FS: Used books on Outdoors, Aviation, and Military topics

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Some vacation reading. Or take a "vacation" at your lunch break. Used books for sale.

I DON'T do PayPal, but do take cash, personal checks, and all money orders. ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING to US states' ZIP codes. Only way to reserve a book is to put an "I'll take book(s) ___" on THIS thread. Then I'll PM you my address and "legal" name for payment, and mark the books SPF on the ad.

TAKE $1 OFF THE PRICE OF ANY BOOKS YOU ORDER AFTER THE FIRST ONE!

Please ask me questions or make comments by PM only--I try to answer them quick! I try to ship books out the next mail day after payment arrives, but our local PO is closed Saturdays, so Friday payments will get Monday shipment.

Hunting and Fishing books

A. "The Hunt" by John G. Mitchell. A personal exploration of hunting in America and th emotions it inspires. Covers both passionate hunters and anti-hunters from the point of view of each. Good "talking points" for hunter advocates. HB 243 pp. in exc. cond but with library discard stamps on flyleaf and spine. $5

B. "The Natural History of Deer" by Rory Putnam. A deer biology book--vital to deer hunters, but not about hunting per se. Evolution of all deer species, ecology and genetic relationships, nutrition, predators worldwide (including you and me), a whole chapter on antlers, etc. HB exc. cond. 207 pp. illus. w/24 color photos and 45 drawings, tables, charts, and graphs. "Deer science"! Cornell University Press. $7

C. SPF

D. SPF

E. "The Trout Fisherman's Bible" by Dan Holland. Classic "how to" fishing book first published in 1949. Covers all trout species and habitats and methods of fishing, but w/emphasis on fly fishing. Softbound 8 1/2x11" 190 pp. in exc. cond w/slight cover wear. From the "Sportsman's Bible" series. $4

F. SPF

G. SPF


"Ma Nature"

H. "Steven J. Gould Trio: Three Volumes of Reflections on Nature" by Steven J. Gould. Gould is probably the most prominent current EVOLUTIONIST, so if you hate those theories or don't care about them, skip this!! A boxed collector's set of his essays in three volumes: "The Panda's Thumb," "Hens' Teeth and Horses' Toes," and "The Flamingo's Smile." Readable science. 3 new condition PB volumes in a slightly worn box: 1232 pp. illus w/b/w photos, drawings, charts, and diagrams. $10

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Aviation Pioneers

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L. "West With The Night" by Beryl Markham. Markham was a pioneer raised in East Africa in the first two decades of the 20th century. This is her memoir of growing up, flying the mail, and bush flying all over the region. A friend of Hemingway (who admired this book), she was the first person to solo across the Atlantic from Europe to America (opposite way to Lindbergh). Quality PB exc. cond 220 pp. illus w/b/w photos and maps. $5

M. SPF

Military Aviation

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P. "Russia's Top Guns: Soviet Air Power" An encyclopedia of all Soviet military aircraft from the Korean War thru 1990. Contains specs, color plates, line drawings, and color illustrations of details. Exc. source for modelers of over 40 types including helicopters. 8 1/2 x 11" 144 pp. in new cond. $6

Civil Aviation

Q. "A Field Guide to Airplanes: How to Identify over 300 Airplanes of North America--Illustrations, Descriptions, and Specifications" by M.R. Montgomery and Gerald Fastor. Can you REALLY tell a Cessna Centurion from a Cardinal RG? Now you can. HB 223 in water proof cover illus. w/b/w line drawings and silhouettes of each type w/ points of distinction from similar types. Includes common NGUS military types and airliners seen at smaller airports. $6

R. SPF

S. "Civil Aircraft Today: the World's Most Successful Commercial Aircraft" by Paul Eden. Extensively illustrated coverage of the aircraft of 19 contemporary manufacturers fro Airbus Industries to Tupolev. More than 600 color photos and plates showing the planes in airline livery; design and development histories. Quality softbound 8 1/2x11" 192 pp. in new cond. $7

Aviation Technicana

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U. SPF

V. "The World's Worst Aircraft: From Pioneering Failures to Multimillion Dollar Disasters" by Jim Winchester. 150 losers from the history of aviation and the lessons they teach. Excellent explanatory text and at least one b/w photo and one color plate to show each type. HB new cond. 320 pp. A beautiful little book. $7

"Military Affairs"

W. "The 21st Century Soldier: the Weaponry, Gear, and Technology in the New Century" by Frank Vizard and Phil Scott. A 2002 review of the status of military hardware and the weapons to come (some have!). Sections on aircraft (including drones), armor, ships (inc. drones!) weapons, gear, and tactics. Full of full-page color photos, artists' drawings of future weapons, tables, and charts. From "Popular Science." HB 8 1/2x11" 175 pp. exc. cond. but no dust jacket. $6

X. "Janes' World Armored Fighting Vehicles" by Christopher F. Foss. Janes' volume that covers post-WWII armored vehicles up to 1976. Tanks, SP guns, AA vehicles, APCs, combat engineering "funnies," and recon vehicles, many of them still in service. Exc. details of development, including an Abrams prototype. Good source for modellers. HB 8 1/2x11" 437 pp. in exc. reading cond. but library discard with stamps and stickers in front cover. Illus w/diagrams, b/w photos and charts. $6

Y. SPF

Z. "The Weapons of World War III" by William J. Koenig. Published in 1984, when WWIII looked likely, this analyzes and shows the likely hardware and software of that war, breaking it down into R&D (the War of the Scientists), the war in space, on land, at sea, and in the air, etc. 8 1/2x11" HB 192 pp. in new cond illus. w/MANY color and b/w photos diagrams and charts showing the weapons of the '80s and the new "WWIII generation" weapons," many we use today. $7

Thanks for reading my usual long posting! DON'T FORGET to take $1 off any books you order after the first one.

Mike Armstrong
 

SweetWilliam

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Just want to let you know that the post office charges less for shipping books.
Don't know why but they do, just let them know.
 

sebtool

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OK, OK! I'll take C. Thankfully others snapped up a few others that I might have been interested in. :lol:
PM on the way.
Thx! :wink:
 
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