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      FAUNA    ...  Australasia & Overseas

                Includes:  Animals, Birds & Marine Life

 

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(New) - New book (not Second-hand) 

 

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Marine animals, fish, shells & the Barrier Reef ... etc  Just click on to:   MARINE LIFE

(Some books could include some Flora references)

 

FAUNA    (Animals, Birds etc)

TITLE 

AUD  $

A GUIDE TO THE NATIVE MAMMALS OF AUSTRALIA.    H/C + D/W  (W. D. L. Ride. Drawings by: Ella Fry) 1st Edition 1970. 249pp. This book is written in everyone's language and not for the professional "mammalogist" and explains the general principles, historical and environmental, which have resulted in the distribution of the different kinds of Australian mammals and tells of the changes which are radically altering these distributions.  It also provides a concise work of identification for the various species and is supplemented by an appendix. Good condition.

6.00

A SKETCH OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA WITH SOME NOTES ON SPORT.   H/C  (Frederick G. Aflalo. Illustrated by: F. Seth. Macmillan's Colonial Library) 1st Edition 1896. 307pp.  This book is divided into various parts with full detail of each animal. They are: Mammals, Marsupials, Birds, Reptiles, Batrachians, Fishes & The Invertebrates such as: Insects, Spiders & Scorpions, Centipedes, Crustaceans and "Ground Floor" types including leeches and earthworms. Very interesting and collectable. Good condition. 

40.00

A TIME TO LOOK.    H/C + Damaged D/W  (Graham Pizzey) 1958. 94pp. A book contains an account of birds he has encountered which is illustrated with black & white photographs. Some remarkable word-pictures of birds in flight, birds of prey, sea-birds and even baby eaglets are included. Good condition. 

4.00

A TREASURY OF AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE STORIES.   H/C + Damaged D/W (Edited by: Bill Wannan) 1st Edition 1963. This anthology is a collection of nature stories by the foremost authors in this fascinating field of creative writing and will give many hours of pleasure to all who are interested in the ways of the Australian wild - and those includes most people.  Here are superbly written tales of hunter and hunted - and not only man against animal, but sometimes animal against animal. Robin Hill's superb line drawings enhance the text.   Very good condition. 

12.00

A TREASURY OF AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE STORIES.   H/C  (Edited by: Bill Wannan)   Reprint 1967.  Ex lib.   The cover is marked plus a faded spine. The pages are in very good condition. Special.

4.50

ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.  Paperback  (Richard Sadleir. Illustrated by: A. Oxenham) Hamlyn / 1970.  160pp. This great little book is essential to the student and budding naturalist as it provides all the information they need to know about all the wildlife represented in Australia together with photographs. Good condition.

SOLD

ANIMALS OF THE WORLD: AUSTRALIA.   H/C + D/W  Large Format.  (Gilbert P. Whitley, C. F. Brodie, M. K. Morcombe & J. R. Kinghorn) 1st Edition 1968. 125pp.  In this book a team of experts, each one a specialist in his own field describe the mammals, birds, reptiles and fishes of the Australasian region. With text and lavishly illustrated with over 160 photographs - 50 of them in colour provides an introduction to the animals of Australia which is both accurate in its scientific facts and entertaining in its pictorial appeal. Good condition. 

3.00

AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS. (Sun Nature Book No. 2).   Booklet   (Charles Barrett)   No date.  43pp. This collectable item contains a wealth of information on Australian wildlife animals with black   white photographs in a particularly attractive and interesting form. Good condition except for a slightly "rust spotted" cover.

15.00

AUSTRALIAN BIRDS.  (Sun Nature Book No. 10).   Booklet (Charles Barrett)   No date. 43pp. This collectable item contains a wealth of information on birds in a particularly attractive and interesting form. Good condition except for a damaged cover. Special. 

20.00

AUSTRALIAN BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES.  (Sun Nature Book No. 3).   Booklet   (Charles Barrett)  No date.  43pp. This collectable item contains a wealth of information on birds and butterflies in a particularly attractive and interesting form. Good condition except for a loose centre page.

15.00

AUSTRALIAN BUSH SOUNDS.   (Recording by: Carl & Lise Weismann. Text by: Dr. Allen Keast) This book which contains a 45 rpm record has a total of 17 animal sounds plus an accompanying text of 20 pages. It is now a collector's item as not very many of these are still in existence today.  Reprinted 1968. Good condition.

SOLD

AUSTRALIAN NATURE STORIES.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (Ronald K. Monro)  2nd Edition 1947. 116pp. This official war photographer and his passion for nature and bird-life photography is combined here to provide the reader with some amazing wildlife photographs, particularly those he took as a pioneer of night photography. The book itself is generally in good condition. 

12.00

AUSTRALIAN NATURE WONDERS.   Booklet   (Charles Barrett)  1st Edition 1944.   59pp.  This book contains information on the Australian native animals, insects, plants and trees. Excellent condition.

20.00

AUSTRALIAN NATURELAND.   H/C   (Compiled by: N. D. Murray) 1968. 54pp. This book deals with many species of Australian wildlife with superb photographs. Excellent for student projects Good condition.

FREE

AUSTRALIAN BIRD and ANIMAL CALLS OF AUSTRALIA.  (Recording and text by: Harold J. Pollock) This book contains a 45 rpm record has a total of 25 animal sounds plus an accompanying text of 24 pages. It is now a collector's item as not very many of these are still in existence today. 1st Edition 1968. Good condition.

15.00

AUSTRALIA'S WONDER ANIMALS.  (Sun Nature Book No. 6).   Booklet   (Charles Barrett)   No date.  43pp. This collectable item contains a wealth of information on wildlife - birds and  animals in a particularly attractive and interesting form. Good condition except for a loose centre page.

20.00

BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIAN BIRDS.   S/C  Booklet  (Text by: Eric Lindgren. Photography by: Gary Lewis)  1st Edition 1996. 24pp. This book provides the reader with a range of magnificent photographs of Australian birds. Mint condition.  

3.00

BIRD WONDERS OF AUSTRALIA.    H/C + D/W in plastic cover.  (Alec H. Chisholm)  6th Edition 1965. 244pp. This remarkable book deals informally and delightfully with many types of birds found in Australia especially the curious and charming birds such as the Bower Bird and the Lyre Bird which put on a fantastic display as well as other unusual and quaint habits by other birds. This edition contains much new material as well as being reset and re-illustrated and updated from earlier editions. Ex lib. Special.

6.00

BIRDS & ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA IN NATURAL COLOUR. Booklet - Oblong. (Ina Watson) No date. 24pp.  This book contains many photographs the various wildlife found in Australia. Good condition.

FREE

BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA.   S/C  (J. D. Macdonald. With contribution by: D. L. Serventy.  Illustrated by: Peter Slater) Reprint 1992. 552pp. This book which describes in detail all the birds found in Australia. Chapters include: Origins, Evolution and Structure of Australian Bird Fauna, Systematic account of families, Selection of Colour Plates, Analysis of Families, Species Distribution Maps. Excellent condition.

22.00

BIRDS OF BRISBANE AND ENVIRONS - Queensland Museum Booklet No. 5.   S/C Booklet.  (Donald P. Vernon, Queensland Museum. Illustrations by: Mary E. McKenzie & Susan M. Hiley) Reprinted with amendments 1977. 130pp. This book is an essential handbook for bird identification and guide, species accounts, bird migration and much more together with black & white illustrations for those persons living in the Brisbane, Queensland area. Good condition except for a stain on the front cover. Reading / Reference copy. Special. 

2.50

BORDER COLLIES.   H/C  (Margaret Collier)  1995.   224pp.  This book illustrated with almost 200 full colour photographs and drawings presents sensible easy-to-follow recommendations about selecting and caring for a Border Collie.  It includes information on the history, descriptions, selecting your dog, accommodations, grooming, feeding, Training, health care, breeding and much more. Brand new condition.

9.50

BUSH WAYS: A Bush-lover's wanderings on plain and range in Central and Eastern Australia. H/C - Rebound cover. (Archer Russell) 1st Edition 1944. 195pp. The author provides the reader with his travels and his encounters with wildlife in Illawarra and the Blue Mountains, In the Eastern Highlands and plains of New South Wales, whilst camel-packing in Central Australia, in Capricornia and finally along the eastern coastlands. Very informative. Good condition. 

19.50

COLLINS POCKET GUIDE TO NESTS AND EGGS: The Complete Identification Book.   H/C + D/W  (R. S. R. Fitter & R. A. Richardson) Revised Edition 1968. reprint 1969. 175pp. This book illustrates every nesting bird in the United Kingdom complete with 250  colour illustrations. Ex lib. Very good condition. Special. 

2.00

DEAR HARRY.   H/C  (Harry Butler) 1980. 100pp. This book is based on the ABC television series "In the Wild" where he now answers letters from his audience. Some good and some bad. Good condition.

3.00

DISCOVERING LIFE ON EARTH: A Special Edition for Young People. S/C (David Attenborough) Revised Edition 1981. 224pp. This is a most exciting and ambitious natural history book for young readers. Here, David has written a simplified shorter text and has included over 500 new photographs than the original history version entitled "Life on Earth" which was screened on ABC television. Special. Good condition.

2.00

DONALD THOMSON'S: MAMMALS AND FISHES OF NORTHERN AUSTRALIA.  

See:   "Mammals & Fishes of Northern Australia"   below

EDWARD LEAR'S BIRDS.    H/C + D/W - Large Format.  (Susan Hyman. Introduction by: Philip Hofer) 1st Edition 1980. 96pp. Edward Lear is known throughout the world as the author of the best Limericks and Nonsense Rhymes in English literature. The earliest years of his career were devoted to a series of extraordinary bird paintings of a quality and style to rival the work of even the great John James Audubon.  This book reproduces some of his magnificent portraits. This book is not a complete history of Edward Lear nor does not show all of his paintings but it will provide some insight of this great painter. Very good condition. 

20.00

EXPLORATION NORTH: A Natural History of Queensland.    H/C + D/W  (Edited by: Hugh J. Lavery) 1978. 250pp. This book is the journal of a new breed of Australian explorers, bushmen-scientists working in the field, who introduce the reader to this land of contrasts as it was and as it is today; from the monotone red plains of the mulga to the technicolour world under the waters of the reef. This book includes more than 300 photographs, many of them of species rarely seen. It was also produced to compliment the ABC television series "Exploration North" as well as a fascinating record of exploration of the natural environment. It will appeal to Queenslanders, but to all who want to learn more about Australian wildlife. Good condition.

7.50

FLEAY'S FAUNA CENTRE: The Nature of Queensland, West Burleigh, Gold Coast, Queensland - Field Guide. Booklet   (Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service)   32pp. This is Field Guide to the reserve showing various things to "look out" for along the walking paths. Good condition.

2.00

FORTY QUEENSLAND LIZARDS - Queensland Museum - No. 8.   Booklet  (Floyd D. Dale. Illustrations by: Susan M. Hiley & Margaret A. Oakden, Queensland Museum) 1973. 64pp. This is an excellent handbook for those who wish to identify the various (non-venomous) lizards found in Queensland. Good condition.

3.00

FRIENDS AND FOES OF AUSTRALIAN GARDENS (Including Pests, Diseases, Parasites and Predators)   H/C + D/W (F. D. Hockings) 1st Edition 1980. 151pp. This book represents a thorough effort in providing the correct information to help the average gardener to deal with those common pests such as bugs, beetles, caterpillars, thrips, mites etc found in every garden. This book provides the identification in the way of colour plates and details as to how to eradicate them providing that they are a pest and not a virus disease. Very informative. Good condition. 

SOLD

FURRED ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA.   H/C  (Ellis Troughton)  8th Edition 1965. 376pp. This is a complete popular guide to the egg laying, marsupial, and non-marsupial mammals of Australia and Tasmania. Here, you will find all the answers that have puzzled you. It also includes more than 100 different kinds of fascinating native rodents and bats, as well as seals, and the dugong or sea-cow. This book contains over 400 species of furred animals are brought together, with almost half of them illustrated in colour. The cover is slightly insect damaged but the pages are in very good condition. Being offered as a "Reading copy". Special. Good condition.

6.00

FURRED ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA.   H/C  (Ellis Troughton)  9th Edition, Revised and Enlarged 1973. 314pp. Good condition but a little foxed. Special. 

7.50

FURRED ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA.   H/C + D/W in plastic cover.  Ellis Troughton)  9th Edition, Revised and Enlarged 1973.  314pp.  Ex lib.  Good condition. . Special. 

6.00

KANGAROO AND HIS KIN.    Booklet   (Charles Barrett)   1943.   39pp. This was a popular and well illustrated book of this remarkable animal and related oddities with 26 Plates. Good condition. 

17.50

KOALA.    Booklet    (Charles Barrett)   5th Edition 1943.   31pp.  A short study of Australia's friendly little bear. 17 plates. Good condition. 

15.00

KOALA.    Booklet    (Charles Barrett)   5th Edition 1943.   31pp.   Damaged spine in good condition. Special.

SOLD

LAND OF WONDER: The Best Australia Nature Writing.    Paperback  (Selected by: Alec H. Chisholm)  Pacific Books 1971. 313pp. The aim of this delightful anthology, is to bring together the best nature writers, describing every aspect of nature seen in Australia. They include: E. J. Banfield, Sir Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin, D. H. Lawrence, Miles Franklin and many others. Good condition. 

2.00

MAMMALS AND FISHES OF NORTHERN AUSTRALIA: Donald Thomson's.  H/C + D/W   (Edited and annotated by: Joan M. Dixon & Linda Huxley) 1st Edition 1985. 210pp. This book is a unique record of the work this brilliant zoologist and anthropologist who worked in Northern Australia (Northern Territory & Queensland). He kept diaries and records of his travels as well as details of individual animals in his collection. Each species covered include original notes, locality map (and comments by the editors)  and an identification photo and measurement table. Very well presented.  Mint condition. 

20.00

MORE WILDLIFE IN THE SUBURBS.   Paperback   (Densey Clyne)  Reprint 1984. 224pp.  In this book the author reveals secrets of the natural world around our homes, and some of the stories deal with the familiar, such as: kookaburras, willie wagtails and possums; others depict smaller animals, insects, spiders and creepy crawlies of all kinds that we see without noticing and often fear without cause. Many questions are answered here - such as: Why do crickets wear ear muffs on their knees? Can a skink blink? Which end does a worm woo with? etc..etc.. Good condition except for a slightly twisted spine. Special. 

4.00

NATURECRAFT IN AUSTRALIA.   H/C  in plastic cover.  (Thistle Y. Harris)  1st Edition 1956. 264pp. The balance of this book title reads: An Introductory Handbook to the Fauna and Flora and to the Australian Environment for the use of the Bushwalker, Student, Teacher, Field Naturalist, and Conservationalist. There is a lot of information contained in this book as it covers so much material - too much to give an account here. Scarce. Good condition. 

12.00

NATURE WATCH.  H/C + Damaged D/W   (Julian Pettifer & Robin Brown)  1st Edition 1981.  208pp. This book reveals the private lives of animals and plants as seen through the eyes of 13  of the world's greatest nature lovers / scientists from all over the world who have devoted their lives to the study of natural history, a study which often began in their own back garden. Each of these naturalists is chiefly concerned with conservation and all are passionately aware of the ignorance that daily condemns hundreds of species to extinction: their mission is to further our understanding of nature to bring us back into touch with the natural world. Good condition. 

6.00

OUTDOOR STUDIES ON LIVING ANIMALS IN QUEENSLAND.   Paperback   (W. Stephenson. Illustrated by: T. S. Hailstone) 2nd Edition, Revised 1988. This interesting book relates to areas within Queensland when animals are looked at from the aspect of where they live (i.e. their habitat) four main sorts of environments can be recognised: (1) the marine (estuaries, seas and oceans):; (2) the freshwater (pools, lakes and streams); (3) the terrestrial (on land, in soil and in the air; (4) the environment of parasites (on or inside other organisms). Scuffed cover but the pages are in good condition. 

2.00

PACK MANUAL OF TRACKS, SIGNS AND NESTS. H/C (Harry Frauca)  1980.  104pp. To study living creatures and their behaviour in the bush, you must first be able to find them. All mammals, reptiles and birds leave some sign of their activity. Birds nest in various ways and places and have different ways of protecting and feeding heir young. You can see the footprint of a kangaroo and of other animals. Tracking depends on more than just looking for signs. A broad knowledge is required of habitats, feeding and breeding behaviour, and the characteristics which distinguish different species. This book will help you at first hand so make sure you take it with you on bush walks and nature study trips. Good condition. 

SOLD

SOME COMMON AUSTRALIAN BIRDS.   H/C (Alan Bell. Drawings by: Shirley Bell) 1st Edition 1956. 210pp. This delightful and scarce book is delightful to have. It provides a detailed account of all the common birds found in Australia with a magnificent drawing of each. Very good condition. 

17.50

SONG AND GARDEN BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. H/C + Damaged D/W (Alexander Wetmore et al. National Geographic Society) 1st edition 1964. 400pp. Readers of this book will read the story of 327 birds unfolds with 400 brilliantly colourful pages. Here the secrets of their lives, their courting rituals, the battles royal that establish their territories. A magnificent book. You can also listen to the voices of spring which are contained in a booklet containing 6 records - 33 1/3 rpm. The cloth cover and pages are in very good condition.

10.00

THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY - BEAUTIFUL BIRDS.   S/C   Booklet  No date. (Circa 1980's ?) 128pp. This  book shows more than 100 species of birds which have been grouped together loosely in categories often based on convenience than ornithology.  An excellent publication that will delight anyone with a "bird interest". Good condition. 

4.00

THE BIRD SANCTUARY AND WILD LIFE RESERVE; CURRUMBIN, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA.    H/C (A. M. Griffiths) Revised Edition 1976. 96pp. This early book gives the reader a look at this sanctuary 40 years ago. It still remains on the visitor's "to see list" in the 21st century but it has changed dramatically in size since then. Cover worn but the pages are in good condition. Special. 

3.00

THE CALL OF THE KOALA.   H/C in plastic cover. (Ambrose Pratt) 1st Edition 1937. 120pp. This book is one of the few that is dedicated to the Koala. It covers everything that you need to know about this favourite Australian "Teddy Bear". Illustrated with black & white photographs. This title is very collectable and is now scarce. Very good condition. 

SOLD

THE INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE ENCYCLOPEDIA: An Illustrated Library of all the Animals, Birds, Fish, insects and Reptiles of the World - Volume 1.   H/C   (Editors: Dr. Maurice Burton & Robert Burton) 1969. 140pp. This volume covers anything beginning with A (Aardvark) and everything in between and finishes Barber Fishes. Good condition. FREE to any student who can use this book. 

FREE

THE LORE OF THE LYREBIRD.   H/C   (Ambrose Pratt) 6th Edition 1951. 80pp.This book is fully devoted to the complete life of the Lyrebird and its habitat. A most interesting subject !   Good condition.  Special.

5.00

THE LORE OF THE LYREBIRD.   H/C + Damaged D/W (Ambrose Pratt) 8th Edition 1951. 80pp.  Good condition.  Special.

5.00

THE NATIVE BEAR BOOK: AUSTRALIA.   Booklet (Photographs by: Squire Morgan, Phil Ward, Noel Burnet & E. B. Studios - "Sun" Feature Bureau. 1933. 32pp. The booklet of photographs show the koala in many poses with a suitable caption. Very collectable.. 

10.00

THE NIGHTINGALE: Its Story and Song.     H/C + Damaged D/W    (Oliver G. Pike)  1st Edition 1932.  In this book the author deals at some length with the Nightingale, probably the most fascinating song-bird in the world, whose melody has captured man's imagination since the beginning of history. He then passes on to chapters on a variety of other birds whose singing is familiar to the English countryside, and he has much information to give and many anecdotes to tell. Illustrated with 24 photographs by the author. Good condition.

9.50

THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS.   H/C   (S. Vere Benson)  New Edition 1952.   224pp. This popular  book describes 236 species of birds found within the United Kingdom together with 220 illustrations, 100 of which are in full colour. Field reference / reading copy in reasonably good condition. Special. 

5.00

THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF BRITISH WILD ANIMALS.   H/C + D/W   (Compiled by: W. J. Stokoe)  No Date - Circa 1950 ?  224pp. This popular  book describes 69 species of animal found within the United Kingdom together with 72 illustrations, 46 of which are in full colour. Good condition. Special. 

10.00

THE PLATYPUS.   Booklet   (Charles Barrett)   1944.  63pp. This book provides all the information about he Platypus, and its breeding and habitat etc. 28 illustrations. Excellent condition. 

20.00

THE PLATYPUS.   Booklet   (Charles Barrett) 1944.  63pp. This book is in good condition but has a damaged spine. Special. 

SOLD

WARRUMBUNGLE THE WALLABY: An Australian Animal Story for Young People.   H/C  (Harry Hodge) 1st Edition 1950.  128pp. This book consists of over 30 individual stories about a young wallaby named "Warrumbungle" and his exciting (and in some cases, not so exciting) adventures with other wildlife friends. Illustrated with black & white sketches. This is a very collectable book. Good condition except for a small tear on a couple of pages.

15.00

WE BREED THE PLATYPUS.   Booklet   (David Fleay)   3rd Edition, January 1945. 46pp. This most informative booklet goes into depth as to the breeding of the platypus. This book is now very hard to find. Good condition. Special. 

15.00

WHAT BIRD IS THAT ?    H/C   (Neville W. Cayley)   10th Edition, July 1944.  320pp.  This book is the bird bible for the nature lover and professional ornithologist alike. It is a most comprehensive and informative book and describes hundreds of birds and pictured in colour. Priced as a field reference / reading copy. Good condition. Special. 

8.00

WHAT BIRD IS THAT ?    H/C   (Neville W. Cayley)   Reprint 1956.  315pp.  Ex lib. In excellent condition. 

18.00

WHAT BIRD IS THAT ?    Paperback   (Neville W. Cayley)   Reprint 1983.   325pp.  This copy is the condensed / pocketbook version. Good condition. 

7.50

WHAT BIRD IS THAT ?    H/C + D/W   (Neville W. Cayley.   Revised by: Terence R. Lindsey)   Deluxe - Revised and Expanded Edition 1984.  802pp. This massive book is the "Big Daddy" of them all and weighs over 3.5 kg. It has been completely revised, updated and added to with over 400 full page plates never before published. The best reference book ever published. Good condition. 

50.00

WHAT MAMMAL IS THAT ?   H/C + D/W   (Illustrated by: Neville W. Cayley. Text by: Ronald Strahan. Additional illustrations by: Peter Schouten)  1991.  270pp.  This book contains the paintings of mammals painted by Neville Cayley which originally appeared in the book "Furred Animals of Australia" by Ellis Troughton. The text now added, provides information about the animal, its habitat, distribution, feeding and breeding habits of each species, but also describes the wider groups and families to which these animals belong. Unfortunately, some of the species depicted have become extinct; others shown have been discovered. Near mint condition.

25.00

WILD NATURE IN QUEENSLAND.   Booklet  (Charles Barrett)   No date. 50pp. This booklet was published by "The Courier Mail", Brisbane. It contains information and articles on the wildlife of Queensland illustrated with black & white photographs. Rare. Damaged cover but otherwise in good condition.  Special.  

20.00

WILDLIFE OF THE BRISBANE AREA.   Paperback  (Edited by: Wally Davies)   1st Edition 1983.  216pp. This book is a comprehensive guide to the variety of wildlife to be found in the Brisbane, Queensland region. It includes native terrestrial mammals, with a selection of common marine mammals. It also has a guide to snakes, lizards, frogs, fish, butterflies and spiders. A section on interesting birds is also included. Good condition.

5.00

WONDERS ANIMALS OF AUSTRALIA.   Booklet   (Charles Barrett)  No date.  78pp. This fabulous booklet contains fully illustrated articles and fascinating facts about Australia's unique world of animals.

20.00

WONDERS OF ANIMAL LIFE - 2 Volumes.   H/C   No specific one author or editor or publisher.  No dates.  Volume 1 - 640pp.  Volume 2 - pp 641 to 1212.   These books are written as papers together with black & white photographs by various authors. An index can be found at the back of the second volume. Good condition.

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MARINE LIFE

 

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AUSTRALIA'S CORAL REALM.   Booklet  (Charles Barrett)  1st Edition 1943.  48pp. This collectable item contains a wealth of information on the coral reefs of Australia in a particularly attractive and interesting form with 32 illustrations. Good condition except for a slightly damaged / repaired cover. Special. 

15.00

AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (Vincent Serventy)  1st Edition 1955.  87pp. This is a convenient handbook on the corals, shells, crabs, larger animals and birds of the Great Barrier reef with some facts on the Reef's place in history. Illustrated. Good condition. 

9.50

AUSTRALIAN MARINE FISHES IN COLOUR. H/C + Damaged D/W  (Neville Coleman) 1st Edition 1974.  108pp. This book represents a remarkable collection of marine fishes photographed in natural conditions beneath Australian seas - 48 species from all around Australia. Many of the species are illustrated in colour for the first time, showing their true life colours and habitats. The species are displayed in scientific order together with text information on habits, food, behaviour, edibility, size, range etc. Good condition.  5.00
AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF.   H/C + Chipped D/W  (Robert Endean) 1982. 348pp. This book, by the late Dr. Robert Endean, presents a comprehensive survey of all aspects of this remarkable region, which is a fascination both for the scientist studying marine organisms and their reactions and for the tourist observing the bewildering array of colour and form displayed by the animal and plant life beneath the surface of the sea.  This book is the first to describe all the families of animals and plants found on the reefs. Separate chapters are devoted to hard corals, worms, crustaceans, molluscs, echinoderms and coral reef fishes as well as the history, geography, topography and the construction of the reef are discussed. Illustrated with over 250 photographs. Very good condition.  40.00
COMPLETE BOOK OF FISHING BAITS & RIGS - Saltwater & Freshwater.   S/C  (Julie & Lawrie McEnally)  1995. 80pp. This book provides all the professional knowledge and tips as to how to catch a fish. Also includes a separate large chart showing the fish species and rigs required published by "The Courier Mail" in Brisbane. Good condition.  SOLD
CORAL WONDERLAND: The Living Marvels of the Great Barrier Reef.   Booklet  (Keith Gillett)  1st Edition 1980. 32pp.  This booklet provides the reader a general overall picture of the Great Barrier Reef, its formation, corals, marine animals and shells. Colour photographs. Excellent condition 3.00
CORALS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.   H/C + D/W  (Photography: Walter Deas. Text by: Steve Domm) 1st Edition 1976. 127pp.  This title provides an authoritative introduction to coral classification and biology and coral reef ecology and a full colour identification guide to the corals of the area. The authors take you to the underwater world to see the magnificent features of the reef. The book also brings home  to us the fragility of the whole coral community with its exposure to danger in all ways which will help us to understand the need to preserve and protect the greatest coral reef on earth. Good condition.  8.00
DESTINATION BARRIER REEF.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (A. C. C. Lock) 1st Edition 1955. 227pp. This is an account of the author's travels from the northern end of Hinchinbrook Channel near Cardwell in Queensland, thence to Townsville, Cairns and to Thursday Island in the Torres Strait then on to the island of Badu. From here he returns to Cairns. Good condition. 12.00
DIVER'S LUCK: A Story of Pearling Days.   H/C + D/W  (Clarence Benham)  1st Edition 1949.  258pp.  This is a true adventure of a young man who looked for adventure. His tried his luck as a diver, first in Torres Strait (in Queensland) and later in the Solomon Islands. His experiences are absorbing and tells of the rough and ready life of the pearling fleet, of its picturesque crews and their ways, and of the strange beauty and perils of the undersea world. There are many tales that have to be read some of which are rather chilling. A "must read" book for anybody who loves adventure, the smell of salt water, and the breath of more spacious days. Good condition except for foxed spots on the inside covers.  12.00
DIVER'S LUCK: A Story of Pearling Days.  H/C  (Clarence Benham)  1st Edition 1949.  258pp.  Good condition except for foxed spots on the inside covers.  9.50
FISH and FISHERIES OF AUSTRALIA.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (T. C. Roughley)  Reprint 1957. 343pp. This book written by a notable authority on the study of Australian fish and fisheries provides the reader with valuable information as to where fish occur; how to catch them; the size they grow to; their habits; and their respective edible qualities. Illustrated with colour photographs. Good condition except for a marked cover and a few foxed spots. Special.  9.50
FISH and FISHERIES OF AUSTRALIA.  H/C (T. C. Roughley) Reprint 1961. 343pp.  Good condition except for a slightly damaged spine and a few foxed spots. Special.  8.00
FISHING QUEENSLAND.   S/C (No author. Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd) 94pp. This book introduces to the reader a complete "run down" on the areas for fishing within Queensland plus a detailed account on each species of fish. Good condition. 4.00
GOLDFISH.   H/C  (Anthony Evans)  Reprint 1986. 96pp. This book is devoted entirely only to the Goldfish. From selecting, varieties, aquariums & ponds, care & feeding, breeding, health and more. Illustrated with line drawings and photographs. Ex lib. Good condition. 1.00
GREAT BARRIER REEF... and some mention of other Australian Coral Reefs.  H/C  (William J. Dakin) Reprint 1953. 135pp. This book is of general interest to all as it provides information on the different types of coral reefs in Queensland, Western Australia and others. It also details the animals and creatures that live in the reefs and more. Very good condition.  7.50
GUIDE TO SHELLS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (Alan Hinton) No date - Circa 1980. 74pp. This excellent reference book provides information and 68 colour plates illustrating over 1450 individual shells representing 950 distinct species. Good condition.  9.50
HOME IS THE SEA: FOR WHALES.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (Sarah R. Riedman & Elton T. Gustafson) 1st Edition 1968.  262pp. A completely accurate account of scientific information and fascinating in its stories about whales, their early ancestors, their evolution, and their present day kin. Many illustrations and photographs. Ex lib. Good condition.  8.00
MARINE MOLLUSCS OF VICTORIA. H/C + D/W in plastic cover. (J. Hope Macpherson & C. J. Gabriel. Drawings by: G. J. Browning) 1st Edition 1962. 475pp. This handbook will be most useful and of great value for those Australian people interested in collecting sea shells on the Victorian beaches. It is generally simple and non-technical and also contains a most comprehensive glossary explaining the technical terms used in the scientific but well detailed descriptions with over 500 illustrations which cover all the common species of Victorian shells, together with their range and distribution. Their points of difference are stated simply, and any feature of special interest is discussed, so identification is made easy. A systematic list of the remaining species is given with their authors and recorded Victorian localities. There is a definition of each family and of the principal genera including the author of the genus and type species. Good condition.  15.00
MARINE MOLLUSCS OF VICTORIA. H/C + D/W in plastic cover. (J. Hope Macpherson & C. J. Gabriel. Drawings by: G. J. Browning) 1st Edition 1962. 475pp. Ex library copy in good condition but with tape marks in the front and rear back covers. Special.  6.00
MARVELS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF - NORTH AUSTRALIA AND NEW GUINEA.  Booklet  (D. Tennant) 2nd Edition, Circa 1930's. 50pp. An account with black & white photographs of many species of animal that can found in these areas on land, reef and sea. Good condition.  15.00
QUEENSLAND AND BARRIER REEF SHELLS.   H/C + D/W  (O. H. Rippingale & D. F. McMichael)  1st Edition 1961. 210pp. This most sought after book provides a full account of the species of shells found in Queensland waters together full colour illustrations. Rare. Good condition. 50.00
RIGBY'S AUSTRALIAN FISHERMAN'S ATLAS.   H/C   (David Capel. Artwork by: John Chizmesya)  1st Edition 1982. 128pp. This book provides important information on each State and Territory with maps as to where to go fishing as well as other details of interest to the fisherman. Excellent condition. 4.00
SHARK BAY DAYS.   S/C  (G. W. Fry)  1995 Reprint of 1988 edition with new material.  80pp.  Shark  Bay  from the pearling days to the present.  Jack Fry’s life as a pearler and fisherman in an area now the centre of tourism. Tales of men and boats. Illustrated.  Mint condition. 10.00
SHARK HUNTERS.   Paperback (Ben Cropp) Reprint / Seal Books 1976. 192pp. The experiences of this well known shark-hunter together with of his own underwater photographs are illustrated in this book. Good condition.  2.00
SHARKS: The Search for a Repellent.   H/C + Damaged D/W   (Theo W. Brown)  1st Edition 1973. 134pp.  A most unusual book relating the experiments the author has tried in trying to repel sharks after his friend was attacked and later died from the shark attack in Sydney's Middle Harbour. His first hand accounts of his experiments are expressed here and a fascinating report on work in progress (at the time of printing) which is profusely illustrated with his own excellent photographs. Good condition.  6.00
SHELL COLLECTING IN AUSTRALIA.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (Neville Coleman) 1976. 176pp. Shell collecting is about one of the most interesting, important, and sometimes frustrating. The factors that govern successful field collecting is the knowledge of how, when and where to find the elusive mollusc within the confines of its habitat. This book provides a short cut for the beginner and has expanded the horizons of the established collector. There are chapters on cleaning shells as well as appendices on marine reserves, clubs and societies. Illustrated with 168 colour and 79 black & white photographs. Good condition.  15.00
SHELLS OF NEW GUINEA AND THE CENTRAL INDO-PACIFIC.   H/C + D/W   (Alan Hinton)  Reprint 1984. 94pp. An invaluable book containing many superb photographs of shells, many of which are rarely found elsewhere in the world. This book is complete with maps of collection sites; an introduction to shell collecting; a text detailing popular families and a comprehensive index. Each illustration is accompanied by descriptions on the facing page which makes it easier to detail the features of the shell. Near mint condition.  30.00
TELEGRAPH  FISHING GUIDE.  (Brisbane, Queensland) 3 Books from the 1970's & 1980's together with numerous newspaper cutting relating to fishing.  1 lot.  Special price. 5.00
THE AUSTRALIAN FISHERMAN.   H/C + D/W   (Harold Vaughan) 1st Edition 1982. 400pp. The fisherman's dream ! This massive guide details all types of equipment and how to select tackle for your type of fishing. Techniques for lake, estuary, river, beach and boat fishing are dealt with in a clear and concise way. Prawning and spear fishing is also covered. Included are 30 colour maps which illustrate the main fishing grounds of Australia with details on the best fishing spots. Illustrated with over 250 full colour photographs of fish and crustaceans will enable to identify your catch with details of the right rig and bait will explain how to catch them.  Excellent condition. 8.00
THE AUSTRALIAN GREAT BARRIER REEF IN COLOUR.   H/C + D/W  (Keith Gillett) Reprint 1976. 112pp. This book is his greatly revised and updated of his first book "CORAL WONDERLAND: The Living Marvels of the Great Barrier Reef"  published in 1980. It contains more text and more photographs. Very good condition. 4.00
THE COMMERCIAL FISHES AND FISHERIES OF QUEENSLAND.   Booklet   (An Essay by: J. Douglas Ogilby. First Published 1916. Revised & Illustrated by Tom C. Marshall, Fisheries Branch, Department of Harbours and Marine, Brisbane, Queensland.)  1954. 121pp. This is an exceptional booklet as it describes all the fish species together with photographs found in Queensland waters. Scarce. Good condition. 15.00
THE GOLDEN QUEST: 'Roaring days of the West Australian Gold Rushes and Life in the Pearling Industry'    H/C   (A. C. V. Bligh) Reprint of the 1958 Edition with new material. 1984. 235pp. The search for gold and the hazards of pearling.  A vivid picture of life in the early days of the unexplored North. Illustrated.   New - Mint condition. 30.00
THE GOLDEN QUEST: 'Roaring days of the West Australian Gold Rushes and Life in the Pearling Industry'    H/C   (A. C. V. Bligh) Reprint of the 1958 Edition with new material. 1984. 235pp.  New but with a faded spine. 22.00
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF,  AUSTRALIA - The South Pacific Wonder in Full Color.    Booklet  (No author. Nucolorvue Productions, Moorabbin, Victoria)   Circa Mid 1960's.   24pp. This book is full of colour photographs of people and places on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Good condition.   3.00
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND ITS ISLES.  Bound Booklet  (Charles Barrett)  This is reprint of an article from "The National Geographic Magazine" - Page Numbers 355 to 384. No date. Circa 1940's. Good condition. 3.00
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND SOME MENTION OF OTHER AUSTRALIAN CORAL REEFS.   H/C (W. J. Dakin. Revised by: Isobel Bennett)  2nd Edition, Revised and Enlarged 1963. 176pp.   This book is of general interest to all as it provides information on the different types of coral reefs in Queensland, Western Australia and others. It also details the animals and creatures that live in the reefs and more. Good condition.  6.00
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND SOME MENTION OF OTHER AUSTRALIAN CORAL REEFS. Paperback. (W. J. Dakin)  Walkabout Pocketbook - 2nd Impression 1970.  176pp. Good condition.  2.50
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF OF AUSTRALIA: A Popular Account of Its General Nature, compiled by the Great Barrier Reef Committee, Brisbane, 1926.    Booklet  (The Queensland Government Intelligence and Tourist Bureau) 2nd Edition 1926. This booklet is an account of the Barrier Reef complete with folding map at the rear of the book. Illustrated. Now scarce.  Good condition. Collectable. 15.00
THE SCREAM OF THE REEL. Paperback (No author) Budget Books 1st Edition 1984.380pp. This book is full of humour, thrilling yarns about famous catches, suspenseful tales about the unending battle of wits between fish and anglers. The items have been arranged so that the book repeatedly surprises and moves at a rattling pace. regardless of whether you/him/her fishes for "tiddlers" or marlin. sawfish or trout no angler can fail to find joyous reading this fishing classic. Good condition.  3.00
TROPICAL FISHES OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.   H/C  (Tom Marshall. Illustrated by: George Coates) 1st Edition 1966. 239pp. This excellent book describes in detail the species of all the tropical fish together with an illustration of each. Well presented and a delight to read. Good condition. 20.00
TROPICAL FISHES OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.   S/C -Paperback (Tom C. Marshall. Illustrated by: George Coates)   Revised Edition 1982. 262pp.  Near new in excellent condition. 14.00
UNDERSTANDING FISHING TACKLE.   H/C + D/W  (Dick Lewers)  Reprint 1974. 240pp. In this book the author describes and covers every type of tackle required from rods and reels to hook, line and sinker including for good measure bait-collecting equipment and methods. It also explains casting and much, much more. Includes many photographs clearly illustrating the descriptions as described in the book. Good condition.  SOLD
WATER LIFE  (Sun Nature Book No. 4).   Booklet (Charles Barrett) No date. 43pp. This collectable item contains a wealth of information on fish, shells and some bird life in a particularly attractive and interesting form. Good condition except for a loose centre page. 20.00
WHALE OF A SHARK.   Paperback (Ben Cropp) Reprint / Seal Books 1970. 128pp. Further experiences of this well known shark-hunter together with of his own underwater photographs are illustrated in this book. Good condition.  2.00
WHALEMEN ADVENTURERS. Paperback (W. J. Dakin) First published 1934 / Revised 1938. This edition Sirius Books 1963. 285pp. This is a story of whaling in Australian waters and other Southern seas related thereto, from the days of sails to modern times. Good condition.  9.50
WHALING AROUND AUSTRALIA.   H/C + D/W  (Max Colwell) 1st Edition 1969. 176pp. This is a history of whaling in Australian waters and the methods used in the last two centuries. Interesting reading. Ex lib. Good condition.  6.00
WHALING AROUND AUSTRALIA.   Paperback  (Max Colwell)  Seal Books 1977. 180pp.  Good condition.  3.00
WONDERS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.   H/C  (T. C. Roughley)   Reprint 1943. 282pp.This is interesting and a detailed account of a visit to the Great Barrier Reef by the author. He talks about the reef, the corals, and the wildlife as well as the fishing. Illustrated with 52 natural colour and black & white photographs. Good condition.  15.00
WONDERS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF. H/C (T. C. Roughley)  Reprint, May 1951. 283pp. 12.00
WONDERS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.   H/C  (T. C. Roughley)  Reprint, May 1961. 279pp. Ex lib.  Good condition.  8.00

 

                                                 

Kangaroo / Wallaby with her Joey                     Australian Tawny Frogmouth           The Australian 'Little Grey Butcherbird'   

 

 

                                                                       

                                             An English squirrel enjoying my muesli bar in Hyde Park, London.

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