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Native fauna

 

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The Butterflies of Australia

Albert Orr & Roger Kitching

The Butterflies of Australia is a unique guide to help identify the nearly 400 species to which our continent plays host, but with its focus on living butterflies it is much more than identification guide.

Hundreds of meticulous illustrations show adult butterflies in life, flying or perched, courting or laying eggs.  It is a broad non-technical introduction on butterfly biology, history, ecology, evolution and conservation. With a copy as a guide, the reader can appreciate the charm and purpose underlying butterflies’ far from frivolous lives.

296 Pages/31 Pages Appendix/Soft cover/220mmx280mm/ISBN 9781741751086 /RRP$45

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

Care of Australian Wildlife

 

Care of Australian Wildlife

Erna Walraven

Care of Australian Wildlife is the definitive guide for all Australian wishing to protect and care for Australia’s amazing wildlife and to help minimise the effect of urban and rural sprawl on the environment.  Now revised and with completely up-to-date resources in the appendices, this accessible and practical guide outlines the numerous dangers facing our native animals and how to care for the sick and injured.

Black and white illustrations, colour photographs, and feature boxes complement the authoritative text.

140 pages/Soft cover/170mm x230mm/ISBN 174110207 3/RRP$24.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

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Cronin's Key Guide. Australian Mammals

Leonard Cronin 

A wonderful introduction to Australian mammals, this guide is packed with information about the behaviour, development, food and habitat of Australia's remarkable mammals. Each entry fully describes the species and its way of life; it even includes clues for finding certain obscure, often nocturnal, creatures by the telltale traces they leave behind. Colourfully illustrated throughout with detailed artwork and with maps showing where each animal occurs, this is a handy family reference or a guide for the bushwalker or traveller.

About Leonard Cronin

Leonard Cronin is one of Australia's foremost natural history authors. Trained as a biologist, he is a prolific writer of books and articles about the Australian flora, fauna and environment, bringing his own fascination with the natural world to the general reader. His books include the bestselling Key Guide series of field guides, Australian Flora, A Journey Through Ancient Kingdoms and Natural Wonders and The Australian Animal Atlas. He also contributes a monthly column about Australian wildlife to the ABC's Gardening Australia magazine.

208 pages/Soft cover//ISBN 978 1 74175 110 9/RRP$35.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000. 

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Cronin's Key Guide. Australian Reptiles and Frogs

Leonard Cronin 

An indispensable guide to Australia's fascinating reptiles and frogs, packed with information about their behaviour, development, food and habitat. Each entry fully describes the species and its way of life. Colourfully illustrated throughout with detailed artwork and with maps showing where each animal occurs, this is a handy family reference or a guide for the bushwalker or traveller.

About Leonard Cronin

Leonard Cronin is one of Australia's foremost natural history authors. Trained as a biologist, he is a prolific writer of books and articles about the Australian flora, fauna and environment, bringing his own fascination with the natural world to the general reader. His books include the bestselling Key Guide series of field guides, Australian Flora, A Journey Through Ancient Kingdoms and Natural Wonders and The Australian Animal Atlas. He also contributes a monthly column about Australian wildlife to the ABC's Gardening Australia magazine.

232 pages/Soft cover/B format/ISBN 978 1 74175 112 3/RRP$35.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 Cronins Aust Wildlife

 

 

Cronin’s Key Guide. Australian Wildlife

Leonard Cronin

An indispensable guide to Australian wildlife with plants and animals from the coral reefs to the rainforest, eucalypt woodlands and deserts.

Over 600 beautifully illustrated images.  Distribution maps.  Comprehensive descriptions.  Information on where they live or grow.

235 pages/Soft cover/130mm x200mm/ISBN 978 1 74175 075 1/RRP$35.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

Field Guide to Reptiles of NSW

 

 

A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales

Gerry Swan, Glenn Shea and Ross Sadlier

In this book you will find every gecko, flap-footed lizard, goanna, dragon, skink, snake and turtle known to live throughout the many habitats of New South Wales. 

The telltale details that make identification possible lie in the descriptions of families, genera and species; these are accompanied by clear line drawings. 
For herpetologists, the location maps, generated from the Australian Museum database, will prove invaluable.

302pp/Soft cover/115mm x 215mm/ISBN 187706906 X/RRP$34.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

Frogs & Reptiles

 

Frogs and Reptiles of the Sydney Region

Ken Griffiths

This second, revised edition of Frogs and Reptiles of the Sydney Region, which stretches from Newcastle in the north to Batemans Bay in the south and west through the Blue Mountains, covers 130 species of frogs and reptiles, from blue-tongued lizards, turtles and frogs to diamond pythons and skinks.

To help with identification, each entry has a beautiful colour photograph, a description of the colour and features of each animal, where it lives and what it eats, how it reproduces, its current conservation status for the Sydney region and whether it is an endangered species.

Includes frog calls CD.

128 pages/Soft cover/150mm x 210mm/ISBN 187706930 2/RRP$24.95

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.

 

Kangaroo

 

 

Kangaroo

Stephen Jackson & Karl Vernes 

Like the Sydney Opera House or Uluru, the kangaroo is a unique symbol of Australia. This is the remarkable story of our most famous marsupial, from its ancient origins and prehistoric significance to current-day management and conservation.

Marsupial specialists Stephen Jackson and Karl Vernes examine our sustained fascination with kangaroos-spanning 40,000 years-that allows these engaging marsupials to be instantly recognised by people the world over. The amazing diversity of this group of animals is revealed, ranging from tiny forest dwellers and tree kangaroos to large majestic animals living on the open plains of central Australia and the giant kangaroos that once roamed the Pleistocene landscape. The authors also investigate the natural history of kangaroos - their unique reproduction methods, intriguing behaviour, varied diet and trademark hopping abilit - all of which make them such fascinating animals.

About Stephen Jackson & Karl Vernes

Stephen Jackson and Karl Vernes are specialists in Australian marsupials. Stephen is the author of 'Koala'.

352 pages/Soft cover/ISBN 978 174175 903 7/RRP$24.99

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Koala  

Koala

Stephen Jackson 

Adored for its large fluffy ears, spoon-shaped nose and bright button eyes, the koala is universally recognised and revered as an Australian icon. But it hasn't always been so. After coexisting successfully with Aborigines for thousands of years, the koala was considered sloth-like by the early Europeans and valued for little more than its fur, and by the early twentieth century millions of koalas had been hunted, driving the species to near-extinction.

Yet the koala is also one of the most well-adapted and resilient of Australia's marsupials, described by some as a triumph of evolution. How does it survive, and thrive even, on such indigestible fare as eucalyptus leaves, laden as they are with enough toxic phenols to kill most other animals?

In this fascinating story of the koala, respected biologist and author Stephen Jackson examines not only the ecology, behaviour and history of this extraordinary animal, but also ongoing threats such as disease and habitat loss, and the controversial debate about how to best manage the remaining populations of Australia's favourite marsupial.

About Stephen Jackson

Dr Stephen Jackson has worked in the wildlife industry for the past two decades, as a field biologist, zoo keeper, wildlife park curator and government zoo regulator, among other roles. He has a PhD in zoology and has worked extensively with koalas in captivity, giving him a unique insight into their biology and behaviour. Dr Jackson is the author of Biology of Australian Possums and Gliders and Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management, for which he received the Whitley Medal, and has published over 25 papers in various areas of Australian mammalogy. This is his third book.

352 pages/Soft cover/ISBN 978 174237 323 2/RRP$24.99

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000. 

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Sydney Birds and Where to Find Them

Peter Roberts 

Sydney Birds and Where to Find Them features the 30 top bird-watching localities in and around Sydney. These birding hot spots stretch from Tuggerah Lakes on the Central Coast to Lake Illawarra near Wollongong and from the Blue Mountains in the west to some surprisingly accessible sites tucked away in the heart of the city.

Each locality entry lists the key species to look out for, including rare and seasonal visitors. It describes how to access the location, both by public transport and road, and what amenities to expect; maps are featured wherever necessary. The main section gives precise details about where to look for certain birds. There is also a handy list of Sydney birds, each entry providing information on the best spots to find it, its rarity or otherwise, and helpful tips about its habits and haunts, such as where it roosts or nests.
This invaluable guide will take you to some beautiful places, many of which you may never otherwise discover.

About Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts has spent 50 years observing birds in the Sydney region. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Gould League and a former President and Honorary Life Member of Birding New South Wales.

208 pages/Soft cover/ISBN 978 174175 476 6/RRP$35.00

Available for purchase through the Garden Shop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Email or phone Joanne Jordan on 02 4567 3000.