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Animal Husbandry

Poultry Books

Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations
Poultry Feeding in Tropical and Sub Tropical Countries
Published by the UNFAO.
c 1960 PB 94pp a bit worn but clean and readable firm binding (13)

Dorothy Reading
A Guide to keeping Poultry in Australia
1985 HB 141pp gc. Essential reading for all poultry keepers. with numerous illustrations. Pictorial laminated boards (15)

Rick Kemp
Pure Breed Poultry Raising
Kangaroo Press
  1985 PB 60pp. Essential reading for the hobby farmer (20)

Katie Thear, Alistair Fraser
The Australian and New Zealand Complete Book of Raising Livestock and Poultry
Australian and New Zealand Book Co
1980 224 pp PB A Self Sufficiency Guide. Binding loose and fc partially detached but all complete and clean inside.(18)

$25 the Lot

Weight 1.9kg. Postage in Australia $14



Errol Beutel & Faye Schutt

The Indispensable Goat
Queensland Pioneers and their Goats
Central Queensland University Press
2000 pb  234 pages slight water damage some pages crinlk, all readable no pages struck. ISBN: 1876 780 21 5. Nowadays we tend to hear only bad news about the menace of feral goats. But from the 1870s to the 1960s it was a totally different story. As the pioneers and settlers made their historic treks to the furthermost corners of vast Queensland, they were always accompanied by herds of goats. Goats provided the fresh milk and meat that ensured survival in the harsh interior. As the settlement towns grew in the north and the west, so too did each town's resident herd of goats.
Goats became inextricably linked with the daily rituals of country life. They became much loved family pets and sometimes much hated community pests. They were adventurous, curious, invasive and indomitable. They took over school verandahs and playgrounds. Harnessed to speedy gigs with child jockeys they became the celebrated racing and jumping champions of a whole state. n this book hundreds of people from every corner of Queensland remember the goats of their childhood with undying love. Through their goats they are in fact telling us the social history of our state. Nowadays goat breeders proudly display their pedigree saanen, angora and kashmiri champions every year at the Ekka.
$12  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $25.95 New
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Introduction to Livestock Production including Dairy and poultry
W.H.Freeman . 1962 1st Ed. hb 787pp grey cloth VGC no dj. pastic covered 240mm x 160mm wt1.5kg



Feeding Farm Animals
The Pastoral Review
1961 revised Ed HB no dj GC 283 pp + adverts 220mmx140mmx500gms
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $14-24
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Principles and Methods of Animal Breeding
Angus & Robertson Sydney
1960 Revised Ed. hb with dj (repaired) green cloth GC very clean 220 x 140mm x 600gms
$10  Bookfinder $20+






Beef in Northern Australia
ANU Press
 1971 1st Ed hb brown cloth with gilt on spine no dj, ISBN: 070810343X
1971 1st Introduction by Sir John Crawford. Eight pp. photos, five maps, and 23 tables. Canberra, Australia: Australian National University Press, 1971. First edition. ISBN 070810343X. Economic study of the cattle industry in Northern Australia, assessing the requisite public policy initiatives that would support increases in Australian beef production. A very good copy in a lightly worn jacket. Keywords: Australia Business Ranching Cattle Industry Beef Production Agricultural Economics
$10   Bookfinder $15+


Struggle for the North
Australasian Book Society
, 1966; Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7 3/4 " - 9 3/4 " tall. xxii + 218 pp.with index,b/w.illus.,ep.maps,d/j. torn, and edge wear,the book itself is very good and very clean,the author discusses the problems faced in the sparsely populated northern part of Australia. Weighs 440 gm.
$4   Bookfinder $8+





AIYER  AK Yegna Narayan

Field Crops of India - With special Reference to Mysore
Publisher: , .Ist Ed 1947; pp. xv + 652, Plates, Index, Appendices, Tables, 250 x 150mm
Wt 1.2kgs.
$35    Bookfinder $45 - $60


Publisher: Faber and Faber. London. 1959.; How to grow and breed Asparagus. 2nd edition with two new chapters and other additions Illustrated, 184pp. very good in worn dustwrapper.
$7  Bookfinder $12+
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Roland Breckwoldt

Wildlife in the Home Paddock
Nature Conservation for Australian Farmers
Angus and Robertson 1986 reprint hb dj  348 pp ISBN 0207147477  240mmx160mmx920gms Photos/charts/diagrams. Essential reading for anyone interested in the practicalities of nature conservation in Australia. VGC
Bookfinder  $18 - $40 +
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Frank Crawford

The Weekly Times Farmers' Handbook
Herald and Weekly Times Melbourne
5th Ed undated but c1950. Firsts published 1943  HB brown cloth marked. p3 torn. 216p. 260mmx190x600gms. A comprehensive selection of constructive and practical information which has appeared in the pages of The Weekly Times. Covers all aspects of farming eg. Bovine anatomy, poultry, pigs sheep, horses, farm machinery, home gardening, dogs and cats, tanning hides, making concrete posts and hundreds more topics
$20   Bookfinder $60

Richard W Langer

Grow It! The Beginner's Complete In-Harmony-with-nature Small Farm Guide 
1st Avon printing Feb 1973 4th Printing pb fair fc taped to spine spine worn binding firm and clean inside po name 600gms 205 x 135mm
$5    Bookfinder $10 +   


Aquaculture and Fisheries

Australian Government Publishing Service

Ecologically Sustainable Development Working Groups
Final Report Fisheries
Australian Government Printing Service 
1991 sc Li + 202 pp  isbn 0642169365.

Final Report on Fisheries (ESD [ecologically sustainable development] Working Groups, 1991) Dr Roy Green  Chairman

This report was one of nine released as a result of the ESD process undertaken in the early 1990s. The approach adopted by the Working Group in relation to fisheries was based on ‘ecosystem management', thereby recognising that fisheries do not operate, and cannot be managed, in isolation from other management considerations. Under a heading of ecosystem management the Working Group considered coastal zone management and the need for a national coastal zone management strategy, the role of marine protected areas in maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity, the state of the aquatic environment, concern about introduced exotic organisms, and the needs of freshwater fisheries. The Working Group also focused on the administrative and institutional arrangements that impact on fisheries and made a number of recommendations about public sector management arrangements, along with recommendations on issues such as by-catch, fishing capacity and controls, and recreational fishing. Jurisdictional arrangements, education and training needs, and topics such as aquaculture, Indigenous fishing and value-adding in the industry were also considered.

Recommendations: The Final Report on Fisheries contained 31 recommendations including: (1) that Australian fisheries management be undertaken within an ecosystem management framework; (3) that resource users should be directly represented in all decision-making processes and institutional arrangements for coastal zone management; (5) that all levels of government initiate urgent action to ensure the conservation of critical habitats for wild fish; (7) that the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC)... develop national guidelines for a 'state of the aquatic environment' reporting mechanism; (21) that fishers (commercial and recreational) develop and adopt codes of practice to encourage ecologically sustainable development.

Status: Submitted to government in late 1991. General ESD strategy accepted by all spheres of government. Fisheries management agencies accept general recommendations (e.g. 1, 5).

$25   Bookfinder  $

Neville Coleman

Australian Sea Fishes South of 30° South
1980 1st Ed HB black cloth no dj some condensation spoiling 297pp 290mmx220mmx1.2kg .
With almost 300 col photos. Each species has described : family, common & scientific names, habitat, distribution, depth, feeding etc. Australian Sea Fishes is a colour guide to the sea fishes of southern Australia. From the ocean surface to over 1,000 metres below, with almost 300 colour photographs, this guide describes one-third of Australia's marine fish families
Bookfinder  $15

Neville Coleman

Australian Sea Fishes North of 30° South
1986 reprint hb yellow cloth 297pp 290mmx220mmx1.4kg dj slight marks on cover but clean and fim inside po inscrption ifc. The author has written numerous books on Australian fish.M
ap endpapers, colour photographic title & frontis pages, almost 300 full-colour photographs and location maps, index, and author biography. A definitive identification guide to fishes in northern Australian tropical waters, identifying many not previously depicted in colour. Each species is accompanied by details of family, common and scientific names, original author and date, habitat reference, distribution data, depth range, adult size, food habits, and any other special characteristics. Much of this information has not previously been available in book form.
Bookfinder  $12- $37

Ian J Dight  and William Gladstone

Torres Strait Baseline Study :
Pilot Study Final report June 1993
Trace Metal Concentrations in Sediuments and Selected marine Biota etc
Great barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
1994 July revised reprint. Softcover 295mmx210x800gms

John S.Lake

Australian Freshwater Fishes
1978 sc 160pp  GC  185mmx130x270gms. A Field guide
Index, colour photos to aid identification of freshwater fish, native fish and introduced species. Maps and detailed text
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $21
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Peter Owen and Jim Bowden (editors)

Freshwater Aquaculture in Australia
Rural Press Queensland
1986 1st Ed siftcover isbn0958849307 168 pp 235mmx170mmx400gms covers all aspects of Freshwater aquaculture see pic


Canberra. 1993. North Australia Research Unit - A.N.U. & Torres Strait Island Coordinating Council.1st Ed. XII, 52 PP with 2 maps plus 4 pages "Executive Summary, Marine Strategy for Torres Strait (MaSTS)" . Pict. card cover. Wt 400gms
29.6 x 20.8. Conservation, environment, development... of the Torres Strait Islands.
Front cover torn near spine and some pages dog-eared otherwise good copy
 Bookfinder  $45+



Big Game Fishing      
Fishing in Australia Fly  Fishing    

Big Game Fishing


Fishing in Australia

Fishing Books 2 - Seven Books

Memorable Coarse Fish
Burlingto Publishing Anglers News
c.1953 HB DJ(worn/torn) 115 pp. inside clean and firm.Chapters on Barbel, bream, carp, chub, dace, perch, pike, roach, rudd, tench, and an appendix on the carp catchers" club. Green cloth wt163gms(10)

Cliff Parker
The Fishing Handbook to end all Fishing Handbooks
Wolfe Publishing
1973 HB DJ 119pp GC po inscr.irc " A Splendiferous present for any angler"  Cliff Parker, humorist in residence at the Angling Times through the 1970's, explains the finer points of the art.     wt 300gms (6)

Harold Vaughan
The Australian Fisherman's Companion
Ure Smith
1991 SC DJ 229pp GC The book is exactly what the title suggests; a handy, easy to follow manual that every fisherman could take along on every fishing trip, because it is a complete guide to 240 species of Australian fish. Each one is clearly identified, with a colour photograph, precise description, and details of habitat and growth, advice on rig and bait and suitability for eating. the colour illustrated DJ wt339gms (11)

Rodger Hungerford
How to catch 100 Fish
1984 pb 72pp 152pp Describes The Most Commonly Caught Fish In Australia.    po inscr ifc    wt150gms (10)

Ross Cusack & Mike Roennfeldt
Fishing the Wild West
St Georges Books
1988 208pp HB Illustated covers no DJ An emphasis on saltwater fishing the WA coastline, estuaries and offshore, with also a small reference to freshwater fishing opportunities   wt641gms (15)

Guide to Fishes

Queensland Government 1975 3rd Ed. HB GC. Forward by Joe Bjelke-Petersen.640pp
Covers hve slight marks but overall GC and clean inside .with 307 colour and 257 b/w plates.A guide to fishes of Queensland     wt2.1kg (20)

Jack Pollard
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Fish
Bantam Books
1991 1st Ed HB 314pp Illustrated covers no DJ Over 600 Australasian Fish and how to catch them fully illustrated, including 200 colour paintings by Walter Stackpool wt 1.2kg (20)

$45 the Lot

Weight 4.9kg    Postage in Australia $18



Martin Bowerman

Fishing Australia
PR Books
1987 reprint SC  VGC169pp 285mmx215mmx800gms. including index with numerous b/w & full color photographs
Bookfinder  $7 - $20


Fishing Books 1 - Five Books inc Scream of the Reel Jack Pollard

GREGORY'S FISHING GUIDE Compliled in association with Australian Outdoors magazine.Sydney, Gregory's Guides and Maps, 1965. 4th Edition. Pict. stiffened wrappers, maps, illust., figures, adverts., pp. 320. Paper browned, edges sl. foxed else fine. 500gms 225mm x 140mm

$ 7   Bookfinder $12+

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Jack Pollard, (ed)

Deep-Sea, Beach, Estuary and Inland Angling in Australian and New Zealand Waters

Lansdowne Sydney 1997 Reprint Dust Jacket Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hard Cover Near Fine 1863025871 B/w plates & illus., 317pp.
$12 Bookfinder  $16

John Ross
Streams of Dreams
Apple Press
1999 160pp HB DJ VGC A Guide to the best Flyfishing around the world. wt1.16kg (20)

Peter Goadby
Big Fish and Blue Water
Angus and Robertson
1980 4th Revised Ed. HB no DJ covers worn and binding loose. 334pp The complete book about saltwater gamefishing and sportfishing in the Pacific. wt1.01kg (25)

Fish and Fisheries of Australia
Angus and Robertson
1957 reprint HB no dj 343pp binding a little loose. wt960gms green cloth cover slight marks. with 63 colour plates and 21 b/w plates and 10 text figures
appendices, index of scientific names, general index. Fp plate seems to be missing.(20)

$45 the lot

weight 4.2 kg         Postage in Australia $18


Frank Marshall

Lets Go Surf Fishing
Angus and Robertson 1968 reprint dj (Marked) some borer damage but clean and firm inside 220mmx140mmx400gms 124pp. For many years recognised as one of Australia's most successful surf anglers
Bookfinder  $10 - $35


Fly Fishing



Cliff W.Emmens

The Marine Aquarium in Theory and Practice
TFH Publications
 1975 hb illustrated covers isbn087666446x  208pages280mmx210mmx1kg. Marine fish-keeping has made great strides in the last few years and this book shows you how to keep salt water aquariums successfully.
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Peter Hunnam

The Living Aquarium
Ward Lock London
1981 hb cover marked  no dj GC isbn070636127x  240 pages  260x270mmx1.5kg All you need to know about keeping Marine and Freshwater fish. 240 pages, 10" x 10". Many colour photos
$25   Bookfinder  $42 Australia
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The Earth, Ecology & Enviromnmental Issues

      Wild Life Conservation
Australian National Rainforests Study

The Rainforest Legacy:
Volume 1 - The nature, distribution and status of rainforest types
Australian Government Publishing Service
, 1987 paperback in good condition 0644061634. 344pp
Rainforests cover less than 10% of the world's land surface and are home to half it's species of flora and fauna, and yet continue to me destroyed at an alarming rate
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $15
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Terry Gips

Breaking the Pesticide Habit
Alternatives to 12 Hazardous Pesticides
International Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
1987 VGC Softcover IASA Publication No.1987-1 ex lib. 275 x 210 x1.2 kg. Presents findings on alternatives to 12 hazardous, yet widely used pesticides. A well-documented and invaluable sourcebook on pesticides, alternatives and sistainable agriculture. In not only fills this important niche, but serves as a comprehensive resource guide, providing easy accesas to key technical materials, researchers, organizations and government agencies. It's all there." {David Katz
$10         Bookfinder $10 - $104

Lovelock, James  ++

THE AGES OF GAIA A Biography of Our Living Earth
Oxford University Press Oxford
1995 Second Edition Very Good-; Crease to bottom corner of front cover Paperback Index, further reading, charts and graphs. Clean text, light stain to top edge which does not intrude into margin. 280gms weight; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255pp isbn 0192861808
postage $5 within Australia
$10   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $17
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Wild Life Conservation


Wildlife Conservation
Angus and Robertson 1979 revised ed. hb no dj 416pp VGC brown cloth  240mmx160x1.1kg
The acclaimed study of Australia's Conservation problem.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $18
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Peter Matthiessen

African Silences
London 1991 pb VG POWERFUL AND SOBERING ACCOUNT OF THE CATACLYSMIC DEPREDATION OF THE AFRICAN LANDSCAPE AND ITS WILDLIFE.Well acclaimed, 'African Silences' explores the continent and captures the elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and other endangered creatures of the wild
 FIRST VINTAGE BOOKS EDITION, JULY 1992, 225PP.. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 5.25" X 8.0".  wt 400gms
$10  Bookfinder $20+

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Janet Healey

Good Old days  Good old Ways
Readers Digest
1999 1st Ed hb GC illus covers no dj ISBN: 0864493770  280mmx200mmx1.6mm 368 pages, index. Wisdom of the past for the needs of today, well illustrated with plenty of practical advice.Keywords: Home Economics Gardening Games Recipes Home Remedies House Cleaning
$12  Bookfinder $23+

MABEY  Richard

Food for Free - A guide to the edible plants of Britain
Pub Collins London First Ed 1972; Olive Cloth. Dust Jacket. This hardcover book is in good to very good condition and as new 220mm x 145 mm 
wt 500 gms 192 pages
Bookfinder $12
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