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THE FOREST WARS

By: Ajani, Judith

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007840

ISBN: 0522854192

Condition: Very Good +


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... View more info

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WHALES AND DOLPHINS OF NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA: An Identification Guide

By: Baker, Alan N.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, Victoria University Press: 1983

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013471

ISBN: 0864730020

Condition: Very Good +


133pp., illustrated endpapers (migration routes and body shapes). Intext b/white halftone plates and line-drawn illustrations (most pertaining to identification) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Custom fit clear plastic slip cover over lightly bumped, illustrated boards. Textblock unmarked. This specie identification guide is intended for a wide readership - students, teachers, researchers, and the general reader . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, Natural History Notes. First Aid for Stranded Mammals. Identification (Whales and Dolphins). Species Directory. ... View more info

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KAKADU : A Heritage for the Future

By: Balderstone, Simon (Text by) Meier, Leo (Photography by)

Price: $30.40

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Lansdowne Publishing: 1995

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 011155

ISBN: 1863024727

Condition: Very Good +


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, b... View more info

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SHORES OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

By: Bennett, Isobel

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Australia, Rigby: 1971

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012517

ISBN: 0851792243

Condition: Very Good


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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BUGS IN THE SYSTEM: Insects and Their Impact on Human Affairs

By: Berenbaum, May R.

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Reading, Massachusetts, United States, Helix Books/Addison-Wesley Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Thus [P/B].

Seller ID: 003227

ISBN: 0201408244

Condition: Very Good +


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, Od... View more info

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CROCODILES OF AUSTRALIA

By: Biddell, Greg and Stringer, Col

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia, Adventure Publications:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008239

ISBN: 0959089691

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT [German Text]

By: Botting, Douglas

Price: $31.35

Publisher: Munchen, Prestel Verlag: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition Thus [German].

Seller ID: 004822

ISBN: 3791300857

Condition: Very Good +


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, ... View more info

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A GUIDE TO WILD SOUTH AMERICA

By: Bright, Michael

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, BBC Worldwide Ltd.: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010560

ISBN: 0563537051

Condition: Near Fine


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 pr... View more info

CREATURES OF THE SEA: Being the Life Stories of Some Sea Birds, Beasts And Fishes

By: Bullen, Frank T.

Price: $20.90

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society: 1905

Edition: 2nd Impression.

Seller ID: 002224

Condition: Good+


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, Fly... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES IN COLOUR

By: Burns, Alexander & Rotherham, E.R.

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, A.H. & A.W. Reed: 1969

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010696

ISBN: 0589500015

Condition: Very Good


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 t... View more info

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APE MAN: The Story of Human Evolution

By: Caird, Rod

Price: $23.75

Publisher: London, Boxtree Limited: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 012981

ISBN: 1852834242

Condition: Near Fine


192pp., intext illustrations throughout: colour photographic and art illustrations, plus b/white halftone plates, with colour and b/white line drawings. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Burgundy-coloured boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Based on a Granada Television series of the same name "Ape Man", explores the story of human evolution drawn from interviews with leading scientists who work all over the world. Many questions are resolved - many still remain unanswered . . . Cons... View more info

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FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

By: Chris Stuart, and Tilde Stuart

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, Struik Publishers: 1988

Edition: First Softcover Edition.

Seller ID: 011784

ISBN: 0869772791

Condition: Very Good


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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BUDGERIGARS : A Complete Guide for Breeders and Fanciers

By: Christian, Michael Stuart

Price: $25.65

Publisher: Ringwood, Victoria, Australia, Viking O'Neil (Penguin): 1989

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 006763

ISBN: 0670901199

Condition: Very Good +


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, Prer... View more info

SEASHELLS: A Portrait of the Animal World

By: Cleave, Andrew

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New York, Todri Productions: 1996

Seller ID: 003236

Condition: Near Fine


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 shel... View more info

AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE SOUTH OF 30° S.

By: Coleman, Neville

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Sydney, Doubleday: 1987

Edition: First Australian Edition.

Seller ID: 003381

ISBN: 0868242691

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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SUSTAINABILITY

By: Colley, Alex

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Canterbury, NSW, Australia, Envirobook: 2006

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012491

ISBN: 0858812177

Condition: Very Good


(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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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THE MAYA ROAD

By: Conrad, Jim

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Buckinghamshire, England, Bradt Publications: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008060

Condition: Very Good


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 cultur... View more info

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THIS IS NAMIBIA

By: Cubitt, Gerald, and Joyce, Peter

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, Struik Publishers: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012126

ISBN: 1868251861

Condition: Very Good


158pp., plus (ii). Small b/white halftone plates, stunning colour plates (including double-page title-frontis spread and half-title page), and locality map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Blue boards very good. Text-block unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Namibia is one of Africa's younger nations, having gained its independence in 1990 after a century of colonial rule. Situated in the western region of southern subcontinental Africa it covers a region four times the size of the United Kingdom. A captioned, photographic tour of this diverse c... View more info

FIGHT FOR THE TIGER: One Man's Fight to Save the Wild Tiger from Extinction

By: Day, Michael

Price: $14.25

Publisher: London, Headline: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Impression.

Seller ID: 004258

ISBN: 0747215480

Condition: Very Good


x, + 374pp., three unpaginated halftone plate sections, one full colour, two in b/white. Some of these illustrations are confronting and disturbing.Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves tanned. Boards undamaged. Colour-illustrated [author portrait rear], loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. At huge personal risk, both physical and financial, the author has embarked on a crusade to save the remaining population of wild tigers from the hugely profitable Asian black market trade in tiger body parts.Book weight approx. 750g. View more info

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MEERKAT VALLEY

By: Degre, Alain and Robert, Sylvie (Text by Laure Aslo)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Johannesburg, South Africa, Southern Book Publishers: 1989

Edition: Second Edition, Second Impression.

Seller ID: 011810

ISBN: 1868121380

Condition: Very Good


125pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pictorially-illustrated gloss boards lightly scuffed and bumped. A former owner's name/date on plain front pastedown, else leaves clean. No dustjacket. English translation by Lydia Moolman. Over a period of three years the photographers observed, and were accepted by, a family of wild meerkats. This is the endearing story . . . Book weight approx. 940g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9¾&#... View more info