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Eight Things To Love About Australian Mosquitoes

28 December 2016

Cameron Webb *Love Australian wildlife? Fascinated by their ability to adapt to our diverse, often hard but incredibly unique habitats? Let me introduce to you the champions of adaptation, the humble, but often extremely annoying, mosquito.* There are hundreds of different...   Read more…


The Photographic Sublime: Australasian Nature Photography

6 October 2016

Australasian Nature Photography It is easy to see why photography and nature fit so seamlessly into each other’s hands. In early documentations of animals, plants and landscapes, it was never enough for the author to simply describe a natural...   Read more…


The Art of Science: A New Publication on the Discoveries of Nicolas Baudin

24 August 2016

Reviewed by Rachel Fetherston When the ships Géographe and Naturaliste departed from France at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century, the Western world could not anticipate what explorer Nicolas Baudin and his team would accomplish. Collecting over 100,000 specimens of...   Read more…


ANZAAB Melbourne Rare Book Fair 2016

24 July 2016

Our stall at the Fair This year, ANZAAB presents its 44th Australian Antiquarian Book Fair. The Melbourne Rare Book Fair 2016 returns to Wilson Hall at the University of Melbourne, and runs from Friday 22nd of July to...   Read more…


WINNER ANNOUNCED for the Australian rainforest fruits competition.

6 October 2014

Australian rainforest fruits We are excited to announce the lucky winner of the *Australian rainforest fruits* competition, Michael Doherty of Canberra. This competition celebrates the launch of the field guide companion to Wendy and William Coopers landmark title *Fruits of the Australian tropical...   Read more…


New Collection of William T. Cooper Bookmarks

12 February 2014

We are very excited to be able to offer our customers our second collection of specially commissioned bookmarks illustrated and designed by William T. Cooper. Bill Cooper kindly agreed to this commission and the artwork was completed late 2013....   Read more…


New William Cooper Biography Announced

13 November 2013

An Eye For Nature We are very excited to announce that Penny Olsen has completed work on a biography of William T. Cooper.* An eye for nature: the life and art of William T. Cooper* is due to...   Read more…


Ecological Society of Australia 2012 Annual Conference

1 December 2012

Ecological Society of Australia 2012 Annual Conference This year the ESA 2012 will be held at the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne, from 3-7 December 2012 and Andrew Isles Natural History Books looks forward to exhibiting at the conference. Featuring...   Read more…


ANZAAB Rare Book Fair 2012

30 July 2012

Held over the last weekend of July the 39th ANZAAB Bookfair was a major success. Booksellers and collectors from all over the globe decended on Melbourne to see what rare books were on offer.  A big thank you to Kay Craddock Antiquarian...   Read more…


Australian Birdlife June Edition

6 June 2012

Make sure you check out Sean Dooley's article *Australia's Most Wanted* on page 23 of this month's Australian Birdlife.  Sean has interviewed some of Australia's leading birders, including our very own Andrew Isles, asking them what Australian bird they'd most like to...   Read more…