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The Machinery of Nature
NY, Simon and Schuster, (1986). By the author of The Population Bomb, an explication of the interrelationship between animals (humans) and the environment. Inscribed by the author to LuEsther, "with much love and many thanks" in the year of publication. With an additional note from the author tipped to the title page, on the same date, thanking the recipient for her support and expanding on the acknowledgement that is printed on page 303: "Finally, I remain deeply in the debt of LuEsther, whose friendship has meant more to me than I could ever tell her." LuEsther Matz was a philanthropist who supported a number of artistic and environmental causes. In 1980, Dennis Murphy and Paul Ehrlich, working for the Center for Conservation Biology, named a butterfly after her -- Euphydryas editha luestherae. Mildly musty, but still near fine in a near fine dust jacket. With a cover blurb by Edward O. Wilson. A significant association copy. [#034648] SOLD

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