New Holland, paperback, 144 pages
Aboriginal Myths: Tales of the Dreamtime gives a fascinating glimpse of the wild and entertaining deeds of the mythic beings populating Aboriginal spiritual life. From acts of creation and the deeds of the Great Spirit, to totemic ancestors and tales explaining natural phenomena, this delightful collection of stories paints a picture of the mystical bond that exists between Aboriginal people, the environment and the spirit life of the Dreamtime.
New Holland, paperback, 144 pages
|Dimensions||19.7 x 13 cm|
First Footprints tells the extraordinary story of the Aboriginal people of Australia. How they made their way out of Africa 60,000 years ago, and how they survived across this vast continent, from the harsh deserts of the inland to the glaciers of southern Tasmania. With photos from the ABC TV series of the same name.
First Footprints tells the epic story of Australia’s Aboriginal people. It is a story of ancient life on the driest continent on earth through the greatest environmental changes experienced in human history: ice ages, extreme drought and inundating seas. It is chronicled through astonishing archaeological discoveries, ancient oral histories and the largest and oldest art galleries on earth. Australia’s first inhabitants were the first people to believe in an afterlife, cremate their dead, engrave representations of the human face, and depict human sound and emotion. They created new technologies, designed ornamentation, engaged in trade, and crafted the earliest documents of war. Ultimately, they developed a sustainable society based on shared religious tradition and far-reaching social networks across the length and breadth of Australia.
Through a stunning collection of full colour photographs, this book showcases every endemic frog, reptile, bird and mammal found in Australia’s wet tropics bringing up to date the list of unique animals of this region. Recently described species are included as well as updates on the status of others, making this the most accurate and comprehensive listing in print. This book is a celebration of the endemic species of the wet tropics, the photographers and biologists who work there, and a call to arms for conservation.
This visually stunning book is a celebration of the unique wildlife found only within Australia’s World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics. Endemic species are featured in full colour double page spreads, with subspecies and other notable animals included as short briefs.
“This compilation of endemic terrestrial vertebrates of the Wet Tropics is not only an exquisite visual demonstration of themagnificence, diversity and uniqueness of our Wet Tropics wildlife, but it is also an eminently useful and important resource for amateur naturalists, tour guides, the Wet Tropics community, and all who share a passion for the splendour of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. “
Scott Buchanan, Executive Director,
Wet Tropics Management Authority
A Wild Discovery Guide. This the essential ‘in-car’ book for any road traveller in Australia. With about one million kilometres of road, anyone travelling them is, sadly, very likely to see or cause roadkill – certainly of the millions of small bugs that will be hit. This book provides an overview of the types of roadkill, hints on what to do with them, how to clean bugs off the car and an eclectic mix of other information – from road safety to recipes. In addition the book gives an unusual insight into the many aspects of Australia’s very special fauna, albeit in a somewhat macabre way. More than 200 photographs of roadkill all some identification and an excellent guide on how to avoid and observe roadkill and who to send interesting specimens to.
Roadkill was shortlisted for the Whitley Award for significant contribution to Australian zoology.
World Heritage List habitats – Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains, Kakadu, Lord Howe Island, the Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island, the Queensland Wet Tropics and Uluru-Kata National Park are all featured in this guide.