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Welcome to the latest edition of the Landlinks Catalogue from CSIRO PUBLISHING, feauring a range of titles on sustainable agriculture, the environment and natural resource management of particular relevance to Australian conditions.
Biodiversity & Ecology
Ecology & Management
Farm Management
Field & Regional Guides
Food & Beverages
Fruit, Vegetables & Flowers
Health & Welfare
  Heritage & History
Landscape Architecture
Livestock Management
Mammals & Marsupials
Planning & Design
Reptiles & Amphibians
Techniques & Design
Weeds, Pests & Diseases

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AgroforestryTop of Page

Chainsaw Operator's Manual
Chainsaw Safety, Maintenance and Cross-cutting Techniques
The ultimate guide to basic chainsaw operating techniques covering safety, maintenance and cross-cutting.
2009 - Landlinks Press - 64pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643097414 -    $29.95

ArchitectureTop of Page

Warm House Cool House
Inspirational Designs for Low-Energy Housing
Nick Hollo
Provides valuable advice to help keep our homes cool in summer and warm in winter with little or no cooling and heating by appliances.
2011 - Choice Books - 272pp
Paperback - 9781742232966 -    $44.95

Making Your Home Sustainable
A Guide to Retrofitting
Derek F Wrigley
Sustainable ideas, using natural energies, to improve existing houses in a cool-temperate climate.
2012 - Scribe Publications - 144pp
Paperback - 9781921844171 -    $45.00

Biodiversity & EcologyTop of Page

Land Use Intensification
Effects on Agriculture, Biodiversity and Ecological Processes
David Lindenmayer, Saul Cunningham, Andrew Young
Can science suggest new approaches to reducing the conflict between productive land use and biodiversity conservation?
Jul 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 168pp
Paperback - 9780643104075 -    $49.95

Reducing the Impacts of Development on Wildlife
James Gleeson, Deborah Gleeson
Practical measures to reduce the impacts of development on terrestrial wildlife, promoting ecologically sustainable development.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 248pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9780643100329 -    $89.95

BirdsTop of Page

Birds of Prey of Australia
A Field Guide
Stephen Debus
An illustrated field guide to diurnal raptors, a bird group that many people find among the most difficult birds to identify.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 208pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643104365 -    $39.95

BuildingTop of Page

The Owner Builder
Leeza Sipek, Matthew Sipek, Hazel Foote
An easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to building your dream home in a financially responsible manner.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 248pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643100428 -    $45.00

Stone House Construction
Sarah Gunn
A comprehensive study of Australian stone building techniques in a residential context.
May 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 232pp
Paperback - 9780643096370 -    $69.95

Termites and Borers
A Home-Owner's Guide to their Detection, Prevention and Control
Philip Hadlington, Ion Staunton
A consumer-oriented and compact handbook written in plain English for a general audience.
2006 - UNSW Press - 80pp
Small Paperback - 9780868408279 -    $19.95

Build Your Own Wood-Fired Oven
From the Earth, Brick or New Materials
Alan Watt
A treasure trove of guidance and wisdom, advice based on years of practical and personal experience.
2011 - Rosenberg Publishing - 112pp
Paperback - 9781921719028 -    $24.95

DomesticatedTop of Page

Plants Poisonous to Horses
An Australian Field Guide
Mellisa Offord
A field guide for horse owners to help them prevent plant poisoning in their horses.
2006 - RIRDC - 121pp
Paperback - 9781741513110 -    $30.00

Managing Horses on Small Properties
Jane Myers
A comprehensive guide to the management of horses and land for owners of small properties.
2005 - Landlinks Press - 224pp
Paperback - 9780643090675 -    $49.95

Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities
Luke Dixon
Features everything an urbanite needs to know to start keeping bees.
2012 - Timber Press USA - 184pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781604692877 -    $24.99

Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry
Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Gamebirds
Glenn Drowns
The only book you need to naturally and humanely raise a wide range of poultry, from chickens and turkeys to waterfowl and game birds.
2012 - Storey Publishing, USA - 464pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781612120003 -    $24.99

Working Sheep Dogs
A Practical Guide to Breeding, Training and Handling
Tully Williams
Reveals little known methods for training and handling sheep dogs in the most effortless manner.
2007 - Landlinks Press - 280pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643093430 -    $29.95

Ecology & ManagementTop of Page

Australia's Poisonous Plants, Fungi and Cyanobacteria
A Guide to Species of Medical and Veterinary Importance
Ross McKenzie
A full-colour, comprehensive guide to the major poisonous plants in Australia affecting both livestock and humans.
Jun 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 976pp - Colour photographs
Hardback - 9780643092679 -    $195.00

EnergyTop of Page

Small-Scale Wind Power Generation
A Practical Guide
Jamie Bull, Gavin DJ Harper
This remarkable book provides a thorough grounding in the technology used to make power from the wind.
2011 - Crowood Press, UK - 160pp
Paperback - 9781847972101 -    $42.95

Clean Energy, Climate and Carbon
Peter J Cook
Outlines the global challenge of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 232pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9780643094857 -    $39.95

Farm ManagementTop of Page

Managing for Healthy Soils
AgGuide Series
Explores the secrets of soil, our most basic agricultural resource.
2012 - NSW Department of Primary Industries - 190pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781742562544 -    $34.00

AgGuide Series
Contains 12 chapters and over 120 diagrams covering building a fence.
2009 - NSW Industry & Investment - 102pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9780731306220 -    $25.00

Property Planning
AgGuide Series
Property planning is a key part of caring for your land.
Jun 2012 - NSW Department of Primary Industries - 146pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781742563022 -    $30.00

Field & Regional GuidesTop of Page

Grasses of Temperate Australia
A Field Guide
CA Lamp, SJ Forbes, JW Cade
Includes notes on habitat, distribution, use, control as a weed, and toxicity.
2001 - Bloomings Books - 332pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9780646411897 -    $59.95

FireTop of Page

Essential Bushfire Safety Tips
Joan Webster OAM
New edition lists over 2000 tips to help you make an effective bushfire plan.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 184pp
Small Paperback - 9780643107809 -    $29.95

Living with Fire
People, Nature and History in Steels Creek
Christine Hansen, Tom Griffiths
This deeply moving book examines how one community rebuilt and redefined itself following the Black Saturday fires.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 200pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9780643104792 -    $49.95

Food & BeveragesTop of Page

The Pickled Pantry
From Apples to Zucchini, 150 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, Chutneys & More
Andrea Chesman
Contemporary recipes for pickling everything from apples to zucchini.
2012 - Storey Publishing, USA - 304pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9781603425629 -    $24.99

The Cook's Bible of Ingredients
Margaret Brooker
An invaluable reference source for anyone who loves to cook or who just loves food.
Jun 2012 - New Holland - 272pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781780092461 -    $35.00

Fruit, Vegetables & FlowersTop of Page

Gardens for All Seasons
Mary Horsfall
Celebrates the role of gardens in our lives and advises on the timing of tasks in the Australian gardening year.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 336pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643106765 -    $49.95

The Small Food Garden
Growing Organic Fruit and Vegetables at Home
Diana Anthony
Based on organic principles, this practical, well-illustrated guide takes you through all the basics to successfully grow fresh produce.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 112pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643108233 -    $29.95

The Fruit Gardener's Bible
A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden
Leonard Perry, Lewis Hill
Shows backyard gardeners how to successfully grow organic fruit at home.
2011 - Storey Publishing, USA - 320pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9781603425674 -    $29.99

What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?
100% Organic Solutions for All Your Vegetables, from Artichokes to Zucchini
David Deardorff, Kathryn Wadsworth
Teaches you how to keep your vegetables healthy so they're less susceptible to attack.
2011 - Timber Press USA - 252pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781604691849 -    $29.99

Pruning for Flowers and Fruit
Jane Varkulevicius
The best groomed and most productive garden is easy when you know how your plants work and what to prune when.
2010 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 224pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9780643095762 -    $39.95

The Organic Backyard Vineyard
A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Your Own Grapes
Tom Powers
Features everything a wine lover needs to build and care for a backyard vineyard.
2012 - Timber Press USA - 176pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781604692853 -    $24.99

GrassesTop of Page

Grasses of Coastal NSW
Harry Rose, Carol Rose
An easy to use reference to the grasses of NSW, including the methods of identifying species.
2012 - NSW Department of Primary Industries - 184pp - Colour photographs
Spiral Bound - 9781742562605 -    $20.00

Health & WelfareTop of Page

Poisonous to Pets
Plants Poisonous to Dogs and Cats
Nicole O'Kane
The must-have guide to toxic plants for dog and cat owners.
2011 - poisonous2pets - 336pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780980634808 -    $39.95

Heritage & HistoryTop of Page

First Vintage
Wine in Colonial New South Wales
Julie McIntyre
This beautifully illustrated and sumptuously produced book explores the forgotten history of the early Australian wine industry.
2012 - UNSW Press - 304pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9781742233444 -    $49.99

HorticultureTop of Page

The Grapevine
From the Science to the Practice of Growing Vines for Wine
Patrick Iland, Peter Dry, Tony Proffitt, Steve Tyerman
Explores the links between the scientific principles and the practice of viticulture.
2011 - Patrick Iland Wine Promotions - 320pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9780958160551 -    $165.00

InfrastructureTop of Page

Farm Water
AgGuide Series
For anyone who wants the best from their water supplies in a rural area.
2012 - NSW Department of Primary Industries - 140pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781742562612 -    $28.00

InvertebratesTop of Page

Life in a Gall
The Biology and Ecology of Insects that Live in Plant Galls
Rosalind Blanche
Introduces the Australian native insects that induce galls on plants and the plant species that host them.
Jun 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 80pp - Colour photographs
Small Paperback - 9780643106437 -    $29.95

A Guide to Australia's Spiny Freshwater Crayfish
Robert B McCormack
Covers all 52 species of Euastacus Crayfish found in Australia, the largest of the 10 genera of Australian freshwater crayfish.
Jul 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 248pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643103863 -    $59.95

LandcareTop of Page

Restoring Natural Areas in Australia
Robin A Buchanan
TAFE teacher and author Robin Buchanan returns with her updated book.
2009 - NSW Industry & Investment - 264pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9780731306213 -    $44.00

Planting for Wildlife
A Practical Guide to Restoring Native Woodlands
Nicola Munro, David Lindenmayer
Provides the latest information on restoring woodlands, with particular emphasis on plantings as habitat for wildlife.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 96pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643103122 -    $39.95

Growing Australian Native Plants from Seed
For Revegetation, Tree Planting and Direct Seeding
Murray Ralph
Outlines methods used to propagate native species from seed for small or large scale revegetation, tree planting or direct seeding projects.
2003 - Bushland Horticulture - 156pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9780646428666 -    $29.95

Weeds of the South-East
An Identification Guide for Australia
FJ Richardson, RG Richardson, RCH Shepherd
A fully updated comprehensive identification guide for weeds in the south-east region of Australia.
2011 - RG and FJ Richardson - 546pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9780980388534 -    $79.95

Coastal Plants
A Guide to the Identification and Restoration of Plants of the Perth Region
Kingsley Dixon
The definitive guide to the common 100 plants of the Perth coastal region, including the key species used in coastal restoration.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 288pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643100473 -    $39.95

Landscape ArchitectureTop of Page

Australian Planting Design
Paul Thompson
This new edition identifies and explores all aspects of developing better planting designs on any scale.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 272pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643107014 -    $39.95

Livestock ManagementTop of Page

The Bee Book
Ann Cliff
Anyone interested in growing food, who wants to find out what a beehive or two will give them will find this book an indispensible introduction to keeping bees.
2010 - Hyland House - 144pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9780947214609 -    $21.95

Keeping Your Own Free-range Pigs
A Beginner's Guide to Raising Porkers, Baconers and Backfatters
Jen Owens
This book will guide you in feeding and housing your pigs in a caring and cost-effective way.
2011 - Hyland House - 144pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781864471175 -    $24.95

Getting Started in Free Range Poultry
AgGuide Series
Includes both meat and egg production, breeds, rearing, health, housing and nutrition.
2010 - NSW Industry & Investment - 176pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9780731306237 -    $36.00

Poultry Agskills
A Practical Guide to Farm Skills
David Brouwer
Provides a basic guide to some of the skills and practices of poultry production.
2008 - NSW Department of Primary Industries - 76pp
Paperback - 9780731306069 -    $27.00

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds
Carol Ekarius
The definitive guide for farmers, breeders, backyard chicken keepers and unabashed poultry fanatics.
2007 - Storey Publishing, USA - 288pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9781580176675 -    $49.95

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens
Care, Feeding, Facilities
Gail Damerow
This thoroughly revised third edition has all the information you need to successfully keep chickens.
2010 - Storey Publishing, USA - 448pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9781603424691 -    $29.99

The Backyard Duck Book
For the Love of Ducks
Nyiri Murtagh
An Australian guide to duck husbandry for hobby farmers, breeders, exhibitors and pet owners.
Jun 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 168pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643106512 -    $39.95

Dairy Agskills
A Practical Guide to Farm Skills
Michael Ison
Provides a basic guide to some of the skills and practices of dairy production.
2008 - NSW Department of Primary Industries - 92pp
Paperback - 9780731306091 -    $27.00

Running a Small Beef Herd
Fiona Baker
Provides an introduction to beef production for those about to enter the industry as well as an ongoing reference.
2008 - Landlinks Press - 176pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9780643094154 -    $49.95

Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle
Heather Smith Thomas
Whether you’re raising one cow or a herd, this is the go-to reference you need.
2010 - Storey Publishing, USA - 352pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9781603424547 -    $29.99

The Backyard Goat
An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Goats
Sue Weaver
Makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of owning goats, with no experience necessary.
2011 - Storey Publishing, USA - 224pp
Paperback - 9781603427906 -    $19.99

Running a Small Flock of Sheep
David G Hinton
Provides information on how to successfully manage a small flock of sheep.
2006 - Landlinks Press - 192pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9780643092754 -    $49.95

Lambs for the Freezer
A Guide to Small-Scale Production
Sue Kendrick
Guides you through the whole process of breeding, rearing and ultimately filling your freezer with home produced lamb.
2011 - Crowood Press, UK - 128pp
Hardback - 9781847972699 -    $42.95

Chicken Coops
45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock
Judy Pangman
A collection of 45 building plans that is sure to meet the needs of any chicken owner.
2006 - Storey Publishing, USA - 166pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781580176279 -    $34.95

Mammals & MarsupialsTop of Page

Australia's Amazing Kangaroos
Their Conservation, Unique Biology and Coexistence with Humans
Ken Richardson
Provides an authoritative source of information and insight into the world of this intriguing marsupial.
Jul 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 240pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643097391 -    $49.95

Planning & DesignTop of Page

Changing Land Management
Adoption of New Practices by Rural Landholders
David Pannell, Frank Vanclay
Key insights for decision-makers as they assist rural communities adapting to changed circumstances.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 208pp
Paperback - 9780643100381 -    $79.95

ProductionTop of Page

Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking
The Ultimate Guide for Home-Scale and Market Producers
Gianaclis Caldwell, Ricki Carroll
The book every cheesemaker will want as their reference.
2012 - Chelsea Green Publishing Company, USA - 368pp
Paperback - 9781603583329 -    $47.99

Make It Safe
A Guide to Food Safety
CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences
Provides comprehensive and practical guidance on how to control food safety hazards.
2010 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 296pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643095687 -    $39.95

Reptiles & AmphibiansTop of Page

Australian Lizards
A Natural History
Steve K Wilson
A journey through the remarkable life of lizards and how they survive in a complex world of predators and competitors.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 208pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643106406 -    $49.95

SoilsTop of Page

Australian Soils and Landscapes
An Illustrated Compendium
Neil McKenzie, David Jacquier, Ray Isbell, Katharine Brown
A unique compendium of the most important and widespread soils of Australia and their associated landscapes.
2004 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 432pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9780643069589 -    $99.95

SustainabilityTop of Page

Creating Rain Gardens
Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden
Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, Apryl Uncapher
Covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rainwater garden at home.
2012 - Timber Press USA - 208pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9781604692402 -    $29.99

Outside the Magic Square
A Handbook for Food Security
Lolo Houbein
Considers issues of food security and offers solutions at the street, neighbourhood and global levels.
2012 - Wakefield Press - 408pp
Paperback - 9781743050118 -    $45.00

Free-Range Chicken Gardens
How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard
Jessi Bloom, Kate Baldwin
For anyone who wants a fabulous garden where colourful chickens happily roam.
2012 - Timber Press USA - 224pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781604692372 -    $24.99

Sustainable Food
Michael Mobbs
Help reduce the carbon emissions associated with growing, processing, transporting, selling and disposing food.
2012 - Choice Books - 248pp
Paperback - 9781920705541 -    $45.00

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change
Preparing Australian Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for the Future
Chris Stokes, Mark Howden
A fundamental resource for preparing Australia's primary industries for the challenges and opportunities of climate change.
2010 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 296pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643095953 -    $64.95

Going Bush
A Tree-changer's Guide to Successful Country Living
Edward Mundie
Warns you of the pitfalls, and then shows you in clear, practical steps how to turn your dream into reality.
2010 - Hyland House - 216pp
Paperback - 9781864471106 -    $29.95

Resilience Practice
Engaging the Sources of Our Sustainability
Brian Walker, David Salt
Applies resilience thinking to real-world situations and explores how systems can be managed to promote and sustain resilience.
Aug 2012 - Island Press, USA - 240pp
Paperback - 9781597268011 -    $39.99

The Coming Famine
The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It
Julian Cribb
A strong and positive call to action to address an impending planetary food crisis.
2010 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 264pp - Illustrations
Paperback - 9780643100404 -    $29.95

Techniques & DesignTop of Page

The Weed Book
Identifying and Removing Weeds and Introduced Species from Your Garden
Mark A Wolff
Learn how to easily identify and understand some of our more common garden weeds.
2011 - New Holland - 208pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781877069932 -    $24.95

WaterTop of Page

The Value of Water in a Drying Climate
Tor Hundloe, Christine Crawford
Are we making the best use of water? How do we judge this?
Jun 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 256pp
Paperback - 9780643101609 -    $59.95

Flood Country
An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin
Emily O'Gorman
Explores the different ways in which floods have been understood and managed in the inland since Australia’s colonisation.
Aug 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 280pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643101586 -    $49.95

Weeds, Pests & DiseasesTop of Page

Controlling Invertebrate Pests in Agriculture
Jessica Page, Paul Horne
Provides a detailed examination of the application of pesticides and how they may be integrated into more holistic approaches.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 128pp
Paperback - 9780643103351 -    $49.95

Biological Control of Weeds in Australia
Mic Julien, Rachel McFadyen, Jim Cullen
Detailed information on over 90 weed species that have been targeted for biological control.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 648pp - Colour photographs
Hardback - 9780643099937 -    $180.00

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