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.

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.

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.

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, a children’s book about Antarctica from CSIRO.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?'

Landscape and building design for bushfire areas

Design for bushfire to be included as a normal part of designing in bushfire-prone areas is encouraged by this book. It will assist planning and building regulatory authorities to improve and administer regulatory requirements and guidelines.

Australian orchid genera: an information and identification system

A complete information and identification system for Australian orchids containing the most comprehensive collection to date of data on all Australian orchid genera, with outstanding photographs of all aspects of each species.

New forests: wood production and environmental services

Covers issues relevant to the development of new forests, including soils, the bio-physical environment, water use and irrigation strategies.

A guide to Australian moths

An illustrated guide to the main families of moths found in Australia. Co-author Mr Ted Edwards worked on Australian moths for more than 30 years at CSIRO’s Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) in Canberra.

In search of sustainability

Achieving sustainability will require major changes in our current approaches. The thought-provoking chapters in this book provide a solid introduction to the issues in the search for a genuine path to sustainability. The book In Search of Sustainability provides an introduction to the issues before us to find a genuine path to sustainability.

Forest trees of Australia

Forest trees of Australia is the essential reference to 300 of our most important indigenous trees, which have been carefully selected for their environmental significance, their importance to the timber industry, or their prominence in our landscape.

CSIRO list of Australian vertebrates: a reference with conservation status

An indispensable reference for all people working with and publishing on Australia’s vertebrate fauna.

Books and discs

One way in which we communicate the results of our research is through books and videos.  These are produced across the organisation, and may be published by the Division responsible for the research, commercial publishers and CSIRO Publishing. One way in which CSIRO communicates the results of its research is through books and videos.  These are produced across the organisation. 

Otoliths of common Australian temperate fish

This is a reference collection to assist the accurate identification of fish species and size using otoliths (fish ear-bones). It covers 141 commercial and non-commercial fish species from a broad geographic range of the Australian temperate region.

Engineering a Legacy: memories of the journey of CSIRO Chemical Engineering

Engineering a Legacy recounts the memories of the people who founded, guided and led CSIRO’s Chemical Engineering stream before it converged with Mineral Products in 1995 to form CSIRO Minerals.

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet

CSIRO's Total Wellbeing Diet has now been produced as a book - published by Penguin - chock full of delectable recipes for a weight loss program that is successful and provides the nutrients required for health and vitality.

Australian ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) their biology and classification

This 288-page book includes a revision of all 57 current genera of Australian Coccinellidae, recognising 260 valid described species, and including some newly described genera and species.

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