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Animals of arid Australia: out on their own?Artist/Author: Dickman, Chris, Daniel Lunney and Shelley Burgin, editors.
WAS $75. Transactions of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. This book records an RZS forum that discussed whether the animals of arid Australia are ‘out on their own’ in terms of their unique adaptations for desert life, our distant view of them, and their prospects for the future. The arid zone of Australia is simply too large, too diverse and covered by too many jurisdictions to be encompassed by a single view. It was therefore appropriate that the forum drew together a wide range of skills and outlooks on the history, fauna and management of the arid lands of Australia. As editors, we were dazzled by wonderful photos in scientific presentations. We are delighted to be able to show the arid zone, and the animals in particular, in all their gorgeous colours, as well as to present images of how work is carried out by various researchers. All of this visual material contributes to our grasp of this vast stretch of Australia that is the home to so few Australians. We look forward to a blooming of interest in arid Australia, its diverse fauna and its diverse players.
Wild Australia.Artist/Author: Markus, Nicola.
WAS $60. The ancient island-continent of Australia is home to an astonishing variety of habitats and wildlife unmatched anywhere in the world. Journey through this amazing country and take in its breathtaking landscapes and fascinating plants, birds and animals that have adapted to life in these fragile and demanding environments. Discover the immense geologic and climatic forces that have shaped and reshaped this ancient land, from the stunning rock formations of the remote west coast and the foreboding deserts of the red centre to the incredible richness and diversity of the tropical north and the iconic eucalypt forests of the south-east. Also featured prominently are intimate portraits of the many creatures that inhabit the wilds down under: the koala, kangaroo and saltwater crocodile; the brolga, kookaburra and wedge-tailed eagle; the bilby, budgerigar and thorny devil, to name just a few. Over a period of ten years, photographer Theo Allofs has been drawn back time and again to the Australian wilderness. The result is a collection of exceptional photographs that capture the most characteristic and impressive regions of this great southern land., Through the text, biologist and writer Nicola Markus reveals the forces that shaped Australia and its flora, fauna, and Aboriginal peoples, who were the first humans to settle there. Together they offer a truly remarkable insight into wild Australia.
Tasmania: a natural history.Artist/Author: Davis, William E.
This is the first book on the general natural history of Tasmania in nearly a century. It is intended to provide an overview of the natural history of Tasmania, one of the most fascinating and pristine regions of the world with a suite of endemic plants and animals.