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Whales of SydneyArtist/Author: Liebschner, Jonas
Whales of Sydney is a spectacular photographic book that documents the annual migration of Humpback Whales past the coast of iconic city of Sydney from mid-May to the beginning of December. Showcasing not only the majestic whales but all marine life that can be see during this time, the book demonstrates the whale’s breathtaking behaviours and the interaction between them and the humans watching as well. Sydney has one of the longest humpback whale migrations spanning almost six months and sees a large number of whales swimming past its shores with an estimated number of more than 25,000 individuals at the end of 2016, increasing by about 10% each year. All whale photography has been captured over the past ten years by wildlife photographer Jonas Liebschner, who spends most of his days out at sea during whale watching season, trying to capture these magic moments.
About the Author: Jonas Liebschner was born on the 19th of October 1985 in Worms,Germany. After finishing school he started an internship at a German advertising agency for which he worked for the next 2.5 years as a graphic designer, flash developer and project manager. He decided to quit his job and left for New Zealand in 2007, where he travelled the north island for six months. By coincidence he was offered a job as a tour guide with Whale Watch Kaikoura that saw him taking tourists out to see the whales for the next six months. Photography has always been a passion of Jonas, so while he was not paid to take pictures of whales in Kaikoura, he started taking his camera out and took pictures of what he saw on a daily basis.
The Vision and Passion of William T. Cooper: A RetrospectiveArtist/Author: Cooper, Wendy (Editor)
A catalogue of images published in association with the exhibition The Vision of William T. Cooper: A Retrospective presented at the Tableland Regional Gallery in Atherton, from 1st September – 26th November 2017.
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.
RSPB Gardening for Wildlife: A Complete Guide to Nature-friendly GardeningArtist/Author: Adrian Thomas
Gardening for wildlife is hugely enjoyable. There is something uplifting about having butterflies in your flowerbeds, frogs in your water feature and birds in your bushes – and knowing that they’re here because of you. But if you want a ‘nice’ garden too, don’t worry! This new book busts the myths that wildlife gardens have to be ‘wild’, or that you can only garden for wildlife in a ‘wildlife garden’. You can easily fit in wildlife gardening alongside everything else you want from your garden. The secret is understanding the ‘home needs’ of your guests. Tap into their needs and you can create a five-star hotel for birds, bees, butterflies and more. As well as looking at a host of different species,
there are sections to help you create entire habitats, such as woodland and meadow gardens, and a catalogue of over 300 of the very best garden flowers, shrubs and trees for wildlife. So no matter how large or small your garden, whether it is formal or a family football pitch, there are all sorts of things you can do. If you love wildlife and want to encourage more, this inspirational book will help
you sow the seeds and reap the rewards.
Platypus: world’s strangest animal.Artist/Author: Parer, David and Elizabeth Parer-Cook.
This award winning documentary sheds a light on one of the world’s most intriguing animals. So much of its life is spent underground that the platypus is still largely unknown, an irresistible challenge to film-maker, David Parer. Using state-of-the-art technologies, David and two researchers reveal new and fascinating aspects of the life of ‘Shy’ – a female platypus as she goes about her daily life and raises her young. The film features rare footage of courtship, the growth of platypus twins inside their nest and some never-before-filmed interaction between mother and baby platypus.
Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered RelativesArtist/Author: Nancy J. Merrick
Foreword by Jane Goodall A former student and colleague of Jane Goodall shares stories of chimps and their heroes, and takes readers on a journey to save man s closest relative. Unbeknownst to much of the public, chimps are in trouble: censuses show them to be extinct in four African countries and nearly so in ten others. A large percentage of the remaining populations live in unprotected, increasingly fragmented forests. When Nancy Merrick learned these startling facts in 2009, she decided it was past time to discover the extent to which chimpanzees are at risk across Africa and what can be done. Merrick had begun working with primates in 1972 as a young field assistant in Jane Goodall s famous Gombe camp. Like the rest of the world at the time, she was swept up in the excitement of discovering the remarkable world of chimpanzees their ability to fashion tools, their dazzling intelligence, and their complex relationships and societies. From that moment on, her human-centered worldview shifted, and she became a devoted advocate for our closest genetic relatives. When Merrick returns to Africa decades later, she s alarmed by how much has changed. Human activity, such as agriculture and logging, has encroached on natural habitats throughout equatorial Africa, endangering chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos. In an effort to understand what we can do to save great apes, Merrick connects with primatologists and conservationists who are trying to protect the last great forests. Visits to some of Africa s parks, sanctuaries, and expanding agricultural areas reveal the urgency of the problems and the inspiration of the people leading the search for solutions. Along the way, Merrick demonstrates that the best hope for chimps and other great apes lies in connecting conservation to humanitarian efforts, ensuring a healthy future for animals and humans alike. “Among Chimpanzees “is at once an inspiring chronicle of Merrick s personal search to learn how chimps are faring across Africa and in captivity, a crucial eyewitness account of a very critical period in their existence, and a rousing call for us to join the efforts to be a voice for the chimpanzees, before it s too late.”
Elephants.Artist/Author: Spinage, Clive.Add to cart
A Field Guide to the Mammals of BorneoArtist/Author: J. Payne; C.M. Francis; K. Phillipps
This book was produced by the Sabah Society in association with World Wildlife Fund Malaysia.
The Contemporary Art of Nature: MammalsArtist/Author: E. Ashley Rooney
In the history of art, animals were the very first subject, as evidenced by the nearly 20,000 year old cave paintings at Lascaux. The human impulse to depict and capture the essence of animals underscores the importance of animals to human lives. For some artists, the evolutionary link between humans and other mammals is most compelling, and their choice of mammals as subject speaks to each artist’s personal concerns. From traditional works to the fantastical, from sporting art to kitsch, the nearly 100 U.S. and international artists included hope to combine their own magic with the natural spirit of animals in their work. Over 500 of their pieces are represented here in stunning, full-color photographs. This elegant collection honours the artistic connection and age-old totemic relationship between animal and human. Herein lies the conversation between the spirit of the animal and the mind of the maker.
Guinea pig.Artist/Author: Yamamoto, Dorothy.
Reaktion Animal Series. Guinea pigs are a popular pet for those looking for an alternative to dogs and cats. They are increasingly bred for looks, shaped by humans in search of an ideal appearance. But it was guinea pigs that influenced humans from as early as 5000 BC, when their domestication began a long and fruitful relationship, influencing scientists such as William Harvey, and painters from Jan Brueghel to Beatrix Potter. Guinea pigs are more than simply pets: they have been at the centre of countless works of art and literature, inspiring children and adults alike. Guinea Pig is the first book of its kind to take an in-depth look at the fascinating history of guinea pig and human interaction. It examines guinea pigs’ roles as pets alongside their roles as sacrificial offerings to Inca gods, a dish at the Last Supper, and the mascot of the airmen’s Guinea Pig Club. The guinea pig is also famous as an experimental subject – the origin of the term now given to anyone who participates in a scientific study or experiment. Guinea Pig is the perfect companion for animal lovers, guinea pig owners and anyone who is interested in the history of domesticated animals.
Mammals of southern, central and east Africa: a photographic guide.Artist/Author: Chris Stuart; Tilde Stuart
The guide has key identification features showing how to differentiate between similar species, and distribution maps and a list of major parks and reserves.
A photographic guide to mammals of North Africa and the Middle East.Artist/Author: Stuart, Chris amd Tilde Stuart.
A photographic field guide to the larger mammals of one of the most fascinating regions in the world. Stunning colour photography depicts more than 100 species found in a region spanning from Morocco in the west to Iran and the Arabian Peninsula in the east. All major families are represented, with mammals from the diminutive Least Weasel to the impressive Asiatic Black Bear and including iconic species such as the Arabian Oryx and Arabian Leopard. Information for each species includes a detailed description with key ID features, distribution, habitat and status, behaviour, diet and reproduction. An introduction provides useful background on regional geography and vegetation.