Wildlife of Australia
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||281 x 214 x 9 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Release Date||1 Apr 2006|
|Subject Classification||The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest|
30 fascinating tales of various animals and environments
Densey Clyne is one of Australia?s best known naturalist writer, photographer and TV presenter, a keen and enthusiastic observer who presents wildlife to the public with humour, sympathy and scientific accuracy. Wildlife of Australia is Densey?s personal response to the natural world. It?s not a field guide or academic natural history, but 30 fascinating tales of various animals and environments that are characters in the story of Australian natural history. In this book you will find peaceful kangaroos and wallabies they can fly like the wind in great bounds, carnivorous caterpillar that feast on the larvae of green ants and the butterfly that has followed the trail of human colonisation, island hopping across the Pacific to settle successfully in Australia. All of these stories, accompanied by beautiful colour photographs, are told with Densey?s characteristic personal insights and set in a fascinating historical context.
Densey Clyne is a naturalist, photographer and writer. She has written 28 books on natural history subjects, in particular on insects and spiders. She has also written for her own television documentaries and acted as a consultant on several of Sir David Attenborough's natural history series. Densey has delivered talks and addresses on invertebrate behaviour and the pleasures of insect watching to schools, adult groups and professional organisations and taken part in seminars on natural history writing and on wildlife filming.