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
Winner of Whitley Awards: Whitley Medal 2008.
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.
Louis Nowra burrows beneath the sensationalist Underbelly 'sex and sin' narrative, revealing stories and a cast of characters - some household names others little-known - that not even a writer could conjure up. Kings Cross is a no-holds barred place, where backpackers, prostitutes, strippers, chefs, mad men, poets, beggars, ... read more
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Sitting in a tree outside Jonathan's house is a black and white magpie. 'Waddle Giggle Gargle!' the magpie shouts. A delightful story about a boisterous, swooping, waddling, giggling, gargling bird!
For years I had wandered Australia with an aching heart. Everywhere I had ever travelled across the vast expanse of the fabulous country where I was born I had seen devastation, denuded hills, eroded slopes, weeds from all over the world, feral animals, open-cut mines as big as cities, salt rivers, salt earth, abandoned towns... read more
For the last few years photographer Peter Elfes has been travelling to the Lake Eyre region, documenting the people, the landscape, the floods, the animals and wildlife. His spectacular images re-define landscape photography, taking it into the realm of art. Where others have only found an unchanging Australian desert, Peter'... 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
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
|Series:||Michelin Green Guides|
The Australian Green Guides have been created for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages. The most commonly asked questions are answered with particular emphasis on fascinating behavioural insights into both common and unusual creatures. The pages are alive with entertaining and informative text accompanied by exciting action photography.
|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
Working in some of the world's most challenging natural landscapes with beasts from tame to totally wild, the stockman speaks to something within the soul of every Australian. Evan McHugh, one of Australia's foremost chroniclers of the outback and the bush, presents the fascinating history of the stockmen and women who have c... 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.
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 a... 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.
A collection of the best of Laurie Oakes' weekly articles on national politics since the fall of Kevin Rudd, together with exclusive new pieces on the 2013 election campaign, the result, and the make-up and prospects of the new government. From the very first days of the Gillard government to the carbon tax issue; and from th... read more