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Investigations into Generation, 1651-1828.
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Investigations into Generation, 1651-1828.

By Gasking, Elizabeth

Hutchinson, London, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 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 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Natural History -- Mammals; Inventory No: 0263065. .

$10.55

The Complete Illustrated Thorburn's Mammals
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The Complete Illustrated Thorburn's Mammals

By Thorburn, Archibald

Wordsworth Editions, Ware, Hertfordshire, 1989. Reissued, 1st thus. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Archibald Thorburn. VII, 112 pages, last six pages blank, indexed. 50 full-page colour plates and many pen and ink drawings interspersed throughout the text with all the written descriptive material being Thorburn's own, based on long experience, much study, and careful observation; size, habitat, how, food and so on and summer and winter coats where appropriate. All listed in the contents pages by common, and Latin names. Aside from a 0.5 inch tear at the top left-hand side of the front panel of the dust jacket and a matching one at the top right of the rear panel, the book is in very good condition. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Archibald Thorburn. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Art & Design; Natural History -- Mammals; ISBN: 1853269239. ISBN/EAN: 9781853269233. Inventory No: 0250163. . 9781853269233 THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.

$17.58

The African Safari; The Ultimate Wildlife and Photographic Adventure
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The African Safari; The Ultimate Wildlife and Photographic Adventure

By Fetner, P. Jay

St. Martin's Press, New York, 1989. Second Printing. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good/Very Good. Illustrator: P. Jay Fetner -- Photographer. XVI, 678 pages, acknowledgements, foreword by George Plimpton, and bibliography. Illustrated endpapers, both different, front and paper: -- showing safari destinations on the front paste-down and on the free front end paper a map of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, on the rear endpapers safarist's guide to Kiswahili. The text is illustrated with one map and numerous beautiful colour photographs taken by the author. Also included is a photography guide and a country by country guide to the animal reserves and the best time to go. Brown coloured boards with gilt embossed zebra on the front panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. A hint of rubbing to the book corners. Photographic dustwrapper (wraparound) showing young elephants, with gilt titles to the front panel and backstrip. Colour photograph of author to the rear of fold over panel. " The African Safari is the definitive work on a fascinating subject -- bringing together for the first time the practical elements of planning a safari with a proper appreciation for the animals and their environment. If the reader is considering such a trip in the near future, he will find the text indispensable -- where and when to go, what to take, what to expect to see, how to look, and so forth. At the same time, the arm chair safarist can simply enjoy a vicarious vacation by looking at the finer safari photographs yet published and by learning about the animals from a sympathetic authority." -- from the front fold over panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage to report. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: P. Jay Fetner -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Africa ; Natural History -- Mammals; ISBN: 0312009690. ISBN/EAN: 9780312009694. Inventory No: 0250036. . 9780312009694 THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.

$28.12

Mammals of Victoria ; Distribution, Ecology and Conservation
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Mammals of Victoria ; Distribution, Ecology and Conservation

By Menkhorst, Peter -- Editor

Oxford University Press In Association with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Melbourne, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illustrator: Various. 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 9¾" - 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. . 9780195537338 THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.

$140.58

Wolves (Natural History Series)
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Wolves (Natural History Series)

By Lawrence, R. D

Discovery Books, Toronto, Canada, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographic and line Drawing. 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 9¾" - 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. . 9781550133509

$10.55

The Life of Mammals volume 2
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The Life of Mammals volume 2

By Matthews, L. Harrison

Universe Books, New York, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. 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 9¾" - 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. . 9780876631409 THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.

$10.55

Koala; Australia's Endearing Marsupial

By Archer, Michael; Cronin, Leonard; Cork, Stephen; Hand, Suzanne; Smith, Malcolm & Phillips, Stephen

Reed Books Pty, Ltd, Frenchs Forest, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Diagrammatic. 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 9¾" - 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. . 9780730101581

$17.58

Mammals of the Oceans

By Martin, Richard Mark

Hutchinson, Richmond, Melbourne, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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. . 9780091303907

$8.95

The Complete Illustrated Thorburn's Mammals
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The Complete Illustrated Thorburn's Mammals

By Thorburn, Archibald

Wordsworth Editions, Ware, Hertfordshire, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Archibald Thorburn. 1.8 kg; VII, 112 pages, last six pages blank, indexed. 50 full-page colour plates and many pen and ink drawings interspersed throughout the text with all the written descriptive material being Thorburn's own, based on long experience, much study, and careful observation; size, habitat, how, food and so on and summer and winter coats where appropriate. All listed in the contents pages by common, and Latin names. The previous owner received this book for her 16th birthday in 1990 according to the inscription at the top of the front end page. Otherwise aside from a 0.33 inch tear at the top left-hand side of the front panel of the dust jacket, the book is in very good condition. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Archibald Thorburn. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Art & Design; Natural History -- Mammals; ISBN: 1853269239. ISBN/EAN: 9781853269233. Inventory No: 0220312. . 9781853269233 THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.

$21.09

The Professor and the Possum; A Plea for Preservation
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The Professor and the Possum; A Plea for Preservation

By Hunt, Harold

Mullaya Publications, Canterbury, Victoria, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Alex Wilde . 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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. . 9780859140034 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$14.06

Echidnas of Australia and New Guinea
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Echidnas of Australia and New Guinea

By Augee, Michael & Goodman, Brett;

University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 1993. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Musser, Anne. 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 9¾" - 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. . 9780868400464 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

$22.37

Animals of Asia The Ecology of the Oriental Region

By MacKinnon, John Ramsay & MacKinnon, Kathleen

Cassell Australia, New South Wales, 1979. Revised Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. 900 g; 140 pages, includes bibliography, glossary, and index. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, text illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, charts. There is an erasure mark at the top right-hand corner of the front end page, where the pale orange colour has been run back to white. . Illustrated with over 120 colour photographs, maps and paintings, the clearly written text explains how the various species are adapted for life within their different environments, and their relationships with their animal neighbours in the intricate web of life. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Asia; Natural History -- Mammals; ISBN: 0726954667. ISBN/EAN: 9780726954665. Inventory No: 0215841. . 9780726954665 THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.

$14.06

The Lincoln Kangaroos

By Morey, Geoffrey

Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/Good. 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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. .

$10.22