Assortment of books.

Books, DVDs, CDs & Videos

A sample of books and discs available from CSIRO Publishing.

Cockroaches vs furry slippers

Did you forget Mothers' Day? Don't fret - here's a present that will make your mum glad you were a bit slow. Or at least make a change from chocolates and fluffy slippers. It's A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia.

Get the conversation started

Ever wondered how vaccines work, why whales strand themselves or if luck really exists? The Explainer: From Déjà Vu to Why the Sky is Blue and Other Conundrums is a collection of straightforward, accessible, and engaging explanations from those in the know on those everyday concepts that may have made you stop and wonder.

CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Fast & Fresh Recipes

A new collection of recipes from the scientifically proven program, with ideas for making mouth-watering meals in no time at all.

Biological control – a natural solution in the war on weeds

Published by CSIRO Publishing, Biological Control of Weeds in Australia provides a comprehensive review of the biological control activities undertaken against weeds in Australia over the last 100 years.

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet

Our bestselling book, The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is a nutritionally balanced, scientifically proven eating plan that can help you feel less hungry and lose weight.

Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia

Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge as at 2011 on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers. Available as a free eBook.

The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan

The Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan is a clear and easy guide for all Australians to follow, covering every aspect of dealing with type 2 diabetes prevention and control.

CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan - Preview

The CSIRO and Baker IDI Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Plan is a clear and easy guide for all Australians to follow, covering every aspect of dealing with type 2 diabetes prevention and control. (12 pages)

Make it Safe: A Guide to Food Safety

Make It Safe: A Guide to Food Safety provides practical guidance on how to control food safety hazards, with a specific focus on controls suitable for implementation by small-scale businesses.

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Recipe Book

This collection of 130 recipes is the long-awaited cookbook supplement to the phenomenally successful CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet books.

CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids - Preview

The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids contains practical information, based on science, for parents to use to positively influence children's eating and activity habits. Have a sneak peak at the book. (10 pages)

CSIRO launches its ‘Wellbeing Plan for Kids’ book

CSIRO will launch its new publication, The CSIRO Wellbeing Plan for Kids, at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets at 10am today.

A between the covers expose of house dust mites

The many millions of people around the world with house dust mite allergies will be pleased to know that the first comprehensive book on the mites has just been published.

Dust Mites

This comprehensive reference is essential reading for anyone involved or interested in house dust mite research and management.

Scientific papers (2008): plant, soil, microbe interactions

This page lists all CSIRO Plant Industry's scientific papers published in 2008 related to plant, soil and microbe interactions.

Where do penguins go to dance?

What is it like to sleep in an igloo? And have you ever wondered how ancient ice can be used as a time machine? Then take the journey into Polar Eyes, an interactive new children’s book about Antarctica from CSIRO.

Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook

This book promotes the development and implementation of consistent methods and standards for conducting soil and land resource surveys in Australia. These surveys are primarily field operations that aim to identify, describe, map and evaluate the various kinds of soil or land resources in specific areas.

Fly like a bird through boom and bust

The ability of Australian desert birds to adapt to cycles of drought, flood, feast and famine is highlighted in a new book launched today by CSIRO Publishing at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

New species of sharks surface in Australian waters (Podcast 03 Mar 2009)

Two of Australia's top experts in the field of sharks and rays, Dr Peter Last and Dr John Stevens from CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship, have compiled a definitive reference on sharks, a book called Sharks and Rays of Australia. (7:24)

New edition of Sharks and Rays of Australia launched

Spookfish, numbfish, stingarees, fiddler rays and cookie-cutter sharks are just some of the 322 shark, ray and chimaerid species illustrated in the latest edition of Sharks and Rays of Australia – a definitive reference by Peter Last and John Stevens of CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship.

Sharks and Rays of Australia

This highly regarded book provides in-depth descriptions of 322 species of sharks, rays and chimaerids, accompanied by full-colour illustrations, descriptions, line illustrations and distribution maps.

Living with grassfires in Australia

Myths are debunked and fire behaviour revealed in the second edition of CSIRO’s essential guide to grassfires – Grassfires: Fuel, Weather and Fire Behaviour.

Guidelines for surveying soil and land resources

This publication promotes the development and implementation of consistent methods and standards for conducting soil and land resource surveys in Australia. These surveys are primarily field operations that aim to identify, describe, map and evaluate the various kinds of soil or land resources in specific areas.

Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country’s Environment

A must read book for politicians, policy makers, practioners and anyone with an interest in Australia's environment. All the authors of the chapters in this book are leaders in the field and each was ask: 'What are the 10 key issues that must be addressed urgently to improve Australia's environment?'

CSIRO Healthy Heart Program: checklists

The CSIRO Healthy Heart Program book includes a number of checklists to assist you in following the CLIP plan.

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