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Eucalypts: A Celebration (Hardcover)Artist/Author: Wrigley, John and Murray Fagg
A comprehensive study of Australia’s most recognisable trees. It looks at Eucalypts and their place in art and history as well as an in depth examination of their evolution, biology and classification. Eucalypts are a familiar part of our landscape and an integral part of the Australian identity. We have farmed them and used them to build houses, furniture, roads and bridges since the beginning of white settlement. We have been inspired by them, painted them, made films about them, written books about them and of course Aboriginal Australians have long made musical instruments from them. Though a small number are found as native plants in several other countries, Eucalypts are a very Australian tree. This book celebrates their diversity, their beauty and the role they play in our history, culture and economy. It looks at their evolution, biology, horticulture and ecology, together with their classification and the botanists involved. Through historic and contemporary images, it examines the many ways in which they have served Aboriginal, colonial and contemporary Australians in both practical and aesthetic ways. This book is also available in softcover. Price $40.00.
Woodland Flora: A Field Guide for the Southern Tablelands (NSW & ACT)Artist/Author: Sharp, Sarah, Rainer Rehwinkel, Dave Mallinson, David Eddy
Woodland Flora covers 444 plant species found in woodlands in the Southern Tablelands of NSW and the ACT. It provides an easy-to-use identification guide to the majority of plant species encountered in woodlands in this area including those species that occur in other habitats and in other regions and interstate. Written in plain English, Woodland Flora has been produced with the highest professional integrity, with all descriptions having been check against herbarium specimens and the authors’ own extensive knowledge of the Southern Tablelands.
The species include native trees, shrubs, climbers and herbaceous species (including grasses, forbs, sedges, rushes and orchids), in addition to invasive introduced species, identified by their common names and scientific names (including former names). Every page has descriptions of the features of each species, together with one or more photos to help identify them. The descriptions include the species form (habit), leaves, flowers, fruit, habitat, status (abundance and distribution) and in some cases, other information that is of interest or about their management.
Woodland Flora is of value to high school and university botany and ecology students, conservation volunteers, conservation rangers and field staff, field naturalists and the general public. The field guide has been produced and is distributed by Friends of Grasslands, a voluntary community group committed to the conservation of natural temperate grassy ecosystems (grasslands and grassy woodlands) in south-eastern Australia
Australian Sub-tropical Fungi
A field guide to some of the interesting and unusual fungi of the Australian subtropics.
The guide covers 115 species, with illustrations and descriptions of each. Many of the species covered appear for the first time in a field guide.
This book is aimed at field naturalists wanting to develop an interest in the fungi of the Australian subtropics. It contains a simple morphological key to the main groups of fungi. The fungi of the Australian subtropics are a very diverse and little studied group of organisms, many of which appear to be unique to the region.
Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field GuideArtist/Author: Edited by: Erickson,Todd, Russell Barrett, David Merritt, Kingsley Dixon
Identifies plant species and provides guidance on seed-based conservation and restoration for 103 taxa in the Pilbara and Australian Arid Zone.
The Pilbara region in Australia’s arid northwest is rich in flora that is suited to extreme temperatures and boom and bust cycles of moisture availability. It is also a region important for its natural resources. In places where mining activities have finished and the land is under management for ecological restoration, there is increasing demand for information about native plant communities and the biology of their seeds.
Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide is the first book to combine plant identification with robust, scientific criteria for cost-effective seed-based rehabilitation. It describes 103 regional plant taxa and provides guidelines for effective collection, cleaning, storage and germination of their seeds. It addresses issues such as timing of collection, quality and viability of seed, and dormancy release, which are essential for successful restoration programs. With photographs to portray the subtle differences and unique features of each species’ biology, this book will be of great use to practitioners in the field, including environmental consultants, rehabilitation companies, commercial seed collectors and government authorities, as well as naturalists and people interested in growing the Pilbara’s remarkable plants.
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Australian Garden Rescue: Restoring a Damaged GardenArtist/Author: Horsfall, Mary
How to rescue your garden if it has been damaged by natural phenomena, pest attacks or prolonged neglect.
Whether you have a garden suffering from lack of attention, damaged from weather events or suffering pest attacks, Australian Garden Rescue will guide you through practical solutions, helpful tips and preventative tactics to minimise future harm.
Best-selling author Mary Horsfall explores how our harsh climate can impact gardens, including the effects of bushfires, floods, frost, storms and heatwaves. She also addresses various pests from possums, snails and caterpillars to fungal problems and weeds.
With an emphasis on environmentally friendly strategies and simple advice, this highly illustrated guide will provide tactics for gardeners repairing recent damage or tackling prolonged neglect. Regardless of your garden’s size or location, this book should be part of your gardening toolkit.
Mosses of dry forests in south eastern Australia.Artist/Author: Read, Cassia and Bernard Slattery.
A guide for students and absolute beginners, technically accurate, but free of technical language, this is an attempt to present a little known part of the plant kingdom to a new audience. Dozens of species described, most with multiple illustrations. The guide contains an introduction explaining the life cycle of mosses and their importance in the ecosystem; tips on how to approach identification; detailed descriptions of common, striking species; and appendices carefully distinguishing mosses from liverworts and lichens. Underpinning its publication is the belief that mosses are, before anything else, beautiful: a lot of joy is to be had in exploring this minute dimension of the natural world. This is a community project of the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests generously supported by The Norman Wettenhall Foundation. A number of photographs have been replaced in this revised edition.
Field Guide to Useful Native Plants from Temperate Australia.Artist/Author: Caton, J.M. and R.J. Hardwick.
There are detailed descriptions of over 150 useful plants. Containing more than 600 photographs and drawings, this comprehensive book outlines how temperate Australian native plants have been used for food, fibre, medicine and everyday convenience. This field guide includes illustrations and descriptions to help identify useful native plants. The plants described in this field guide are found in the temperate eco-region, which stretches from south-eastern Queensland around the coastline to South Australia, and includes Tasmania.
This guide will be of interest to people who live there and the many tourist who visit the area, as well as bushwalkers, educators, archaeologists and chefs.
The Australian native garden: a practical guide.Artist/Author: Stewart, Angus and A.B. Bishop.
This authoritative and practical book, written in an approachable and accessible style, focuses on growing and using native plants in the home garden. It provides expert information on the fundamentals–soils, cultivation techniques, pruning, fertilising and maintenance–and looks at different styles of garden design, using Australian plants not only for aesthetic reasons but for creating drought proof gardens, fire resistant gardens, and environments attractive to native fauna as well. Growing your own bush foods is also covered. Highly illustrated and information-packed, The Australian Native Garden showcases some of the best designed Australian gardens and explores rural areas around Australia where indigenous species thrive in the wild, representing a fascinating source of inspiration and information.
Taller eucalypts for planting in Australia: their selection, cultivation and management.Artist/Author: Nicolle, Dean.
This guide treats 81 taller-growing eucalypts suited for growing in Australia. Each species is illustrated by multiple photographs and a current distribution map. Comprehensive information is provided on identification features, distribution, habitat, cultivation and uses. Many of these species are already commonly grown and seen in gardens, streets, parks and farms throughout Australia, while others are rarely planted but have vast potential for much wider use, both in the urban landscape and in rural areas.
WEEDS OF THE SOUTH-EAST: An Identification Guide for AustraliaArtist/Author: Richardson, FJ, RG Richardson, RCH Shepherd
This third edition of the bestselling has been fully updated and re-organised to recognise recent taxonomic changes and includes additional species and photographs.
The book includes weeds of agriculture, bushland, waterways, gardens, roadsides, wasteland and amenity areas, as well as new and emerging problem species and is illustrated with more than 3000 photographs including spectacular close-up shots. Key features are described with relevant measurements for easier identification and comparisons are made to similar species and easily confused natives. The book can also be used to discover situations where the species are likely to be found with distribution by State using the latest herbaria records.
Written in easy-to-understand language and beautifully illustrated, this is a field guide for anyone interested in the identification of pest plants and the preservation of our native flora. An essential tool for community land and bush care organisations, local and state government weed officers and advisers, rangers, agronomists, agriculturists, survey and identification botanists, horticulturists, landscapers and gardeners.
A Guide to the Common Fungi of Coastal New South Wales.Artist/Author: Moore, Skye and Pam O'Sullivan.
Fungi play an incredibly important role in all terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. They aid decomposition and nutrient cycling, help to create and stabilise soils, form relationships with plant roots that are essential for the survival of plants, and provide habitat and a food resource for a multitude of other organisms.
A Guide to the Common Fungi of Coastal New South Wales is designed to be used by people of all ages to identify fungi in the field. It also contains some great information on what fungi are, why they’re so important, and where to find them.
Georgiana Molloy: the mind that shines.Artist/Author: Barry, Bernice.
This meticulously researched biography tells the extraordinary story of Georgiana Molloy, one of Australia’s first internationally successful female botanists. From the refined beauty of 19th century England and Scotland, to the dramatic landscape of the West Australian coast, Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines gives new insight into the life of this pioneering botanist. Following a swift marriage, Georgiana and Captain John Molloy, a handsome hero with a mysterious past, emigrated to Australia among the first group of European settlers to the remote southwest. Here, despite personal tragedy, Georgiana’s passion for flora was ignited. Entirely self-taught, she gathered specimens of indigenous flora from Augusta and Busselton that are now held in some of the world’s leading herbarium collections. Using Georgiana’s own writings and notes, accompanied by full-colour pictures of some of the stunning plants mentioned throughout, Bernice Barry reveals a resilient, independent woman of strong values, whose appreciation and wonder of the landscape around her become her salvation, and her legacy.