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Echidnas of Australia and New Guinea
Augee, Michael & Goodman, Brett;,
ISBN: 0868400467
University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 1993. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Musser, Anne. First Edition. 250 g; VIII, 76 pages, indexed, bibliography, illustrated with tables, diagrams, line drawings and four pages of colour photography. Photographic illustrated paperback binding. Aside from an accidental dog earring of the last page, the book is in very good condition. This book describes the echidna's lifestyle and the adaptations that have made it so biologically successful. Drawing on to centuries of scientific literature and years of devoted echidna research, the authors have come up with a fascinating book which will appeal not only to students of natural history but to the general reader. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Musser, Anne. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Mammals; Australia; ISBN: 0868400467. ISBN/EAN: 9780868400464. Inventory No: 0217701. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0217701  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Investigations into Generation, 1651-1828.
Gasking, Elizabeth,
Hutchinson, London, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 400 g; 192 pages, includes time charts, bibliography, index. Original dust jacket. Previous owner's name on front end page, rear panel of dust jacket has a pale stain, and minor rubbing of the edges; moisture line to the bottom of the dustwrapper from the underside. The term "generation" was used from antiquity until the beginning of the 19th century, for certain special biology studies in the field genetics. The present book deals with the history of investigations into generation between 1651 and 1828. The author is chiefly concerned with the interconnections between the factual discoveries on the one hand, and the theoretical opinions advanced by leading biologists on the other. She throws considerable light on the pressures and motives which influenced the scientists and determined their beliefs. -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Natural History -- Mammals; Inventory No: 0263065. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0263065  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Koala; Australia's Endearing Marsupial
Archer, Michael; Cronin, Leonard; Cork, Stephen; Hand, Suzanne; Smith, Malcolm & Phillips, Stephen,
ISBN: 0730101584
Reed Books Pty, Ltd, Frenchs Forest, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Diagrammatic. First Edition. 750 g; 136 pages, last page blank, indexed, includes bibliography arranged by chapter, illustrated with maps, colour, and black-and-white photographs, black-and-white line drawings, colour drawings etc. Photographic illustrated dust jacket. A very clean copy, with the dust jacket is slightly faded on the spine section and with a 0.5 inch tear at the top right of the rear panel. The advantages and disadvantages of life in a gum tree are clearly explained this excellent book, written by some of Australia's leading authorities on the koala. Many newly discovered facets of the koalas biology, evolution and lifestyle are revealed, together with a new look at the evolutionary relationships within the koala family. -- page 5 Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic and Diagrammatic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Mammals; Australia; ISBN: 0730101584. ISBN/EAN: 9780730101581. Inventory No: 0226153. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0226153  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Mammals of the Oceans
Martin, Richard Mark,
ISBN: 0091303907
Hutchinson, Richmond, Melbourne, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 350 g; 208 pages, illustrated throughout majority of black-and-white photographs, some colour plates, and some maps and line drawings. Includes appendix, of classification and check list of cetaceans, pinnipeds, and sirenians, a list of other species which visit the sea, a list of endangered species, and a glossary, select bibliography, and index. The colour illustrated dust jacket is badly torn and chipped, with loss on the bottom edge of both the front and rear panels. It is now protected. In this comprehensive survey all the known species are described, a large proportion in considerable detail. There are separate chapters dealing with the evolution and history of marine mammals, their status and distribution, their design and adaptation to their environment, their ecological role, their relations with prey and non-prey species, and in particular with their deadliest enemy -- man Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Mammals; ISBN: 0091303907. ISBN/EAN: 9780091303907. Inventory No: 0222031. Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0222031  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Mammals of Victoria ; Distribution, Ecology and Conservation
Menkhorst, Peter -- Editor,
ISBN: 0195537335
Oxford University Press In Association with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Melbourne, 1995. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 1.0 kg; VIII, 360 pages, end page colour illustrated maps of the natural regions of Victoria, text illustrated throughout with distribution maps and black-and-white photographs, and with a central section of 16 pages of colour photography. Colour illustrated dustjacket. The slightest of rubbing to the top and bottom of the blue papered spine. This book provides the 1st comprehensive, authoritarian book on the distribution, ecology, and conservation needs of all 139 mammals recorded in Victoria. These include introduced species and the marine mammals that inhabit or visit the coastline. Compiled by 8 noted mammalogists and supported by the expertise of a wildlife database specialist, it is based on more than 30 years' continuous work by wildlife biologists, Field naturalists, historians, wildlife managers, administrators, and computer programmers. -- Front fold over blurb Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Mammals; Australia; ISBN: 0195537335. ISBN/EAN: 9780195537338. Inventory No: 0235499. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Fine
Price: $176.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0235499  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Life of Mammals volume 2
Matthews, L. Harrison,
ISBN: 0876631405
Universe Books, New York, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 1.15 kg; 440 pages, includes chapter notes/references & index. 28 in text figures & 30 black-and-white photographic plates. Colour illustrated dustjacket. The top edge of the text block has foxing, there is a handling smudge on the front edge of the text block, previous owner's name and address at the top left of the front free end page. The dustjacket has abrasion mark approximately one 3rd of the way down from the top, on the spine section, and is slightly rubbed on the top edge. Now protected. In this, the 2nd volume, the author of use comprehensively an in depth the orders and families of mammals (with the sole exception of Primates, dealt with another book in the series), incorporating the latest available information about a large number of the approximately 4200 living species. -- Front fold over blurb. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Mammals; ISBN: 0876631405. ISBN/EAN: 9780876631409. Inventory No: 0231764. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0231764  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Lincoln Kangaroos
Morey, Geoffrey,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1962. First Edition
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 80pp., last blank. Photographic endpapers, both different, front endpaper showing and aerial photograph of urban Lincoln -- England, rear endpaper showing a rural scene, with kangaroos, in Australia. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white photographs taken by the author. Beige coloured faux leather boards with gilt writing embossed on front panel. Bumping to the head of the spine otherwise no defects really noted. Photographic dustwrapper, showing kangaroos superimposed over an illustration of a church, with blue background and white writing on front panel and is black and white on the spine. Dustwrapper the rubbed, faded and slightly grubby. Bumping to the top dustwrapper corners and to the top of the spine. There is a mark on the front panel, commensurate with removal of a sticker. The story of about how an English family cope with kangaroos as pets. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Mammals; Britain/UK; Inventory No: 0102115. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102115  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Professor and the Possum; A Plea for Preservation
Hunt, Harold,
ISBN: 0859140032
Mullaya Publications, Canterbury, Victoria, 1973. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Alex Wilde . First Edition. Signed by Author on Title Page. 95 g.; IV, 64 pages and acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Alex Wilde. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Alex Wilde, with white and black titles to the front panel and black titles to the back strip. Bumping and creasing to the book corners. The back strip and 0.5 " either side of the back strip has become faded. Marks and rubbing to the book panels. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Browning and foxing to the first few and last few pages of the text and the internal pages are brown. The story of the author who rescued a young ring tailed possum and the joys of having a possum as a pet, and the greater joy of letting the Possum go. Signed on the title page by the author. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Alex Wilde . Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Signed ; Conservation ; Natural History -- Mammals; Australia; Signed by Author on Title Page. ISBN: 0859140032. ISBN/EAN: 9780859140034. Inventory No: 0105921. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0105921  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Wolves (Natural History Series)
Lawrence, R. D.,
ISBN: 1550133500
Discovery Books, Toronto, Canada, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographic and line Drawing. First Edition. 600 g; 64 pages, illustrated with colour plates, and some black-and-white line drawings. Several distribution maps. Colour illustrated dustjacket with matching hardcover binding underneath. The dustjacket is rubbed across the top edge, with a small chip at the top right-hand corner of the front panel. There is no other damage to describe. Designed for the young reader, this book answers many questions about wolves. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic and line Drawing. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Mammals; ISBN: 1550133500. ISBN/EAN: 9781550133509. Inventory No: 0232493. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0232493  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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