The world over people love butterflies but few understand much more about them than their physical beauty. The Butterflies of Australia offers a unique guide to help identify the nearly 400 species to which Australia plays host but with its focus on living butterflies, it is much more than an identification guide. Within its... read more
Many members of Australia's wildlife live nowhere else on Earth. They are unique, the result of evolution on a continent that has been geographically isolated from the rest of the world for 38 million years. This is an account of how these animals have developed in response to changing climates and habitats.
This guide to the identification and classification of all the birds so far recorded in Australia is designed for use in the field, to slip easily into a hip-pocket, backpack, or glovebox. The illustrations have been planned to enable easy comparison between similar species. The text emphasises the best way to differentiate e... read more
|Author:||Frank Knight & Graham Pizzey|
First published in 1980, Graham Pizzey's Field Guide to Australian Birds combines a depth and breadth of knowledge with beautiful, fullÃ¢ colour illustrations and a clear writing style. The result is a definitive and internationally acclaimed guide to Australian birdlife. Now fully updated and revised by editor P... read more
The extraordinary story of Australian marsupials deserves an extraordinary book and at last it is here; wide and generous in its view and up-to-date in its science and accessible in its style. This book combines a comprehensive coverage of all Australian marsupials by a highly respected academic, researcher and writer in the ... read more
Whether you are an amateur insect enthusiast, a student or an Entomologist, this updated and revised third edition identifies all the major insect groups. More than 300 colour photos show the insects in their native habitat with all their many differences. Updated edition.
Retro Sydney is a fantastic visual throwback to the 'Harbour City' in the 1950s and 60s, with never-before-seen images gathered by collector of vintage photographs, Ian Collis. Breathtaking photos of Sydney's most valuable landmarks provide a retrospective insight into the architecture, automobiles, fashions and popular pasti... read more
The focus of Saltwater People - Sydney's Southern Beaches is on the shoreline - that high energy intersection between sea and land where waves, whipped-up by wind and storms, sometimes thousands of kilometers out to sea, announce their arrival in a final dramatic explosion, or caress it with a gentle cascade. This constant, h... read more
GREAT SOUTHERN LAND is an epic journey across Australia, from the top of the Snowy Mountains to the tropical wilds of the Gulf of Carpentaria; the irrigated farms of the Murray Darling Basin to the ancient forests of Tasmania. It is the pictorial record of our remarkable story - revealing otherwise hidden patterns, networks ... read more
Australia has a new $50 billion industry. It carries unprecedented environmental risks but could be the path to energy salvation: cleaner than coal, safer than nuclear, a complement to renewables. Big oil and gas companies tell us we could be the biggest liquid natural gas exporter in the world, but greenies and farmers are u... read more
|Series:||Michelin Green Guides|
These pages are alive with entertaining and informative text accompanied by action photography. The cast of Dangerous Creatures includes snakes, spiders, sharks, and a few surprises.
Helicopter pilot and photographer Scott Bridle offers a unique view of the vast cattle stations and raw natural beauty of outback Australia. Traversing Queensland, the Northern Territory and South Australia, his aerial shots - often captured one-handed while flying his chopper - reveal anew the vast expanses and beguiling pat... read more
From Andrew Chapman, the best-selling author of Woolsheds, comes a stunning new photographic book exploring the world around the sheds, the shearers, the roustabouts, the dogs, the dunnies and the sheds themselves.
|Series:||Australian Green Guides|
Information is organized simply, with individual species or group entries describing key characteristics such as where they are found, food requirements and behavioural habits. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph and, where appropriate, distribution maps. A key feature of the text is the "gee whiz" sections, which answe... read more
|Series:||Australian Children's Classics|
'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' was written by Banjo Paterson in 1896. It was written at a time when cycling was a relatively new and popular social activity. Cycles were ridden everywhere, including in the outback by shearers and other workers who needed to travel cheaply. It tells the hilarious story of Mulga Bill, who thinks he's ... read more
Nature photographer Don Haddon has captured over 100 Australian birds in their native habitat - some for the first time. From sea and shore birds to night birds, honeyeaters and finches, striking photographs showcase the birds in intimate and breathtaking environments.
On 19 March, 1932, after nine years of planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This revised edition of Peter Spearitt's biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tel... read more
The Great Barrier Reef really is like nowhere else on earth. For many of us, the thought of it conjures up images of beautiful azure waters teeming with colourful fish against a background of coral of every shape, colour and form imaginable. Yet there is so much more to the Great Barrier Reef than this. It is a massive, compl... read more
|Series:||Princeton Pocket Guides|
Ideal for the nature-loving traveler, Wildlife of Australia is a handy photographic pocket guide to the most widely seen birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and habitats of Australia. The guide features more than 400 stunning color photographs, and coverage includes 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs likely to... read more
In 1967 Col Bailey sighted a Tasmanian tiger in South Australia. Then, in 1993, an encounter with an elderly bushman unlocked previously untold information that led Col into the untrodden wilderness of Tasmania's Weld Valley. Now the truth of this discovery can be revealed about an animal that the experts claim is long extinct.