Softcover, 144 pages
This compact and easy-to-use format is the ideal pocket-size travelling companion. It has an authoritative text describing key identification features. Full-colour photographs illustrating each of the 222 species. Thumbnail outlines of each family group enabling quick identification.
Softcover, 144 pages
|Dimensions||18 x 13 x 8 cm|
Provides a comprehensive photographic guide to the 132 species of frogs in Queensland, Australia’s most species-rich state. Species profiles list common and scientific names, as well as information on size, call and preferred habitat for each species. Many species of frogs in Queensland are threatened in some way and for these species, conservation status is given on a state, federal and international level. Generously illustrated with one or more photographs for each species, the book also includes distribution maps, line illustrations which demonstrate key features, and keys to each family, genus and species.
Covers general management, housing, feeding, breeding, health and diseases. There are individual chapters profiling 32 Australian species kept in captivity.
Fish have inspired artists for thousands of years. They are present in the work of many Dutch and Flemish old masters, as well as French, English and American painters. Yet until now the social and cultural significance of fishes’ representation in art has been overlooked. In this volume, Christine E. Jackson surveys a large number of paintings from 2000BC to the present day, examining the evolution of fish representation, as well as its preparation, cooking, eating and storage, and fish-specific kitchen- and tableware. Jackson also explores a diverse range of social and historical issues that have engaged artists, including religious decrees on when to eat fish, the legacies of ‘cod wars’, and the rise and fall of particular ports. Considering elements such as the ethics of catching fish alongside wider industrial changes in the canning, ice, and salt industries, This book is attentive to the relative importance of species to different nations. Offering a study of fish in art that is grounded in the physical conditions of fishing and the fish trade, the book will be of interest to fishermen, natural historians and art students alike. This book provides an original and unique perspective on the artistic legacy of fish and the fishing industry.
This guide features concise accounts of all the known frogs of Australia. There are 230 species within the five native frog families: Hylidae, Limnodynastidae, Microhylidae, Myobatrachidae and Ranidae. Also included in this edition are the introduced Cane Toad and nine ‘stowaway’ species that have arrived in Australia.
The text for each species provides details of size, status, distribution, habitat, behaviour and advertisement call. Each species is detailed in it’s own distribution map and is accompanied by one of Knight’s beautiful full-colour painted illustrations. Closely related frogs are shown in identical poses so that comparisons can easily be made. The introductory section of the book covers frog biology and habitats and includes notes on families and genera.