RESOURCES - Books - General Wildlife & Care

Here is a list of available reference books. Some of the older books may be out of print, but you may still be able to find them in libraries, and through specialist or second-hand book stores. Please contact us to let us know your favourites, please include the title, publisher and ISBN.  If you'd like, also a short description of why you like it!

CARE OF AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE Erna Walraven (New Holland) ISBN
1 86436 505  6
 
CARING FOR AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BIRDS Heather Parsons (Kangaroo Press) ISBN
0 86417 956 1
 
CARING FOR AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE Sharon White (Australian Geographic) ISBN
1 86276 021 7
152 pp. Some very helpful information including some growth charts , and quick reference chart in the front. A useful book for wildlife carers.
FAUNA OF AUSTRALIA Various (CSIRO) ISBN
0 644 06055 7
0 644 05484 0
0 644 05483 2
Several Volumes. Extremely useful reference information on the biology and behaviour of Australian Fauna
         
HABITAT GARDEN
Attracting Wildlife to your garden
Peter Grant (CSIRO) ISBN
0 73331 279 9
144 pp. Shoes how to create gardens that will attract wildlife suited to the local climate and soil conditions.
(2004 RRP $27.95)
NEST BOX BOOK, THE  (Gould League Press) ISBN
1 875687 34 3
63 pages with colour and B&W illustrations. Basic layouts and dimensions of over 25 different nest boxes for possums, gliders, birds and bats. (2004 RRP $10.95)
NEST BOXES FOR WILDLIFE: A Practical guide Alan & Stacey Franks (CSIRO) ISBN
1 876473 20 7
90 Page paperback with colour illustrations. Shows how to build different nest boxes for different species. ($16.96 RRP 2004)
PLATYPUS: The extraordinary story of how a curious creature baffled the word Ann Moyal (Allan & Unwin) ISBN:
1 56098 977 7
2002, 226 pp. Includes a history of the 'discovery' of the platypus, and the debates that followed. Some of the early sketches are almost humorous given our current knowledge of the animal. Provides insights not only into the biology of the platypus, but the history (and politics) of biology.
TRACKS, SCATS AND OTHER TRACES Barbara Triggs (Oxford Press) ISBN
0 19 853643 6
Useful for anyone wishing to find or identify animals by their traces (including droppings and tracks).  Includes photos of scats from various species, as well as photos of tracks, dens, diggings etc. Comes highly recommended.
TREE HOLLOWS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN AUSTRALIA Philip Gibbons and David Lindenmayer (CSIRO) ISBN
0 643 06705 1
2002, 211 pp. Explores the diverse array of wildlife (over 300 species) which make their homes in natural hollows, and the problems being faced with the loss of old forests.
WILD LIFE, A Mare Carter (Bantam) ISBN
1 86325 293 2
 
WILD NEIGHBOURS Ian Temby (Citrus Press) ISBN
0 97510 235 4
2005, 256 pp. B&W. Looks at dealing humanely with wildlife in the suburbs: possums on the roof, rats in the ceiling, marauding cockatoos, ducks in the swimming pool; how to tell the difference between an antechinus and a house mouse etc. RRP $35.95

      (updated March 2005)

 

     

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