Ford, Fred

OUT OF PRINT.    Explores Gould’s beautiful images of our animals, knowing that some are no longer with us, and some are fighting for their lives. In this book, author Fred Ford compares Gould’s world, and the world that the animals lived in at that time, with the Australia we live in today. This book looks at 46 Australian mammal species that, today, are threatened or extinct and that were portrayed in the lavish colour plates in John Gould’s 1863 publication, The Mammals of Australia. Accompanying the pictures are accounts of the animals as they lived in the relatively untouched Australia that John Gould knew, and evidence of the attitudes of European settlers towards the native fauna.

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National Library of Australia, September 2014. 271 pages, hardcover, colour and black and white photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps

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Weight 1480 g