Used and Out of Print Books on Animals, Natural History, Genetics and Zoology
A Complete Guide to Reptiles Of Australia -by- Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan. 2nd Edition 2008. ISBN 9781877069468.
Covers all of the over 800 species of reptiles in Australia; all species are illustrated with lively colour photographs showing
them in their natural habitat; all species are grouped in their families. Each entry includes: a distribution map; description with
distinguishing features picked out in bold; notes on the species' preferred habitat and range; information on sub-species and
similar species; wherever appropriate, conservation status. Extra photographs show most recognised sub-species as well as
differences within species and between sexes. Used softcover book. 512 pages. (New Holland Publishers. Sydney. 2nd Edition. 2008)
In very good condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
A Dictionary of Australian Mammal Names Pronunciation, Derivation and Significance of
The Names, With Biographical and Bibliographical Notes -by- Ronald Strahan, Research Fellow, The Australian
Museum. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. London. First Edition. 1981) ISBN 0207142440. Used small hardcover book
in dust jacket. 196 pages. Dust jacket is bumped on corners and both ends of spine and is sunned on the spine.
Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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.
A Field Guide to The Land Snails of Britain and North-West Europe -by- M P Kerney and R A D Cameron.
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 introcate beauty of snail shells; 649
illustrations: 408 in colour; 392 distribution maps. (William Collins Sons and Co. London. 1979) ISBN 000219676X. Used
book. 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.
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.
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
Cave Life Evolution And Ecology -by- David C Culver. First Edition. ISBN 0674104358.
(Harvard University Press, Cambridge, First ed, 1982) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 189 pages. Dust jacket is
bumped on corners and has a few small tears on lower edge. Spine and upper edge of dust jacket sunned. Foxing on
edges of pages, else very good.
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.
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.
Carpet Pythons in Captivity (Morelia spilota imbricata) A Keeper's Guide -by- Robert
Browne-Cooper. ISBN 0646400029. Australian snakes. Herpetoculture. Used softcover booklet. 24 pages.
(published by D.S. Cooper. 2001) Corners of covers bumped and creased. Stain on upper edge of one page. Else pages are in excellent
Darwin -by- Adrian Desmond & James Moore. ISBN 0718134303. Evolution. Biology.
Biography of Charles Darwin. Even more than Mark or Freud, the affable naturalist Charles Darwin
has transformed the way we see ourselves on the planet; the authors show how,
after his five-year voyage as a naturalist on the 'Beagle', he struggled to
develop his theory of evolution as England tottered towards revolution; the
authors also show how Darwin arrived at his disturbing theory and why, when the
'Origin of Species' was published, the theory appealed to the rising
professionals; based on newly transcribed and unpublished letters and contains
90 photographs, many of which have never been published before. (Michael Joseph, London, first edition, 1991)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 808 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and knocked in
corners, some marks on eps, foxing and light soiling on edges of pages, else very good. Weight 1.5 kilograms.
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.
Evolution After Darwin Volume 1: The Evolution Of Life: Its Origin, History, And Future
-edited by- Sol Tax (The University of Chicago Centennial. The University of Chicago Press. 1960) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 629
pages. Dust jacket has been eaten away on edges including edges of flaps so that the flaps only just hang on. However book is good: only
foxing on edges of pages. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Evolution After Darwin Volume 2: The Evolution Of Man: Mind, Culture And Society
-edited by- Sol Tax (The University of Chicago Centennial. The University of Chicago Press. 1960) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 473
pages. Dust jacket has been eaten away on edges. However book is good: only foxing on edges of pages.
Evolution After Darwin Volume 3: Issues in Evolution: The University of Chicago
Centennial Discussions -edited by- Sol Tax (The University of Chicago Centennial. The University of Chicago Press. 1960) Used hardcover
book in dust jacket. 310 pages. Dust jacket has been eaten away on edges with both flaps now loose. However book is good: only foxing
on edges of pages.
Flukes And Snails -by- C A Wright. The Science of Biology Series No. 4 -edited by- J D McCarthy
and J F Sutcliffe. ISBN 0045950091. A general account of the biology of the digenetic trematodes with particular emphasis on the
ecological aspects of the relationships between the larval stages and their colluscan hosts; the extetnal and
internal affinities of the Digenea; also that of the Mollusca, particularly those aspects of the phylum which
relate to their role as hosts for trematodes; fluke life-histories; structure and behaviour of miracidia; ecological
background of fluke life-cycles; pathological aspects of fluke infections in snails; taxonomic problems of both
the snail hosts and their parasites. (Unwin University Books. George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London. 1971) Used softcover book.
168 pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Wear at both ends of spine. Else very good.
Genetics and The Origin of Species -by- Theodosius Dobzhansky.
Second Edition, revised. (Columbia University Press, New York, 2nd edition, 4th printing, 1940) Used hardcover book. No
dust jacket. 446 pages. Good blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Ex-libris sticker inside front cover. Foxing on
upper edges of pages. Else very good.
Genetics, Paleontology and Evolution -edited by- Glenn L Jepsen, George Gaylord
Simpson & Ernst Mayr -for- the Committee on Common Problems of Genetics, Paleontology, and Systematics, of the National Research
Council. (Atheneum, New York. 1963) No ISBN. Used softcover book. 474 pages. Covers are worn and bumped on edges. Foxing and
marks on edges of pages. Else good.
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.
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.
Historical Aspects Of Organic Evolution -by- Philip G Fothergill. (1952, Hollis and Carter,
London) fine hardcover book in good price-clipped dust jacket, 427pp, light foxing, spine of dust jacket sunned.
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.
Inheritance And Natural History -by- R J Berry. The New Naturalist No. 61. ISBN 0002190842.
(William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. London. First edition. 1977) Used hardcover book in dust jacket.
350 pages. Dust jacket now covered with a clear plastic sleeve. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very
good. Weight 650 grams.
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Zoonoses Third Report 1967. A zoonosis is an infectious disease
that is transmitted between animals and humans. (World Health Organization Technical Report Series No. 378.
Geneva 1967. Wld Hlth Org. techn. Rep. Ser., 1967, 378) Used softcover book. 127 pages. Covers are marked.
Pages are very good.
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.
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.
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.
Man's Place In The Universe: A Study Of The Results Of Scientific Research In Relation To The Unity
Or Plurality Of Worlds -by- Alfred R Wallace. (McClure, Phillips & Co, New York, 3rd imp, 1905) Used
hardcover book, no dust jacket, 338 pages, marked black
cloth with good gilt lettering on spine, top of spine is worn with small tears and small holes, lower edge of
spine is bumped with small tears, page edges are tanned & lightly soiled, else good.
Methods And Principles Of Systematic Zoology -by- Ernst Mayr, E Gorton Linsley & Robert L Usinger.
(McGraw-Hill Publications in the Zoological Sciences -edited by- E J Bell) (1953 McGraw-Hill, NY) Good
hardcover book, no dust jacket, 328pp, brown cloth, gilt
lettering on brown patch on spine, hinge cracked at half title page, binding firm.
Mutation Research: Problems, Results And Perspectives -by-
Charlotte Auerbach. (Chapman & Hall Ltd, London, 1976) ISBN 0412112809. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 504 pages.
D.j is grubby and worn on edges. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Splendid Isolation: The Curious History of South American Mammals -by- George Gaylord Simpson.
Evolution. Fossils. (Yale University Press. New Haven. 1980) ISBN 0300030940. Used book. Paperback. 266 pages.
Insect damage to edge of rear cover. Foxing on edges of pages. Else good.
Spotlight on Possums -by- Rupert Russell. Illustrated -by- Kay Russell. Australian Possums. Russell
takes the reader into dense rainforests and tall-timbered open forests with his descriptions of tree-dwelling
Australian possums and sugar gliders;
mainly based on the author's field work in the Atherton Tablelands in northern Queensland. Illustrated by black and
white line drawings. (University of Queensland Press. St Lucia, Qld. 1980) ISBN 0702214787. Used book. Hardcover book
in dust jacket. Spine sunned. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Else very good.
T H Huxley's Place In Natural Science -by- Mario A di Gregorio. This
cogent & lively biographical study presents Thomas Henry Huxley, the foremost popularizer of Darwin's evolutionary ideas,
in a fresh perspective. (First Edition, 1984, Yale University Press, New Haven) ISBN 0300030622. Used hardcover book, in dust jacket,
253pp, light foxing on page edges, dust jacket has a few chips in upper edge, knocked corners and remains of sticker on cover, else very good.
Terrestrial Slugs -by- N W Runham and P J Hunter. Hutchinson University Library Biological Sciences
-edited by- Professor A J Cain. A survey of the biology, physiology, and ecology of terrestrial slugs in relation
to their status as horticultural and agricultural pests and their suitability for project work in schools and
universities. (Hutchinson University Library. London. 1970) ISBN 0091056713. Used book. Softcover book. 184 pages.
Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Covers worn on edges. Else very good.
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)
Hardcover book in dust jacket. 150 pages. Foxing on endpapers, first and last few pages and edges of pages. Else very good.
The Distribution And Abundance Of Animals -by- H G Andrewartha & L C Birch. (2nd imp. 1961,
The University of Chicago Press) very good hardcover, no dust jacket, red cloth, gilt lettering, 782pp, name on fep, light foxing on page edges.
The Foundations Of Ethology: The Principal Ideas And Discoveries In Animal Behavior -by- Konrad Z Lorenz.
Ethology. Konrad Lorenz's personal appraisal of the field he helped to establish: the science of animal and human
behavior; he airs his views on such topics as the interpretation of behavior, the value of comparative studies, and the
question of animal instincts, and sheds new light on issues such as genetic programming, learning processes, curiosity,
play and many other facets of ethology; finally, he addresses the controversial questions concerning the similarities
and differences between animal and human behavior. (1982, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, NY) ISBN 0671445731. Excellent
softcover book. 380 pages. Remainder mark on lower page edges.
The Pattern Of Animal Communities -by- Charles S Elton. This
book has contributed much to our understanding of the pattern of organisation in terrestrial and
freshwater habitat systems & their animal communities. (Science Paperbacks, 1979, Chapman & Hall,
London) ISBN 0412218801. Good used softcover book, 432pp, foxing on intro pages & page edges.
The Physiology of Earthworms -by- M S Laverack. Volume 15 International Series of Monographs on Pure
and Applied Biology. Division: Zoology. General editor G A Kerkut. (Pergamon Press. Oxford. 1963) Library of Congress
Card No. 62-22103. Used book. Hardcover book, No dust jacket. 206 pages. Black cloth covers covered with a clear plastic
dust jacket. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
The Principles Of Classification And A Classification Of Mammals: Bulletin Of The American Museum
Of Natural History, Volume 85 -by- George Gaylord Simpson -edited by-
Ruth Tyler. Biology. Taxonomy. (American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1945) Used softcover
book, 350 pages, previous owner's inscription on title page, foxing on first and
last few pages and on edges of pages, covers are discoloured and heavily damaged
by insects, adjoining pages front and back have insect damage on edges, else
pages are very good. This book weighs 1.1 kilograms.
The Science Of Biology Today -by- Trofim Lysenko. Soviet Genetics. The complete address
given on agronomy by Trofim Lysenko at the V I Lenin Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the USSR on 31 July 1948. (International Publishers.
New York. 1948) Used softcover book. 62 pages. Covers are creased and worn. Spine torn. Corners bumped. Pages are good.
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. (Library of Contemporary Exploration and Adventure.
Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1910) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 512 pages. Green cloth boards
are marked and bumped on corners. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.2 kilograms.
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
Vanished Species -by- David Day. Foreword -by- HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The author and four
leading wildlife artists have worked from expert research, museum records and
contemporary sketches and notes, to document for the first time the extinction
of almost 300 species and subspecies over the last 300 years; includes reference
maps, classification listings, and a 'waiting list' of 400 critically endangered
species; illustrated with colour plates, line drawings, woodcuts. (revised edition, 1989,
Gallery Books, New York) ISBN 0831727829. Used large format hardcover book in
dust jacket, 288 pages, dust jacket is lightly creased, stretched along edges with light stain
at top of rear of dust jacket, edges of boards are worn, edges of pages are soiled, else
good. This book weighs 1.7 kilograms.
Neville W Cayley's What Mammal Is That? -text by- Ronald Strahan -with magnificent illustrations by-
Neville Cayley. Over 250 species of mammals illustrated in full colour. ISBN 0207153256. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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