Wild About the Tropics, 2006. 56 pages, paperback, colour photographs throughout.
Australia’s tropical rainforests contain more plants and animals than any other area in the country – many of which live nowhere else. People from all over the world, and within Australia, visit this natural wonderland to glimpse its secretive animals. As a result, Dr Martin Cohen and Julia Cooper – experts in the region’s wildlife – have written Rainforest Animals, an informative book about Australia’s tropics. Featuring their stunning photography, this book presents fascinating information on many of the rainforest’s rare, threatened and significant animals.
Rainforest Animals introduces you to Australia’s magnificent and ancient tropical rainforests – recognised as one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. The history and importance of Australia’s tropical rainforest, as well as the huge plant and animal diversity, is outlined in the introduction. The book also provides some basic ecological information about many of the secretive animals that inhabit this world such as the Southern Cassowary, the Musky Rat Kangaroo, Tree Kangaroos and Tiger Quolls. Many of the animals featured in the book are rare or threatened or are considered significant to Australia’s tropical rainforests.