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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. Adams, H. G. (1880). Nests and Eggs of Familiar Birds: Illustrated with Sixteen Coloured Plates [Nests & Eggs]. London: Groombridge and Sons. 238 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, green cloth covers (embossed, gilt lettering), colour plates, all edges gilt, cloth cover flecked, spine little torn at base, minor edgewear, bookplate, owner's written name. An illustrated field guide to the most common birds in Britain. Unstated later edition (about 1880, originally published, 1855). Our Book No: 4040. $20 AUD.

3. Allin, Michael (1999). Zarafa. London: Review Headline. 214 pp. Paperback tall trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear, corner tips covers & spine lightly creased, minor annotation top last page. The true story of a giraffe's journey from the plains of Africa to the heart of post-Napoleonic France. Zarafa was a young Masai giraffe captured and tamed in the Ethiopian highlands. She made an epic journey down the Nile and then across the Mediterranean, landing in the bustling port of Marseilles in 1826. Zarafa linked a primitive Africa with post-Napoleonic France symbolises an age fascinated by progress and the unfamiliar. Deftly mixes storytelling with history, and brings to life the people and places of 19th-century Europe via the tale of one enchanting animal. ISBN: 0747262098. Our Book No: 23879. $16 AUD.

4. Amory, Cleveland (1997). Ranch of Dreams: The Heartwarming Story of America's Most Unusual Animal Sanctuary (1st ed). New York: Putnam / Penguin Books. 288 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. By the author of "The Cat who Came for Christmas". This is the story of his ranch in Texas where he cares for many different animals. This is a warm very special story for any animal lover. ISBN: 067087762X. Our Book No: 20774. $15 AUD.

5. 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. $20 AUD.

6. Anderson, Iris; Hancock, Denis (with) & Durrell, Gerald (foreword) (1979). My Bush Babies (1st ed). Melbourne: Macmillan. 127 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minor foxing reverse side jacket, tiny spot top edge. The story of a lady who has spent 28 years caring for injured bush animals in Western Australia. ISBN: 0333252373. Our Book No: 2944. $15 AUD.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Baker, M. J.; Corringham, R. (1988). Blue Mountains Animals (1st ed). Winmalee, NSW: Three Sisters Productions. 16 pp. Paperback small quarto, glossy card covers, stapled, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. A Blue Mountains heritage guide. The large colourful lifelike photos make this a great pamphlet for anyone interested in learning about these beautiful animals and reptiles. ISBN: 0959020373. Our Book No: 22821. $10 AUD.

10. Barnett, Anthony S. (2001). The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 202 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus 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. ISBN: 1865085197. Our Book No: 21953. $10 AUD.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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. $15 AUD.

14. Batten, H. Mortimer (1923). The Badger Afield and Underground (1st ed). London: H. F. & G. Witherby. 159 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, red cloth cover (spine lightly faded), good plus condition, drawings, sepia (brown-coloured) photos (including frontispiece with tissue guard), one plate partly LOOSE, light foxing (mostly edges & endpapers), untrimmed (page edges untrimmed). A natural history of the badger, by a fellow of the Royal Zoological Society. The illustrations, taken from photos and pen-and-ink sketches, are delightful and informative. Our Book No: 21886. $30 AUD.

15. Beale, Bob (2007). If Trees Could Speak: Stories of Australia's Greatest Trees (1st stated ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 245 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, few black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, faint mark bottom edge inside front cover & first few pages, minor edgewear. About the amazing trees that have played a part in creating Australia's story - the ancient, the remarkable survivors, the beautiful, the national treasures, the endangered and a special few that seem to be destined for immortality. The many photos bring this wonderful book to life. ISBN: 9781741142761. Our Book No: 27678. $22 AUD.

16. Beckley, Peter (1985). Keeping Bees (Reprint ed) [Garden Farming Series]. London: Pelham Books. 125 pp. Paperback small 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.

17. 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.

18. 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 plus condition, maps, black & white text-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. ISBN: 0975690701. Our Book No: 26161. $30 AUD.

19. Betteridge, Chris; Duffy, Michael (1987). Rarely Regarded: The Natural Heritage of N.S.W. Sydney: Department of Environment and Planning / Heritage Council of New South Wales. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback large quarto, card covers, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. This pamphlet explores our rich and beautiful natural environment and the many ways people have modified it. ISBN: 0730518973. Our Book No: 22920. $10 AUD.

20. Bewick, Thomas; Rayner, John (note) (1947). A Selection of Engravings on Wood by Thomas Bewick (1st ed) [King Penguin Series]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 55 pp. Hardback small, good condition, paper covered card covers, black & white illustrations, light foxing endpapers, faint internal foxing few pages, edges lightly toned, covers lightly marked. This delightful little book tells some of Thomas Bewick's life story, and the wood engravings reproduced in this book 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 are two of four (the others being a tiger and a zebra), 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. Our Book No: 23555. $15 AUD.

21. Bloom, Cameron; Greive, Bradley Trevor (2016). Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family (1st ed). Sydney: Harper Collins. 207 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, few black & white photos,very minimal edgewear. 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. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780733334948. Our Book No: 28789. $22 AUD.

22. Boone, J. Allen (1991). Kinship with All Life (P/b, reprint ed). New York: Harper & Row. 157 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages toned, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: Real-life experiences of how animals communicate with each other and with the people who understand them. This classic text on animal-human communication is based on the author's personal experiences. ISBN: 0060609125. Our Book No: 3409. $10 AUD.

23. Braxton, Dorothy; Knight, Frank (illustrator) (1974). Bush Families of Tidbinbilla [Department of the Capital Territory]. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS). 56 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings. The author describes - as a series of letters - her reactions to the plentiful and delightful native animals in the Tidbinbilla nature reserve, which is 40 kilometers from Australia's capital city, Canberra. ISBN: 0642005710. Our Book No: 7678. $10 AUD.

24. 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.

25. Bringas, Ernie (2003). Created Equal: A Case for the Animal Human Connection. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads. 169 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, faint creasing rear cover & last few pages. The author argues for the concept of animal equality. Thought-provoking, far-reaching, and soul-searching. Tackles controversial topics - such as killing for sport, meat consumption, animal research, and even insect ethics - with warmth, insight and humour. ISBN: 1571743820. Our Book No: 21955. $10 AUD.

26. 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.

27. Cain, A. J. (1993). Animal Species and their Evolution (with New Afterword) (New ed) [Princeton Science Library]. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 206 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, few drawings. A classic of evolutionary theory, originally published in 1954 - an excellent introduction into the development of ideas in this field before the advent of population genetics & DNA. With the author's new afterword. Long before Charles Darwin undertook his first voyage, animal taxonomists had begun the scientific classification of animals, plants, and minerals. In the mid-1950s, taxonomist A. J. Cain summarized the state of knowledge about the structure of the living organisms. ISBN: 0691020981. Our Book No: 3944. $10 AUD.

28. Carter, Paul (2006). Parrot (1st ed) [Animal series]. London: Reaktion Books Ltd. 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings. 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 book will be of interest to parrot enthusiasts and specialists, as well as to a more general readership. ISBN: 1861892373. Our Book No: 21851. $15 AUD.

29. 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. $15 AUD.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. Clare, Patricia (1971). The Struggle for the Great Barrier Reef (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. 224 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), colour photos, endpapers lightly foxed & toned, top edge lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear), small mark fore-edge. A personal account of an amazing coral reef, with focus on forces threatening its destruction (crown-of-thorns starfish, oil exploration, fishing). ISBN: 0002117940. Our Book No: 3160. $13 AUD.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. Clunies, Fergus; Morse, Pauline (1984). Birds of the Fiji Bush. Suva: Fiji Museum. 160 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, full-page colour photos (paintings), top corner tips covers creased, sticker front free flyleaf, minor edgewear. Identifies every species of land bird known to occur in Fiji and Rotuma, together with their life histories. In all, 74 species are depicted in 66 colour paintings by Pauline Morse. Our Book No: 15347. $10 AUD.

36. Clyne, Densey; Cowell, Robin (illustrator) (1979). The Garden Jungle (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. 184 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Heavy. First edition. The naturalist takes a guided tour of the rich tapestry of miniature wildlife in her own backyard. Text by Clyne, drawings by Clyne and Cowell. ISBN: 0002164116. Our Book No: 3938A. $25 AUD.

37. Clyne, Densey; Robinson, Martyn (illustrator) (1990). Wildlife in the Suburbs (New ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 205 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, single-colour (green) text & full-page drawings. These essays by the well-known Australian naturalist and photographer first appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. She explores the unexpected delights of wildlife found in the average suburban backyard - birds, insects, spiders, etc. - all in her amusing and fact-packed account of the seasons. ISBN: 0195543866. Our Book No: 13947. $12 AUD.

38. Clyne, Densey (1996). How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden (Reprint ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 85 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, small maps, minimal faint foxing front flyleaf, minor edgewear. This book is for anyone with an interest in butterflies. 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. ISBN: 0864177763. Our Book No: 24760. $12 AUD.

39. Cole, Tom (1993). The Last Paradise (Reprint ed) [Imprint Lives]. Sydney: Imprint / Angus & Robertson. 241 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white photos, edge creased prelim page, lightly folded corners few pages, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Autobiography of crocodile hunter and coffee planter (the real-life Crocodile Dundee) who lived in Papua for 28 years after WW2. Previous subtitle: Thirty years in Papua New Guinea amongst crocodiles, cannibals and coffee. Sequel to the bestselling "Hell West and Crooked". ISBN: 0207178763. Our Book No: 4009. $10 AUD.

40. 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.

41. Coman, Brian (2010). Tooth & Nail: The Story of the Rabbit in Australia (Revised & updated ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, maps, pages lightly toned, bottom corners covers little creased, minor edgewear. In this revised and updated edition, the author tells the fascinating story of the rabbit in Australia and our inventive attempts to thwart it. ISBN: 9781921656385. Our Book No: 26295. $10 AUD.

42. 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 plus 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. $22 AUD.

43. Creffield, J. W. (1991). Wood Destroying Insects: Wood Borers and Termites (1st ed). Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 44 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased, tiny scuff spine ends, top corner tip flyleaf removed, minor edgewear. The aim of this handbook is to give architects, engineers, builders, surveyors, foresters, members of the pest control and timber industries, and the general public with a source of reference to the more important wood borers and termites found in Australia. ISBN: 0643051511. Our Book No: 27989. $20 AUD.

44. 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. 366 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), tables, figures (including frontispiece), owner's sticker, protected by removable archival plastic sleeve. A classic French text, 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. $50 AUD.

45. 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. This book is the previously untold true story of an extraordinary episode in both scientific and national history. ISBN: 9781741667035. Our Book No: 24857. $25 AUD.

46. 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. $25 AUD.

47. 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.

48. Darwin, Charles; Keynes, R. D. (editor) (2001). Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 464 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. Heavy. A fascinating record of one of the most famous sea voyages ever made. An accurate historical document as well as an evocative travelogue that conveys Charles Darwins' personal account of his pioneering voyage - which lead to his theory of evolution - with freshness and immediacy. ISBN: 0521003172. Our Book No: 16062. $25 AUD.

49. 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.

50. Dawkins, Richard (2005). The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life (Reprint ed). London: Phoenix. 685 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, pages lightly toned, light crease spine, minor edgewear. The story of evolution, a journey of four billion years through time from human ancestor's back to the microbial origins of life. The illustrations bring the fascinating text to life. The author writes with passion, elegance and wit and shares his palpable love of science and the natural world. ISBN: 0753819961. Our Book No: 28425. $16 AUD.

51. 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.

52. 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.

53. Dent, David (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. This book provides 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. $60 AUD.

54. 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.

55. Dunn, Claire (2014). My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in Search of the Wild (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Nero Books. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, untrimmed (roughly cut fore-edge), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This is the story of one woman and how she left the city and found her soul. The author's story unfolds over four seasons and in the essential order of survival: shelter, water, fire and food. Claire tells the story of her adventures in the wilderness with wisdom and plenty of earthy charm. ISBN: 9781863956529. Our Book No: 28434. $18 AUD.

56. 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. $15 AUD.

57. 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. $16 AUD.

58. 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.

59. Edwards, Hugh (1989). The Remarkable Dolphins of Monkey Mia (Wild Dolphins Meet People at the Shark Bay Shore) (1st ed). Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Edwards. 110 pp. Paperback octavo, stiffened cover, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges. 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. $14 AUD.

60. 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.

61. 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. $15 AUD.

62. 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.

63. Fisher, Robert I. C. (1999). A Field Guide to Australian Butterflies (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chipping Norton: Surrey Beatty & Sons. 254 pp. Paperback tall trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, spine little creased, minor edgewear. More than 200 of the 385 species of butterflies recorded in Australia are described and illustrated. The species selected are those most likely to be seen in either urban environments or natural habitats. A few less common species have been included because of their outstanding beauty. ISBN: 0949324523. Our Book No: 23608. $20 AUD.

64. Flannery, Tim (1998). Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums and Penis Gourds: On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea. New York: Grove Press. 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, maps, minimal edgewear, remainder stripe. In New Guinea pidgin, "throwim way leg" means to take the first step of a long journey. The journey is a wild ride full of natural wonders and Flannery's trademark wit, a tour-de-force of travelogue, anthropology, and natural history. ISBN: 0802136656. Our Book No: 20486. $15 AUD.

65. Flannery, Timothy Fridtjof (Tim) (1994). The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People (Reprint ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed New Holland. 423 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. A history of human interaction with (and coming to terms with) the Australian environment and ecology. ISBN: 1876334215. Our Book No: 3644. $20 AUD.

66. Fleay, David (1968). Nightwatchmen of Bush and Plain: Australian Owls and Owl-Like Birds (Reprint ed). Brisbane: Jacaranda Press. 163 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, endpaper map, minor edgewear. Heavy. (Reprint edition, ISBN added.) The first definitive book on Australian owls, and also his personal odyssey over a lifetime studying Australian owls and owllike birds. Invaluable to bird-watchers, bird-lovers and to those who simply want to know more about Australia's wildlife heritage. ISBN: 070160168X. Our Book No: 1167. $25 AUD.

67. 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 captivity. Fleay designed the Australian section of Melbourne Zooand also was a builder and director of Healesville Sanctuary. ISBN: 0864391714. Our Book No: 20952. $10 AUD.

68. Forbes, Henry O. (1894). Monkeys (2 volumes) (1st ed) [Allen's Naturalists' Library]. London: John F. Shaw. 286 + 296 pp. Two volumes. Each volume: Hardback octavo, no jacket, red cloth cover (gilt spine lettering, embossed), good plus condition, colour plates (including frontispiece), colour maps, edges speckled & lightly foxed, light foxing endpapers & few end pages. Volume 2: top covers lightly faded (top edge pastedowns reddened). Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (First edition, estimated date, 1894, Worldcat.) An undated 2-volume specialist description of monkeys and their geographical distribution (later republished, 1896-7 as "A Hand-book of the Primates" by E. Lloyd). The 29 colour plates and 8 distribution maps make these wonderful old books a very good addition to any nature library. Our Book No: 21986. $50 AUD.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. Franklin, Adrian (2006). Animal Nation: The True Story of Animals and Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This book traces the complex relationships between animals and humans in Australia. By sociologist and panelist on the popular ABC's Collectors TV program. ISBN: 0868408905. Our Book No: 23745. $25 AUD.

72. 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.

73. Frith, H. J. (1977). Waterfowl in Australia (Reissue ed). Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 328 pp. Hardback 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.

74. Froggatt, Walter W. (1948). The Insect Book (Unstated 2nd issue ed). Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press. 128 pp. Paperback small, card cover, very good condition, black & white drawings, corner creased rear cover & last few pages, minor spinewear, bookshop rubber stamp. An introduction to Australian insects, by the former Government entomologist. Our Book No: 13107. $10 AUD.

75. 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.

76. 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.

77. Gallico, Paul (1953). The Snow Goose: A Story of Dunkirk (Reprint ed). London: Michael Joseph. 31 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), slight loss spine ends jacket (edges & corners little worn, spine little faded & rubbed, reverse side lightly toned & minimal foxing, small closed tear), spine ends bumped, spine lightly faded, label front free flyleaf. Originally published in 1941, set in the years preceding the evacuation of Dunkirk in WW2. On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl, Fritha, comes to seek help from a recluse who lives in an abandoned lighthouse. She carries in her arms a wounded snow goose. Our Book No: 28072. $12 AUD.

78. 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. Estimated date: 1976 (Trove catalogue). Pictorial pamphlet of native birds in Western Australia. Our Book No: 4360. $10 AUD.

79. 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.

80. George, Alex S. (1999). William Dampier in New Holland: Australia's First Natural Historian (1st ed). Melbourne, Hawthorn: Bloomings Books. 170 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), colour photos. This book is well researched and beautifully illustrated. The author documents William Dampier's two voyages of discovery to Australia, featuring photos of his original specimens - some of which have survived to this day. The accurate botanical and historical record commemorates Dampier's contribution to Australia's natural history. ISBN: 1876473126. Our Book No: 25056. $30 AUD.

81. 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.

82. 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.

83. 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 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.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. 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 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.

87. Grant, Tom; Fanning, Dominic (illustrator) (1984). The Platypus (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 76 pp. Hardback wide octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, figures, faint toning pastedowns, bottom corner covers lightly rubbed, autograph (author's written name title page). This book confines itself to the facts rather than the myths and half-truths which surround this shy and secretive egg-laying Australian mammal. Superbly illustrated, this beautiful book takes us through the four seasons in the life of this unique animal and shows how it adjusts to these regular changes as well as to the floods and droughts which periodically ravage our landscape. ISBN: 0868401374. Our Book No: 27248. $18 AUD.

88. Greek, Ray C.; Greek, Jean Swingle (2003). Specious Science: How Genetics and Evolution Reveal Why Medical Research on Animals Harm Humans (1st p/b ed) [Why Experiments on Animals Harm Humans]. New York: Continuum. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus 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.

89. Green, R. H. (1993). The Fauna of Tasmania: Mammals (1st ed). Launceston: Potoroo Press. 56 pp. Paperback small octavo, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, colour plates, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date: 1993, Trove catalogue.) 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. ISBN: 0949404012. Our Book No: 21354. $20 AUD.

90. Groves, Colin P. (1989). A Theory of Human and Primate Evolution (1st ed) [Oxford Science Publications]. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 375 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, navy boards with red & gilt lettering on spine, very good condition, figures, tables, tiny mark fore-edge, minimal pencil underlining. About evolutionary and taxonomic theory as they stand today. The author has looked at 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.

91. 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.

92. 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.

93. 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.

94. 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.

95. Hand, Suzanne J. (editor). (1990). Care and Handling of Australian Native Animals: Emergency Care and Captive Management (1st ed). Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales / Surrey Beatty & Sons. 210 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor foxing rear endpapers, minor edgewear, owner's written name & details. This volume contains papers from a symposium held by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales in 1986 at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The aim was to promote discussion and interaction between those involved in the captive care and maintenance of Australian native animals. This included foster carers, veterinarians, wildlife officers, zoo and university staff, research scientists and the general public. ISBN: 0949324299. Our Book No: 15065. $24 AUD.

96. Hangay, George; German, Pavel (2000). Insects of Australia [Nature Guides]. Sydney: Reed / New Holland. 128 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. A quick & easy reference to most groups of Australian insects. There are 280 photos with interesting information about each insect. ISBN: 187633441X. Our Book No: 23582. $15 AUD.

97. Heffernan, John (2010). Where There's Smoke: Stay to Fight, Fight to Stay (Reprint ed). Sydney: Scholastic. 205 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. A story for young adults about a bushfire in a quiet rural town named Edenville. The town is fictitious, to avoid causing pain to any individual, and the fact that bushfires happen over a wide area in Australia - however, the Black Saturday fires in Victoria in February, 2009, are close to what happens in this story. Target audience: Primary school age. ISBN: 9781862918665. Our Book No: 29087. $15 AUD.

98. 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.

99. Hess, Elizabeth (2008). Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp who Would Be Human (1st ed). New York: Bantam Dell. 369 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), minor edgewear jacket, faint old price marks, crease few pages (possible printing error). A strange and moving biography about a chimpanzee named Nim, raised from infancy by a human family. Drawing on interviews with the people who lived with Nim, diapered him, dressed him, taught him, and loved him, the author tells an unforgettable tale of an extraordinary and charismatic creature. ISBN: 9780553803839. Our Book No: 27125. $15 AUD.

100. Hewish, Marilyn; Ward, Rosemary; Bugg, Rohan; Munday, David (2006). Birds of the Long Forest 1889 - 2005 (1st ed). Bacchus Marsh, VIC: Friends of Werribee Gorge and Long Forest Mallee Inc. 278 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, top corner covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Long Forest is special in Victoria. Situated 50 Kms west of Melbourne, it has mallee and arid land flora. Birds here are unique. This beautiful book tells the story of 24 years of research in the area. It introduces us to the hundred year history of bird observation in the Long Forest, Toolern Vale, Melton and Bacchus Marsh districts. ISBN: 095812003X. Our Book No: 25982. $35 AUD.

101. 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 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.

102. Hicks, Ron (2009). The Unlikely Bushman. Sydney: Huon Media Enterprises. 108 pp. Paperback narrow trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top spine little scuffed, minor foxing inside covers, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This is 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. $20 AUD.

103. 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.

104. 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. The author is an experienced artist, author and teacher who is passionate about art education. ISBN: 184330600X. Our Book No: 28522. $15 AUD.

105. 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.

106. 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.

107. Horsfield, Dorothy (2005). Venom (1st ed). Canberra: Pandanus Books. 305 pp. Paperback square, very good plus condition. 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. ISBN: 1740761790. Our Book No: 22290. $15 AUD.

108. Horton, David; Wright, Judith (foreword) (2000). The Pure State of Nature: Sacred Cows, Destructive Myths and the Environment (1st ed). Sydney, St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book is a passionate account of the Australian environment. This is a book about the past and present, and discusses ways to shape the future. The author has many years experience as a scientist, farmer and archaeologist. ISBN: 1865081078. Our Book No: 28700. $20 AUD.

109. Horwell, David; Oxford, Pete (2002). Galapagos Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide (Amended ed). Chalfont St Peter, Bucks: Bradt Publications. 140 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), maps, top edge front cover lightly creased, minimal edgewear. Written and illustrated by licensed Galapagos tour guides, this book covers every aspect of both land and marine wildlife. There are over 120 colour photos, island habitats, conservation and ecology, and visitor sites with full-colour trail plans. ISBN: 1898323887. Our Book No: 21342. $10 AUD.

110. Howes, Jim (1982). The Edge of Extinction: Australian Wildlife at Risk. Melbourne, Prahran: Gould League of Victoria. 56 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) pages & drawings, cover edges little faded, minor edgewear corners. (Estimated date: 1982.) Discusses the wildlife and their habitats most at risk. The informative text and large clear illustrations make this a wonderful addition to any natural history library. ISBN: 090985842X. Our Book No: 20756. $10 AUD.

111. Hutton, Ian (1991). Birds of Lord Howe Island: Past and Present (1st ed). Coffs Harbour, NSW: Ian Hutton. 154 pp. Hardback tall octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour text-photos, maps, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear top corner front cover, spine lightly faded, lightly rubbed). This very special book details and illustrates, for the first time, all breeding species of birds, past and present. It also gives details about the history of bird collecting, the use of birds by residents of Lord Howe Island, and notes on locations of breeding colonies. ISBN: 0646026380. Our Book No: 26543. $20 AUD.

112. Interior, Department of the (1968). Wildlife in the A.C.T. Canberra: Department of the Interior. 48 pp. Paperback square small octavo, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, tables, minor edgewear. This booklet has been designed to stimulate interest in the territory's wildlife, much of which - particularly the birds - can be seen inside the Canberra city boundary. Our Book No: 20719. $10 AUD.

113. Isaacs, Jennifer (1996). A Companion Guide to Bush Food (1st ed). Sydney: Lansdowne Press. 158 pp. Paperback tall narrow trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, spine ends minimally bumped, minor edgewear. This pocket edition has been published to accompany the author's "Bush Food". This concise clear compendium lists the kinds of foods eaten by Aborigines. The foods are listed alphabetically by common name for easy reference, and there are more than 100 photos. The book explains how the foods are gathered and caught, prepared and cooked, and contains notes on their nutritional value. ISBN: 1863025146. Our Book No: 28903. $30 AUD.

114. Jarrott, Keith J. (2001). History of Lamington National Park (Reprint ed). Queensland: J. K. Jarrott / National Parks Association of Queensland (Inc.). 152 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, black & white photos (mostly full-page), maps, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor creases & rubbing front cover, minor edgewear. The history of the Lamington National Park, Queensland. This book coincides with the 75th anniversary of the park, and the 60th anniversary of the founding of the National Parks Association by Romeo W. Lahey and others. A great addition to any Australian history or nature book collection. ISBN: 0959962425. Our Book No: 29036. $15 AUD.

115. Jung, C. G. (Carl G.); Sabini, Meredith (editor) (2008). The Earth Has a Soul: C.G. Jung on Nature, Technology & Modern Life (Reprint ed). Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos (includes frontispiece), printed on 100% recycled paper, corner tip front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. These selections are from his published writings, and also from speeches, obscure seminars, interviews and letters. They show a less familiar side of the famous Swiss psychiatrist. Carl Jung's relationship with nature is expressed in moving, poetic terms. Jung shows how healing our own living connection with Nature contributes to the whole. ISBN: 9781556433795. Our Book No: 29273. $20 AUD.

116. 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. Our Book No: 9569. $12 AUD.

117. 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. ISBN: 0724061363. Our Book No: 7568. $12 AUD.

118. Kearton, Cherry; Parker, Gilbert (preface) (1925). My Friend Toto: The Adventures of a Chimpanzee and the Story of his Journey from the Congo to London. London: Arrowsmith. 125 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, good condition, black & white photos, spine & covers lightly faded, some foxing, bookshop sticker front pastedown, minor toning rear cover, minor edgewear corners. The author recalls her time with Toto, the chimpanzee she met in central Africa and grew to love. The author's 22 photos make this a wonderful collectible book for anyone with an interest in chimps. Our Book No: 21900. $10 AUD.

119. Kirkwood, Roger; Goldsworthy, Simon (2013). Fur Seals and Sea Lions [Australian Natural History Series]. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 151 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos & drawings (figures), minimal edgewear. While charismatic and doglike in appearance, fur seals and sea lions are also top level predators in southern Australian marine ecosystems. Although all were harvested to near extinction 200 years ago, fur seals are recovering to be common features of near-shore waters across southern Australia. Sea lions, however, are endangered. This book details the comparative evolutionary ecology, biology, life-history, behaviour, conservation status, threats, history of human interactions and latest research on the three species of otariids that live in the waters of southern Australia: the Australian fur seal, New Zealand fur seal and Australian sea lion. It also includes brief descriptions of Antarctic and Subantarctic seals that occupy the Antarctic pack-ice and remote Australian territories of Macquarie Island and Heard Island. ISBN: 9780643096929. Our Book No: 16483. $30 AUD.

120. Klots, Alexander B. (1983). Butterflies of the World (Reprint ed). New York: Bantam Books. 159 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, colour text-photos, faint 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.

121. Lacey, Geoff (2004). Still Glides the Stream: The Natural History of the Yarra from Heidelberg to Yarra Bend. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 281 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, maps, minor edgewear corners. An exploration of the Yarra River valley in Melbourne - a remarkable landscape of meanders, rich wetlands and steep escarpments. Site by site, examines the pre-European vegetation, the Aboriginal presence, and the changes to the river and its flora and fauna since the 1830s. We consider the words of settlers and naturalists, the view of the Heidelberg artists, and the achievement of community groups in restoring much of this environment. ISBN: 1740970594. Our Book No: 14960. $38 AUD.

122. 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.

123. Lane, Peter (2007). Geology of Western Australia's National Parks: Geology for Everyone (2nd ed). Margaret River, WA: Peter Lane. 108 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. Second edition. By Australian oil exploration geologist, who has lived at Margaret River (southwestern Australia) for the past 18 years. He is now heavily committed to environmental issues. ISBN: 9780646482170. Our Book No: 15563. $30 AUD.

124. Lazarus, Sarah (2006). Troubled Waters: The Changing Fortunes of Whales and Dolphins (1st ed). London: Natural History Museum / CSIRO Publishing (Distributor). 210 pp. Hardback 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. $20 AUD.

125. Leonard, Gary; Fyfe, Suzanne (illustrator) (1996). Eucalypts: A Bushwalker's Guide (Reprint ed) [Bush Books Sydney & Environs]. Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University Press (NSWUP). 88 pp. Paperback tall trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, single-colour drawings, maps, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book is a helpful guide to take with you on a bushwalk. Most of the eucalypts are found within 100 kms of Sydney, including Newcastle and Wollongong regions. The drawings and photos will assist you to identify the eucalypts. The author lives near Wollongong and he is an experienced bushwalker and botanist. ISBN: 0868403407. Our Book No: 29217. $18 AUD.

126. Leyden, Peter; Curtis, John L. (1965). The Visual Book of Australian Locusts (Locusts and Grasshoppers in Australia). Sydney: Peter Leyden Publishing House. 8 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings, owner's written name on cover, inside cover lightly toned. Estimated date for this series: 1965 (Trove). A picture book for young adults about locusts. Text by Leyden, layout and art by Curtis. Our Book No: 2143. $10 AUD.

127. Leyden, Peter; Curtis, John L. (1965). The Visual Book of Australian Ants (Ants in Australia). Sydney: Peter Leyden Publishing House. 8 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings, owner's written name on cover, front cover corner creased, inside cover toned, faint staining hinges & edges. Estimated date for this series: 1965 (Trove). A picture book for young adults about ants. Text by Leyden, layout and art by Curtis. Our Book No: 3796. $10 AUD.

128. Lindburg, Donald G. (editor) (1980). The Macaques: Studies in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution (1st ed) [Primate Behavior and Development]. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 384 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, figures, black & white text-photos, minor creases & edgewear jacket. This collected 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 helpful reference for anyone interested in these special primates. ISBN: 0442248172. Our Book No: 22776. $18 AUD.

129. Lindenmayer, David (2007). On Borrowed Time: Australia's Environmental Crisis and What We Must Do About It (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group / CSIRO Publishing. 138 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos, figures, tables, maps, spine little creased, minor edgewear corner. In this thought provoking and passionate book, the author argues that Australia does have the knowledge and resources to tackle our environmental problems. He suggests creative and impressive solutions that can include everyone. Written by one of Australia's leading ecologists. ISBN: 9780143006961. Our Book No: 28531. $18 AUD.

130. Lindsay, Norman; Gold, Janet (illustrator) (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, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 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.

131. Lindsey, Terence (1998). Parrots of Australia (1st ed) [Green guides]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: New Holland. 96 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers (with flaps), as new condition, colour text-photos (some full-page). This useful guide answers many questions about parrots. The many colour photos and informative text make this an ideal book for anyone interested in learning more about these fascinating birds. ISBN: 1864363061. Our Book No: 23294. $14 AUD.

132. Lithgow, Geoffrey W. (1961). Mootwingee: An Aboriginal Garden of Eden. Broken Hill, NSW: Progressive Press. Unnum 30 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white photos, map, staples little rusted, covers & pages lightly toned, light foxing inside covers & title page & last page, minor insect damage 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. $18 AUD.

133. 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.

134. 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.

135. 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. $18 AUD.

136. Main, A. R.; Edward, D. H. (1968). A Guide for Naturalists [Handbook, No 4]. Perth: Western Australian Naturalists Club. 107 pp. Paperback, stapled pamphlet, card cover (corner tip creased), very good condition, black & white drawings (plates) at rear. 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.

137. Marquis, Don (1982). Archy and Mehitabel (Reprint ed). London: Faber & Faber. 166 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, minor edgewear. Archy is a cockroach who writes free verse on an office typewriter. Mehitabel is a cat who claims she was once Cleopatra. As she can't type, Archy - a wit, scandalmonger and philosopher - is forced to be her reporter. Delightful. ISBN: 0571056660. Our Book No: 11853. $10 AUD.

138. Matthews, Harrison L. (1979). The Seals and the Scientists (1st ed). London: Peter Owen. 219 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, jacket lightly scratched & rubbed, minor edgewear. This is the story of the pioneering expeditions undertaken by Harrison Matthews and other scientists to the Wash and the Welsh islands of Skomer and Ramsey to study seals in their natural habitat. ISBN: 0720605245. Our Book No: 20263. $12 AUD.

139. 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.

140. 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.

141. 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.

142. 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. 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. ISBN: 0231119178. Our Book No: 8254. $15 AUD.

143. 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.

144. 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). This book is 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. Our Book No: 25295. $15 AUD.

145. McNutt, Mollie (1920). Songs of Bushland (Reprint ed). Sydney: Winn & Co (Printers). 95 pp. Paperback small trade, fair condition, illustrated card covers, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins), small pieces missing cover edges, little loss spine ends, covers little faded, minor foxing & light toning pages. A reading copy of a charming small book of poetry about Australia's bushland and the wonderful birds and animals the author loved. This book has has been well-loved in the past and would make a nice addition to an Australian nature book collection. Cover illustration: kookaburra and magpie in a tree. Our Book No: 26567. $25 AUD.

146. Melson, Gail F. (2001). Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children (1st ed). Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 236 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal 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. A very special book which would be of interest to all animal lovers. ISBN: 0674017528. Our Book No: 20805. $15 AUD.

147. 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.

148. Mitchell, Elyne (1947). Images in Water. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top spine scuffed jacket (minor edgewear), top edge lightly foxed, pages faintly toned as usual, sticker mark front free flyleaf, owner's rubber stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). The author of the Silver Brumby stories for young adults herein provides a series of sensitive essays about the Australian landscape she loves (mainly the Australian Alps and Upper Murray region). Our Book No: 15590. $45 AUD.

149. Mitchell, Elyne; Cole, Michael (illustrator) (1970). Jinki: Dingo of the Snows (1st ed). Melbourne: Hutchinson. 168 pp. Hardback 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.

150. 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.

151. Morris, Clarice; Peirce, Daphne (illustrator) (1952). Let's Find Out: Book 4: Natural Science for Primary Schools. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 207 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, spine creased (3cm piece missing base spine), front cover little scuffed (sticker removal), minor edgewear. This schoolbook is written for the NSW syllabus (it has a foreword by the director-general of education). Chapters on: soil, garden operations, insects, birds, plant studies, living and growing, field studies, conservation, the weather, etc. Our Book No: 14391. $25 AUD.

152. 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.

153. 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.

154. 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.

155. 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 she has had kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras, quolls, snakes and frogs pay her a visit. The illustrations and words tell a fascinating story of the wonder of nature. Written by the author of "The Woman on the Mountain". ISBN: 9781921497209. Our Book No: 28948. $15 AUD.

156. 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.

157. National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW (1989). Beyond the Snow Gums: The Alpine Area Kosciusko National Park. Sydney: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. 36 pp. Paperback wide, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, single-colour (grey-tinted) sketches, maps, sticker mark rear cover, very minor marking on front cover. A pamphlet about the alpine area in the Kosciusko National Park in southern New South Wales (NSW). Covers the landscape, flora and walking tracks. Our Book No: 20476. $12 AUD.

158. National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW (2000). Saving Our Threatened Native Animals and Plants: Recovery Planning in Action 1996 - 2000 (1st ed). Sydney, Hurstville: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. 60 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour illustrations, charts. Provides an overview of all the actions that are being carried out across New South Wales to ensure the survival of our precious fauna and flora. ISBN: 0731361873. Our Book No: 20734. $15 AUD.

159. 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.

160. 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.

161. Newell, Patrice (2003). The River (1st ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Penguin Group Australia. 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photo inside covers, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. This book is about the Pages River (a branch of its big sister, the Hunter River) that flows through her property, Elmswood, near Scone, New South Wales. About the political, community and environmental history that is so important for the Pages' survival. This is an-easy-to-read book about one of Australia's most important environmental issues. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0143000926. Our Book No: 28950. $12 AUD.

162. Nicholas, F. W.; Nicholas, J. M. (2008). Charles Darwin in Australia: With Illustrations and Additional Commentary from Other Members of the Beagle's Company Including Conrad Martens, Augustus Earle, Captain Fitzroy, Philip Gidley King, and Syms Covington (2nd, Anniversary ed). New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 260 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This anniversary edition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary in 2009 of the publication of "Origin of Species". It covers Darwin's visit to Australia in 1836. He visited Sydney, Bathurst, Hobart and called into King George Sound. He made extensive notes on the geology and nature of Australia. There are many photos and illustrations not available in the earlier editions. The book is based on transcriptions of the entire Australian section of Darwin's diary, which are supplemented by extracts from field notes, letters and other published material. ISBN: 9780521728676. Our Book No: 28014. $30 AUD.

163. 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.

164. 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.

165. O'Brian, Patrick (1997). Joseph Banks: A Life (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The masterful writer of seafaring novels here writes a biography of Sir Joseph Banks: botanist, explorer, President of the Royal Society, and one of Australia's founding fathers. He was among the most influential British scientists of the 18th and 19th centuries, and accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage that explored the eastern Australian coast. ISBN: 0226616282. Our Book No: 16763. $18 AUD.

166. Olsen, Penny (1998). Australia's Pest Animals: New Solutions to Old Problems. Canberra / Sydney: Bureau of Resource Sciences / Kangaroo Press. 160 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, maps, tables, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover little creased, bottom corner tip little scuffed. Examines the problems caused by Australian feral animals and what can be done to stop this happening. Describes sophisticated, scientifically-based techniques and strategies that are humane, cost-effective and are fully consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable land management. Should help farmers and natural resource managers to successfully reduce damage (diseases) caused by pest animals, and is also a useful reference for policy-makers, teachers and students. ISBN: 0864178085. Our Book No: 27477. $35 AUD.

167. 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.

168. 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.

169. 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.

170. 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.

171. Peron, M. F. (1975). A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, Performed By Order of the Emperor Napoleon, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803 and 1804 (Facsimile ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Marsh Walsh Publishing. 314 pp. Hardback small octavo, in cardboard slipcase, very good condition, brown leather covers with raised spine bands, embossed decoration covers, black vignette with gilt title on spine, extra leather title label inside rear pocket, two foldout black & white plates (includes frontispiece, minor tear), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned. Slipcase: good condition, lightly foxed, spine creased, spine ends little scuffed & worn, tiny scuff spine edge, small tear & minor edgewear. This edition is limited to 350 numbered copies of which this is no. 14. This is the first volume of the official historical account of the Baudin expedition prepared for the press by M. F. Peron, one of the naturalists appointed for the expedition. Reproduced from the original copy held by Mr H. Rollo Hamment, of Melbourne. ISBN: 0909342040. Our Book No: 28768. $230 AUD.

172. 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.

173. 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. ISBN: 1559638737. Our Book No: 23653. $18 AUD.

174. 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.

175. 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.

176. Pugh, Clifton; Murray, James (1986). Clifton Pugh: Drought and Flood in Australia (1st ed). Melbourne: Gallery 499 / Roy Morgan Centre Pty Ltd. 74 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations, minor edgewear, cover corner lightly scuffed, covers little scratched, small dent top edge (remainder mark). This book tells the story of the cycle of life and death of Australia's animals in drought and flood. Paintings by Clifton Pugh, text by James Murray. This art exhibition has been arranged by Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, Australia, and will represent Australia at Neiman-Marcus, Dallas, in the 1986 Sesquicentenary celebrations of Texas. The collection was first exhibited at Gallery 499, Melbourne, sponsored by B.H.P. Includes the artist's biography. ISBN: 0958830509. Our Book No: 26855. $15 AUD.

177. Purnell, Kathryn; Edgar, Julie (illustrator) (2000). Feathers: Australian Bird Poems. Sydney: Safar Publishing. 36 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings. Bird poems and sketches make this a delightful little pamphlet for bird lovers. ISBN: 0959013199. Our Book No: 20255. $10 AUD.

178. 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.

179. 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 trade, very good condition, black & white photos, tiny scuff base spine, 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. $15 AUD.

180. Read, Ian G. (1994). The Bush: A Guide to the Vegetated Landscapes of Australia (New ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 184 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, figures, minor edgewear, tiny scuff top of spine, faint foxing edges. In this fascinating book, the author adopts a systematic approach to enable us to identify and name the different vegetation structures, but to get a better understanding of Australia's native bush. The material in this book was collected on Ian's travels. He also established a comprehensive photographic collection of Australian landscapes. Explains all the details about Australia's unique and precious flora and fauna. ISBN: 0868402389. Our Book No: 29022. $25 AUD.

181. 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.

182. Reilly, Pauline (1983). Fairy Penguins and Earthy People. Melbourne: Esso BHP / Lothian. 92 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A record of observations of the penguin colony at Phillip Island reserve, Victoria. ISBN: 0850911605. Our Book No: 11340. $10 AUD.

183. 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.

184. Rivolier, Jean; Wiles, Peter (translator) (1956). Emperor Penguins (1st ed). London: Elek Books. 131 pp. Hardback 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 would observe and annotate 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 the day in late December when they swam away to spend the brief summer in a resort that man had never discovered. Our Book No: 25287. $15 AUD.

185. 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.

186. Rogers, Danny [et al.]; van de Kam, Jan (photographer) (2010 (2008)). Invisible Connections: Why Migrating Shorebirds Need the Yellow Sea. Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 156 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. A very special book about the millions of shorebirds who migrate each year from Australasia towards the tidal flats of the Yellow Sea bordering China and Korea. They use whatever strategies they can to survive the flight, weather the storms and find safe havens to rest and refuel on their long journeys to the breeding grounds in Siberia or Alaska. Jan van de Kam's amazing photos, together with the compelling words of his colleagues, illustrate the magnitude of the feats performed by migrating shorebirds and the vital need for the connections that bind them to habitats to be sustained. This book highlights the need for this unique and threatened habitat to be saved for future generations of birds and people. ISBN: 9780643096592. Our Book No: 28418. $30 AUD.

187. 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.

188. 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.

189. 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.

190. 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, heavy 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.

191. Severin, Tim; Beynon, Joe (photographer);Harris, Paul (photographer), & Sheil, Leonard (illustrator) (1997). The Spice Islands Voyage: In Search of Wallace (1st ed). London: Little, Brown & Company. 267 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour photos, map, minor edgewear. First edition. 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: 27305. $20 AUD.

192. Shears, Richard (2006). Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin 1962 - 2006: A Man who Changed the World (1st ed). 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. $15 AUD.

193. 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.

194. 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.

195. 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.

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

197. Singer, Peter (1999). Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement. Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 222 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A biography of animal rights activist Henry Spira. This book tells the inspiring story of a lifelong activist, whose creativity and careful thought about strategies for change will serve as a model for activists fighting injustice in a wide range of causes. ISBN: 0522848745. Our Book No: 20842. $13 AUD.

198. Slater, Peter; Lindgren, Eric (1966). Wildlife of Western Australia (1st ed). Perth: Western Australian Newspapers. 127 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), colour text-photos (including frontispiece), minor edge tears & edgewear jacket (spine lightly faded). First edition. An illustrated guide the some of the fascinating wildlife of Western Australia. Photos and text describe individual species and their habitat. Includes at rear indices of scientific and common names. Our Book No: 4961. $15 AUD.

199. 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.

200. 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, minor edgewear, faint foxing inside covers & flyleaves. 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. $18 AUD.

201. Smith, Malcolm (1996). Bunyips & Bigfoots: In Search of Australia's Mystery Animals (1st & only ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium Books / E. J. Dwyer. 207 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures (including text-photos), maps, pages faintly toned as usual, edges lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. A Queensland zoologist sheds new light on mystery animals that do not officially exist. He investigates reports from the 19th-century up to recently. Includes a chapter on the supposedly extinct thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger). ISBN: 1864290811. Our Book No: 14023. $46 AUD.

202. Sobosan, Jeffrey G. (1991). Bless the Beasts: A Spirituality of Animal Care (1st ed). New York: Crossroad Publishing. 144 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, few tiny scratches covers. The author, a professor and a 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.

203. 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.

204. 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.

205. Stewart, Lolla; Russell, Elaine (illustrator) (2011). Savannah Dreams (1st ed). Melbourne, Prahran: Little Hare. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings, few scratches front cover, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about a girl named Savannah who goes looking for bush tucker with her family. Savannah's family always find good food, Savannah finds only rubbish. Savannah has a vivid imagination which helps her to make the biggest catch of all. Based on an Aboriginal folklore. The beautiful illustrations with their vibrant colours help to make this a very enjoyable story for children from about 8 years and older. ISBN: 9781921714030. Our Book No: 28954. $18 AUD.

206. 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 plus 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.

207. Stewart, Robin; Crichton, Anna (illustrator) (2005). Darwin's Tortoise: The Amazing True Story of Harriet, the World's Oldest Living Creature (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 150 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), few black & white & colour photos, map, small mark fore-edge, spine little faded, minor edgewear. This is the true story of Harriet the giant tortoise, believed to be the world's oldest living creature. Charles Darwin discovered Harriet when he visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835. He took her back to England in a box. He studied her appearance and eating habits which helped him to formulate his daring theory of evolution. He soon found that England was too cold for Harriet. Harriet travelled oceans and highways before finding her forever home at Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Harriet died in 2006 aged 175. This charming story will appeal to young readers, and anyone who believes that slow and steady wins the race. ISBN: 1863953736. Our Book No: 28900. $18 AUD.

208. Stonehouse, Bernard (1972). Animals of the Antarctic: The Ecology of the Far South (1st US ed). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 171 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, endpapers lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (corners little worn, reverse side lightly foxed). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Illustrated with over 200 colour photos and specially commissioned artwork, this book describes the animal ecology of the southern polar continent, the ice-mantled fringing islands, and the surrounding oceans. ISBN: 0856546011. Our Book No: 25303. $25 AUD.

209. Taylor, Iain (editor); Murray, Pat (editor); Taylor, Sarah (editor) (2006). Wetlands of the Murrumbidgee River Catchment. Leeton, NSW: Fivebough & Tuckerbil Wetlands Trust Australia. 188 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos inside covers, black & white text-photos, tables, maps, minor edgewear. This book contains papers presented at a forum held at Leeton (NSW) in November 2006 to discuss the management of wetlands within the Murrumbidgee River catchment and adjacent river catchments. ISBN: 9780646470351. Our Book No: 28004. $35 AUD.

210. 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 plus 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. $28 AUD.

211. 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.

212. 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.

213. 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.

214. 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.

215. Ticehurst, Norman F (1909). A History of the Birds of Kent (1st ed). London: Witherby & Co. 568 pp. Hardback (22.7 x 16.5 cm), original black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), very good condition, top edge gilt, black & white photos (including frontispiece), foldout colour map at rear, untrimmed (page edges untrimmed), bookplate on front pastedown, flyleaves & page edges foxed, corners slightly bumped. 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. The beginning of the book contains a bibliography, a list of subscribers, and an introductory chapter (including topography, geology, vegetation, museums, previous writers). Our Book No: 12589. $100 AUD.

216. 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, black boards, figures, black & white & colour plates, good condition, boards rubbed & marked, spine little slack, inner hinge partly split, edges & pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, small scuff mark title page & front flyleaf, gum residue inside front cover (label removal). Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about the control 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. $60 AUD.

217. Tunbridge, Dorothy (1988). Flinders Ranges Dreaming (1st ed). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 177 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), maps, light foxing endpapers & edges & minimally some pages, corner tips covers & some pages little creased, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. A comprehensive collection of the traditional stories of the Adnyamathanha people of the Northern Flinders Ranges and adjacent plains. There are over fifty stories and as many photos and maps. Initiated by the Adnyamathanha young people who feared that they were in danger of losing their stories forever. This book is not only the Adnyamathanha peoples' Dreaming Book, but also a manual for anyone interested in Aboriginal culture, a guide to important (non-secret) Flinders Ranges Aboriginal heritage, a handbook for educators and conservationists, and a travel guide for visitors who want to experience the Ranges in an exciting and meaningful way by following the paths of the ancestors of the Dreaming. ISBN: 0855751932. Our Book No: 29360. $50 AUD.

218. Varey, Yvonne (compiler); Wright, Sheila (illustrator) (1994). A Selection of Australian Birds. Perth: Platypus Creek / Gallery One. 28 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, as new condition, delightful colour paintings, glossy paper. A short guide to Australian birds, illustrated by exquisite watercolour paintings. ISBN: 0646192523. Our Book No: 3633. $10 AUD.

219. 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 plus condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. This is 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. $14 AUD.

220. Wallace, Alfred Russel; Cranbrook, Earl of (foreword) (2010). The Malay Archipelago [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.

221. Walling, Edna (1984). On the Trail of Australian Wildflowers. Canberra: Mulini Press. 84 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cream cloth covers, full-page sepia (brown-tinted) photos, sepia text and vignettes, tiny hole spine jacket, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear, erratum slip loosely inserted, bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve, copy 1. Her fifth and last gardening book, written in the 1940s, but never published until recently rediscovered by gardening writer Jean Galbraith. Shows her growing love for Australian native plants, and demonstrates how these can be used in garden design. There is a glimpse of another house, a seaside cottage, and the native garden she developed around it. In addition are the visits she makes to various parts of south eastern Australia in her search for Australian native flowers in the nature settings. The photos, taken in the 1940s, were in poor condition, and so are reproduced here in duotone. ISBN: 0949910147. Our Book No: 16879. $45 AUD.

222. Walling, Edna (1984). On the Trail of Australian Wildflowers. Canberra: Mulini Press. 84 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), cream cloth covers, full-page sepia (brown-tinted) photos, sepia text and vignettes, tide marks rear cover bottom edge jacket (previous water contact, now dry), sticker mark rear cover jacket, some edgewear, copy 2. Her fifth and last gardening book, written in the 1940s, but never published until recently rediscovered by gardening writer Jean Galbraith. Shows her growing love for Australian native plants, and demonstrates how these can be used in garden design. There is a glimpse of another house, a seaside cottage, and the native garden she developed around it. In addition are the visits she makes to various parts of south eastern Australia in her search for Australian native flowers in the nature settings. The photos, taken in the 1940s, were in poor condition, and so are reproduced here in duotone. ISBN: 0949910147. Our Book No: 16879A. $25 AUD.

223. Walraven, Erna; Hale, Rebecca (illustrator) (1990). Taronga Zoo's Guide to the Care of Urban Wildlife (1st ed). 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. $25 AUD.

224. Walraven, Erna; Hale, Rebecca (illustrator) (1999). Care of Australian Wildlife. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: New Holland. 140 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos, black & white drawings, top corner tip front cover little scuffed, faint foxing endpapers & edges, minor edgewear. This book is an easy-to-use and practical guide outlining the many dangers facing our native animals and how to care for the sick and injured. The charming illustrations, comprehensive appendices and various feature boxes giving answers to commonly asked questions go with the informative text. This is an ideal book for anyone wanting to care for and protect our native wildlife. ISBN: 1864365056. Our Book No: 29264. $18 AUD.

225. Weigel, John (1996). The Australian Reptile Park story (1st ed). Gosford, NSW: Australian Reptile Park. 56 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, colour photos, four black & white photos at front, light crease front cover. This is 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. $20 AUD.

226. 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. In this book he 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.

227. Willson, Belinda; Grace, Greg (2006). Sketching Animals: Step-by-Step Guides to Developing Skills in Perception and Accuracy while Having Fun Sketching Animals (1st ed). Adelaide, Stepney: Axiom Publishing. 151 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, many black & white drawings, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover little creased. This book has been designed to encourage and develop accurate drawing and perception skills whilst experiencing the fun when creating your own masterpiece drawings of animals. Written by Wilson, illustrated by Wilson & Grace. ISBN: 1864764368. Our Book No: 26832. $15 AUD.

228. Windross, Aurella A. (1957). Why? - and Because: 23 Nature Study Projects for Junior Classes (Unstated Australian, reprint ed). Sydney: Whitcombe & Tombs. 48 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, very good condition, many black & white drawings, few small faint stains covers, bottom corner covers & pages little creased, sticker title page, minor annotation contents page (tick marks). Unstated Australian edition, containing a section on the platypus. School textbook: sections on plant life, insect life, bird life, miscellaneous (snail, frog, platypus, do you know?, can you tell?, have you seen?). Our Book No: 14670. $15 AUD.

229. 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.

230. 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.

231. Woodford, James (2013). The Secret Life of Wombats (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, pages faintly toned as usual, some edgewear. In 1960, when he was a 15-year-old schoolboy, Peter Nicholson began studying the secret world of wombats by crawling down their burrows and making friends with them. The bestselling author of "The Wollemi Pine" here tells the extraordinary story of Nicholson's research, and then sets off himself in pursuit of the elusive wombat. He reveals the unusual history of its discovery, and tracks down scientists, rangers, farmers and wildlife carers around the continent who are struggling to understand and save these ancient and enigmatic creatures. Explores the mysteries of one of the world's most intriguing marsupials. ISBN: 9781877008436. Our Book No: 10024. $15 AUD.

232. 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. 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. $20 AUD.

233. Yowie Man, Tim the (2001). The Adventures of Tim the Yowie Man. Sydney: Random House Australia. 299 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, bottom edge rubbed. Tim regales his adventures in search of the unusual. Part 1: Tim cracks the mystery of location in northern Australia of the American Survivor II TV show. Part 2: Tim's quest for mystery animals, such as the yowie, Tasmanian tiger. Part 3: Tim's quest for the paranormal, eg, the ghosts of Old Parliament House. ISBN: 174051078X. Our Book No: 13447. $10 AUD.