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THE FOREST WARS, Ajani, Judith
1 Ajani, Judith THE FOREST WARS
Victoria, Australia Melbourne University Press 2007 0522854192 / 9780522854190 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
v, + 362pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Small felt-pen mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise leaves unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper has small, soft corner crease to front panel, else nominally scuffed. " . . . forest expert Judith Adjani contends that Australia in is the enviable position of being able to meet nearly all its wood needs from economically superior plantations . . . There is no irreconcilable conflict between development and environment. So why do the major parties not have coherent forest policies? . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 15 chapters over 4 'parts', Glossary, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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2 Badcock, Lt-Col.G.H. THE CARE OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS: School Talks and Broadcasts
London Herbert Jenkins Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Good Fair + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Inscribed By the Author
96pp., first printing. N.D. [c.1945]. Inscribed/dated [Sept. 1945] by author on ffep. Book clean, very slightly askew. Very minor foxing to half-title page and edges. B/w portrait frontispiece and plates throughout. Unclipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped and chipped. Instructive, tthis book is the outcome of many talks to children, at school and on the B.B.C., by the author, a leading expert on the care and training of horses and dogs. Foreword by Derek McCulloch [Uncle Mac of the B.B.C.]. Book weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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KAKADU : A Heritage for the Future, Balderstone, Simon (Text by) Meier, Leo (Photography by)
3 Balderstone, Simon (Text by) Meier, Leo (Photography by) KAKADU : A Heritage for the Future
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Lansdowne Publishing 1995 1863024727 / 9781863024723 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
256pp., stunning colour photographic images throughout by Leo Meier. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented. From the back panel: "A place of stunning contrasts, Kakadu extends from the mangrove-fringed tidal plains through the floodplains and lowland hills to the sandstone cliffs of the Arnhem land escarpment . . . captures the exceptional beauty of this place, where the land changes character according to seasonal patterns, where an ancient cultural heritage is displayed in artworks of international significance, where unique animals, birds and natural vegetation flourish." Book weight approx. 1.18 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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IF TREES COULD SPEAK : Stories of Australia's Greatest Trees, Beale, Bob
4 Beale, Bob IF TREES COULD SPEAK : Stories of Australia's Greatest Trees
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 2007 1741142768 / 9781741142761 First Edition Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
245pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, small corner crease. From the rear cover: "Australia's trees have stood as silent witnesses to the colonisation of a harsh land, as living memorials to events we must never forget and as inspiration to generations of artists, writers and lovers of nature. Bob Beale gives voice to the amazing trees that have played a part in creating our story - the ancient, the remarkable survivors, the extraordinarily beautiful, the national treasures, the endangered and a special few that seem destined for immortality . . . " Book weight approx. 780g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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SHORES OF MACQUARIE ISLAND, Bennett, Isobel
5 Bennett, Isobel SHORES OF MACQUARIE ISLAND
Australia Rigby 1971 0 85179 224 3 / 9780851792248 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
69pp. + Index. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket. Colour and b/white photographic illustrations by the author, one of Australia's best known marine biologists, who was one of the few women to visit and work on this remote island in the Southern Ocean. Weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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BUGS IN THE SYSTEM: Insects and Their Impact on Human Affairs, Berenbaum, May R.
6 Berenbaum, May R. BUGS IN THE SYSTEM: Insects and Their Impact on Human Affairs
Reading, Massachusetts, United States Helix Books/Addison-Wesley Publishing 1996 0201408244 / 9780201408249 1st Thus [P/B] Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 377pp., intext, b/w halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. In the world of insects, which impacts on us all, the numbers are staggering: up to 30 million species, an estimated number of individual insects at any given time is 10 quintillion, collectively out-weighing every other lifeform on the planet. They are to be found everywhere....Contents include: Prelims., Classification and Nomenclature, Physiology, Behaviour, Social lives, Vegetarian lifestyles, Eating insects, Parasites and hosts, Odd appetites and out-of-the-way places, Insects and people, Appreciating insects, Equal time, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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CROCODILES OF AUSTRALIA, Biddell, Greg and Stringer, Col
7 Biddell, Greg and Stringer, Col CROCODILES OF AUSTRALIA
Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia Adventure Publications 0959089691 / 9780959089691 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
81pp., predominantly colour (some b/white) photographic illustrations throughout, plus colour map, several colour and b/white art illustrations (including frontis). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small amount of foxing to lower title page. Illustrated gloss boards mildly surface scuffed, and indented, lightly bumped on lower edge. "The purpose of this book is to give a basic understanding of the crocodile, its nature, habitats, the dangers and the myths - in layman's terms . . . " Contents include 9 chapters. Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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HILLS OF THE WEST WIND : Reflections on the Tasmanian Landscape, Binks, C. J.
8 Binks, C. J. HILLS OF THE WEST WIND : Reflections on the Tasmanian Landscape
Geelong, Victoria, Australia Barrallier Books 2006 0958583870 / 9780958583879 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 410pp., illustrated throughout: full colour plates, and b/white halftone plates and maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles over near fine boards. Textblock pristine. Attached ribbon bookmark. No dustjacket. A meander through the essence of Tasmania; the breath-taking landscapes, and the Tasmanians who have made it what it is . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 7 'sections' (chapters), viz: Shaping an Island, A Varied Tapestry, Kinship and Management, Two Centuries of Progress, Power of a Myth, Counter Culture, Landscape of the Future, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.15kg. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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9 Boas, I.H. THE COMMERCIAL TIMBERS OF AUSTRALIA : Their Properties and Uses
Melbourne, VIC, Australia J.J.Gourlay, Govt. Printer, for Commonwealth of Australia, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 1947 First Edition Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 344pp., unpaginated (20 pages) b/white halftone plate section at rear, plus intext subject dispersal map, several line-drawn sketches, with tables throughout. Book clean and square. Cloth boards and spine lightly bumped. A rudimentary 'with compliments' slip affixed to front pastedown, margin splotches on several leaves, and foredge, else textblock good. No dustjacket. " . . . a comprehensive account of the principal commercial timbers in Australia, covering their properties, uses and treatment. " Also referenced are habit and distribution, and availability. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Part 1: General Technology (12 chapters). Part 2: Properties and Uses of Australian Timbers (6 chapters), Index. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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10 Botting, Douglas ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT [German Text]
Munchen Prestel Verlag 1974 3791300857 / 9783791300856 1st Edition Thus [German] Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original blue cloth. Four tip-in, double-spread colour plates. Intext b/white half-tone plate sections, plus an undamaged, folded, removable map and affixed sleeve on rear paste-down. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated, gloss laminated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn with laminate lifting, plus an area [U.V. affected] lost from spine.Bound-in [part sample facsimile of 'Kleinere Schriften', Alexander Humboldt, 1853, at rear. Originally published as 'Humboldt and the Cosmos', George Rainbird, London, 1973. The story of German naturalist and explorer, Friedrich Wilhelm Kark Heinrich Alexander, Freiherr [Baron] von Humboldt, 1769-1859. German text throughout. Includes Index. Loose with book: The contemporary card of Dr. Heinrich Pfeiffer, Generalsekretar [Secretary-General] of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, in excellent condition. Book weight approx. 460g. 
Price: 31.02 AUD
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A GUIDE TO WILD SOUTH AMERICA, Bright, Michael
11 Bright, Michael A GUIDE TO WILD SOUTH AMERICA
London BBC Worldwide Ltd. 2000 0563537051 / 9780563537052 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
216pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, plus colour maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head of spine only. Foreword by Series producer, 'Andes to Amazon', Karen Bass. From rear dustjacket panel: "This ground-breaking wildlife guide to South America includes a country-by-country gazetteer of the best wildlife sites across the continent. The gazetteer, compiled by seasoned ecotravellers Dan Tapster and Jessica Auty, provides all the practical information required to plan countless unforgettable wildlife trips." Includes Species List and Index. Book weight approx. 1.15 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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12 Bullen, Frank T. CREATURES OF THE SEA: Being the Life Stories of Some Sea Birds, Beasts And Fishes
London Religious Tract Society 1905 2nd Impression Original Decorated Cloth HB Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Theo. Carreras 
430pp., 40 unpaginated, monochrome [dark blue] art-illustrated [Carreras] half-tone plates [including frontispiece] throughout. Book square, very mildly shaken. Gilt titles. Decorated, illustrated cloth nominally frayed on foredge corners, head and heel of backstrip. Flecks of insect damage, mainly on rear cover. No dustjacket. Rectangular piece [25%] of ffep. excised, random foxing specks throughout. 28 chapters, including: Intro., Autobiography of a sperm whale, Humpback, Right Whales, Rorquals, Walrus, Seals, Sharks, Turtles, Cuttle-fish/Squid, Chimaeras, Sea-serpents, Albacore, Bonito, Flying-fish, Dolphin, Mackeral, Cod, Barracouta, Albatross, Whale birds, Petrels, Boobies/Penguins, Frigate bird, Seaweed, Index, Unpaginated publisher's promotional section. Book weight approx. 810g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES IN COLOUR, Burns, Alexander & Rotherham, E.R.
13 Burns, Alexander & Rotherham, E.R. AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES IN COLOUR
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia A.H. & A.W. Reed 1969 0589500015 / 9780589500016 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
112pp., recto-page colour plates. Book clean. Spine firm. White title to green boards, which are mildly shelf-rubbed. Small, light mark to rear free endpaper, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, sunned spine (title clearly legible), minor foxing to reverse. " . . . 85 Australian species, some of them among the most splendid in the world, appear in full colour. Alexander Burns' comprehensive text tells the reader how to recognise each butterfly and describes its habits, range, food plant, and the type of country in which it is likely to be found." Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, Chris Stuart, and Tilde Stuart
14 Chris Stuart, and Tilde Stuart FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Cape Town, South Africa Struik Publishers 1988 0869772791 / 9780869772799 First Softcover Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
272pp., photographic colour plates throughout, supported by two-colour range maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with a soft crease and short tear on rear wrap. A comprehensive field guide to the huge array of mammals that call Southern Africa home . . . Book weight approx. 515g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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BUDGERIGARS : A Complete Guide for Breeders and Fanciers, Christian, Michael Stuart
15 Christian, Michael Stuart BUDGERIGARS : A Complete Guide for Breeders and Fanciers
Ringwood, Victoria, Australia Viking O'Neil (Penguin) 1989 0670901199 / 9780670901197 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xi, + 138pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections throughout, plus intext, b/white line-drawings, sketches and charts. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on head and heel of same. Blue boards similarly bumped. Textblock clean. Pictorially-illustrated loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn, with U.V. affected (sunned) text on spine. The author, "a breeder and freelance writer, has written a comprehensive guide that will enable anyone fascinated by these lively, attractive birds to keep and breed them . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., History, Prerequisites, Husbandry, Mating, Aviary Problems, Judging, Understanding Heredity, Breeding Process, Showing, more. Appendix, Glossaty, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 870g. 
Price: 25.85 AUD
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NEVER SAY NEVER : Couran Cove Resort. From Dream to Reality.   (Signed Copy), Clarke, Ron
16 Clarke, Ron NEVER SAY NEVER : Couran Cove Resort. From Dream to Reality. (Signed Copy)
Queensland, Australia The Banyan Tree Creative Services for Couran Cove Resort 1999 0958572976 / 9780958572972 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
191pp., stunning colour-plate photography throughout (flora, fauna, environmentally sensitive buildings, and seascapes) by Leo Meier. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, pictorially-illustrated matt boards unmarked. Form-cut window in front free endpaper facilitating a feature illustration. A signed, dated inscription, in the hand of former multi world-record-holding Australian runner Ron Clarke MBE, on front flysheet, else textblock unmarked. Identically-illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped only. An inspiring story of a dream and its road to realisation - Ron Clarke's commitment to create an environmentally sensitive resort on and within the natural beauty of Queensland's South Stradbroke Island . . . Contents include; Introduction, 6 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 912g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 32.90 AUD
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17 Cleave, Andrew SEASHELLS: A Portrait of the Animal World
New York Todri Productions 1996 Illustrated Gloss Boards HB/DJ Near Fine Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
72pp., stunning, intext colour plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss, pictorially-illustrated boards undamaged. Identically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, with a short, closed tear. "There can be few natural objects as beautiful and fascinating as the shells of molluscks...." From magnifying-glass size up to giants over two feet [61cm.] in length, no human sculptor can match the intricacies of design and patterns of nature's handiwork...This volume offers a selection, to be envied by any collector, with an interest in shells. Book weight approx. 810g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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18 Coleman, Neville AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE SOUTH OF 30 S.
Sydney Doubleday 1987 0868242691 / 9780868242699 First Australian Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good Large 4to 
288pp., each identified specimen has a depicted page with colour-plate illustration, small b/w locality map and relevant description, plus frontispiece and intext illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Shelfwear on foot and heel of backstrip. Circled 'R' stamp on foot of text-block, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and nipped on foredge corner folds. Covering every group of marine creatures [except fish] that inhabit the waters around Australia south of 30oS, contents of this enthralling book include: Prelims., Intro., Sponges, Worms, Cnidarians, Sea Mosses, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Sea Squirts, Mammals, Appendix, Glossary, Index. More. Book weight approx. 1430g. [1.43KG.] * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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SUSTAINABILITY, Colley, Alex
19 Colley, Alex SUSTAINABILITY
Canterbury, NSW, Australia Envirobook 2006 0858812177 / 9780858812178 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(vi), + 90pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Gloss, illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. In 'Sustainability', environmentalist, economist and life-long bushwalker Alex Colley (1909-2014) provides a plain-speaking, step-by-step description of the problems facing us, from our damaged soil, air, water, forests and wildlife to waste, transport and population. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 11 chapters. Book weight approx. 150g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE MAYA ROAD, Conrad, Jim
20 Conrad, Jim THE MAYA ROAD
Buckinghamshire, England Bradt Publications 1992 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 274pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with mild tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn, previous seller's sticker to lower rear panel. "The Maya Road (La Ruta Maya) is the name given to a figure of eight route passing through the most interesting lowland areas of Eastern Mexico (Yucatan and Chiapas), Belize, Honduras (Copan), and Guatemala. Jim Conrad is a professional naturalist with a special concern for low-impact travel. He guides the traveller into a greater understanding of ecology and Mayan culture . . . " Book weight approx. 290g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.48 AUD
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