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Image for The Economic Development of Ceylon - Report of a Mission Organized By the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development at the Request of the Government of Ceylon - Complete in Two Volumes

The Economic Development of Ceylon - Report of a Mission Organized By the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development at the Request of the Government of Ceylon - Complete in Two Volumes

By: Baranyai, Leopold; Biaggi, Francantonio; De Fargues, Jean R.; Ellsworth, Paul T.; Gilmartin, William M.; Godwin, Francis W.; Kruithof, Arie; Luttman-Johnson, John D.M.; Mehta, Amolak R.; Phillips, John F.V.

Price: $499.95

Publisher: Ceylon, Ceylon Government Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 871G2216

Condition: Good


83 plus 448 pages. Twenty-four maps. Many dozens of tables, charts and graphs. Prepared by request of the Government of Ceylon to survey the development potentialities of the country with special consideration given to: Agriculture (particularly rice cultivation, mixed farming, dairying, colonization and resettlement), Irrigation, Fisheries, Forestry, Minerals, Power, Industrial development, Inland transport and shipping, vocational training, Health (including housing and water schemes), General Economics (including public finance, money and banking, savings and investment, balance of payme... View more info

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Auschwitz - Truth or Lie?: A German Eyewitness Speaks Out!

By: Christophersen, Thies

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Toronto, Samisdat: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 545H4029

Condition: Good


24 pages. Grainy black and white reproductions of photos. Text primarily in English, some in German. "I was at Auschwitz from January to December 1944." - page 3. A war injury led to the author being restricted to service on the home front. In 1943 he went to Ukraine to raise India rubber plants to supply Germany's wartime need for tires. When Germany lost Ukraine in 1943, he was transferred to the department of plant cultivation at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut, which had a branch at Auschwitz. It was only on his way there that he learned it was a concentration camp. Originally w... View more info

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American Orchid Society Bulletin Vol. 26 February, 1957 No. 2

By: Dillon, Gordon W.: Editor

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, USA, The American Orchid Society, Inc.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 531C6364

Condition: Good


Features include: The Cultivation of Stanhopea and Its Allies; Seedling Mist Tray; The Green-Thumb Room; Bifoliate Cattleya-Type Lip I - Lineograph Study (Pt VII); Collectors' Item: Kefersteinia tolimensis Schlechter; Book Review "The Complete Book of Greenhouse Gardening" by Henry and Rebecca Northen; In Pursuit of Orchids; and Beginners' Handbook: Fascinating Botanicals for the Hobbyist. Light wear. Unmarked. A clean copy. View more info

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American Orchid Society Bulletin Vol. 26 June, 1957 No. 6

By: Dillon, Gordon W.: Editor

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, USA, The American Orchid Society, Inc.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 531C6368

Condition: Fair


Features include: Counting Chromosomes in Orchids; Respiration and Photosynthesis in Cattleya Roots; Book Review "Orchids and their Cultivation" by David Sander.; Cattleya dormanniana; Collectors' Item: Cycnoches ventricosum and Cycnoches lehmanni; The Other Side of Fir-Bark Growing; Cymbidium Compost and Feeding; New Orchid Potting Medium Lowers Cost of Production; and Beginners' Handbook: How Orchids are Judged. Above-average wear. Soiling due to water damage throughout. A rough but worthy copy. View more info

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American Orchid Society Bulletin Vol. 28 February, 1959 No. 2

By: Dillon, Gordon W.: Editor

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, USA, The American Orchid Society, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 531C6374

Condition: Fair


Features include: Orchid Classics: Story of Oncidium splendidum; Notes on Orchid Cultivation for Trinidad Conditions; New Trends in Cymbidium Breeding; Plant Quarantine Regulations Governing the Importation of Orchid Plants; Orchids Growing in Hawaii; Collectors' Item: Batemannia yauaperiensis; Orchids Growing in Florida; Book Review "Orchids for Everyone" by O. Eigeldinger; Oncidium serratum and Orchids in England: An Amateur's Collection (Pt II). Light wear. Some pages with writing on them. Back cover with writing and discoloration. A sound copy. View more info

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American Orchid Society Bulletin Vol. 28 August, 1959 No. 8

By: Dillon, Gordon W.: Editor

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, USA, The American Orchid Society, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 531C6380

Condition: Good


Features include: A New Iconography of Venezuelan Orchids; Air-conditioning and Pest Control; A Greenhouse for Everyone; ABC of Phalaenopsis Growing; Beginning with Orchids in Florida; Collectors' Item: Oncidium onustum Lindley; Calanthes for the Hobbyist; Miltonias for the Amateur; Photographing Orchids Up Close; Try This Way with Odontoglossums; Orchid Classics (Pt IV): Remarks on the Cultivation of Tropical Orchidaceae; and Growing Orchids in the Home (Pt IV): A Window-Greenhouse in the Southwest. Light wear. Unmarked. A clean copy. View more info

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Peat, industrial chemistry and technology

By: Fuchsman, Charles H

Price: $179.95

Publisher: USA, Academic Press: 1980

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 215A4226

ISBN: 0122646509

Condition: Very Good


0122646509 279 pages. Index. References. Topics include: Chemical Characterization; Solvent Extraction of Peat Bitumens; Production of Peat Waxes; Resin Component of Peat Bituments; Peat Carbohydrates - composition and hydrolysis; Acide Hydrolysis of Unfractionated Peat; Composition of Peat Hydrolysates intended for yeast production; Production of organic chemicals by peat hydrolysis; Cultivation of yeast on peat hydrolysates; Medicinal products from peat; Homic acids and lignins; Peat Pyrolysis and Coke Production; Distallates and Gasses from Peat Pyrolysis; Activated Carbon from Peat; Che... View more info

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Encyclopaedia of Ferns

By: Jones, David L.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 468H4129

ISBN: 0881920541

Condition: Good


0881920541 xvii, 433 pages. Glossary, bibliography and index. Color and black and white photos. "The contents of this volume are in seven parts: An Introduction with the structure and botany of ferns; the Cultural requirement of ferns; Pests, diseases and ailments; Propagation and hyybridization; Specialized fern culture; Repotting, containers and housing; Recommended ferns to grow and a list of ferns for various purposes." - dust jacket. Clean and unmarked with average wear. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of what some... View more info

Iris (Gardener's Handbook, Vol 2)

By: Kohlein, Fritz

Price: $59.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press, Incorporated: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 51403575

ISBN: 0881920495

Condition: Fair


0881920495 370 pages including index, 210 attractive colour photographs, plus numerous line drawings. "This singular volume by one of the world's foremost horticulturists describes not only the 200 plus species but also many of the cultivars in the main hybridizing lines which have led to today's marvelous array of forms. In addition to thorough descriptions of the species and their principal cultivars the author provides extensive information on: the history of introduction into culture; the history of breeding and hybridizing; planting and cultivation; The uses of irises in the landsca... View more info

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E. [Eduardo] Masferre: People of the Philippine Cordillera: Photographs 1934-1956

By: Masferre, Eduardo

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Philippines, Devcon I.P. Inc: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 818H3028

Condition: Fair


168 pages. Glossary, index and bibliography. Map endpapers. "From 1934 to 1956, self-taught Filipino photographer Eduardo Masferre dedicated his talent to recording images of the indigenous people in the heart of the Philippine Cordillera mountains - the Bontok, Kankana-ey, Kalinga, Gaddang and Ifugao people. Masferre created in photographs a sensitive portrait of a place and its people. The rice terraces sculpted into the steep mountain slopes and long valleys, the planting, cultivation and harvesting of rice, a family gathered at their hearth, scenes of the village, weavers and pott... View more info

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Orchids of Brazil (The World of Orchids 2)

By: McQueen, Jim; McQueen, Barbara

Price: $49.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Timber Press, Incorporated: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152H0309

ISBN: 088192248X

Condition: Good


088192248X 200 pages. Index. Glossary. Generously illustrated with colour photography. "Includes an alphabetical listing of 300 species and varieties, each accompanied by a colour photograph, plant description with actual flower size, botanical name and history, and suggestions for cultivation." - From back cover. Clean and unmarked with average wear. A sound copy. View more info

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The (Victoria, British Columbia) Daily Colonist Newspaper: Thursday, August 4, 1904 Issue

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, The Colonist Printing and Publishing Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 349A7743

Condition: Fair


8 pages. A wonderful snap shot of life as it was on Vancouver Island 100 years ago. News of the day includes: The Russo-Japanese War ('Little Enemies Made Short Work of the Flower of the Czar's Army'); Crowded Winnipeg cattle shed roof collapses while man wrestles bull; Mrs. Maybrick is Insane; Ill feeling in Dawson over closure of 20 saloons; Mining interests on Lorne Creek; and many more. Dozens of advertisements including: "For Sale - 50 Acres, Victoria District, 4 miles from town, 7 acres under cultivation, $40 per acre." Significant chipping along fold. Some yellowing. Few ... View more info

Image for Scientific American, April 1984 - Diamond High-Pressure Cell;

Scientific American, April 1984 - Diamond High-Pressure Cell;

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Scientific American: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 842C8898

Condition: Good


156 pages. Features: Breast Feeding; Molecular Clouds, Star Formation and Galactic Structure; The Diamond-Anvil, High-Pressure Cell; The Tornado; Vision by Man and Machine; Cell-Adhesion Molecules - a molecular basis for animal form; The nesting behavior of dinosaurs; Prehistoric rice cultivation in southeast Asia; and more. Nostalgic ads including several from the early days of the PC industry. Bit of writing on front cover. Moderate wear. A sound copy. View more info

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Scientific American, January 1983 - Machines That Walk

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $89.95

Publisher: USA, Scientific American: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 842C8914

Condition: Good


140 pages. Features: the large-scale cultivation of mammalian cells; machines that walk; the hair cells of the inner ear; the footprints of extinct animals; MNR spectroscopy of living cells; the physics of organ pipes; the origin of the cosmic x-ray background; the mass production of iron castings in ancient China; and more. Small initials atop front cover. Many nostalgic color photo ads. Moderate wear. A quality copy. View more info

Scientific American February 1933 Volume 148 Number 2

By: Munn, Orson D.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, Scientific American Publishing Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35507791

Condition: Good


Features: History in the talkies - a vast amount of research is necessary for accuracy, but is combined with a certain amount of legitimate trickery; Our point of view - is beer intoxicating? Naval economies, Soulless machines; Television in England - a brief survey of envents of 1932 that are indicative of the general trend; More about meteors - astronomers also concern themselves with bodies no larger than bepples and distant only with the width of several counties; Leveling out the hills with more precise molecules - how a study of an automobile's digestion points the way to more power wit... View more info

American Orchid Society Bulletin - May, 1976 Vol. 45 No. 5

By: Peterson, Richard

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., American Orchid Society, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33107062

Condition: Very Good


96 pages. Features: The Bifoliate Cattleyas of Brazil - The Intermidiae; A Sad Experience; some New Paths in Odontoglossum Breeding; Leochilus and Hybochilus Compared with Mesospinidium - Collector's Item. Phalaenopsis are Easy to Grow; Sepik Blue or May River red?; Cultivation of Cypripedium calceolus and Cypripedium reginae; An Orchid Conservation Review for South Florida; Growing Cool Odontoglossums in New England; Paphiopedilum druryi - Revisited. Very light edgewear. View more info

American Orchid Society Bulletin - July, 1976 Vol. 45 No. 7

By: Peterson, Richard

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., American Orchid Society, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33107064

Condition: Very Good


96 pages. Features: Pygmy Paphs; Cultivation of Catasetum pileatum 'Sweet Sue'; Growing Orchids as House Plants; Scelochilus, Neokoehleria and Comparettia - Collector's Item; Catasetum barbatum Lindl.: Male, Female and Hermaphroditic Flowers on a Brazillian Plant; Some Venezuelan 'Monospecific' genera; Orchid Genera, Illustrated - 52 - Cochleanthes; Some Light on catasetum Francis Nelson'Avis'; Orchids in Gemstone. Light signs of handling. View more info

American Orchid Society Bulletin - December, 1978 Vol.47 No. 12

By: Peterson, Richard: Editor

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., The American Orchid Society, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33107081

Condition: Very Good


Features: ABC of Phalaenopsis Growing; A New Phalaenopsis Species?; In Defense of Pogonia and Cleistes; The Twelve Most Important white Phalaenopsis Stud Plants; Applicability of Immunodiffusion Techniques in Detecting Cymbidium Mosaic and Odontoglossum rignspot viruses in orchids; In Search of the Corybas; Orchid Genera, Illustrated - 66 - sarochilus; The Selection and Cultivation of Orchid Book Booksellers; Who Needs a greenhouse? - or Ten small Orchids on the 43rd Parallel; Annual Index. Light wear and rubbing. Small nicks at top and bottom of cover fold. View more info

American Orchid Society Bulletin - July, 1978 Vol.47 No. 7

By: Peterson, Richard: Editor

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., The American Orchid Society, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33107076

Condition: Very Good


Features: Sophronitis and Hadrolaelias of Brazil; Restrepia guttulata - Conservation in Cultivation; Take an Orchid Vacation; Development of Callus and Plantlets from Epidendrum Root Tips cultured in vitro; Orchid Genera, Illustrated - 63 - Caularthron; Columbia and Cattleya trianaei; Some Orchids of the Nepal Himalayas; Restrepia - Orchids for the Connoisseur. Moderate rubbing to covers. View more info

American Orchid Society Bulletin - September, 1978 Vol.47 No. 9

By: Peterson, Richard: Editor

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., The American Orchid Society, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33107078

Condition: Very Good


Features: The Cultivation of Stanhoea and its Allies; Presenting... the 1976 Botanical Trophy and Butterworth Prize Awards; Orchid Genera, Illustrated - 64 - Galeandra; The Effects of pH on the Expression of a Darkness-Requiring Dormancy in Seeds of Cypripedium reginae Walt.; History of Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc; From Ecuador - the Exciting Masdevallia andreettae; Paphiopedilum delanatii - Exiled Beauty. Lovely copy with mild rubbing. View more info