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A List Of The Vertebrates Of South Australia A List Of The Vertebrates Of South Australia -edited by- H J Aslin (First Edition 1985). ISBN 0724387730. A list of all species of vertebrate animals which are thought to have occurred in South Australia as free-living forms during the period of European settlement of the State, prepared from a variety of sources and from the specimen collections held in museums. Used second hand tall softcover book. 70 pages. (The Biological Survey Coordinating Committee and the Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia, 1st Edition 1985) Name written on title page. Light wear to edges of covers. Else very good. Weight 300 grams.
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A Natural History Of Tamborine Mountain 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.
Product Id: BL28159
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A Sheltered Life The Unexpected History Of The Giant Tortoise 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.
Product Id: BL22881
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An Elephant In My Kitchen An Elephant In My Kitchen -by- Francoise Malby-Anthony with Katja Willemsen (2019). ISBN 9781509864928. The story of Thula Thula game reserve in South Africa run by the author alone after the death of her husband; filled with extraordinary animals, from a lost baby elephant to orphaned rhinos, and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them; a heart-warming and moving read; illustrated with colour photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 326 pages. (Pan Books/Pan MacMillan, London, 2019) Very good condition. Weight 300 grams.
Product Id: BL28576
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Australia's Most Deadly And Dangerous Beasts 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.
Product Id: BL26282
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Bush Mates A Guide To The Wildlife Of Nelson Bay 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.
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Charles Darwin's Letters A Selection 1825-1859 Charles Darwin's Letters A Selection 1825-1859 -edited- Frederick Burkhardt (1996). ISBN 0521562120. Foreword -by- Stephen Jay Gould. Science. Evolution. Evolutionary Biology. These letters offer a fascinating window into Charles Darwin's daily experience, scientific observations, personal concerns and friendships; provides a unique glimpse of Darwin as both naturalist and family man. (Cambridge University Press. First Edition. 1996) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 249 pages. In fine condition.
Product Id: BL20683
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Cladistics A Practical Course In Systematics Cladistics A Practical Course In Systematics (The Systematics Association Publication No. 10) -by- P L Forey et al (1994). ISBN 0198577664. Systematics underpins all of biology; cladistics is a method of systematic classification that has become a method of choice for comparative studies in all fields of biology; in cladistics, the genealogies that are reconstructed are based on common ancestry rather than on overall similarity. (Reprint, 1994, Clarendon Press, Oxford) Used book. Softcover book. 191 pages. in AS NEW condition.
Product Id: BL0330
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Densey Clyne's Wildlife Of Australia 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.
Product Id: BL22161
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Field Guide To The Non-Marine Molluscs Of South Eastern Australia 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.
Product Id: BL25869
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Gatherings Of A Naturalist In Australasia 1860 Gatherings Of A Naturalist In Australasia 1860 Being Observations Principally on The Animal and Vegetable Productions of New South Wales, New Zealand, and Some of The Austral Islands -by- George Bennett (A Currawong Facsimile Classic) (1982). ISBN 0908001312. A 1982 facsimile edition of the book first published in 1860; an informative period account of the native animals, marine life and native plants of the Australasian region, embellished with 8 lithographic colour plates and 24 woodcuts; most of the lithographs are by the distinguished G F Angas, whose work was admired for its accuracy. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 456 pages. (The Currawong Press Ltd, Milsons Point, NSW, 1982) Dust jacket worn in upper corners. Inked stamp on front free endpaper. Else very good. Weight 1 kg.
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Forty Queensland Lizards Forty Queensland Lizards -by- Floyd D Dale (1973). Queensland Museum Booklet No. 8. A reference guide to 40 common Queensland lizards. Illustrated with black & white drawings by Susan M Hiley & Margaret A Oakden with maps and diagrams. 64 pages. (Queensland Museum, Brisbane, 1973) Light wear to covers. Pages are very good.
Product Id: BL29340
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Graeme Gow's Complete Guide To Australian Snakes Graeme Gow's Complete Guide To Australian Snakes -by- Graeme Gow (First Edition 1989). 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.
Product Id: BL23813
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Grow Your Own Wildlife How To Improve Your Local Environment Grow Your Own Wildlife How To Improve Your Local Environment -by- Peter Johnston & Alan Don (1990). 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.
Product Id: BL25648
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Keeping Children's Pythons 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.
Product Id: BL22025
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Law and The Question of The Animal Law And The Question of The Animal A Critical Jurisprudence -edited by- Yoriko Otomo and Ed Massawir. ISBN 9780415683500. Law, Justice and Ecology -series editor- Anna Grear. Animal Law. Cultural Studies. Philosophy. This book addresses the problem of 'animal life' in terms that go beyond the usual extension of liberal rights to animals. Leading and emerging critical legal theorists address the question of animality in relation to law's foundations, practices and traditions of thought. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket as issued. 195 pages. (A Glasshouse Book. Routledge. 2013) In fine condition.
Product Id: LW22750
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Mammals Of The South-West Pacific And Moluccan Islands Mammals of The South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands -by- Tim Flannery (1995). 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. Weight 1.6 kg.
Product Id: BL18459
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Reflections Of Elephants Reflections Of Elephants -by- Bobby-Jo Clow -edited- David Blissett -forward by- Bradley Trevor Greive AM (2016). ISBN 9781922129970. A book of colour photography of elephants, a celebration of elephants, seen through the lends of acclaimed photographer Bobby-Jo Clow; from the rusty, red plains of Tsavo to the lush, green forests of northern Thailand, Bobby-Jo has captured every aspect of elephant life, from first step to untimely death. Used second hand oblong hardcover book. No dust jacket, as issued. 152 pages. (Melbourne Books, Melbourne, 2016) Bookshop bookplate inside front cover. Else in fine condition. Weight 1.1 kg.
Product Id: BL28577
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Resurrection Science Conservation De-Extinction And The Precarious Future Of Wild Things 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.
Product Id: BL27502
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Splendid Isolation The Curious History of South American Mammals 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.
Product Id: BL21141
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The Ancestor's Tale A Pilgrimage To The Dawn Of Life The Ancestor's Tale A Pilgrimage To The Dawn Of Life -by- Richard Dawkins with additional research by Yan Wong (2004). ISBN 0753819961. Evolution. Modern humans are the pilgrims, travelling back in time to seek out our ancestors; simultaneously every other living creature is setting off on its own journey with the same mission. Used second hand paperback book. 686 pages. (Phoenix/Orion Books, London, 2004) Corners of covers bumped. Edges of pages have tanned. Else very good. Weight 600 grams.
Product Id: BL27525
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The Greatest Show On Earth The Evidence For Evolution The Greatest Show On Earth The Evidence For Evolution -by- Richard Dawkins (2009). ISBN 9780593061749. Evolution. Charles Darwin surely would have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging today over his theory of evolution; evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity. Used second hand paperback book. 470 pages. (Bantam Press/Transworld Publishers, London, 2009) Corners of covers bumped. Edges of pages have tanned. Else very good. Weight 750 grams.
Product Id: BL27526
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There's A Frog In My (Throat) Stomach by Michael J Tyler (1984) ISBN 0002173212 used book for sale in Australian second hand book shop 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.
Product Id: BL25957
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Two Years In The Jungle The Experiences Of A Hunter And Naturalist 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 kg.
Product Id: BL15409
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Understanding Reptile Parasites A Manual For Herpetoculturists & Veterinarians 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 good.
Product Id: BL18808
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Why And How Some Problems and Methods in Historical Biology 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.
Product Id: BL21142
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Wildlife Identikit Common Animals Of Australia's Top End 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.
Product Id: BL23553
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Wildlife Of Greater Brisbane Wildlife Of Greater Brisbane (New Edition 2007). ISBN 9780977594313. A full colour identification guide to 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. 100 pages have been added to this 'new' edition. Marine mammals such as whales and dolphins are also included. Used second hand softcover book. 428 pages. (published by the Queensland Museum with the support of the Environment Management Branch of Brisbane City Council, New Edition, 2007) Spine slightly cocked. Corners bumped. Half title page is grubby and worn. Else very good. Weight 850 grams.
Product Id: BL29784
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Wildlife Of Greater Brisbane Wildlife Of Greater Brisbane (First Edition 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, First Edition, 7th printing, 2000) Corners knocked, small dollop of whiteout at top of first page, else very good. Weight 800 grams.
Product Id: BL8438
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Wildlife Of Tropical North Queensland Cooktown to Mackay Wildlife Of Tropical North Queensland Cooktown to Mackay (3rd printing 2007). ISBN 0724293493. A full colour identification guide for the animals of Tropical North Queensland, covering the area east of the Great Dividing Range between Cooktown and Mackay including Cairns and Townsville; easy-to-read information on more than 850 species with 950 colour photographs. Used second hand softcover book. 368 pages. (published by the Queensland Museum with the support of the Environmental Protection Agency, 3rd printing 2000) Cover and first few pages knocked on lower edge. Else in Very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
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