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New Naturalist No. 70. 1st state. One of the rarest New Naturalists with 750 printed in its first state. Colour and b/w photos. In his tracing of the island's evolution from its geological creation to the effects of oil technology; in the detailed, yet fascinating exploration of the plants and animals (and where best to see them), Professor Berry's expertise and enthusiasm is backed by that of local specialists, and Orkney's long tradition of natural history study. Appendices include definitive lists of all the species of flora and fauna on record and an extensive bibliography. ISBN: 0002190621. SIGNED by the author to free front endpaper. Also includes a letter to Mr D Wilson from the author. Just a few minor foxspots to top edge of text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is covered with publisher's protective "duraseal" as is correct for a first edition, first state.
Aspects of Orkney 3. Second edition. B/w photos. 326 pages + index. ISBN: 0907618243. Lower edge of front board has a couple of imperfections in cloth. Text block slightly grubby.
THE GRAND SCUTTLE: THE SINKING OF THE GERMAN FLEET AT SCAPA FLOW IN 1919
Written by Dan Van Der Vat.
Stock no. 1817064
Published by Birlinn Limited. 2002. Very good condition.
The remarkable story of the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow. Previously unused German archive material, eye-witness accounts and the recollections of survivors. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. 240 pages including index. ISBN: 1843410001. Creasing and a few grubby marks to rear cover.
Scapa Flow is the seaway that runs between the Orkney mainland and the island of Hoy and is the northern base of the Royal Navy and Allied fleets in the two world wars. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. xviii and 379 pages including index. ISBN: 9781843410263.