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CORMORANTS' REST
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CORMORANTS' REST

By Arms, Martha C.

Wangaratta, VIC, Australia: Author (Printed by The Despatch Printing Co.) No publication date (S.L.V. suggests 1950). Unpaginated (24 pages). Several intext b/white halftone plates. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format softcover booklet. Monochrome, photographically-illustrated limp card wrapper edgeworn, lightly bumped and flecked. Textblock minimally bumped on upper foredge corner, else trivially flecked. 'Cormorants' Rest' is the story of Wangaratta, a town in northern Victoria, written for children by Martha Cameron Arms (1911-1981). Contents include: Acks., Author Bio., View on Cormorants' Rest. Story Behind the Name. Historical Sequence. 7 chapters. Booklet weight approx. 75g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover (Staple-bound). Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.84

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

By Baker, Alan N.

Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 1983. 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. Species Accounts. Select Bibliography. Index. more. Book weight approx. 280g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

AUSTRALIAN ROCKS, MINERALS AND GEMSTONES
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AUSTRALIAN ROCKS, MINERALS AND GEMSTONES

By Chalmers, R.O.

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1968. xvi, + 398pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections, plus like, unpaginated b/white halftone plates, with intext line-drawings and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black, original cloth boards undamaged. Green tint endpapers. Textblock unmarked. Colour-plate illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge and shelfworn, else very good. Providing a comprehensive and authoritative description of all known (to publication) Australian rocks, minerals and gemstones, including localities, physical and chemical properties, and much more. Suitable as a field guide for an interested layman up to senior mineralogy, science and geology students . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Foreword, Preface, List of Plates, 11 chapters. Bibliography. Subject Index. Locality Index. Book weight approx. 955g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.58

WHERE TO FIND BIRDS AROUND FRANKSTON AND THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA
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WHERE TO FIND BIRDS AROUND FRANKSTON AND THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

By Wakefield, Larry (Edited by)

Nunawading, Victoria, Australia: Bird Observers Club of Australia - Mornington Peninsula Branch , 2006. 76pp., plus (ii). Illustrated throughout: colour plates and locality maps. Booklet clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. A handy identification/guide book to the birds to be found around the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas south east of Melbourne, Victoria. Contents include: Prelims., Map of Localities, Habitats and Bird Assemblages, Localities, Highlights, Recent Arrivals, Threatened Birds, Bird-watching Tips, Bird List, Responsible Bird Watching. Booklet weight approx. 185g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover Booklet. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

AUSTRALIAN LIZARDS: A Natural History
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AUSTRALIAN LIZARDS: A Natural History

By Wilson, Steve K.

Collingwood, VIC, Australia: C.S.I.R.O. Publishing , 2012. x., + 196pp., intext, colour plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped only. Colour-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated with over 400 colour photographs, 'Australian Lizards: A Natural History' takes the reader on a comprehensive journey through the remarkable life of lizards which are divided into seven families, namely: Dragons, Monitors, Skinks, Flap-footed Lizards and three families of Geckos. Using a vast array of artful strategies, lizards have managed to find a home in all areas of Australia . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Acks., 10 chapters, Glossary, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 730g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$35.09

THE CENTRE: The Natural History of Australia's Desert Regions
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THE CENTRE: The Natural History of Australia's Desert Regions

By Penny van Oosterzee

Balgowlah, NSW, Australia: Reed Books, 1991. 172pp., plus (iv). Illustrated endpapers. Intext photographic colour plates (Reg Morrison), colour-art illustrations and maps (Alistair Barnard) throughout. Book clean. Backstrip firm, but slightly bumped and canted. White title over undamaged orange boards. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. "This book is the first natural history of this region for 100 years and as such it is culmination of a broad spectrum of study and analysis of this little-understood part of the world." Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Map of Australia. Strange Dry Land. Ecosystems of The Inland. Desert Ranges. Mulga Woodlands. Spinifex Grasslands. Chenopod Shrublands. Desert Rivers and Salt Lakes. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 985g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.65

EVERYBIRD: A Guide to Bird Health
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EVERYBIRD: A Guide to Bird Health

By Macwhirter, Pat (Edited by)

Melbourne/Sydney, Australia: Inkata Press, 1987. x, + 190pp., intext colour plates and b/white line-drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on heel. Plain blue boards nominally shelfworn on foot. Textblock slightly marked on head only. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and chipped, with faded title on spine. 'Everybird: A Guide to Bird Health' is a co-operative work of thirteen veterinarians who share a special interest in bird health . . . they saw a need for a book about bird diseases that could be readily understood by birdkeepers . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Contributors, Acks., Foreword, Preface, 14 chapters, Appendices, Index of Clinical Symptoms, more. Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 670g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.44

EDEN  (Signed Copy)
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EDEN (Signed Copy)

By Smit, Tim

London: Bantam Press, 2001. 312pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Author signature on title page, else leaves unmarked. Colour photographic illustrations, colour and b/white diagrams and line-drawings, throughout. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn only. This beautiful book tells the story of the Eden Project, a popular visitor attraction in Cornwall, England. From the jacket flap: "The impossible has been delivered: a living theatre of plants and people and their interdependence, housed in a disused china clay pit and featuring the world's largest greenhouses. Well over a million visitors have made their way to Eden, drawn by the astonishing, visionary ambition of its founders . . . Tim Smit tells the story of the Eden Project: its genesis in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, its design and construction against all the odds, its supremely talented team of larger-than-life personalities. Above all, he tells how the energy that brought the vision to life is being applied to possible futures. It is a vision for all to share." Book weight approx. 1.15 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.44

MAMMALS OF VICTORIA: Distribution, Ecology and Conservation
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MAMMALS OF VICTORIA: Distribution, Ecology and Conservation

By [Edited by: Peter W. Menkhorst]

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Oxford University Press, in association with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources , 1995. viii, + 360pp., colour map endpapers. Unpaginated colour-plate section, plus intext b/white halftone plates, and line-drawn distribution maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Front free endpaper partially clipped along head nipping into black ruled border (no text loss, else textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. " 'Mammals of Victoria' provides the first comprehensive, authoritative book on the distribution, ecology, and conservation needs of all 139 mammals recorded in Victoria . . . " Aided by a team of contributing specialists, contents include: Prelims., Acks., Contributors, Introduction, The Victorian Mammal Fauna, The Victorian Environment, Species Accounts, Bibliography, Index, Appendices. Book weight approx. 910g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$56.14

COASTAL INVERTEBRATES OF VICTORIA: An Atlas of Selected Species
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COASTAL INVERTEBRATES OF VICTORIA: An Atlas of Selected Species

By Marine Research Group of Victoria (D.A.B. Phillips - Convener)

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Marine Research Group of Victoria in association with the Museum of Victoria, in Association with the Museum of Victoria , 1984. vii, + 168pp., intext b/white line-drawings and illustrations throughout (most show a specie and distribution map). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bumped with a tiny chip on heel. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. "The species selected for inclusion in this book were most of the larger invertebrate animals to be encountered in the intertidal zone except for such groups as the worms and small crustacea where identification is difficult or uncertain." Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, How to Use this Book, Coastal Environment, The Atlas, Phylum Cnidaria. Phylum Mollusca. Phylum Crustacea. Plylum Echinodermata. Phylum Chordata. Appendices, Glossary, References, Index. More. Book weight approx. 430g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$42.11

THE WATERBIRDS OF AUSTRALIA
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THE WATERBIRDS OF AUSTRALIA

By Serventy, Vincent N. [Editor-In-Chief]

North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1985. xvii, + 331pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout, together with small distribution maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally bumped on heel. Black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, and has a repaired closed tear on heel of spine. This title is the second in the 'National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife' series, each a stand-alone volume. All the birds described in this book live in or around Australian estuaries, rivers or lakes - birds such as ducks, herons, storks, ibises, cranes and waterhens . . . Descriptions include: other names, measurements, description, adult/immature, variation, voice, food, habits, breeding, distribution and status. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Grebes, Herons - Egrets - Bitterns, Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills, Swans - Geese - Ducks, Rails - Crakes - Gallinules and Coots, Cranes, Eggs, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.55KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$66.67

ARCHOSAURIA: A New Look At The Old Dinosaur
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ARCHOSAURIA: A New Look At The Old Dinosaur

By McLoughlin, John C.

London: Allen Lane (Penguin Books) , 1979. viii, + 117pp., illustrated throughout with b/white drawings by the author. Book clean and square. Green metallic title over black quarter-cloth spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Monochrome, art-illustrated (Author), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly flared and edegworn, else very good. "In this remarkable book, zoologist/author/illustrator John C. McLoughlin clears away the misconceptions and clarifies in words and pictures the 'latest' evidence and theories about the 'new dinosaur' - one of the most spectacularly successful animals in the history of the planet." Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 10 chapters, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 760g. . First U.K.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.04

APE MAN: The Story of Human Evolution
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APE MAN: The Story of Human Evolution

By Caird, Rod

London: Boxtree Limited , 1994. 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 . . . Consultant scientific editor for the book was Dr. Robert Foley. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, Evolving. Walking. Thinking. Talking. Colonizing. Making Images. Still Evolving. Index, Acks., more. Book weight approx. 1.25 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.55

FISH FOR FARM DAMS
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FISH FOR FARM DAMS

By Fallu, Ric

Victoria, Australia: Agmedia-Department of Agriculture 48pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples clean and tight. Colour-illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and warped. Textblock has a remainder stripe on foot, else leaves clean. The Australian countryside is covered with numerous farm dams (hopefully near capacity). As well as holding water for stock (and irrigation in some instances), these dams can be used to grow fish - for sport, a source of food, to mitigate pests such as mosquitoes, or just kept as pets . . .This booklet sets out how and the species best suited to use. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 14 chapters. Book weight approx. 185g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover Booklet. Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.63

WILD ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
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WILD ORCHIDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

By Stewart, Joyce, et al

Johannesburg, South Africa: Macmillan South Africa, 1982. 307pp., line-drawn map endpapers (different front and rear). Colour plate frontispiece, plus like plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards minimally bumped on lower foredge corner. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a neat, closed tear, and colour fading on spine. Southern Africa is home to some 430 species of orchid, the 'Royal Family of Plants'. By design, the descriptions in this book are brief, allowing the reader, book in hand, to easily identify the orchids in their natural state . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Part 1/ Introduction, Structure, Scientific Names, Distribution, more. Part 2/ Orchid Genera and Species. Glossary, Checklist, more. Index. Book weight approx. 1.13 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$38.60

BIVALVES OF AUSTRALIA. Volume 1
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BIVALVES OF AUSTRALIA. Volume 1

By Lamprell, Kevin and Whitehead, Thora

Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia: Crawford House Press, 1992. xiv, + 182pp. Monochrome illustrated endpapers, several b/white line-drawings. Colour-plate frontispiece, plus a 77 plate colour section (illustration on recto page, facing page contains relevant text detail). Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped. Colour-illustrated boards lightly bumped on foot, else undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, with a faded but legible title on spine. A former owner's name/date on top corner of ffep., else textblock unmarked. Beautifully illustrated, the first work of its kind devoted solely to Australian bivalves, providing a comprehensive coverage for 26 of the most popular families, with 77 plates featuring 617 species. A great reference book that will enable easy identification by a casual beachcomber and beginner shell collector . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Acks., Preface, Pictorial Guide to Families, Shell Anatomy, Distribution Maps, Introduction, Class Bivalvia - Families, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx 840g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$33.69

SHORES OF MACQUARIE ISLAND
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SHORES OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

By Bennett, Isobel

Australia: Rigby, 1971. 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.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

SUSTAINABILITY
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SUSTAINABILITY

By Colley, Alex

Canterbury, NSW, Australia: Envirobook, 2006. (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.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

AN INTRODUCTION TO BEES AND BEEKEEPING
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AN INTRODUCTION TO BEES AND BEEKEEPING

By Scottish Beekeepers' Association

Scotland: Scottish Beekeepers' Association, 1980. 56pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples clean and tight. Illustrated (SBA logo) wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. An ideal introductory handbook for the budding apiarist, published by the highly-regarded Scottish Beekeepers' Association. Contents include chapters on bee facts, handling, colony, division of labour, seasonal management, shrubs and trees, swarming, honey, queens, wax, lots more. Included in near fine condition: A folded four page A4 leaflet - "Be a Beekeeper', published by S.B.A. Publicity. Book weight approx. 95g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Revised Edition.. Softcover Booklet. Very Good +.

$9.83

THE GIANT PANDAS OF WOLONG
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THE GIANT PANDAS OF WOLONG

By Schaller, George B., Et al

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: The University of Chicago Press, 1985. xix, + 298pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, art illustrations, maps, graphs and tables. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green original cloth boards undamaged. Half-title page and rear flysheet lightly foxed, else leaves unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with a short closed tear, and mildly dampstained on lower rear panel. From the rear panel: "The giant panda has captured the imagination of the public more than any other animal. By presenting their groundbreaking and crucial research to the public, the authors of 'The Giant Pandas of Wolong' hope to spur further research and action that will help this precious animal survive." Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 9 chapters, Appendices, References, Index. Book weight approx. 825g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good.

$15.44

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