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CSIRO Publishing

Works: 236 works in 328 publications in 1 language and 21,634 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  History  Trivia and miscellanea  Biographies  Calendars  Field guides  Classification  Bibliography 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: QB1.A37, 614.44
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Most widely held works about CSIRO Publishing
Most widely held works by CSIRO Publishing
Urban nation : Australia's planning heritage by Robert Freestone( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the first national account of the historical impact of urban planning and design on the Australian landscape. It defines and documents hundreds of places - parks, public spaces, redeveloped precincts, neighbourhoods, suburbs up to whole towns - that contribute to the character of urban and suburban Australia
The flowering of Australia's rainforests : a plant and pollination miscellany by Geoff Williams( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an overview of pollination in Australian rainforests, especially subtropical rainforests. It also examines the plant - pollinator relationships found in rainforests worldwide"--NHBS Environment Boostore
Desert channels : the impulse to conserve by Libby Robin( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Desert Channels is a book that combines art, science and history to explore the 'impulse to conserve' in the distinctive Desert Channels country of south-western Queensland. The region is the source of Australia's major inland-flowing desert rivers. Some of Australia's most interesting new conservation initiatives are in this region, including partnerships between private landholders, non-government conservation organisations that buy and manage land (including Bush Heritage Australia and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy) and community-based natural resource management groups such as Desert Channels Queensland.'--Provided by publisher
Out of the scientist's garden : a story of water and food by Richard Stirzaker( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although a practising scientist in the field of water and agriculture, the author has written, in story form accessible to a wide audience, about the drama of how the world feeds itself. The book starts in his own fruit and vegetable garden, exploring the 'how and why' questions about the way things grow, before moving on to stories about soil, rivers, aquifers and irrigation. The book closes with a brief history of agriculture, how the world feeds itself today and how to think through some of the big conundrums of modern food production."--Publisher description
Tree-kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea by Roger Martin( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many people, the suggestion that a kangaroo could live up a tree is fantasy. Yet, in the rainforests of Far North Queensland and New Guinea, there are extraordinary kangaroos that do just that. Many aspects of these marsupials' anatomy and biology suggest a terrestrial kangaroo ancestor. Yet no one has, so far, come forward with a convincing explanation of how, why and when mammals that was so superbly adapted for life on the ground should end up back in the trees
Forensics, fossils and fruitbats : a field guide to Australian scientists by Stephen Luntz( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats is a fascinating collection of more than 70 profiles of Australian scientists from 15 fields of physical, biological and medical science. These scientists have been selected because their research is inspiring, intriguing or simply quirky, or because they have taken an unusual or interesting path to the work they do.Scientists at all stages of their careers are included, from PhD students through to some who have long retired. Readers will meet scientists who have been honoured as the elite of their fields, as well as many who contribute in the shadows.Profiles include: a forensic archaeologist whose work has taken her from Antarctica to Pompeii; palaeontologists who revolutionised understanding of Australia's dinosaurs; the founder of an independent rainforest research centre with a speciality in flying foxes; a computer scientist teaching computers to understand jokes; and the engineer behind technologies that could bring clear sight to a billion people and clean energy to billions more.For anyone considering a career in science, Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats provides insight into the challenges and triumphs of being a scientist. For everyone else, it is a rare peek into the reality of how science is done
The Australian soil classification by R. F Isbell( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian Soil Classification will serve as a framework for organising knowledge about Australian soils and will provide a means of communication amongst scientists and between scientists and those who use the land. It will also be useful for those involved in environmental studies and for teachers of soil science. The Australian Soil Conservation Council formally endorsed the new classification in 1992 and recommended its adoption by all States and Territories and its use in all future federally funded land resource inventory and research programs
Ten commitments : reshaping the lucky country's environment by CSIRO Publishing( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ten Commitments, leading environmental thinkers in Australia have written provocative chapters on environmental issues facing the country. It is organised into three sections: by ecosystem (deserts, rangelands), by sector (fisheries, forestry); and cross-sector and cross-ecosystem themes. Each chapter addresses the question: What are the 10 key things that must be urgently addressed to improve Australia's environment? Readily accessible using straightforward language, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the environment."--Provided by publisher
Organic agriculture : a global perspective by Paul Kristiansen( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With global revenue surpassing twenty-five billion dollars annually, organic agriculture is a highly visible and rapidly growing component of agricultural production. In Organic Agriculture: A Global Perspective, Paul Kristiansen, Acram Taji, and John Reganold, and their international group of contributors scientifically review key aspects of organic agriculture. At the intersection of research, education, and practice, the contributors look at the organic agricultural movement's successes and limitations. The first half of this book critically evaluates the agricultural production of both plants and livestock in organic farming systems. All major aspects of organic agriculture are explored, including historical background and underlying principles, soil-fertility management, crop and animal production, breeding strategies, and crop protection. This global and comprehensive overview also addresses the economic, social, and political aspects of organic farming. These include economics and marketing; standards and certification; environmental impacts and social responsibility; and research, education, and extension. The book is a unique and timely science-based international work documenting current practices in organic agriculture and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. For more than two decades, research into organic methods by mainstream scientists has generated a large body of information that can now be integrated and used for assessing the actual impacts of organic farming in a wide range of disciplines. The knowledge of selected international experts has been combined in one volume, providing a comprehensive review of organic farming globally."--Publisher's website
Make it safe! : a guide to food safety by CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Make it Safe provides practical guidance on how to control food safety hazards, with a specific focus on controls suitable for small-scale businesses to implement
Enhancing science impact : bridging research, policy and practice for sustainability by M. G Haward( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability challenges blur the boundaries between academic disciplines, between research, policy, and practice, and between states, markets, and society. Often scientists spend years researching important questions, only for their research to be ignored, misinterpreted, or challenged by policy-makers and key stakeholders. What do exemplary scientists and organisations do to bridge the gaps between these groups and help their research to make the greatest impact? How do they do it? And how can their best practices be adapted for a diverse range of specific sustainability challenges? Enhancing Science Impact: Bridging Research, Policy and Practice for Sustainability addresses these questions in an engaging way. It provides principles explaining how research programs can work more effectively across the boundaries between science, society, and decision-making by building social and institutional networks. The book suggests ways of defining and thinking about problems and then offers five frameworks for embedding science within specific governance contexts. It will be an indispensable guide for researcher leaders, science program managers, and science policy advisors interested in ensuring applied research can meaningfully contribute to sustainability outcomes
Fabulous food from every small garden by Mary Horsfall( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden shows how to grow food at home in even the smallest of spaces. It explores the reasons for growing your own food, including the many potential benefits such as improved taste, freshness and nutrition. Many types of food are covered, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, bush tucker plants and edible flowers."--Publisher description
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia : PASA by Astronomical Society of Australia( )

in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healthcare infection( )

in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual health( )

in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian soil and land survey : field handbook by Australia( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This handbook specifies methods, standards and terminology used in soil and land survey investigations related to practical problems of land use and the scientific study of land and soil. It has been widely used and adopted as a standard throughout Australia, providing one reference set of definitions for the characterisation of landform and vegetation and for the description of soils. The book advocates that a comprehensive suite of land and soil attributes be recorded in a uniform manner. This approach is held to be more useful than the allocation of land or soil to preconceived types or classes. Its usefulness is enhanced where computer facilities are available. This revised edition contains significant changes to the Vegetation chapter and revisions to the Location chapter bringing it up-to-date with the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and changes to the Substrate chapter relating to the regolith."--Provided by publisher
Understanding soils in urban environments by P. A Hazelton( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding Soils in Urban Environments explains how urban soils develop, change and erode. It describes their physical and chemical properties and focuses on specific soil problems, such as acid sulfate soils, that can cause environmental concern and also affect engineering works. It also addresses contemporary issues such as green roofs, urban green space and the man-made urban soils that plants may need to thrive in. It provides a concise introduction to all aspects of soils in urban environments and will be extremely useful to students in a wide range of disciplines, from soil science and urban forestry and horticulture, to planning, engineering, construction and land remediation, as well as to engineers, builders, landscape architects, ecologists, planners and developers."--Publisher's description
Why does the world stay green? : nutrition and survival of plant-eaters by T. C. R White( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly every form of life has the capacity to multiply and increase at a really astonishing rate. Think of plagues of locusts or mice. Clearly, for the vast majority of animals this does not happen, otherwise they would swamp the world and destroy all the plants. So why doesn't it happen, and why does the world stay green? The concept explored in this book contends that animals are not controlled through predation but because plants have outwitted them, they cannot obtain enough of the food they must have to reproduce and grow. Why Does the World Stay Green? explains, in simple terms, how this comes about in nature and describes some of the many fascinating ways in which animals have evolved to cope with this usually chronic shortage of an essential resource. It is fascinating and easy-reading for anyone interested in natural history."--Publisher's website
Tree hollows and wildlife conservation in Australia by Philip Gibbons( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is an account of the hollow-dependent fauna of Australia, and introduces a considerable amount of new data on development of hollows, selection by fauna, pests and introduced species, and artificial hollows
Gardens for all seasons by Mary Horsfall( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardens for All Seasons is a gardening lifestyle book by bestselling author Mary Horsfall, celebrating the role of gardens in our lives and advising on the timing of jobs in the gardening year throughout Australia. Monthly chapters include topics such as planning, bushfire preparation, watering, pot plant care, mulching, weeding, fertilising, pruning, propagating, pest control, what to plant for different climate zones and what garden venues and events to visit. Mary details her own gardening year, including jobs done, fruits and vegetables harvested, food cooked based on the harvest, what was in flower and wildlife observations - all on a month by month basis. Each chapter includes a special topic of the month, such as fun for kids in the garden, biodiversity, manipulating microclimate, and fragrance and first aid. Covering both edible and decorative gardens, and including colour photographs as well as some of Mary's own recipes, Gardens for All Seasons is sure to please all types of gardeners
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Urban nation : Australia's planning heritage
The flowering of Australia's rainforests : a plant and pollination miscellanyDesert channels : the impulse to conserveOut of the scientist's garden : a story of water and foodTree-kangaroos of Australia and New GuineaForensics, fossils and fruitbats : a field guide to Australian scientistsThe Australian soil classificationTen commitments : reshaping the lucky country's environmentOrganic agriculture : a global perspective
Alternative Names

controlled identityCSIRO (Australia)

Australian Journal of Physics - AJP

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. CSIRO Publishing.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Publishing.

CSIRO (Australia). Publishing


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