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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.   We are primarily a mail order business selling natural history, indigenous, Australian and general Australian history books and we ship worldwide.  Our stock holding is extremely 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.

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A Complete Guide to Native Orchids of Australia (Hardcover)

Jones, David L

This is the spectacular and comprehensive Revised Third Edition of a book that is the magnum opus of Australian orchid expert David L. Jones. It includes many updates with, most importantly, 30 new species accounts (with photos) added since the publication of the third edition in 2019. Therefore this is a new and much improved edition of what has been the best and most authoritative book on the subject since the First Edition was published in 1993. Australia is the world centre of orchid biodiversity, and now that our understanding of the subject has developed over the past 30 years, this Revised Third Edition contains many more species and photos than previously – covering more than 1,700 orchid taxa for the first time – and much more detailed text than previous editions. It covers more than 130 additional orchid species since the Second Edition, including some which have not yet officially been described. References are now positioned within the main text, distribution maps are included, and there is a more complete and comprehensive introduction. Line drawings help the reader to easily determine the key features of each orchid observed. There are better and clearer layouts for species entries, with greater emphasis placed on conservation aspects, which is important because so many of our orchids are now under threat from all sorts of factors. In short this is a comprehensive guide that will contain correct identification of the orchids (a failure in many other books). It will arguably be the best and most complete work on orchids to be published anywhere in the world.