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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

Review of the first edition:
"Lindenmayer and Likens have distilled decades of experience into a book about how to study the long, large, and slow processes of ecological change....This volume illuminates the practical as well as the deep intellectual challenges of long-term science."

Birds in Their Habitats

Journeys with a Naturalist

“Ian Fraser is one of the country’s most accomplished natural history writers.”

Sean Dooley, Australian Birdlife, on Australian Bird Names

Shark Attacks

Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear

“In Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear, author and shark researcher Blake Chapman deftly explores the tension between risk and human fear and the need to conserve sharks and protect the important ecological roles they play in our marine environments. A marine biologist, Chapman presents scientific information about shark biology, movement patterns, and feeding behavior. She discusses the role of fear in the way we think about sharks and the influence of the media on public perceptions. Moving first-hand accounts describe the deep and polarizing psychological impacts of shark attacks from a range of perspectives. Shark Attacks is an education in thinking through these emotive events and will help readers to navigate the controversial issues around mitigating shark attacks while conserving the sharks themselves. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Shark Attacks is an impressively informative and highly recommended addition to both community and academic library collections, and will prove to be of special interest to students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject of sharks.”

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Double Helix Issue 30

Double Helix Issue 30

Meet a canine conservation hero, discover Saturn's rings and more in this issue of Double Helix! More...
Magazine pages
ISBN: DH04/30
Price: AU$ 0.00

Finding Resilience

Finding Resilience

Brian Walker

An analysis of how ecosystems, societies and people cope with disturbance and adversity. More...
Paperback 168 pages
ISBN: 9781486310777
Price: AU$ 59.99

Flora of the Hunter Region

Flora of the Hunter Region

Stephen Bell, Christine Rockley and Anne Llewellyn

A botanical identification guide which combines art and science to describe the 54 endemic trees and large shrubs of the Hunter region. More...
Hardback 136 pages
ISBN: 9781486311026
Price: AU$ 79.99

Reptiles of Victoria

Reptiles of Victoria

Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry

Illustrated descriptions of the 123 native, introduced and vagrant reptile species in the state. More...
Paperback 332 pages
ISBN: 9780643093935
Price: AU$ 44.95

Australian Birds of Prey in Flight

Australian Birds of Prey in Flight

Richard Seaton, Mat Gilfedder and Stephen Debus

Identify the eagles, hawks, kites and falcons flying high above you with this photographic guide. More...
Paperback 144 pages
ISBN: 9781486308668
Price: AU$ 39.99

Fire Effects on Soil Properties

Fire Effects on Soil Properties

Paulo Pereira, Jorge Mataix-Solera, Xavier &x00DA;beda, Guillermo Rein and Artemi Cerd&x00E0;

Brings together research on the effects of fire on the physical, biological and chemical properties of soil. More...
Hardback 400 pages
ISBN: 9781486308132
Price: AU$195.00

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Pat Hutchings, Michael Kingsford and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Describes the animals, plants and other organisms of the reef, and the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. More...
Paperback 488 pages
ISBN: 9781486308194
Price: AU$125.00

Squid, the Vibrio and the Moon

Squid, the Vibrio and the Moon

Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti and Linda Blackall

A picture book about the symbiotic relationship between a bobtail squid and a bacterium. More...
Hardback 40 pages
ISBN: 9781486309894
Price: AU$ 24.99

Australian Forest Woods

Australian Forest Woods

Morris Lake

A comprehensive guide to 130 of the most significant Australian forest trees and their wood. More...
Hardback 232 pages
ISBN: 9781486307784
Price: AU$ 69.99

Double Helix Issue 29

Double Helix Issue 29

The first issue of 2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table, is positively radiating. More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH04/29
Price: AU$ 0.00

Double Helix Issue 28

Double Helix Issue 28

Find out about biohacking, blockchain and barcodes in this issue of Double Helix magazine. More...
Magazine pages
ISBN: DH04/28
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Guide to Venomous and Medically Important Invertebrates

Guide to Venomous and Medically Important Invertebrates

David Bowles, James Swaby and Harold Harlan

An illustrated guide to aid identification, provide protection measures and guidance on treatment. More...
Paperback 240 pages
ISBN: 9781486308842
Price: AU$ 59.99

Principles of Cattle Production

Principles of Cattle Production

Clive Phillips

Provides an introductory level text for all interested in beef and dairy cattle production systems. More...
Paperback 304 pages
ISBN: 9781486307661
Price: AU$ 79.99

Double Helix Issue 27

Double Helix Issue 27

How would your favourite superpower work in real life? Find out in this issue of Double Helix. More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH04/27
Price: AU$ 8.50

Bees of Australia

Bees of Australia

James Dorey

Discover the beauty and diversity of Australia's native bees. More...
Paperback 224 pages
ISBN: 9781486308491
Price: AU$ 49.99

Plants of the Victorian High Country

Plants of the Victorian High Country

John Murphy and Bill Dowling

Fully revised, illustrated and complete with identification keys. More...
Paperback 168 pages
ISBN: 9781486309016
Price: AU$ 39.99

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia

Harold Cogger

Includes detailed descriptions, distribution maps and photographs of over 1200 species. More...
Hardback 1096 pages
ISBN: 9781486309696
Price: AU$160.00

Restoring Farm Woodlands for Wildlife

Restoring Farm Woodlands for Wildlife

David Lindenmayer, Damian Michael, Mason Crane, Daniel Florance and Emma Burns

Featuring best practice approaches to restoration based on 19 years of long-term research. More...
Paperback 136 pages
ISBN: 9781486309641
Price: AU$ 39.99

Allure of Fungi

Allure of Fungi

Alison Pouliot

An interdisciplinary exploration of fungi, showcasing stunning photographs. More...
Paperback 280 pages
ISBN: 9781486308576
Price: AU$ 49.99

Bat's End

Bat's End

John Woinarski

The compelling story of a bat, the scientists who tried to save it, its island habitat – and its extinction. More...
Paperback 280 pages
ISBN: 9781486308637
Price: AU$ 59.99

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Darren Naish and Paul Barrett

Fully illustrated and immersive guide to the latest research in these incredible animals. More...
Paperback 224 pages
ISBN: 9781486309849
Price: AU$ 29.99

Double Helix Issue 26

Double Helix Issue 26

Discover Australia's amazing and weird wildlife in this issue of Double Helix. More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH04/26
Price: AU$ 8.50

Night Parrot

Night Parrot

Penny Olsen

The competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the Night Parrot and its followers. More...
Paperback 368 pages
ISBN: 9781486302987
Price: AU$ 49.99

Algae of Australia: Marine Benthic Algae of North-western Australia 2

Algae of Australia: Marine Benthic Algae of North-western Australia 2

John Huisman

Describes the 158 genera and 351 species of marine benthic red algae of north-western Australia. More...
Hardback 688 pages
ISBN: 9781486309542
Price: AU$220.00

Great Lizard Trek

Great Lizard Trek

Felicity Bradshaw and Norma MacDonald

Trek through country with Rocky and his lizard relatives in search for a cooler habitat. More...
Hardback 32 pages
ISBN: 9781486308828
Price: AU$ 24.99

Guide to Native Bees of Australia

Guide to Native Bees of Australia

Terry Houston

An illustrated introduction to the estimated 2000 species of Australian bees. More...
Paperback 280 pages
ISBN: 9781486304066
Price: AU$ 49.99

Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials

Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials

Andrew Baker and Chris Dickman

Provides a unique insight into the history and habits of the world's carnivorous marsupials. More...
Hardback 328 pages
ISBN: 9781486305148
Price: AU$140.00

Double Helix Issue 25

Double Helix Issue 25

Read the truth about mermaids, the Bermuda Triangle, invisibility and more. More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH04/25
Price: AU$ 8.50

Australian Bryozoa Set

Australian Bryozoa Set

Patricia Cook, Philip Bock, Dennis Gordon and Haylee Weaver

A set of the two volumes describing Australia's 1200 known species of bryozoans. More...
Set 520 pages
ISBN: SETBRYOZOA
Price: AU$350.00

Australian Bryozoa Volume 1

Australian Bryozoa Volume 1

Patricia Cook, Philip Bock, Dennis Gordon and Haylee Weaver

The first of two volumes describing Australia's 1200 known species of bryozoans. More...
Hardback 200 pages
ISBN: 9781486306794
Price: AU$140.00

Australian Bryozoa Volume 2

Australian Bryozoa Volume 2

Patricia Cook, Philip Bock, Dennis Gordon and Haylee Weaver

The second of two volumes describing Australia's 1200 known species of bryozoans. More...
Hardback 320 pages
ISBN: 9781486306824
Price: AU$240.00

Australia's Metropolitan Imperative

Australia's Metropolitan Imperative

Richard Tomlinson and Marcus Spiller

Makes a case for establishing metropolitan governance in Australia. More...
Paperback 264 pages
ISBN: 9781486307968
Price: AU$ 79.99

Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Gisela Kaplan

A fully revised, easy-to-read second edition providing the most comprehensive single study of tawny frogmouths. More...
Paperback 168 pages
ISBN: 9781486308163
Price: AU$ 39.99

Double Helix Issue 24

Double Helix Issue 24

Take cover! We’re looking at the dangerous side of science in this issue. More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH03/24
Price: AU$ 8.50

Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians

Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians

Harold Heatwole and Jodi Rowley

Aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines and to improve decisions about conservation. More...
Hardback 248 pages
ISBN: 9781486308385
Price: AU$160.00

Zobi and the Zoox

Zobi and the Zoox

Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed, Briony Barr and Gregory Crocetti

This is a story about coral bleaching, told by the tiniest creatures on the reef.

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Hardback 44 pages
ISBN: 9781486309603
Price: AU$ 24.95

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia

Fred Cahir, Ian Clark and Philip Clarke

Provides an insight into the environmental knowledge of Indigenous Australians. More...
Paperback 360 pages
ISBN: 9781486306114
Price: AU$ 69.95

Effective Ecological Monitoring

Effective Ecological Monitoring

David Lindenmayer and Gene Likens

This fully revised second edition illustrates key aspects of effective monitoring. More...
Paperback 224 pages
ISBN: 9781486308927
Price: AU$ 49.95

Farming Meat Goats

Farming Meat Goats

Barbara Vincent

Comprehensive and practical information on all aspects of the goat meat industry. More...
Paperback 352 pages
ISBN: 9781486306572
Price: AU$ 69.95

Double Helix Issue 23

Double Helix Issue 23

Discover mysteries under a microscope in this issue of Double Helix magazine. More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH03/23
Price: AU$ 8.50

Darwin's Fossils

Darwin's Fossils

Adrian Lister

Explore Darwin's pioneering work on fossils in this richly illustrated book. More...
Paperback 224 pages
ISBN: 9781486309450
Price: AU$ 29.95

Guide to Introduced Pest Animals of Australia

Guide to Introduced Pest Animals of Australia

Peter West

A practical guide for the identification of introduced pest animals and management information. More...
Paperback 160 pages
ISBN: 9781486305674
Price: AU$ 39.95

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Rohan Cleave and Coral Tulloch

A beautifully illustrated story of this marsupial's plight and how it was saved from extinction. More...
Hardback 32 pages
ISBN: 9781486308279
Price: AU$ 24.95

Birds in Their Habitats

Birds in Their Habitats

Ian Fraser

Discover birds and the places they live. More...
Paperback 240 pages
ISBN: 9781486307449
Price: AU$ 39.95

Double Helix Issue 22

Double Helix Issue 22

Take a holiday to Mars with Issue 22 of Double Helix magazine. More...
Magazine 40 pages
ISBN: DH03/22
Price: AU$ 8.50

Recovering Australian Threatened Species

Recovering Australian Threatened Species

Stephen Garnett, Peter Latch, David Lindenmayer and John Woinarski

An inspiring showcase of successful approaches and implementation methods for conservation. More...
Paperback 360 pages
ISBN: 9781486307418
Price: AU$ 59.95

Splendid Ghost Moths and Their Allies

Splendid Ghost Moths and Their Allies

Thomas Simonsen

The first reference to describe the 70 hepialine Hepialidae species in Australia. More...
Hardback 312 pages
ISBN: 9781486307470
Price: AU$195.00