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Natural History – Australia & NZ

Birding Australia’s Islands

Sue Taylor

A thoroughly entertaining personal account of the author’s birding expeditions to some of Australia’s very special islands. She hasn’t attempted to include every one of the 8,371 islands of Australia but she has visited the country’s most extreme islands: the most southerly (Macquarie), the most northerly (Boigu, which just pips Christmas by one degree), the […]

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Australia’s Birdwatching Megaspots

Peter Rowland and Chris Farrell

This lavishly illustrated guide describes 55 of the best sites for viewing both common and rare species in Australia. Alongside a map of the area, detailed descriptions of each site cover the type of terrain, climate and specific spots at which certain species are likely to be encountered. A fact file for each site lists […]

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The 50 Best Birdwatching Sites in New Zealand

Liz Light

New Zealand has a diverse range of bird species but is especially important for pelagics. Thirteen of the world’s 18 penguin species have been recorded in the New Zealand region (including the Ross Dependency). Nine of these species breed here. Of petrels, 37 of the world’s 114 species breed in the New Zealand region, some […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Australia (2nd edition)

Dean Ingwersen

A photographic identification guide to 280 bird species in Australia, including the most commonly seen and rare endemic species. High quality photographs from one of Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography and the key sites for […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to Dangerous Creatures of Australia

Peter Rowland and Scott Eipper

Photographic identification guide to the 280 dangerous creatures most commonly seen in Australia is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers the geography and climate of Australia, types of habitat, […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Frogs of Australia

Scott Eipper and Peter Rowland

Comprehensive photographic identification guide to all 247 species and subspecies of frog found in Australia. High quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers the geography and climate of Australia, types of habitat, and details of orders and […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Insects of Australia

Peter Rowland and Rachel Whitlock

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Insects of Australia is a photographic identification guide to the 292 species of insect most commonly seen in Australia and is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habitat and habits. The […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Mammals of Australia

Peter Rowland & Chris Farrell

A photographic identification guide to the 300 mammal species most commonly found in Australia. High quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers the geography and climate of Australia, types of habitat, and details of orders and families. […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of Australia (2nd edition)

Peter Rowland & Chris Farrell

A photographic identification guide to the 280 reptile species most commonly seen in Australia. High quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers the threats to reptiles, types of habitat, anatomy of reptiles, and details of orders and […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Snakes of Australia

Scott & Tyese Eipper

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Snakes of Australia is a photographic identification guide to all of Australia’s 236 snake species and subspecies is perfect for resident and visitor alike. It’s the first book to show every species and subspecies of Australian snake, and the first new book on Australian snakes to be published for 27 […]

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A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of the Australian High Country

Neil Hermes

The Australian High Country is located in the south-east of the continent, and extends from the Wollemi National Park and the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney, through the Kosciuszko and Alpine National Parks and south-west into Victoria, almost to the edge of Melbourne. It includes Canberra and the ACT. This book is a […]

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