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            Australia: 300 Years of Botanical Illustration

            Australia: 300 Years of Botanical Illustration (Hardback)

            By Hewson, Helen

            • RRP: $79.99
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            This millennium publication offers a definitive overview of the way in which Australian plants have been depicted over the past three centuries. It provides an insight into the relationship between art and science. The book covers the European discovery and exploration of Austral...ian plants.
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            ISBN 9780643063662
            Published AU 1 Dec 1999
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Bird Way
             

            The Bird Way (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ackerman, Jennifer

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            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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            Planet Elephant

            Planet Elephant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Matson, Tammie

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            From the jungles of Borneo, to the civil strife of Assam, to the black markets of Vietnam, Dr Tammie Matson continues her quest to help reduce the human-elephant conflict around the world. In this follow-up to her bestselling memoir Elephant Dance, Tammie takes on the black marke...ts of Asia.
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            ISBN 9781742612072
            Published AU 1 Aug 2013
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Animal Homes

            Animal Homes (Paperback)

            Continued by Parish, Steve

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            The Nature Watch collection introduces children to Australia's astounding native animals. Nature Watch - Animal Homes is jam-packed with information and fun facts about Australian habitats and the cute animals that live in them. So take an adventure in learning and connect a chil...d to nature today! Ages 5+.
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            ISBN 9781741935431
            Published AU 1 Jan 2010
            Publisher Pascal Press
            Interest Age Children
            Series Nature Watch
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            Phasmid: Saving The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect
             

            Phasmid: Saving The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (Hardback)

            By Cleave, Rohan; Illustrated by Tulloch, Coral

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            The stunningly illustrated true story of the Phasmid and its remarkable journey back from extinction.

            ISBN 9781486301126
            Published AU 1 Sep 2015
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age Children
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            Stingers Snappers and Stabbers
              

            Stingers Snappers and Stabbers (Hardback)

            By Rohr, Ian

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            The full-colour photography and fascinating facts will introduce children to the natural world. Ages 10+.

            ISBN 9781921073021
            Published AU 1 Oct 2006
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Kew Gardens Girls: A wartime saga in official partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
             

            The Kew Gardens Girls: A wartime saga in official partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

            By Lovell, Posy; Read by Aldington, Annie

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            • Pub Date
              14 Jul 20

            A wartime saga that highlights the role of women at Kew Gardens, licensed publishing with heritage brand Kew Gardens

            ISBN 9781409193272
            Released AU 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            It Can't Be True! Animals!: Unbelievable Facts About Amazing Animals

            It Can't Be True! Animals!: Unbelievable Facts About Amazing Animals (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Packed with mind-blowing facts and awesome illustrations, this brilliant book explores the weird and wonderful world of animals. Did you know the weight of one blue whale is the same as 32 Asian elephants? Can you believe that the quantity of sugary nectar a hummingbird needs to ...sip each day to keep its wings beating is equivalent to a human drinking 2,880 cans of fizzy drink! But it can't be true , you say. Yes, it really is! It Can't Be True!Animals brings you record-breaking facts, amazing true stories of heroic animals, and unbelievable animal activity that you can see for yourself. Eye-popping photos, and unique illustrations show you what the numbers mean, comparing the extraordinary with the familiar. From the coconut crab that grows bigger than a basketball to the ruppel vulture that soars higher than an aeroplane, this unique book for kids shows you what other books can only tell you. With stories across all the main animal groups - invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals - It Can't Be True! Animals is the perfect book for children who are curious about animals.
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            ISBN 9780241340684
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Mars: Explore the mysteries of the Red Planet

            Mars: Explore the mysteries of the Red Planet (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Has there ever been life on Mars? Will we be living there soon? HOW?! Discover the past, present, and future of the mysterious red planet in this beautiful non-fiction book for kids. The launch of Mars rovers by NASA, Europe, and China in 2020 will be the biggest science news of ...the year, and will reveal more about Mars than ever before. Get ahead with this amazing new book, which explores the evidence for past life on Mars, what's happening there now, and what it might look like to one day live on the red planet. Discover incredible space technology, learn how to spot the planet in the night sky throughout the year, and find out if YOU'VE got what it takes to join the teams travelling to Mars in the coming years. Children will adore this essential guide to the red planet. Incredible images and fun illustrations will ignite their imagination and give them a fascinating insight into what the future might hold...
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            ISBN 9780241409589
            Released AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            What's the Point of Maths?

            What's the Point of Maths? (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Incredible historical and contemporary stories explore the often surprising origins of the maths we use today, from number sequences to trigonometry. Crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers will amuse and entertain even the most reluctant math students. Find out ...why an hour has 60 rather than 100 minutes and how prime numbers keep the internet working. Colourful and uncluttered illustrations make mathematical explanations easy to grasp in seconds and make this user-friendly book simple to navigate and a joy to browse and read. What's the point of maths? is perfect for those who need some inspiration when it comes to numbers. It combines stories from history with simple visual explanations to bring maths to life. From spotting a bargain to talking to computers, from filling in a giant sinkhole to becoming a trillionaire, it shows children why core maths ideas were invented and how to apply them today - in the classroom and the real world! Accompanying the fascinating stories are puzzles, games, and amazing facts, as well as a lively challenge to help bring each of the topics to life. Stylish, colourful illustrations make the maths fun and unintimidating, while simple diagrams and steps make explanations easy to grasp in seconds. Throughout the book, worked examples show readers how to solve simple maths challenges, encouraging children to improve their maths skills with hands-on practice. A vocational theme runs throughout the book, showing why maths is a vital skill in many fields of life, from science and entertainment to sport and travel.
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            ISBN 9780241343524
            Released AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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