CSIRO Publishing

CSIRO Publishing operates as an independent science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services. This internationally recognized publishing program covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences, and environmental management.

CSIRO PUBLISHING is a business unit within Australia´s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

Featured Reviews

Sustaining Global Food Security

The Nexus of Science and Policy

"Providing a safe, nutritious, affordable diet for an increasingly urbanized world of 10 billion people – under a changing climate and with fewer natural resources – is a task of mammoth proportions. Ending hunger can only be achieved through a determined and sustained commitment to smallholder agriculture, underpinned by appropriate technologies and policies. This fascinating book sets out to tackle these subjects and their interdependency, in a comprehensive and thought-provoking way. Through a crop lens, and with contributions from academia, industry and government, the authors have done a masterful job of combining exciting new science with real world policy pragmatism. Drawing from history, the book explores the intricate interplay between technological and policy innovation, and the way in which the upsides of technological breakthroughs can be balanced against the inevitable downside risks, while maintaining the pace or scale of adoption needed to achieve and maintain global food security."

Nick Austin, Director, Agricultural Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Flora of the Hunter Region

Endemic Trees and Larger Shrubs

"A valuable resource for those interested in the plants of the region, including researchers, environmental consultants, horticulturalists and gardeners, bush walkers, herbaria, and others involved in land management, Flora of the Hunter Region: Endemic Trees and Larger Shrubs combines fine art quality illustrations with an impressively informative and descriptive commentary."

Australian Birds of Prey in Flight

A Photographic Guide

Exceptionally well organized and presented, "Australian Birds of Prey in Flight: A Photographic Guide" is an immense pleasure to browse through and impressively practical for identifying specific bird species in the skies of Australia, making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library collections.

Midwest Book Review

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia Updated Seventh Edition

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia is a complete guide to Australia’s rich and varied herpetofauna, including frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. For each of the 1,218 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. Each species is accompanied by a distribution map and, in many cases, one of the book's more than 1000 color photographs of living animals.
    The book also includes 130 simple-to-use dichotomous keys--accompanied by hundreds of explanatory drawings--which in most cases allow a specimen in hand to be identified. In addition, it has a comprehensive list of scientific references for those wishing to conduct more in-depth research, an extensive glossary, and basic guides to the collection, preservation and captive care of specimens.
    This classic work was originally published in 1975. The updated seventh edition contains a new Appendix that discusses recent changes and lists over 80 new or resurrected species and genera that have been added to the Australian frog and reptile fauna since the 2014 edition.
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for those with a serious interest in the herpetofauna of Australia.

Ian Paulsen

News & Events

14th July 2019 News

It's Shark Week and Shark Attack author Blake Chapman discusses the most common myths about sharks in Reader's Digest.