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1. Admiralty (1940). [MAP] Mediterranean - Tunisia North Coast - Les Fratelli to Cap Carthage [Inset: Cap Farina Anchorage]. London: The Admiralty. N/a pp. Map, very large format (70 cm x 100 cm), single sheet, folded vertically once, fair condition reading copy, reverse heavily marked (with annotation, rubber stamp), notable edgewear. Admiralty chart no 1381 (Zc 1951), copyright 1940, printing 1951. From French Government charts to 1936. Contains coastal towns, rivers and hills, as well as extensive depth soundings off the coast. Our Book No: 16862. $30 AUD.

2. Albarede, Francis (2011). Geochemistry: An Introduction (Reprint, corrected ed). New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 342 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, tables, laminate lifting slightly bottom corner front cover, top corner front cover & few page corners little worn. The author uses a fresh approach to topics that range from measuring geological time to understanding of climate change. Three new chapters have been added to this second edition - stable isotopes, biogeochemistry, and environmental geochemistry. The book introduces the main parts of modern geochemistry for students across the earth and environmental sciences. ISBN: 9780521706933. Our Book No: 28021. $35 AUD.

3. Ampol (1962). [MAP] Ampol Road Map New South Wales. Sydney: Gregory's Guides and Maps / Halstead Press (Printers). 48 pp. Paperback small, good condition, stapled, colour maps, pages lightly toned, covers lightly foxed (front cover lightly scratched), minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1962, stated on title page for estimated population.) A small booklet of maps of NSW produced for sale in Ampol service stations. Our Book No: 16413. $20 AUD.

4. Archer, David (2010). The Global Carbon Cycle [Princeton Primers in Climate]. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 204 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white diagrams. This book is a short introduction to this essential geochemical driver of the Earth's climate system. The author uses clear and simple terms about the many ways the global carbon cycle is woven into the climate system. There is a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading, and explanations of equations, as well as a forward-looking discussion of open questions about the carbon cycle. The book is ideal for students, researchers, and anyone who wants to learn about this important subject. ISBN: 9780691144146. Our Book No: 29263. $20 AUD.

5. Archer, John (1996). The Water You Drink: How Safe is It? (1st ed). Sydney, Pearl Beach: Pure Water Press. 120 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, pencil annotation few pages, owner's written name. An informative and helpful book about Australian drinking water. It looks at current scientific research into the quality of our water and the options open to health conscious consumers. ISBN: 0646265245. Our Book No: 10089. $10 AUD.

6. Arnold, Caroline; Hewett, Richard (photos) (1990). Dinosaurs Down Under and other Fossils from Australia [Clarion Nonfiction]. New York: Clarion Books. 48 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (some full-page). A picture book about dinosaurs for young adults. ISBN: 0395691192. Our Book No: 7648. $10 AUD.

7. Aswathanarayana, U. (1995). Geoenvironment: An Introduction (1st ed). Rotterdam, Netherlands: A. A. Balkema. 270 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, figures, tables, biro underlining one page. The focus of the book is on the management of the geoenvironment. It seeks to explain how - through an understanding of the environmental processes that take place in rocks, soils, waters, sediments, air - the resources contained in them can be managed sustainably. Ecologically-sustainable industrial development, dynamics of the geoenvironment, the impact of mining on rocks, soils, water, consequences of natural disasters and the disposal of various kinds of waste are covered. ISBN: 9054106085. Our Book No: 22629. $30 AUD.

8. Attiwill, P. M. (editor).,Adams, Mark A. (editor) (1996). Nutrition of Eucalypts (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 440 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white figures, colour plates, tables, light foxing edges, minor foxing endpapers & flyleaf & few pages, covers little rubbed, top spine little creased, few scuffs fore-edges covers. Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A comprehensive survey of the work on eucalypts growing on old, highly weathered Australian soils, and eucalypts grown in plantations in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, India, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Written by contributors from around the world, this book brings us up to date with current developments in the nutritional management of commercial eucalyptus plantations. It includes a database of references on eucalypt nutrition, and will be a valuable reference source for students, foresters, tree breeders, agricultural scientists and soil conservationists. ISBN: 0643057579. Our Book No: 29220. $60 AUD.

9. Austin, J. B. (1968). The Mines of South Australia, including Also an Account of the Smelting Works in That Colony, together with a Brief Description of the Country, and Incidents of Travel in the Bush (Facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 109 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, light brown vinyl leather boards (gilt title spine), very good condition, card cover bound in, fold-out map at rear (small tear & partly detached), minor annotation. A survey of mines in South Australia, by John Baptist Austin, originally published in 1863. Includes extra unnumbered 21 pages of period adverts at the rear. (No 48 in this facsimile series.). Our Book No: 22114. $26 AUD.

10. Bailey, John (2001). The White Divers of Broome: The True Story of a Fatal Experiment (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 302 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos center spread, top corner front cover & bottom corner rear cover creased, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. In 1912 twelve RN-trained divers were sent to Broome to rid Australia of the 'taint' of the Asian pearl divers. Well researched and written with gripping narrative drive, this book is both a powerful piece of storytelling and an eye-opening look into Australia's hidden past in the early days of the White Australia policy. ISBN: 0732910781. Our Book No: 27913. $15 AUD.

11. Baillie, Allan (1986). Riverman. Melbourne: Nelson. 142 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, faint foxing top edge, slight crease front jacket (minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side). Tim has always been known as "Shrimp". In the rugged mining town of Zeehan, Tasmania, a four-foot kid is of no use to anyone. But the mine disaster of 1912 changed Tim's life dramatically and turns him into a man. He sets out with his Uncle Larry and a tough team of men on a dangerous voyage up the Franklin river. Life is hard and the river holds hidden perils - but Tim knows he must learn how to survive. ISBN: 017006753X. Our Book No: 22943. $10 AUD.

12. Behrens, Theodor Heinrich; Stevens, Richard E. (translator) (1988). Microscopical Identification of Organic Compounds (Reprint ed). Chicago: Microscope Publications. 234 pp. Paperback quarto, thin card covers, very good condition, tables, few figures, minor edgewear corners, few tiny creases & edge tears front cover, owner's rubber stamps including edges. From the German original "Organische Mikrochemische Analyse" by Behrens-Kley, published by Leopold Voss, Leipzig 1922. This translation represents the first systematic classification in English of organic materials, based on the microscopical properties of crystalline compounds and their derivatives. Our Book No: 25600. $55 AUD.

13. Bell, Keith (editor),Keller, Jorg (editor) (1995). Carbonatite Volcanism: Oldoinyo Lengai and the Petrogenesis of Natrocarbonatites (1st ed) [IAVCEI Proceedings in Volcanology]. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 210 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos (few in colour), figures, tables, minimal edgewear, owner's written name. First edition. This edited volume, based on two field expeditions, presents the results of recent research on the field relationships, volcanology, geochemistry and petrology of Oldoinyo Lengai in Tanzania, East Africa. It is the only active carbonatite volcano, and is also unusual for its high alkaline content (natrocarbonatites). Characteristics of the carbonatite flows such as their highly sodic mineralogy, their low eruptive temperatures and viscosities, as well as their association with nephelinitic and phonolitic flows, are all of major interest to igneous petrologists and volcanologists so as to better understand the evolution of carbonatities. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 3540582991. Our Book No: 15148. $80 AUD.

14. Benns, Matthew (2011). Dirty Money: The True Cost of Australia's Mineral Boom (1st ed). Sydney: William Heinemann / Random House. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, front cover lightly scratched, slight bump base spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The true story of Australia's mineral boom. It is a story of greed, corruption and murder. A book every Australian needs to read, because it is the story of our national wealth, and how those who have access to it are abusing the privilege. Includes environmental pollution, and exploitation of African nations. ISBN: 9781742750002. Our Book No: 26301. $18 AUD.

15. Beresford, Quentin, Bekle, Hugo, Phillips, Harry,Mulcock, Jane (2004). The Salinity Crisis: Landscapes, Communities and Politics (Updated ed) [Contemporary Issues]. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press. 335 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition, colour & black & white photos, tables. Updated edition (reprinted with 8p. epilogue). Salinity is destroying landscapes, communities and biodiversity across rural Australia. This book, the first attempt to provide a comprehensive explanation, describes the relentless drive for agricultural development from massive land-clearing programs, and highlights the decades of denial by governments that salinity was a problem. Acknowledges the pioneering efforts of local communities to fight salinity, and emphasizes the vision needed by governments to halt the damage now. ISBN: 1920694161. Our Book No: 22729. $30 AUD.

16. Bickel, Lennard; Hillary, Sir Edmund (foreword) (2000). Mawson's Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written (5th printing ed). Hanover, New Hampshire: Steerforth Press. 261 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, bottom corner front cover little creased, base spine little bumped, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of Douglas Mawson's ingenious practicality and unbreakable spirit and how he continued his scientific observations despite almost dying. When the expedition was completed Mawson had added more territory to the Antarctic map than anyone else of his time. The Australian author used the diaries of Mawson and other members of his expedition to tell this story. ISBN: 9781586420000. Our Book No: 29730. $13 AUD.

17. Blainey, Geoffrey (1965). Mines in the Spinifex: The Story of Mount Isa Mines (Revised ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 250 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, colour frontispiece, edges lightly foxed, edgewear jacket (edge tears, little chipped, small loss top spine). Revised edition. This fascinating book tells the slow rise to fame of the Mt Isa Mines, Queensland. The noted Australian historian has written a clear survey of the problems faced by Australia in the setting up of such projects. Our Book No: 25284. $18 AUD.

18. Blainey, Geoffrey (1993). The Golden Mile (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 184 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, black & white text-photos, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, top corner rear cover little bumped, minor edgewear, presentation label front free flyleaf. The history of the most productive goldfield in Australia, being one of the world's great gold nations, written to commemorate Kalgoorlie's centenary in June 1993. The gold mines have been worked continuously for 100 years, although a few times it came close to extinction. ISBN: 1863734805. Our Book No: 29318. $28 AUD.

19. Bonser, Phil,Woldendorp, Richard (photographer) (1988). Broome and the Pearl Coast (1st ed). Broome, WA: Phil Bonser Research and Presentation Pty Ltd. 40 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), few small scratches covers, minor edgewear, small crease fore-edge rear cover. A guide to the town of Broome, Western Australia, on the shores of Roebuck Bay, about 2200km north of Perth, and famous for its pearling industry. ISBN: 0731635388. Our Book No: 28760. $13 AUD.

20. Bowen, N. L.; Schairer, J. F. (new introduction) (1956). The Evolution of Igneous Rocks (Later ISBN ed). New York: Dover Publications. 334 pp. Paperback trade, stiffened cover, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Originally published in 1928, this classic book (long out of print) is here reissued with a new introduction. Has never been superseded as a starting point to understanding igneous rock formation. ISBN: 0486603113. Our Book No: 1635. $15 AUD.

21. Bowker, Michael (2003). Fatal Deception: The Untold Story of Asbestos: Why it is Still Legal and Still Killing Us (1st ed). USA: Rodale Press. 323 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos. Investigative journalist exposes the scandal of asbestos at Libby, Montana in America. The deadly fibres cause mesothelioma, a rare lung cancer. ISBN: 1579546846. Our Book No: 20439. $20 AUD.

22. Bowker, Michael (2003). Fatal Deception: The Terrifying True Story of How Asbestos is Killing America (1st p/b ed). New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster. 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned. Investigative journalist exposes the scandal of asbestos at Libby, Montana in America. The deadly fibres cause mesothelioma, a rare lung cancer. ISBN: 0743251431. Our Book No: 16709. $10 AUD.

23. Briggs, Asa (1990). Victorian Cities: A Brilliant and Absorbing History of Their Development (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 411 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, small crush fore-edge front cover, cover tips lightly worn, top corner tips few pages creased. In this companion volume to "Victorian People and Victorian Things", the author focuses on the cities of Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Middlesbrough, Melbourne (an example of a Victorian community overseas) and London, comparing and contrasting their social, political and topographical development. Full of detail, this book presents a unique social, political and economic bird's-eye-view of the past. ISBN: 0140135820. Our Book No: 27275. $15 AUD.

24. Brimblecombe, Peter (1986). Air Composition and Chemistry (1st ed) [Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 224 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, tiny tear top spine, spine lightly faded, base spine bumped, minor edgewear. About the atmosphere and man's influence on it. Discusses the geochemical, biological and maritime sources of the trace gases, atmospheric gases, suspended particles and rainfall, air pollution, decline in health, plant and animal damage, damage to constructional materials, interior pollution, acid rain, changes in global carbon dioxide and methane, and chemistry and pollution of the upper atmosphere. Will assist students of chemistry, environmental science, ecology, geography and health gain an understanding of air chemistry. ISBN: 0521275237. Our Book No: 25593. $15 AUD.

25. Brown, Warren (2015). Lasseter's Gold (The Mystery of Harold Lasseter and His Fabulously Rich Gold Reef in the Central Australian Desert). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. When Harold Bell Lasseter disappeared in 1930 it could have been the end of a mystery. Thirty-three years earlier he had staggered out of the desert, almost dead, his pockets bulging with gold, claiming to have found a 15-kilometre gold reef. The mystery deepened when he and a surveyor returned to the isolated and mysterious ranges where the reef was supposed to be located. It became legendary when the largest inland expedition since Burke and Wills was launched. Vividly recreates the drama of the search - the characters, the fights, the soaring temperatures, the impossible terrain, the plane crash, the pistol-carrying dingo-skinner who appeared out of nowhere. And who was Lasseter? A one-time sailor, a bigamist, a man who claimed John Bradfield stole his plans for a single-span bridge to cross Sydney Harbour - was he also a very good liar? The gripping story of an outback legend. Is it just a myth, a fraud - or is there really a massive gold reef out there? ISBN: 9780733631603. Our Book No: 17055. $20 AUD.

26. Brownscombe, Ross (1997). Blue Rivers: A Narrative of Time in the Blue Mountains. Kingsdene, NSW: Forever Wild Press. 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The record of the author's solo raft trips down the five wild rivers of the Blue Mountains. ISBN: 0646322044. Our Book No: 14131. $15 AUD.

27. Burke, Keast (1973). Gold and Silver: Photographs of Australian Goldfields from the Holtermann Collection (1st thus ed). Melbourne, Ringwood: Penguin Books. 265 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, black & white photos (many full-page), spine edges & ends little rubbed, edges lightly foxed, spine jacket little faded, pages faintly toned, inner hinge slightly split (pages firm). This fascinating book contains photos of Sydney, and other New South Wales towns, small mining settlements in Victoria and eastern New South Wales, taken in the 1870s. The author discovered the photographic glass negatives in 1951, in a garden room of a house in Sydney. He had re-discovered the Holtermann Collection, a huge series of photographic negatives, over 600 of which recorded life in two mining towns. This book, presents over 160 of the best of the goldfields photos, selected and annotated by the author. He reconstructs these thriving settlements exactly as they were in the year 1872. ISBN: 0140037527. Our Book No: 28858. $20 AUD.

28. Burrell, Andrew (2013). Twiggy: The High-stakes Life of Andrew Forrest (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, black & white & colour photos, small dent bottom edge front cover & first few pages, bottom corner rear cover creased, few creases front cover, pages lightly toned, bottom corners last few pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. The unauthorised biography of Andrew Forrest, the public face of Australia's once-in-a-life mining boom. Traces Twiggy's business triumphs and disasters to reveal the man behind the myth. The author states that he has tried to be fair, that is, whenever possible to present Andrew Forrest's side of the story. ISBN: 9781863956208. Our Book No: 27372. $16 AUD.

29. Burrows, William (1986). Adventures of a Mounted Trooper [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 146 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, tipped-in sepia (brown-tinted) drawing frontispiece, in cardboard slipcase. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) A facsimile of a book published in 1859 (Ferguson 7722). The adventures of a Victorian mounted trooper who arrived in Melbourne in 1852, then went to the goldfields. He becomes a roadmaker, then a mounted trooper inspecting mining licenses. Mentions Geelong steamers, Aborigines, William Buckley, colonial life, and a return voyage to China. ISBN: 0909174466. Our Book No: 17350. $100 AUD.

30. Byfield, C. C.; Hammond, David (illustrations) (1977). Let's Look at Jenolan Caves (1st ed) [See and Know Australia Series]. canberra, Hughes: Marcol Publications / NSW Department of Tourism. 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, staples rusted, rear cover lightly marked & creased. This inspiring and informative booklet is an introduction to the features of Australia's most famous limestone cavern. ISBN: 0909214034. Our Book No: 27127. $20 AUD.

31. Campbell Crowley, C. (1959). Around the Year at Alectown: Volume 4 (1st ed). City Not Stated: C. Campbell Crowley / J. Roy Stevens (Printer). 75 pp. Paperback, very good condition, stapled, brown card covers, gilt title, top spine scuffed, pages lightly toned, small glue residue front cover. This wonderful book tells the story of their experiences and impressions on the Alectown-Mingelo-Tomingley and Peak Hill diggings, and especially Alectown in 1892 (Parkes district). This charming little book is told in rhyme form, by one who lived in those days, and shared in the communal life. Our Book No: 29855. $18 AUD.

32. Capp, Fiona (2010). My Blood's Country (A Journey Through the Landscapes that Inspired Judith Wright's Poetry). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 217 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The author follows in Judith Wright's footsteps through the high tableland of New England, the rainforests of Queensland and the austere bushland outside Canberra, uncovering the land out of which her poetry sprang. ISBN: 9781741754872. Our Book No: 26917. $20 AUD.

33. Carment, David (1991). History and the Landscape in Central Australia: A Study of the Material Evidence of European Culture and Settlement (1st ed). Darwin: Australian National University, North Australia Research Unit. 81 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, very good condition, figures, black & white & colour plates, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. A multi-disciplinary approach that explains how historic evidence can be found in various sites, artefacts and structures throughout Central Australia - which often provide as much information about the past as written and oral sources. Topics covered include relations between Europeans and the Aborigines, the role of communications, the place of pastoralists and mining in economic and social development, and the characteristics of the one major urban centre. Provides links between the process of European settlement in Central Australia and the region's contemporary cultural landscape, and how in recent years very different ideas have emerged about the preservation and interpretation of that landscape. Specifically: Aspects of the historical geography of Central Australia - brief historical context and description of Aboriginal regional occupation - Aboriginal sites of significance mentioned - contact history sites - description, physical layout and history of Hermannsburg and Phillip Creek (Manga Manga) - pastoral homesteads - wells on north-south stock route - mining at Arltunga and Tennant Creek - urbanisation of Alice Springs - cultural resource management in Central Australia. ISBN: 0731512952. Our Book No: 26907. $20 AUD.

34. Carnegie, Margaret,Boldrewood, Rolf (1993). Pacific Gold: California 1848 Australia 1851 Including the Genesis of Gold-Fields Law in Australia (1st ed). Melbourne: Kildrummie Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, black & white photos, map, tiny scuff base spine. The story of the desperate and lawless times in San Francisco caused by the Sydney Ducks, a criminal minority among the Australians who invaded San Francisco. A committee of vigilance was formed to enforce law and order. A number of Sydney Ducks were hanged. There is also a reprinted article by Rolf Bolderwood which illustrates goldfield law in NSW after the tide turned and adventurers crossed the Pacific to the new gold frontier in Australia. ISBN: 0646140450. Our Book No: 28392. $15 AUD.

35. Carrodus, Geraldine (1981). Gold, Gamblers and Sly Grog: Life on the Goldfields, 1851 - 1900 (1st ed) [Inquiring into Australian History]. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 92 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, maps, minor edgewear, corner cover tips little scuffed, spine little faded, faint foxing edges, slight bend in cover & few pages, light scratches front cover. In this study the early life of the miners and what made them live in the harsh realities of the Australian goldfields is described. Covers the rush for gold, daily life on the goldfields, law and order, and the legacy of Edward Hargraves (the first to find gold in New South Wales in 1851). This book has been written for secondary school students, but anyone who is interested in Australia's early history would find this book fascinating. ISBN: 019554286X. Our Book No: 29313. $18 AUD.

36. Cawthorn, Richard Grant (editor) (1996). Layered Intrusions [Developments in Petrology]. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science. 531 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, large foldout colour map MISSING rear pocket, figures (including black & white text-photos), tables, maps, faint sticker mark front flyleaf, owner's written name. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Leading petrologists spectacularly record geological processes in magma chambers influencing the differentiation of igneous rocks that are the world's major sources of platinum group metals as well as chromium and vanadium. The first part of the book reviews many of the general principles influencing the crystalization processes. The second part documents specific intrusions that have influenced the development of concepts, eg.: Skaergaard Intrusion; Bushveld Complex; Windamurra; Rum; Stillwater; Duluth Complex; Great Dyke; Gardar province. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0444817689. Our Book No: 15163. $180 AUD.

37. Chalmers, Oliver (1979). The Observer's Book of Rocks and Minerals of Australia (1st ed) [Australian Observer's Series, no A6]. Sydney / London: Methuen of Australia / Frederick Warne. 246 pp. Hardback very small, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, top edge faintly foxed. A scarce Australian edition of the Observer series. A comprehensive pocket introduction for collectors and students, in fact for all who are interested in Australia's mineral deposits, their location and geological occurrence. ISBN: 045400074X. Our Book No: 15133. $28 AUD.

38. Cheng, Christopher W. (2005). New Gold Mountain: The Diary of Shu Cheong, Lambing Flat, New South Wales, 1860 - 1861 (Reprint ed) [My Australian Story Series]. Sydney: Scholastic. 228 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, dark blue pictorial cover, very good plus condition, light dent bottom edge front cover. This story for young adults is the adventures of a boy named Shu Cheong who works on the goldfields at Lambing Flat, New South Wales, in 1860. This book is suitable for children aged 9 - 12, and is in diary format. Life is tough, and there are many white settlers who are anything but friendly. The white miners' behavior towards the Chinese is becoming more and more violent. Shu Cheong witnesses increasing hatred and brutality towards his people - but he also learns the value of true friendship. ISBN: 9781865048512. Our Book No: 28322. $16 AUD.

39. Circle, Map Collectors,Tooley, R. V. (1965). Early Maps of Australia: The Dutch Period: Being Examples from the Collection of R. V. Tooley with Bibliographical Notes [Map Collectors Series: Third Year, no. 23]. London: Map Collectors Circle. 27 + Unnum 30 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, full-page maps, card cover (minimal foxing), minor edgewear. Lists and describes 89 early Australian maps from the Tooley collection. The maps are collected in the second half of the booklet. Our Book No: 16422. $20 AUD.

40. Clare, Patricia (1971). The Struggle for the Great Barrier Reef (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), colour photos, endpapers lightly foxed & toned, top edge lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear), small mark fore-edge. A personal account of an amazing coral reef, with focus on forces threatening its destruction (crown-of-thorns starfish, oil exploration, fishing). ISBN: 0002117940. Our Book No: 3160. $13 AUD.

41. Clark, Robert,Thomson, Mark (2014). Transport Fuels from Australia's Gas Resources (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, figures, minor edgewear corners. A comprehensive study by Australia's leading experts into converting our gas resources into fuel for transport, which will reduce Australia's dependence on imported oil. The book demonstrates how the use of natural gas as a transport fuel could increase Australia's fuel self-sufficiency to 50 - 70 per cent by 2030. ISBN: 9781742232386. Our Book No: 28151. $40 AUD.

42. Clark, Sir Lindesay Gordon (1983). Built on Gold: Recollections of Western Mining (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 258 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tipped-in colour frontispiece from a painting by Clifton Pugh, black & white photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear jacket (light toning reverse side), top edge lightly foxed, pages faintly toned. A personal account of one of Australia's best-known mining engineers. He writes about his early association with Gold Mines of Australia Limited, and the formation in 1933 of Western Mining Corporation Limited. The book recalls the exciting days of the finding and proving of bauxite deposits in the Darling range, the formation of Alcoa of Australia Ltd in 1961, and the first long-term contract for the export of iron ore in 1966. ISBN: 0855721375. Our Book No: 29310. $30 AUD.

43. Coal Board, Joint (1999). Diesel Particulate in Coal Mines (1st stated ed). City Not Stated: Joint Coal Board. 16 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good plus condition. The Diesel Particulate Sub-Committee has produced this booklet to promote a better understanding of the hazards and appropriate control methods associated with diesel particulates in the coal mining industry. Our Book No: 25740. $10 AUD.

44. Collis, Brad (1990). Snowy: The Making of Modern Australia (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 304 pp. Paperback large octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, small mark front flyleaf, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First paperback edition. The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is one of the world's greatest engineering achievements. Its development involved blasting 12 tunnels through the mountains, the building of 16 dams to hold the water, and feed it through seven power stations, two being deep in the mountains. This book interweaves the technical achievement and political background with the story of the hardships suffered and the contribution of the thousands (mainly European migrants - "New Australians") who helped to build it - the people, the dramas, the tragedy, the triumphs and the humour. ISBN: 0340533854. Our Book No: 15370. $30 AUD.

45. Collison, Kerry B. (2000). In Search of Recognition: The Leo Stach Story (1st ed). Melbourne, Hartwell: Sid Harta Publishers. 308 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, map, minimal edgewear. A biographical account of extraordinary events in the career of Leo W. Stach, an expatriate geologist, during war and peace in the Western Pacific region, based on official documents as well as personal written records, together with his recollections, as narrated to the author, during a series of recorded interviews in 1996 - 1997. ISBN: 0957782454. Our Book No: 22145. $13 AUD.

46. Cook, Warren G. (editor), Ford, Andrew J. H. (editor), McDermott, Julian J. (editor), Standish, Peter N. (editor), Stegman, Craig L. (editor),Stegman, Therese M. (editor) (1996). The Cobar Mineral Field - A 1996 Perspective [AusIMM Spectrum Series No. 3/96]. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AIMM). 445 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour figures, colour maps (including foldouts), rubber stamps including edges. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A multi-disciplinary collection of essays that cover the history of mining in the Cobar mineral field (far northwestern New South Wales), as well as exploration geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mine geology, copper etc. mining operations and metallurgical processes. ISBN: 1875776397. Our Book No: 14689. $80 AUD.

47. Cooper, B. J. (editor),Branagan, D. F. (editor) (1994). Rock Me Hard - Rock Me Soft: A History of the Geological Society of Australia Incorporated. Sydney: Geological Society of Australia. 194 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. The story of the Australian Geological Society of Australia Incorporated, compiled and edited by Cooper and Brannigan. This book reflects the integrity and endeavours of its members, and provides a reference to the roots and growth of the Society. ISBN: 0909869898. Our Book No: 25346. $25 AUD.

48. Correspondent, A Special (1970). The Barrier Silver and Tin Fields in 1888, being a Series of Letters Written by a Special Correspondent of 'The South Australian Register', 'Adelaide Observer', and 'Evening Journal', and Re-Printed from those Papers. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 86 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), adverts front & rear pages, foldout map inside rear cover, owner's written names. Facsimile edition, originally published in 1888. About the Broken Hill mineral deposits, as reported in an Adelaide newspaper. ISBN: 0724300082. Our Book No: 16250. $50 AUD.

49. Courtney, Margo (1955). The Painted Mask (Australian ed). Melbourne: Surrey Press. 288 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, rear cover lightly marked, light rubbing spine), pages lightly toned. An absorbing novel of powerful drama, intrigue and tender romance - involving a paleountologts and a Chinese mandarin - with a background of strange primitive people, weird rites, brilliant ceremonies, glittering pagan temples - in remote, hostile Katmandu, capital of Nepal. Our Book No: 24952. $10 AUD.

50. Daniels, J. L. (1974). The Geology of the Blackstone Region, Western Australia [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 123]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 257 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, red flexible cover, figures (black & white text-photos & drawings), tables, colour maps in rear pocket, corners covers little creased, minimal edgewear, small rubber stamp front cover. The first detailed study of the geology of the remote Blackstone region in central far-eastern Western Australia, near the junction of the South Australia and the Northern Territory borders. Mostly describes the Giles Complex, one of the world's major layered intrusive complexes, comparable to the Bushveld, Stillwater and Skaergaard intrusions. Our Book No: 17400. $40 AUD.

51. Darwin, Charles; Browne, Janet (editor),Neve, Michael (editor) (1989). Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Abridged, reprint ed) [Penguin Classics]. London: Penguin Books. 432 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is the journal from Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle on the 27 December 1831 (at age only 22 years). A shortened version that is vivid and immediate, showing a naturalist making patient observations, above all in geology. Volcanoes in the Galapagos, the Gossamer spider of Patagonia and the Australasian coral reefs are to be found in these extraordinary writings. The editors have provided an introduction and notes for this Penguin Classics edition, which also contains maps and appendices, including an essay on scientific geology and the Bible by Robert FitzRoy, Darwin's friend and captain of the Beagle. ISBN: 014043268X. Our Book No: 25516. $10 AUD.

52. Davis, Richard A. Jr (editor),Ethington, R. L. (editor) (1976). Beach and Nearshore Sedimentation [Special Publication]. Tulsa, OK: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. 187 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, figures, faint foxing edges, owner's rubber stamp top edge, owner's written name & date front free flyleaf. This volume provides data on the details of the generation, hydromechanics and sediment interaction of processes operating in beach and nearshore environments. (Special Publication no 24.). Our Book No: 21137. $15 AUD.

53. De Boos, Charles (1992). Mark Brown's Wife: A Tale of the Gold-fields [Australian Books on Demand, no. 4]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 132 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover. This story was first published in the "Sydney Mail" in 1871. The story is brutal and criminal, set in the Australian goldfields. The tale is told by "Tom Drewe" a gold miner involved in the tale and one of Mark Brown's friends. The novel is full of events and is based on the real life experiences of the author in his gold fields days in Australia. ISBN: 0949910341. Our Book No: 29784. $30 AUD.

54. De Boos, Charles (2004). Me and My Horse Showing: How I Got Him, How I Kept Him, and All About Him: Being Sketches of Life on the Peel River Diggings [Small Tales of Early Australia, no. 8]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This historical novelette is a very funny story about a Victorian gold miner and the adventures he has with his horse. It is written using 19th century Australian slang and the colloquial language makes the book a fun-filled read. (Originally published, 1870s.). ISBN: 0975178415. Our Book No: 29836. $18 AUD.

55. de la Hunty, L. E. (1963). The Geology of the Manganese Deposits of Western Australia [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin no. 116]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 122 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, thick card covers (brown cloth spine), black & white photos, tables, glossy paper, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, library marks (rubber stamps, pocket, stickers including spine, texta marks including front cover), some edgewear. A first bulletin by the GSWA that describes in detail the manganese deposits of Western Australia, mainly in the Pilbara Goldfield, and the Peak Hill Goldfield. Because of the scarcity of manganese at the time, the government had initiated a quota for exports, and thus the economic potential of these deposits needed to be assessed. (A separate atlas of 15 plates is MISSING.). Our Book No: 17481. $40 AUD.

56. Dee, John; Halliwell, James Orchard (editor) (1998). The Private Diary of Dr John Dee (Facsimile ed). Montana: Kessinger Publishing Company. 102 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, flexible cover. Subtitle: "And the Catalogue of His Library of Manuscripts from the Original Manuscripts in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, and Trinity College Library, Cambridge." Facsimile of 1842 edition. Printed copy of POD book. John Dee (1527 - 1608) was a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, occultist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He also devoted much of his life to alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy. Dee straddled the worlds of science and magic just as they were becoming distinguishable. ISBN: 1564591093. Our Book No: 3483. $18 AUD.

57. Diamanti, Carla (1996). Wadi Rum: The Desert of the Bedouin (1st ed). Terni, Italy: Plurigraf. 63 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), map, inside covers edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This book looks at Wadi Rum, Jordan and its Bedouin inhabitants. The unique geology and history are shown by the many colour photos and the easy to read text explains the history. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0160590191. Our Book No: 23119. $10 AUD.

58. Diamond, Jared (1998). Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years (Reprint ed). London: Vintage. 480 pp. Paperback, very good condition, figures, black & white photos, edges faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, stock photo differs from cover design. This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult, question about human history. Why did history unfold so differently on different continents? Geography and biography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and Aboriginal Australians. ISBN: 0099302780. Our Book No: 21980. $16 AUD.

59. Dickinson, S. B. (1951). Talc Deposits in South Australia [Bulletin, no 26]. Adelaide: Geological Survey of South Australia. 135 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, grey covers, black & white plates (photos), tables, maps (many full-page, one foldout), two large colour folded maps in rear pocket), covers & spine creased (spine ends little torn), some edgewear, owner's written name front cover. A survey of South Australian talc deposits by Dickinson and colleagues. Includes separate parts on the three main districts: Gumeracha, Mount Fitton, and Tumby Bay. Our Book No: 17141. $20 AUD.

60. Dickman, Chris (editor), Lunney, Daniel (editor),Burgin, Shelley (editor) (2007). Animals of Arid Australia: Out on Their Own? Sydney, Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. 240 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, color text-photos, figures, tables, maps, glossy paper, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The papers in this book were presented at a forum on 23 October 2004. The aim was to discuss whether the animals of arid Australia are 'out on their own' in terms of their unique adaptations for desert life, our view of them, and their long term prospects for survival. The many colour photos help to tell a very important story. This book will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about the unique animals that help to make up Australia. ISBN: 9780980327205. Our Book No: 22422. $25 AUD.

61. Dodd, Mark (2011). The Last Pearling Lugger: A Pearl Diver's Story (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, corner tips covers & some pages little worn, edges lightly toned, minor creasing & edgewear. This book is his memoir of five seasons on the Broome pearling fleet as a deckhand and diver in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ISBN: 9781742610498. Our Book No: 27594. $18 AUD.

62. Domeyko, Paz (2005). A Life in Exile: Ignacy Domeyko 1802 - 1889 (1st ed). [Sydney, Bellevue Hill]: Paz Domeyko. 426 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny mark bottom edge near spine. This fascinating story of the life of the Chilean geologist, scientist and explorer, has been written by his great-granddaugher, Paz Domeyko, using Ignacy's diaries and letters. ISBN: 0646447289. Our Book No: 26233. $30 AUD.

63. Dow, D. B.,Gemuts, I. (1969). Geology of the Kimberley Region, Western Australian: The East Kimberley [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 120]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 135 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover, frontispiece photo, figures (maps, tables), black & white text-photos (plates), large colour map and smaller table foldout inside rear cover pocket, bottom edge little marked, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners, rubber stamps front cover. A report on the regional geology and ore deposits of the East Kimberley region, northern tip of Western Australia. Jointly with the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra. Our Book No: 17429. $40 AUD.

64. Downie, C.,Wilkinson, P. (1972). The Geology of Kilimanjaro. Sheffield: Department of Geology, University of Sheffield. 253 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good plus condition, figures & tables (including foldouts & maps), frontispiece black & white photo, spine ends chipped, edgewear, owner's written name. Large folded colour map in brown envelope loosely inserted. Cover subtitle: The results of the Joint Sheffield University - Tanzania Geological Survey Expeditions in 1953 and 1957. Our Book No: 15137. $50 AUD.

65. Drewe, Robert (2012). Montebello: A Memoir (1st ed). Melbourne: Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Books. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, reader crease in spine, edges & pages lightly toned, small slightly faded area rear cover (sticker removal). This book is a moving sequel to "The Shark Net". The author writes with his characteristic frankness, humour and cinematic imagery. He travels to the Montebellos (site of atomic tests) to visit the territory that has held his imagination since childhood. ISBN: 9780670893473. Our Book No: 27369. $18 AUD.

66. Drexel, J. F. (1982). Mining in South Australia: A Pictorial History (1st ed) [Special Publication, no 3]. Adelaide: South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. 303 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, leatherette covers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos (many full-page), maps, spine faded jacket (slight edgewear, tiny edge tear top edge), light foxing edges, boards little distorted. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book has nearly 400 photos and complementary text. The book includes both large and small mining ventures in South Australia, and shows the hard working conditions of the miner. This book was published to mark the Centenary of the Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. ISBN: 0724360948. Our Book No: 29317. $30 AUD.

67. Drinkwater, Malcolm (1985). The German-Australian Called Holtermann (Ein Deutsch-Australier Namens Holtermann) (1st 5000 copies ed). Hill End, NSW: Malcolm Drinkwater. 73 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), thin card cover, black & white photos, map, minor edgewear, spine little creased, minor edgewear, biro price mark rear cover. This self-published booklet is about Bernard Otto Holtermann, who came to Australia with nothing, and died a wealthy and noted member of the Australian community on his 47th birthday, 1885. He was born in Hamburg in 1838, and arrived in Sydney in 1858. Written by the author on behalf of the Hill End Citizens' Festival to be held at Hill End, as an official souvenir, historical book and program guide to the festival. ISBN: 0959284532. Our Book No: 28929. $15 AUD.

68. Dunlop, B. T. (1964). Jenolan Caves New South Wales, Australia (5th ed). Sydney: N.S.W. Government Tourist Bureau. 96 pp. Paperback trade, illustrated card covers, very good condition, black & white photos, fold-out map, pages faintly toned, rear cover lightly marked. This inspiring and informative book is about the features of Australia's most famous limestone cavern. The many photos bring this book to life. Our Book No: 27276. $10 AUD.

69. Edwards, Hugh (1984). Port of Pearls: Broome's First 100 Years. Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Edwards. 198 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white text-photos (few colour), spine little creased, spine ends little scuffed, faint tide marks (previous water contact now dry) top edge rear cover & last few pages, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). This is the story of Broome, Western Australia. In March 1942, the pearling fleet was burnt, then faced bankruptcy, in the 1960s pearl-farming was introduced, and local cultured pearls are now the biggest and best in the world and the industry is worth millions of dollars annually. The Western Australian author is also a marine photographer, and his historical and contemporary look at Broome make this a fascinating book. ISBN: 0646193090. Our Book No: 28913. $18 AUD.

70. Edwards, Hugh (1994). Pearls of Broome and Northern Australia (1st ed). Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Edwards. 84 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white photos endpapers & frontispiece), faint toning edges, bottom corner front cover little creased, top corner rear cover creased, insides covers little toned. The story of the famous pearling industry that is a major part of Broome's history. The Western Australian author is also a marine photographer, and this book also includes photos of the items that make up the pearl divers equipment, and the finished pearls in their beautiful settings. A wonderful book for anyone wanting to learn about Broome's history. ISBN: 0646193090. Our Book No: 29184. $15 AUD.

71. Eklund, Erik (2012). Mining Towns: Making a Living, Making a Life (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover creased, edges & pages lightly toned. A history of the iconic Australian towns that arose with the mining booms over a century: Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie and Kambalda. The author has written a rich cultural and historical legacy that these towns helped create as townspeople - those working below the ground and those above - sought to make their lives in these remote towns. ISBN: 9781742233529. Our Book No: 27440. $32 AUD.

72. Ellis, H. A. (1950). Some Economic Aspects of the Principal Tantalum-bearing Deposits of the Pilbara Goldfield, North-western Division [etc] [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 104]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 93 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, thick card covers (tan cloth spine), tables, glossy paper, figures, large foldout colour maps at rear, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, library marks (texta marks, pocket, labels, rubber stamps), covers toned, written title on spine, corners covers & few pages bumped, some edgewear. This detailed report was mainly written in 1944 in support of the wartime needs for tantalum concentrates from an American company. The Pilbara was the prewar supplier of 90% of the world production of this strategic metal. (Contains 8 large colour foldout maps at the rear.). Our Book No: 17488. $50 AUD.

73. Ellis, M. H. (1969). A Saga of Coal: The Newcastle Wallsend Coal Company's Centenary Volume. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 289 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Heavy. The respected historian was commissioned by the coal mining company to celebrate its centenary. The aim was to include a short history of the coal mining industry in New South Wales. The manuscript was finished in 1959, but not published then because of rapid industry change, and was revised by the author in 1969. (1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 3530. $25 AUD.

74. Essington, Michael E. (2004). Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach (1st ed). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 534 pp. Hardback large, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables, few scratches covers, owner's rubber stamps including edges. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A comprehensive overview of the chemical and mineralogical characteristics and processes of soils. Gives a complete overview of water chemistry, with a detailed focus on hydration-hydrolysis, Lowry-Bronsted and Lewis acidity and basicity, and sampling methods. Contains nearly 300 original figures and 90 tables. ISBN: 0849312582. Our Book No: 25573. $50 AUD.

75. Ewald, Connie (1990). Chromium: Environmental and Health Concerns [CHAST Publication]. Sydney: CHAST: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney. 20 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good plus condition. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the environmental and health concerns of this toxic metal. ISBN: 086758341X. Our Book No: 20561. $10 AUD.

76. Ewald, Connie (1990). Chromium: Environmental and Health Concerns [CHAST Publication]. Sydney: CHAST: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney. 20 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good plus condition, copy 2. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the environmental and health concerns of this toxic metal. ISBN: 086758341X. Our Book No: 20561A. $10 AUD.

77. Fauchery, Antoine; Chisholm, A. R. (translation) (1969). Letters from a Miner in Australia (1st translated ed). Melbourne: Georgian House. 105 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos & drawings, frontispiece, small scuff base spine, pages faintly toned, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear corners, name crossed out inside front cover. This book, first published in French in 1857, was known to very few Australian readers until this first English translation was published in 1965 as a hardcover. The author was previously known locally as a photographer. He provides an unparalleled account of Melbourne and the Victorian goldfields at the height of the goldrush in the 1850s. During his two-year stay, he gained considerable experience as a miner and a goldfields storekeeper. An interlude in Melbourne as the proprietor of Cafe Estaminet Francais is an account of a rapidly developing Melbourne in which the elegant city life is appearing. Our Book No: 29025. $18 AUD.

78. Fewster, Angela (1982). Black Chrysanthemums. Melbourne, Montmorency: Yackandandah Playscripts. 69 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, bottom edge untrimmed & lightly foxed. A play set in a fictional deserted Victorian gold mining town in the year 1860. ISBN: 0868050024. Our Book No: 12886. $15 AUD.

79. Flannery, Tim (2005). The Weather Makers: The History & Future Impact of Climate Change (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 332 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear corners. First edition. The fascinating story of climate spanning millions of years, and how the present changes in climate will drastically affect the future of our environment. ISBN: 1920885846. Our Book No: 24233. $15 AUD.

80. Floyd, P. A., Exley, C. S.,Styles, M. T. (1993). Igneous Rocks of South-west England [Geological Conservation Review Series]. London: Chapman & Hall. 256 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures (including text-photos & maps), tables, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Part of a conservation series that describes localities being considered for notification as "Sites of Special Scientific Interest" (SSSI). Southwest England (Devon to Cornwall) has been renowned for centuries for both the splendour of its scenery, and the richness of its mineral resources, such as tin, china clay and building stones. Both aspects owe much to the igneous rocks that characterize the area - part of the Variscan foldbelt of northern Europe. ISBN: 0412488507. Our Book No: 15285. $150 AUD.

81. Foster, Ian; Dunstan, Ross (photographer) (2002). The Australian Geographic Book of the Snowy Mountains (1st ed). Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 159 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, maps, liftout map MISSING, colour text-photos (some full-page), few sepia text-photos (brown-tinted), spine ends lightly rubbed, few scratches covers, minor edgewear. This book is a comprehensive guide to the Snowy Mountains (Snowies) - by car and mountainbike, as well as on foot, horseback and skis. It explores the history of the area and introduces the plants and animals that survive in this idyllic alpine environment: a rare haven of cool on a largely hot, dry continent. There are more than 200 photos, and detailed area maps. ISBN: 1876276290. Our Book No: 25841. $20 AUD.

82. Foster, Jason (2013). The Dark Man: Australia's First Serial Killer (1st ed). Sydney, Newport: Big Sky Publishing. 309 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, top edge lightly marked, minor edgewear. This is the chilling true story of Australia's first serial killer, who kept the colony of New South Wales fearful as the police hunted for him. Australia's Gold Rush period is brought vividly to life in this compelling story of a cold and calculating killer. ISBN: 9781922132260. Our Book No: 28177. $30 AUD.

83. Freese, Barbara (2006). Coal: A Human History. London: Arrow Books. 337 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos center spread. Takes us on a rich historical journey that begins on the banks of the river Tyne. Explores the profound role coal has played in human history and continues to play in today. Coal fuelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain, propelling the rise of a small rural kingdom into the greatest commercial empire in the world. The first half of the book tells how coal transformed Britain and ushered in the industrial age. The rest of the book looks at America and China, at the birth of the unions and the closing of the mines, and at the energy industry today. With oil prices risiong, the world is turning again to coal. ISBN: 0099478846. Our Book No: 15698. $12 AUD.

84. Fremont, John Charles, Emory, William H.,Albert, J. W. (1849). Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, and Mineralogical Features of the Country; Also, the Route to San Diego, in California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte and Gila Rivers. Dublin: James M'Glashan. 312 pp. Hardback small, skilfully rebound modern purple cloth (gilt title & bands on spine), new endpapers, very good condition, two pages removed before title page (two pages book adverts remain), book adverts rear two pages, pages toned (minor foxing), corner creased few pages, edges darkened, pages slightly crinkled (bound with paper grain sideways, rather than the preferred vertical grain). Subtitle: From the Official Reports of Col. Fremont and Maj. Emory. This classic travel narrative contains reprints of three important reports from early America, often consulted by early pioneer travellers. The first 78 pages comprise Fremont's Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California. The next 196 pages comprise Emory's narrative "A Military Tour". An appendix (34 pages) comprises Lieut. Albert's notes elaborating upon Emory's report. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13218. $80 AUD.

85. Galloway, R. W., Gunn, R. H.,Story, R. (1970). Lands of the Mitchell-Normanby Area, Queensland [Land Research Series]. Melbourne: CSIRO. 101 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white plates. Plus two large colour folding maps. All within card envelope (edge torn). Separate papers cover land systems, climate, geology, soils, vegetation and land use. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13349. $15 AUD.

86. Gelbspan, Ross (2005). Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled the Climate Crisis - and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster (1st p/b ed). New York: Basic Books. 254 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Illuminating discussion of the global warming crisis. ISBN: 0465027628. Our Book No: 24698. $13 AUD.

87. Gollan, Robin (1963). The Coalminers of New South Wales: A History of the Union 1860 - 1960. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP) / Australian National University. 249 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, edgewear jacket (tiny hole fore-edge rear flap, slight loss base spine, chipped), minor pencil annotation last page]. This book is primarily the story of the miners union- the Coal and Shale Employees' Federation. The author has used union and business records, official documents and court reports to tell the story of the union's battle to improve miners' conditions. Our Book No: 28568. $20 AUD.

88. Goodger, E. M. (1975). Hydrocarbon Fuels: Production, Properties and Performance of Liquids and Gases (1st ed). London: Macmillan Press. 270 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), tables, figures, light toning flyleaves, edges creased jacket (edge tears, edgewear, slight loss top spine), minor annotation, owner's written names including edges. Examines the world energy scene, and of the place of hydrocarbon fuels within it, and includes the problems and techniques associated with the winning of crude oil. ISBN: 0333185226. Our Book No: 25564. $15 AUD.

89. Goodwin, Bruce (1992). Gold and People: Recollections of Hill End 1920s to 1960s (1st ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Bruce Goodwin. 226 pp. Paperback, good condition, black & white text-photos, spine & covers little creased, small tear at join to spine first several pages, few marks bottom edge, light foxing edges, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). The author carries on the story of the famous Hill End goldfield during the period 1925 - 1965. The interesting and resourceful people who lived in Hill End during those years of change are depicted through the eyes of the author, during his 50 years association with gold mining and community affairs in the town. ISBN: 0646083724. Our Book No: 29859. $30 AUD.

90. Gould, Stephen Jay (1991). Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History. London: Penguin Books. 347 pp. Paperback small thick trade, good condition, black & white drawings, top spine sightly chipped, light foxing inside covers & endpapers, edges lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book attempts to tackle one of the broadest issues that science can address. The author examines a precious and very important fossil locality -the Burgess Shale of British Columbia, containing a unique collection of Cambrian fossils. ISBN: 0140133801. Our Book No: 27437. $14 AUD.

91. Greenwood, Ned (1997). The Sinai: A Physical Geography (1st ed). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 148 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures (including black & white photos), tables, tiny bump top spine. Offers a complete, up-to-date physical geography of the Sinai peninsula, which joins two continents: Africa and Eurasia. Focuses in detail on plate tectonics, geology, geomorphology, weather and climate, soils and biogeography. Considers the human geography of Sinai, including the pressures currently posed by population growth, political extremism, and environmental constraints on development. ISBN: 0292727992. Our Book No: 21646. $10 AUD.

92. Gunn, R. H., Galloway, R. W., Pedley, L.,Fitzpatrick, E. A. (1967). Lands of the Nogoa-Belyando Area, Queensland [Land Research Series]. Melbourne: CSIRO. 190 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white plates. Plus four large colour folding maps. All within card envelope (edge torn). Separate papers cover land systems, climate, geology, soils, vegetation and land use. Our Book No: 13350. $15 AUD.

93. Haigh, Gideon (2006). Asbestos House: The Secret History of James Hardie Industries (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 442 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, corner tip creased rear cover, minor edgewear, prize stickers front cover. Founded in 1888, James Hardie Industries is one of Australia's oldest, richest and proudest corporations, who's fortunes were based on what proved to be on of the worst industrial poisons of the 20th century: asbestos. It is a saga of high finance, industrial history, legal intrigue, medical breakthrough and human frailty. This book has been reconstructed from hundreds of hours of interviews and thousands of pages of documentation, and has won three awards. ISBN: 1920769625. Our Book No: 16382. $15 AUD.

94. Hall-Jones, John (2003). Stewart Island Explored (Reprint ed). Invercargill, NZ: Craig Printing Company Ltd. 216 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, full-page black & white photos, maps, minimal edgewear jacket. The author has put together a great collection of over 200 old photos and sketches that illustrate graphically the early history of remote Stewart Island, New Zealand (now mostly a national park). The maps and sketches are by the early surveyors, explorers and sealers. The photos are of the early settlements, sheep stations and sawmills. There are unpublished photos of the tin mining settlement at Port Pegasus, the only one in New Zealand. There is a complete set of photos of the early island ferries and of the Norwegian whalers who were based on the island. He has added his firsthand descriptions to the text. ISBN: 0908629427. Our Book No: 28131. $50 AUD.

95. Ham, Thomas; Darragh, Thomas A. (introduction) (1984). A Map of Australia Felix [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 42 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, tipped in frontispiece sepia (brown-tinted) drawing, large colour foldout map at rear, in cardboard slipcase. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies.) A facsimile of the first map (1847) of Victoria ("Australia Felix"), showing topography and the squatting districts. Thomas Ham was a Melbourne cartographer, engraver and publisher, and ten editions of his map were published up to 1864 (as summarised in the lengthy introduction by Thomas Darragh). Includes a key to the map of Australia Felix, and its squatting districts. ISBN: 0909174482. Our Book No: 17197. $150 AUD.

96. Hancock, David (2001). The Australian Geographic Book of the Top End (1st ed). Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 159 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, maps, liftout map MISSING, colour text-photos (some full-page), front cover corner little creased, few scratches covers, minor edgewear. A comprehensive guide to the top end of the Northern Territory, ranging from the stone country of the Arnhem Land plateau, to the vast savannah. From Mataranka in the south to Port Essington in the north, this guide shows the Top End's most impressive sites. Text & photos by David Hancock: there are maps and over 200 photos. ISBN: 1862760365. Our Book No: 25838. $25 AUD.

97. Hargraves, A. J (editor); Martin, C. H., Kininmonth, R. J.,Saywell, S. M. C. (1993). History of Coal Mining in Australia: The Con Martin Memorial Volume [Monograph Series, no. 21]. Melbourne, Parkville: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AIMM). 251 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), dark green leatherette covers, black & white text-photos, figures, few black & white drawings, colour frontispiece (also at rear), minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed), faint foxing top edge. This volume is a project of the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Coal mining in Australia followed settlement in 1788, as fortuitously Sydney was at the centre of the Sydney Coal Basin. The illustrations are from all important areas, depicting historical, technological, industrial and social conditions and events sourced from all corners of Australia. Con Martin was born in Ballarat, and spent his life in the mining industry, and he visited overseas a number of times, spreading his reputation worldwide and earning him the Institute Medal and the Order of Australia. This book is his final job. Con died without seeing the fruits of this work which bears his name. ISBN: 0949106909. Our Book No: 29312. $100 AUD.

98. Harrland, Karen (2014). Spinifex Baby. Sydney: Finch Publishing. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, remainder stripe. Karen and Al set forth from the cold mountains of Tasmania to the 45-degree heat of the Simposn Desert in central Australia, to transform a cattle station into a conservation reserve. They had the skills to beat the heat, dust and isolation. But then Karen became unexpectedly pregnant, and their lives were turned upside down. An engrossing story a tumultuous year in Australia's unforgiving heartland. Finch Memoir Prize Winner, 2014. ISBN: 9781925048155. Our Book No: 16352. $15 AUD.

99. Heinberg, Richard (2009). Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis (1st ed). Canada: New Society Publishers. 201 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear, reader crease spine. This book gives a bracing analysis of the future of coal. Planners, educators, and anyone concerned about energy consumption, peak oil and climate change will find this book of interest. ISBN: 9780865716568. Our Book No: 25979. $13 AUD.

100. Hill, David (2012). The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia (1st ed). Sydney: William Heinemann. 386 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos & maps centre spread, maps, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose courage and determination enabled Terra Australis Incognita to become Australia. The author has used diaries and other first-hand accounts to tell the story of Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin who had been sent by their governments on the same quest. ISBN: 9781742751092. Our Book No: 27356. $18 AUD.

101. Hill, Dorothy,Jell, John S. (1970). Devonian Corals from the Canning Basin, Western Australia [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 121]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 158 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, red flexible cover, appendices (tables & black & white plates), minor edgewear, rubber stamp front cover. The GSWA has recently surveyed the Devonian reef complexes, Lennard Shelf, northern margin Canning Basin (Bulletin 118). Two geologists from the University of Queensland here provide a detailed photographic catalogue of the rugose and tabulate Devonian fauna of the Lennard Shelf. Our Book No: 17402. $40 AUD.

102. Hodge, Brian (1988). Touring Hill End. Sydney, Penshurst: Cambaroora Star Publications. 24 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A description of this historic mining district in central New South Wales. The old black & white photos add interest to the historical notes. The author's uncle, Harry Hodge, has written several booklets about this locality. ISBN: 0959657333. Our Book No: 28430. $18 AUD.

103. Hodge, Brian (2009). Golden Hill End (1st stated ed). Sydney, Penshurst: Cambaroora Star Publications. 158 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos (few colour), top spine little bumped, top corners three page corners creased (bookmarks), minor edgewear. Describes this historic mining district in central New South Wales. The old black & white photos add interest to the historical notes. The author's uncle has written booklets about this historical part of the world. ISBN: 9780959657888. Our Book No: 28857. $20 AUD.

104. Hodge, Harry (1973). Historic Hill End and Its Environs. Adamstown Heights, NSW: Hill End Publications. 52 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Reports on this historic mining district in central west New South Wales. The old black & white photos add interest to the historical notes. ISBN: 0959899421. Our Book No: 15319. $10 AUD.

105. Hodge, Harry, Hodge, Errol (revision),Hewlett, Beverley (revision) (1986). Guide to Hill End and the Goldfields (Fully revised ed) [A Guide to Historic Hill End]. Melbourne, Toorak: Hill End Publications. 55 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor faint foxing & creasing. The author describes this historic mining district in New South Wales. The old black & white photos add interest to the historical notes. ISBN: 0958950717. Our Book No: 22092. $10 AUD.

106. Holthouse, Hector (1999). River of Gold: The Wild Days of the Palmer River Gold Rush (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 217 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, maps, minimal edgewear. The wild days of the Palmer River gold rush (Cape York, Queensland) were seven years in the 1870s, during which 35,000 diggers sought their fortune. Amazing variety of characters: cannibal blacks, pig-tailed Chinamen, lynch-law hangings, gambling dens, shanty towns, murders, grog-shops, and Italian opera singers. Originally published in 1967. ISBN: 0207187789. Our Book No: 15357. $12 AUD.

107. Holthouse, Hector (1999). Gympie Gold. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 209 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, light creases front cover (top corner faintly creased,) minor foxing top edge (minimally endpages), pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The dramatic story of the gold rushes at Gympie, Queensland, starting with James Nash discovering gold in 1867. ISBN: 0207196931. Our Book No: 29371. $16 AUD.

108. Howell, Mrs W. May (1869). Reminiscences of Australia: The Diggings and the Bush (1st ed). London: W. May Howell. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, frontispiece portrait engraving (tissue guard), full leather binding (gilt embossed border covers, raised bands spine), rebacked (retaining spine except chipped ends), marbled endpapers & edges, few front & rear pages moderately foxed (minimal spots internally), pages faintly toned, one page corner creased, leather cover scratched (edgewear), minor edgewear. First edition. A self-published novel in three parts about life and travel in New South Wales, including the goldfields (based on personal experiences). Part 1: A Tale of the Diggings, or, Kindness is Power. Part 2: A Tale of the Bush, or, Born to be Hanged. Part 3: A Tale of the City, or, Plentiful as Blackberries. Our Book No: 15099. $350 AUD.

109. Hume, Fergus (1888). Madame Midas: Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life (1st ed). London: Hansom Cab Publishing Company. 222 pp. Hardback small, quarter-bound black black cloth cover & spine (new endpapers), very good condition, preliminary adverts, gilt spine lettering, brown endpapers, marbled edges, minor page corner creases, minor faint foxing, inner hinge little split (pages firm), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear (notably spine ends), owner's embossed name & address (front endpapers) & rubber stamp. Stated as "One Hundredth Thousand" (apparently a marketing ploy), but is in fact a first edition. A scarce novel from this Australian writer, author of the bestselling "The Mystery of the Hansom Cab". Set in Melbourne and Ballarat. (Some sellers state the black cloth cover is not original, but this is not certain.). Our Book No: 15907. $180 AUD.

110. Hunt, John (1978). A Report on the Impact of Coal Mining on the Upper Hunter. City Not Stated: Hunter Regional Advisory Council. 127 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled (lightly rusted), card cover, very good condition, figures, tables, cyclostyled typewritten text, owner's written name. This report, commissioned by the Hunter Regional Advisory Council, was researched and written by consulting geologist and planner John Hunt. Our Book No: 13606. $30 AUD.

111. Idriess, Ion (1947). Forty Fathoms Deep: Pearl Divers and Sea Rovers in Australian Seas (14th ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 343 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good condition, board cover (little marked & scuffed), grey cloth spine, black & white photos, map front endpaper, papered board cover (cloth spine), spine little slack, pages lightly toned, edges toned & lightly foxed, owner's written name. A classic tale of Western Australia - the story and romance of the pearling industry in the northwestern town of Broome, and which had a strong Japanese influence. Our Book No: 3610. $20 AUD.

112. Ikoku, Chi U. (1984). Natural Gas Reservoir Engineering (1st ed). New York: John Wiley & Sons. 503 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), figures, tables, jacket lightly marked (edges & corners rubbed & chipped, closed tears), edges lightly foxed, pastedowns lightly toned. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the first complete collection of the concepts and applications of reservoir engineering principles essential to optimum development of natural gas reservoirs. A systems approach is emphasized throughout this book; a change in a single component of the field production system will affect the performance of the other components. There are examples of reservoir performance techniques and field development patterns. This book is organized so that it can be used as either a text or a reference for students, practicing engineers, geologists, and managers in the crude oil and natural gas production industry. ISBN: 0471894826. Our Book No: 25968. $50 AUD.

113. Ingleton, Lt-Commander Geoffrey. C. (1944). Charting a Continent: A Brief Memoir on the History of Marine Exploration and Hydrographical Surveying in Australian Waters From the Discoveries of Captain James Cook to the War Activities of the Royal Australian Navy Surveying Service (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 146 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, blue cloth cover, endpapers & pages lightly toned, top edge foxed, minimal foxing fore-edge, bottom corners two pages creased, covers little scratched, bookplate inside front cover, minor written corrections, autograph (author's written name). A fascinating examination of Australian maritime surveys, at the importance of these surveys to the safety of ships and their crews. The author has attempted to show that the majority of Australian surveys were made many years ago, and that new surveys are urgently required. (Page numbers are corrected in pencil for some illustrations, on the list at the front of the book.). Our Book No: 28752. $140 AUD.

114. Jakucs, Laszlo (1977). Morphogenetics of Karst Regions: Variants of Karst Evolution (1st ed). Bristol / Budapest: Adam Hilger / Akademiai Kiado. 284 pp. Hardback octavo, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (spine label, barcode, pocket, etc.), good plus condition, black & white text-photos, figures, tables. Heavy. Updated and translated from Hungarian, this book describes in detail the geomorphology of karst terrains (barren and cavernous limestone or dolomite regions, named after the Karst region in and near Croatia). ISBN: 0852743092. Our Book No: 12824. $30 AUD.

115. Jamieson, Margaret,Procter, Phyl (1980). The Art of Copper Embossing: A Step by Step Guide to Copper Shim Work (Reprint ed). Sydney: Parramatta Lapidary Club. 44 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings, few tiny scratches front cover, minor edgewear. The author explains the simple craft of copper embossing using copper shim, a few common tools and materials, and a lively imagination. ISBN: 0959876618. Our Book No: 25101. $20 AUD.

116. Jinks, Brian (2010). Gulgong's Gold Commissioner: The Story of Rolf Boldrewood and Robbery Under Arms (Reprint ed). Lithgow, NSW: Brian Jinks. 25 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos. This pamphlet is a detailed report on Thomas Alexander Browne's troubled period as Gold Commissioner in the new goldfields at Gulgong (NSW) from 1871. He is better known by his pseudonym "Rolf Boldrewood" as the author of the classic early Australian novel "Robbery Under Arms". ISBN: 0975752510. Our Book No: 16818. $16 AUD.

117. Johns, R. K. (1963). Limestone, Dolomite and Magnesite Resources of South Australia [Geological Survey of South Australia Bulletin, no., 38]. Adelaide: Government Printer / Department of Mines, South Australia. 100 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, red cloth boards, black & white plates, figures (including three fold-out maps), pages lightly toned, cover edges little frayed, bottom corners covers & some pages little creased, sticker covers original price. This report has been prepared to collate the present knowledge on distribution, occurrence, accessibility and composition of these rocks and to put together all the relevant analytical data available, with appropriate references where they apply. The production, usage and distribution of limestone, dolomite and magnesite are described separately, through they are sometimes related and grade from one to another gradually or abruptly. There are many photos (plates) and figures to make this an easy to use book or add to an existing collection of similar books. Our Book No: 29367. $30 AUD.

118. Johnson, Dianne (2011). Hut in the Wild (1st ed). Sydney, Leura: Dianne Johnson. 97 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white full-page photos, minimal edgewear. This self-published book discusses the hut found in many parts of the world, via a series of essays. The photos are related to the Australian landscape. ISBN: 9780646550305. Our Book No: 28207. $25 AUD.

119. Jomo, K. S. (editor) (1990). Undermining Tin: The Decline of Malaysian Pre-eminence. Sydney, University of Sydney: Transnational Corporations Research Project, Department of Geography. 99 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, charts, tables, minor dents & scratches covers. An analysis of various factors and developments that contributed to the decline of Malaysian dominance in the world tin market in the 1980s. ISBN: 9838760048. Our Book No: 21059. $12 AUD.

120. Kay, J. R. (1977). The Geological Story of the Cedar Creek Thunder Egg Deposit at Thunderbird Park Tambourine Mountain, Qld. [Brisbane?]: J. R. Kay. 14 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, black & white drawings & figures, map, sepia (brown-tinted) photo inside front cover, pages lightly toned, base spine little bumped, few marks covers, light stain top edge last few pages, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, about 1977, Trove catalogue.) This pamphlet describes the discovery of thunder eggs, containing the silica gemstone varieties; agate, amethyst, smoky quartz, jasper, moss agate and common opal. The thunder eggs were found at Thunderbird Park on Cedar Creek, Tambourine Mountain, 50 km south of Brisbane. There is a glossary of geological terms used at the rear of the pamphlet. Our Book No: 28427. $15 AUD.

121. Keay, John (2000). The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest was Named (1st US ed). New York: HarperCollins. 182 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, figures, minor edgewear jacket (small scuff spine). The improbable story of the 1600-mile trigonometrical survey by William Lambton and George Everest in the 1820s from the southern tip of India along a meridian to the Himalayas. ISBN: 0060195185. Our Book No: 29040. $18 AUD.

122. Keay, John (2001). The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named (1st p/b ed). London: HarperCollins. 182 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos, figures, map, pages faintly toned as common, contact plastic cover. The improbable story of the 1600-mile trigonometrical survey by William Lambton and George Everest in the 1820s from the southern tip of India along a meridian to the Himalayas. ISBN: 0006531237. Our Book No: 13723. $10 AUD.

123. Kelly, Kieran (2003). Tanami: On Foot across Australia's Desert Heart. Sydney: Pan / Pan Macmillan. 319 pp. paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, maps, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Two men set out to attempt something not previously recorded - a crossing of the Tanami Desert on foot. ISBN: 033042128X. Our Book No: 17466. $12 AUD.

124. Kelly, Max (editor) (1978). Nineteenth-century Sydney: Essays in Urban History. Sydney: Sydney History Group / Sydney University Press (SUP). 135 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures (including black & white drawings & text-photos), tables, laminate plastic coating creased as common, minor edgewear. The first publication of a research group who studied the history of Sydney. These essays are drawn from an array of disciplines, including geography, demography, architecture, politics and history, and which reflect the variety of perspectives from which Sydney's past may be viewed. ISBN: 0424000512. Our Book No: 25009. $18 AUD.

125. Kennedy, K. H. (1978). The Mungana Affair: State Mining and Political Corruption in the 1920s. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 175 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper map, minor edgewear. The Mungana affair deals with a delicate and controversial area - political corruption and mining in Queensland - an issue still holding as much interest today as then in the Depression Era when the Mungana scandal become known to the public. ISBN: 0702210285. Our Book No: 20146. $15 AUD.

126. Kerr, Colin (1983). Archie: The Biography of Sir Archibald Grenfell Price. Sydney: Macmillan. 311 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, orange endpapers. A warm and well-written story of the South Australian geographer, historian and academic. He was known as Archie to his many friends in Australia and overseas, but was better known to the public as Sir Archibald Grenfell Price. He travelled extensively, and wrote many books and articles on life in the tropics, on Australia and the Pacific. ISBN: 0333356241. Our Book No: 22077. $14 AUD.

127. Kerr, John (1982). Mt Morgan Gold Copper and Oil. Brisbane, St Lucia: J. D. & R. S. Kerr. 248 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos (most full-page), maps, frontispiece, edges lightly toned & foxed, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This is a history of Mt Morgan mine in Queensland. The mine was discovered 100 years ago, and it is one of the world's greatest copper gold mines. The many photos in this book help to detail the history of this mine, and pay tribute to the people who lived and worked in this area. ISBN: 095950723X. Our Book No: 29315. $27 AUD.

128. Knox, Malcolm (2013). Boom: The Underground History of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 395 pp. Paperback thick octavo, good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, maps inside covers, top spine lightly bumped, corner tips covers little creased, tiny edge tears few pages, minor edgewear. Reveals the history of mining as the Australian story. A readable and insightful book which describes the people behind the facts and figures. The book shows how mining and miners have shaped Australia's history and business through boom and bust. ISBN: 9780670076116. Our Book No: 29445. $20 AUD.

129. Krosch, N. J.,Sawers, J. D. (1974). Copper Mining in the Cloncurry and Mount Isa Mining Fields, 1971 (1st ed) [Geological Survey of Queensland Report, no. 85]. Brisbane: Queensland Department Of Mines. 68 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, frontispiece, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), figures (four fold-out), tables, few page corners little creased, light foxing & toning edges, minor edgewear, owner's bookplate inside front cover. From the summary: Twenty-two small copper mines are described, copper mining activity, and company exploration in the period 1966 - 1972 are reviewed, and the future role of gouger mining is discussed. Our Book No: 29327. $30 AUD.

130. Lane, Peter (2007). Geology of Western Australia's National Parks: Geology for Everyone (2nd ed). Margaret River, WA: Peter Lane. 108 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. Second edition. By Australian oil exploration geologist, who has lived at Margaret River (southwestern Australia) for the past 18 years. He is now heavily committed to environmental issues. ISBN: 9780646482170. Our Book No: 15563. $30 AUD.

131. Larkins, John (1980). Story of The Snowy Mountains: Its History and People. Sydney: Reed. 80 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (minor foxing reverse side), bottom edge lightly rubbed, spine ends lightly scuffed, faint foxing edges. The author tells the amazing story of the Snowy Mountains Scheme to build hydroelectric power stations. The photos enhance this book as a splendid look at the people's hard-won heritage. ISBN: 0589502018. Our Book No: 25023. $20 AUD.

132. Latter, Bill (1995). Blacklegs: The Scottish Colliery Strike of 1911 [Staples South West Region Publications]. Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press / Charles & Joy Staples South West Region Publications Fund. 104 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, rear cover corners creased, minor edgewear cover corners. This book is about the strike in 1911, at the Scottish Colliery, near the isolated coal settlement of Collie Burn, Western Australia. At the heart of the dispute was the issue of solidarity: the struggle between the striking miners and their adversaries, the 'blacklegs'. ISBN: 1875560521. Our Book No: 28563. $18 AUD.

133. Leick, Gwendolyn (2002). Mesopotamia: The Invention of the City (Modern reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 359 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, bottom corner little creased rear cover, minor edgewear. The first book to reveal everyday life as it was in ten long-lost Mesopotamian cities (ancient Iraq). The author used archaeological fragments of jewellery, textiles and writings to paint a colourful picture of the lives of Mesopotamians. ISBN: 9780140265743. Our Book No: 14612. $12 AUD.

134. Levingston, K. R. (1974). Mineral Deposits and Mines of the Townsville 1: 250,000 Sheet Area, North Queensland (1st ed) [Geological Survey Of Queensland Report, no. 61]. Brisbane: Queensland Department of Mines. 74 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, frontispiece, stapled pamphlet, figure, plates, tables, plates in pocket inside rear cover, minor edgewear, staples little rusted, cover corners slightly creased, light foxing edges, faint toning pages, small stain top edge front cover and first few pages, owner's bookplate inside front cover. This report gives some details of the ore deposits in relation to geology. Mapping of this sheet area was completed by a joint Geological Survey of Queensland - Bureau of Mineral Resources party in 1963, and the results were recorded by Wyatt et al. (1965). Townsville was established in 1861, and prior to this time the area was isolated and remote, and only prospectors seeking alluvial gold, which could be worked with a minimum of equipment and supplies came to the area. Our Book No: 29326. $30 AUD.

135. Levingston, K. R. (1974). Ore Deposits and Mines of the Charters Towers 1: 250, 000 Sheet Area, North Queensland (1st ed) [Geological Survey of Queensland Report, no. 57]. Brisbane: Queensland Department of Mines. 103 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers (spine toned), frontispiece map, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), figure, tables, plates MISSING from pocket inside back cover, cover corners lightly creased, light foxing top edge, faint toning pages, minor edgewear, owner's bookplate inside front cover. The Charters Towers 1: 250, 000 Sheet Area was mapped by officers of the Bureau of Mineral Resources and the Geological Survey of Queensland in 1964, and this report is a summary of relevant mining information. This summary has been taken from J. H. Reid's work on Charters Towers, and most of the information on the "inside" mining area of that field is taken directly from that report. The mining history of the sheet area falls naturally into decades. Occupation began in 1861 and continues to the present. (Ten plates missing from rear pocket.). Our Book No: 29325. $20 AUD.

136. Lishmund, S. R., Dawood, A. D.,Langley, W. V. (1986). The Limestone Deposits of New South Wales (2nd ed) [Geological Survey of New South Wales Mineral Resources Publication]. Sydney: Department of Mineral Resources. 373 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, black & white figures & text-photos, maps, corner tips covers & spine little creased, spine ends little bumped, covers little scratched, minimal foxing, base of spine slightly scuffed, rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear. Second edition. This report is a summary of available geological information on the known limestone deposits of New South Wales. This report has revised, updated information on the stratigraphic and tectonic setting of the limestone deposits, and gives additional data on faunal assemblages, chemical analyses, and limestone resources. There are maps of the more important deposits, and the more important limestone-bearing regions. The photos have been taken by the authors during the course of this work. Our Book No: 29354. $40 AUD.

137. Long, John A. (2004). Gogo Fish! The Story of the Western Australian State Fossil Emblem. Perth: Western Australian Museum. 40 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos & drawings, bottom corner covers little creased, minor edgewear. In July 1986, a 375 million-year old fossil fish was discovered in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The campaign of a Perth primary school helped make this fish the Western Australian State fossil emblem. This is the story of Dr John Long's discovery of the Gogo fish, the campaign, and a glimpse into the fascinating world of a Devonian reef. This book is for primary to secondary school students and anyone interested in this fascinating story. ISBN: 1920843086. Our Book No: 24946. $18 AUD.

138. Lowry, D. C. (1970). Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla Basin [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 122]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 201 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, red flexible cover, frontispiece photo, figures (maps & black & white text-photos), large colour map foldout inside rear cover, tables (includes foldout plates), minor edgewear, rubber stamp front cover. The first regional geological survey of the Eucla Basin, known to layman as the Nullarbor Plain. This arid limestone plateau forms a barrier between southwestern Western Australian and the eastern part of the continent. There is some groundwater potential. Part of a thesis submitted to the University of Western Australia. Our Book No: 17428. $40 AUD.

139. Ludbrook, N. H. (1980). A Guide to the Geology and Mineral Resources of South Australia. Adelaide: Department of Mines and Energy, South Australia. 230 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, very good condition, colour text-photos, figures, maps, tables, spine lightly faded as usual, minor edgewear, sticker mark front flyleaf, owner's written name. This book is intended as a guide to the geology and mineralogy of South Australia. It has been compiled from the work of many geologists. The many photos and maps will be helpful to anyone wanting to know more about this area of Australia. Our Book No: 25894. $40 AUD.

140. Mackaness, George (editor) (1976). Murray's Guide to the Gold Diggings: The Australian Gold Diggings: Where They Are and How to Get Them (Facsimile ed) [Australian Historical Monographs (New Series)]. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 56 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, centre-page black & white drawing. A reissue of a facsimile of a pamphlet originally published in London in 1852. Our Book No: 15417. $12 AUD.

141. Macleod, W. N. (1966). The Geology and Iron Deposits of the Hamersley Range Area, Western Australia [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 117]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 170 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, thick card covers (brown cloth spine), black & white photos, tables, glossy paper, minor edgewear, owner’s written name. The first comprehensive survey of the vast Hamersley region iron ore deposits of northwestern Australia. This survey became necessary after the government lifted the embargo on iron exports in 1960. Huge economic potential is documented, over 15,000 million tons, one of the largest in the world. (A separate atlas of 41 plates is MISSING. Written name of Alan Ives, book collector.). Our Book No: 17482. $50 AUD.

142. Manning, Alan (compiler) (1977). Uranium: A Fair Trial: Both Sides of the Debate as Presented in the ALP Discussion Kit (Reprint ed). Canberra: ALP: Australian Labor Party. 106 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal annotation (single letter front cover). ISBN: 0858430126. Our Book No: 12463. $10 AUD.

143. Manning, Paddy (2013). What the Frack? Everything You Need to Know About Coal Seam Gas. Sydney, Kensington: New South QuickEs. 188 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Australia's coal seam gas industry in rural New South Wales and Queensland carries unprecedented toxic environmental risks, but it could be the path to energy salvation by being cleaner than coal, safer than nuclear energy, and a complement to renewables. A balanced examination of both sides of the argument. While big oil and gas companies believe Australia could be the biggest liquid natural gas exporter in the world, farmers and environmentalists are united in their opposition to coal seam gas extraction from Australia's most fertile agricultural lands. Do coal seam gas wells poison our food resources? Does coal seam gas really aid in tackling climate change? Visiting drill sites, boardrooms, pipelines, parliamentary offices, and farm gate protests, the author demonstrates how coal seam gas extraction may be one boom that is happening too fast. ISBN: 9781742233659. Our Book No: 16539. $12 AUD.

144. Manning, Paddy (2013). Boganaire: The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler. Melbourne: Black Inc. 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. Hunter Valley (Newcastle, NSW) mine electrician Nathan Tinkler borrowed big in 2005, made a fortune from several speculative coal plays, and by 2011 was a self-made billionaire. However, his reluctance to pay his debts were making him enemies. He lived the high life, buying luxury homes, private jets, sports cars and football teams, and splurging massively to build a horseracing empire. But his business model worked only in a rising market. When coal prices slumped in 2012, Tinkler had no cash flow to service his massive borrowings and no allies to help him recover. Within months he was trying desperately to stave off his creditors. In this impressive biography, leading business writer Paddy Manning relates Tinkler's meteoric rise to wealth, and his equally rapid downfall. ISBN: 9781863956284. Our Book No: 16023. $20 AUD.

145. Markham, Clements,Holland, Clive (editor) (1986). Antarctic Obsession: A Personal Narrative of the Origins of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901 - 4 [Antarctic Classics Series]. Norfolk: Bluntisham Books / Erskine Press. 179 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), black & white text-photos (some full-page). Reproduced from a manuscript at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge - edited and introduced by archivist Clive Holland. Markham was the influential president of the Royal Geographic Society, who expertly lobbied for Scott's expedition despite strong bureaucratic opposition. ISBN: 0948285095. Our Book No: 14351. $30 AUD.

146. Martin, J. Rogers,Wallace, Hugh A. (1958). Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavements (1st ed). New York: McGraw Hill. 305 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (few marks covers, small edge tears, small piece missing spine ends, corners lightly worn). A thorough manual of modern methods and technology for the design and construction of the many types of asphalt pavements in use today. Our Book No: 22380. $18 AUD.

147. Martin, Mandy, Sinclair, Paul (text),Haynes, Peter (editor); Fitzhardinge, Guy (environmental context) (1996). Tracts: Back O' Bourke. Canberra: Environment Trusts, New South Wales Government. 44 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page colour reproductions, covers little scuffed & scratched, small sticker mark front cover, faint foxing inside front cover & title page, minor edgewear. In 1995 Mandy Martin, artist and lecturer at the School of Art, Australian National University, was awarded an Environmental Education Trust Grant by the Minister for the Environment, New South Wales, to undertake a project to produce an exhibition of paintings and drawings to tour the Murray-Darling Basin. The written text makes up the other major creative element of the project. ISBN: 0646305352. Our Book No: 27387. $15 AUD.

148. McGregor, Alasdair,Chester, Quentin (1992). The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 208 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (many full-page), map, minor edgewear jacket (few light scratches, reverse side lightly foxed), edges & few pages faintly foxed, small bump top edge front cover, spine ends little rubbed. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This wonderful book is a journey into the heart of the Kimberley. The photos stunningly depict this vast area of at the northern tip of Western Australia. ISBN: 0340578416. Our Book No: 29016. $30 AUD.

149. McIntosh, Fiona (2013). Fields of Gold (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 562 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition. This novel of high adventure, tragedy and enduring love, by well-known Australian writer, moves from the windswept cliffs of the Cornish coast to the goldmines of southern India. Charismatic womaniser Jack Bryant has the world at his feet, but when trouble catches up with him he's forced to flee Penzance for good. ISBN: 9780143568445. Our Book No: 28473. $16 AUD.

150. McKinnon, Moira (2014). Cicada (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 390 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is a stunning novel of terror, love and survival in the Kimberley area of Western Australia. How two women on the run survive in the desert and what happens when they are finally found will keep you turning the page to the end. This is her first novel. ISBN: 9781743315293. Our Book No: 27383. $20 AUD.

151. McNamara, Ken (2004). Stromatolites (Reprint ed). Perth: West Australian Museum. 28 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good condition, map, black & white drawings, colour photos, frontispiece, top corner tip covers & pages little creased, minor edgewear. This booklet covers both living and fossil stromatolites. The stromatolites are located in Western Australia at Shark Bay, Lake Clifton, Lake Richmond, Rottnest Island, and Lake Thetis. ISBN: 0730952150. Our Book No: 29158. $10 AUD.

152. Mello, Rev. J. Magens (1876). Hand-Book to the Geology of Derbyshire (1st ed). London: Bemrose & Sons. 80 pp. Hardback very small, good condition, original dark green cloth cover (little flecked & scuffed) & endpapers, black & white plates, foldout colour map frontispiece, adverts at rear, front hinge minimally split (pages firm), front free endpaper creased, pages & edges lightly toned, little edgewear & fraying corners. First edition. A delightful little illustrated book that describes the geology of this English county. Our Book No: 16997. $50 AUD.

153. Mengel, D. C.,Carr, A. F. (1976). Ipswich Coal-field (2 volumes) [Geological Survey of Queensland Report, no 94]. Brisbane: Queensland Department of Mines. 18 pp. Volume 1: Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, stapled pamphlet, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Volume 2: Diagrams, plans and maps in a slipcase (little creased). From the summary: This report reviews Departmental coal exploration in the Ipswich Coal-field up to the year 1972. This coalfield lies about 35 km west of Brisbane and covers an area of 250 km2 to the south of the Brisbane River. Volume 2 contains Figures 4 to 16 in a slipcase. Our Book No: 29328. $40 AUD.

154. Merrill, Ronald T.,McElhinny, Michael W. (1983). The Earth's Magnetic Field: Its History, Origin and Planetary Perspective [International Geophysics Series]. London: Academic Press. 190 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, figures, large crease corner rear cover, owner's written name title page, internally excellent. Draws together the major lines of inquiry into geomagnetism which have been traditionally studied separately: the Earth's magnetic field and its secular variation, planetary palaeomagnetism and archaeomagnetism, and theoretical studies of the origin of the magnetic field. A focus is the relationship of dynamo theory to paleomagnetic studies. ISBN: 0124912427. Our Book No: 4100. $20 AUD.

155. Miller, Debbie S.,Van Zyle, Jon (illustrator) (2013). Survival at 40c Above (Reprint ed). London: A. & C. Black. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good plus condition, colour illustrations, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). A beautiful book about a day in the life of the animals of Australia's Simpson Desert as they endure wide temperature swings from the scorching day to the cool of night. From superglue frogs to thorny devils and one-humped camels, these animals are well adapted to this dynamic climate. The text will interest older children and the colourful life-like illustrations will suit any age. A wonderful way to learn about nature and the environment. ISBN: 9781408190296. Our Book No: 29569. $20 AUD.

156. Mitchell, Roger H. (1986). Kimberlites: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology. New York: Plenum Press. 442 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear, owner's written name. A book about the petrology of kimberlites. It is not about upper mantle xenoliths, diamonds, or prospecting for kimberlites. The object of the book is to provide a comprehensive survey and critique of the advances which have been made in kimberlite studies over the last 25 years. Kimberlites are rare rock types; however, their relative obscurity is overriden by their economic and petrological importance to a degree which is not shared by more common rocks. Kimberlites are consequently of interest to a diverse group of earth scientists, ranging from isotope geochemists concerned with the evolution of the mantle, to volcanologists pondering the origins of diatremes, to exploration geologists seeking new occurrences of the diamondiferous varieties. ISBN: 0306421739. Our Book No: 15043. $140 AUD.

157. Monmonier, Mark (2008). Coast Lines: How Mapmakers Frame the World and Chart Environmental Change [Coastlines]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 228 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), figures, maps, minimal edgewear jacket. Rising sea levels pose major challenges to all aspects of coastal existence - economic, residential, and environmental - but also to cartography (mapping of coasts). Monmonier explores shifting landscapes, cartographic technology and climate change, and reveals that coastlines are as much a set of ideas, assumptions, and societal beliefs as they are solid black lines on maps. Coastlines challenge mapmakers to capture on paper a highly irregular land-water boundary perturbed by tides and storms and complicated by rocks, wrecks, and shoals. Peppered with captivating anecdotes about the frustrating effort to expunge fictitious islands from nautical charts, the tricky measurement of a coastline’s length, and the contentious notions of beachfront property and public access. ISBN: 9780226534039. Our Book No: 24491. $15 AUD.

158. Morell, Virginia (2001). Blue Nile: Ethiopia's River of Magic and Mystery. Washington, DC: Adventure Press / National Geographic. 324 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (front flap creased). This vivid book goes on a thrilling adventure down the Blue Nile. The author introduces a graceful, colourful people, their exotic land, and a proud tradition that has endured since the days of Solomon and Sheba. From its source in the wild Ethiopian highlands, this river passes through some of the most untamed country on Earth as it rushes toward its desert rendezvous with the White Nile in Sudan. ISBN: 0792279514. Our Book No: 27170. $20 AUD.

159. Morgan, Red (2008). Warragamba Dam: Thank God There were No Greenies! Wallacia, NSW: Red Morgan. 407 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, minimal foxing edges, edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). Autobiography of Welsh migrant who helped build the Warragamba Dam, west of Sydney. Recounted with colloquial vigour and humour, and a strong sense of mateship. (Associated bookmark loosely inserted.). ISBN: 0646371568. Our Book No: 6130. $15 AUD.

160. Morris, Brian (2007). The Anarchist Geographer: An Introduction to the Life of Peter Kropotkin (1st ed). Minehead, Somerset: Genge Press. 119 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. A biography of the Russian anarchist, who followed this path after witnessing the brutality of both the Tsarist regime, and the later Bolsheviks. Less well known is that he was a geographer by profession, and was a forerunner of the social ecology movement. ISBN: 9780954904333. Our Book No: 17038. $30 AUD.

161. Morrissey, Di (2011). The Opal Desert (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 406 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny tear rear cover, minor edgewear. First edition. This novel is about three women, facing uncertain futures, who form an unlikely friendship in Australia's remote opal fields. ISBN: 9781742610351. Our Book No: 25719. $10 AUD.

162. Morrissey, Di (2017). The Red Coast (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 356 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), front & rear hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear. The author returns to the red earth of the Kimberley with a passionate story of resistance and resilience under the Kimberley skies. After the upheaval which separated Jacqui Bouchard from her beloved son, she has finally settled in Broome, a magical remote town on the northwest coast of Australia. But when a proposed mining development is unveiled, the town begins to tear itself apart ISBN: 9781925481549. Our Book No: 29849. $20 AUD.

163. Munro, Sharyn (2012). Rich Land, Wasteland: How Coal is Killing Australia. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 453 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, bottom corner back cover creased, bottom corner front cover creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book looks at the facts about the nationwide coal and coal seam gas (CSG) boom, and explores the real costs to the environment. The author lives in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales (NSW), and is concerned with the effects of coal on families and their lifestyle. ISBN: 9781742610993. Our Book No: 28689. $18 AUD.

164. Nelson, Hank (1976). Black White and Gold: Goldmining in Papua New Guinea 1878 - 1930 (1st ed). Canberra: Australian National University Press (ANU Press). 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, black & white drawings & photos, maps, edges & pages lightly toned, front cover including text little rubbed, crease in front cover, minor edgewear. Encounters between Papua New Guineans and miners from the first 'rush' in 1878 until 1930. The information for this book has been obtained by reading, talking and travelling. The author states that the book may assist those that want to learn more about this interesting part of Pacific history. ISBN: 0708104886. Our Book No: 27431. $25 AUD.

165. Nicholas, F. W.,Nicholas, J. M. (2008). Charles Darwin in Australia: With Illustrations and Additional Commentary from Other Members of the Beagle's Company Including Conrad Martens, Augustus Earle, Captain Fitzroy, Philip Gidley King, and Syms Covington (2nd, Anniversary ed). New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 260 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This anniversary edition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary in 2009 of the publication of "Origin of Species". It covers Darwin's visit to Australia in 1836. He visited Sydney, Bathurst, Hobart and called into King George Sound. He made extensive notes on the geology and nature of Australia. There are many photos and illustrations not available in the earlier editions. The book is based on transcriptions of the entire Australian section of Darwin's diary, which are supplemented by extracts from field notes, letters and other published material. ISBN: 9780521728676. Our Book No: 28014. $30 AUD.

166. Nicholson, Krissy (2013). Tsunami and the Single Girl: One Woman's Journey to Become an Aid Worker and Find Love (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 308 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, black & white photo free flyleaf, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is set in humanitarian disaster zones around the world (particularly Sri Lanka and Thailand after the 2004 tsunami). The author tells her story about her journey to become an Oxfam aid worker and her (seemingly) never-ending search to find a soul mate. ISBN: 9781743316948. Our Book No: 27889. $15 AUD.

167. Nickel, Ernest H.,Nichols, Monte C. (1991). Mineral Reference Manual (Reprint ed). New York: Chapman & Hall. 250 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, owner's rubber stamps including edges. This manual represents an alphabetical listing of all valid mineral species and includes the name, formula, current status, crystal system, appearance, hardness, measured and calculated density, type locality, mineral classification, the origin of the name, an indication of related species, and selected literature references for each species including crystal structure determination. ISBN: 0412078112. Our Book No: 25542. $20 AUD.

168. O'Connor, Jane (2010). Without Warning: One Woman's Story of Surviving Black Saturday (1st ed). Melbourne, Prahran: Hardie Grant. 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, edges faintly toned, minor edgewear. About her fight to survive the Black Saturday bushfires on 7th February 2009 in Victoria north of Melbourne. This book details the horrific events of that day as Jane's family fought for their lives. ISBN: 9781740668477. Our Book No: 28513. $15 AUD.

169. O'Donahue, T. A. (1904). Colliery Surveying: A Primer Designed for the Use of Students and Colliery Manager Aspirants (Reprint ed). London: Macmillan & Co. 163 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, black & white drawings, cover little flecked, spine lightly faded, edges lightly foxed, endpapers toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, owner's written names, spine ends chipped, rubber stamp inside front cover. Written at the request of mining and engineering students who read his articles on surveying published in "Mining" journal. The book has an easy-to-understand text, practical use, and a variety of illustrations geared towards the students who have an elementary knowledge of arithmetic. This reprint is termed a second edition, but only a few corrections were made. Our Book No: 26211. $15 AUD.

170. O'Neil, Bernard (1982). In Search of Mineral Wealth: The South Australian Geological Survey and Department of Mines to 1944 [Special Publication, no 2]. Adelaide: South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. 359 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, black & white & colour maps, spine little faded jacket (sticker mark front cover, some edgewear, top spine chipped, corners scuffed), endpapers lightly toned. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. From the introduction: This book investigates and describes the origin and development in South Australia of a Government Geological Survey and Department of Mines through to the Jubilee of the department in 1944. The historical review highlights the nature of the relationship between the Government and private enterprise in the evolution of this organisation. This book was prepared from a thesis written for a Master of Arts degree in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide, and was financed by a grant from the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. ISBN: 0724360956. Our Book No: 29316. $30 AUD.

171. Office, War (1955). Manual of Map Reading, Air Photo Reading and Field Sketching: Part 1: Map Reading. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO). 132 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover, figures, black & white & colour maps (some foldout), front endpapers toned, minor foxing & edgewear. New edition 1955 (originally published 1929). A standard comprehensive guide to map reading. Includes mapcraft, scales, conventional signs, shape of the ground, grid references (including pre-UTM and UTM in Britain), direction, prismatic compass, map setting and position finding, and map reading instructions. Many sample maps. Our Book No: 4124. $18 AUD.

172. Oktober, Tricia (1995). Bushfire (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder Children's books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear (mostly spine ends). A children's picture story about how the animals cope during a bushfire. The vivid text and finely detailed illustrations, give a lyrical, eye-opening account of Australian animal and plant life for children of all ages. ISBN: 0733601154. Our Book No: 27546. $25 AUD.

173. Oliver, Narelle (2013). Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia's Dead Heart (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Newtown: Walker Books. 35 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creases covers, minor edgewear. Children's book by environmentalist, based on Charles Sturt and his travels in the Australian desert. The many fascinating creatures and their ingenious methods of survival in this unique habitat are brought to life by the beautiful linocut illustrations. ISBN: 9781922077288. Our Book No: 28605. $15 AUD.

174. Paice, Edward (2008). Wrath of God: The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 (1st ed). London: Quercus. 279 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), few colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minimal edgewear. The author has used primary sources, many of which have never been used before to write about a natural disaster, and the aftereffects on a city (Lisbon, capital of Portugal) and a society changed forever in the space of a few minutes. ISBN: 9781847246233. Our Book No: 26761. $18 AUD.

175. Palmer, Helen; Walters, Evelyn (illustrator) (1954). Beneath the Southern Cross (1st ed). Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire / Specialty Press (Printers). 104 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, black & white drawings, spine ends worn & chipped, cover corners little bumped, edges little foxed, pages faintly toned, bottom edge covers little rubbed, tiny scuff first few pages, owner's written name & details flyleaf, autograph (author's written name title page). An Australian story for older children and young adults about a boy on the Ballarat goldfields during 1854. Twelve-year-old David lives the rough and tumble life of the diggings. He wins gold, bushrangers hold up the escort, he takes part in digger hunts, and helps to build and defend the Eureka Stockade. Our Book No: 28067. $10 AUD.

176. Parker, Paul (editor) (1993). Pacific Coal Trade in the 1990s: Energy or Environmental Priorities? Canberra: Australia-Japan Research Centre, Australian National University. 155 pp. Paperback, card cover, very good condition, tables, rear cover corner tip creased, minor edgewear. These papers by energy specialists, economists and environmentalists examine the coal trade in the Pacific and southeast Asian region. ISBN: 0864131399. Our Book No: 12907. $15 AUD.

177. Parnell, Sean (2013). Clive: The Story of Clive Palmer. Sydney: HarperCollins. 328 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour & black & white photos. Clive Palmer, MP, leader of the Palmer United Party (PUP) and big-spending billionaire miner: now here's the true story behind the larger-than-life Queenslander. He's bought a football team, helped create a political party, added robot dinosaurs to a luxury golf resort and is set to recreate the 'Titanic'. But are these just fanciful splurges or something more calculated? The reality is that Clive Palmer uses his immense mining wealth in a proactive (if sometimes eccentric) global way. His personal story is just as colourful and intriguing: Clive spent time as a child in China and writes poetry. He is well-known for attention-grabbing statements that send the media into a spin. His political feuds and legal disputes are legendary. In this part business book, part political-insider profile and all rollicking tale, journalist Sean Parnell reveals what makes Clive Palmer tick. ISBN: 9780732296339. Our Book No: 16129. $20 AUD.

178. Pattison, Allan (1966). The Hunter Valley Research Foundation: Hunter Valley Drought 1964 - 1965 (1st ed). Newcastle, NSW: Research Centre. 35 pp. Paperback quarto, card covers, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, library binding, good condition, tables, figures, scuffing inside front cover (removal of library sticker). This study is for one year of a drought sequence in the Hunter Valley. The purpose of this paper is to describe some of the main characteristics and to consider some of the more important consequences of the drought. Our Book No: 22792. $15 AUD.

179. Payton, Philip; Dyvresow, Car (Bardic name) (1984). The Cornish Miner in Australia: Cousin Jack Down Under. Kernow, Cornwall: Dyllansow Truran. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted photos), maps, pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, faint toning & foxing reverse side jacket (some edgewear & scratches, spine little faded & creased, flap square-clipped), bookshop sticker inside rear cover, owner's written name (pencil). Examines the unique and lasting Cornish impact in South Australia, the focal point of Cornish mining influence in Australia. The author also covers Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, Broken Hill in New South Wales, and Bendigo in Victoria. The author came from Cornwall to do three years research and travel in Australia, based on his University of Adelaide PhD thesis. ISBN: 0907566510. Our Book No: 29308. $30 AUD.

180. Pearson, Michael,McGowan, Barry (2000). Mining Heritage Places Assessment Manual. Canberra: Australian Council of National Trusts / Australian Heritage Commission. 187 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, maps, plans, slight bump base spine & few pages, minor edgewear. This book has been designed to help in the recording, analysis, and heritage assessment of mining heritage places. The main aim of the manual is to help non-specialists in the heritage or mining fields to make basic decisions about heritage values, and to be an aid in the nomination of mining heritage places to heritage registers. The manual does not cover complex issues like conservation, continued mining or rehabilitation of mine sites, through an understanding of a place's heritage significance is essential information in the resolution of these issues. The manual is a practical, easy to use book. ISBN: 0908198159. Our Book No: 29314. $70 AUD.

181. Perry, John (2002). The Quick and the Dead: Stawell and Its Race Through Time (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 284 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. The Stawell Easter Gift is a Sheffield handicap sprint (that is, held over a distance of 130 yards) that has been held since 1878 on Easter Monday in the goldmining town of Stawell in Victoria. A special story that uses one traditional event in the life of one town to tell human stories. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0868407240. Our Book No: 20797. $10 AUD.

182. Pink, Kerry (1998). Through Hells Gates: A History of Strahan and Macquarie Harbour (4th ed). Tasmania: Kerry Pink. 92 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover little worn, small stain bottom corner rear cover & last few pages. This book tells the story of Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River from their discovery in 1815 to the national controversy of the proposed Lower Gordon river hydro-electric dam and the conservationist blockade of 1982-83 nearly 170 years later. ISBN: 0646366653. Our Book No: 26533. $15 AUD.

183. Piper, Karen (2006). Left in the Dust: How Race and Politics Created a Human and Environmental Tragedy in L.A. [Los Angeles]. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 223 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear & scratches jacket. The author writes a unique and personal story about the city of Los Angeles's environmental disaster regarding the diversion of water away from Owens Lake to supply water to Los Angeles, and the resulting problems with a now dry lakebed which has created a toxic dust bowl. ISBN: 9781403969316. Our Book No: 23603. $10 AUD.

184. Playford, P. E., Cockbain, A. E.,Low, G. H. (1976). Geology of the Perth Basin, Western Australia [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 124]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 311 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, red flexible cover (sticker mark front cover), frontispiece photo, figures (maps & black & white text-photos), corners covers little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp title page. The first detailed study of the regional geology of the Perth Basin, which consists mainly of superficial Quaternary deposits, with Mezozoic and Paleozic strata visible at the northern end. Previous studies were based only on surface geology, but geophysical surveys and drilled wells are now now available. The Basin has valuable natural gas, mineral sands and groundwater resources. ISBN: 0724460438. Our Book No: 17397. $40 AUD.

185. Plimer, Ian (2009). Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science (Reprint ed). Ballan, VIC: Connor Court Publishing. 504 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, figures, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. A trenchant skeptics critique of the science supporting human-induced climate change, by a prominent Australian professor of mining geology. Asserts that climate change politics is religious fundamentalism masquerading as science. ISBN: 9781921421143. Our Book No: 13647. $22 AUD.

186. Poirier, Jean-Paul (1985). Creep of Crystals: High-Temperature Deformation Processes in Metals, Ceramics and Minerals [Cambridge Earth Science Series]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. This textbook describes the physics of the plastic deformation of solids at high temperatures for geologists or geophysicists interested in the high-temperature behaviour of crystals. Acquaints with the methods of materials science. Explains the most important models and recent experimental results of materials science. Also explains the essential solid-state physics, thermodynamics and hydrostatics of creep, creep models and their applications in geology, diffusion creep, and superplastic deformation and deformation enhanced by phase transformations. Extensive bibliographies are presented. ISBN: 0521278511. Our Book No: 16328. $50 AUD.

187. Pontin, John (2008). The Converging World: How One Community's Path to Zero Waste is Helping Save Our Planet (1st ed). London: Piatkus. 214 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, old price marks. The story of one community's attempt to change their world for the better, and it provides a model of action for everyone concerned about climate change, environmental damage and social justice. twins and compares two regions: his own south-west England (population 5 million), and one in rural India (population five times greater). ISBN: 9780749951702. Our Book No: 24522. $10 AUD.

188. Powell, Jocelyn (1998). The Improver's Legacy: Environmental Studies of the Hawkesbury (1st ed). Berowra Heights, NSW: Deerubbin Press. 156 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, as new condition, black & white text-photos. Expert contributors discuss the impacts of Aboriginal and settler activities, bushfires, extractive industries, riverbank erosion, national parks, and catchment management in the Hawkesbury region, northwest of Sydney. They provide the information and insights which community, planners and decision-makers require if the catchment is to have any prospect of being restored to a condition which future generations can take pleasure in inheriting. This book will interest anyone looking to promote a more natural and sustainable world. ISBN: 0958574421. Our Book No: 26038. $21 AUD.

189. Powell, John Wesley,deBuys, William (editor) (2001). Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell (1st ed) [Pioneers of Conservation]. Washington, DC: Island Press / Shearwater Books. 388 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, colour maps, minor edgewear, slight crease front cover. Powell was pioneer American explorer and conservationist. Selected essays from Powell's work ranging from a gripping account of his epic descent of the Colorado River, to his views on the evolution of civilization, and his seminal writings on Western settlement and resource management. Reveals an enduringly and valuable way of thinking about land, water, and society as parts of an interconnected whole. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1559638737. Our Book No: 23653. $10 AUD.

190. Press, Margaret M. (1978). Julian Tenison Woods (1st ed) [Studies in the Christian Movement]. Sydney: Catholic Theological Faculty. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, pages little toned as usual, minor edgewear jacket, copy 2. A sympathetic biography of an extraordinarily active Australian - the Catholic priest who founded the Sisters of St Joseph (Saint Mary McKillop's order). He was heavily involved in Catholic education. He was also a gentleman scientist who made many worthwhile contributions to Australian geology. ISBN: 0909246513. Our Book No: 3139. $15 AUD.

191. Pugh, Clifton (illustrator),Smith, Ivan; Edinburgh, Duke of (foreword),Scott, Sir Peter (foreword) (1984). The Wombat and the Dingo. Melbourne: Sun Books. 160 pp. Paperback wide small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, faint foxing edges, corner tips covers little scuffed, spine slightly faded, bottom corners some pages little creased, non-author written dedication. This children';s picture book is about the tragic death of a wombat in a bushfire and the effect of drought on the dingo and the other animals who fight to survive the harsh countryside. The sketches and paintings (colour photos) are by the famous Australian artist who has a healthy respect for nature which he shares with the narrator. The verse stories were originally published as two books in 1972 and 1977. ISBN: 0725104392. Our Book No: 29471. $15 AUD.

192. Purcell, Lorraine (2010). The Miners' Friend: A Brief Account of the Life of Ludwig Hugo (Louis) Beyers 1840 - 1910 in Hill End, New South Wales & the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Sydney, Carlton: Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group. 44 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour photo rear cover, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear. This brief biography, compiled by Purcell, is about Ludwig (Louis) Beyers who was the much loved Mayor of Hill End. He left the eastern states to go to Western Australia to gain his fortune in the gold rushes of 1892. This book has been produced for the centenary of his death. It commemorates the laying of a plaque on his grave in the Mt Morgans cemetary on 30 November 2010. His great granddaughter, Helen Heath has written a dedication on behalf of the Beyer descendants. ISBN: 9780980613223. Our Book No: 28873. $25 AUD.

193. Ratcliffe, Francis; Huxley, Sir Julian (introduction) (1963). Flying Fox and Drifting Sand: The Adventures of a Biologist in Australia. Sydney: Sirius / Angus & Robertson. 332 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white photos centre spread, maps, jacket & endpapers little foxed, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, presentation sticker. The experiences of a female British biologist and naturalist travelling and researching in Australia between the two World Wars. She was particularly interested in bats and soil erosion. (Large presentation sticker from Commonwealth Literary Fund. Originally published, 1938.). Our Book No: 11805. $18 AUD.

194. Rayner, E. O.,Nye, P. B. (1940). [MAP] Cloncurry Gold and Mineral Field Plan Showing Generalized Geology and Positions of Mines [Cloncurry Plate 1]. Australia: Northern Aerial and Geophysical Survey. N/a pp. Ephemera, large format folded map, very good condition, multicoloured drawing, sheet lightly toned, tiny pinholes along one edge, minor edgewear & foxing, rubber library stamp reverse side. A handsome collectible geological map of the Cloncurry mineral field in Queensland. Contains the facsimile signatures of assistant geologist Rayner and executive officer Nye, dated 1940. Our Book No: 4190. $30 AUD.

195. Repcheck, Jack (2003). The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of the Earth's Antiquity (1st stated ed). Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books. 247 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. The remarkable story of the gentleman farmer who used his simple observations on a small tract of land which led him to the controversial theory that the earth was likely to be millions of years old rather than the biblically determined 6000 - and that the earth was being shaped and re-shaped by myriad everyday forces rather than one cataclysmic event. Also the story of Scotland and the Scottish enlightenment, which involved some the the greatest thinkers of the age. An engaging story about a little known man and the science he established. ISBN: 073820692X. Our Book No: 27884. $15 AUD.

196. Rice, Ben (2000). Pobby and Dingan (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Knopf / Random House Australia. 90 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear. First Australian edition. Novel about a girl and her imaginary companions, set in the opal-mining town of Lightning Ridge, New South Wales. ISBN: 1740510208. Our Book No: 8064. $10 AUD.

197. Robin, Libby (2007). How a Continent Created a Nation. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 259 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. She explores the links between nature and nation. By looking at some of those who observe the natural world such as scientists, field naturalists and farmers she tells the story of how Australia as a nation has come to understand our land. Having left the cultural cringe behind, settler Australians are struggling with the strange nature of this continent. She suggests new ways of living in an arid and urbanised continent in times of global change, and gives hope that Australia can move beyond the biological cringe. ISBN: 9780868408910. Our Book No: 16996. $27 AUD.

198. Rock, N. M. S.; Bowes, D. R. (contributor),Wright, A. E. (contributor) (1991). Lamprophyres. Glasgow / New York: Blackie / Van Nostrand Reinhold. 285 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, minor edge tears jacket, bumped section mid-spine (small tear jacket spine repaired), owner's written name. Lamprophyres are a group of alkali-rich igneous rocks that occur in a wide variety of geological settings worldwide. They are minor intrusions, and are associated with major periods of magmatism. Lamprophyres are known to originate from great depths and to be very rich in fluids, and they have recently been shown to contain minerals such as gold and diamond (similar to kimberlites). This book provides a comprehensive overview of lamprophyres, and discusses the distribution, occurrence and types of lamprophyre, together with associated rock types and their growing importance in economic geology. The book is written for geologists, geochemists and petrologists, but will be of considerable interest to economic geologists and those involved in research and exploitation of strategic mineral resources (From library of geologist Eric Middlemost.). ISBN: 0442303963. Our Book No: 15042. $100 AUD.

199. Rose, Deborah Bird,D'Amico, Sharon (photographer); Daiyi, Nancy (with), Deveraux, Kathy (with), Daiyi, Margaret (with), Ford, Linda (with),Bright, April (with) (2002). Country of the Heart: An Indigenous Australian Homeland (1st ed). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 204 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, colour photos, few black & white photos, map, faint foxing edges, faint mark title page, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This richly illustrated book is a journey to the floodplains, south-west of Darwin in Australia's Top End. This book is about the country, culture, lives and stories of the MakMak clan (the white-breasted sea-eagle people). In the author's writing and Sharon D'Amicio's photos, we meet five amazing clan women. They share their world, their family, their laughter and their passion for their country. ISBN: 085575296X. Our Book No: 27732. $45 AUD.

200. Rosen, Sue; Kiernan, Ian (foreword) (1995). Losing Ground: An Environmental History of the Hawkesbury - Nepean Catchment. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 190 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, table, black & white text-photos, spine ends lightly rubbed, cover corners lightly bumped, endpapers lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear). Charts the history of environmental change in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River system (northwestern Sydney, Australia) and its catchment area. ISBN: 0868065684. Our Book No: 26553. $20 AUD.

201. Ross, Ronald K.; Hunter, T. G. (foreword) (1948). A Dictionary of Petroleum Terms (1st ed). Sydney: New Century Press. 119 pp. Paperback trade, brown flexible covers, very good condition, edges lightly foxed, pages faintly toned, spine little rubbed, corners covers little worn. This dictionary has been written to help people who need some knowledge of the meaning of the terms used in the petroleum industry. The author has used simple everyday language to explain the terms used. Also be of interest to people who collect old engineering and geology books. Our Book No: 29149. $35 AUD.

202. Roy, Mme,Perron, J. (1909). Les Explorations Geographiques au XIXe Siecle. Paris: Societe d'Edition et de Publications. 256 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, quarto-bound, leather spine (raised bands, gilt lettering), marbled boards & endpapers, drawings, maps, spine ends chipped (edges worn), pages very toned, string bookmark, dated bookplate (school prize certificate). Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, 1909, bookplate.) Title in English: "Geographic explorations of the 19th century". A worthy worldwide survey of exploration, written in the French language. Our Book No: 16808. $100 AUD.

203. Schaule, Gunter (2000). Holtermann's Nugget (1st ed). Briar Hill, VIC: Indra Publishing. 168 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, base spine lightly bumped, pages faintly toned, tiny dent bottom edge front cover, minor edgewear. This historical novel is based on the life of the successful 19th-century miner, businessman, parliamentarian and photographer, Bernhardt Holtermann, who came to Sydney as a young man. He is most famous for finding a huge gold nugget at Hill End (NSW), and for his large heritage collection of photographic negatives. The rear cover has a small story by John Holterman, the great grandson of Bernard Otto Holtermann. ISBN: 0958580553. Our Book No: 28979. $15 AUD.

204. Searcy, Alfred (1911). By Flood and Field: Adventures Ashore and Afloat in North Australia. Melbourne: George Robertson & Co. 327 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good plus condition, original burgundy cloth cover (gilt lettering, minimal marks), black & white photos (plates) including frontispiece, foldout map at rear, front free flyleaf inexpertly pasted onto pastedown & creased (otherwise very good condition internally), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1911, preface date.) First edition. The author was for 14 years the sub-collector of customs at Port Darwin, Northern Territory of South Australia. He previously wrote "In Australian Tropics" (1907) about his experiences. Here he recounts further experiences and elaborates on his previous reports about the tropical geography and history. Notable mention of Aborigines. Our Book No: 16202. $35 AUD.

205. Sexton, Michael (2003). Silent Flood: Australia's Salinity Crisis. Sydney: ABC Books. 202 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Based on an acclaimed ABC-TV series. Explains how and why Australia's salinity crisis has developed into an ecological disaster that is not confined just to rural areas. Particular focus on the Murray-Darling River Basin and the Western Australian wheatbelt. ISBN: 0733312756. Our Book No: 14055. $16 AUD.

206. Sheldon, Capt E. G. (1942). Sheldon's Map Reading and Field Sketching: Self Instructor (Reprint ed). Sydney: Mingay Publishing. 128 pp. Paperback trade, fair plus condition, figures, colour foldout map inside front cover, internal foldout map (archival tape repair, little creased), covers little creased & marked (spine chipped), internal staples (very rusted), few page corner tips creased, edges little toned, minor foxing (mainly front endpapers), edgewear (edge tear rear cover), owner's written name. A collectible Australian instruction book on map reading, published during World War 2 (WW2), The author was chief instructor, First Australian Army Map Reading and Field Sketching School, and senior survey draftsman, NSW Department of Lands. Our Book No: 16696. $15 AUD.

207. Simpkins, H. B.,Choate, J. H. (illustrator) (1947). Geography with Rhyme and Reason. Adelaide: Department of Education, South Australia. 85 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card cover (black-coloured spine), fair condition, black & white drawings, rear cover corner tip removed, page corner tips creased, edge tears covers, faint tide marks edges rear cover (previous water contact now dry), notable edgewear (mostly spine), spine ends chipped, owner's written name. Geography reader for students in South Australian schools. The text is presented as poems to entertain readers. Our Book No: 12275. $10 AUD.

208. Smith, D. W. (1971). The Buried Village: Te Wairoa - Rotorua - New Zealand. Rotorua, New Zealand: D. W. Smith / Rotorua Printers. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, stapled pamphlet, paper cover, very good condition, black & white full-page photos, small mark top corner front cover. Estimated date: 1971 (National Library of New Zealand catalogue). The story (1 page) and photos (15 pages) illustrating the 1886 volcanic eruption which destroyed the Maori village of Te Wairoa in New Zealand, killing 143 people. One picture shows the proprietor, D. W. Smith, excavating a portion of the hotel. Our Book No: 21143. $10 AUD.

209. Smith, Stephen (1958). The Great Broken Hill: The Romance and History of the Greatest Silver Lead City in the World. Ilfracombe, Devon: Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd. 112 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), loss bottom edge rear cover jacket, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An historical novel about Broken Hill, a lead-zinc mining town in far western New South Wales. Our Book No: 13204. $12 AUD.

210. Smith, W. M. (1934). Wellington Valley (Oxleys Vale of Tempe): Boomerang Week 19th to 25th March, 1934 (1st ed). Wellington, NSW: Wellington Times (printer). 32 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), thin card covers, good condition, minor edgewear, tiny chip spine ends, minor wear spine, covers creased, pages toned, bookplate inside front cover, sticker covers thinned area title page. The history of the old town of Wellington and district in New South Wales (NSW). The booklet is divided into Pastoral Settlement from 1817 to 1850, Pastoral and Mining from 1850 to 1862, and Pastoral, Mining and Land Settlement 1862 to 1934. This is a great little booklet for anyone who wants to learn about this fascinating part of our history. Our Book No: 26212. $10 AUD.

211. Sowden, W. J.; Tate, Prof. Ralph (appendix) (1882). The Northern Territory as It Is: A Narrative of the South Australian Parliamentary Party's Trip, and Full Descriptions of the Northern Territory, its Settlements and Industries. Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co. 192 + 6 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, original black cloth cover (gilt lettering, minor marks, corners bumped), adverts at rear, new endpapers, cloth top spine split & chipped, edges little foxed, minor edgewear, otherwise internally excellent. Cover subtitle continues: "With An Appendix, Containing Reports on the General Resources of the Territory By Professor Tate, F. G. S." Plus six pages of adverts at rear. His detailed account of the Northern Territory after 20 years of South Australian administration. He travelled for two and a half months under difficult conditions with the South Australian Parliamentary Party, which inspected the current state of the Territory. Contains chapters on Palmerston (later renamed Darwin), the far interior, Government plantations, and the rich riverine country. The 33-page appendix by Tate details the natural resources and geology of the Northern Territory. Our Book No: 16204. $60 AUD.

212. Sprigg, Griselda; Maclean, Rod (with),Smith, Dick (foreword) (2001). Dune is a Four-letter Word (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 253 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, black & white & colour photos, map, small scratch front cover, minor edgewear. First edition. Cover subtitle: "Desert crossings and dusty memories." The Spriggs' pioneering adventures - not only in the Simpson Desert but across the vast Australian outback, as the family joined Reg in his relentless geological explorations. A heart-warming tale of a family working together, and a humorous, earthy yarn about the bush and its characters. Giselda was the first white woman to cross the Simpson Desert. ISBN: 1862545405. Our Book No: 26920. $15 AUD.

213. Stanley, Peter (2013). Black Saturday at Steels Creek (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, fold-out map front book, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A behind-the-scenes account of Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria at Steels Creek, a small community on Melbourne's outskirts. The author has given the most detailed account of any one community to emerge from the fire. ISBN: 9781922070333. Our Book No: 27423. $15 AUD.

214. Strange, Carolyn,Bashford, Alison (2008). Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia. 283 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, frontispiece, few single-colour illustrations, minor edgewear, minor scuffing front cover (sticker removal). Heavy. A biography of one of Australia's great academic geographers (University of Sydney). Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880 - 1963) was a geographer, anthropologist and world explorer. It explores what drove this 'long, lean, lanky' man to such extremes: geographically, intellectually and politically. His travels took him from Captain Scott's final expedition in Antarctica to every continent on earth. In a life that stretched from the Boer War to the Cold War, he sought to enlighten the public on the human relation to the environment. As a geographer whose work crossed into anthropology, he courted controversy and craved recognition. Today's preoccupations with climate change, the ascendancy of Asian nations, and the renewed threat of nuclear war, were all addressed by Taylor generations earlier. ISBN: 9780642276681. Our Book No: 26675. $36 AUD.

215. Strudwick, Shane (2012). The Murray River: One River, Many Lands (Revised ed). Sydney: HarperCollins / ABC Books. 172 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. A passionate and contemporary tribute to Australia's iconic and ancient river. Shane has travelled the length and breadth of the Murray to photograph, connect and share the story of life along the river. The unforgettable photos and stories of people and places make this a very special book. ISBN: 9780733330896. Our Book No: 29858. $60 AUD.

216. Sussmilch, C. A. (1914). An Introduction to the Geology of New South Wales (2nd ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 269 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, original black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), black & white photos & drawings, large colour foldout frontispiece map (edges little creased), black & white fold-out maps & drawings, glossy paper, endpapers toned, edges little foxed, minor edgewear. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with 100 illustrations and maps. The author is Principal of Newcastle Technical College, and previously in charge of the Department of Geology and Mining, Sydney Technical College. 32-page catalogue of A&R books at rear. Our Book No: 17261. $50 AUD.

217. Teske, Travis (editor); Thaiday, Selly, Thaiday, Jimmy, Mai, Kapua, Sailor, Nanai, Idagi, Freddie,Cook, Robert (1987). Darnley: Island of Torres Strait. Thursday Island, QLD: Far Northern Schools Development Unit. 67 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, card covers, maps, black & white photos (mostly full-page), staples little rusted, covers little creased, minor edgewear corners. (Estimated date, 1987, Trove catalogue.) This is a picture/information book which is part of a series of books about the inhabited islands in the Torres Strait. This book shows the photos and tells the stories about the island homes. Suggested for primary and secondary schools. ISBN: 072422565X. Our Book No: 29246. $30 AUD.

218. Thomas, Pete,Gorman, Paddy (2000). The Coal Mines the Workers Ran: From Nymboida to United: A Remarkable Chapter in Australia's Industrial History. Sydney: Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union. 143 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. Marks the 25th anniversary of the historic work-in and takeover of the Nymboida Colliery (NSW) by a group of underground mineworkers who refused to accept the sack and loss of their entitlements when their employer was declared bankrupt in February 1975. They worked their mine for five year and retained their entitlements. The Mining Union later acquired a replacement lease for a Hunter Valley Mine, which is today operated by United Collieries. ISBN: 0958564728. Our Book No: 15505. $40 AUD.

219. Thompson, Alison; Fox, Meimei (with) (2011). The Third Wave: An Australian Volunteer's Story (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 229 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny dent rear cover, light crease front cover, base spine little bumped. The inspiring story of how volunteering changed her life. It begins with her first real introduction to disaster relief after 9/11 and ends with her more recent efforts in Haiti, where she has helped to create and run a displaced-persons camp and field hospital for more than 65,000 Haitians who lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake. ISBN: 9781921844331. Our Book No: 26041. $15 AUD.

220. Thompson, Liz (text, photos),Proctor, Gary (photos) (1998). The Ngaanyatjarra of the Gibson Desert [Fighting for Survival]. Melbourne, Port Melbourne: Heinemann Library. 48 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour text-photos, map, spine little faded, bottom corners little bumped, minimal foxing front endpapers & title page. This book examines the Ngaanyatjarra people of Western Australia. The Ngaanyatjarra people have lived in the Warburton region for many thousands of years, maintaining a strong connection, both spiritual and physical, to the land and to each other. Written as juvenile non-fiction literature, it is also suitable for anyone interested in Australian history. ISBN: 1863915788. Our Book No: 29589. $20 AUD.

221. Thompson, Peter,Macklin, Robert (2010). The Big Fella: The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton (1st p/b ed). Sydney: William Heinemann / Random House. 518 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, corner tip creased front cover, minor edgewear. This book tells the full, compelling story of how BHP rose from the humblest beginnings in the Australian outback to become, in conjunction with its partner Billiton, the biggest miner in the world today. Winner of the Blake Dawson Prize. ISBN: 9781741667110. Our Book No: 25246. $15 AUD.

222. Thompson, Valerie (1981). The Mountain Between. Sydney: Collins. 120 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket. First edition. The final volume in the author's Australian historical trilogy, that started with "Rough Road South" and continued with "Gold on the Wind". Rob is having problems with living with his family in Sydney during the gold fever of the 1850s. ISBN: 000184346X. Our Book No: 22520. $10 AUD.

223. Trendall, A. F.,Blockley, J. G. (1970). The Iron Formations of the Precambrian Hamersley Group, Western Australia, with Special Reference to the Associated Crocidolite [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 119]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 366 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, red flexible cover (little marked), figures (black & white text-photos & maps & tables), foldout colour maps, corners tips covers little creased, minor edgewear. This Bulletin follows on from Bulletin no 117, which reported on the geological mapping of the valuable Hamersley iron province in northwestern Australia. The owner of the crocidolite (blue asbestos) mine at Wittenoom requested a more detailed assessment of the potential for further asbestos deposits in the area. However the crocidolite mine closed down soon after (found to be a very hazardous cancer-causing chemical). Nevertheless valuable extra geological data was obtained from the Hamersley formations and the associated iron ore deposits. Our Book No: 17398. $50 AUD.

224. Tyler, Robert Emeric IV (editor) (2003). My Dear Emma: A Full and Detailed Account of the Journey of Robert Emeric Tyler and His Son, to Western Australia, and Their Return to England. August 1st 1895 to March 7th 1896. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press. 255 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, maps, frontispiece, front cover corner tips little worn, edges lightly foxed, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This book follows Robert Tyler and his son, as they journey from England to Australia in the late 1890s. Their adventures, misadventures and naivety as they journeyed in remote parts of the Western Australian goldfiields were recorded faithfully in letters to Robert's wife in England. Part travelogue, part social history, it is a remarkable personal account of an Australia of 100 years ago. ISBN: 1863683526. Our Book No: 26825. $15 AUD.

225. Uren, David (2012). The Kingdom and the Quarry: China, Australia, Fear and Greed (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, light bump top edge rear cover near spine, few light creases covers. China has rapidly become Australia's most important trading partner. It is also the rising power in our region. Takes us inside the high-stakes world of the two countries' relationship. From resource grabs to cyber-surveillance, this is an authoritative and news-breaking book that takes us inside key political and business events of recent times and tells us what really happened. ISBN: 9781863955669. Our Book No: 26807. $15 AUD.

226. Walshe, R. D. (1954). The Eureka Stockade 1854 1954. Sydney: Current Book Distributors. 32 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, card covers, good condition, two black & white drawings (includes cover), creases in covers & few pages, faint foxing, tiny tears fore-edge front cover, staples rusted, spine creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The story of the famous rebellion in 1851 by gold miners (lead by Irishman, Peter Lalor) at Ballarat over unfair mining licence fees. Our Book No: 26559. $10 AUD.

227. Watson, Jane Werner,Sayles, William (illustrator) (1955). The First Golden Geography: A Beginner's Introduction to Our Worlds [A Little Golden Book]. Sydney: Golden Books. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback square, pictorial board cover, stapled spine (black & gilt strip), very good condition. The scarce Australian edition of this Little Golden book. Our Book No: 12752. $10 AUD.

228. Wells, Spencer (2011). Pandora's Seed: Why the Hunter-gatherer Holds the Key to our Survival. London: Penguin Books. 230 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear. The author is an explorer, geographer, author and geneticist. Describes how humans have evolved over the last 10,000 years, and tells us how to learn from our ancestors to help us survive and thrive in the future. ISBN: 9780141016016. Our Book No: 28033. $14 AUD.

229. Whitcombe (1944). Whitcombe's Human Geography Reader: Grade V: Australia, Its People and Progress (2nd ed). Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 160 pp. Paperback small, fair condition, card cover, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, corner title page clipped (loss of text from title), sticker mark & creasing title page, cover creased & little faded & marked, internally complete & good condition. Second or revised edition. Our Book No: 15294. $15 AUD.

230. Winchester, Simon (2001). The Map that Changed the World: The Tale of William Smith and the Birth of Science (1st ed). London: Viking / Penguin Books. 338 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, minor annotation rear flyleaf. First edition. In 1815, an extraordinary hand-painted map was published in London: William Smith's majestic geological map of Britain. Some eight feet tall and six feet wide, brightly coloured - in sea-blue, green, bright yellow, orange, umber - it presented England and Wales in a beguiling and unfamiliar mixture of lines and patches and stippled shapes. It was the product of one man's obsession with rocks - a passion that sustained him whilst the rest of his life slid into ruin. ISBN: 0670884073. Our Book No: 3774. $15 AUD.

231. Winchester, Simon (2004). Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 432 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations & maps, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark rear cover. The story of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in a violent volcanic explosion in 1883. He starts with the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution, Samuel Morse and his code, and Alfred Wegener - the German explorer and father of geology. A detailed description tells how one island and its inhabitants were removed from existence and how colonial society in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) was turned upside down by the major natural disaster. ISBN: 0141005173. Our Book No: 29088. $15 AUD.

232. Wright, Judith (2014). The Coral Battleground (New or 3rd ed) [Great Barrier Reef]. Melbourne: Spinifex Press. 205 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. The respected Australian poet describes the battle to save the Great Barrier Reef from limestone mining and oil drilling. A classic study of politics and conservation. The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland consists of 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands. In the late 1960s, the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists in Queensland, John Busst, Judith Wright, Len Webb and others, battled to save the Ellison Reef from coral-limestone mining, and the Swain Reefs from oil exploration. The group later swelled to encompass scientists, trade unionists and politicians throughout Australia. This led in 1976 to the establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, which still survives as a legacy of activists, artists, poets, ecologists and students. In 1967 they were branded as cranks, but now they should be recognised as visionaries. ISBN: 9781742199061. Our Book No: 16907. $20 AUD.

233. Wright, J. B. (editor); Hastings, D. A. (with), Jones, W. B. (with),Williams, H. R. (with) (1985). Geology and Mineral Resources of West Africa (1st ed). London: George Allen & Unwin. 187 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, figures, tables, owner's written name. The first book to provide a comprehensive report on the geology and mineral resources of West Africa. This includes the Precambrian metamorphic basement, the stratigraphic complexities of the sedimentary basins, and the widespread Cenozoic magmatic rocks. The considerable mineral wealth of the region is related to the specific geological setting. This book should have wider than just local interest: the large-scale features of the region are common to the whole African continent. The lead author has long worked in Kenya (Geological Survey) and a university in Nigeria. ISBN: 0045560013. Our Book No: 15127. $160 AUD.

234. Wright, Tony (2006). BadGround: Inside the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue [Bad Ground]. Sydney, Milsons Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 317 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour & black & white photos, minimal edgewear. The exclusive, authorised story of the 14-day entombment and rescue of Beaconsfield (Tasmania) miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell, and the fascinating aftermath. The blast and rockfall that occurred one kilometre underground on Anzac Day, 25 April 2006, killed their fellow worker Larry Knight. ISBN: 9781921208874. Our Book No: 23270. $10 AUD.

235. Young, Robert (2016). This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist (Reprint ed). Thirroul, NSW: Robert Young. 178 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, maps, figures, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear & rubbing, autograph (author's written dedication). The Rev. William Clarke came to Australia in 1839 with an established reputation in geology, and was so influential that he is known as the “father of Australian geology”. Portrays the man as a scientist, cleric and scholar. He uses Clarke's many publications to discuss the previously unrecorded strengths of Clarke's work in meteorology, hydrology and education, as well as his support for the explorers Leichhardt and Kennedy. ISBN: 9780994381408. Our Book No: 29870. $30 AUD.

236. Zuckerman, Gregory (2013). The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Energy Revolution. London: Portfolio / Penguin Books. 404 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, spine little creased, laminate top edge front cover lightly lifting, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. Explains the meaning of fracking, which is hydraulic fracturing of extremely dense shale to extract natural gas, and how dangerous it is. The author gained exclusive access to the frackers, enabling him to write the untold story of how they transformed the world. This dramatic story tracks brutal competition among headstrong drillers, and the angry opposition brought about by this revolution. ISBN: 9780670923570. Our Book No: 28702. $20 AUD.