A Field Guide to Wildlife of the Australian Snow Country
1 Jan 2012
New Holland Publishers
This is a comprehensive field guide to Australia's high mountain fauna and environment - an environment that extends for more than five degrees of latitude. Exploring the inter-relationships between snow cover and wildlife, the authors combine ecological details and species accounts. At the heart of the book are detailed descriptions of the mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fish, insects and other invertebrates, including their distribution, breeding, food and habitats. A completely updated edition of the authorative Wildlife of the Australian Snow Country (first published in 1994), this book extends the fifteen years' extensive fieldwork and research on aspects of the ecology of alpine wildlife by another fifteen years. It updates the reader on the many changes that have occurred in that time: the visible impacts of climate change on animal species and habitats, the decline of high mountain frogs due to the chytrid fungus, and the impacts of high altitude fires in 2003 and 2006. A Field Guide to the Wildlife of the Australian Snow Country is indispensible for the professional and amateur naturalist alike and anyone interested in the rich natural world of Australia's snow country. In a handy format with PVC cover to protect it from the elements, it is equally at home in a backpack or a reference library.