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A Field Guide to The Reptiles of The Australian High Country Jenkins Bartell ISBN 0909605165 for sale A Field Guide to The Reptiles of The Australian High Country -by- R Jenkins and R Bartell. (Inkata Press. Melbourne. 1980) ISBN 0909605165. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 278 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and bumped in corners. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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A Field Guide to The Land Snails of Britain and North-West Europe by M P Kerney R A D Cameron Gordon Riley ISBN 000219676X for sale A Field Guide to The Land Snails of Britain and North-West Europe -by- M P Kerney and R A D Cameron. ISBN 000219676X. Illustrated -by- Gordon Riley. Zoology. The first comprehensive guide to the land snails and slugs of Britain and North Western Europe; described nearly 300 species found in the area bounded by the Arctic in the North, the Alps and Pyrenees in the South and the Carpathians in the East; each species is described in its systematic sequence, with notes of diagnostic characters, habitats, and range; the illustrations show the intricate beauty of snail shells; 649 illustrations: 408 in colour; 392 distribution maps. (William Collins Sons and Co. London. 1979) ISBN 000219676X. Used small hardcover book. No dust jacket. Pictorial covers as issued. Endpapers are grubby. Foxing on edges of pages. Remainder mark at bottom on pages. Else very good.
Product Id: BL18331
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A Sheltered Life The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise Paul Chambers ISBN 0719565286 used book for sale A Sheltered Life The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise -by- Paul Chambers. ISBN 0719565286. For millennia the mighty giant tortoises lived in isolation on remote oceanic islands such as the Galapagos, Seychelles and Mauritius; then in the 16th Century sailors discovered that they were good to eat decimating their numbers; the giant tortoise became the world's first conservation fight in the 1870s; the 20th Century saw the establishment of wildlife reserves in the Galapagos and elsewhere. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 306 pages. (John Murray Publishers. 2004) A few marks on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
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Atlas of Elapid Snakes of Australia Australian Flora and Fauna Series Number 7 by Richard Longmore John R Busby Cat. No.8407660 for sale Atlas of Elapid Snakes of Australia. Australian Flora and Fauna Series Number 7 -edited by- Richard Longmore. Bioclimatic analysis -by- John R Busby. Australian Snakes. Australian Reptiles. Covers: A biogeographic analysis of Australian Elapid Snakes (H Nix); Comments on the biogeography of the Elapid Snakes of Southeastern Australia (H G Cogger); Aspects of the biogeography of the Elapid Snakes of Northeastern Australia (J Covacevich); Maps for each Elapid species (Map 1 to Map 78); Appendix 1 - Collection sites for all species included in Atlas (Map 79); Appendix 2 - Actual/Predicted number of species for 1x1.5" cell (Map 80); Appendix 3 - BIOCLIM profiles for each species. Cat. No. 84 0766 0. (Bureau of Flora and Fauna. Australian Government Publishing Service. Canberra. 1986) Used spiral-bound softcover book. 115 pages. Covers are sunned near spine and worn on edges. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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Bush Mates A Guide To The Wildlife Of Nelson Bay by Michael Smith for sale Bush Mates A Guide To The Wildlife Of Nelson Bay -by- Michael Smith. No ISBN. This book is a weekly description of changes in the natural world of Nelson Bay based on the author's 16 years of observations; it goes some way in documenting the annual bird and fish migrations as well as the flowering of plants and the life cycles of animals; also included is a description of local Aboriginal tribes' views of changing seasons and details of bush foods found in the area. Illustrated with black and white line drawings. Used spiral-bound softcover book. 134 pages. (No Publisher. No place. No Date) Covers are creased and a little grubby. Light foxing on first and last few pages. Else very good.
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Care of Australian Reptiles in Captivity John Weigel ISBN 0731632907 for sale Care of Australian Reptiles in Captivity -by- John Weigel. ISBN 0731632907. Care of Australian snakes. Care of Australian Lizards. Care of Australian Tortoises. Herpetology. Herpetoculture. (The Reptile Keepers Association. Gosford, NSW. 8th printing. 2003) Used book. Softcover book. 144 pages. Corners of covers bumped. Else very good.
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Care of Australian Wildlife For Gardeners Landholders and Wildlife Carers Erna Walraven 
Revised Edition 2004 ISBN 1741102073 for sale Care of Australian Wildlife For Gardeners Landholders and Wildlife Carers -by- Erna Walraven. Revised edition 2004. ISBN 1741102073. Care of Australian wildlife; a practical guide including: the appropriate food and shelter necessary to aid rehabilitation; emergency care and first-aid for native mammals, birds and reptiles; case studies detailing how injury to native animals can occur and ways to prevent it; when to release recovering animals back into the wild; how to handle orphaned animals; the natural habitat and diet of various Australian species; nutritious home-made recipes for injured animals. Black and white illustrations, colour photographs, and feature boxes. Used softcover book. 140 pages. (New Holland Publishers. Sydney. Second Edition. 2004) Corners bumped. Covers are lightly creased and scuffed. Else very good.
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Carnivorous Marsupials Volumes I and II -edited by- Michael Archer. 2 Volumes published February 1982 by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, NSW. ISBN 0959995137. Zoology. A unique compilation of 64 significant reviews and original research papers covering all major aspects of carnivorous marsupials; broad topics covered include fossil history, phylogenetic relationships, taxonomy, behaviour, ecology, palaeoecology, morphology, physiology, karyology, genetics, Aboriginal and early European contacts (particularly with the Tasmanian wolf); all families are dealt with but particular attention is given to dasyurids, thylacinids and thylacoleonids. Volume I presents reviews and research papers dealing with aspects of reproductive biology, life history strategies, ecology, physiology and behaviour. Volume II covers palaeontology, evolution, classification, cytology, genetics, electrophoresis, microscopic anatomy, functional and gross (including phallic) anatomy. A taxonomic index is also provided. Two large format hardcover books in dust jackets. Volume I contains pages 1-396 while Volume II contains pages 397-804. The cover of Volume I is pictured here. (Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, NSW. 1982) Spines of both dust jackets have slightly faded. A few small tears in edges of scuffed dust jackets. A few marks on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Combined weight of both volumes is 3 kg. Postage within Australia is free. For other countries, please email for a shipping quote stating your location.
Product Id: BL25847
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Densey Clyne's Wildlife Of Australia Densey Clyne ISBN 187706937X for sale Densey Clyne's Wildlife Of Australia -by- Densey Clyne. ISBN 187706937X. 30 Fascinating tales of various animals and environments that are characters in the story of Australian natural history. Packed with colour photographs. Used softcover book. 144 pages. (Reed New Holland Publishers. Sydney. 1999) Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Else in fine condition. Weight 700 grams.
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Field Guide To The Non-Marine Molluscs Of South Eastern Australia -by- Brian J Smith & Ron C Kershaw (1979). ISBN 0708118178. A checklist and field and laboratory identification manual of Australian non-marine molluscs. Illustrated with diagrams, line drawings and maps. Used paperback book. 285 pages. (Australian National University Press. Canberra. 1979) Tape marks on reverse of covers from plastic sleeve now removed. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else good.
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Graeme Gow's Complete Guide To Australian Snakes Graeme Gow 1989 ISBN 0207158061 for sale Graeme Gow's Complete Guide To Australian Snakes -by- Graeme Gow. ISBN 0207158061. Almost all species and subspecies of Australian snakes are illustrated in colour with the photographs showing colour variation between juveniles and adults of the same species, as well as illustrating the diversity between specimens of the same species found in different habitats; includes keys and distribution maps, and informative text. Used oblong hardcover book in dust jacket. 171 pages. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. North Ryde. First Edition 1989) Dust jacket has a piece torn at bottom of spine. Else in very good condition. Weight 820 grams.
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Grow Your Own Wildlife How To Improve Your Local Environment by Peter Johnston and Alan Don foreword by R M Williams Greening Australia ISBN 1875345035 for sale Grow Your Own Wildlife How To Improve Your Local Environment -by- Peter Johnston and Alan Don. ISBN 1875345035. Foreword by R M Williams. Produced by Greening Australia. Chapters cover: Living with wildlife: why, where and how; The Tree Care Award; Recipient of the 1988 Award; Wildlife conservation as the prime objective; Agricultural land; Public reserves, arboreta and institutions; Rehabilitation of disturbed lands; house grounds; tourism and recreation; Appendices. This book combines 'how to' information with lots of ideas to catch the imagination. Plenty of drawings and photographs. Used softcover book. 134 pages. (Greening Australia. Canberra. 1990) In fine condition.
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Handbook of New Guinea Rodents by J I Menzies Elizabeth Dennis Wau Ecology Institute Handbook No.6 1979 for sale Handbook of New Guinea Rodents -by- J I Menzies and Elizabeth Dennis. Wau Ecology Institute Handbook No.6 1979. Illustrated with colour plates and black and white figures. (Wau Ecology Institute. Wau, Papua New Guinea. 1979) Used small softcover booklet. 68 pages. Foxing on covers and edges of pages. Else very good. Rare. _
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How To Preserve Animal And Other Specimens In Clear Plastic: Easy Methods to Immortalize Creatures in Beauty and Perfection: For Hobbyists, Teachers and Zoologists -by- Cleo E Harden. Illustrated -by- David G Harden. Simple techniques for embedding animal specimens in clear plastic; meets the rigid requirements of the zoologist; clear language and plentiful illustrations (Naturegraph Co, Healdsburg, CA, no date) ISBN 0911010467. Used small softcover booklet. 64 pages. Edges of cover and spine are worn. Covers are soiled. Pages are very good.
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Keeping Children's Pythons Greg Fyfe Darren Green ISBN 0958605076 for sale Keeping Children's Pythons -by- Greg Fyfe and Darren Green. ISBN 0958605076. Australian snakes. Herpetoculture. Children's Pythons have always been regarded as one of the easier Australian snakes to keep in captivity. Used softcover booklet. 37 pages. (Australian Reptile Keeper Publications. Bendigo. 2004) Small section of damage at top of spine. Pages are in excellent condition.
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Life Of Marsupials -by- Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe (1975). ISBN 0726705004. A Series of Student Texts in Contemporary Biology. The marsupial order contains a diversity of species far wider than in most orders of Eutheria, and among its species are anatomical, physiological and biochemical adaptations for particular modes of life, including those changes brought about by man; most of the examples in the book are of Australian species of marsupial, although American marsupials have not been ignored. Used paperback book. 254 pages. (Edward Arnold Australia. Port Melbourne. 1975) Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
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Little Book of Australian Wildlife National Library of Australia ISBN 0642276404 for sale Little Book of Australian Wildlife. ISBN 0642276404. Features poems by Banjo Paterson, Jack Davis, Les Murray and John Foulcher accompanied by artwork by John Gould, Conrad Martens, Neville William Cayley and Ebenezer Edward Gostelow, and others; this edition to the National Library's popular 'Little Books' series celebrates Australia's native fauna. Beautiful colour illustrations. Used small softcover book. 47 pages. (National Library of Australia. Canberra. 2006) In very good condition.
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Mammals Of The South-West Pacific And Moluccan Islands by Tim Flannery ISBN 0730104176 for sale Mammals of The South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands -by- Tim Flannery. ISBN 0730104176. (Reed Books Australia. Sydney. 1995) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. Spine sunned. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in excellent condition. Weighs 1.6 kilograms.
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Splendid Isolation The Curious History of South American Mammals, George Gaylord Simpson,  
Evolution, Fossils, isbn 0300030940 Splendid Isolation The Curious History of South American Mammals -by- George Gaylord Simpson. ISBN 0300030940. Evolution. Fossils. (Yale University Press. New Haven. 1980) Used book. Paperback. 266 pages. Insect damage to edge of rear cover. Foxing on edges of pages. Else good.
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The Brown Rat Graham Twigg ISBN 071536782X for sale The Brown Rat -by- Graham Twigg. ISBN 071536782X. Chapters cover the introduction of the brown rat; its distribution and spread; biology of the rat; how rats live; the breeding cycle; the country cousin of the rat; the town rat; sugar cane, cheese and coal mines; feeding habits; some rat-borne diseases; controlling rats, future prospects for rats. Illustrated with tables, diagrams, black and white photographs. (David & Charles. Newton Abbot, UK. 1975) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 150 pages. Foxing on endpapers, first and last few pages and edges of pages. Else very good.
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The Kangaroo Keepers -edited by- Hugh J Lavery. ISBN 0702218758. Signed copy. Australian Zoology. Kangaroos. In this book, leading Zoologists and other specialists have covered subjects such as the extraordinary reproductive cycle of kangaroos, and the effects of harvests, past and present, on kangaroo populations; the story is told of the magnificent adaptations of the red kangaroo which make it ideally suited to Australia's vast arid and semi-arid interior; there is also a fascinating report on the wildlife management taken to save the bridled nailtail wallaby. Signed by Hugh Lavery on the title page. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 211 pages. (University of Queensland Press. St Lucia. 1985) In fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
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Two Years In The Jungle The Experiences Of A Hunter And Naturalist In India Ceylon 
The Malay Peninsula And Borneo by William T Hornaday 9th Edition 1910 for sale Two Years In The Jungle The Experiences Of A Hunter And Naturalist In India, Ceylon, The Malay Peninsula And Borneo -by- William T Hornaday. With maps and illustrations. Frontispiece protected by rice paper. 512 pages. (Library of Contemporary Exploration and Adventure. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 9th Edition. 1910) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards are marked and bumped on corners. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 1.2 kilograms. _
Product Id: BL15409
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There's A Frog In My (Throat) Stomach -by- Michael J Tyler. ISBN 0002173212. Australian Zoology. Australian Frogs. The Gastric Brooding Frog (Rheobatrachus silus) of southeast Queensland is the first animal in the world to brood its young in its stomach; the story of this rare and endangered species is told in a non-technical and readable style. 52 pages. (Michael J Tyler, 1984) In fine condition.
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Tracks, Scats And Other Traces A Field Guide To Australian Mammals (1997) -by- Barbara Triggs. ISBN 0195536436. Australian Zoology. Most Australian mammals are never seen, and the only clue to their presence might be a footprint in sand, a scat deposited on a rocky ledge, or scattered bones; this new, fully revised and extended edition contains hundreds of new illustrations and extensive new text providing easier identification of the visible traces left by Australian mammals. 340 pages. (Oxford University Press. Melbourne. Reprint 1997) Name written on first page. Corners lightly worn. Else in fine condition. Weight 400 grams.
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Understanding Reptile Parasites A Basic Manual For Herpetoculturists and Veterinarians by Roger J 
Klingenberg DVM The Herpetocultural Library Special Edition 1993 ISBN 1882770218 for sale Understanding Reptile Parasites: A Basic Manual For Herpetoculturists and Veterinarians -by- Roger J Klingenberg D.V.M. The Herpetocultural Library Special Edition. (Advanced Vivarium Systems. Mission Viejo, CA. 1993) ISBN 1882770218. Used book. Softcover book. 83 pages. Corners bumped. Else very good. _
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Neville Cayley What Mammal Is That? for sale, Ronald Strahan, Neville Cayley books, 
ISBN 0207153256 for sale, used naturalist books for sale Neville W Cayley's What Mammal Is That? -text by- Ronald Strahan -with magnificent illustrations by- Neville Cayley. ISBN 0207153256. Over 250 species of mammals illustrated in full colour. 270 pages. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. (Angus & Robertson. Sydney. First Edition. 1987) Dust jacket is scuffed and also sunned on spine and front. Very light foxing and grubby marks on edges of pages. Light foxing and creasing on flaps of dust jacket. Else in fine condition. Weight 1.6 kilograms.
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Steve McEwan's Reptile World Steve's Guide To Snakes Of The East Coast And Tablelands of NSW Steve McEwan for sale, 
Steve McEwan's Reptile World Steve's Guide To Snakes Of The East Coast And Tablelands of NSW Steve McEwan used book for sale Steve McEwan's Reptile World Steve's Guide To Snakes Of The East Coast And Tablelands of NSW -by- Steve McEwan. A quick reference guide to local snakes specific to the area with clear pictures, which you can take with you anywhere. Used softcover pamphlet illustrated in full colour. 44 pages. (Steve McEwan's Reptile World. 2014) In fine condition.
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What's Wrong With My Snake? A User Friendly Home Medical Reference Manual John Rossi Roxanne 
Rossi The Herpetocultural Library ISBN 1882770358 for sale, What's Wrong With My Snake? A User Friendly Home Medical Reference Manual John Rossi Roxanne 
Rossi The Herpetocultural Library ISBN 1882770358 used book for sale, care of snakes, keeping snakes, snake diseases, used books, for sale What's Wrong With My Snake? A User Friendly Home Medical Reference Manual -by- John Rossi and Roxanne Rossi. The Herpetocultural Library. Herpetology. Herpetoculture. How to identify snake disease; preventing disease in snakes through proper care; guidelines for treatment. (Advanced Vivarium Systems Inc. Viejo, CA. 1996) ISBN 1882770358. Used book. Softcover book. 150 pages. Spine creased. Corners bumped. Else very good.
Product Id: BL18484
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Why And How Some Problems and Methods in Historical Biology George Gaylord Simpson 
ISBN 0080257844 used book for sale, Why And How Some Problems and Methods in Historical Biology George Gaylord Simpson ISBN 0080257844 for sale Why And How Some Problems and Methods in Historical Biology -by- George Gaylord Simpson. ISBN 0080257844. Paleontology Methodology. Fossil Vertebrates. Evolution. Six papers written by Professor Simpson: The Fossil Record; Morphology, Homology, and Function; Paleoecology and Faunal Analysis; Systematics and Taxonomy; Some Bits of Biometry; Biogeography. (Pergamon Press. Oxford. First ed. 1981) Used book. Softcover. 263 pages. Covers are worn and creased. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are very good.
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Wildlife Identikit Common Animals Of Australia's Top End ISBN 0724508317 for sale, 
Wildlife Identikit Common Animals Of Australia's Top End ISBN 0724508317 used book for sale Wildlife Identikit Common Animals Of Australia's Top End. ISBN 0724508317. Used small pocket-sized softcover book identifying over 100 of the most common animals, reptiles and birds in tropical northern Australia; as well as illustrating each creature, there are identification clues, breeding and feeding notes, and lots of general information. (The Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory. Palmerston, NT. Reprint September 1994) Covers are grubby. Pages are very good.
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Wildlife Of Greater Brisbane ISBN 0724264477 for sale, Wildlife Of Greater Brisbane ISBN 0724264477 used book for sale Wildlife Of Greater Brisbane. ISBN 0724264477. A full colour identification guide introducing more than 600 of the animals living in the Greater Brisbane Region: snails, spiders, insects, other invertebrates, fish, frogs, snakes and lizards, mammals, and more than 100 birds are included in easy-to-read entries which describe their physical appearance of each animal and where it is most likely to be found. Used softcover book. 340 pages. (published by the Queensland Museum with the support of the Environment Management Branch of Brisbane City Council, 7th printing 2000) Corners knocked, small dollop of whiteout at top of first page, else very good. Weight 800 grams.
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