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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.

Banksias (Second Edition)

Banksias (Second Edition)

Collins, Kevin, Kathy Collins. Alex George
$74.00

Banksias are Australia’s most iconic plants after Eucalypts – known for thousands of years to Australians and – through writing and art – to many more who have never visited this land.

This extensively revised edition includes the most recently discovered Banksia, vincentia, with descriptions and illustrations of all 79 known species with many new photographs and updated species descriptions. It provides the history of their discovery, evolution, how to find and grow them and how they have inspired artists and artisans. With some 400 beautiful colour illustrations it is the comprehensive, up-to-date guide to these unique and fascinating plants.

Tables list which Banksias to grow for particular purposes and the three authors have between them, studied and grown all 79 species of Banksia, their combined experience totalling over a hundred years.