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An Introduction to Keeping and Breeding Australian Reptiles, Mike Swan and Damian Goodall
81 An Introduction to Keeping and Breeding Australian Reptiles
Mike Swan and Damian Goodall Australia Mike Swan Publishing 2010 0980366720 / 9780980366723 Soft cover New Book 20.9 x 14.8 x 1.5 cm 
An Introduction to Keeping and Breeding Australian Reptiles is the perfect all-round introductory guide for newcomers to the reptile keeping hobby. It covers a huge range of basic reptile species, which makes it much more convenient than buying individual beginners guides to each species of basic reptile. It includes a skill level rating for each species, distribution maps, suggested enclosure sizes, egg incubation times, heating techniques and temperatures, lighting, cager furnishings and much more. Published by Mike Swan Publishing, it is produced with the same quality as the first two titles which are amongst the highest selling reptile books in Australia. 194 pages. 
Price: 39.95 AUD 32.95 AUD 
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What Bird is That? The Classic Guide to the Birds of Australia: Revised Field 2nd Edition, Neville Cayley
82 What Bird is That? The Classic Guide to the Birds of Australia: Revised Field 2nd Edition
Neville Cayley Australia HarperCollins 1991 0207160678 / 9780207160677 Revised Field 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 19.0 x 12.8 x 2.9 cm 
Neville Cayley's What Bird is that? is Australia's most popular bird-identification guide. This comprehensive and authoritative field guide, now in its second edition, has been fully revised and updated by prominent ornithologist Terence Lindsey, who has added more than 30 new species and included additional information on identification and breeding. Each bird is illustrated in full colour. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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The Reptiles of Brisbane: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide, Patrick Couper and Andrew Amey
83 The Reptiles of Brisbane: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide
Patrick Couper and Andrew Amey Australia Queensland Museum 2012 0987268112 / 9780987268112 Soft cover New Book 14.9 x 10.4 x 0.5 cm 
Reptiles live in an amazing variety of habitats in and around Brisbane, including the city centre! This book introduces the reader to some of Brisbane's most surprising and distinctive residents. Turtles, Geckos, Legless Lizards, Skinks, Goannas, Dragons, Blind Snakes, Pythons, Back-fanged and Solid-toothed Snakes, Front-fanged Snakes, Invaders. 68 pages. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
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Snakes of South-East Queensland: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide, Patrick Couper and Andrew Peter Amey
84 Snakes of South-East Queensland: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide
Patrick Couper and Andrew Peter Amey Australia Queensland Museum 2007 0977594351 / 9780977594351 Soft cover New Book 14.8 x 10.4 x 0.5 cm 
South-east Queensland is home to 56 species of snakes. Snakes are an integral part of our wildlife - they have colonised all terrestrial habitats and they even swim in our coastal waters. It is hoped that this 'pocket' Wild Guide will help to enhance our understanding of snakes and their habits and that more people will come to view them as a rich part of the Australian fauna, deserving admiration and respect. Includes line drawings and color photographs. This pocket companion is invaluable for identification and education on the most common snakes found in Southeast Queensland. Filled with images, measurements and behaviours of snakes from the Bandy Bandy to the Black-Headed Python. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
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A Field Guide To Insects in Australia Fourth Edition, Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey
85 A Field Guide To Insects in Australia Fourth Edition
Paul Zborowski and Ross Storey Australia New Holland 2017 1925546071 / 9781925546071 4th Edition Soft cover New Book 21.6 x 15.7 x 2.7 cm 
This Fourth Edition has more than 300 colour photographs that show the insects in their natural habitat, and the line drawings clearly illustrate subtle differences where identification is tricky. Whether you're an amateur insect enthusiast, a student or an entomologist, this updated and revised third edition of A Field Guide to Insects in Australia will help you to identify insects from all the major insect groups. With more photographs and up to date information, it will enable you to differentiate between a dragonfly and a damselfly or a cricket and a grasshopper. You'll find cockroaches, termites, praying mantids, beetles, cicadas, moths, butterflies, ants and bees. About the Author: Paul Zborowski is a qualified entomologist and photographer with over 25 years experience of field based study of insects and related creatures in habitats all over the world's tropics. He is the published author of a number of insect reference works including the Whitley Award winning Field Guide to Insects of Australia. He has a vast photo library of insect images, which he has built up over 30 years. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia Third Edition, Peter Menkhorst and Frank Knight
86 A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia Third Edition
Peter Menkhorst and Frank Knight Australia Oxford University Press 2010 0195573951 / 9780195573954 Third Edition Soft cover New Book 23.7 x 16.0 x 1.6 cm 
This fully revised and updated edition of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia is the only comprehensive guide to identifying all 382 species of mammals known in Australia. This book provides concise and accurate details of the appearance, diagnostic features, distribution, habitat, and key behavioural characteristics of all mammals known to have occurred in Australia or its waters since the time of European settlement. Each double-page spread provides all the information needed to identify an animal, a full-colour illustration of the entire animal, a smaller diagram of diagnostic features, a distribution map, and species description and measurements, including details of how to differentiate between similar species. Identification keys are provided for groups that are difficult to identify to species level, including keys to the genera of small marsupials, rodents, and bats, and all marine mammals likely to be washed on to an Australian beach: whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and the Dugong. About the Author: Peter Menkhorst has been fascinated by Australia's flora and fauna for most of his life. He has participated in fauna surveys in many parts of Australia and has worked in wildlife research and management in Victoria for thirty-five years. He has published widely in the scientific and popular literature, including editing an Australian bird guide. Frank Knight worked as an illustrator for CSIRO for twenty-five years. He has been a member of and has exhibited with the Society of Animal Art in New York. He has also illustrated a number of natural history books, including an Australian bird guide. 
Price: 45.95 AUD
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The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds 2nd Edition, Peter Slater and Pat Slater and Raoul Slater
87 The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds 2nd Edition
Peter Slater and Pat Slater and Raoul Slater Australia New Holland Publishers 2009 1877069639 / 9781877069635 2nd Soft cover New Book 21.6 x 11.9 x 2.7 cm 
This guide to the identification and classification of all the birds so far recorded in Australia is designed for use in the field, to slip easily into a hip-pocket, backpack, or glovebox. The illustrations have been planned to enable easy comparison between similar species. The text emphasises the best way to differentiate each species, with a key sentence setting out the most helpful characteristics to watch for. In the Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds, more than 750 species are described and illustrated in 157 superbly painted plates. The concise and informative text details the different plumages of male and female birds, variations between adult and juvenile birds, information on seperate sub-species or races, together with their range. The book also includes species distribution maps, which enable the watcher to tell at a glance whether the particular bird is within its area, or is perhaps a rare visitor. In addition, the eggs of all species that actually breed in Australia are illustrated. A concise description of the nest is given as well. The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds is a must for naturalists and enthusiasts alike visiting Australia. About the Author Peter Slater has been interested in birds since early childhood and has studied nearly every Australian species in the field. He has written or illustrated more than twenty books on Natural History. The paintings for this volume took about six years to complete, with superb detail and definition, each bird being carefully checked for colour accuracy. Over 150 full-colour plates 
Price: 32.95 AUD
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The Bee Book: Beekeeping in Australia 3rd Edition LATEST EDITION, Peter Warhurst and Roger Goebel
88 The Bee Book: Beekeeping in Australia 3rd Edition LATEST EDITION
Peter Warhurst and Roger Goebel Australia Peter Warhurst 2013 9790734503304 3rd Edition Soft cover New Book 24.5 x 17 x 1.9 cm 
Octavo, paperback, 295 pp. colour and black and white photographs, line drawings. The bee book has been written and compiled by beekeepers who are also apiary officers of the Dept of Primary Industries & Fisheries, Queensland. It draws on their personal experience and that of other beekeepers, as well as over 100 years of departmental research and experience. This practical, readable and comprehensive book contains detailed information on honeybees and on every aspect of responsible, successful beekeeping, whether as a hobby, a part-time occupation or a commercial operation. It also covers the special requirements of managing hives in Australia where, in contrast to cooler areas, bees often continue to breed and gather honey throughout winter. This 3rd edition also deals with palletisation and the small hive beetle, and provides an expanded list of agricultural chemicals, with information on their known toxicities to bees. Contents include: introduction to bees and beekeeping, the honeybee colony, beginning in bees, hive construction & preservation, general management, flora, feeding & watering bees, queen bees and package bees, swarming, removing the honey crop, honey extracting, useful machinery, products of the hive, pollination, pests of bees, endemic diseases of bees, chemical poisoning of bees, exotic diseases and pests, Australian native bees, contact details for apiary officers in Australia, glossary of terms, further reading, alphabetical index, 137 illustrations in black & white and 61 in colour. 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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Birds of Prey of the World [used book], Philip Burton
89 Birds of Prey of the World [used book]
Philip Burton Australia Mallard Press 1990 1863250697 / 9781863250696 Hardcover Good Book 32.0 x 26.0 x 2.9 cm Trevor Boyer 
Birds of Prey is a comprehensive guide to one of the most fascinating and varied of all groups of birds. It is fully illustrated throughout in superb colour, and its clear, concise text will appeal to armchair naturalists and serious ornithologists alike. The book includes: Full colour illustrations of all 286 bird of prey species, showing breeding plumage and variations. Maps showing the distribution of each species, including summer and winter ranges and migrations routes of the migrant species. Descriptions of the birds' habitats, specializations, courtship, mating and family behaviour. A concise introduction explaining the evolution and family relationships of the birds of prey, and the way in which they are classified. Birds of Prey is a tribute to these magnificent aerial hunters. It is also a timely reminder that without urgent conservation measures some of them may very soon be lost forever from the face of the earth. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Australian Snakes: A Natural History, Richard Shine
90 Australian Snakes: A Natural History
Richard Shine Australia New Holland 1998 1876334258 / 9781876334253 Soft cover New Book 28.1 x 21.4 x 1.4 cm 
This book is not a field guide: rather it is an insight into the biology and life history of snakes in and around Australia. It opens the door on an exciting and relatively new area of research. Dr Shine has pioneered much of this work himself and may be considered Australia's foremost authority on snakes. Although the foundations of this book are truly scientific, it has a light and easy style, peppered with amusing and occasionally alarming anecdotes. It is a book for the curious general reader and for zoologists and ecologists everywhere. About the Author: Rick Shine, AM FAA, is a Laureate Fellow of the Australian Research Council and Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney. In 2015, he was named President-Elect of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. 
Price: 36.95 AUD
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The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia Second Edition, Richard Thomas and Sarah Thomas and David Andrew and Alan McBride
91 The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia Second Edition
Richard Thomas and Sarah Thomas and David Andrew and Alan McBride Australia CSIRO Publishing 2011 0643097856 / 9780643097858 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 21.5 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm 
First published in 1994, The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia was the first ever book of its type in Australia - a complete guide to locating every resident bird species in Australia, plus suplementary information on where to finnd rarities, migratory species and logistical information. This fully revised second edition expands on the best-selling appeal of the first, describing the best-known sites for all of Australia's endemic birds, plus vagrants and regular migrants such as seabirds and shorebirds. It covers all states and territories, and is the first guide to include all of Australia's island and external territories. A comprehensive bird flanker guide details site information on all Australian bird species, and the authors provide valuable travel advice, including transport, climate and accommodation. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs of interesting, unique or unusual Australian birds, this book is a must-have for all birdwatchers living in Australia or visiting from overseas. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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The Australian Beekeeping Manual, Robert Owen
92 The Australian Beekeeping Manual
Robert Owen Australia Exisle Publishing 2015 1921966882 / 9781921966880 Hardcover New Book 24.7 x 19.2 x 2.8 cm 
The book is aimed at both the novice and experienced beekeeper in Australia and explains in detail the steps required to manage colonies of bees. Supported by over 350 photographs and drawings, each action to be performed is explained in detail with photographs showing the steps as well as the final result. Many potential beekeepers are unclear about the equipment they need to buy and how to obtain their first colony of bees. The first chapters in the book explain in detail the equipment needed as well as equipment that may be useful later on as their confidence and experience grows. The chapter Your First Bees explains how to obtain bees, where to locate them in the garden, and the basics of colony management. In addition to chapters on keeping bees, there are detailed chapters on the life cycle of the honey bee, extracting honey, the bee-friendly garden, entering honey in competitions, native bees and rearing queens. The result is a comprehensive manual that includes material not available in other Australian, North American or European books and is the ultimate Australian reference source. 
Price: 49.95 AUD 46.95 AUD 
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Spiders of the Greater Brisbane Region: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide, Robert Raven and Owen Seeman
93 Spiders of the Greater Brisbane Region: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide
Robert Raven and Owen Seeman Australia Queensland Museum 2008 0980569214 / 9780980569216 Soft cover New Book 14.9 x 9.9 x 0.5 cm 
From a spider's viewpoint, the Greater Brisbane Region is an ideal place to live. This pocket companion is perfect for identifying and learning about the various types of spider inhabiting Brisbane, in homes, gardens and bushland. Contains images, behaviours and guides for identifying the bodies and webs of spiders such as the Grey Huntsman and the Russian Tent Spider. 
Price: 11.95 AUD
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Silent Footsteps: One Woman's Journey with Elephants [used book], Sally Henderson
94 Silent Footsteps: One Woman's Journey with Elephants [used book]
Sally Henderson Australia MacMillan Australia 2007 1405037881 / 9781405037884 Soft cover Good Book Trade Paperback 
In the early 1990s, Sally Henderson was invited to help establish an elephant research study near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. She fell in love with the magnificent creatures and was rewarded with their acceptance of her - they once even saved her life when she was threatened by lions. Sally returned to Zimbabwe in 2006 to seek out the elephant herd she once knew so well, to report on their fate and that of the country she loves, but which has been torn apart by civil war. In 'Silent Footsteps', she writes beautifully of her experiences in a land that has captured so many people's imaginations and of her own awakening. A young bride living a sheltered life in Queensland, Sally's first encounter with elephants was to change her destiny in profound ways. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Orangutan Rescue: Saving Borneo's Orangutans, Sean Whyte and Alan Knight
95 Orangutan Rescue: Saving Borneo's Orangutans
Sean Whyte and Alan Knight UK G2 Entertainment 2015 178281535X / 9781782815358 Hardcover New Book 26.7 x 24.7 x 1.8 cm 
"Orangutan Rescue" gives readers a unique insight into the highs and lows of rescuing and rehabilitating this species against all the odds in a remote part of Borneo. With the aid of 145-150 superb photographs, all generously donated, we aim to explain and illustrate why orangutans need our help and to document the creation in 2009 and the development over the next five years of a world-class orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre in Borneo.We look at the rapid growth of the centre from a mere dream to a reality. We provide an insight into the work of those dedicated people who rescue orangutans from palm oil plantations and from private homes and the skilled veterinary staff who are called upon to treat them and nurse them back to health.The orangutans themselves feature in most photographs. Readers will relish the great many glorious photographs of these great apes, mostly babies and juveniles. We use photos to take readers with us on a journey from the time an orangutan is rescued, treated for any injuries and illnesses at the clinic, then introduced to other baby orangutans, and finally released into protected forest bought especially for them by International Animal Rescue.With ten years' experience rescuing animals in Indonesia, in 2009 British charity International Animal Rescue embarked on its most ambitious project yet. Following numerous reports of mostly baby orangutans being either killed or captured, IAR decided to start from scratch the construction of a dedicated orangutan rescue centre near the small, remote town of Ketapang in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). This was a monumental challenge to undertake, both financially and physically. When IAR rose to the challenge in 2009 they thought they might one day be caring for twenty orangutans. Five years later they had 82 in their care with no sign of the numbers decreasing. By that time the IAR team had also rescued and released 38 orangutans that found themselves in conflict with humans."Orangutan Rescue" enables readers to see what it really takes to 'save the orangutans'. The personal, unselfish commitment made by so many individuals, the sheer hard work involved, the teamwork, the many and varied skills required.A book for all ages. Nothing like it has been published previously. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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Poisonous Plants of Australia Revised Edition [used book][ex-library][rare], Selwyn L. Everest
96 Poisonous Plants of Australia Revised Edition [used book][ex-library][rare]
Selwyn L. Everest Australia Angus & Robertson Publishers 1981 0207142289 / 9780207142284 Revised Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 24.0 x 15.5 x 6.5 cm 
Detailed work on native, naturalised and some garden plants known to be capable of poisoning livestock or man. Targeted to graziers and farmers. Book Condition: Edges lightly soiled with slight foxing. Slight rubbing to top and bottom of spine. Ex-Library with associated covers and stickers. Slight damage to titlepage but otherwise good. 
Price: 125.00 AUD
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Living with Snakes and Other Reptiles, Simon Watharow
97 Living with Snakes and Other Reptiles
Simon Watharow Australia CSIRO Publishing 2012 064309721X / 9780643097216 Soft cover New Book 21.5 x 14.8 x 0.8 cm 
Can you tell if a snake is venomous by its colour? What is the real chance of being bitten by a snake? Can you really die in 30 seconds? Many of us have an instinctive fear of snakes and other reptiles. Over the last 200 years, we have built up a strong negative image of them, especially snakes. It is an image that has been reinforced by many fallacies and misconceptions. Living with Snakes and Other Reptiles provides a layperson's account of why these creatures behave the way they do and what makes people get into trouble. The book sheds new light on snakes, lizards and crocodiles, helps you to identify them and dispels some common myths and fallacies. In revealing the fascinating world of reptiles, the book provides the reader with the knowledge to better cope with them at home and in the workplace. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Wild Places of Greater Brisbane Revised Edition: A Queensland Museum Wild Guide, Stephen Poole and Michelle Ryan
98 Wild Places of Greater Brisbane Revised Edition: A Queensland Museum Wild Guide
Stephen Poole and Michelle Ryan Australia Queensland Museum 2009 0724271104 / 9780724271108 Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 14.7 x 1.5 cm 
The Greater Brisbane Region encompasses some of the most diverse and beautiful natural environments in Australia - beaches, wetlands, forests and mountains. This full colour guide invites you to explore and discover more than 30 of the region's outstanding 'wild places', including national parks, state forests and conservation reserves. Described as an ideal guide to one of the worlds great nature-friendly cities, this guide is a perfect companion to the bestselling WILDLIFE OF GREATER BRISBANE. 
Price: 32.95 AUD
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Amazing Facts About Australian Reptiles, Stephen Swanson
99 Amazing Facts About Australian Reptiles
Stephen Swanson Australia Pascal Press 2008 174193303X / 9781741933031 Soft cover New Book 29.0 x 22.5 x 0.6 cm 
This book is packed full of information and you'll be amazed at how much you learn about Australia's reptiles by dipping into the remarkable facts presented. Reptiles have a illustrious history, as within their ranks were the spectacular dinosaurs, flying pterosaurs and sea-going mosasaurs. Australia now has about 840 reptiles and new species are being discovered each year. Within these pages you will discover how reptiles developed over the years, adapting to the varying habitats that grace this wonderful country. You will also uncover information about the armoured, amphibious crocodiles, the extraordinary navigational techniques of marine turtles, the friendly geckoes that share our surrounds, the differences between a legless lizard and a snake and so much more. Perhaps what you learn from this book will delight you so much that you'll want to delve deeper into the amazing lives of Australia's reptiles. I hope that, like me, you'll enjoy reading about the myriad of reptile species that each make a living in their own special way, sharing the spectacular environment of Australia. 
Price: 14.95 AUD
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Field Guide to Australian Reptiles 2nd Edition Revised and Updated, Stephen Swanson
100 Field Guide to Australian Reptiles 2nd Edition Revised and Updated
Stephen Swanson Australia Pascal Press 2012 1740217446 / 9781740217446 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 25.0 x 17.0 x 2.0 cm 
This visually splendid, fact-packed Field Guide to Australian Reptiles is perfect for both amateur reptile enthusiasts and experienced herpetologists. More than 660 full-colour photographs depict reptile species that are most commonly encountered in Australia. Essential information on the diet, habitat and distribution range of more than 400 reptile species across all reptile families. Quick Find colour tag system and complete index of common and scientific names for ease of reference. Current, accurate distribution maps. Comments for each species add extra snippets of information about breeding, biology or evolution. Key identification features listed in each profile. Includes a clear plastic protective cover. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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