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In our catalog, we consider an item as “vintage” when it is 30 years or older. We’ve grouped our books and textbooks under this category based on their physical ages (i.e., dates of publication, not necessarily that of copyright). Some of these items may be considered collectible for any number of reasons, such as they are now out of print or they are first editions, while others may still hold value and usability today, such as math textbooks.

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  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Volcano (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Volcano (Hardback)

    $3.95

    Did you know the loudest explosion in recorded history was not caused by a man-made bomb, but by a volcano in the South Pacific? Krakatoa in the straits of Java exploded August 27, 1883 destroying the island and killing more than 36,000 people in a blast that could be heard over 8,727 miles away in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the power of volcanoes in this wonderful volume.

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Underground Worlds (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Underground Worlds (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Caves are the result of minute incremental etchings of a variety of natural processes that, over a period of many millennia, have hollowed cavities extending for scores of miles into the earth's interior."—from The Lure of the Abyss (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Restless Oceans (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Restless Oceans (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "The earth is misnamed, for it is more water than land. Seventy-two percent of the planet is covered by a briny mantle whose depth averages two and a quarter miles. And, though geographers speak of many separate seas and oceans, the watery realm is not actually partitioned by land masses; it is a single ocean in which the continents are islands rather than barriers."—from A Briny Mantle for the Earth (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Forest (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Forest (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Across the planet, tens of thousands of different tree species have conquered almost every kind of climate and terrain."—from The Many Faces of the Forest (page 6) Learn more about these wonders of nature; their anatomy, their types and their beauty in this volume from the Planet Earth series

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Flood (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Flood (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "It is the simplest substance on earth, merely two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Early philosophers embraced it as the fundamental building block of the universe, the wellspring of life itself—and they were not far wrong. It bathes the world with countless forms: a spring spurting from a mountain side, the glass mirror of a still lake, a river gliding silently to the sea.
    But water—this beneficial liquid, so tranquil, soft and tractable—has a murderous Janus face as well.—from Florence's Ordeal by Flood (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Continents in Collision (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Continents in Collision (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Mountains, the most spectacular issue of the geologic processes that shape the earth's crust, defied comprehension for centuries...As recent as 1962, the origin of mountains remained naggingly obscure, and some geologists despaired of soon finding an explanation:"—from Making Sense of Mountains (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Atmosphere (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Atmosphere (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "The sky presents an eternally unfolding spectacle. One moment puffs of cumulus clouds skitter across it; the next, a billowing thunderhead perhaps 10 miles high may loom over the horizon. The 19th Century British author John Ruskin described the aerial drama as 'almost human in its passions, almost spiritual in its tenderness, almost divine in its infinity.'"—from The Protean Sky (page 6)

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