FEATURING TWO OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST SOUGHT AFTER BOOKS ON WILDLIFE, AS WELL AS NUMEROUS SCIENTIFIC PAPERS, ARTICLES AND MORE!
FIRST RELEASED IN JANUARY 2002 (AND SINCE UPGRADED)
THIS WEBPAGE IS ESSENTIALLY SIMILAR TO THE CD'S "README FILE".
Hoser Books and papers CD User's Guide
This CD contains the full texts and page proofs of the books "Australian Reptiles and Frogs" and "Endangered Animals of Australia" as originally published in various formats, including MS Word, Adobe Acrobat and html.
This CD ROM has the full page proofs (including texts) of the following two books.
"Australian Reptiles and Frogs" Published in 1989
"Endangered Animals of Australia" Published in 1991
A full list of the Hoser papers on this CD-rom as pdf files can be seen by clicking here.
Before viewing any of the books or magazines in page proof form you must have an Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer.
There is a set-up file on this CD.
And it can be found in the Acrobat folder. The file is self-executing and it may be activated by double clicking it using your file manager.
Or click here - and follow the instructions:
There are several other ways to install the reader using Windows 95, 98 or 2000 operating systems.
When installing the reader it is suggested that you allow the set-up program to choose the defaults and that you simply use these.
Hoser Books Information:
The book's files are listed under their respective file names insub-archives, within the various AcroFiles, HTMFiles or WordFiles archives. You will be able to view these via your computer's filing system (e.g. Windows Explorer).
To use the Adobe Acrobat reader is simple.
When you open the reader there are several menus at the top.
The "file" menu has the "open" command that allows you to read any individual file from the CD ROM (usually your "D" drive, but this may vary).
The "view" menu allows you to choose the size of the view (it has various options, such as allowing you to view the full page, page width, etc).
It also allows you to go to a given (chosen page) which is useful when viewing long files.
Commands in the "tools" menu include "find" which allows you to search a document for a given name or word.
Other commands and functions can be found in the various menus, but these are not explained here. However it only takes a few seconds to do a full search of all the menus and their given functions.
The full texts of nine Hoser books are also on this CD-ROM as Microsoft Word 7.0 files.
They may be read using Word for Windows.
That program is not shipped with this CD-ROM as Kotabi are not licenced to do so.
However most computers have this program or more recent versions installed on it.
The arrangement of the books is similar to that of the Acrobat files (as explained above). Word 7.0 allows for searches cut-and-paste of text and other functions. This allows students to be able to take (cut-and-paste) quotes and excerpts from the books for use in assignments and similar with a minimum of effort.
Furthermore the books texts have been joined into single block files to enable a word search to be done of all five books and their sources in one go.
In Word 7.0 the find function (for any word of your choice) is found in the "Edit" menu.
Word 7.0 also has excellent online help in the help menu.
The texts of all nine books are provided as "html" files (one per book). Netscape and Microsoft internet browsers/htm readers are available free of charge from the respective companies and their agents.
To order hard copies of the various books,
please send your orders to:
Kotabi Publishing, PO Box 599,
Doncaster, Victoria, 3108, Australia.
Please supply your name, address and phone number.
The prices (in Australian dollars) for each book are:
"Smuggled" (160 pp) $22
"Smuggled-2" (280 pp) $27,50
"The Hoser Files" (322 pp) $22
"Victoria Police Corruption" (736 pp) $33
"Victoria Police Corruption - 2" (800 pp) $33
"Taxi" (528 pp) $33
"Taxi-2" (504 pp) $33
"Australian Reptiles and Frogs" (240 pp) - In 2002 this is not available in book form
"Endangered Animals of Australia" (240 pp) - In 2002 this is not available in book form
For each book add $7 postage.
For orders outside Australia add $15.
Credit card orders (Visa/Mastercard/Bankcard/Amex/Diners) are accepted and for these also we need the following:
The name as written on the credit card,
credit card type,
The above prices include Goods and Services Tax as required by law.
You may also order books and copies of this CD ROM online at:
http://www.smuggled.com/subvrb.htm or mirror sites.
Further information relating to these and other corruption publications may also be found at:
and mirror sites.
Visit these sites for further corruption news releases and material that is not reported in the "mainstream" or "controlled" media. Click onto the media releases archive files for the latest and breaking news releases.
Phone inquiries in relation to the above books, websites and relevant material can be made to (Australia) 0412-777-211.
All material on this CD-ROM is copyrighted, under Australian, UK, USA, Canadian, South African, Japanese, Argentinian, Brazilian, German, French, Italian, Belgian, Spanish, Indian, Israeli, Swiss, Dutch AND International laws. Reproduction, storage, copying, mirroring, etc, by any means is expressly forbidden without the express written permission of Kotabi Publishing for all the publications as listed above and below.
Violations of copyright, plagiarisation and related matters will be actioned accordingly.
In 1999 the Age newspaper in Melbourne was successfully sued for unlawful plagiarisation of material from one of Raymond Hoser's books and they paid $10,000 damages.
In 2004 an inexperienced "tong wielding" so-called snake handler from Western Australia named Bruce George and an associated film company (Ed Punchard/Prospero Films) and distributors paid us $39,500 for use and misuse of the "snakebusters" and "snake buster" trademarks after they had been told by us not to do so.
Copies of three or more papers by Richard Wells and Cliff Ross Wellington are also provided on this CD-Rom. These are "classic papers" on the taxonomy of Australian herpetofauna and are among the most frequently cited in Australian literature. Notwithstanding this, the papers are not widely available and are therefore provided here for the benefit of other herpetologists. Copyright vests with the senior author of those papers and he is thanked for permission to reproduce them on this CD-Rom. To aid persons who wish to cite the papers or references therein accurately, these papers are reproduced here in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files.
All rights are reserved (see above and below).
The papers are complimentary on this CD and you have not paid for them.
The CD-rom also contains as MS-word files five definitive papers by leading herpetologist Brian Barnett. The papers detail everything needed for proper and successful husbandry and breeding of Pythons, venomous snakes and monitor lizards as well as everything you need to know in terms of building an incubator and successfully incubating reptile eggs.These papers alone make this CD-rom an indispensable reference source for any keen reptile keeper or hobbyist.
To order this sensational CD ROM now - online at: http://www.smuggled.com/subvrb.htm - click here.
Non-urgent email inquiries via the Snakebusters bookings page at:http://www.snakebusters.com.au/sbsboo1.htmUrgent inquiries phone:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:(03) 9812 3322 or 0412 777 211