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A Natural History of Australia (Natural World) by Tim M. Berra

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Published by Academic Press .
Written in English


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Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7325755M
ISBN 100120931559
ISBN 109780120931552

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The natural history of Australia is described in a light and accessible style in this book by respected naturalist Tim Berra. He attempts in the early chapters to describe the geologic history of this now arid continent and later relate it to the animals and plants found in Australia.2/5.   In Europe: A Natural History, world-renowned scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery applies the eloquent interdisciplinary approach he used in his ecological histories of Australia and North America to the story of Europe. He begins million years ago, when the continents of Asia, North America, and Africa interacted to create Cited by: 2. A Natural History of Australian Bats uncovers the unique biology and ecology of these wonderful creatures. It features a description of each bat species found in Australia, as well as a section on bat myths. The book is enhanced by stunning colour photographs from Steve Parish, most of which have never been seen before.   The book is wisely titled 'A' natural history: its 10 chapters provide 10 tastes of Australia, from European discovery and current economic geography, the 'Gondwana legacy', the 'First Australians', to chapters on botany, marine biology, terrestrial invertebrates, and the four popular divisions of vertebrates.2/5(1).

Caves are exciting places to visit, whether you are a tourist, a sporting caver or a scientist in one of the many disciplines which use caves as natural laboratories. This book comprehensively reviews what we presently know about Australia's caves including the varieties of cave types and how they form, cave fauna, fossils, Aboriginal relics and decorations in caves, and a history of cave 4/5(1).   Rob DeSalle is curator at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has curated or cocurated six highly praised exhibitions and leads a research group in the Institute for Comparative Genomics. He is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including Our Senses, Welcome to the Genome, The Accidental Homo Sapiens and The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors and s: 3. ‘Australian writer Tim Flannery is a man of dazzling talents: scientist, climate change activist, academic, explorer. In his latest book, Europe, he also turns time-traveller, invoking HG Wells’ fictional invention as he first sets the dials to whizz back million years, before the continent had begun to emerge as a . The best new, secondhand, antiquarian natural history books and artwork. We are a natural history specialist based in Australia, first established in Our inventory is substantial and we ship to anywhere in the world. More About the Company.

"A Natural History of Australia takes a comprehensive look at the sometimes bizarre, oftentimes spectacular, and always fascinating natural history of the island continent. It describes in words, illustrations, tables and charts, and with some truly inspiring photographs Australia's geography and geology, its Aboriginal people, the Great.   Europe: A Natural History is a non-fiction book by Australian scientist, explorer and conservationist, Tim Flannery. In his introduction he says he aims to “answer three great questions/5(72). This book deals with all six species of Australian gliders, which range in size from the tiny 12 gram Feathertail Glider to the kg Greater Glider. It relates the story of this extraordinary group of animals, which possess a fascinating array of adaptations to their nocturnal and gliding existence.   * I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book. * It's perhaps a little unexpected that an Australian scientist would tackle such a vast and complicated subject as the natural history of Europe, but Tim Flannery makes a pretty fair fist of the s: