Australian Wildlife - Guía de la fauna salvaje Australiana

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Australian Wildlife

Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Stella Martin.
1ª edición. Agosto 2010.
200 Páginas. 200 Páginas de fotos a color. 10 Mapas.
ISBN: 9781841623245.
Australia's ancient continent tops the list for wildlife-seeking travellers with its unique creatures roaming diverse habitats, from eucalyptus-dotted woodlands to the awe-inspiring beauty of the coral reefs. All the essential information of a reference book – from biology to behaviour – is found in one handy, readable guide. Wildlife writer Stella Martin guides visitors though dense rainforest and across parched deserts to discover how bizarre creatures evolved in isolation. Martin combines the encyclopaedic knowledge of David Attenborough with the enthusiasm of the late Steve Irwin. Find out why some fish change sex and how thorny devils drink. Bradt's indispensable Australian Wildlife is a book to read in bed, which will get you up at dawn and out with your binoculars in the outback.

  • First guide of its kind; comprehensive yet compact
  • Details of the infamously dangerous creatures, first aid tips and how to survive in the outback
  • Where to find wildlife, from national parks to off the beaten track
  • For all types of traveller – from the backpacker to the conventional tourist to the ‘grey nomads’

  • Table of Contents
    Introduction, About this book

    The backdrop
    The land, past and present, Evolution & moving with the times, The human connection, Conservation issues, Climate

    Arid zone, Tropical savanna, Forests, Heathland, The role of fire

    Monotremes, Marsupials, Placental mammals

    Seabirds, Waterbirds, Ground birds, Raptors, Pigeons and doves, Parrots and cockatoos, Cuckoos and coucal, Birds of the night, Swifts and swiftlets, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and dollarbird, Songbirds

    Crocodiles, Turtles, Lizards, Snakes Amphibians and freshwater fishes Frogs, Freshwater fishes

    Worms, Arachnids, Crustaceans, Insects

    The marine environment
    Tropical seas, Temperate seas, Marine mammals, Marine reptiles

    Where to go
    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

    Top tips
    When to travel, What to bring, Health and safety, Spotting wildlife, Minimal impact code, Wildlife photography

    Further reading