Australia, the continent time forgot, is among just seventeen countries regarded as the most "megadiverse" places on the planet. Millions of years of isolation have led to the evolution of unusual and unique creatures known only to this southern island continent — creatures that have shocked and intrigued scientific circles for centuries.
This 2010 Whitley-Award-winning book for Popular Zoology is a full-colour tribute to natural diversity — and a journey into an exquisite gallery of Australian animal life. In Australian Wildlife, Steve Parish shares with you personally selected portraits that explain and exemplify his ongoing passion for all creatures great and small. Each spread, complemented by insightful text, highlights the incredible adaptability of nature and provides a fitting homage to the beauty of Australia's living heritage.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2011
- 240 x 280mm