomena that she details and celebrates. Long Island Sound, which rests on the south along its titular land mass and on the north along the Connecticut shoreline, laps against some highly developed land. Yet Buckles discovers and explores world upon world of natural wonder within suburbia, grouping them sensibly into sections on "Land," "Air," "Water" and "Inter-tidal Zone." The range of wildlife she limns could fill a museum hall, from ospreys to sea squirts to raptors to barnacles, whose "tiny adult, which in some ways resembles a soggy Rice Krispie, is very intricately formed." This book is a first-rate natural history, but more, for Buckles views these creatures and the settings in which they live not only with the rigor of a scientist but with the good humor and passion of one who feels deeply a part of what she surveys. So in myriad anecdotes the text reveals the behavior of the author and her friends as well, as when, one May night, Buckles joins another naturalist to watch horseshoe crabs swim, then returns a few nights later to see them mate.This is a delicate, selective, and deeply personal natural history of Long Island Sound.When Buckles (author of "Mammals of the World") found herself transplanted to the Connecticut shore, she wanted to get to know the environment beyond its problematic reputation as a sewage-laden, pathogenic wasteland, its bounty contaminated. To her the sound was not diseased (indeed, it appeared to be on the mend), but rather "a place inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." So she got down on her hands and knees at the water's edge, or pottered about in her little Boston Whaler, becoming intimate with the land- and waterscapes, knitting together the specialized habitats and communities that could be seen to flow into one another "like watercolors left in the rain." Here she details 14 investigations of things natural that identify the sound for her: its glacial origins and geologic history, its coves and estuaries and its avian abundancebufflehead and old squaw, mergansers, cormorants, ospreys, and many more. She marvels at the return of the oak, hickory, and tulip poplar forests, and pokes about the islands: grand Gardiners, tiny Fish, tern-colonized Falkner. She dredges for oysters, then tips back the catch, and catalogs the curious menagerie that populates a dock. And there is an extended meditation on the unique salt-marsh landscape, with its spartina, fiddlers, and pipers. Buckles' writing is careful and graceful, and she has a facility for investing the mundane with significance (barnacles, for instance) and clarifying obscure biological processes. Buckles tunes in to the habits and rhythms of her home shore and lets them nurture her spirit. "Long Island Sound has a beauty and a vitality that leave me dumbfounded with love. These writings are my love letters." The book is approximately 5 X 8 inches in size and contains 286 pages. The cover price is $13. Another copy of the book is currently offered on the Internet at Warrior Books for $23. Buyer pays minimal shipping - US Post Office Media Mail unless specified otherwise. If you have any questions please send me an email. Thanks for looking!, Giroux, 1998

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Twenty-four million people live within one hundred miles of Long Island Sound, the 110-mile-long body of water that separates Long IsLand from Connecticut and mainland New York. While it has been endangered by pollution and development, the sound is far from dead: Buckles's inspired explorations instead show that it teems with life and is well worth our attention. With a deft touch and a naturalist's keen eye, Buckles blends hard science with her often whimsical observations. She discovers the magic of shorebirds on stopover during their semi-annual migrations and comes to appreciate the temperament of owls, the intricacy of barnacles, the crustiness of horseshoe crabs, and the fragility of osprey chicks. Buckles explains the ongoing battle over wetlands and elucidates the complexities of the place she describes as "inherently sacred by virtue of being alive". Margins: A Naturalist Meets Long Island Sound Buckles, Mary Parker, North Point Press

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