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Focus on Flora: Native Plants of the Adelaide Hills and BarossaArtist/Author: Kersbrook Landcare Group
Six years in the making, this 320 page photographic guide depicts 280 local species as both close up flowers and whole plants. Information on each plant and similar species is also included.
The book is easy to use, with simple language and is equally suitable for the beginner or those with a plant background.
Great for those who work in the bush.
Orchid Pollinators of Victoria (Fourth Edition)Artist/Author: Kuiter, Rudie H
There is so much to learn about the world of orchids and the role which insects play in the pollination of such highly evolved plants. Orchids and insects are constantly under attack by the human race – ruining their environment – clearing and burning habitats, and the overuse of insecticides. Without the wasps, bees and flies we would not exist and they should be valued like all other wild creatures for the protection of habitats, and realise the importance of their diversity. To observe the pollinators in action it is essential to have a good understanding of nature, be familiar with the insects, and be very patient. The intriguing role insects play in orchid pollination is documented in Orchid Pollinators of Victoria. With more than 1,300 superb images it will give the insects the appreciation they deserve, even if they may bite or sting.
Over 100 additional mages were added for this fourth edition.
The book comes with a small, 19-page supplement that systematically treats the insects themselves in more detail, as these details became increasingly obscured as new editions of this book became larger.
Plants of Central Queensland: Identification and Uses of Native and Introduced SpeciesArtist/Author: Anderson, Eric
A guide for identifying and understanding the plants of the Central Queensland region.
Conservation and sustainable productivity are vital issues for Australia. In order to manage vegetation well from an agricultural, recreational or conservation point of view, an understanding of individual plant species is important. Plants of Central Queensland provides a guide for identifying and understanding the plants of the region so that pastoralists and others can be better equipped to manage the vegetation resource of our grazing lands.
Central Queensland straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, although many of the plants in the book will also be found outside this area, as shown by their distribution maps. The book provides information on the habit, distribution, foliage and fruits of 525 plant species. Informative notes highlighting declared, poisonous, weed and medicinal plants are included, and plants useful for bees and bush tucker are also noted. These are the most important plants you might see if you live in or travel through central Queensland.
This book has an easy-to-read, non-botanical format, with helpful photographs and distribution maps that greatly aid anyone interested in the vegetation of central Queensland. It is based on a previous work of the same title but is greatly expanded, incorporating information on an additional 285 plant species.
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.