An authoritative and indispensable guide to Australia's fascinating monotremes, marsupials and placental mammals.
A wonderful introduction to Australian mammals, this guide is packed with information about the behaviour, development, food and habitat of Australia's remarkable mammals. Each entry fully describes the species and its way of life; it even includes clues for finding certain obscure, often nocturnal, creatures by the telltale traces they leave behind. Colourfully illustrated throughout with detailed artwork and with maps showing where each animal occurs, this is a handy family reference or a guide for the bushwalker or traveller.
Leonard Cronin is one of Australia's foremost natural history authors. Trained as a biologist, he is a prolific writer of books and articles about the Australian flora, fauna and environment, bringing his own fascination with the natural world to the general reader. His books include the bestselling Key Guide series of field guides, Australian Flora, A Journey Through Ancient Kingdoms and Natural Wonders and The Australian Animal Atlas. He also contributes a monthly column about Australian wildlife to the ABC's Gardening Australia magazine.