Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
A Natural History Of Tamborine Mountain -edited- J Guyatt (1988). ISBN 0731629633.
Queensland Natural History. Published by Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association on the occasion of the
200th year of European settlement in Australia 1988. Illustrated with black & white line drawings. Used second
hand softcover book. 148 pages. (Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association, Mt Tamborine, Qld. 1988) Very good condition.
A Sheltered Life The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise -by- Paul Chambers (2004). 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 second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 306 pages.
(John Murray Publishers. 2004) A few marks on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Australia's Most Deadly And Dangerous Beasts -by- Bruce Thomson (2004). ISBN 0734406819. Australian Biology.
A concise and up-to-date guide to Australia's most harmful species; it describes each creature's preferred habitat,
distribution throughout Australia, identification tips, how to avoid unpleasant encounters, likely symptoms in the event of
contact, and basic first aid instructions; covers the mammals, reptiles, spiders, insects, birds and marine creatures that
lurk in the Australian bush and waters; illustrated in full colour. Used second hand softcover book. 124 pages. (Lothian Books. Thomas
C Lothian Pty Ltd. South Melbourne. 2004) In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
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 second hand 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.
Densey Clyne's Wildlife Of Australia -by- Densey Clyne (1999). 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 second hand softcover book. 144 pages. (Reed New Holland Publishers. Sydney. 1999) Corners of covers
are lightly bumped. Else in fine condition. Weight 700 grams.
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 second hand 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.
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 second hand 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.
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 second hand softcover book. 134 pages. (Greening Australia. Canberra. 1990)
In fine condition.
Keeping Children's Pythons -by- Greg Fyfe & Darren Green (2004). ISBN 0958605076. Australian snakes.
Herpetoculture. Children's Pythons have always been regarded as one of the easier Australian snakes to keep in
captivity. Used second hand softcover booklet. 37 pages. (Australian Reptile Keeper Publications. Bendigo. 2004) Small section
of damage at top of spine. Pages are in excellent condition
Mammals of The South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands -by- Tim Flannery (19959). ISBN 0730104176. (Reed Books Australia.
Sydney. 1995) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. Spine sunned. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in
excellent condition. Weighs 1.6 kilograms.
Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction And The Precarious Future Of Wild Things
-by- M R O'Connor (2015). ISBN 9781925344004. In a world dominated by human interference and rapid climate
change, species large and small are increasingly vulnerable to extinction; in this book O'Connor explores the
extreme measures that scientists are taking to try and save them, from captive breeding and translocating
genetically rare individuals to frozen zoos and de-extinction; each chapter focuses on a unique species and the
people entwined in its fate. Used second hand paperback book. 26 pages. (Affirm Press, South Melbourne, 2015)
In fine condition. Weight 400 grams.
Splendid Isolation The Curious History of South American Mammals -by- George Gaylord Simpson (1980). ISBN 0300030940.
Evolution. Fossils. (Yale University Press. New Haven. 1980) Used second hand book. Paperback. 266 pages.
Insect damage to edge of rear cover. Foxing on edges of pages. Else good.
The Kangaroo -by- Michael Archer & Dr Tim Flannery with Gordon C Grigg (1985). ISBN 0949708224.
Foreword by Gerald Durrell. Chapters are: Kangaroos The Fossil Record; The Kangaroo in the Wild; The Kangaroo and Mankind;
The Species of Australia and New Guinea; The Kangaroo and the Future. Physical characteristics of each species are described
with distribution maps. Many large colour photographs. Used second hand large hardcover book covered in clear plastic. Covers
are orange cloth with coloured photograph of a kangaroo cut in to front (as published). No dust jacket, as published. 264 pages.
(Weldons Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1985) The plastic cover has left tape shadows on the facing pages, some spots of foxing on first & last few
pages, else in excellent condition. Weight 2.2 kilograms.
The Cold-Blooded Australians: A Unique Photographic Study of Australia's Reptiles, Amphibians and Freshwater Fish
-by- Gunther Schmida (1985). ISBN 0868241113. Covers the ecology and animals peculiar to Australia, including legless lizards,
geckos, saltwater crocodiles, tortoises, sea snakes, burrowing frogs, tree frogs, and 130 species of freshwater fish including the
Queensland lungfish whose ancestry has been traced back 400 million years. Over 280 colour photographs. Used second hand hardcover
book in dust jacket. 208 pages. (Doubleday, Sydney, 1985) Dust jacket a little stretched along upper edge and worn on corners and
both ends of spine. Else in very good condition. Weight 1.4 kg.
There's A Frog In My (Throat) Stomach -by- Michael J Tyler (1984). 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.
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 second hand 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.
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 second hand book. Softcover book. 83 pages. Corners bumped. Else very
Why And How Some Problems and Methods in Historical Biology -by- George Gaylord Simpson (1981). 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 second hand paperback book. 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 second hand 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 (2000). 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 second hand 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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