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Camouflaged Wildlife: How Creatures Hide In Order To SurviveArtist/Author: McDonald, Joe and Mary Ann
This beautifully illustrated book on camouflaged animals includes some of nature’s greatest designs and is one of the most remarkable compilations of pictures on the subject ever published.
From foxes to frogfish and owls to octopuses, some of the images have to be seen to be believed in terms of the subjects’ uncanny imitations of their natural backgrounds, which often aid them in their roles as hunting predator or as prey attempting to avoid capture.
Get an antelope’s-eye view of a lion, and marvel at leaf-like bugs and green lichen-covered sloths which blend in with their surroundings. Decades of work by award-winning photographers Joe and Mary Ann McDonald are distilled down into this stunning collection of images.
Guide to Introduced Pest Animals of AustraliaArtist/Author: West, Peter
A practical guide for the identification of introduced pest animals and management information.
Australia’s introduced vertebrate pest species cost at least $1 billion annually in economic, environmental and social impacts. Guide to Introduced Pest Animals of Australia is a comprehensive, practical guide to 60 introduced pest animal species present in Australia, including 27 mammals, 18 birds, nine freshwater fish, two amphibians and four reptiles. It contains descriptive information to identify each species in the field, including distinctive physical characteristics, size, weight, colouration, diet, breeding behaviour, habitat preferences, and information about footprints, dung, scats and audible animal calls.
Each species profile is accompanied by practical management information, maps and high-quality photographs – allowing readers to learn about pest species in their local area, what problems they might cause, and what control options exist for management. This guide also contains a number of emerging high-risk pest species that may pose a significant threat to our natural environment, economy, agriculture and human health.
Whether you are a farmer, natural resource manager, public land manager, pest controller, teacher, student, field naturalist or wildlife ecologist, this easy-to-use guide will help you identify Australia’s most significant introduced pest animals in your local area.
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Discoveries that Shaped the Theory of Evolution. Coming April 2018Artist/Author: Adrian Lister
Arriving April 2018: Pre-order your copy today.
Explore Darwin’s pioneering work on fossils in this richly illustrated book.
In On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin credited his discoveries of fossils, as much as those of living creatures, as the stimulus for his theory of evolution. Darwin’s Fossils is an accessible account of his pioneering work on fossils, his adventures in South America and his relations with the scientific establishment.
While Darwin’s work on Galapagos finches is celebrated, his pioneering work on fossils is much less well known. He was the first to collect the remains of giant extinct South American mammals; he worked out how coral reefs and atolls formed; he excavated and explained marine fossils high in the Andes; and he discovered a fossil forest that now bears his name. All of this was fundamental in leading him to his theory of evolution. Many of Darwin’s fossils survive, at the Natural History Museum and elsewhere, and recent years have seen a surge of scientific interest and research into them.
Richly illustrated with new photography of many of the fossils, superb line drawings produced in the 19th century, and newly-commissioned artists’ reconstructions of the extinct animals as understood today, Darwin’s Fossils reveals how fossils played a crucial role in the development of his revolutionary ideas.
Effective Ecological Monitoring. Coming May 2018Artist/Author: David Lindenmayer, Gene Likens
Arriving in May 2018: Pre-order your copy today.
The fully revised second edition of the highly acclaimed book.
Long-term monitoring programs are fundamental to understanding the natural environment and managing major environmental problems. Yet they are often done very poorly and ineffectively. This second edition of the highly acclaimed Effective Ecological Monitoring describes what makes monitoring programs successful and how to ensure that long-term monitoring studies persist.
The book has been fully revised and updated but remains concise, illustrating key aspects of effective monitoring with case studies and examples. It includes new sections comparing surveillance-based and question-based monitoring, analysing environmental observation networks, and provides examples of adaptive monitoring.
Based on the authors’ 80 years of collective experience in running long-term research and monitoring programs, Effective Ecological Monitoring is a valuable resource for the natural resource management, ecological and environmental science and policy communities.
Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia. Coming May 2018Artist/Author: Fred Cahir, Ian Clark, Philip Clarke
Arriving in May 2018: Pre-order your copy today.
Provides an insight into the environmental knowledge of Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous Australians have long understood sustainable hunting and harvesting, seasonal changes in flora and fauna, predator–prey relationships and imbalances, and seasonal fire management. Yet the extent of their knowledge and expertise has been largely unknown and underappreciated by non-Aboriginal colonists, especially in the south-east of Australia where Aboriginal culture was severely fractured.
Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia is the first book to examine historical records from early colonists who interacted with south-eastern Australian Aboriginal communities and documented their understanding of the environment, natural resources such as water and plant and animal foods, medicine and other aspects of their material world. This book provides a compelling case for the importance of understanding Indigenous knowledge, to inform discussions around climate change, biodiversity, resource management, health and education. It will be a valuable reference for natural resource management agencies, academics in Indigenous studies and anyone interested in Aboriginal culture and knowledge.
Have You Seen My Egg?Artist/Author: OLSEN, PENNY
Eddy Emu has lost one of his eggs. He travels far and wide, looking for it. Has Lizzie Lizard seen it? Has Susie Spider found it? Is it among Connie Crocodile’s eggs? Can Pip and Poppy Penguin help him?
Join Eddy on his search and meet his friends. See all their different eggs and meet the babies that have just hatched. And, finally, find out what happened to Eddy’s egg.
Plants for a changing climate.Artist/Author: Trevor Nottle
Climate change has wrought an even warmer and drier climate in those parts of the world regarded as having a Mediterranean climate. The gardener must choose plants that have adapted to growing in regions where summers are long, hot, and dry. This book reflects the changing balance of flower gardening (as well as vegetable and fruit cultivation) across the globe, as water usage comes under scrutiny. Chapters reflect on the current and emerging ideas as a response to climate change. Australian author Trevor Nottle – who has promoted a Mediterranean approach to garden design for many years – surveys many new plants that nurseries have introduced as a response to the need for plants that flourish in the sun.
Planting green roofs and living walls.Artist/Author: Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury
The green roof industry is booming and the technology changing fast as professionals respond to the unique challenges of each new implementation. In this comprehensively updated, fully revised edition of their authoritative reference, Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury reveal the very latest techniques, materials, and plants, and showcase some spectacular new case studies.
Planting on roofs and walls began in Europe but is now becoming popular all over the world as people become aware of their beneficial impact on the environment. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and run-off, help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings, contribute to biodiversity, and provide food and habitats for wildlife. In addition to all this, they are attractive to look at and by greening up living environments enhance the quality of life of residents. In Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls the authors describe and illustrate the practical techniques required to design, implement and maintain a green roof or wall to the highest professional standards. They go on to explain how roofs may be modified to bear the weight of vegetation, discuss the different options for drainage layers and growing media, and list the plants suitable for different climates and environments.
This informative, up-to-the-minute reference will captivate professionals with its illuminating new findings, and encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls.
The Kimberley: endemic frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals.Artist/Author: Ward, Craig and Ian Morris.
In this visually stunning book the authors detail every endemic frog, reptile, bird and mammal found in Australia’s Kimberley region of Western Australia. This book brings up to date the list of unique animals found only in the Kimberley, showcasing them in a spectacular collection of full colour photographs. Beautifully presented, somewhere in between a field guide and a coffee table book, this title will be invaluable for all those interested in Australia’s endemic fauna and this region.
Lost Amazon: the pioneering expeditionsArtist/Author: Davis, Wade.
In 1941, Richard Evan Schultes, often referred to as the father of ethnobotany, took a leave of absence from Harvard University and disappeared into the Colombian Amazon. Twelve years later he resurfaced having travelled to places no outsider had ever visited, mapped uncharted rivers, and lived among two dozen Amazonian tribes. Simultaneously, he conducted secret research missions for the U.S. government and collected some 30,000 botanical specimens, including 2,000 novel medicinal plants and 300 species new to science. The greatest Amazonian botanical explorer of the 20th century, Schultes was a living link to the naturalists of the Victorian era and a world authority on toxic, medicinal, and hallucinogenic plants. Over the course of his time in the Amazonian basin, Schultes took over 10,000 images of plants, landscapes, and the indigenous peoples with whom he lived. Originally published in 2004, “The Lost Amazon” was the first major publication to examine the work of Dr. Schultes as seen through his photographs and field notes. With text by Schultes’s protégé and fellow explorer Wade Davis, this impressive document takes armchair travellers where they have never gone before.
ANZANG fourteenth edition: Australasian Nature Photography: the year’s best wildlife and landscape photos.Artist/Author: ANZANG.
This book presents a collection of ANZANG award-winning and shortlisted images from the 2017 competition. Each image is accompanied by technical information as well as anecdotes from the photographers themselves on how each photograph was taken. There are also useful insights from the judges, which help to shed light on how they came to select the winning images. The bioregion that encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back more than 80 million years, to the break-up of the great southern continent of Gondwana. The South Australian Museum and Australian Geographic focus on enhancing a general knowledge of this extraordinary legacy by encouraging photography of the region’s nature and landscapes, and promoting it in an annual competition to find the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year.
Rainforest.Artist/Author: Blackwell, Lewis.
There are no places on earth more mysterious and complex than tropical rainforests. These wonders of biodiversity cover just six percent of the earth’s surface, yet are home to over half of all identified animal and plant species and contain one fourth of the world’s fresh water. Famed biologist E.O. Wilson said that walking into a rainforest is like “entering a treasure house.” With stunning photographs by the world’s leading nature photographers–including new work by Tim Flach- -and inspiring text by award-winning author Lewis Blackwell, Rainforest opens our minds to breathtaking beauty of this endangered natural world, with its verdant plant life and diverse animal species. Swooping from aerial to eye level perspectives, Rainforest captures the world’s most fascinating ecosystem at all scales, from a vast sleeping forest cloaked in morning mist to the brilliant iridescent flicker of a butterfly’s wing.