BOOKS Reference Text
|Australian Marine Life
544pp, 1300 colour photographs, hard cover
AU$76.95 inc GST
AU$69.95 ex GST
The definitive guide to the spectacular animals and plants
of Southern Australian Waters including Tasmania. Marine scientist Dr Graham
Edgar describes 1200 of the most commonly seen plants and animals of temperate
waters where many species rival their tropical relatives in colour and
ornamentation - especially the vividly coloured molluscs. It includes notes
on their habitat and distribution, and more than 1300 full colour photographs.
The book is organised in Taxonomic order and is detailed enough to be of
value to academic biologists whilst being an invaluable guide for divers,
beachcombers and those who fish.
|Australian Marine Shells
Australian and Indo Pacific Marine Gastropods
In two volumes
A beautiful two volume set which describes and illustrates over 2400 species of marine gastropods. A guide to identification and up to date information on geographic distribution, classification and natural history with extensive reference to relevant contemporary literature. Each volume contains a glossary of terms and detailed references to taxonomy and biology of gastropods. Each is casebound and section sewn for strength and durability. The two volumes are available as a set in an attractively bound deluxe slip case, to provide protection and easy access on the library shelf.
Volumes 1 & 2
AU$242.00 inc GST
AU$220.00 ex GST
Volumes 1 & 2 in Deluxe Slip Case
AU$275.00 inc GST
AU$250.00 ex GST
|Australian Marine Shells (Volume 1)
370pp, 44 colour plates, line illustrations, colour
photographs, hard cover
AU$126.50 inc GST
AU$115.00 ex GST
This volume describes and illustrates gastropod species
from limpets to parasitic eulimids. It contains comprehensive coverage
of Australian cowries including those rare and outstandingly beautiful
species that are of such interest to collectors plus all the more common
species found throughout the Indo Pacific region. It has an extensive introduction
with a discussion of gastropod classification and biology. It introduces
collecting and preserving shells, their biology and nomenclature.
|Australian Marine Shells (Volume 2)
408pp, 53 colour plates, line illustrations, colour
photographs, hard cover
AU$126.50 inc GST
AU$115.00 ex GST
A discussion of the classification and biology of the
carnivorous neogastropods and detailed descriptions of species from the
murex shells to the terebras. The volutes and cones are strongly featured.
|Compendium of Seashells
R T Abbott & S P Dance
411pp, 4200 colour photographs, hard cover
AU$125.00 inc GST
AU$113.64 ex GST
A comprehensive full colour identification book on marine
shells of the world compiled by two of the world's leading malacologists.
All categories of marine shells are described and illustrated, including
individual photographs, geographical and ecological information on hundreds
of species of cowry, cone, volute, scallop, helmut and many others. This
beautiful and authoritative reference volume contains 4200 colour photographs
and is designed to facilitate rapid location and identification of almost
every shell likely to be found in a private collection or shell shop.
|Corals of the World
J E N Veron
3 volumes, over 1300 pp, full colour, hard cover in slip case
AU$265.00 inc GST
AU$240.00 ex GST
Student Price AU$145.00 inc GST
AU$131.80 ex GST
Institution Price AU$TBA inc GST
AU$TBA ex GST
This is one of the most comprehensive, authoritative and spectacular productions ever given to a group
of marine organisms and is the end product of 30 years of research by author Dr John ("Charlie") Veron. This 3
volume set is an extravaganza of colour and art and includes 900 distribution maps and details on the nature of the
species, reproduction and dispersal, structure, geographic history and evolution. 1 in 10 species covered are new to science.
Dr Veron's award winning 'classic' Corals of Australia & the Indo Pacific is completely eclisped by this publication!
|Coral Reef Animals of the Indo Pacific
TM Gosliner, David W Behrens & Gary C Williams,
314pp, 1100 colour photographs, soft cover
AU$65.95 inc GST
AU$59.95 ex GST
A scientific field guide to coral reef invertebrates
of the Indo Pacific region. Over 1100 species are described and clearly
illustrated with high quality photographs using a picture index key which
makes identification easy and enjoyable. It contains information on distribution,
ecological interactions and other natural history. It is an essential reference
for every reef diver, biologist and aquarist.
|Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and
J E Randell, G R Allen & R C Steene
532pp, 1100 colour photographs, hard cover
AU$87.95 inc GST
AU$79.95 ex GST
The long awaited revised volume of this popular book
contains an extra 32 pages. This lavishly illustrated compendium has exhaustive
coverage of over 1100 species, or more than 90% of the regions reef fishes.
Every species is illustrated with an added bonus of photographic coverage
of the juvenile, female and male in species differing according to their
developmental stage or sex. Although reef fishes are the primary focus
of this book, a special section on billfishes, tunas and mackerels is included
especially for anglers. A must for all divers, anglers, underwater naturalists
and professional biologists.
|Mollusca, the Southern Synthesis
Authors - Various contributions
1250pp, 200 colour & 500 black & white photographs, 2500 colour illustrations,
hard cover (bound in 2 volumes, not sold separately)
AU$324.50 inc GST
AU$295.00 ex GST
This is the most comprehensive and authoritative treatment
yet of Australia's marine, freshwater and terrestrial molluscs. It is a
significant international reference, with contributions from 70 authors
and 7700 papers in the primary literature are cited. Most molluscan families
described are also found in the Northern Hemisphere, making this title
an essential reference for malacologists worldwide. A series of overviews
are provided at one or more level for the phylum and six classes, introducing
accounts for the 423 molluscan families presently recognised in the region.
At each level details are presented on morphology and physiology, natural
history, biography and phylogeny, history of discovery and economic significance.
There is also comprehensive coverage of the fossil record. A glossary and
30 000 entries in the index ensure ready access to information in the text
|Tropical Pacific Invertebrates
Dr. Patrick Colin & Charlie Arneson,
296pp, 1470 full colour photographs, soft cover
AU$124.95 inc GST
AU$113.59 ex GST
A most comprehensive guide to marine invertebrates of
the Tropical Pacific and Indo Pacific oceans. This volume was written by
two experienced scientists and blends scientific accuracy with the sheer
beauty of this incredible diverse group of animals. Many of the species
have never been illustrated before and are new to science. An essential
reference book for divers, marine scientists and nature lovers.
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