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Hugh Fearlessly Eats It All: Dispatches from the Gastronomic Frontline

By Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh

UK: Bloomsbury, 2006. 288pp & less than 500g, gift inscription 1st page. Hugh would always bypass a McBurger in favour of a squirrel sandwich, or make a detour for fresh road kill - to some he is bonkers+ but to others a shining and shaggy beacon of good sense in a food world gone mad. Armed with a broad mind, a quick wit and a ready appetite, Hugh covers almost every area of global food culture. Whether singing the praises of offal; debunking Colonel Sanders and Dr. Atkins; playing 'poisson roulette' with the deadly fugu fish in Tokyo; pondering the moral inconsistency of those who condemn fox hunting for its cruelty while happily tucking into factory-farmed chicken; fishing for marlin in Kenya, trout in Chile and barracuda in the Bahamas; analysing the tea-dunking qualities of some classic British biscuits; contemplating why if piglets are destined for the pot, why aren't puppies; or reminding us that a reindeer isn't just for Christmas, but tasty all year round, Hugh has an unerring ability to entertain and provoke. 288 thought provoking pp.. Hardcover. Very Good/None issued. 24cm.

$9.84

A Handbook Of Horse-Shoeing With Introductory Chapters On The Anatomy And Physiology Of The Horse's Foot

By Dollar Jno. Aw. And Wheatley Albert

Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1898. A Handbook Of Horse-Shoeing With Introductory Chapters On The Anatomy And Physiology Of The Horse's Foot 433pp plus an index. Hundreds & hundreds of finely created line art illustrations . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 22cm.

$105.42

Birds of Prey of Australia, The: A Field Guide to Australian Raptors

By Debus, Stephen

Oxford University Press, 1998. Birds of Prey of Australia, The: A Field Guide to Australian Raptors by Debus is less than 500g &152pp of excellent avian reference.. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 19.5 Cm.

$31.63

Norman Lindsay Artful Cats

By Introduced by Meg Stewart

Bungendore, Australia: Odana Editions Pty. Limited, 2001. Norman Lindsay's Artful Cats contains rare family photographs from the Lindsay and Stewart estates. There are also letters from Norman to Margaret Coen and Meg Stewart which again provides an insight into Norman's interest in both drawing and having cats as pets. 144 purrfect pages as crisp as the day they were printed. Meg Stewart's signed on the title page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Norman Lindsay. 28.5cm.

$45.68

Cooking for Cats: The Best Recipes for Felix, Orlando and the Rest

By Elisabeth Meyer zu Stieghorst-Kastrup

London: DuMont Monte UK,, 2001. Would your beloved cat like a change from ready-made food? How about preparing a dish such as "Miaow Roulade" for your cat instead of the usual tinned food? In this book you will find recipes for dishes which your cat will adore, as well as all the important facts about feline nutrition, health and well-being. The dishes are easy to prepare and their ingredients include all the nutrients necessary for your cat's health. review > "I don't cook this nice for my family, but I do for my cats." Better buy it or your furniture will become a scratching post! 125 purrfect pp. Hardcover. Excellent/None issued. 23.5cm.

$14.06

Horses, Basics for Beginners

By Kerrigan, Robert H & France, Shaun L

NSW Australia: Equine Educational, 1993. 102+ pp & less than 500g to post. Practical guide for novice horse owners. Contains general information about horses and advice on their care and management and includes the basics of how to ride correctly.. Softcover. Excellent/None issued. Illus. by Michael Breen. 24.5cm.

$10.54

The Atlas of Australian Birds

By Blakers, M.; Davies, S.J.J.F. and Reilly, P.N.

Melbourne University Press The Atlas of Australian Birds published by Melbourne University Press is a weighty ornithological reference of some 700+ pp & about 2.5 kilo for posting. It has details re the breeding and distribution of Australian birds, with the distribution density of each species represented on an individual map. No tweeter should be without this in their pocket (OK maybe not in an ordinary pocket).. Illustrated Board Cover. Excellent/None issued. 28.5cm.

$17.57

BANTAMS AND MINIATURE FOWL

By SILK, W. H.

UK: Spur Publications Company, 1976. BANTAMS AND MINIATURE FOWL by Silk is 142pp & less than 500g to post. Faults? v. small repaired tear at rear flap fold lower. Breeding & developing the littlies of the poultry world - making a start, choosing the breed, hard & soft feather, light & heavy, others, housing, hatch & rear, feed, problems,showing, parasites & disease, glossary & index of breeds.. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

$17.57

Platypus

By Moyal, Ann

Allen & Unwin, 2002. A superabundance of detail on the biology of the platypus, which made its debut European appearance as a hide preserved in a keg of spirits—and landed smack in the middle of the scientific debate over the classification of species, confounding naturalists throughout the 19th century. In the era that was “destined to become the great century of classification and the decoding of the complex, and diversifying, book of Nature,” the platypus proved a tantalizing puzzle. Moyal, scientific historian and founder of the Independent Scholars’ Association of Australia, has found an object worthy of obsession in the history of the “elusive duck-bill mole.” With admirable focus, she has devoted herself to teasing out the theories and general bewilderment that the platypus engendered in the European and Australian naturalist communities, and through scientists’ efforts and opinions, Moyal provides a fount of information about the habits and behavior of the shy creature. reviewer says >>> "The Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World" The Australian author shows great affection for this skittish, shy mammal who has fur, lays eggs, nurses its young and has a bill like a duck. Darwin figured it out. 226 crisp pp & less than 500g to post. . Softcover. Excellent/None issued. 20.5cm.

$19.68

The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us

By Wilson, Bee

UK: John Murray, 2005. The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us by Bee Wilson is less than 500g & some 308pp. In this well illustrated book, Bee Wilson shows how humans will always view the hive as a miniature universe with order and purpose, and look to it to make sense of their own. reviewer says >>> An excellent book that is very well written, rich with interesting details about human culture and eccentric historical characters. While this book contains many interesting facts from inside the hive.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 18 Cm.

$10.54

Robbing The Bees: A Biography Of Honey The Sweet Liquid Gold That Seduced the World

By Bishop, Holley

UK: Pocket Book Publications, 2007. 324pp & less than 500g ROBBING THE BEES is a biography, history, celebration and love letter to bees and their magical produce. Holley Bishop follows beekeeper Donald Smiley on his daily tasks then explores the lively science, culture and lore that surround each step of the process and each stage of lives of the bees and their honey. Throughout are the author's lyrical reflections on her own beekeeping experiences, the business and gastronomical world of honey, the myriad varieties of honey (as distinct as the provenance of wine), as well as recipes, illustrations and historical quotes. Combining passionate research, rich detail, and fascinating anecdote, ROBBING THE BEES is a sumptuous look at the oldest, most delectable food in the world. "In that glistening dollop, I could taste the sun and the water, the metallic minerals of the soil, the tang of the goldenrod and the wildflowers blooming around the meadow" Essential to the food, drink, religion, economics , medicine and arts of every civilisation since the Egyptians, honey - and the bees that make it - have been a vital part of the human record for millennia, appearing on cave paintings, wax tablets and papyrus scrolls. From the temples of the Nile to the hives behind the author's house, men and women have had a long, rapturous love affair with the beehive.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 21.5cm.

$11.95

A Book of Bees

By Hubbell, Sue

Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Less than 500g to post, 194pp. An author who raises honeybees draws a spirited picture of her life and her bees through all four seasons of the year in coastal Maine, relating their movements to human solitude, loneliness, and the accommodation of nature. reviewer says > I was entranced by the writing of this author. She wrote eloquently of her changing life at the same time she was sharing her growing knowledge of beekeeping. It was a treat to watch both stories develop side by side, overlapping and enhancing each other.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 19.5 Cm.

$10.54

Chickens, Ducks and Bees: A beginner's guide to keeping livestock in the Garden

By Peacock, Paul

UK: Spring Hill, 2011. 166pp, less than 500g, faults? bumbed lower right corner (naughty chook?) Growing your own vegetables often leads gardeners to want to go one step further and keep some livestock. Chickens, ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first time livestock owner - especially if you live in a town or have only a small amount of land. They can all be kept happily together. Keeping these animals is a fun and absorbing hobby and is a great antidote to stress. There is nothing more rewarding than the collection of your own fresh eggs and honey. The book is full of sound, practical advice and looks at exactly what you need to get started: the equipment, housing, space and feed. Taking the breeds best suited for the smaller garden, town garden, or allotment, the responsible care and management of these animals is thoroughly covered in a friendly, approachable style with their welfare always in mind. Chickens: from breed selection to housing, feeding, care, and health issues this book provides simple, no nonsense information about how hens live, their needs and lifestyle and how to keep happy, healthy and productive hens. Ducks: here is all you need to know to introduce these entertaining animals to the garden - their walking requirements, their feed, and the surprisingly small amount of water they need. Duck eggs are great for baking and this book shows you how to keep your ducks happy and laying. Bees: there are many more people now interested in keeping bees. Paul Peacock shows you how to get started, where to get help, what equipment you need, and how to handle bees and harvest their honey. It emphasises gentle bees, and covers the control of varroa and other potential bee diseases.. Card Cover. Good to Very Good/None issued. 20.5cm.

$12.65

Robbing The Bees: A Biography Of Honey The Sweet Liquid Gold That Seduced the World

By Bishop, Holley

UK: Pocket Book Publications, 2007. 324pp & less than 500g ROBBING THE BEES is a biography, history, celebration and love letter to bees and their magical produce. Holley Bishop follows beekeeper Donald Smiley on his daily tasks then explores the lively science, culture and lore that surround each step of the process and each stage of lives of the bees and their honey. Throughout are the author's lyrical reflections on her own beekeeping experiences, the business and gastronomical world of honey, the myriad varieties of honey (as distinct as the provenance of wine), as well as recipes, illustrations and historical quotes. Combining passionate research, rich detail, and fascinating anecdote, ROBBING THE BEES is a sumptuous look at the oldest, most delectable food in the world. "In that glistening dollop, I could taste the sun and the water, the metallic minerals of the soil, the tang of the goldenrod and the wildflowers blooming around the meadow" Essential to the food, drink, religion, economics , medicine and arts of every civilisation since the Egyptians, honey - and the bees that make it - have been a vital part of the human record for millennia, appearing on cave paintings, wax tablets and papyrus scrolls. From the temples of the Nile to the hives behind the author's house, men and women have had a long, rapturous love affair with the beehive.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 21.5cm.

$11.95

Birds of Prey

By Ian Newton (Consulting ed) Penny Olsen (Ed advisor)

Australia: Weldon/Merehurst, 1990. Produced by Weldon Owen Sydney in conjunction with Merehurst, London. this book holds 240pp of extremely detailed information, illustration and photographs - all pp clean white & well bound. 12 chapters under the general headings of Raptors of the World, Raptor biology & Relations with Man. A checklist of suggested reading at the back. Book in great order. A weighty reference (will need to post carded/bubbled in a 3kg satchel). Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. Illus. by Tony Pyrzakowski. 32.5cm.

$31.63

Casper the Commuting Cat

By Finden, Susan

UK: Simon & Schuster Casper the Commuting Cat is the touching story of a very special black-and-white cat who rode the bus and stole our hearts. The full true story of Casper, the extraordinary cat, who rode the bus in Plymouth, Devon, and made international news Casper became a national celebrity when newspapers ran the story of the amazing cat that regularly took the No. 3 bus on journeys around his home town, Plymouth, in Devon. While his devoted owner Sue Finden had wondered where her elusive pet was disappearing to each day, Casper was brightening the lives of countless commuters. 228pp & less than 500g.. Softcover. Excellent/Excellent. 19.5cm.

$15.46

Living insects (The Australian Naturalist Library)

By HUGHES, RICHARD D.

Collins, 1975. Living insects (The Australian Naturalist Library) by HUGHES is 800g, 304pp with numerous photos & line art illust. Sections include >>> Familiar Insects Living in Different Environments Insect Structure and Function Living Fast & Slow Coping with the Seasons Population Problems Living Together Wing, Flight and Flying The Ordering of Insects The roles of Insects Insects and Man References Index. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 22.5cm.

$21.08

Reins in Our Hands

By Kidd. Jane & John

UK: Country Life Limited, 1963. Reins in Our Hands by Jane And John Kidd is all about growing up & into the equi-obsessive fraternity. Boards are some of the saddest I've seen but the text block is both hunky & dory. Xmas gift writing on 1st page. bw pix in several sections. Jane writes the first half & John the second, their horsey experiences are both British & international. 111pp & less than 500g to post.. Hard Boards. Fair/No Jacket. 22cm.

$4.92

SPIDERWATCH A Guide to Australian Spiders

By Brunet Bert

Reed New Holland, Australia, 1999. A comprehensive guide including how to find, identify and understand Australia spiders. Illustrated with a key guide, colour drawings and photographs, this is an easy-to-use and practical field manual. It contains advice on where to find spiders and how to draw, photograph and take notes on them as well as facts on anatomy and evolution. . Card Cover. Excellent. 23 Cm.

$14.06

Katie Up and Down the Hall

By Plaskin, Glenn

Center Street, 2010. 256pp less than 500g to post, gift inscription. A personal memoir by bestselling author and celebrity journalist Glenn Plaskin, KATIE is a moving story about a man who discovers the true meaning of family after adopting a cocker spaniel puppy. Through the magnetic personality of his mischievous dog, the author soon makes powerful connections with several of his down-the-hall neighbors in a high-rise located in the unique Battery Park City neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. First, Katie trots into the lives of Pearl and Arthur, a warm-hearted elderly couple just a few doors down from Glenn. Later, John, a single Dad, and his rambunctious young son, Ryan, also move in and are seduced by Katie's charms. All of their lives are profoundly changed as they are transformed from neighbors to friends to family, with Pearl as matriarch. The motherless boy finds a "Granny"; his Dad inherits a mother, Glenn discovers a confidante. Set in New York City, we witness nearly sixteen years of antics and family adventures spanning Hollywood high times, bad health, accidents, blustery winters, even the terrors of 9/11. Through it all, the family clings to each other, sharing a deep bond that give each comfort, support and security. . Paperback. Excellent/Very Good/None issued. 21cm.

$9.84

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