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Natural History – Australia & NZ

The 100 Best Birdwatching Sites in Australia

Sue Taylor

The 100 Best Birdwatching Sites in Australia is about having fun birding. It contains the author’s personal selection of 100 of the best birdwatching sites in all states, territories and islands of Australia. The sites are chosen for the large number of species or the large number of special birds to be found in each […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Lizards of Australia

Scott & Tyese Eipper

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Lizards of Australia, featuring 280 of Australia’s most beautiful, unusual and commonly encountered lizard species, provides a thorough introduction to the land of the lizard. Stunning 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 […]

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A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Canberra & the High Country

Neil Hermes

A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Canberra and the High Country is a fully comprehensive field guide to the 322 bird species of the High Country, including all common, rare and vagrant species. With photographs from the author and the region’s other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated with many variants. The […]

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Wildlife of the Australian Rainforests: A State-by-State Guide

Peter Rowland, Angus McNab & John Harris

Wildlife of the Australian Rainforests: A State-by-State Guide is a lavishly illustrated guide to 51 significant wildlife-watching sites in 22 bioregions around Australia. Rainforests are found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Sites are generally open to the public, (some may require permits). Detailed accounts of the key […]

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An Australian Birding Year

R Bruce Richardson

An Australian Birding Year is a highly personal account of a phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime adventure that saw Bruce and his wife, Lynn, embark on a year of travel and birding across the entire continent in a camper van. Their aim was to see Australia, but also to keep a list of the birds that they saw […]

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A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

Oscar Thomas

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is a photographic identification guide to 239 bird species seen in New Zealand, including the most commonly seen, unique and endemic species. High-quality photographs from one of New Zealand’s youngest nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. […]

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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 (3rd 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 Butterflies of Australia

Peter Rowland and Rachel Whitlock

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Butterflies of Australia is a photographic identification guide to the 280 species of butterfly 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, habitat and habits. The user-friendly introduction covers the rise of butterflies, pest and […]

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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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