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The Barbara Hardy Institute has produced a range of topical books, CDs and a DVD. Proceeds from the sales of these items funds further research and education programs.

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Special offers


 BHI Books Special OffersMagpie and Possum Book Special

  • 'The Fearsome Flute Players' and 'The Possum-Tail Tree'
  • From our award-winning Citizen Science program
  • Combined price usually $59.90
  • Special price $40 (save $19.90)
  • Further details of these books are available below
  • Delivery is free

Individual items



Creating Sustainable CommunitiesCreating Sustainable Communities in a Changing World - New Release

In this book we provide many multidisciplinary perspectives on sustainability. Fifty expert authors discuss and analyse how we can build, plan, travel, educate, manage resources (including waste), and power our communities in more sustainable ways, changing how we relate to, and interact with, the natural environment. The reader will develop their understanding of sustainability and how we can transform our communities as the climate changes and our society grows. Read more about the book and download the table of contents.
Editors: Philip Roetman and Chris Daniels.


A Guide to Urban WildlifeA Guide to Urban Wildlife

In every Australian suburban street there is a secret world of animals that live alongside us. In this book, Chris Daniels introduces you to 250 creatures that live on your street, in your backyard, in the air, at your local beach or even in your house. You will learn how to recognise the animals you live among, and learn about their behaviours, communication, eating habits and peculiarities. Read more about the book.

Author: Chris Daniels


The Fearsome Flute PlayersThe Fearsome Flute Players

This book explores magpie behaviour and magpie society, including how people interact with and manage them. It contains many delightful and insightful stories about people's experiences. Read more about the book or click here for a sample chapter, including the contents (1.1MB pdf file).


The Possum Tail TreeThe Possum Tail-Tree

This award-winning book explores the habits and behaviours of possums, including how people interact with and manage them. It contains many delightful and insightful stories about people's experiences. Read more about the book and the award


Adelaide Nature of a CityAdelaide: Nature of a City

This award-winning book describes the plants, animals and biological communities of Adelaide. It highlights the interplay between natural and built environments, discussing the changes from 1836 to the present day and into the future. Read more about the book and the awards.

Edited by: Chris Daniels and Catherine Tait



BHI Water of a cityAdelaide: Water of a City

This award-winning book explores Adelaide's water problems and potential solutions from a range of perspectives including historical, engineering, social and environmental, with contributions from 130 local experts. Read more about the book and the awards.

Edited by: Chris Daniels


DVD - Adelaide: the Nature of our City

Adelaide Water of a City

This documentary examines Adelaide as a habitat for animals. It explores how we share our space with an amazingly diverse array of animals and how we can improve habitat in our local area. Read more about the DVD.

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