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Whales of Sydney: and other Visitors to our ShoresArtist/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.
Field guide to Australian mammals.Artist/Author: Hall, Les and Steve Parish.
This user friendly guide provides essential information on over 260 mammal species commonly found in Australia. This guide teams full colour photographs and biological information with the natural history of the animal’s environment, habitat and evolution. Also included are interesting snippets and fascinating facts about each family and genus, and how Australian mammals came to be so different from those on other continents. Also includes a section on wildlife photography by award winning photographer Steve Parish.
Radiology of Australian mammals.Artist/Author: Vogelnest, Larry and Graeme Allan, editors.
Interest in the conservation and welfare of Australian native wildlife continues to grow and veterinarians are now frequently asked to treat these animals and be involved in conservation programs for threatened and endangered species. In Australia and overseas, Australian mammals are used in research, kept as pets and are popular display animals in zoos and fauna parks. This book gives a detailed account of the unique radiographic anatomy of Australian mammals. It provides veterinary practitioners and zoologists with descriptions and images of normal radiographic anatomy, which will be valuable in the study of these animals and assist with the diagnosis of injury and disease knowing what is normal is essential in order to recognise what is abnormal. A discussion of the importance of radiographic technique, covering restraint and positioning of the animal to obtain diagnostic images, is followed by chapters showing the normal radiographic anatomy of short-beaked echidnas, platypus, macropods, koalas, wombats, dasyurids, possums and gliders, bandicoots and the bilby, and bats. Each chapter includes a detailed description of anatomy relevant to radiography and multiple images of normal radiographs with outlines and annotations highlighting structures and organs. This book also includes a chapter on dental radiology, as well as radiographic pathology case studies describing common diseases and injuries that can be readily diagnosed on radiographs, which will assist veterinary practitioners in making diagnoses in their patients. A checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories and a glossary of abbreviations and terms used for annotation of images complete the volume.
Paper tiger: how pictures shaped the Thylacine.Artist/Author: Freeman, Carol.
Images of animals generate perceptions that have a profound effect on attitudes toward species. Paper Tiger considers the role of illustrations in the demise of the thylacine or Tasmanian ‘tiger’. It critiques 80 engravings, lithographs, drawings and photographs published between 1808 and 1936, paying attention to the messages they convey, the politics of representation, and the impact on the lives of animals. This approach challenges conventional histories, offers new understandings of human-animal interactions, and presents a chilling story of just how misleading and powerful visual representation can be. It demonstrates how pictures, together with words, can have a vital influence on species’ survival.
Field Companion to the Mammals of Australia.Artist/Author: van Dyck, Steve, Ian Gynther and Andrew Baker, Editors.
Tasmanian devil: a unique and threatened animal.Artist/Author: Owen, David, and David Pemberton.
Comprehensive and easily readable book on the animal that has the distinction of being the world’s largest marsupial carnivore. It is packed with information that has either never been published or has only been found in scientific publications.
Killers in Eden: the story of a rare partnership between men and whales.Artist/Author: Clode, Danielle.
For a century, the killer whales of Twofold Bay, New South Wales, herded Baleen whales towards the harpoons of local whalers, helping them hunt and sharing the rewards. It was a life of industry, adventure and a strange and rare partnership between whale and man. In this book, Danielle Clode explores how this relationship between whaler and Killer whale developed. Using our knowledge of killer whales to entangle fact from myth, Danielle uncovers the truly remarkable history of the killers in Eden.
A field guide to the mammals of Australia.Artist/Author: Menkhorst, Peter and Knight, Frank.
A comprehensive field guide to identifying all 378 species of mammals known in Australia. A major updated and redesigned edition of this best selling guide includes colour-coded pages and endangered species symbols for easy reference. Provides concise and accurate details of the appearance, diagnostic features, distribution, habitat, and key behavioural characteristics of all mammals known to have occurred in Australia or its waters since the time of European settlement. The book uses classic field-guide layout, and each double page spread provides all the information needed to identify an animal, a full colour illustration of the entire animal, a distribution map, and species description and measurements, including details of how to differentiate between similar species.
Tasmanian mammals: a field guide.Artist/Author: Watts, Dave.
Incorporating colour photographs, distribution maps and concise text, this book is a handy guide to the mammals of Tasmania.
We breed the platypus.Artist/Author: Fleay, David.
50th anniversary edition of this classic work.
Mammals: a wild Australia guide.Artist/Author: Parish, Steve and Karin Cox.Add to cart
Medicine of Australian mammals: an Australian perspective.Artist/Author: Vogelnest, Larry and Rupert Woods.
This book is the first comprehensive text on the medicine of Australian mammals. It presents the most up-to-date information available on the medical management of all taxa of Australian native mammals and is the single most important and useful standalone text on this subject.
The book is divided into two parts. The first includes chapters on general topics relevant to the medical management of captive and free-ranging Australian native mammals such as: veterinary considerations for the rescue, treatment and rehabilitation and release of wildlife; veterinary aspects of hand-rearing orphaned marsupials; marine mammal strandings and the role of the veterinarian; and wildlife health investigation and a guide to postmortem examination of Australian mammals.
The second part deals with the medicine of specific taxa of Australian native mammals. Detailed information on taxonomy , distribution, biology, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, husbandry, nutrition, physical and chemical restraint, clinical pathology, hand-rearing, diseases, zoonoses, therapeutics, reproductive management (control and assisted reproduction) and surgery is included.
Appendices include a checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories and a guide to the identification of common parasites of Australian mammals.