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Welcome to the latest online catalogue for The Natural Selection, featuring a range of titles available from CSIRO PUBLISHING on the natural world.

Biodiversity & Ecology
Earth Science
Ecology & Management
Field & Regional Guides
Flowering Plants
Freshwater Ecology & Hydrology
Fruit, Vegetables & Flowers
Heritage & History
Identification & Systematics
Leisure & Tourism
Mammals & Marsupials
Marine Ecology & Oceanography
Mosses & Fungi
Reptiles & Amphibians
Techniques & Design
Weeds, Pests & Diseases

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AstronomyTop of Page

Atlas of the Southern Night Sky
Steve Massey, Steve Quirk
A fascinating and educational handbook that provides amateur stargazers with all they need to appreciate the wonders of the night sky.
Jun 2012 - New Holland - 288pp
Paperback - 9781921517181 -    $45.00

Biodiversity & EcologyTop of Page

Reef and Rainforest
Michael McCoy
A unique photographic portrayal of the plants and animals in one of the world's most biodiverse regions.
2010 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 256pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643096950 -    $59.95

A Disappearing Landscape
David Lindenmayer, Mason Crane, Damian Michael, Esther Beaton
Discover the often-overlooked beauty of Australia's woodlands and native plants and animals they support.
2005 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 160pp - Colour photographs
Hardback - 9780643090262 -    $34.95

Science on Ice
Discovering the Secrets of Antarctica
Veronika Meduna
Follows deep-south scientists who huddle in tents and dive under ice to study ancient mud, fat fish, migrating penguins and fossilised forests.
2012 - Auckland University Press - 232pp - Colour photographs
Hardback - 9781869405830 -    $49.95

BirdsTop of Page

John Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds of Australia
Sue Taylor
Features exquisite full-colour lithographs reproduced from the National Library of Australia's copy of The Birds of Australia.
2012 - National Library of Australia - 256pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9780642277657 -    $49.95

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

The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia
Richard Thomas, Sarah Thomas, David Andrew, Alan McBride
A complete guide to locating every resident bird species in Australia.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 480pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643097858 -    $49.95

Field Guide to the Birds of Australia
Nicholas Day, Ken Simpson
Contains 132 superb full-colour plates showing all Australian bird species.
2010 - Viking - 392pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9780670072316 -    $39.95

Grassfinches in Australia
Joseph M Forshaw, Mark Shephard, Anthony Pridham
An up-to-date, fully illustrated monograph on all Australian species of grassfinches.
Aug 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 336pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9780643096349 -    $185.00

Attracting Birds to Your Garden in Australia
John Dengate
A practical and informative guide to attracting birds to your garden and encouraging them to take up residence.
2009 - New Holland - 208pp
Paperback - 9781864364118 -    $35.00

ClimateTop of Page

The Australian Weather Book
Understanding Our Climate and How It Affects Us
Dick Whitaker, Keith Colls
Describes Australia's climate and weather phenomena in a lively and readable way.
2012 - New Holland - 152pp
Paperback - 9781877069956 -    $29.95

Earth ScienceTop of Page

Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History
Eric Chaline
A beautifully presented guide to the minerals that have shaped and defined our lives.
Aug 2012 - Allen & Unwin - 224pp
Hardback - 9781742379500 -    $35.00

Australia's Meteorite Craters
Alex Bevan, Kenneth McNamara
Begins with ancient beliefs and myths about craters and then explains how they are actually formed and provides details of their structure.
2009 - WA Museum - 64pp - Colour photographs
Small Paperback - 9781920843960 -    $18.95

Ecology & ManagementTop of Page

Animal Architects
Building and the Evolution of Intelligence
James L Gould, Carol Grant Gould
Masterfully investigates how the structure an animal builds reveals the inner workings of its mind.
2012 - Basic Books - 336pp
Paperback - 9780465028382 -    $21.99

EducationTop of Page

Polar Eyes
An Antarctic Journey
Tanya Patrick, Nicholas Hutcheson
Beautifully-designed and illustrated interactive children's book brings Antarctica to life.
2010 - CSIRO Education Programs - 76pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9780643096103 -    $24.95

Field & Regional GuidesTop of Page

Native Plants of the Sydney Region
From Newcastle to Nowra and West to the Dividing Range
Alan Fairley, Philip Moore
A completely revised and updated edition of this classic handbook of the native plants found from Newcastle to Nowra.
2010 - Allen & Unwin - 640pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9781741755718 -    $59.99

Mistletoes of Southern Australia
David M Watson
The definitive authority on all 46 species of mistletoe found in southern Australia.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 200pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643095939 -    $49.95

Wildflowers of Southern Western Australia
Margaret Corrick, Bruce Fuhrer
This book is a unique and stunning guide to the beautiful wildflowers of Western Australia.
2009 - Rosenberg Publishing - 224pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781877058844 -    $39.95

Plants of the Victorian High Country
A Field Guide for Walkers
John Murphy, Bill Dowling
Will allow walkers in Victoria's High Country with little botanical knowledge to identify plants that they are most likely to encounter.
Aug 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 152pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643104631 -    $29.95

Legumes and Herbs of Coastal NSW
Harry Rose, Carol Rose, Trevor Rose
An easy to use reference to the non-grass plants, including legumes, ferns, sedges, rushes and other herbs identified by flower colour.
2011 - NSW Industry & Investment - 196pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781742560656 -    $20.00

Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia
Leon Costermans
Virtually all species of native trees and larger shrubs in this area are described in a scientifically accurate, but accessible, style.
2009 - New Holland - 432pp
Paperback - 9781877069703 -    $45.00

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

FishTop of Page

Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia
Gerald R Allen, Roger Swainston, Jill Ruse
Full colour illustrations by leading Australian marine artists, Roger Swainston and Jill Ruse.
2009 - Western Australian Museum - 256pp
Paperback - 9781920843397 -    $35.00

Flowering PlantsTop of Page

A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia
Philip Moore
A handy reference for both the amateur and professional botanist detailing over 800 inland plants.
2005 - New Holland - 504pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9781876334864 -    $49.95

Freshwater Ecology & HydrologyTop of Page

Waterplants in Australia
A Field Guide
GR Sainty, SW Jacobs
Features 150 waterplants, including introduced weeds, potential weeds, common native species and native species.
2003 - Sainty & Associates - 428pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9780958105514 -    $65.95

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

GrassesTop of Page

Australian Grasses
A Gardener's Guide to Native Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Grasstrees
Nick Romanowski
Describes around 200 species of grasses, sedges, rushes, grasstrees and related plants.
2011 - Hyland House - 192pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781864471168 -    $29.95

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

Heritage & HistoryTop of Page

Curious Minds
The Discoveries of Australian Naturalists
Peter Macinnis
Looks at the long line of naturalists who have traversed Australia in search of new plants and animals.
2012 - National Library of Australia - 250pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9780642277541 -    $39.99

Burke and Wills
The Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition
EB Joyce, DA McCann
Reveals for the first time the true extent and limits of the scientific achievements of the Burke and Wills Expedition.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 368pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9780643103320 -    $59.95

Southern Light
Images from Antarctica
David Neilson
These outstanding landscape and wildlife photographs reveal a part of the grandeur and mystery of this great southern realm.
Jun 2012 - Snowgum Press - 306pp - Colour photographs
Hardback - 9780958575317 -    $98.00

Mr JW Lewin
Painter and Naturalist
Richard Neville
A fascinating look at John William Lewin’s life and work.
2012 - NewSouth Publishing - 272pp
Paperback - 9781742233277 -    $39.99

Identification & SystematicsTop of Page

Australian Native Plants
John W Wrigley, Murray Fagg
Handy, concise edition of the phenomenally successful Australian Native Plants.
2007 - New Holland - 400pp
Paperback - 9781877069406 -    $45.00

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World
A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species
Fred Dortort
A comprehensive guide to more than 2000 succulents.
2011 - Timber Press USA - 344pp - Colour photographs
Hardback - 9780881929959 -    $59.99

InvertebratesTop of Page

A Museum Victoria Field Guide
Lisa Goudie, Mark Norman, Julian Finn
Introduces naturalists, beachcombers, divers and others to sponge species commonly encountered in southern Australia.
2012 - Museum Victoria - 144pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780980381399 -    $19.95

A Guide to the Beetles of Australia
George Hangay, Paul Zborowski
A well-illustrated guide that provides a fascinating introduction to this huge and diverse group of insects.
2010 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 248pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643094871 -    $49.95

Learning to Love Them
Lynne Kelly
Introduction to the hairy, but not so scary, creatures that share our homes and gardens.
2009 - Allen & Unwin - 288pp
Paperback - 9781741751796 -    $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

The Waterbug Book
A Guide to the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Temperate Australia
John Gooderham, Edward Tsyrlin
Full of practical tips about where to find various animals, and what their presence can tell about their environment.
2002 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 240pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643066687 -    $49.95

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

LandcareTop of Page

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

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

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

The Untrained Environmentalist
How an Australian Grazier Brought His Barren Property Back to Life
John Fenton
The true story of how John Fenton transformed his family's run-down sheep farm into a lush oasis.
2010 - Allen & Unwin - 320pp
Paperback - 9781742370194 -    $35.00

Leisure & TourismTop of Page

Walks, Tracks and Trails of New South Wales
Derrick Stone
More than 140 of the best walks, tracks and trails in New South Wales, covering the best the state has to offer.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 280pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643106901 -    $39.95

Walks, Tracks and Trails of Victoria
Derrick Stone
More than 150 of the best walks, tracks and trails in Victoria, covering the best the state has to offer.
2009 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 296pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643095878 -    $44.95

The Prom
Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia
Travis Easton
Features magnificent photographs of the popular spots all those familiar with the promontory know and love.
2011 - Travis Easton Landscape Photography - 80pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780957866966 -    $24.95

Mammals & MarsupialsTop of Page

Field Companion to Mammals of Australia
Steve Van Dyck, Ian Gynther, Andrew Baker
Genuinely practical in the outdoors, the book includes accounts of 389 species and newly developed, comprehensive identification keys.
2012 - New Holland - 512pp - Colour photographs
PVC cover - 9781877069819 -    $45.00

Gliding Mammals of the World
Stephen Jackson, Peter Schouten
A synthesis of all that is known about the biology of this diverse and intriguing group of mammals.
Aug 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 232pp - Colour illustrations
Hardback - 9780643092600 -    $99.95

A Natural History of Australian Bats
Working the Night Shift
Greg Richards, Les Hall, Steve Parish
Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, this is the first book on Australian bats focusing on their natural history.
Jun 2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 192pp - Colour photographs
Hardback - 9780643103740 -    $79.95

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

Marine Ecology & OceanographyTop of Page

The Sea
A Photographic Celebration of the First Wonder of the World
Nic Compton
This spectacular book showcases some of the most stunning images of our oceans.
2011 - A & C Black - 160pp - Colour photographs
Hardback - 9781408146651 -    $69.99

The Atlas of Coasts and Oceans
Mapping the World's Marine Areas
Don Hinrichsen
Considers the impact of climate change, industrial growth, tourism, pollution and over-fishing as well as the steps being taken towards conservation.
2012 - Earthscan - 128pp
Paperback - 9781849712071 -    $32.00

Australian Marine Life
The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters
Graham J Edgar
Descibes 1,450 of the most commonly seen plants and animals of the region and includes notes on their habitat and distribution.
Jun 2012 - New Holland - 528pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781921517174 -    $60.00

Mosses & FungiTop of Page

A Field Guide to Australian Fungi
Bruce Fuhrer
A definitive field guide covering more than 500 fungi species with 548 superb colour photographs.
2010 - Bloomings Books - 360pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781876473518 -    $49.95

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

A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia
Steve Wilson, Gerry Swan
Provides accounts of more than 900 species of reptiles in Australia.
2010 - New Holland - 560pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9781877069765 -    $49.95

Living with Snakes and Other Reptiles
Simon Watharow
Explains how to deal with these much-maligned creatures in a smart and risk-free manner.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 160pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643097216 -    $29.95

Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia
Michael J Tyler, Frank Knight
This revised and updated guide provides concise accounts of all the known frogs of Australia.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 200pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9780643103986 -    $49.95

Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia
A Guide with Keys
Marion Anstis
An indispensable tool for those interested in frogs and frog identification.
2007 - New Holland - 272pp - Colour illustrations
Paperback - 9781877069499 -    $34.95

Field Guide to the Frogs of Queensland
Eric Vanderduys
A comprehensive photographic guide to the 132 species of frogs in Queensland, Australia’s most species-rich state.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 208pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643106307 -    $45.00

Techniques & DesignTop of Page

Pest-repellent Plants
Organic Solutions to Garden and Household Pests
Penny Woodward
Along with an A-Z of pest-repellent plants, this edition includes many other organic solutions.
Apr 2012 - Hyland House - 160pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9781864471182 -    $29.95

Weeds, Pests & DiseasesTop of Page

Wetland Weeds
Causes, Cures and Compromises
Nick Romanowski
A comprehensive guide to wetland weeds covering both native and introduced species.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 184pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643103955 -    $49.95

WildlifeTop of Page

A Field Guide to Wildlife of the Australian Snow Country
Ken Green, William Osborne
A comprehensive field guide to Australia’s high mountain fauna and environment—an environment that extends for more than five degrees of latitude.
Aug 2012 - New Holland - 304pp
Paperback - 9781877069833 -    $34.95

Brad Purcell
A fresh perspective and enlightened view about dingoes and dingo management.
2010 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 176pp
Paperback - 9780643096936 -    $39.95

Australasian Nature Photography
ANZANG Ninth Collection
South Australian Museum
Showcases the best photographs of animals, plants and landscapes taken in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.
2012 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 112pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643108264 -    $39.95

Australasian Nature Photography
ANZANG Eighth Collection
South Australian Museum
Showcases the best photographs of animals, plants and landscapes taken in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.
2011 - CSIRO PUBLISHING - 112pp - Colour photographs
Paperback - 9780643104259 -    $39.95


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