EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE PUBLISHING

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

RSS Feed

Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017

Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017

David Chapple, Reid Tingley, Nicola Mitchell, Stewart Macdonald, J Scott Keogh, Glenn Shea, Philip Bowles, Neil Cox and John Woinarski

Comprehensive conservation status assessments of 986 species of Australian lizards and snakes. More...
Hardback 680 pages
ISBN: 9781486309467
Price: AU$160.00

Two-way Science

Two-way Science

Chris Deslandes, Sally Deslandes, David Broun, Cameron Hugh, Fiona Walsh, Felicity Bradshaw and Joanna Griffith

Helps connect the cultural knowledge of local Indigenous communities with Western science. More...
Paperback 288 pages
ISBN: 9781486313082
Price: AU$ 49.99

Double Helix Issue 36

Double Helix Issue 36

Learn about supersonic travel, the Great Air Race, and some flightless feathered friends. More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH05/36
Price: AU$ 8.50

4WD Driving Skills

4WD Driving Skills

Vic Widman

This fully revised and updated second edition is an essential reference for all 4WD enthusiasts. More...
Paperback 224 pages
ISBN: 9781486312030
Price: AU$ 39.99

Animal Nutrition

Animal Nutrition

Philip Hynd

The science behind the nutrition and feeding of the major domesticated animal species. More...
Paperback 416 pages
ISBN: 9781486309498
Price: AU$ 99.99

Australian Beetles Volume 2

Australian Beetles Volume 2

Adam Slipinski and John Lawrence

The second of a three-volume series on Australia's beetles. More...
Hardback 792 pages
ISBN: 9780643097308
Price: AU$250.00

Geelong's Changing Landscape

Geelong's Changing Landscape

David Jones and Phillip Roös

A thoughtful exploration of the ecological history of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. More...
Paperback 344 pages
ISBN: 9780643103603
Price: AU$ 69.99

Science of Communicating Science

Science of Communicating Science

Craig Cormick

A practical guide to communicating science to influence beliefs, behaviours and policies. More...
Paperback 256 pages
ISBN: 9781486309818
Price: AU$ 49.99

Double Helix Issue 35

Double Helix Issue 35

Find out how explosions work in space, uncover the secrets of fireworks and make a lemon volcano! More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH05/35
Price: AU$ 8.50

Sustaining Global Food Security

Sustaining Global Food Security

Robert Zeigler

Assesses how economics, policy and plant and agricultural science affect global food security. More...
Hardback 560 pages
ISBN: 9781486308088
Price: AU$180.00

Biology and Management of Bactrocera and Related Fruit Flies

Biology and Management of Bactrocera and Related Fruit Flies

Anthony Clarke

A rapid introduction to fruit flies belonging to the genera Bactrocera, Zeugodacus and Dacus. More...
Hardback 272 pages
ISBN: 9781486312139
Price: AU$150.00

Hollow Is a Home

Hollow Is a Home

Abbie Mitchell and Astred Hicks

Take a peek into the world of tree hollows and the Australian animals that call them home. More...
Paperback 104 pages
ISBN: 9781486308057
Price: AU$ 29.99

Mistletoes of Southern Australia

Mistletoes of Southern Australia

David Watson

The definitive illustrated guide to all 47 mistletoe species found in southern Australia. More...
Paperback 224 pages
ISBN: 9781486310937
Price: AU$ 59.99

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Chiara Maria Petrone, Roberto Scandone and Alex Whittaker

A fully illustrated and engaging introduction to earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics. More...
Paperback 144 pages
ISBN: 9781486312740
Price: AU$ 29.99

Windcatcher

Windcatcher

Diane Jackson Hill and Craig Smith

Follow the amazing 30,000 kilometre annual migration of the short-tailed shearwater. More...
Hardback 32 pages
ISBN: 9781486309870
Price: AU$ 24.99

Australian Bird Names

Australian Bird Names

Ian Fraser and Jeannie Gray

An entertaining account of the stories behind the names of Australian birds. More...
Paperback 368 pages
ISBN: 9781486311637
Price: AU$ 54.99

Healthy Soils for Healthy Vines

Healthy Soils for Healthy Vines

Robert White and Mark Krstic

A practical guide to managing and improving soil health for best vineyard performance. More...
Hardback 224 pages
ISBN: 9781486307388
Price: AU$140.00

Underwater Sydney

Underwater Sydney

Inke Falkner and John Turnbull

Celebrates Sydney’s harbour and coast through eclectic stories and underwater photography. More...
Paperback 168 pages
ISBN: 9781486311187
Price: AU$ 39.99

Double Helix Issue 34

Double Helix Issue 34

Gaze into your future, find out about the future of humans and make a time capsule! More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH05/34
Price: AU$ 8.50

News & Events

14th July News

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