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1. Adam-Smith, Patsy (1975). Tiger Country (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Seal / Rigby Limited. 206 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages & edges faintly toned as usual, top edge faintly foxed. Her extensive travel throughout remote Tasmania in search of stories about the Tasmanian tiger. ISBN: 085179064X. Our Book No: 4071. $10 AUD.

2. Ainsworth, Ruth; Trew, Rosemary (illustrator) (1958). The Snow Bear (1st Australian ed). London: William Heinemann. 69 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, flexible cloth covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little worn, small tear cover near base spine, pages lightly toned, front hinge little split (pages firm), some edgewear corners, rubber stamp. This story for young adults (school reader) is about two children named Hans and Trudy who lived in a cottage at the foot of a mountain called the Snow Bear. They have many adventures in their mountain home including meeting a wild goose called Pippa. Our Book No: 29770. $10 AUD.

3. Andersen, Trevor; Bradhurst, Jane (with); Brackenreg, John (foreword) (1984). William Fletcher. Sydney: Trevor Andersen / View Productions. 96 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour photos (paintings), minor edgewear. Documents the artwork of William Fletcher - an Australian painter of still-life, figurative, inner Sydney landscapes and Australian flora. Includes over 70 colour and black and white plates of his work. Sale proceeds were intended to set up a Trust to provide awards for young painters doing tertiary studies. The author is a close friend of the artist and executor of his estate. Bradhurst assisted with the text and the catalogue of the flower paintings. ISBN: 095921190X. Our Book No: 4909. $25 AUD.

4. Archer, Michael; Beale, Bob (2004). Going Native: Living in the Australian Environment (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder Headline. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book is packed with ideas and stories, exciting discoveries, and written with a passion to conserve the Australian environment. The authors have created a persuasive and inspiring blueprint for change. ISBN: 0733615228. Our Book No: 28181. $18 AUD.

5. Attiwill, P. M. (editor).; Adams, Mark A. (editor) (1996). Nutrition of Eucalypts (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 440 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white figures, colour plates, tables, light foxing edges, minor foxing endpapers & flyleaf & few pages, covers little rubbed, top spine little creased, few scuffs fore-edges covers. Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A comprehensive survey of the work on eucalypts growing on old, highly weathered Australian soils, and eucalypts grown in plantations in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, India, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Written by contributors from around the world, this book brings us up to date with current developments in the nutritional management of commercial eucalyptus plantations. It includes a database of references on eucalypt nutrition, and will be a valuable reference source for students, foresters, tree breeders, agricultural scientists and soil conservationists. ISBN: 0643057579. Our Book No: 29220. $60 AUD.

6. Barnett, S. Anthony (2001). The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 202 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. Rats are intelligent and sociable animals that have lived with human throughout history, and have many similarities with us. However they spread disease. Thus the mere mention of the word "rat" sends shudders of horror through humans. Written by Emeritus Professor of Zoology, Australian National University, who spent a lot of time studying rats in Scotland, India, Australia and North America. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1865085197. Our Book No: 21953. $10 AUD.

7. Barrow, Graeme (1981). 25 Family Bushwalks In and Around Canberra (2nd ed). Canberra: Dagraja Press. 50 pp. Paperback trade, stapled (little rusted), thin card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, faint foxing edges, light foxing inside rear cover, minor edgewear corners, sticker mark rear cover. Describes 25 walks located in the southern part of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and are within easy driving distance of Canberra. Others require a day trip while those in the Bundanoon area in particular require at least an overnight stay. ISBN: 0959687718. Our Book No: 27122. $10 AUD.

8. Barrow, Graeme (1988). Walking the South Coast: Tracks from Nowra to Eden (Reprint ed). Canberra: Dagraja Press. 42 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, card covers, stapled, black & white text-photos, maps, covers little creased & rubbed, minor edgewear. Twenty-five walks at various points along the NSW south coast, from Nowra in the North to Eden in the far south, are described in this book. Access points are carefully explained and there are descriptions of routes to take, and what can been seen or enjoyed. ISBN: 0959687734. Our Book No: 29789. $15 AUD.

9. Barrow, Graeme (1990). Riding Canberra's Bike Paths: A Commuter / Tourist Cycling Guide (1st ed). Canberra: Dagraja Press. 64 pp. Paperback trade, stapled (little rusted), thin card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges& covers. This book describes 21 commuter rides and seven top rides chosen for their fine scenic and historical values. There are invaluable maps for each route. ISBN: 0959687769. Our Book No: 27123. $15 AUD.

10. Barrow, Graeme (1997). Walking Canberra's Hills and Rivers (2nd or revised ed). Canberra: Dagraja Press. 80 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, card covers, colour text-photos, maps, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. Second edition. This book describes thirty walks along the Murrumbidgee river within the Australian Capital Territory's boundaries, and in Canberra's hills which have excellent walking tracks or roads simple to follow. Access points are carefully explained and there are descriptions of routes to take, and what can been seen or enjoyed. ISBN: 0958755213. Our Book No: 27121. $12 AUD.

11. Beckley, Peter (1985). Keeping Bees (Reprint ed) [Garden Farming Series]. London: Pelham Books. 125 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white figures, light foxing edges, light creases spine, minor edgewear. This useful book explains everything the prospective beekeeper needs to know about this absorbing and rewarding craft. Includes an introduction to the honeybee and its life cycle, and useful advice on how to obtain bees and equipment. Management techniques are discussed in detail. There are sections on bee diseases and enemies, and hygiene in the hive and apiary. ISBN: 0720714362. Our Book No: 28708. $18 AUD.

12. Bernhardt, Peter (1990). Wily Violets and Underground Orchids: Revelations of a Botanist (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 255 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Well-known botanist explores the fascinating world of botany, including strange and exotic plants worldwide. Based on 15 years experience in Australia, Central America and the United States. The author is curator, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. ISBN: 0044422385. Our Book No: 9185. $15 AUD.

13. Berowra Valley Regional Park, Friends of (2001). A Guide to Berowra Valley Regional Park (Revised ed). Sydney: Friends of Berowra Valley Regional Park / NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service / Hornsby Shire Council. 243 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, maps, black & white drawings, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. This book revises and extends "A Guide to Elouera Bushland Natural Park" first published in 1983, and reprinted in 1984 by the Elouera Bushland Natural Park Trust of Hornsby. The book draws on both local knowledge and extensive scientific research, and is the result of information gathered over many years. The diagrams, photos and maps make this publication a very informative and user-friendly field guide. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0975690701. Our Book No: 26161. $20 AUD.

14. Berwald, Juli (2018). Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone (Australian ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Black Inc. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This book is about jellyfish. Their sting is the fastest known motion in the animal kingdom, their venom so toxic it can kill a human in three minutes, yet until now they have been largely ignored by science. This book blends personal memoir with clear distillations of science. The author, a marine scientist from Texas, travelled the world to embrace her ambition, her curiosity, and her passion for jellyfish and the natural world. ISBN: 9781760640583. Our Book No: 30534. $30 AUD.

15. Bloom, Cameron; Greive, Bradley Trevor (2016). Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird who Saved a Family (1st, reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books / HarperCollins. 207 pp. Hardback large oblong octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, few black & white photos, minor edgewear. First edition reprint. This beautiful book is a very special story of hope and courage. This very inspiring story starts with Sam Bloom's accident which left her paralysed and very depressed. Along came Penguin the magpie chick who is left without a family after she fell from her nest, and the Bloom family care for her. Penguin is a very important member of her human family. The life-like photos show that love and care can make a big difference. ISBN: 9780733334948. Our Book No: 28789. $22 AUD.

16. Books, Wild Dog; Norman, Dr Mark (fact checker) (2011). Going to the Poles (Reprint ed) [Going To Series]. Melbourne, Fitzroy: Eion Pty Ltd / Wild Dog Books. 31 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour photos, top spine little bumped, light creases front cover & spine, minor edgewear corners. This very special book is about the amazing ways that animals survive in the unique polar habitats. The target audience is primary school age, but younger children would be interested in the large-as-life animal photos. ISBN: 9781742032016. Our Book No: 29700. $15 AUD.

17. Boyden, Stephen (2016). The Bionarrative: The Story of Life and Hope for the Future (1st ed). Canberra, Acton: Australian National University E Press (ANU E Press). 162 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. This book has been written for the general reader interested in human culture as a new and important force in the biosphere. The author discusses the evolution of life and the essential ecological processes on which all life, including human civilisation, depend. The book concludes with a discussion on the essential characteristics of a biosensitive society and the means by which the necessary cultural transformation might take place. ISBN: 9781760460501. Our Book No: 30146. $50 AUD.

18. Brearley, Deborah; Thomas, Bill (photographer) (1995). Bear Crafts (1st ed) [Lothian Australian Craft Series]. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, faint foxing inside covers, minor edgewear corner tips. This beautiful inspiring book has an extended range of appealing craft projects where the teddy bear is the theme using: stencilling, patchwork, quilting, decoupage, and fabric painting. All the projects are easy to make, and have clear step-by-step instructions and patterns. ISBN: 0850917107. Our Book No: 29774. $20 AUD.

19. Breiter, Matthias (1996). Kakadu and the Top End (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 166 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, black & white drawings, maps, minimal edgewear. This wilderness conservation park in Australia's Northern Territory is managed jointly with the traditional Aboriginal owners. A comprehensive guide to the park and the Top End has something to offer everyone. In addition to Kakadu, this guide also includes Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park. ISBN: 0864176473. Our Book No: 24489. $21 AUD.

20. Buckingham, Scott (1999). Locating Koalas in the Australian Bush: A Guide for Tourists, Naturalists and Professionals in the Field (1st ed). Bolwarrah, VIC: Bolwarrah Press. 85 pp. Paperback trade, stiffened cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, colour photos spread, minimal edgewear, biro annotation inside rear cover. This illustrated guide provides a basic understanding of how to locate koalas in the Australian bush. ISBN: 0958559023. Our Book No: 4392. $30 AUD.

21. Carter, Paul (2006). Parrot [Animal series]. London: Reaktion Books. 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. A fascinating natural and cultural history of this bird. The book covers three broad areas. "Parrotics" - the historical, cultural and scientific classifications of parrots. "Parroternalia" - the association of parrots with different languages, ages, tastes and dreams of human society. "Parrotology" - the mimicry of parrots and what that can tell us about our own systems of communication. This unique natural and cultural history will interest parrot enthusiasts and specialists, as well as to a more general readership. The Australian author is an architecture academic, University of Melbourne. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1861892373. Our Book No: 21851. $10 AUD.

22. Cathcart, Stephen; Pavich, Chris (2000). A Guide to Threatened Fauna of the Northern Central Tablelands (1st ed). Mudgee, NSW: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. 68 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, map inside front cover, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny scuff spine ends. Provides an overview of all the actions that are being carried out across New South Wales to ensure the survival of our precious fauna. This booklet has been published to make it easier for people in the Northern Central Tablelands to identify threatened species. It focuses on Mudgee, Rylstone, Coolah and Merriwa shires, but it easily applies to most other parts of the region. Twenty-eight species are described. ISBN: 0731361849. Our Book No: 29863. $18 AUD.

23. Chaloupka, George (1982). Burrunguy, Nourlangie Rock. [Darwin]: Northart. 40 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour photos, map front endpapers, tear centre front cover repaired, minimal foxing top edge reverside side jacket, minor edgewear. Burrunguy, also called Nourlangie Rock, is the best known and most important feature of the Kakadu National Park, which comprises of the western edge and the surrounding lowlands of the vast Arnhem Land Plateau. This fascinating book tells the story of Burrunguy and illustrates the many Aboriginal art works found there. (No date, but 1982, Trove.). ISBN: 094969200X. Our Book No: 25951. $10 AUD.

24. Chester, Quentin (2008). Tales from the Bush: Footloose Reflections on the Walking Life (1st ed). Sydney: ACP Magazines. 151 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, drawings, minimal edgewear. This collection of stories explores the ragged, liberating charms of bushwalking and the outdoor life in Australia. ISBN: 9781862760653. Our Book No: 25362. $10 AUD.

25. Chilton, Glen (2013). The Last Place You'd Look for a Wallaby: My Obsessive Quest to Seek Out Alien Species. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This very funny book tells the real story about the impact of invading species. Written by the author of "The Curse of the Labrador Duck". ISBN: 9780702249778. Our Book No: 27295. $15 AUD.

26. Chisholm, A. H.; Dooley, Sean (foreword); Dennis, C. J. (introduction) (2013). Mateship with Birds (Reissue ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 178 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), coloured endpapers, spine ends little rubbed. This wonderful book has been reissued, and it is still as inspirational as it was more than 90 years ago (issued 1922). The author clearly has a love for the birds he calls "the best and loveliest of nature's children', based on his personal observations. This book is not just for bird-lovers. His charming and funny prose shows that he loves words as well the birds. The historical photos provide a gentle record of a time in Australia that already feels like "the old days". ISBN: 9781922070326. Our Book No: 29292. $18 AUD.

27. Clark, Colin W. (2006). The Worldwide Crisis in Fisheries: Economic Models and Human Behavior (1st p/b ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 263 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear. Demonstrates that new management methods, based on individual or community catch quotas, are required to resolve the overfishing problem. This book will interest to environmental scientists, economists and fisheries managers, providing novel insights into the many well-known but poorly understood aspects of fisheries management. ISBN: 0521549396. Our Book No: 23387. $15 AUD.

28. Clarke, Lynne A. (2012). A Place for a Friendly Lion: Living and Learning in Africa (1st ed). [Adelaide]: Lynne A. Clarke / Printed by Openbook Howden Design and Print. 219 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear, few tiny marks flyleaf, autograph (author's written dedication). The author lived and taught at Msalato near Dodoma in Tanzania for two and a half years, from 2010 to 2012, but found herself the learner. This book is written with charm and wit, and follows on from her previous book "Munguishi Weavings". ISBN: 9780646583488. Our Book No: 27220. $30 AUD.

29. Clyne, Densey (2003). Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden (New ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed New Holland. 87 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, small maps, minor edgewear. How to attract butterflies to your garden. The life cycles of 32 common Australian butterflies are featured here, together with the plants on which they like to feed. The magnificent photography will help you identify not only the butterflies themselves, but also the caterpillars and sometimes even the eggs and pupae. (Originally published, 1990.). ISBN: 1876334568. Our Book No: 40411. $25 AUD.

30. Colker, Deborah (2009). Cirque du Soleil Souvenir Program: Ovo. [Montreal]: Cirque Du Soleil. Unnum pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date, 2009.) OVO is a circus performance being a non-stop riot of energy and movement. It is about a day in the life of insects who work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love. OVO is a mysterious egg that appears in the insects midst. It is also the story of a gawky, quirky insect who arrives in this bustling community and a beautiful ladybug who catches his eye. The crickets, dragonflies and other creatures are larger-than-life and bring the amazing drama of OVO to life. OVO was created and directed by Deborah Colker, and premiered in Montreal, Canada, in 2009. Our Book No: 28677. $20 AUD.

31. Committee, Great Barrier Reef; Hedley, Charles (1923). The Great Barrier Reef of Australia: A Popular Account of its General Nature (1st ed). Brisbane: Queensland Government Intelligence and Tourist Bureau. 32 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, very good condition, leatherette cover (gilt embossed), black & blue text-photos with coloured edge, frontispiece, gilt edges, decorative endpapers, colour fold-out map inside rear cover, spine rubbed, pages lightly toned, spine rubbed (small piece missing bottom edge), boards slightly lifted outwards, printed dedication, minor edgewear. A beautiful little book about the history of The Great Barrier Reef. Describes the general nature and the many early visitors to the Reef including Captain James Cook. A fascinating way to learn about the history of this important part of Australia, and look at what it was like at the time this book was compiled. (Printed dedication states: With best Christmas and New Year wishes, from the Premier of Queensland and Mrs Theodore.). Our Book No: 40237. $40 AUD.

32. Cowling, Sid; Las Gourgues, John (illustrator) (1995). The Living Desert: The Nature of the Barrier Ranges. Broken Hill, NSW: Broken Hill City Council. 64 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, thick card covers, fold-out rear cover, many colour drawings, black & white drawings & photos, map, minor edgewear. This book is designed to fill a gap in informative material on the Barrier Ranges around Broken Hill and in particular on the The Living Desert, a newly created reserve to the north of Broken Hill. This book is a guide to The Living Desert, providing basic information on the different land forms and their flora and fauna. A good way to learn about this fascinating part of Australia. ISBN: 0646239732. Our Book No: 30517. $18 AUD.

33. Craw, Caroline (1990). The View from the Saddle: Horse Trekking on Banks Peninsula. Banks Peninsula, New Zealand: Caroline Craw. 90 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. This book is about a farm in New Zealand, where the owner runs horse trekking adventures. The author tells some wonderful stories about the horses and the many animals that are part of this great family. The sketches and photos make this a very inspiring story. ISBN: 0473010070. Our Book No: 22694. $10 AUD.

34. Cuvier, Georges; Pietsch, Theodore W. (editor) (1995). Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology, from its Origins to Our Own Time (1st ed) [Foundations of Natural History]. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP). 366 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, figures (including frontispiece), top edge little foxed, owner's sticker, protected by removable archival plastic sleeve. A classic French text, here in English translation, that traces the development of the science of the study of fishes (ichthyology). He also outlines a criteria for classification of fishes. (Taken from the first volume of his 22-volume Histoire Naturelle des Poissons.). ISBN: 0801849144. Our Book No: 12953. $45 AUD.

35. Dando-Collins, Stephen (2008). Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, the Australasian Rabbit Plague and a Ten Million Dollar Prize (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, few cartoons, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. In 1887, the desperate NSW government of Sir Henry Parkes advertised an international competition for a biological cure for the rabbit plague ravaging Australian and New Zealand farms. The competition, with a prize equivalent to $10 million today, attracted 1500 entries, and generated a sensational episode in Australasian history that combined science, subterfuge and scandal. The previously untold true story of an extraordinary episode in both scientific and national history. ISBN: 9781741667035. Our Book No: 24857. $25 AUD.

36. Dargavel, John (1995). Fashioning Australia's Forests. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 312 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tables, figures, top corner front cover little creased, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book reviews the management of forests from pre-European times, demonstrating that the physical structure of forests, and our conceptions of them, are socially constructed. The author binds together the story of industrial development and forest use with the slow acceptance of the case to conserve the forests. The concluding chapter is about the future for the forests, their industries and workers. ISBN: 019553526X. Our Book No: 28698. $30 AUD.

37. Darwin, Charles; Browne, Janet (editor); Neve, Michael (editor) (1989). Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Abridged, reprint ed) [Penguin Classics]. London: Penguin Books. 432 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is the journal from Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle on the 27 December 1831 (at age only 22 years). A shortened version that is vivid and immediate, showing a naturalist making patient observations, above all in geology. Volcanoes in the Galapagos, the Gossamer spider of Patagonia and the Australasian coral reefs are to be found in these extraordinary writings. The editors have provided an introduction and notes for this Penguin Classics edition, which also contains maps and appendices, including an essay on scientific geology and the Bible by Robert FitzRoy, Darwin's friend and captain of the Beagle. ISBN: 014043268X. Our Book No: 25516. $10 AUD.

38. Dawkins, Richard (1996). Climbing Mount Improbable. London: Viking / Penguin Books. 308 pp. Paperback, very good condition, figures (text-photos & drawings), spine little faded, minor edgewear. An elegant series of lectures on Darwinian selection, demonstrating that organisms are merely vehicles for genes. ISBN: 0140263020. Our Book No: 20119. $10 AUD.

39. Dawkins, Richard (2010). The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (Reprint ed). London: Black Swan. 470 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, pages lightly toned, small bump top spine, minor edgewear. A counter-attack on creationists, followers of 'intelligent design' and anyone who questions evolution as a scientific fact. The author pulls together the incontrovertible evidence that underpins it: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record - from plate tectonics to molecular genetics. He writes with passion, elegance and wit and shares his palpable love of science and the natural world. ISBN: 9780552775243. Our Book No: 28411. $15 AUD.

40. de Courcy, Catherine (1995). The Zoo Story (The Animals, the History, the People) (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 290 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minimal edgewear. First edition. The story of zoos, with focus on Melbourne Zoo (Victoria. Australia). This is the standard Penguin edition, not the longer Melbourne Zoo special edition. ISBN: 0140239197. Our Book No: 10812. $25 AUD.

41. de Valera, Danielle (2014). MagnifiCat: An Animal Fantasy (New ed). San Bernardino, CA: Old Tiger Books. 183 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little scratched, bottom corner front cover creased, some edgewear corner tips. This is an animal fantasy novel. The Katt family: Claude, Mao, Sylvia, Pussywillow and Rupert. They have plenty of love in their little cottage, but are finding it hard to make ends meet. A feel-good trip through the Rainbow Region of Australia, with a fairy tale ending. Cats feature - however, there is a porcupine policeman and a kangaroo in the milk delivery business, and lots of other animals in this fantasy for adults. (Originally published in the Cat Catalogue, 1976, by Workman Publishing.). ISBN: 9780992331108. Our Book No: 30182. $16 AUD.

42. de Waal, Frans; Macedo, Stephen (editor); Ober, Josiah (editor) (2009). Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (P/b, reprint ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 209 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition. Explores the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality. Drawing on both Darwin and recent scientific advances, the authors demonstrate a strong continuity between human and animal behavior. ISBN: 9780691141299. Our Book No: 16672. $20 AUD.

43. Dear, Peter (2006). The Intelligibility of Nature: How Science Makes Sense of the World (1st ed) [Science.culture]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 242 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & figures, minor edgewear jacket, minimal foxing edges. This fascinating book is about the important relationship between instrumentalism and realism in the sciences from 1600 to 1950. The author's intellectual journey begins with a crucial observation: that the enterprise of science is, and has been, directed toward two distinct but frequently conflated ends - doing and knowing. The illustrations throughout the book help to make this an interesting book for anyone wanting to learn about the nature of science. ISBN: 0226139484. Our Book No: 29442. $20 AUD.

44. della Dora, Veronica (2016). Mountain Nature and Culture (1st ed) [The Earth Series]. London: Reaktion Books. 264 pp. Paperback wide trade, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear, top corners on pages little bent. This fascinating book is a journey through mountain peaks, both real and imaginary. Shows how the history of mountains is deeply interlaced with cultural values and aesthetic tastes, with religious beliefs and scientific practices. There are 137 illustrations, 99 in colour which explore these giants of nature, which are found in art, literature, science, sport, religion and myth. ISBN: 9781780236476. Our Book No: 29995. $30 AUD.

45. Dent, David (editor) (1995). Integrated Pest Management (1st stated ed). London: Chapman & Hall. 356 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, figures, tables, base spine end little creased. A practical guide to the principles and practice of developing an integrated pest management (IPM) program. The term 'pest' in this book is used in its broadest sense and includes insects, pathogens, weeds, nematodes, etc. This will be a useful book for agricultural and plant scientists, entomologists, acarologists and nematologists and all those studying crop protection. ISBN: 0412573709. Our Book No: 26945. $45 AUD.

46. Dickman, Chris (editor); Lunney, Daniel (editor); Burgin, Shelley (editor) (2007). Animals of Arid Australia: Out on Their Own? Sydney, Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. 240 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, color text-photos, figures, tables, maps, glossy paper, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The papers in this book were presented at a forum on 23 October 2004. The aim was to discuss whether the animals of arid Australia are 'out on their own' in terms of their unique adaptations for desert life, our view of them, and their long term prospects for survival. The many colour photos help to tell a very important story. This book will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about the unique animals that help to make up Australia. ISBN: 9780980327205. Our Book No: 22422. $25 AUD.

47. Dixon, Thomas S. (1980). The Birds of Riverview. Sydney, Lane Cove: T. S. Dixon. 184 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings & graphs, faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear). This book is about the birds of Riverview (a Sydney suburb) and has been published in conjunction with the Centenary of Riverview College (1880 - 1980). The author is a member of the N.S.W. Field Ornithologists' Club. Our Book No: 26800. $13 AUD.

48. Doherty, Peter (2013). Their Fate is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World. New York: The Experiment. 245 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, top corner front cover & first few pages minimally creased, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. Follows a diverse cast of bird species around the world - from tufted puffins in Puget Sound to griffon vultures in India, pigeons in East Asia, and wedge-tailed shearwaters off the islands of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, to illuminate bird's role as an early warning system for threats to the health of our planet and our well-being. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine with a Swiss colleague in 1996 for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defence, and was also recognised as Australian of the Year in 1997. ISBN: 9781615190911. Our Book No: 28379. $14 AUD.

49. Durer, Albrecht (1963). Postcard: Albrecht Durer: The Hare (Albertina, Vienna) (Reprint ed) [No P.C.708]. London: Medici Society Ltd. N/A pp. Postcard oblong, brown & cream picture, some light toning, no written text on rear side, one corner tip little creased, minor edgewear. The date 1502 is printed under the Hare. Albrecht Durer (1471 - 1528), born in Nuremberg., was probably the greatest painter of the German School. Worked in Venice for two years with Giorgione and Titian. Famous not only for paintings but also for his engravings, woodcuts and drawings. This postcard has been published in London. (Estimated date, 1963, other listings.). Our Book No: 40186. $15 AUD.

50. Edgecombe, Jean (1989). Phillip Island and Western Port (1st ed). Sydney, Thornleigh: J. M. Edgecombe. 131 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, black & white drawings, maps, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. A compact guide to the history, natural history, people and places in this location south of Melbourne, including the fairy penguin colony on Phillip Island. ISBN: 0731653777. Our Book No: 11713. $10 AUD.

51. Edgecombe, Jean (1994). Flinders Island and Eastern Bass Strait (Reprint ed). Sydney, Thornleigh: J. M. Edgecombe. 161 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white drawings, maps, few tiny surface scratches covers, minor edgewear. A compact guide to the history, natural history, people and places on the islands of eastern Bass Strait. The author paid regular flying visits (with her husband Gordon at the controls of a small aircraft) to gather from many sources the information condensed into this book. ISBN: 1862527849. Our Book No: 23137. $10 AUD.

52. Editorial Staff, Gleanings in Bee Culture; Rowe, H. G.; Root, John A. (introduction) (1976). Starting Right with Bees: A Beginner's Handbook on Beekeeping (18th ed). Medina, OH: A. I. Root Company. 96 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, front cover corner creased, minor edgewear, old price marks. This classic text on beekeeping, here in its 18th edition, was first published in the 1920s. Our Book No: 6789. $10 AUD.

53. Edwards, Hugh (1989). The Remarkable Dolphins of Monkey Mia (Wild Dolphins Meet People at the Shark Bay Shore). Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Edwards. 110 pp. Paperback octavo, stiffened cover, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Monkey Mia, in Shark Bay, Western Australia, is unique - the only place in the world where wild dolphins and people come together in peace and goodwill. A beautiful book for anyone with an interest in nature and our environment. ISBN: 0731679822. Our Book No: 6776A. $10 AUD.

54. Elwell, Thos. D. (1979). An Official Guide to the National Park of New South Wales (Facsimile ed). Sydney: National Parks and Wildlife Service of New South Wales. 72 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, very good condition, embossed cloth covers, full-page sepia (brown-tinted ) photos (including frontispiece), fold-out plan at rear, pages faintly toned, minimal foxing edges. This facsimile reprint is published in 1979 by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of New South Wales and is limited to 1000 copies of which this copy is number 585. This facsimile marks the Centenary of Royal National Park (known simply as "The National Park" until 1954) is the oldest national park in Australia having been dedicated in 1879. This book first appeared in 1893 under the authority of the Trustees of the Park. The sepia photos add a special old charm to the book which is packed with information. ISBN: 0724016848. Our Book No: 28711. $30 AUD.

55. Evans, John (1989). Insect Delight: A Life's Journey. Canberra: Brolga Press. 212 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Autobiography of the Australian CSIRIO entomologist who later was director of the Australian Museum in Sydney. ISBN: 0958830983. Our Book No: 12932. $10 AUD.

56. Fisher, Robert H. (1978). Butterflies of South Australia (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea) (1st ed) [Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia]. Adelaide: D. J. Woolman, Government Printer. 272 pp. Paperback tall thin trade, card covers, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, spine little creased, faint foxing few pages, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The life cycles of many of the butterfly species from the egg to the adult stage are illustrated for the first time in a series of unique photos. The adult butterflies are illustrated by colour photos. The author has made a valuable contribution to the world of butterfly studies. Our Book No: 26858. $16 AUD.

57. Fleay, David (1994). We Breed the Platypus (50th anniversary ed). Brisbane: Boolarong Publications. 44 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, charts, top edge front cover little creased. David Fleay investigates the life of the platypus. A valuable scientific record and a story of considerable human interest, as the only successful and scientifically documented platypus breeding program in captivity. Fleay designed the Australian section of Melbourne Zoo, and also was a builder and director of Healesville Sanctuary. (Originally published, 1944.). ISBN: 0864391714. Our Book No: 20952. $10 AUD.

58. Foster, Ian; Dunstan, Ross (photographer) (2002). The Australian Geographic Book of the Snowy Mountains (1st ed). Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 159 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, maps, liftout map MISSING, colour text-photos (some full-page), few sepia text-photos (brown-tinted), spine ends lightly rubbed, few scratches covers, minor edgewear. This book is a comprehensive guide to the Snowy Mountains (Snowies) - by car and mountainbike, as well as on foot, horseback and skis. It explores the history of the area and introduces the plants and animals that survive in this idyllic alpine environment: a rare haven of cool on a largely hot, dry continent. There are more than 200 photos, and detailed area maps. ISBN: 1876276290. Our Book No: 25841. $20 AUD.

59. Fox, H. Munro (1952). The Personality of Animals (Revised ed). Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 155 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages little toned, minor edgewear. Our Book No: 3220. $10 AUD.

60. Fraser, Ian; McJannett, Margaret; Fitzgerald, Helen (drawings) (1994). Over the Hills and Tharwa Way: Eastern Namadgi National Park: A Driver's and Walker's Guide (1st ed). Canberra: Canberra & South East Region Environment Centre. 174 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, maps, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear corners, minor creases covers. This book is a companion to "Above the Cotter". There are seven drives described in this book, all suitable for any suburban vehicle. There are 23 walks described, all of which can be easily completed in the course of a day trip from Canberra. ISBN: 0646190296. Our Book No: 27126. $50 AUD.

61. Frith, H. J. (1977). Waterfowl in Australia (Reissue ed). Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 328 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, charts, black & white photos, corners little bumped, pages lightly toned as common, spine jacket lightly faded, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Reissued edition. A very comprehensive book on Australian waterfowl. The book is lavishly illustrated with many excellent photos as well as identification charts - for birds in flight or on water. There are also maps showing the distribution of each species, sonograms of their calls, and other drawings and diagrams. ISBN: 0589500007. Our Book No: 23863. $28 AUD.

62. Gaita, Raimond (2002). The Philosopher's Dog (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 214 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed. First edition. The Australian philosopher has always been fascinated by animals - their obvious intelligence and disturbing brutality, their uncanny responsiveness to our moods and needs, the deep feelings they elicit from us and seem to return. In this marvellous book, he trains the lens of philosophy on the mystery and beauty of the animals he has known and loved best. One of those rare works that engages the heart from the very first paragraph. A graceful and engaging stylist, Gaita is lucidly grapples with great thinkers through the ages - from Socrates to Wittgenstein, Descartes to Hannah Arendt. And yet, Gaita frankly acknowledges that he has learned much about the nature of life from his beloved dogs and cat. In the end, he argues that love should be the essence of our bond with animals, the critical factor that guides how we treat them and think about their place in our world. ISBN: 1877008273. Our Book No: 13766. $10 AUD.

63. Gaita, Raimond (2005). The Philosopher's Dog: Friendships with Animals. New York: Random House. 220 pp. Paperback, as new condition. The Australian philosopher has always been fascinated by animals - their obvious intelligence and disturbing brutality, their uncanny responsiveness to our moods and needs, the deep feelings they elicit from us and seem to return. In this marvellous book, he trains the lens of philosophy on the mystery and beauty of the animals he has known and loved best. One of those rare works that engages the heart from the very first paragraph. A graceful and engaging stylist, Gaita is lucidly grapples with great thinkers through the ages - from Socrates to Wittgenstein, Descartes to Hannah Arendt. And yet, Gaita frankly acknowledges that he has learned much about the nature of life from his beloved dogs and cat. In the end, he argues that love should be the essence of our bond with animals, the critical factor that guides how we treat them and think about their place in our world. ISBN: 0812970241. Our Book No: 14826. $10 AUD.

64. Garstone, Ray (1976). Birds of the West: Bird Life of Western Australia. Perth: Westviews. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1976 (Trove catalogue). Pictorial pamphlet of native birds in Western Australia. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 4360. $10 AUD.

65. Gathorne-Hardy, Jonathan (2005). Kinsey: A Biography (Revised ed). London: Pimlico / Random House. 513 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, spine little creased, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Biography of the American zoologist and pioneer researcher into human sexual behaviour. This biography forms the basis of a new film. The author has interviewed Kinsey's remaining family, his close colleagues, friends and lovers. With wit and subtlety the author reveals whole new aspects of this complex, heroic, obsessive and ultimately sympathetic man. ISBN: 1844138364. Our Book No: 21824. $15 AUD.

66. Goodall, Gladys M. (No Date). Postcard: Kiwi and Egg, Stewart Island, New Zealand [Colourchrome Series W.T.677]. City Not Stated: Felicity Card Co. / Whitcoulls Ltd (Printer). N/A pp. Postcard Oblong colour picture one side, minor edgewear, no text. Postcard with a kiwi and an egg on the front side. The rear side has a full description of the kiwi shown in the photo. This kiwi is the Stewart Island Kiwi (Apteryx lawryi), the largest of the species. Our Book No: 40188. $10 AUD.

67. Gould, Stephen Jay (1990). Hens Teeth and Horse's Toes (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Group. 413 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few black & white drawings & text-photos, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the third volume of his collected essays. The author is celebrating the worldwide festivities for the third Darwinian centennial of our century, the 100th anniversary of Darwin's death. This readable and perceptive book will interest anyone wanting to know more about evolutionary theory. ISBN: 0140134816. Our Book No: 29203. $14 AUD.

68. Gould, Stephan Jay (1996). Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History. London: Jonathan Cape. 480 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, cover little curled, minor edgewear. ISBN: 0517703939. Our Book No: 3928. $20 AUD.

69. Gould, Stephen Jay (1996). Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 244 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), figures (including drawings), minimal edgewear. The noted zoologist argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on Earth. This book states that if we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the unfathomably rich source of 'endless forms most beautiful and wonderful'. ISBN: 0224041320. Our Book No: 3658. $20 AUD.

70. Gould, Stephen Jay (1997). Life's Grandeur: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin. London: Vintage. 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, pages lightly toned as common. The noted zoologist argues that progress and increasing complexity are not inevitable features of the evolution of life on Earth. This book states that if we wish to see grandeur in life, we must discard our selfish and anthropocentric view of evolution and learn to see it as Darwin did, as the unfathomably rich source of 'endless forms most beautiful and wonderful'. ISBN: 0099893606. Our Book No: 15904. $10 AUD.

71. Gould, Stephen Jay (2001). The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History. London / Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 372 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings & text-photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. All these essays by Stephen Jay Gould were previously published by "Natural History" magazine. ISBN: 0099285835. Our Book No: 24578. $12 AUD.

72. Gould, Stephen Jay (2003). The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities (1st UK ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 479 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), old price marks. First UK edition. Stephen Jay Gould uses the centuries-old conflict between science and the humanities to investigate urgent scientific research issues of the past and present. His last book, published after his death. An original analysis, being a expansion of a presidential Address to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). ISBN: 022406309X. Our Book No: 20105. $15 AUD.

73. Greek, Ray C.; Greek, Jean Swingle (2003). Specious Science: How Genetics and Evolution Reveal Why Medical Research on Animals Harm Humans [Why Experiments on Animals Harm Humans]. New York: Continuum. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. In easy to understand language, this persuasive book provides the scientific underpinning for the philosophy of "do no harm to any animal, human or not". Follows on from their previous book "Sacred Cows and Golden Geese". Extrapolation from animals to humans is utterly invalid. Ray Greek advises the National Anti-Vivisection Society (USA). ISBN: 0826415385. Our Book No: 21642. $12 AUD.

74. Green, R. H. (1993). The Fauna of Tasmania: Mammals (1st ed). Launceston: Potoroo Press. 56 pp. Paperback small octavo, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour plates, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. This concise and interesting pamphlet will let you identify and learn the general biology of Tasmania's beautiful native animals. Much of the contents are based upon personal experiences as zoologist with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston. SALE PRICE. (Estimated date: 1993, Trove catalogue.) ISBN: 0949404012. Our Book No: 21354. $10 AUD.

75. Greive, Bradley Trevor (2007). Every Day is Christmas (Australian ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House Australia. 112 pp. Paperback small square, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. From front cover: "Living the holiday spirit throughout the year without damaging your liver or driving everyone crazy." A lot of tips from some very clever animals on how to deal (or not) with the up and downs of life. Written by the author of "The Blue Day Book". Scarce Australian edition. ISBN: 9781741665253. Our Book No: 30640. $15 AUD.

76. Groves, Colin P. (1989). A Theory of Human and Primate Evolution (1st ed) [Oxford Science Publications]. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 375 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, navy boards with red & gilt lettering spine, figures, tables, tiny mark fore-edge, minimal pencil underlining. About evolutionary and taxonomic theory as they stand today, by academic anthropologist, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. The author examined old theories, dusted them off, looked at them in a new context, fitted them together, and applied them to humans and other primates. This book will be useful and of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate students. ISBN: 0198576293. Our Book No: 27324. $50 AUD.

77. Guinness, Clare (1983). All and About Dunsborough (Revised, reprint ed). Perth: J. & C. Guinness / Printed By Jubilee Printing. 60 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, thin flexible covers, stapled, single-colour drawings, few light creases rear cover, staples lightly rusted, top corner front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. About a small town in the southwestern corner of Western Australia and the surrounding region, including the natural highlights. An updated edition of "Round and about Dunsborough", including parts of "From Quedjinup to Dunsborough". The authors have covered: early settlement, places of interest, wildlife park, Yallingup caves, driving around Dunsborough, Cape Naturaliste, Curtis Bay, Castle Bay and Castle Rock, Cape Farm and Bunkers Bay, Quindalup, Busselton, the vineyards. Our Book No: 26629. $15 AUD.

78. Hadlington, Phillip; Beck, Louise (illustrator) (1992). Termites and Other Common Timber Pests (Reprint, corrected ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 126 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, minimal faint foxing front flyleaf, minor edgewear. Austtralian entomologist provides the first available book that explains the habits of termites, the various species, and acceptable control methods. ISBN: 0868402109. Our Book No: 12128. $15 AUD.

79. Hadlington, Phillip; Marsden, Christine (1998). Termites and Borers: A Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control. Sydney: Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 53 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled, colour text-photos (some full-page), faint foxing flyleaf & title page, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear. An easy-to-use guide with over 100 colour photos. As well as termite detection advice, it shows various methods of eradicating termites and protecting against their return. (Estimated date, 1998, Trove catalogue.). ISBN: 0868406007. Our Book No: 28497. $15 AUD.

80. Hadlington, Phillip; Marsden, Christine (1999). Common Household Pests: A Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 79 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, few light creases covers, few tiny scratches front cover, top corner rear cover & few pages little creased, tiny rubbed spot flyleaf. This book looks at both chemical and non-chemical means of control, includes many 'what to do' sections, promotes strategies of prevention as a first measure to achieve control, answers common household questions about domestic pests including termites, and it helps people to identify harmless and useful insects and spiders, as well as the disease-spreading and dangerous ones. ISBN: 0868406252. Our Book No: 26605. $12 AUD.

81. Hancock, David (2001). The Australian Geographic Book of the Top End (1st ed). Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 159 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, maps, liftout map MISSING, colour text-photos (some full-page), front cover corner little creased, few scratches covers, minor edgewear. A comprehensive guide to the top end of the Northern Territory, ranging from the stone country of the Arnhem Land plateau, to the vast savannah. From Mataranka in the south to Port Essington in the north, this guide shows the Top End's most impressive sites. Text & photos by David Hancock: there are maps and over 200 photos. ISBN: 1862760365. Our Book No: 25838. $25 AUD.

82. Hangay, George; German, Pavel (2000). Insects of Australia [Nature Guides]. Sydney: Reed / New Holland. 128 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers, very good condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. A quick and easy reference to most groups of Australian insects. There are 280 photos with interesting information about each insect. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 187633441X. Our Book No: 23582. $10 AUD.

83. Harker, Cecily (2000). Libby and his Friends (1st ed). Brisbane: Southland Institute Press. 138 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, corner tips covers little scuffed, base spine rubbed, covers & spine little faded, light mark fore-edge, crease rear cover, light rubbing spine, minor edgewear. This is the delightful story of Libby, the orphaned Brushtail possum, and his bush friends. The author and her husband enjoyed the friendship of Libby and other native animals around their home in rural North Queensland. The book is suitable for older children, the stories are rich with photographs, illustrations and Bible texts. The book is designed to help children reflect on the importance of caring for and protecting all creatures. ISBN: 0646402579. Our Book No: 30677. $12 AUD.

84. Helfer, Ralph (2005). Zamba: The True Story of the Greatest Lion that Ever lived (1st International ed). New York: HarperCollins. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. This is the story of animal behaviorist Ralph Helfer, who uses "affection training" on animals he wants to train. He developed a special bond with a young lion cub found near death on the Zambezi river in Zambia, and taken back to the United States where the cub lived with the author and his family for 18 years. ISBN: 006083627X. Our Book No: 27370. $15 AUD.

85. Hickin, Norman (1967). The Conservation of Building Timbers: A Study of the Incidence of Wood-Boring Insects and Wood-Rotting Fungi in Buildings and Other Contributions towards the Conservation of Building Timbers (1st ed) [Rentokil Library]. London: Hutchinson. 144 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), tables, charts, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (chipped, closed tear, top corner worn, tiny stain reverse side, flap clipped), tiny mark bottom edge. This book gives a detailed and authoritative account of the damage woodworm and rot have caused, based on exhaustive surveys of various types of buildings, private homes, commercial premises, factories, shops, churches, historic buildings, public houses, farms, country estates. Practical methods are discussed, followed by a discussion of the legal and insurance questions involved in the problem. Our Book No: 25959. $13 AUD.

86. Hicks, Ron (2009). The Unlikely Bushman (1st ed). Sydney: Huon Media Enterprises. 108 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top spine scuffed, some foxing inside front cover, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. The story of a Wahroonga bushman known as Alexander 'Bunny' Currie who lived in a shack near Lovers Jump Creek. During one of his bushwalks near his home, the author stumbled upon the shack, pathways and stairs down to a creek and up a steep rocky ravine, which led him to investigate the story of the eccentric bushman. ISBN: 9781409294887. Our Book No: 27850. $15 AUD.

87. Hockings, F. David (2014). Pests, Diseases and Beneficials: Friends and Foes of Australian Gardens (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 272 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos, small crease rear cover, bottom corner tip front cover lightly bent, autograph (written dedication title page). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is based on the 1980 book "Friends and Foes of Australian Gardens". This new work has been revised and expanded to include general garden situations as well as Australian native plants, and provides further information on plant diseases, harmless and beneficial fungi, bacteria and viruses, physiological disorders and problems caused by horticultural mismanagement. There are clear descriptions and full colour images to aid in identifying insects or other organisms, and useful advice on how to recognise and treat problems is given. ISBN: 9781486300211. Our Book No: 27733. $45 AUD.

88. Hodge, Susie (2004). How to Draw Animals: A Step-by-step Guide for Beginners With 10 Projects. London: New Holland. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, colour photos, light bump base spine, minor edgewear & scuffing. Shows how to draw using different types of media, including graphite pencil, pen and ink, charcoal and chalk, coloured and pastel pencils. There are 10 step-by-step practical demonstrations illustrated with full-colour photos. A user-friendly guide to the basic techniques and information on tools and materials is given. She is an experienced artist, author and teacher who is passionate about art education. ISBN: 184330600X. Our Book No: 28522. $15 AUD.

89. Holmgren, Virginia C. (1988). Owls in Folklore and Natural History (1st ed). Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press. 175 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white drawings, spine lightly faded, edges lightly foxed, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. The author gives expert tips on how to find the elusive owls of North America. Also includes a complete list of species with field descriptions and range maps, along with antique illustrations. ISBN: 088496289X. Our Book No: 24340. $10 AUD.

90. Holthouse, Hector (1970). North Queensland In Colour (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Ltd. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, color photos, some edgewear jacket (laminate little lifting top & bottom edges, spine ends little rubbed),tiny scuffs bottom edge covers, endpapers foxed (title page slightly), front & rear endpapers lightly toned. Reveals every aspect of Northern Queensland in colour. A great way to learn a little about this fascinating part of Australia from the perspective of 1970. ISBN: 0851790674. Our Book No: 30703. $20 AUD.

91. Holthouse, Hector (1991). The Australian Geographic Book of Cape York (1st ed). Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 161 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, maps (including lift-out), colour text-photos (some full-page), minor edgewear, owner's written name. First edition. This book is a comprehensive guide to Cape York Peninsula, one of Australia's last great wilderness areas. There are more than 200 photos, and a dozen maps, together with a large lift-out (loosely inserted) poster-map of the peninsula. ISBN: 1862760020. Our Book No: 25114. $20 AUD.

92. Hooper, Toby; Hooper, Juliana (1991). The Kookaburra: A Pictorial Celebration of Australia's Best-Loved Bird (Revised ed). Melbourne: Viking O'Neil. 136 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings & text-photos, corner tips few rear pages lightly creased. How illustrators, commercial advertisers, craftspeople have produced many enduring images of the kookaburra, Australia's famous native laughing bed. ISBN: 0670902152. Our Book No: 10927A. $15 AUD.

93. Horsfield, Dorothy (2005). Venom. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 305 pp. Paperback square, very good condition, minimal edgewear. A young mother joins an entomologist in his project to find the funnel-web spiders of Australia's high country. Grief, love, spiders and Federal politics are set against the beauty of an ancient landscape in this keenly observed novel that explores the fine line between human ambitions and weaknesses, and the venomous impulses we share with the spider-world. The author was the wife of Australian journalist Paul Lyneham. ISBN: 1740761790. Our Book No: 22290. $12 AUD.

94. Horton, Helen (1988). Brisbane's Back Door: The Story of the D'Aguilar Range (1st ed). Brisbane, Bowen Hills: Boolarong Publications. 159 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), colour plates (few full-page), black & white text-photos, plans, map, few black & white drawings, some edgewear jacket (reverse side & endpapers foxed, top spine lightly creased), title page & last two pages & edges lightly foxed, bottom corner rear cover lightly bumped, some edgewear. This fascinating book is the story of the range of mountains behind Brisbane, from its beginnings in time to the present day. There are parts on the geology of the D'Aguilar Range, its Aboriginal inhabitants, early European settlement, and gold mines, on to its use as a water resource and as a timber resource. There is a brief guide to the most noticeable flora and fauna. There is a chapter on the Glasshouse Mountains. The historical and contemporary illustrations, and a comprehensive index, present an overall look at the range as it was and as it is now. ISBN: 086439036X. Our Book No: 30701. $25 AUD.

95. Idriess, Ion L. (1946). In Crocodile Land: Wandering in Northern Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 241 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), grey cloth boards (light blue details spine & front cover), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, cover design little offset jacket (minor edgewear, slight loss spine ends, corners little rubbed, reverse side lightly toned, small tear flaps), pages lightly toned, edges little foxed, cover corners little bumped, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable archival plastic sleeve (Brodart). First edition. A collection of short travel stories and descriptions about crocodile and buffalo hunting across the top end of Australia. The incidents and observations did not happen on one trip but over many years wandering around from the north-east coast to the north-west coast. Our Book No: 17890. $30 AUD.

96. Jenkins, Steve; Walter, Derek; Crane, Caprice (with) (2016). Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time (Australian ed). Melbourne: Affirm Press. 212 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour photos, top spine lightly bumped, top corner front cover slightly creased, minor edgewear. This is a funny, inspiring story about a very special pig named Esther. Esther came to live with the Canadian author and his partner. Esther started being a 'micro' piglet but soon grew into a huge 270 kilogram loveable adult pig who completely changed their lives. In time, they bought a farm and named it the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. They have become two of the world's most successful and beloved animal rights activists - alongside Esther, a social media star with many fans around the world. ISBN: 9781925344950. Our Book No: 30545. $18 AUD.

97. Jennings, Wendy L. (1997). Wild Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. This beautiful and very colourful book has 31 of Australia's most colourful inhabitants. The author has brought them to life in her wonderful paintings, and there is a short simple description of each of them. This book will appeal to any age, it is a great way for children to learn about some of our fascinating animals and birds. ISBN: 0864177844. Our Book No: 29734. $18 AUD.

98. Johns, Captain W. E.; Stead, Leslie (illustrator) (1953). Biggles and the Black Raider: Another Adventure of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Air Police (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 192 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, patterned red cloth cover, colour plates, endpaper map, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, old price marks front pastedown. Biggles and his comrades take on an urgent assignment in Central Africa (Kenya area) in search of the elusive Cetezulu, a major African poacher known as "The Black Elephant". Our Book No: 17321. $25 AUD.

99. Khan, Amina (2017). Adapt: How We Can Learn from Nature's Strangest Inventions. London: Atlantic Books. 344 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover little creased, top edge lightly toned, minimal edgewear. A fascinating look at how we can learn from nature and become adaptable to the environment. The author talks to researchers at the forefront of this exciting new science, who are designing everything from wind turbines to military camouflage. Of interest to anyone who has an interest in design, nature and technology. ISBN: 9781786492272. Our Book No: 30143. $25 AUD.

100. Klots, Alexander B. (1983). Butterflies of the World (Reprint ed). New York: Bantam Books. 159 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, colour text-photos, minimal foxing title page, rear cover top corner creased, minor edgewear. A handy guide book to more than 50 butterfly, skipper and moth families of the world. These remarkable creatures come to life in the vivid, full-colour photographs and authoritative description of each family. ISBN: 0553236793. Our Book No: 20724. $10 AUD.

101. Koch, L. E. (1977). The Taxonomy, Geographic Distribution and Evolutionary Radiation of Australo-Papuan Scorpions [Records of the Western Australian Museum: Volume 5, Part 2]. Perth: Western Australian Museum. 367 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, maps, black & white figures, corner tips covers & last few pages little creased, minimal insect damage front cover & first two pages, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. This publication records part of an enquiry into the relationships and evolutionary history of components of the order Scorpionida, especially its species in the Australo-Papuan region. The present publication includes a taxonomic revision of all the scorpion species in Australia and Papua, and is based on the large numbers of specimens that are in museums and institutions throughout Australia Our Book No: 40181. $50 AUD.

102. Lamond, Henry G. (1978). Big Red (Reissue ed). Melbourne: Sun Books. 219 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, covers lightly creased, pages lightly toned. Novel about the harsh life of an Australian red kangaroo mob. ISBN: 0725100052. Our Book No: 2465. $10 AUD.

103. Lazarus, Sarah (2006). Troubled Waters: The Changing Fortunes of Whales and Dolphins (1st ed). London: Natural History Museum / CSIRO Publishing (Distributor). 210 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings & photos, colour photos, minimal edgewear jacket. Explains the natural history of these fascinating mammals in the context of the social, cultural and political developments that have shaped their lives during the unlikely transitions from whale-hunting to whale-watching. ISBN: 0643093893. Our Book No: 26087. $15 AUD.

104. Lee, Anthony; Martin, Roger; Ward, Simon (illustrator) (1988). The Koala: A Natural History (1st ed) [Australian Natural History Series]. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 102 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, bottom corner first few pages faintly creased, light foxing edges, pages faintly toned, spine little faded, minor edgewear. This book presents what is known about the koala in a clear and objective manner. The authors write about the koala's feeding habits, social behaviour, and migratory and general biological patterns. Conservation and future management problems are also discussed. This wonderful book will be most useful to students, naturalists and biologists, and to anyone interested in natural history. ISBN: 0868403547. Our Book No: 29865. $18 AUD.

105. Lindburg, Donald G. (editor) (1980). The Macaques: Studies in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution (1st ed) [Primate Behavior and Development]. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold (VNR). 384 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, figures, black & white text-photos, minor creases & edgewear jacket. This collection of scientific papers presents important new information from recent field studies, and provides a comprehensive collection of in-depth analyses covering macaque evolution, ecology and behavior (a mainly Asian species of monkeys). ISBN: 0442248172. Our Book No: 22776. $20 AUD.

106. Lindenmayer, David; Beaton, Ester (photographer) (2000). Life in the Tall Eucalypt Forests (1st ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed New Holland 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), maps, minor edgewear, old price marks, autograph (written dedication by photographer). The beautiful photos of the animals and plants that live in eucalypt forests are accompanied by captions that tell the story of how this community works together. The pictures and words link these living things in a way that helps us understand how an entire dynamic ecosystem is able to maintain its health, and how human activities like logging can threaten that health. ISBN: 1876334525. Our Book No: 40409. $25 AUD.

107. Lindsay, Norman; Wingrove, Keith (selected by) (1978). Norman Lindsay's Bears (1st ed). Sydney: Macmillan. 72 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & beige drawings (including frontispiece), spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket, old price marks, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. This book features the bear Billy Bluegum who became well known through his appearance in the Bulletin and the Lone Hand magazines, and later in the children's classic "The Magic Pudding". This book includes both the first and the last Billy Bluegum pictures drawn by Norman Lindsay. ISBN: 0333251628. Our Book No: 28471. $20 AUD.

108. Lithgow, Geoffrey W. (1961). Mootwingee: An Aboriginal Garden of Eden. Broken Hill, NSW: Progressive Press. Unnum 30 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, black & white photos, map, staples rusted, minimal foxing title page, minimal scuffing front cover, minor edgewear corners, bookplate inside front cover. From the title page: "An introduction to the botany, geology, natural history and archaeology of this Aboriginal retreat in Australia." This study is a general survey designed to appeal to anyone wanting to know a little about this fascinating part of Australia (Broken Hill). Our Book No: 29225. $20 AUD.

109. Little, John (2006). Christine's Ark: The Extraordinary Story of Christine Townend and an Indian Animal Shelter (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 323 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear, edges & pages faintly toned, covers & spine lightly creased, fore-edge rear cover little creased. An inspiring and poignant story of India, its special animals and its people, and one woman's unwavering struggle to change the world for the better. Christine Townend founded Animal Liberation in the 1970s. A visit to India in 1990 offered her the opportunity to take over a decrepit animal shelter just outside the city of Jaipur, called "Help In Suffering". ISBN: 9781405037297. Our Book No: 26445. $10 AUD.

110. Little, Maureen (2011). The Bee Garden: How to Create or Adapt a Garden to Attract and Nurture Bees (1st ed). Oxford: Spring Hill Books. 269 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour photos (many full-page), minor edgewear. This wonderful book is a response to requests from individuals who want to know how we can help the declining bee population. The book offers suggestions on how to plant a bee-friendly garden, followed by a season-by-season account of what bee-friendly plants are in flower and when, and what jobs the gardener can be doing during these times to help bees thrive. The book has the English seasons, however, many of the plants are grown in other parts of the world. ISBN: 9781905862597. Our Book No: 27563. $20 AUD.

111. Long, John A. (2004). Gogo Fish! The Story of the Western Australian State Fossil Emblem. Perth: Western Australian Museum. 40 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos & drawings, bottom corner covers little creased, minor edgewear. In July 1986, a 375 million-year old fossil fish was discovered in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The campaign of a Perth primary school helped make this fish the Western Australian State fossil emblem. This is the story of Dr John Long's discovery of the Gogo fish, the campaign, and a glimpse into the fascinating world of a Devonian reef. This book is for primary to secondary school students and anyone interested in this fascinating story. ISBN: 1920843086. Our Book No: 24946. $12 AUD.

112. Macfarlane, David (2012). Building Paradise: The Story of an Eco-lodge on the Great Barrier Reef (1st ed). Kent Town, SA: Wakefield Press. 169 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos, laminate coating bottom corner tip front cover lifting slightly, tiny mark inside rear cover & last page, minor edgewear (including corners). This inspiring story of conviction, commitment and serendipity describes his 14-year quest to establish an eco-lodge in the unspoiled but threatened natural paradise of Australia's Whitsunday Islands on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. ISBN: 9781743050187. Our Book No: 29654. $30 AUD.

113. Magazine, Organic Gardener; Miller, Jerssamy (introduction) (2018). The Contented Bee: Inspiration and Practical Tips to Keep Your Backyard Bees Happy, Healthy and Productive (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books / HarperCollins. 303 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), top corner front cover creased, bottom edge front cover minimally bumped, minor edgewear. This lively guide features inspirational stories and photos from many enthusiasts across Australia who decided to keep bees, city and rural. There are practical chapters by a range of experts showing you how to start, caring for your bees, harvesting honey and wax (with recipes), troubleshooting, what to plant to give the hard working bees some food, and information on the popular option of keeping native stingless bees. ISBN: 9780733339387. Our Book No: 30332. $28 AUD.

114. Main, A. R.; Edward, D. H. (1968). A Guide for Naturalists (2nd ed) [Handbook, No 4]. Perth: Western Australian Naturalists Club. 107 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover (corner tip creased), black & white drawings (plates) at rear, minor edgewear. Subtitle: "Primarily for Field Identifications of Invertebrates, Except Insects, Parasites and Marine Forms, Reported from Western Australia". Originally published, 1954: this second edition revised by D. H. Edward, Zoology Department, University of Western Australia. Our Book No: 12098. $10 AUD.

115. McCalman, Iain (2010). Darwin's Armada: Four Voyagers to the Southern Oceans and Their Battle For the Theory of Evolution. London: Pocket Books. 422 pp. Paperback, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white photos center spread, base spine little bumped, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace - four young naturalists, each of whom voyaged to the southern hemisphere in search of adventure and scientific fame. ISBN: 9781847393098. Our Book No: 28946. $14 AUD.

116. McCormick, Anne; McDonnell, Derek; Wantrup, Jonathan (1992). Hordern House: Voyages - Natural History. Sydney: Hordern House. Unnum pp. Paperback wide octavo, card cover (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos. An illustrated Sydney bookseller's catalogue of 110 antiquarian natural history, travel and exploration books for sale. Loosely inserted: list of offer prices, and order forms. ISBN: 1875567046. Our Book No: 15660. $25 AUD.

117. McCubbin, Charles (1985). How to Breed Butterflies (1st ed). Melbourne: Friends of the Zoo Inc / Zoological Board of Victoria. 33 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, colour drawings. This small booklet from the Melbourne Zoo explains the different types of butterflies, and how to breed them. ISBN: 0958874409. Our Book No: 23979. $14 AUD.

118. McCullough, Dale R.; McCullough, Yvette (2000). Kangaroos in Outback Australia: Comparative Ecology and Behavior of Three Coexisting Species. New York: Columbia University Press. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Two American researchers study three coexisting kangaroo species (red, eastern grey, western grey) in Yathong Nature Reserve, western New South Wales. They have previously studied coexisting deer populations in North America. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0231119178. Our Book No: 8254. $15 AUD.

119. McGregor, Alasdair; Chester, Quentin (1992). The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 208 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (many full-page), map, minor edgewear jacket (few light scratches, reverse side lightly foxed), edges & few pages faintly foxed, small bump top edge front cover, spine ends little rubbed. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This wonderful book is a journey into the heart of the Kimberley. The photos stunningly depict this vast area of at the northern tip of Western Australia. ISBN: 0340578416. Our Book No: 29016. $30 AUD.

120. McLaughlin, W. R. D. (1962). Call to the South: A Story of British Whaling in Antarctica (1st ed). London: Harrap. 188 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, faint foxing & toning edges, light brown strips endpapers, corners bumped, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed, flap clipped, reverse side lightly toned). An account of a typical British whaling expedition to Antarctica. The author has spent many seasons in Antarctica and through this book pleads for action to save the whales before it is too late. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 25295. $12 AUD.

121. Melson, Gail F. (2001). Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children (1st ed). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 236 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe. Discusses the importance of animals in children's lives. The author shows how animals enrich the lives and learning abilities of children. Whether they see themselves as King of the Wild Things or protector of Toto, children live in a world filled with animals, both real and imaginary, from Black Beauty to Barney. A very special book for all animal and pet lovers. ISBN: 0674017528. Our Book No: 20805. $10 AUD.

122. Messner, Reinhold; Constantine, Peter (translation) (2000). My Quest for the Yeti: Confronting the Himalaya's Deepest Mystery (1st U.K. ed). London: Macmillan. 169 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, black & white vignettes. An investigation of the yeti, a mythical animal from the Himalayas, by climber who was first to reach the peak of Mt Everest without oxygen support. ISBN: 0333905288. Our Book No: 9673. $10 AUD.

123. Mitchell, Elyne; Cole, Michael (illustrator) (1970). Jinki: Dingo of the Snows (1st ed). Melbourne: Hutchinson. 168 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, endpapers & edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). First edition. Story for young adults about an Aboriginal boy and a dingo pup. By the author of the popular Silver Brumby books. ISBN: 0090976606. Our Book No: 16121. $25 AUD.

124. Mittelbach, Margaret; Crewdson, Michael; Rockman, Alexis (artwork) (2005). Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 320 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, light creases covers. This book is about three American travellers who set out to find the truth about the fabled thylacine (Tasmanian tiger). They have a memorable adventure around the Apple Isle, taking in the natural beauty and unique fauna that makes it a special place. ISBN: 1920885943. Our Book No: 28142. $18 AUD.

125. Moore, Barry P. (1980). A Guide to the Beetles of South-eastern Australia. Sydney, Greenwich: Australian Entomological Press. 226 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour plates (including frontispiece), embossed stamp previous owner title page, faint toning edges & pages, light foxing front flyleaf. A well-illustrated book written for the layperson and amateur coleopterist. The large number of illustrations will help with the identification of many of the common and interesting species found in south-eastern Australia. The author is a professional scientist and his interest has been shown in the compiling of this fascinating book. Many of the colour plates and the line drawings are also by the author. A wonderful book to add to a nature collection. Originally published as articles in "Australian Entomological Magazine". ISBN: 0909451079. Our Book No: 29422. $35 AUD.

126. Morgan, Sally (2012). The Greedy Crocodile: A Collection of Australian Stories (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Newtown: Walker Books Australia. 76 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, front cover little creased, few small marks inside front cover, minor edgewear corner tips. An illustrated collection of Australian stories for children and young people by Aboriginal author Sally Morgan, who wrote her prize-winning autobiography "My Place". Suggested reading age is primary school. SCARCE. ISBN: 9781921720659. Our Book No: 40573. $35 AUD.

127. Morris, Desmond (2009). Owl (1st ed). London: Reaktion Books. 216 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings & photos, minimal edgewear. The author explores the natural and cultural history of owls worldwide. There are 123 illustrations, 91 in colour. This very special book will appeal to anyone interested in this fascinating bird. ISBN: 9781861895257. Our Book No: 25718. $15 AUD.

128. Moyal, Ann (2004). Platypus: The Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP). 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations (including frontispiece), colour plates, minor edgewear. This book is a unique biography of one of the world's most unusual creatures, the Australian platypus. The author tells the incredible story of how it became the focus of the great scientific debates of the 19th century. Uncovers the earliest theories and latest discoveries about this delightful member of the animal kingdom. ISBN: 0801880521. Our Book No: 29822. $18 AUD.

129. Mudher, Amritpal (editor); Newman, Tracey A. (editor) (2008). Drosophila: A Toolbox for the Study of Neurodegenerative Disease [SEB Experimental Biology Series]. Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor & Francis. 220 pp. Hardback octavo, black pictorial cover, as new condition, figures, tables. An overview of the ways in which Drosophila is currently being used as a model organism to further our understanding of a spectrum of human neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and hereditary spastic paraplegia. Each chapter is written by respected researchers and gives an excellent account of the subject suitable for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. ISBN: 9780415411851. Our Book No: 13617. $150 AUD.

130. Mundy, Jane; Bayley, Paul (photos) (1990). Sydney Wildflower Bushwalks. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 94 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, few maps, minimal edgewear. This book is for bushwalkers and lovers of Australian native plants. There are 144 alphabetically arranged colour plates, and a key to the walks where each plant illustrated can be found. ISBN: 0864173350. Our Book No: 24776. $15 AUD.

131. Munro, Sharyn (2009). Mountain Tails: The Lives and Loves of My Animal Neighbours (1st ed). Wollombi, NSW: Exisle Publishing. 167 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, autograph (authors written dedication title page). A collection of anecdotes about the animals who share her bush retreat in New South Wales. For over 30 years, kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras, quolls, snakes and frogs have visited. The illustrations and words tell a fascinating story of the wonder of nature. Written by the author of "The Woman on the Mountain". (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781921497209. Our Book No: 28948. $10 AUD.

132. Murray, Kay; Carter, Julie (2001). Celebrating 100 Years of the Federation of Australia 1901 - 2001 (1st ed). Terrey Hills, NSW: Carter's Antiques & Collectables. 111 pp. Paperback wide trade, pictorial card covers (with back flap), very good condition, colour text-illustrations & full-page colour illustrations, tiny scuff mark top edge front cover, slight crease near spine front cover. A colourful book depicting the unique birds, animals and plants used as emblems of the states and territories of Australia. ISBN: 187607907X. Our Book No: 22909. $14 AUD.

133. New South Wales, Bank of; Chisholm, A. H. (consultant) (1963). Some Australian Animals (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bank of New South Wales. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear & creasing. Pamphlet issued by an Australian bank to celebrate and educate about 28 native Australian animals, arranged alphabetically. Our Book No: 2645. $10 AUD.

134. New South Wales, Bank of (1974). Some Australian Birds (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bank of New South Wales. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, colour text-photos, cover edges toned, minor edgewear. Pamphlet issued by Australian bank to celebrate Australian birds. Our Book No: 8305. $10 AUD.

135. Newton, Dobe (editor); Bushwackers (1983). Bush Christmas: Christmas In Australia (New ed). Sydney: Tombola Publishing / Warner Bros Music Australia. 92 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos (from film), few black & white photos, few colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. The original film was shown at the Embassy Theatre, Sydney, in 1947. The story centres around five children who set off into the bush in search of their father's prize horses which had been stolen. The book features the sheet music by The Bushwackers from the film. ISBN: 0959370811. Our Book No: 40420. $18 AUD.

136. Nichols, Peter (2003). Evolution's Captain: The Dark Fate of the Man who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World (1st ed) [Robert FitzRoy]. Sydney: HarperCollins. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-drawings, edges lightly toned, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This book is the untold story of Robert FitzRoy, the captain of the HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin's unlikely companion on the landmark journey that lead to his theory of evolution. The five-year-long scientific expedition aboard the HMS Beagle launched Darwin into lasting fame and distinction, and drove Robert Fitzroy to commit suicide. ISBN: 0732274788. Our Book No: 30264. $20 AUD.

137. Nickerson, N.; Corporation, Karijini Aboriginal (1993). Karijini National Park, Western Australia. Perth: Aboriginal Economic Development Office. 22 pp. Paperback large quarto, card covers, stapled, very good condition, colour photos, maps, spine little creased & rubbed, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is about the Karijini National Park in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Aboriginal people from this area are called the Punjima, Kurrama and Innawonga, and each have their own language. The many color photos bring the Aboriginal history in the National Park to life, and make it a very special place. ISBN: 0730955737. Our Book No: 28772. $18 AUD.

138. Nickolls, Jill; Angel, Ann; Harris, Colin (foreword) (2002). Mallee Tracks: A Wanderer's Guide to the South Australian and Victorian Mallee. Pinnaroo, SA: Jill Nickolls & Ann Angel / Van Gastel Printing. 228 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos, maps, rear fold-out flap with map, minor edgewear corners. This very special book is about the southern Murray Mallee of South Australia and Victoria. The authors are local residents and have taken many trips to enjoy their own patch, while they gathered information and photos for this guide. This is a great book for anyone wanting to learn more of the history and natural history of this fascinating region. (Plus unnumbered Appendices 1 & 2.). ISBN: 0646420232. Our Book No: 25954. $45 AUD.

139. Owen, David; Pemberton, David (2005). Tasmanian Devil: A Unique and Threatened Animal (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 225 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, colour plates, single colour drawing, single sepia (brown-tinted photo) drawing. This comprehensive, easily readable and original book is written with respect for the world's largest surviving (and unique) marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil. ISBN: 1741143683. Our Book No: 27924. $20 AUD.

140. Parish, Steve (photographer); Byrne, Paul (design) (1992). Healesville Sanctuary. Brisbane, Paddington: Steve Parish Publishing. Unnum 66 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, colour text-photos (many full-page), top corners lightly bent, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1992, Trove catalogue.) A very special book about Healesville Sanctuary which is located 65 kilometres from Melbourne, and is one of Victoria's most popular tourist attractions. The sanctuary opened in 1934. The many photos make this a suitable book to interest anyone wanting to learn more about Australian wildlife. ISBN: 0846016199. Our Book No: 28491. $15 AUD.

141. Paton, Neil (1987). Sydney Bushwalks: A Heritage Field Guide (Reprint ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 192 pp. Paperback, very good condition, maps, black & white text-photos, bottom corner front cover scuffed, faint foxing edges & inside covers & front flyleaf, minor edgewear. This is the first comprehensive field guide to the tracks in the major bushland areas of the Sydney region. Lane Cover River, Davidson Park, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase, Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park and the Benowie Track along Berowra Creek are covered. A section on the basics of bushwalking and camping is included. ISBN: 0864171072. Our Book No: 28008. $10 AUD.

142. Pearson, Richard (2011). Driven to Extinction: The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity (1st ed). New York: Sterling. 263 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (little marked), title on spine lightly faded owner's written name title page. A scientist at the American Museum of Natural History explains the science behind the debates about climate change, and the way it will change our biodiversity (animal and plant life). Focusing on case studies from around the world, he describes not only what we know, but how we know it - the data, methods, and reasoning behind particular conclusions. ISBN: 9781402772238. Our Book No: 27082. $20 AUD.

143. Poduschka, Walter; Christl, Poduschka; Sworder, Mary (translator) (1972). Dearest Prickles: The Story of a Hedgehog Family (1st ed). New York: Taplinger. 128 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor foxing endpapers & few pages, faint toning reverse side jacket (minor edgewear & edge tears, few small scuffs & dents), bottom edge little rubbed. This wonderful unsentimental story is about their rescue and experiences with three baby hedgehogs. Illustrated with over fifty photos, this charming book will appeal to animal lovers of all ages. ISBN: 0800821246. Our Book No: 28165. $15 AUD.

144. Powell, John Wesley; deBuys, William (editor) (2001). Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell (1st ed) [Pioneers of Conservation]. Washington, DC: Island Press / Shearwater Books. 388 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, colour maps, minor edgewear, slight crease front cover. Powell was pioneer American explorer and conservationist. Selected essays from Powell's work ranging from a gripping account of his epic descent of the Colorado River, to his views on the evolution of civilization, and his seminal writings on Western settlement and resource management. Reveals an enduringly and valuable way of thinking about land, water, and society as parts of an interconnected whole. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1559638737. Our Book No: 23653. $10 AUD.

145. Power, Pedal (1983). Forty Bicycle Rides Around Canberra and Southern N.S.W. Canberra: Pedal Power A.C.T. Inc. 64 pp. Paperback thin octavo, stapled (little rusted), thin card covers, good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges & covers, rubbed along spine, corner tips covers & few pages little worn, faint stain top edge inside front cover & some pages. Introduces all cyclists, from the novice to the experienced tourist, to some of the many possible rides in these locations around Australia's capital city. ISBN: 0908028040. Our Book No: 27155. $10 AUD.

146. Press-McKenzie, Carolyn (2015). Animal Magic: My Journey to Save Thousands of Animals. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book is the inspiring story of the author's work with animals. HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) is a thriving network that rehabilitates and rehomes domestic and farm animals and wildlife all over the country. It is New Zealand's leading no-kill shelter. ISBN: 9781877505485. Our Book No: 28637. $16 AUD.

147. Pulman, Felicity; Jenkins, David (photographer) (2013). The Little Penguins of Manly. Sydney: Felicity Pulman / Enviroprint Australia (Printer). 46 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour photos (many full-page), top corners covers bumped, small area top corner endpaper rubbed. This book is about the little penguins of Manly, New South Wales. Anna & Toby are part of the Penguin Wardens Team, and in this wonderful informative book they tell the stories of the penguins, and their important role keeping the penguins safe. This is the only mainland breeding colony in NSW. Conservation and management are also covered, and how the penguin is coping with an environment increasingly affected by humans. This very special book will interest students, teachers and general readers. The book is printed on 100% recycled post consumer FSC Ecostar Gloss paper and made carbon neutral. ISBN: 9780987570802. Our Book No: 29616. $30 AUD.

148. Purdie, Doug (2014). Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper. Sydney, Crows Nest: Murdoch Books. 205 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour photos. This beautiful book is the perfect guide to installing and maintaining a beehive through the seasons. The guide includes extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need. There are case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life. The 20 delicious recipes to help you use the honey, include Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails. Written by a backyard beekeeper who installed his first commercial beehive at the Swissotel in Sydney's CBD. He and his business partner Vicky formed The Urban Beehive with the aim to place beehives in community gardens, cafes and backyards. ISBN: 9781743361719. Our Book No: 29546. $30 AUD.

149. Rankin, Robert (1993). Wilderness Light: Photographing Australia's Wild Places (1st ed). Toowong, QLD: Rankin Publishers. 159 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (some double-page spread), minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing reverse side), base spine & bottom corner lightly rubbed. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about photographing wild places - specifically the wild places of Australia - landscapes of Australia's remote and untouched wilderness. The photos of these beautiful places make this very helpful book come to life. ISBN: 0959241841. Our Book No: 26592. $20 AUD.

150. Ratcliffe, Jane; McKenna, Virginia (foreword) (1981). Fly High, Run Free: The Heartwarming Account of a Dedicated Woman's Fight to Save Animals. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 189 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. The author is one of Britain's leading naturalists who lives and works in rural Cheshire and the Lake District. The wild, injured and orphaned animals are rescued and nursed back to health, and returned to the wild. Badgers, tawny owls, blackbirds, foxes, kestrels and hedgehogs have all been given a new lease of life. ISBN: 0140055703. Our Book No: 28475. $10 AUD.

151. Rayner, John; Bewick, Thomas (1947). A Selection of Engravings on Wood by Thomas Bewick [King Penguin Series]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 55 pp. Hardback small, good condition, paper covered card covers, black & white drawings (engravings), light foxing endpapers, faint internal foxing few pages, pages faintly toned as usual, covers lightly marked, bookshop sticker. In this delightful little book, Rayner tells some of Thomas Bewick's life story. The wood engravings reproduced are all the same size as the originals. The names below the birds and animals are those given to them in the books from which they are taken. The large cuts of the lion and elephant in the end-papers were done by Bewick for a menagerie proprietor in 1799. The figure drinking from a hat in the vignette at the head of the text on page five is said to be Bewick himself. (Heritage Angus & Robertson sticker inside front cover.). Our Book No: 23555. $10 AUD.

152. Reid, Craig; Marshall, Justin; Logan, Dave; Kleine, Diana (2009). Coral Reefs and Climate Change: The Guide for Education and Awareness (1st ed). Brisbane: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 236 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, includes CD ROM and coral health chart, colour photos, charts, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book places the focus on coral reefs, the astonishing abundance of life within them, and the impacts of climate change on this beautiful environment. Coral reefs are being lost five times faster than rainforest. It is important to act now to prevent further degradation. For educators, students, reef enthusiasts, professionals and interested people. ISBN: 9780646523606. Our Book No: 40223. $50 AUD.

153. Reilly, Pauline (1978). Fairy Penguins: A Brief Life History with Photographs (2nd or revised, reprint ed). Hampton, VIC: P. N. Reilly. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Based on the work by the Penguin Study Group at Phillip Island, Victoria. ISBN: 0959882820. Our Book No: 5787. $10 AUD.

154. Ritson, Janie (2011). Hoping for a Home: How a Woman With a Big Heart Gave New Lives to Animals in Need. London: HarperCollins. 276 pp. Paperback, very good condition, spine little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A very special collection of stories about the rollercoaster ride of working for an animal charity. The author writes about a lovesick macaw, a sheep who thinks she's a dog, an abused Doberman whose heroism moves her carers to tears, and her days that are filled with laughter and tears as she learns just how wonderful animals are. ISBN: 9780007378913. Our Book No: 28484. $12 AUD.

155. Rivolier, Jean; Wiles, Peter (translator) (1956). Emperor Penguins (1st ed). London: Elek Books. 131 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, light foxing edges, endpapers toned strips, minor wear fore-edge jacket (minor edgewear, small edge tears, top corner worn). The story of a wintering party who left France late in 1951 to relieve the French Antarctic base at Port-Martin. On board was a special detachment which had been selected to spend a year at Geology Point, a remote coastal area of Adelie Land which housed a colony of Emperor penguins. The men observed and annotated the lives of the Emperors at close quarters from the moment the first penguin emerged from the unfrozen sea at the end of March until late December when they swam away to spend the brief summer in a resort that man had never discovered. Our Book No: 25287. $10 AUD.

156. Robin, Libby (2007). How a Continent Created a Nation. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 259 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. She explores the links between nature and nation. By looking at some of those who observe the natural world such as scientists, field naturalists and farmers she tells the story of how Australia as a nation has come to understand our land. Having left the cultural cringe behind, settler Australians are struggling with the strange nature of this continent. She suggests new ways of living in an arid and urbanised continent in times of global change, and gives hope that Australia can move beyond the biological cringe. ISBN: 9780868408910. Our Book No: 16996. $27 AUD.

157. Rogers, Danny I.; Piersma, Theunis; Van de Kam, Jan (photographer) (2003). Life Along Land's Edge: Wildlife on the Shore of Roebuck Bay, Broome (1st ed). Kensington, WA: Department of Conservation and Land Management. 161 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), tiny bump base spine. Heavy. This wonderful book explores the bay's special wildlife and the unique and colourful town of Broome alongside it - its massive tides, monsoonal climate, pearling history and special Aboriginal heritage. Roebuck Bay is one of only a dozen or so areas in the world with huge intertidal flats rich in shorebirds, including many from as far afield as Siberia. It lies on the receiving end of the most species-rich of all shorebird flyways, and these shorebirds end up in the most biodiverse marine province in the world. ISBN: 0730755401. Our Book No: 26568. $30 AUD.

158. Rolland, Will (2002). The Tasmanian Tiger: The Elusive Thylacine (New ed). Tasmania: Will Rolland / Book Agencies of Tasmania (Distributor). 32 pp. Paperback small oblong, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos & drawings, minor edgewear. This book for young adults gives a brief and easily accessible account of this large carnivorous marsupial, now extinct. The author states that we need to preserve the habitat and observe our native fauna, especially the increasing number of endangered species. (Originally published, 1997, Kangaroo Press.). ISBN: 0864178662. Our Book No: 40430. $25 AUD.

159. Rubin, Paul H. (2002). Darwinian Politics: The Evolutionary Origin of Freedom (1st ed) [Rutgers Series In Human Evolution]. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 223 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This is the first book to look at political behavior from a modern evolutionary perspective. The author shows why certain political-moral philosophies succeed or fail in modern Western culture. Ultimately, the author argues that humans naturally seek political freedom, and modern Western society provides more freedom than any previous one. ISBN: 0813530962. Our Book No: 29179. $20 AUD.

160. Sangha, Kamaljit K.; Athanasiou, Julie (editor) (2015). Ways to Live in Harmony With Nature: Living Sustainably and Working with Passion (1st ed). Melbourne, Docklands: Classic Author and Publishing Services Pty Ltd. 212 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, figures, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. This book looks at ways people can make a difference to the Australian environment by making little changes to the way we do things. Written by an ecological economist. This is a good book for anyone interested in a sustainable way of life. ISBN: 9780994183774. Our Book No: 28923. $18 AUD.

161. Selkirk, D. R. (editor); Burrows, F. J. (editor) (1987). Confronting Creationism: Defending Darwin [Australian Studies in Biology]. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press / Australian Institute of Biology. 158 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, figures, tables, flyleaves lightly toned, minor edgewear, distinct old price marks. These essays arose out of a symposium in which prominent Australian scientists spoke out against creation science (creationism), and in support of Darwinian evolution, reason, observation and experimentation. ISBN: 0868401781. Our Book No: 14543. $10 AUD.

162. Semon, Richard (1899). In the Australian Bush and on the Coast of the Coral Sea: Being the Experiences and Observations of a Naturalist in Australia, New Guinea and the Moluccas (1st ed). London: Macmillan and Co. 552 pp. Hardback large thick octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, original dark green cloth cover (gilt spine title), original dark green endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed (roughly cut), black & white drawings (some full-page plates), foldout single-colour maps, library marks (spine label, withdrawn sticker, embossed stamp title page, date due sheet inside rear cover), minor edgewear, owner's written names. The author spent more than a year (in 1891-92) in Australia, primarily in the Burnett district in south-east Queensland and along the north-east coast as far as Cooktown. Of considerable Aboriginal interest. (With 86 illustrations plus 4 folding maps. Withdrawn from the Bowdoin College Library, Maine. Written names of two previous owners.). Our Book No: 17166. $160 AUD.

163. Severin, Tim (1997). The Spice Islands Voyage: In Search of Wallace (1st p/b ed). London: Little, Brown & Company. 267 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, black & white drawings, colour photos, minor edgewear, spine little creased (top little bumped, tiny tear), slight crease front cover, minor edgewear. About a journey and a quest: a journey among the Spice Islands of equatorial Indonesia aboard a traditional native sailing vessel - a quest to rediscover a remarkable Englishman whose wandering in the archipelago changed the way we see the natural world. The author used Alfred Russel Wallace's "The Malay Archipelago" as a guide. This fascinating book is a singular travel book, a unique blend of biography, ecology, history and adventure. It bears witness to the many heroic achievements of one of the great Victorian scientist-explorers. ISBN: 0316881759. Our Book No: 29767. $15 AUD.

164. Shears, Richard (2006). Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin 1962 - 2006: A Man who Changed the World. Sydney: New Holland. 204 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, small crease bottom corner front cover. Charts Steve Irwin's amazing life - from his childhood in Victoria, Australia, through to work in the wilderness, his zoo and TV programs (known as the Crocodile Hunter), and his tragic death. It follows his story into marriage and his fame on the world stage as he took every opportunity to spread the word about wildlife conservation. ISBN: 9781741105520. Our Book No: 23099. $10 AUD.

165. Sheldrake, Rupert (1987). A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Formative Causation (New ed). London: Paladin / Grafton Books. 287 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures & text-photos, pages toned as common, minor edgewear, remainder stripe, owner's written name. Revised edition of a book in which he propounds his controversial revolutionary theory of "formative causation." He maintains that species and organisms can learn, develop and adapt through a process called "morphic resonance". Contains a new preface by the author as well as a lengthy appendix of published comments and discussions which the first edition stimulated. ISBN: 0586085831. Our Book No: 4758. $10 AUD.

166. Sheldrake, Rupert (1991). The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God (1st p/b ed). London: Rider. 215 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, few tiny dents covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The author traces the mythological and historical roots of two distinct attitudes to nature (scientific and religious), and looks at the implications of new developments in science. ISBN: 0712646507. Our Book No: 22424. $15 AUD.

167. Shotter, Graham (1986). The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens (4th ed). Melbourne, Parkville: Friends of the Zoos / Zoological Board of Victoria. 52 pp. Paperback small square quarto, stapled, card covers, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. The story of the Melbourne Zoo, including its gardens. Our Book No: 25717. $15 AUD.

168. Shuker, Karl P. N. (2005). From Flying Toads to Snakes with Wings (New ed). London: Bounty Books. 222 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear. A selection of his “crypto-zoological” articles (mystery animals, mythical animals) that have appeared in "Fate Magazine" over the years. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0753713055. Our Book No: 22004. $10 AUD.

169. Slater, Pat; Slater, Peter (illustrator) (1979). The Observer's Book of Birds of Australia. Sydney / London: Methuen of Australia / Frederick Warne. 202 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos, few black & white drawings, spine lettering little faded, spine bumped, internally excellent. From the scarce Australian series of Observer's Books. Describes all families and 150 different species of Australian birds, plus introductory advice on observing birds. The entry for each bird consists of a brief description, common and Latin names, habitat, eating and breeding habits, and a colour photo. ISBN: 0454000774. Our Book No: 13288. $15 AUD.

170. Smith, Judy; Smith, Peter (1990). Fauna of the Blue Mountains. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 95 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, faint foxing inside covers & flyleaves, minor edgewear. The authors list all mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs reliably reported from the region over the last 200 years and provide details of their local distribution and habitat, relative abundance, and something of their habits and life histories. ISBN: 0864173211. Our Book No: 23384. $10 AUD.

171. Sobosan, Jeffrey G. (1991). Bless the Beasts: A Spirituality of Animal Care. New York: Crossroad Publishing. 144 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few tiny scratches covers, minor edgewear. The author, a professor and priest, has written a wonderful warm caring book about his love of animals and his own understanding of Christianity. This is a beautiful book for anyone interested in animals and spirituality. ISBN: 0824511352. Our Book No: 21755. $10 AUD.

172. Stanley, Howard (1985). A History of the Establishment of Kosciusko National Park. Sydney: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. 40 pp. Paperback wide, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, leatherette spine, single-colour (dark blue-tinted) photos, map, few light marks rear cover, small mark front cover, top corner tip front cover creased, minimal edgewear, non-author written dedication title page. A pamphlet about the alpine area in the Kosciusko National Park in southern New South Wales (NSW). Covers the history, landscape, mapping and the care that has been taken to establish this important area. Includes an interview with Sir William McKell who helped to secure the establishment of the national park within a short space of time after giving approval to succeed. (Estimated date, 1980s, Trove.). Our Book No: 40030. $20 AUD.

173. Stereograph Co, Rose (1940). Postcard: Mother and Baby Wombat [The Rose Series]. Melbourne, Armadale: Rose Stereograph Co. N/A pp. Card: Oblong, black & white picture front (little creased), text reverse side (light toning), minor edgewear. This postcard is a real photograph produced in Australia, in The Rose Series P. 10995. The card shows a mother wombat with her baby wombat. (Estimated date, 1920s to 1950s.). Our Book No: 40156. $10 AUD.

174. Stevens, Lyla; East, Deirdre (illustrator) (1950). Animals of Australia in Colour. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 61 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial board cover, very good condition, edges little worn, full-page colour drawings, flyleaves & rear pastedown lightly toned, tiny tear spine, owner's written name & details. (Estimated publication date, 1950.) This very informative and well illustrated book describes the many very special animals that are found in Australia. Our Book No: 24096. $15 AUD.

175. Stewart, Douglas; Coen, Margaret (illustrator) (1990). The Seven Rivers (A Poet Goes Fishing). Sydney: Imprint / Angus & Robertson. 218 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, owner's written name. A collection of essays in which the Australian author, playwright and poet reveals his passion for angling and Australian nature. Stories about trout fishing in the Australian Alps and the Awakino in New Zealand, and stories of charming creatures of the wild such as the kiwi in Omoana, the wombat on the Badja, and the yellow bellied water rat at Brindabella. ISBN: 0207166692. Our Book No: 17228. $15 AUD.

176. Stewart, Robin (1997). EnviroCat: A New Approach to Caring for Your Cat (and Protecting Native Wildlife). Melbourne: Hyland House. 146 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos & drawings. Envirocats live longer, are healthier and happier - they don't roam nor kill native animals. How to train your cat to stay in, or close to, home. How to understand cat gestures, solve problem behaviours, and keep your cat active and entertained. ISBN: 1864470119. Our Book No: 11706. $10 AUD.

177. Storrie, Ann; Morrison, Sue; Morrison, Peter; Thomson-Dans, Carolyn (editor) (2003). Beneath Busselton Jetty. Kensington, WA: Department of Conservation and Land Management. 145 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), minimal edgewear. This is the story of Western Australia's Busselton Jetty which is more than 138 years old and more than 1.8 kilometres long - the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Effectively a huge artificial reef, it is a magnet to visitors, divers, and anyone interested in the marine environment. The jetty has been colonised by an amazing diversity of colourful corals, sponges, sea stars, shellfish, fish and other forms of marine life. This beautiful book takes a detailed look at the jetty’s history and its underwater inhabitants. ISBN: 0730755312. Our Book No: 30536. $20 AUD.

178. Thomas, Martin (2001). A Multicultural Landscape: National Parks and the Macedonian Experience [Studies in the Cultural Construction of Open Space Series]. Sydney, Hurstville: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. 111 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos. A fascinating report about how ethnic background may affect attitudes towards national parks. Based on a field study of a large group of Macedonian migrants who gather each Christmas for a picnic at the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, plus two later focus group interviews of elderly and young Macedonian. ISBN: 1864031867. Our Book No: 13330. $10 AUD.

179. Thomas, Tyrone (1998). 70 Walks in Southern New South Wales and A.C.T. (1st ed) [Bushwalking Series]. Melbourne: Hill of Content. 229 pp. Paperback, very good condition, many full-page black & white & green maps, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges. This book contains information about 70 walks in southern New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, and highlights both the Great Dividing Range and the coast. Snowy Mountains walks are also a feature. Walks are graded as easy, medium and hard and all are circuits or retraces, thereby facilitating transport access. Special sections deal with safety, mapping and navigation and a map is provided for every walk suggestion. ISBN: 0855722894. Our Book No: 27107. $20 AUD.

180. Thorn, Julia (1989). Bicycle Tours of Southeastern Australia. Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, maps, pages faintly toned, spine lightly faded, tiny spot fore-edge, minor edgewear. Consists of ten detailed route guides for long distance rides in southeastern Australia. The suggested routes include visits to Far Northern New South Wales, Coast Lakes and Farmland, Beyond the Blue Mountains, Sydney to Canberra, Southern Tablelands to the Coast, Rural Victoria, The Great Ocean Road, Victorian Gold Towns, Along the Murray, Riverland to Adelaide. Introductory sections give information on planning your trip, bicycle choice, clothing, preparation, transporting your bike, accommodation. This is the first book to give routes for long distance rides of one or two weeks' duration in Australia. ISBN: 086417277X. Our Book No: 28506. $15 AUD.

181. Thorp, Gary (2002). Caught in Fading Light: Mountain Lions, Zen Masters, and Wild Nature (1st ed). New York: Walker & Co. 187 pp. Hardback tall octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white illustrations, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear corners jacket. Describes his search for a mountain lion or cougar in the hills and mountains of Northern California where he lives. In spare, elegant prose, using the traditional form of Japanese writing known as nikki bungaku (literary diary), he writes about his meditations and adventures. ISBN: 0802713971. Our Book No: 26966. $18 AUD.

182. Throssell, Harry (1984). Where the Beech Tree Grows: The Story of Binna Burra (1st ed). Brisbane: Binna Burra Lodge Limited. 121 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour full-page photos, map, frontispiece, corner tips front cover bent, base spine little rubbed, spine lightly faded, minor edgewear. This book is about the history of a mountain lodge in the Lamington National Park, Queensland. The author describes all the work that went into the building of the slab-and-shingle huts in 1934 to make this lodge a restful, healing place that people could come to take bushwalks in the rainforest and woodlands of the national park. ISBN: 0958929595. Our Book No: 27925. $15 AUD.

183. Ticehurst, Norman F (1909). A History of the Birds of Kent. London: Witherby & Co. 568 pp. Hardback (22.7 x 16.5 cm), original black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), good plus condition, top edge gilt, black & white photos (including frontispiece), foldout colour map at rear, page edges untrimmed, flyleaves toned, edges little toned & foxed, corners slightly bumped, bookplate front pastedown. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Most of this book, by a zoologist, is a detailed and referenced one-by-one description of each bird species in Kent, England. The beginning of the book contains a bibliography, a list of subscribers, and an introductory chapter (including topography, geology, vegetation, museums, previous writers). Still highly regarded today. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12589. $80 AUD.

184. Tothill, J. D.; Taylor, T. H. C. (assistant); Paine, R. W (assistant) (1930). The Coconut Moth in Fiji: A History of Its Control by Means of Parasites. London: Imperial Bureau of Entomology, Government of Fiji. 269 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, black boards, figures, black & white & colour plates, frontispiece colour map, boards minimally rubbed & marked, inner hinge little split (pages firm), spine little slack, edges & pages faintly toned, small scuff mark title page & front flyleaf, gum residue inside front cover (label removal), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about the control by parasites of the purple moth known as Levuana iridescens, B.B., which was destroying the leaves of coconuts and reducing the production of copra in Fiji, in 1924. The many drawings and plates make this a good volume to add to a nature collection. (Plus unnum. pages of plates at rear.). Our Book No: 25419. $50 AUD.

185. Tuck, Raphael (1906). Postcard: Cat theme: A Large Fluffy Grey and White Cat, with words "Wild Birds Protection Acts 1880 to 1904: A Law Breaker" (1st ed) [Glosso Postcard Series 5597]. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons. N/A pp. Postcard oblong, black & white picture one side, text on rear side, some light toning (including few tiny spots on photo), minor edgewear. Postcard with a large grey & white fluffy cat sitting on a fence with a sign reading Wild Birds Protection Acts 1880 to 1904. "Happy Catland" is printed on the back of the card. The 1d postage stamp has the date Dec 1906 Warrnambool Victoria stamped on the back. The card was posted to Miss Minnie Gardner Kew from her cousin Howard. Our Book No: 40164. $20 AUD.

186. Vernon, Adele; Schneider, Dean (photographer) (1991). The Hoiho: New Zealand's Yellow-eyed Penguin (1st ed). Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton. 44 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. The story of the yellow-eyed penguin, named hoiho ("noisy shouter") by the Maori because of its distinctive calls and trills. It is native only to New Zealand, and is a reclusive forest dwelling bird. It is the rarest penguin in the world, and conservation attempts are described. ISBN: 034050837X. Our Book No: 20286. $10 AUD.

187. Wallace, Alfred Russel; Cranbrook, Earl of (foreword) (2010). The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird of Paradise [Stanfords Travel Classics]. Oxford: Beaufoy Books. 531 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, map, corner one page folded. Appears unabridged. Wallace (1823 - 1913) developed the concept of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. While a young man, he explored the Malay Archipelago for eight years, covering 14,000 miles by foot and native canoe. He collected 125,000 specimens on insects and animals, many previously unknown. ISBN: 9781906780319. Our Book No: 16903. $25 AUD.

188. Walraven, Erna; Hale, Rebecca (illustrator) (1990). Taronga Zoo's Guide to the Care of Urban Wildlife. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 157 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour photos, minor foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), minor foxing edges, small scuff marks bottom two pages. This book answers the many questions that staff of zoos across Australia get asked regarding the care of native wildlife they find injured in backyards and by the roadside. The book is a step-by-step guide to nursing injured animals back to health, and a handbook on how to share living space with our unique wildlife. ISBN: 0044422555. Our Book No: 23757. $20 AUD.

189. Watts, Alfred Bridge (editor) (1996). Birds of the Central Coast, Kincumber and Matcham. Berowra Heights, NSW: Alfred Bridge Watts. 72 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. An account of the birds seen in the Kincumber and Matcham regions - and elsewehere on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Among them are the pelicans, the wood ducks, the honeyeaters, the cormorants, the fairy-wrens, the galahs, the magpies, the eagles - to mention just a few. Our Book No: 17547. $20 AUD.

190. Watts, Dave; Wood, Margaret (1993). Tasmania Mammals: A Field Guide (Revised, reprint ed). Tasmania: Peregrine Press. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos (mostly full-page), top corner front cover little creased, spine little faded, light foxing few pages, minor foxing edges, minimal edgewear. This book brings together for the first time an outstanding series of colour photos of all native Tasmanian land mammals. Plus a clear concise text to give the reader all the information on identification, habits, habitat, distribution and status of each mammal. This interesting book will let anyone identify and learn some details of the general biology of our beautiful native animals. Text & photos by Wood, compiled by Wood. ISBN: 0646143549. Our Book No: 29805. $18 AUD.

191. Weigel, John (1996). The Australian Reptile Park Story (1st ed). Gosford, NSW: Australian Reptile Park. 56 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour photos, four black & white photos at front, minor crease front cover, minor edgewear. The story of the Australian Reptile Park, Gosford, New South Wales. Includes the public facilities and activities, the animals, and its life-saving production of snake and spider venoms. ISBN: 0731639340. Our Book No: 20047. $15 AUD.

192. Wells, Spencer (2011). Pandora's Seed: Why the Hunter-gatherer Holds the Key to our Survival. London: Penguin Books. 230 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear. The author is an explorer, geographer, author and geneticist. Describes how humans have evolved over the last 10,000 years, and tells us how to learn from our ancestors to help us survive and thrive in the future. ISBN: 9780141016016. Our Book No: 28033. $14 AUD.

193. White, Gilbert; Davidson-Houston, Ronald (compile5); Chatfield, June E. (introduction) (2004). The Illustrated Natural History of Selborne (Revised format, reprint ed). London: Thames & Hudson. 255 pp. Paperback large octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos, few pinhead spots top edge, top corner rear cover slightly bumped & scuffed, minor edgewear. A delightful collection of letters by an English country clergyman about local natural history, originally published in 1789. This book has great appeal and is the fourth most published book in English. This beautifully illustrated book has 124 colour plates that have been faithfully reproduced from the hand-coloured engravings of Gilbert White's contemporaries, giving an invaluable extra dimension to this captivating book. (Chatfield is the former Curator of The Gilbert White Museum.). ISBN: 0500284784. Our Book No: 30501. $30 AUD.

194. Wilkins, Peter Bernard; Donaldson, Kim (illustrator) (2007). The Matriarch: The Compelling Story of an Elephant Family. [Sydney, Gordon]: Peter Bernard Wilkins / Mini-Publishing (Printer). 214 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, colour photo inside front cover, minor edgewear. This is the story of three generations of a family of African savannah elephants, a female breeding herd made up of mothers and daughters, aunts and cousins. The elephants are led by a wise and courageous old Matriarch who does her best to keep them safe from ivory poachers, hunters, corrupt game rangers, and the ever-present lions. This is an accurate account of the elephants daily life in the wild, through times of peace and war, floods, droughts and bushfires. ISBN: 9780646481265. Our Book No: 40427. $80 AUD.

195. Wilson, Kelly (2016). For the Love of Horses: The Wilson Sisters' Inspiring Journey to Save New Zealand's Wild Horses (And: Stallion Challenges) (Omnibus ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Ebury Press. 179 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour photos, laminate coating top edge rear cover lifting slightly, minor edgewear. The Wilson sisters became aware of the plight of the wild Kaimanawa horses as they were rounded up and sent to the slaughterhouse. They became involved in their welfare. The girls set out to train the horses many believed to to be untrainable. This is a heartfelt story with humble beginnings in rural New Zealand. (Omnibus edition, two books in one: For the Love of Horses [and] Stallion Challenges.). ISBN: 9780143783138. Our Book No: 30568. $30 AUD.

196. Wilson, Kelly (2018). Saving the Snowy Brumbies: The Wilson Sister's Adventures Taming Horses from Australia's Snowy Mountains (New ed). London: Ebury Press. 185 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, bottom corners last few pages little creased, minor edgewear. The Wilson sisters travel to New South Wales for their latest wild horse adventure. They learn about the desperate plight of the brumbies (Australian wild horses, said to cause environmental problems) and decide to help. ISBN: 9780143784494. Our Book No: 17712. $20 AUD.

197. Wilson, Maryland (editor); Croft, David (editor) (2005). Kangaroos: Myths and Realities (3rd ed). Melbourne: Australian Wildlife Protection Council (AWPC). 264 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, tables, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear, gift sticker & errata slip inside front cover. A collection of essays about the excessive slaughter of kangaroos in Australia. From the introduction by Ondine Sherman: This book brings together esteemed scientists and animal advocates, to argue that the kangaroo is not in fact a pest. The many photos help to tell this important story ISBN: 0958617813. Our Book No: 40275. $25 AUD.

198. Windust, Allan (2000). Green Home Recycling: 16 Ways to Compost or Worm Farm. Mandurang, VIC: Allscape. 76 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, black & white drawings, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. In this useful book the author explains how to set up a worm farm and a compost heap. The many tips and drawings will help anyone turn scraps into food for the garden. ISBN: 9780958616317. Our Book No: 40228. $25 AUD.

199. Wirth, Hugh; Crawford, Anne (with) (2012). Doctor Hugh: My Life With Animals (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few tiny creases cover, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. By the well-known Australian vet, and federal president of the RSPCA. In this very special book he shares with us his life story, love, enthusiasm, knowledge and understanding of animals. ISBN: 9781743311042. Our Book No: 26476. $20 AUD.

200. Woodford, James (2003). The Dog Fence: A Journey Across the Heart of Australia. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, black & white text-photos. At 5400 kilometres, the Dog Fence is one of the longest man-made structures on Earth. It slices across Australia's desert heart, dividing the continent to keep dingoes (Australian native dogs) away from livestock. An enthralling account of his journey of discovery over sand, gibber plains and salt lakes. (Previously from John Fairfax Library.). ISBN: 1877008761. Our Book No: 14170. $13 AUD.

201. Wright, Judith (2014). The Coral Battleground (New or 3rd ed) [Great Barrier Reef]. Melbourne: Spinifex Press. 205 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The respected Australian poet describes the battle to save the Great Barrier Reef from limestone mining and oil drilling. A classic study of politics and conservation. The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland consists of 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands. In the late 1960s, the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists in Queensland, John Busst, Judith Wright, Len Webb and others, battled to save the Ellison Reef from coral-limestone mining, and the Swain Reefs from oil exploration. The group later swelled to encompass scientists, trade unionists and politicians throughout Australia. This led in 1976 to the establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, which still survives as a legacy of activists, artists, poets, ecologists and students. In 1967 they were branded as cranks, but now they should be recognised as visionaries. ISBN: 9781742199061. Our Book No: 16907. $18 AUD.

202. Zoological, Parks Board of NSW; Kaye, Mary (editor) (1979). Taronga Zoo Book (4th ed). Sydney: Zoological Parks Board of NSW. 56 pp. Paperback oblong wide octavo, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, front cover corner tip creased, minor edgewear. Cover photo of red panda. A pictorial description of Sydney's major public zoo. Headings: About Taronga; Royal Zoological Society; Sponsorship; The animals arrive; Animal health; Feeding; Education; Mammals; Birds; Amphibians and reptiles; Aquarium. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 9569. $10 AUD.

203. Zoological, Parks Board of NSW; Kaye, Mary (editor) (1981). Western Plains Zoo Book (1st ed). Sydney: Zoological Parks Board of NSW. 56 pp. Paperback oblong wide octavo, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minor edgewear & rubbing. (Picture of Bengal tiger in lake on front cover.) This zoo was opened in 1977 near Dubbo, New South Wales, as an extension of Taronga Zoo in Sydney. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0724061363. Our Book No: 7568. $10 AUD.