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Cook’s Endeavour Journal: The Inside StoryArtist/Author: National Library of Australia.
Following the route of the Endeavour, the story behind the journal includes: life on board, description of the ship, the reasons for the voyage, observations of flora and fauna at various landfalls, portraits of the men accompanying Cook (Banks, Parkinson etc), food on board and the prevention of scurvy, Cook as leader of men, encounters with indigenous peoples. Each chapter displays a facsimile of a journal page, a transcript and text describing the story behind the incidents written about in the journal. Illustrated with contemporary paintings, maps and botanical drawings.
Cook’s Endeavour Journal: The Inside Story brings to life the record of one of the world’s most famous expeditions, the circumnavigation of the globe by Lieutenant James Cook aboard HMB Endeavour. It is a timeless story of courageous exploration—the charting of New Zealand and Australia’s eastern seaboard—and of high adventure: a stand-off with a hostile Brazilian army and a near-shipwreck that almost brought the voyage to a premature end. The voyage of the Endeavour helped make sense of the eighteenth-century world. Cook’s Endeavour Journal: The Inside Story, told in Cook’s own words and in historical detail, will help you understand how.
Daintree: jewel of tropical north Queensland.Artist/Author: Nielsen, Lloyd.
This popular booklet combines the natural and local history of the Daintree. It tells the story of one of Earth’s oldest rainforests, one which has virtually survived intact for about 120 million years. The Daintree rose to prominence in the 1980s following the discovery of one of the greatest concentrations of primitive flowering plants on Earth – plants which occur nowhere else. Readers are taken on a journey which begins with its geological birth and ends with the Daintree as we see it today. Topics range from flora and fauna (includes the cassowary and crocodile), to the fascinating culture of the first human occupants (the Kuku Yalanji aborigines), the battle to save the Daintree from certain oblivion after developers began subdividing the rainforest, and the rapid changes brought about by European settlement.
Ancient Australian landscapes.Artist/Author: Twidale, C.R.
Some parts of the Australian landscape are more than 100 million years old. The dinosaurs roamed a land in which Kakadu, the Macdonnell and Flinders ranges, the Arcoona Plateau and the Mt Lofty Ranges, and many parts of the Yilgarn Craton of Western Australia and the Eastern Uplands were recognisably present. The occurrence of very old surfaces in Australia is described on a regional basis. How the surfaces have been dated is explained. Australia is noted for its old rocks and fossils. Many of its landscape elements also are very old, and very old plant species have taken refuge in these ancient landscapes.
Densey Clyne’s wildlife of Australia.Artist/Author: Clyne, Densey.
Densey Clyne’s superb photographs and text give an insight to Australian wildlife.
Museum: the Macleays, their collections and the search for order.Artist/Author: Stacey, Robyn and Ashley Hay.
When the British first arrived on Australia’s shores at the end of the eighteenth century, it was not only the potential of its space that tantalised them, but the extraordinary living things that they found there. Every European collector desired a kangaroo, a parakeet, a Waratah, and ship after ship sailed north loaded with Australia’s remarkable natural history specimens. In 1826, the most serious collector to make his own trip to the antipodes arrived his name was Alexander Macleay, and over 70 years he and his family accumulated an unbelievably rich and diverse collection of specimens from Australia and beyond. This book throws open the doors of a historically rich and rare collection, stunningly captured in the images of Robyn Stacey. It reclaims the stories of those specimens, and those obsessions, revealing another chapter of Australia’s own very particular, passionate and unique history.
Wildlife and Wilderness in the Waterfall CountryArtist/Author: Fryer, Roger
This is a wonderfully detailed guide to the New South Wales mid-North Coast and the Great Escarpment – the Waterfall Country east of the Dividing Range.
Within easy reach of Sydney and Brisbane, the Waterfall Country has spectacular scenery and is of great importance for wildlife. Comprising a wide variety of habitats, soil types and climate, the region is home to a diverse range of wildlife, many uncommon or endangered, and offers visitors excellent bushwalking, kayaking and other activities.
This book is a practical guide to experiencing the best of the Waterfall Country, detailing wilderness walks and activities, and offering first-hand accounts from those living and working in the region. Containing useful information on how to safely explore the region, it covers what to wear, what to take with you, what to do if you get lost, and how to deal with minor injuries and snakebite.
Illustrated throughout with stunning colour photographs, Wildlife and Wilderness in the Waterfall Country is an ideal guide for students, teachers, tourists, bushwalkers, and anyone interested in this beautiful region.
The Great Barrier Reef: Australia’s Tropical ParadiseArtist/Author: Cotes, Alison.
A comprehensive introduction details the history and geography of the area, and includes fascinating facts on coral reefs and life above and below the water. The body of the book is divided into five sections – The Far North, Cairns, Around Townsville, The Central Coast, and The Southern Reef.
Where to see Wildlife in TasmaniaArtist/Author: Watts, Dave and Cathie Plowman.
An easy to use, fully illustrated guide to finding Tasmania’s abundant and unique native wildlife.
Tasmania is an increasingly popular destination for both local and international holiday-makers. Its main attraction is its large tracts of wilderness, its natural beauty and plenty of highly visible wildlife. Many of Tasmania’s animals are found nowhere else on Earth, not even on Australia’s mainland. This book features 29 wildlife hotspots where people have a good chance of seeing animals in their natural habitat. The key species for each spot are listed and the area and its facilities described, together with a map and notes about accessibility. Another indispensable part of this fully illustrated book is a gallery of colour photographs and descriptions of the animals likely to be encountered in Tasmania.
Country: A Continent, A Scientist & A KangarooArtist/Author: Flannery, Tim.
Country is a panoramic book about a scientist and a continent. In this, his most thrilling and personal book yet, Tim Flannery writes a love letter to our great land, drawing on three decades of extensive travel, research and field work to reveal its unique nature.
As he describes his own passionate encounters with the land and its people, Flannery pays particular attention to the evolution of Australia’s most distinctive animal, the kangaroo. He shows us how the destiny of this extraordinary creature is inseparable from the environment which created it. The kangaroo may seem as familiar to us as the eucalypt or the desert, a symbol on a road sign or the tail of a passenger plane, but readers of Country will never see our national emblem in the same way again.
Tim Flannery’s Country teaches us how this vast continent is not at all ‘a ghastly blank’, but a land of subtlety and complexity that becomes comprehensible to those who take the time to learn its hidden and ancient languages.
Gariwerd: Reflecting on the Grampians.Artist/Author: Wettenhall, Gib and Alison Pouliot.
This high quality, hard cover book of 100 lyrical photographic images and five essays pays homage to the Grampians, or Gariwerd, of south western Victoria. The Gariwerd/Grampians National Park has deservedly gained fame as a refuge for an extraordinary ark of wildflowers set among spectacular natural rock gardens.
Landscape photographer and ecologist Alison Pouliot has tramped over peak and range photographing Gariwerd in all seasons. Her evocative images capture the ranges’ combination of fabulous landscape vistas and intimate detail. Writer Gib Wettenhall’s family settled to the north and south of the Grampians in the early days of settlement. His essays fuse Aboriginal and European perspectives to offer comparative insights from creation stories and the application of fire to visions for the future.
Wildlife of Greater BrisbaneArtist/Author: Queensland Museum [Ryan, Michelle, editor].
OUT OF PRINT. REPRINT UNDER CONSIDERATION. DATE UNKNOWN. This new edition covers more than 600 animals of the region, many of which are rare or endangered. Whether biting ants, brilliantly coloured birds, or tiny marsupial mice, this guide contains every creature you’re likely to find while living in Brisbane.
World of Water wildlife guide: Cocos Keeling Islands.Artist/Author: Coleman, Neville.
A comprehensive marine life guide to Cocos (Keeling) Islands with colour photographs, basic identification features of all major groups of marine life and visitor information.