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Handbook to the Arthur's Pass National Park
1 Handbook to the Arthur's Pass National Park
New Zealand Arthur's Pass National Park Board 1966 3rd Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
78 pages including a folding map in colour, b/w illustrations and description of plants and animal life identified within Arthur's Pass National Park boundaries of Alpine area in South Island of New Zealnad. The Park was established in 1929, becoming the first national park in the South Island and the third in New Zealand. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Wildlife in the A.C.T. - A Department of the Interior Publication
2 Wildlife in the A.C.T. - A Department of the Interior Publication
Australia Department of the Interior Stapled Soft Cover Good 12mo 
Oblong format. 48 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. Contents: Conservation in the A.C.T.; Conservation and the Capital; The Physical and Biological Environment; The Egg-Laying Mammals; Marsupial Mammals; Possums and Gliders; Wombats; Kangaroo-like Marsupials; Placental Mammals; Rodents; Bats; Introduced Mammals; Water and Grassland Birds; Diurnal Predators; Nocturnal Predators; Cuckoos; Pigeons and Doves; Parrots and Cockatoos; Frogmouths, Swifts and King?shers; The Perching or Song Birds; Lyre Birds; Swallows and Pipits; Cuckoo Shrikes and Warblers; Flycatchers and Fantails; Whistlers and Tree-creepers; Flower-peckers and Silvereyes; Honey-eaters; Finches and Mud-nest Builders; Wood-swallows and Magpies; Bower-birds and Crows. There is a scratch in the front cover. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Frogs, Adcock, Lynne
3 Adcock, Lynne Frogs
Australia Steve Parish Pub 2009 1741934117 / 9781741934113 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Ian Morris 
96 pages. Expert authors share their detailed knowledge on the secret life of Australia's frogs. This practical Wild Australia Guide introduces Australia's various frog and toad families, informs about where they live and their life cycles and provides the answer to why so many of these beautiful and fascinating creatures are threatened with extinction. High quality photographs and up-to-date information on appearance, behaviour and distribution make this book perfect for anyone who has ever wondered about the intriguing lives of frogs, or needs guidance on knowing where to spot them, or wants to understand how to care for them in our environment. With a systematic organisation of authoritative information including key facts, scientific terms, a full glossary and index for reference, this is the must-have guide for anyone interested in, or wanting to know more, about Australia's amazing frogs. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Australian Gemstones, Bawden, Sharman N.
4 Bawden, Sharman N. Australian Gemstones
Australia Golden Press 1972 085558257X / 9780855582579 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
109 pages including colour illustrations. Light brown stains to the lower eges of the back cover and of some last pages. No text affected though. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Reptiles & frogs of the Australian Capital Territory, Bennett, Ross
5 Bennett, Ross Reptiles & frogs of the Australian Capital Territory
Australia National Parks Association of the ACT 2011 0959826793 / 9780959826791 Revised Soft Cover Good 8vo 
89 indexed pages including colour illusttrations. With short descriptions and impressive photography the book offers accurate identification of all fifty-four reptiles and fifteen frogs found in the Australian Capital Territory. 
Price: 15.50 AUD
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Mt. Buffalo National Park, Brownlie, Sue; Brownlie, John
6 Brownlie, Sue; Brownlie, John Mt. Buffalo National Park
Australia Algona Guides 1972 0909594015 / 9780909594015 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good Small 12mo 
80 pages including b/w illustrations. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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What a plant knows: a field guide to the Senses, Chamowitz, Daniel
7 Chamowitz, Daniel What a plant knows: a field guide to the Senses
Australia Scribe 2012 1921844876 / 9781921844874 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
viii, 177 indexed pages including illustrations. A captivating journey into the inner lives of plants - from the colours they see to the schedules they keep. How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can a fern get jet lag? Do roses remember the romance springtime? In What a Plant Knows, renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz presents a beguiling exploration of how plants experience our shared Earth - in terms of sight, smell, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. Combining cutting-edge research with lively storytelling, he explains the intimate details of plant behaviour, from how a willow tree knows when its neighbours have been commandeered by an army of ravenous beetles, and why an avocado ripens when you give it the company of a banana in a bag (it's the pheromones). And he settles the debate over whether the beloved basil on your kitchen windowsill cares whether you play Led Zeppelin or Bach. Whether you are a green thumb, a science buff, a vegetarian, or simply a nature lover, this rare, inside look at the life of plants will surprise and delight you. There is a inscription in the inside front cover. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Australian Alpine Life, Child, John
8 Child, John Australian Alpine Life
Australia Periwinkle 1969 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
100 indexed pages. The alpine areas of Australia have a rich and distinctive wildlife of their own. This book explains how plants and animals have adapted themselves to alpine conditions and describes some of the most common species. With 32 colour photographs and many in black and white. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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The Voyage of Charles Darwin, Darwin, Charles
9 Darwin, Charles The Voyage of Charles Darwin
U. K. Ariel Books BBC 1982 0563201118 / 9780563201113 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
159 pages including an index of flora and fauna mentioned on the Voyage, an introduction, and a double page map. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Keeping Parrots in Australian Aviaries, De Ross, Les
10 De Ross, Les Keeping Parrots in Australian Aviaries
Australia Lansdowne 1975 0701804777 / 9780701804770 1st Edition Hard Cover Good Good 12mo 
96 indexed pages including b/w and colour illustrations. Discusses 50 species and sub-species of parrots kept in Australian aviaries. Covers the flight aviaries needed for these birds; the kind of floor necessary; shrubs that can be gown inside or outside; general points on nesting and breeding; foods and their values; seeds and vitamins. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Wildlife: Australia's flora and fauna gently, Drayson, Nick
11 Drayson, Nick Wildlife: Australia's flora and fauna gently
Australia Collins 1988 0732224292 / 9780732224295 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
145 pages including b/w illustrations. 'The wattlebird was singing its song. "Argle cuck-cuck gackle bark," it sang. "Uck argh car b'gar, Uck argh car b'gar." I'm pretty sure those were the words. I always try to give new and different forms of music a fair go, so I listened attentively and I listened long. I have come to this conclusion about the song of the wattlebirdz the song of the wattlebird can only be truly appreciated by another wattlebird.' A delightful collection of short nature stories, many of which were originally published in the Good Weekend magazine, Wildlife will appeal to anyone who finds snakes and spiders fascinating, ostracods and antechinuses interesting, and kangaroos and wombats appealing. Nick Drayson is currently studying zoology at the Australian National University in Canberra. Aside from his regular column in Good Weekend, he has written nature articles for various newspapers. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Fish Diseases, Dulin, Mark
12 Dulin, Mark Fish Diseases
U.S.A. TFH Pubn 1979 0876665245 / 9780876665244 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Hard Cover Good 12mo 
93 pages. This book is filled with 58 colour and 24 b/w pictures. It provides information about health related issues of keeping fishes in captivity, infectious diseases and post-mortem examination. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Brindabella Heritage: from a series of illustrated talks by local experts on the heritage of the Brindabella Ranges, Fraser, Ian; McJannett, Margaret
13 Fraser, Ian; McJannett, Margaret Brindabella Heritage: from a series of illustrated talks by local experts on the heritage of the Brindabella Ranges
Australia Canberra &? South-East Region Environment Centre 1994 0959557245 / 9780959557244 1st Edition Stapled Cover Very Good Folio 
42 pages including b/w illustrations and a series of talks about the heritage of the Brindabella Ranges by some local experts. Talk 1. Watershed in History: some themes in the European history and heritage of the Brindabellas by Matthew Higgins. Talk 2. Skis on the Brindabellas by Matthew Higgins. Talk 3. Life at the Top; ecology of the northern alps by Ian Fraser. Talk 4. Night in the Brindabella Forests by Will Osborne. Talk 5. Floral Heritage of the Brindabellas by Geo? Butler. Talk 6. Butter?ies and Moths of the Brindabellas by Ted Edwards. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Neighbours in trouble! Endangered plants and animals in the ACT, Fraser, Ian; McJannett, Margaret
14 Fraser, Ian; McJannett, Margaret Neighbours in trouble! Endangered plants and animals in the ACT
Australia Conservation Council 1996 0949515051 / 9780949515056 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Helen Fitzgerald 
73 pages includ. b/w & colour illustrations and glossary about endangered species of plants and animals of the ACT. For children. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Venomous Australian animals dangerous to Man, Garnet, J. Ros. (ed.)
15 Garnet, J. Ros. (ed.) Venomous Australian animals dangerous to Man
Australia Commonwealth Serum Laboratories 1972 3rd Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
86 indexed pages includibg b/w illustrations. About some of the world's most painful and poisonous creatures which are found in Australia: deadly spiders; some of the most deadliest snakes of the world. Even the humble platypus produces one of the most excruciating venoms known. Name in the inside front cover. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Vanishing Australians, Garvey, Keith
16 Garvey, Keith Vanishing Australians
Australia Macquarie Publications 1985 0949734101 / 9780949734105 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to 
64 pages. Keith Garvey would probably object if voucalled him a born conservationist, but in verses such as these, which carry a lament for our decreasing wild life, Garvey aids the conservationist cause and the protection of our natural heritage. "Vanishing Australians", while depicting appealing animals, has a strong message and is more polished. Kaye Partridge"s superb illustrations, both of common and more rare bush species (many on the endangered list), make the book a delight. An endangered species is an early warning sign of a deteriorating environment, according to the Total Environment Centre. A country which takes care of its endangered fauna accepts responsibility for the future of the environment. lt is this message that Garvey puts so succinctly in his collection of verses and images entitled "Vanishing Australians". [Marion Dormer] 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!, Ham, Ken
17 Ham, Ken The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!
U.S.A. Master Books 2000 0890512825 / 9780890512821 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
189 pages. Includes black and white illustrations. A dinosaur book like you've never seen before! Not only is the "dinosaur mystery" solved, but you'll be taught the TRUE history of the earth and its inhabitants! Your thinking about this world will never be the same again! A wealth of information combined into one volume, this fascinating book is a perfect addition to your family library! 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Step-By-Step Book About Goldfish, Harris, Jack C.
18 Harris, Jack C. Step-By-Step Book About Goldfish
U.S.A. Tfh Pubns Inc 1987 0866224572 / 9780866224574 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
64 indexed pages including colour illustrations. This book explains most of what you need to know in order to be able to breed your goldfish. It covers the characteristics of different types and varieties of goldfish and provides information on selection, feeding, housing, breeding, health care, and other aspects of keeping them as pets. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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The alphamammal book: a book about mammals of Australia for Children, Hunt, Helen
19 Hunt, Helen The alphamammal book: a book about mammals of Australia for Children
Australia Lothian 1980 0850910765 / 9780850910766 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8vo 
68 indexed pages including illustrations. This book gives accurate basic information in a simple way which can be built onto throughout life. For easy reference, it is arranged in alphabetical order and also has an index incorporating many of the alternative common names. Main entries have black and white illustrations and a page or more of information while photographs grouped throughout the book illustrate a number of mammals in full colour. Many of these were taken by the author. The Alphamammal Book is a comprehensive coverage of the mammals of Australia and clearly shows their relationships to each other, particularly if the cross-references are used. Because many Australian mammals are unique and many are now rare this book is essential reading in every home and school. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Dolphin's Triumph, Johnson, Rebecca
20 Johnson, Rebecca Dolphin's Triumph
Australia Steve Parish Pub 2002 1740211901 / 9781740211901 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Steve Parish 
24 pages including colour illustrations. Children's picturebook about a baby dolphin who wants to learn how to leap out of the water. Whenever she tries to leap she only gets her head out of the water. Then her mother challenges her to a race from the bottom of the ocean up to the surface. Suddenly baby dolphin is flying through the air. Includes full-colour photos. By the author of 'Wombat's Secret' and 'Kangaroos' Lucky Escape'. Photographer has produced several books and stationery items with an Australian theme 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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