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Knowing, Growing Acacia for Food and ConservationArtist/Author: Neville Bonney
Acacias, or wattles as they are commonly known are the most widely distributed plant growing on the Australian continent, with some 1,063 known species to date.
This practical guide explores the possibilities of growing some of the temperate and arid Acacias as a food source and for conservation. It covers seed collection, propagation, Aboriginal language names, food and nutiritional value and much more.
Australia’s Remarkable Trees (New Edition)Artist/Author: Allen, Richard, Kimbal Baker
Beautiful gift edition of the best-selling classic, with foreword by Tim Entwhistle, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Elephantine Boabs dot the Kimberley region of Western Australia; cattle rub against giant Bottle Trees and Ironbarks in Queensland, and Strangler Figs with 40-metre girths thrive in our northern rainforests. Snow Gums and Shining Gums eke out their lives on our icy mountain tops and prehistoric-looking Bunya Pines, which once looked down on the dinosaurs, grow in a few isolated places in Australia’s north-east.
Australia’s Remarkable Trees explores the extraordinary lives of fifty of Australia’s oldest, largest and most unusual trees. Richly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, writer Richard Allen and photographer Kimbal Baker went to the far reaches of Australia; travelling more than 60 000 kilometres – to photograph them and tell their stories.
Australia’s Remarkable Trees is not just a celebration of Australia’s great trees. It also prompts us to look to the future to see what lies in store for them. It is a call to arms to preserve and protect our oldest and most magnificent living things, and the forests and wilderness in which they live.
Tasmanian Flowering Plants: A Field GuideArtist/Author: Watts, Dave
This beautifully illustrated record takes a fresh look at over 300 species of Tasmania’s exquisite flowering plants. The full colour portraits together with a thoroughly sound and descriptive text provide a visual feast for the avid plant hunter
Plants of the Victorian High Country: A Field Guide for Walkers (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Murphy, John, Bill Dowling
Fully revised, illustrated and complete with identification keys.
Plants of the Victorian High Country allows walkers with little botanical knowledge to identify plants they are likely to encounter along the popular tracks of Victoria’s High Country.
This Second Edition has been revised and expanded to describe 133 plants from the montane, sub-alpine and alpine zones, categorising them into five easily distinguished groups: herbs, daisy herbs, low woody shrubs, tall shrubs and trees, and eucalypts. The guide features a glossary of botanical terms, straightforward identification keys, clear photos of the leaves, flowers and stems of the plant, and includes notes on Aboriginal plant usage.
If you are a nature lover, planning to walk in the Victorian High Country, this book is an essential addition to your backpack.
Perth Plants: A Field Guide to the Bushland and Coastal Flora of Kings Park and Bold Park (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Barrett, Russell, Eng Pin Tay
A comprehensive photographic guide to 778 species of plants found in Kings Park and Bold Park.
The city of Perth is well known and treasured for its areas of protected bushland in the heart of the city. Kings Park and Bold Park represent a significant part of the natural heritage of the Swan Coastal Plain and are an important part of city life. The city is also a gateway to the incredible biodiversity to be found in south-west Western Australia.
Perth Plants provides a comprehensive photographic guide to all plants known to occur in the bushlands of Kings Park and Bold Park, both native plants and naturalised weeds. There are 778 species included, representing approximately one-quarter of all the plants in the greater Perth region, and one-tenth of all species known for the south-west of Western Australia.
This new edition contains 22 additional species and updated photography throughout. It is an essential reference for anyone interested in the plants of south-west Western Australia, and particularly the Swan Coastal Plain.
Discovering Australian FloraArtist/Author: Karouta-Manasse, Fanny
Australia’s complex, beautiful and diverse flora is showcased in stunning botanic gardens across the continent. Through exquisite colour photographs taken at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), Fanny Karouta-Manasse celebrates the minute and intriguing details of these plants. Discovering Australian Flora explains how plants are displayed in the ANBG according to themes and provides clear and simple geographical, historical and botanical information. It also describes the unique features of Australian flora, including their reliance on fire and ability to survive in poor soil, and looks in detail at the two dominant genera in the Australian landscape – Eucalyptus and Acacia. This fresh and intimate view of some of Australia’s native flora will serve not only as a companion to visitors to the ANBG but will also allow others to explore the wonders of Australia’s botanical treasures.
Discovering Australian Flora will appeal to both local and overseas readers wishing to become more familiar with Australian native flora. The striking photographs will appeal to anyone with an appreciation and passion for nature’s beauty.
Common Wildflowers of Western AustraliaArtist/Author: Nevill, Simon
In Western Australia, one of the richest flora regions of the world, botanists to date have identified over 10,000 vascular plants. It is understandable that a visitor to this huge State would find the quantity and variation of wildflowers simply overwhelming.
This small publication attempts to illustrate some of the more easily identifiable common and not so common wildflowers (215 species are illustrated).
A handy, lightweight reference guide that can be used in the field. It is divided into the three major botanic zones in Western Australia, and then into 12 geographic regions for easy specie identification. Beautifully illustrated with close up shots of the 215 species if Wildflowers to be found. Includes a space for explorers to write where and when they saw a particular flower and includes and index of common names and scientific names
Field Guide to Eucalypts, Volume 2: South-Western and Southern AustraliaArtist/Author: Brookers, M Ian H, David A Kleinig
In the 15 years since the second edition of this book, many new species have been discovered and formally named. Over 370 eucalypts are described in this third edition which covers southern Western Australia, South Australia (excluding south east) and New South Wales north and west of the Darling River. 1,600 colour photographs show the trees bark, buds and fruit. This edition has been completely revised and updated and includes newly named species.
Espalier: Beautiful, Productive Garden Walls and FencesArtist/Author: Gilbert, Allen
Create beautiful, productive garden walls and fences, and optimise space in small gardens, patios and balconies with Allen’s innovative espalier techniques. Covers: forms, trellis systems and designs; flowering plants and fruit trees; shaping and pruning; Australian native plants.
Grafting and Budding for Australian GardenersArtist/Author: Gilbert, Allen‘Any gardener can graft,’ says Allen Gilbert, and in this book he shows that the air of mystery and difficulty surrounding this age-old craft is a myth…at least in Australia, where the warm weather means that, with the right techniques, you can be successful at grafting and budding nearly anywhere, anytime.Known to many as ‘Gilby the grafter’, Allen’s many years of testing different techniques and possibilities underpin this guide to successful grafting.
The Allure of FungiArtist/Author: Pouliot, Alison
An interdisciplinary exploration of fungi, showcasing stunning photographs.
Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet.
The Allure of Fungi presents fungi through multiple perspectives – those of mycologists and ecologists, foragers and forayers, naturalists and farmers, aesthetes and artists, philosophers and Traditional Owners. It explores how a history of entrenched fears and misconceptions about fungi has led to their near absence in Australian ecological consciousness and biodiversity conservation.
Through a combination of text and visual essays, the author reflects on how aesthetic, sensate experience deepened by scientific knowledge offers the best chance for understanding fungi, the forest and human interactions with them.
Algae of Australia: Marine Benthic Algae of North-Western Australia 2. Red AlgaeArtist/Author: Huisman, John
Describes the 158 genera and 351 species of marine benthic red algae of north-western Australia.
Marine plants, or seaweeds, are unjustly perceived as one of the least charismatic groups of marine organisms. In truth they include many spectacular and attractive species; moreover, they comprise a vital component of coastal ecosystems, providing food and shelter for marine animals as well as contributing significantly to regional biodiversity. For over a decade, Dr John Huisman, in collaboration with students and colleagues, has collected and studied the marine plants of Australia’s vast and remote north-west coast. These activities have uncovered numerous undescribed genera and species and resulted in a manyfold increase in the known flora. His accounts of the marine algae are presented in two volumes of the Algae of Australia series; this part, describing the red algae, follows an earlier volume (2015) describing the green and brown algae.
Although not as conspicuous as the larger brown algae, the red algae are typically more diverse, with the number of species in any location more than twice that of the green and brown algae combined. This volume is an authoritative floristic account of the marine red algae of north-western Australia and includes 158 genera and 351 species, with 7 genera and 88 species newly described.
Each taxonomic level, from division to species, is fully described, incorporating current nomenclature, morphology, keys, and numerous figures, many in colour. These two volumes represent the first detailed accounts of the marine plants of tropical Western Australia and document numerous taxa newly recorded for the region.