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            1000 Butterflies: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Beautiful Butterflies
             

            1000 Butterflies: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Beautiful Butterflies (Hardback)

            By Hoskins, Adrian

            • RRP: $40.00
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            1,000 Butterflies is the perfect accompaniment to the author's first title on Butterflies of the World. This title will be the best book of its kind on the market anywhere in the world serving as essential reference for butterfly enthusiasts everywhere, from amateurs right throug...h to academics.
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            ISBN 9781921517563
            Published AU 1 Jul 2016
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species

            The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ham, Anthony

            • RRP: $32.99
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            In 2011, Australian journalist Anthony Ham embarked on a journey into the world of lions. Haunted by the idea that they might disappear from the planet in our lifetime, he ventured deep into Sub-Saharan wilderness, seeking answers from conservation researchers, zoologists, local ...activists, and traditional peoples alike as to why lions are disappearing and what can be done to save them from extinction. In The Last Lions, Anthony brings readers with him on his quest, along the way revealing the latest extraordinary science surrounding the earth's dwindling lion populations and their surprising relationship to mankind. Each chapter is part gripping campfire story, part deeply researched investigation of lion habitats, and a jumping off point to explore larger mysteries of the natural world. Through Anthony's vivid storytelling - which weaves together natural history, ancient lore, and multidisciplinary science - we glimpse a world where human populations are growing and wild lands are shrinking; where lions and indigenous peoples fight not for reign of the land but for their very existence. By the book's end, readers will be enlightened, entertained, and engaged with the fate of these embattled creatures and the surprising ways they might be saved.
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            ISBN 9781760875756
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Bird Way

            The Bird Way (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ackerman, Jennifer

            From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds - how they live and how they think. 'There is the mammal way and ther...e is the bird way.' This is one scientist's pithy distinction between mammal brains and bird brains- two ways to make a highly intelligent mind. But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviours they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries. What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive. They're also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own - deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also, ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. Some of these extraordinary behaviours are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of- well - birdness- A mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own. Young birds that devote themselves to feeding their siblings and others so competitive they'll stab their nestmates to death. Birds that give gifts and birds that steal, birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves, birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special call - and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter. Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Ala
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            ISBN 9781925713763
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Eat, Play, Love (Your Dog): The Ultimate Guide for Every Dog Owner

            Eat, Play, Love (Your Dog): The Ultimate Guide for Every Dog Owner (Paperback)

            By Shannon, Lara

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Eat, Play, Love (Your Dog) is the book that every dog owner needs.

            ISBN 9781741177053
            Published AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets

            Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets (Paperback)

            By Moussaieff Masson, Jeffrey

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            Our society is still learning how to dignify the relationship between a pet and their human with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and centre. In examining the special bond betwe...en pets and their people, Jeffery Moussaieff Masson validates the grief that we feel when a special pet dies. Lost Companions is full of poignant stories about dogs, cats, horses, birds, wombats and other animals that beautifully illustrate the strong bond humans form with them. A heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet by the New York Times bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love, Lost Companions is a thought-provoking book on pet loss. Masson takes a personal approach, allowing readers to explore their own responses, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialize our best friends.
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            ISBN 9781922351159
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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            The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect
             

            The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Williams, Wendy

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            • Pub Date
              7 Sep 20

            An enthralling look at one of the world's most beautiful and resilient animals, and the role they play in our ecosystem Butterflies are beloved across the globe, adorning gardens, parks and zoos. Their feats are staggering - monarchs migrate thousands of kilometres each year. The...y are smarter than we think - some species have learned to fool ants into taking care of them. Their beauty has led many to obsession - lepidopterists (butterfly-seekers) have died in search of particular species, frenzied and driven mad in the pursuit of colour. What draws us to these creatures so intensely? Why do they live so briefly? How do they get their colours? Science journalist Wendy Williams investigates butterflies across the globe, their habitats and those dedicated to studying them. She examines the ancient partnership between butterflies and humans, and the ways we depend on them today - from a bellwether on climate change to a source of life-saving medical technology. For lovers of Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus and Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees, this melodious book reveals the inner lives of these special creatures and shows why they continue to fascinate us. Touching, eye-opening and profound, it is a love letter to these vanishing species, and a celebration of the beauty and joy they bring to our world.
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            ISBN 9781760642532
            Published AU 7 Sep 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Australasian Nature Photography - AGNPOTY: The Year's Best Wildlife and Landscape Photos 2020
              

            Australasian Nature Photography - AGNPOTY: The Year's Best Wildlife and Landscape Photos 2020 (Hardback, 17th edition)

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              28 Aug 20

            The bioregion that encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back more than 80 million years, to the break-up of the great southern continent of Gondwana. The South Australian Museum and Australian Geographic focu...s on enhancing a general knowledge of this extraordinary legacy by encouraging photography of the region's nature and landscapes, and promoting it in an annual competition to find the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. Australasian Nature Photography: The year's best wildlife and landscape photos is a collection of award-winning and shortlisted images from the 2019 competition. Each image is accompanied by technical information as well as anecdotes from the photographers on how each photograph was taken. There are also useful insights from the judges, which help to shed light on how they came to select the winning images.
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            ISBN 9781925847826
            Published AU 28 Aug 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series AUSTRALASIAN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
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            Living With Dogs: A commonsense guide
              

            Living With Dogs: A commonsense guide (Paperback)

            By Wirth, Dr Hugh

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            For almost thirty years Dr Hugh Wirth has been an ABC Local Radio pet expert, answering listeners' questions on everything from how to deal with a dog's bad breath to the best way to house train them.

            ISBN 9780733328886
            Published AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Wonder Dogs
              

            Wonder Dogs (Paperback)

            By Holt, Ben

            • RRP: $19.99
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            Wonder Dogs contains numerous amazing tales that demonstrate the astonishing bravery of some very heroic canines - from trained guide dogs to loved pets and homeless strays.

            ISBN 9781743313855
            Published AU 1 Dec 2012
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Living With Cats: A Commonsense Guide
              

            Living With Cats: A Commonsense Guide (Paperback)

            By Wirth, Dr Hugh

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            For almost thirty years Dr Hugh Wirth has been an ABC Local Radio pet expert, answering listeners' questions on everything from how to deal with a cat's hunting instinct to the best way to clean their teeth.

            ISBN 9780733328893
            Published AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age 14+ years
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