Books For All Tastes
This book is the perfect reference, whether you're already keeping chickens or an absolute beginner thinking about getting a couple of chooks.
Dave Ingham offers compulsively readable advice on how to start, housing and feeding, settling chickens in with other pets, troubleshooting, and the (minimal) commitment required to keep your backyard hens healthy and happy...
This book is the what for, how to, where and why of chickens for novices and wranglers alike. Costa Georgiadis, ABC Gardening Australia.$34.99
The book is aimed at both the novice and experienced beekeeper in Australia and explains in detail the steps required to manage colonies of bees. Supported by over 350 photographs and drawings, each action is explained in detail with the photographs showing the steps as well as the final result.
The book features:
- Details of the equipment needed to get started as well as what may be useful later on as your confidence and experience grow
- How to obtain bees, where to locate them in the garden and the basics of colony management
- Chapters on the life cycle of the honey bee, extracting honey, the bee-friendly garden, entering honey in competitions, native bees and rearing queens
The result is a comprehensive manual that is the ultimate Australian reference source.$49.99
Is your dog king-of-the-hill...or run of the mill! Does your dog respond to hand gestures? How about facial signals? Can your dog perform tricks both inside and outside? Now you can find out just how smart your dog really is by giving him or her the Dog IQ Test.
With three fun quizzes designed to measure your dog's communication skills, social behaviour, motor skills and memory, you'll finally discover if your dog is really a canine Einstein. Test Your Dog also comes complete with guidelines on analyzing your dog's score, tips for improving your dog's IQ and amusing illustrations throughout.$12.99
Australia’s avifauna is large, diverse and spectacular, reflecting the continent’s impressive range of habitats and evolutionary history. With specially commissioned paintings of over 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds ever seen.
The guide features colour illustrations with particular emphasis on providing the fine detail required to identify difficult groups and distinctive plumages. Comprehensive species accounts have been written by a dedicated team of ornithologists to ensure identification details, distribution and status are current and accurate.
The Australian Bird Guide sets a new standard in field guides, providing an indispensable reference for all birders and naturalists looking to explore Australia’s magnificent and unique birdlife. Features include:
- 249 colour plates containing 4000 superb images by some of the most talented illustrators working in Australia today
- Every bird species in Australia is covered (more than 900), including subspecies and rarities
- Up-to-date maps reflect the latest information on distribution
- Accurate and detailed text
About the Authors Peter Menkhorst is a principal scientist with the Victorian government and has forty years' experience in ecological research and the survey and management of Australian mammals and birds. He is the author of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Danny Rogers is an ornithologist specializing in shorebird ecology and patterns of feather molt in birds, and works for the Victorian government environment department. Rohan Clarke is a lecturer in vertebrate ecology at the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University. Jeff Davies is a Melbourne-based artist who specializes in portraits of Australian birds and their environments. Peter Marsack is an award-winning wildlife artist based in Canberra. Kim Franklin is a freelance artist and illustrator who has exhibited worldwide and is based in Adelaide.$49.99
Whole Food Thermo Cooked is the essential healthy cookbook companion to your thermo appliance – a collection of 140+ delicious whole food recipes to suit every occasion, from making your own nut milks to creating a dinner for a crowd.
Thermo appliances have a devoted following all round the world. They re almost like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen. And now you can combine the convenience of thermo cooking with nutritious whole foods for your family every day. Replace store-bought preservative-laden staples with basics made from scratch in seconds. Then be inspired by recipes for dozens of soups, delicious mains, simple sides and wholesome sweets and drinks that will please even the fussiest of palates.
Whole Food Thermo Cooked helps you get back to basics, making it easy to feed your family well.$39.99
How clever is your cat? Can your cat:
- Make sounds upon request?
- Predict a change in the weather
Or is your cat the type who:
- Falls of ledges while sleeping?
- Continually runs into walls or doors?
You can find out how smart your cat really is by giving him or her the Cat IQ Test – a simple, four-part intelligence test. By observation and by using everyday household items, you will be able to measure your cat's co-ordination, communication, social and reasoning powers. Also includes:
- Suggestions on how to improve your cat's IQ
- Comparative scores of other cats by age, sex and type
- A Certificate of Merit to be filled in and proudly displayed on completion of the Cat IQ Test