3 Golden Nature Guides Seashores (1955) Fossils (1962) & Zoo Animals (1967) Western Publishing Inc

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Dive into the natural world with this captivating bundle of three Golden Nature Guides, including Seashores by Herbert S. Zim (1955), Fossils by Frank H.T. Rhodes (1962), and Zoo Animals by David F. Hoffmeister (1967). Each book is a gold mine of information that experts painstakingly wrote and embellished with straightforward but instructive color plates.

Whether you're exploring the mysteries of the seashore, delving into ancient fossils, or discovering the wonders of zoo animals, these books from Western Publishing Inc. offer a comprehensive and engaging introduction to each topic.

These guides are in good condition and ready to spark curiosity and love for the natural world in readers of all ages.


  • Authors: Herbert S. Zim, Frank H.T. Rhodes, and David F. Hoffmeister
  • Publisher: Western Publishing Inc
  • Publication Years: 1955 (Seashores), 1962 (Fossils), 1967 (Zoo Animals)
  • Format: Paperback, 160 pages each
  • Dimensions: 6x4 inches
  • Condition: Good; stain on the pages of the Fossils book; price stickers on the cover, all as shown in the photos.

Four Key Features:

  1. Expertly Written: Each book is crafted by an expert in the field.
  2. Richly Illustrated: Color plates enhance understanding and enjoyment.
  3. Diverse Topics: Covers a wide range of natural subjects, from seashores and fossils to zoo animals.
  4. Educational Value: Offers a solid foundation in each subject area for readers of all ages.

Beyond The Final Page:

The Golden Nature Guides are more than books; they're gateways to a lifelong journey of discovery and appreciation for the natural world. Perfect for enthusiasts, students, and families alike, this bundle is a must-have for any nature lover's library.


These vintage guides have been previously loved and show minor signs of wear, including price stickers on the covers. However, their content and charm remain unaffected. Please refer to the photos for more details, and don’t hesitate to reach out for additional information or pictures.


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Collections: Vintage Nature Books

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