WorldCat Identities

Vandenbeld, John

Overview
Works: 26 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 1,606 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Producer
Classifications: QH197, 508.94
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Vandenbeld
Nature of Australia : a portrait of the island continent by John Vandenbeld( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accompanying a major PBS television series and featuring over 150 color photographs of the continent's extraordinary marsupials, birds, insects, reptiles and plants, this book provides a rich and fascinating record of a unique and fragile world
Nature of Australia a portrait of the island continent by John Vandenbeld( Visual )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how the Australian continent evolved. Describes the origins of Australia's plants and animals. DVD
Nature of Australia. a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shaped by fifty million years of isolation, Australia is a land wrapped in evolutionary mystery, supporting a variety of animal species found nowhere else on earth, including the duck-billed platypus, the koala bear, and the tasmanian devil. Yet it is the tale of the marsupial lord, the kangaroo, which ultimately traces the island continent's unusual history and reveals how nature's strangest creations continue to thrive
Nature of Australia. a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many of Australia's natural treasures live beneath the ocean that fringes its 17,000-mile coast. To the south is a marine environment fed by nutrient-rich Antarctic currents, and here can be found penguins, seals, the southern right whale, and the great white shark, among other species. To the north, a tropical climate gives rise to tidal mangrove forests and the largest living structure on earth--the Great Barrier Reef
Nature of Australia. a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 1, A separate creation, tells the story of the rise of the remarkable marsupials, especially the kangaroos. Episode 2, Seas under Capricorn, recounts the making of unique Australia with its diverse assemblies of marine life. Episode 3, The making of the bush, tells how Australia's wooded margins came to be dominated by the Eucalypt
Ribbon of life one man's reef ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A close look at the Great Barrier Reef, which winds along Australia's north-east coast for two thousand kilometres
Nature of Australia. a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episode 4, The sunburnt country is the story of the surprising desert formed when climatic change overtook and dried out central Australia. Episode 5, Land of flood and fire, tells the story of Australia's "top end" where the first Aboriginal people arrived, settled and perfected the use of fire as a means to manage the landscape. Episode 6, The end of isolation, tells of the European invasion 200 years ago which set Australia's plants and animals their greatest challenge yet
Nature of Australia a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 2 of a series showing the diversity and uniqueness of Australian flora and fauna. This program focuses on the development of our seas and marine life from Gondwanaland to today. Looks at many aspects of marine life including camouflages used, feeding grounds, preditors, possible dangers and the beauty of life underwater
Nature of Australia a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 4 of a series showing the diversity and uniqueness of Australian flora and fauna. This program focuses on the animals and plants living in the sandy heart of Australia and their adaptations to the environment. Also shows the transformation that rain brings to such areas
Nature of Australia a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 5 of a series showing the diversity and uniqueness of Australian flora and fauna. This program focuses on the adaptations made by animals and the changes in the land caused by fire and flood. Also discusses the ancient Aborigines
The Walpajirri dreaming by John Vandenbled( Visual )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the close association of the Warlpiri People of the Central Desert with the Walpijirri or bilby. The bilby is now an endangered species and research work is being carried out with the aim of reintroducing it into areas where it once lived. Includes footage of the bilby in its natural surroundings
Nature of Australia a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 6 of a series showing the diversity and uniqueness of Australian flora and fauna. This program focuses on the land and what has happened to it since white settlement: the destruction caused by grazing sheep, feral animals, removal of vegetation, damming of rivers and introduced pests such as rabbits, prickly pear etc
Nature of Australia a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 3 of a series showing the diversity and uniqueness of Australian flora and fauna. This program deals with the development of tropical rainforest and the Australian bush. Propagation of rainforest and bush plants, and customs and mating rituals of fauna are covered
Nature of Australia ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series which shows the diversity and uniqueness of Australian flora and fauna. This program focuses on the development of our seas and marine life from Gondwanaland to today. Looks at many aspects of marine life including camouflages used, feeding grounds, preditors, possible dangers and the beauty of life underwater
Nature of Australia. a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the early history of Australia beginning with its origins as part of Gondwanaland, the break away and move north of Australia, and subsequent development of Australia's unique marsupial life focusing on the platypus, echidna, and kangaroo. Suggested audience: secondary, general
Nature of Australia by John Vandenbeld( Recording )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nature of Australia a portrait of a continent : part two, from the sunburnt country to the end of isolation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nature of Australia a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 of a series showing the diversity and uniqueness of Australian flora and fauna. This program deals with the development and adaptation of our many species of animals from their ancient beginnings in Gondwanaland. Demonstrates the biological links with other countries from Gondwanaland
The nature of Australia : a portrait of the island continent, Parts 1 and 2 by John Vandenbeld( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Nature of Australia. a portrait of the island continent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Examines the evolution of plant and animal life in pre-European Australia, looking in detail at the natural forces that have shaped the land and the way plant and animal life has adapted. Suggested audience: intermediate, secondary, general
 
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