ONISHI, H: Immortals and Sages: Paintings from Ryoanji Temple

Onishi, Hiroshi; Oba, Takemitsu; Castile, Sondra. Immortals and Sages: Paintings from Ryoanji Temple. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26519) $12.00

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Lavishly illustrated. Views of the garden and the artwork. Also includes a plan and pictorial scheme of the Ryoanji Hojo. 56p. Notes.

Important examples of Momoyama figure painting from the Zen Temple of Ryoanji where they had once decorated a room facing onto a 15th century rock garden. Also includes aerial view of Kyoto.

Reprinted from the Summer 1993 Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin.

PAKISER, LC: Earthquakes

Earthquakes, book coverPakiser, Louis C. Earthquakes. US Geological Survey, 1991. Unmarked. Illustrated throughout with maps, photographs, and diagrams. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26502) $10.00

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Part of a series to provide information about the earth sciences, natural resources and the environment. Covers the history of earthquakes, locations, measurement, prediction, etc.

Earthquakes, inside pages

SASAJAWA PEACE FOUNDTATION: Energy Challenges and Opportunities for the United States and Japan

Energy Challenges and Opportunities for the United States and Japan: The Stanford-Sasakawa Peace Foundation, New Challenges Dialogue. Sasajawa Peace Foundation (SPF), 2014. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26440) $10.00

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Program booklet for February 13, 2014 conference at Stanford University sponsored by the Sasajawa Peace Foundation (SPF), and organized by the Sorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, in partnership with SPF and in association with US-Japan Council.

Agenda and participant bios. 15p.

GUNTHART, L: Water Colors and Drawings (April 19-October 10, 1970)

Günthart, Lotte. Water Colors and Drawings. Pittsburgh, PA: Hunt Botanical Library, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1970. Unmarked. Good. Hardcover. (#26403) $14.00

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Beautifully illustrated. Illustrated end papers. 255p.

Accompanied 19 April–10 October 1970 exhibition of 96 watercolors and drawings for Swiss artist Lotte Gunthart (1914–2007) who specialized in watercolors of rose cultivars.

MACCLEERY, DW: American Forests: A History of Resiliency and Recovery (FS-540)

American Forests: A History of Resiliency and Recovery (FS-540), coverMacCleery, Douglas W. American Forests: A History of Resiliency and Recovery (FS-540). United States Department of Agriculture, 1992. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26398) $12.00

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MacCleery recounts how settlers removed much of the American forest for agriculture and commerce during the 19th century. At the beginning of the 20th century, though, demographic changes and an emerging conservation movement helped reduce wildfire and encourage reforestation. Today there is more forestland in the U.S. than there was 75 years ago.

Illustrated. Suggested Readings. 60p.

American Forests: A History of Resiliency and Recovery (FS-540), inside pages

HOWARD JK: Distribution and Relative Abundance of Billfishes (Istiophoridae ) of the Pacific Ocean

Howard, John K. and Shoji Ueyanagi. Distribution and Relative Abundance of Billfishes (Istiophoridae) of the Pacific Ocean. Institute of Marine Science and the University of Miami Press, 1965. Unmarked text. Marker lines on title page and edge. Sun fade lines on worn cover. Good. Paperback. (#26381) $12.00

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Studies in Tropical Oceanography publication, No. 2. 134p. References. Maps, tables, charts and graphs.

Topics include Taxonomy, Nomenclature, Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, East Pacific Group, Sailfish, Shortbill Spearfish.

NASA: The Evolution of Complex and Higher Organisms (NASA SP 478)

The Evolution of Complex and Higher Organisms (NASA SP 478), book coverMilne David et al (ed). The Evolution of Complex and Higher Organisms (NASA SP 478): A Report prepared by the participants of Workshops held at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California (July 1981, January 1982 and May 1982). 1985. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26377) $12.00

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Foreword by Philip Morrison. Illustrated. 190p. A Report prepared by the participants of Workshops held at NASA AMes Research Center, Moffett Field, California (July 1981, January 1982 and May 1982). Edited by David Milne, David Raup, John Billingham, Karl Niklaus and Kevin Padian.