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    A Natural History of Australian Parrots

    This book is a tribute to William T. Cooper (1934-2015) and is the final collaboration of Forshaw and Cooper combining the finest Cooper artwork with an updated, authoritative Forshaw text.

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The Nokomis Group

The Nokomis Group is owned and operated by Noleen Glavish and commenced trading in 1990 as a specialist publisher of high quality natural history books, portfolios, prints, gift cards and original artworks by Australian natural history artists.

In mid 2018, we expanded to include a NEW BOOKS division in addition to those published by the Nokomis Group.   This came about as Andrew and Belinda Isles who own Andrew Isles Natural History Books made a decision to retreat from stocking new books and are concentrating on Antiquarian and Second hand books.  This new division is primarily a mail order business selling natural history books and we ship worldwide.  Our stock holding is substantial and if you click on the New Books tab above, you will see that we are offering a comprehensive range of natural history new books which is predominantly Australian but covers all parts of the globe.

Natural history subjects include birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, botany, gardening, ecology, insects, marine, biology, aviculture, entomology and conservation.   We are constantly adding new titles and will be happy to source any titles which may interest you if they are not already listed.

In October 2019, we have finally commenced our Bargain Books tab above.  You will be able to browse these very well priced books and order them by clicking on the Tab and browsing!  It has been a long time coming!

Regular mailings are sent to clients and if you wish to be on the list, please complete the subscribe form.

Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds

For any naturalist, the name ‘New Guinea’ conjures up one group of animals above all others – the sensational birds of paradise, renowned for their dazzling and diverse plumages. Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds, the first comprehensive monograph to the group this century, also includes the bower birds, a group that extends into Australia that is perhaps best known for the males’ construction of ‘bowers’, structures of twigs and sticks used to tempt in females.

This Helm Identification Guide covers the taxonomy, biology and conservation of these birds in great detail, including a series of plates packed with beautiful illustrations from Richard Allen, and hundreds of photographs covering the full range of racial and age-related plumage variety.

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