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Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50 000 Year History [POD], Chris Johnson
1 Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50 000 Year History [POD]
Chris Johnson Australia Cambridge University Press 2006 0521686601 / 9780521686600 Soft cover New Book 25.2 x 19.8 x 2.7 cm 
NOT IN STOCK - THIS IS A PRINT ON DEMAND TITLE WHICH TAKES 7-10 DAYS TO RECEIVE INTO STOCK - PLEASE TAKE THIS TIMEFRAME INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ORDERING. Of the forty mammal species known to have vanished in the world in the last 200 years, almost half have been Australian. Our continent has the worst record of mammal extinctions, with over 65 mammal species having vanished in the last 50 000 years. It began with the great wave of megafauna extinctions in the last ice-age, and continues today, with many mammal species vulnerable to extinction. The question of why mammals became extinct, and why so many became extinct in Australia has been debated by experts for over a century and a half and we are no closer to agreement on the causes. This book introduces readers to the great mammal extinction debate. Chris Johnson takes us on a detective-like tour of these extinctions, uncovering how, why and when they occurred. 
Price: 119.95 AUD
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Shadow of the Thylacine: One Man's Epic Search for the Tasmanian Tiger, Col Bailey
2 Shadow of the Thylacine: One Man's Epic Search for the Tasmanian Tiger
Col Bailey Australia Five Mile Press 2013 1743464851 / 9781743464854 Soft cover New Book 
In 1967 Col Bailey sighted a Tasmanian tiger in South Australia. Then, in 1993, an encounter with an elderly bushman unlocked previously untold information that led Col into the untrodden wilderness of Tasmania's Weld Valley. Now the truth of this discovery can be revealed about an animal that the experts claim is long extinct. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia, David Andrew
3 The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia
David Andrew Australia CSIRO Publishing 2015 0643098143 / 9780643098145 Soft cover New Book 21.5 x 14.8 x 2.3 cm 
Australia has a rich and unique array of animals, including the largest diversity of marsupials on earth. The recent growth in ecotourism has increased the popularity of mammal-spotting, particularly whale and dolphin-watching, but also spotting of perennial tourist favorites such as koalas and kangaroos. For the first time ever, The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia advises interested amateurs and professionals where to locate many of Australia's mammals. The book describes Australia's best mammal-watching sites state-by-state. It also includes a complete, annotated taxonomic list with hints on finding each species (or why it won't be easy to see); sections on travel and logistics in Australia; and appendices with hints on finding and photographing mammals. About the Author: David Andrew has extensive experience in ecotourism and has written or co-written 13 books on travel, wildlife, and conservation, as well as articles for magazines and newspapers. He has also presented on television and radio. David is co-author of The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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Field Companion to the Mammals of Australia, Edited by Steve Van Dyck and Ian Gynther and Andrew Baker
4 Field Companion to the Mammals of Australia
Edited by Steve Van Dyck and Ian Gynther and Andrew Baker Australia New Holland 2013 1877069817 / 9781877069819 Soft cover New Book 22.1 x 16.7 x 3.2 cm 
This invaluable companion to The Mammals of Australia (3rd Ed) is intended to be taken out into the field and used in conjunction with the more comprehensive volume. Genuinely practical in the outdoors, this book includes accounts of 389 species and newly developed, comprehensive identification keys. The Field Companion is introduced by a Mammal Distribution Matrix, which provides a classified checklist of all mammals in Australia (including those extinguished since European settlement) and the distribution of extant species in each State and Territory. Species accounts provide initial differentiation, and include notes on identification, size, abundance, habitat and federal list/status, photograph and distribution map, as well as key references, which provide quick access to all relevant state identification keys in the Field Companion and to the longer entry in The Mammals of Australia. The authors have developed separate keys, illustrated with detailed drawings and maps, for the six States and the Northern Territory, to simplify the identification process and allow the reader to confidently separate all mammal species, no matter how subtle the differences. With the addition of these identification keys, this book becomes more than a field guide ? although it is intended primarily to be used outdoors ? and allows the user to finish identification based on more obscure characteristics, which is an advantage for some hard-to-identify species groups. 
Price: 44.95 AUD
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Mammals of Australia Third Edition *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***, Edited by Steve Van Dyck and Ronald Strahan
5 Mammals of Australia Third Edition *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***
Edited by Steve Van Dyck and Ronald Strahan Australia New Holland 2006 1877069256 / 9781877069253 Third Edition Hardcover New Book 27.0 x 19.7 x 6.3 cm 
Now in its third edition, and with over 850 pages, this book provides an account of every species of native mammal known to have existed in Australia. The result of many years of intensive research, The Mammals of Australia has been written by more than 240 authors, all acknowledged experts who have worked in the field with the species they describe. Written in an accessible style, the book provides an account of every species of native mammal known to have existed in Australia since European Settlement; 389 in total. Beautifully illustrated with full-colour photographs, each species account includes a detailed description of the animal and its behaviour, a distribution map and a facts box that gives size, identification features, synonyms and alternative common names, subspecies, conservation status and abundance. Heavy Book 3.05kg 887 pages. 
Price: 129.99 AUD
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John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Mammals of Australia *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***, Fred Ford
6 John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Mammals of Australia *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***
Fred Ford Australia National Library of Australia 2014 064227861X / 9780642278616 Hardcover New Book 26.0 x 23.3 cm 
How poignant it is to look at some of Gould's beautiful images of our animals and know that some are no longer with us, and some are fighting for their lives? In this book, author Fred Ford compares Gould's world, and the world that the animals live in at that time, with the world today. John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Mammals of Australia includes 46 Australian mammal species that, today, are threatened or extinct and that were portrayed in the lavish colour plates in John Gould's 1863 publication, The Mammals of Australia. Each animal 'opener spread' begins with a Gould plate accompanied by 'At a Glance' - a very short summary; the conservation status according to the EPBC (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation) list, the species names, a map of its former and current distribution and sites of reintroduction; and a timeline of the species history since European colonisation. Accompanying the pictures are accounts of the animals as they lived in the relatively untouched Australia that John Gould knew, and evidence of the attitudes of European settlers towards the native fauna. The author provides the reader with fascinating, and often poignant, material and stories of what would be considered today as shameful behaviour and attitudes towards Australia's native fauna.In this book are not only sobering stories of the fate of these animals after Gould's time, but also success stories of reintroducing species to places, ridding areas of introduced pests, and preserving habitat. About the Author: Fred Ford currently works as a land management policy developer for the Australian Government. In past lives he has spent his time chasing down owl vomit in caves to find out what small mammals were on the menu 200 years ago. He has trapped, radio-tracked and generally hassled small mammals across much of the continent. He co-authored Native Mice and Rats, a book about Australia's native rodents. He is closely involved with ecological restoration and species reintroduction programs at Mulligan's Flat in the ACT. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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Wildlife of Greater Brisbane 2nd Edition: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***, Michelle Ryan
7 Wildlife of Greater Brisbane 2nd Edition: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***
Michelle Ryan Australia Queensland Museum 2007 0977594319 / 9780977594313 2nd Edition Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 14.8 x 2.9 cm 
Residents of the Greater Brisbane Region are privileged to live in one of the richest natural environments in Australia. From high mountain rainforest to the barest cityscape, the region is home to an astonishing variety of wild creatures, large and small, seen and unseen. Worms, snails, spiders, insects, fish, frogs, lizards, snakes, birds and mammals, many of them rare or endangered, survive alongside the region's 2.8 million human inhabitants, sharing their homes, backyards, parks and bushland. Whether biting ants, brilliantly coloured birds, or tiny marsupial mice, the native animals are impossible to avoid. This new edition of one of Australia's most successful wildlife guides features 100 extra pages of easy-to-read information and hundreds of brilliant, new full colour photographs. It describes the animals most likely to be encountered by residents and naturalists alike, and is a must-have book for anyone who cares about Australian wildlife. 428 pages. 
Price: 32.95 AUD
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A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia Third Edition, Peter Menkhorst and Frank Knight
8 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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Field Guide to Australian Mammals: An Australian Nature Field Guide, Steve Parish
9 Field Guide to Australian Mammals: An Australian Nature Field Guide
Steve Parish Australia Pascal Press 2016 1922225312 / 9781922225313 Soft cover New Book 24.5 x 16.8 cm 
The Field Guide to Australian Mammals is an essential home reference and mammal identification guide, and will make an excellent companion for identifying mammals when travelling around Australia. It contains outstanding photographs of 260 Australian mammals and extensive information on each regarding habitat, behaviour, diet, breeding, lifespan, distribution, special features and reproduction. The well-known Australian naturalist Les Hall has written an Identification Key specifically for this guide, which contains beautifully illustrated diagrams that help to identify large mammal groups to the genus level. This practical and portable guide is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about Australia's unique mammals. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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Green Guide: Mammals of Australia *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***, Terence Lindsey
10 Green Guide: Mammals of Australia *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***
Terence Lindsey Australia New Holland 1998 186436307X / 9781864363074 Soft cover New Book 18.0 x 13.0 x 0.8 cm 
Behavioural insights, action photography and your questions answered. The Australian Green Guides have been created for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages. The most commonly asked questions are answered with particular emphasis on fascinating behavioural insights into both common and unusual creatures. The pages are alive with entertaining and informative text accompanied by exciting action photography. About the Author: Terence Lindsey's interests encompass most of the natural world. He has studied, written and taught natural history for most of his life. And Associate of the Australian Museum and a former tutor at the University of Sydney, he presently devotes most of his time to writing, travelling and consulting work. 
Price: 18.95 AUD
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