WorldCat Identities

Olsen, Penny

Overview
Works: 69 works in 143 publications in 3 languages and 5,427 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Guidebooks  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Redactor, Performer
Classifications: QL696.F3, 598.91
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Penny Olsen
 
Most widely held works by Penny Olsen
Falcons and hawks by Penny Olsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in German and English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of various kinds of falcons and hawks around the world
Australian birds of prey : the biology and ecology of raptors by Penny Olsen( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Definition of a raptor - Australian species - Hunting techniques - Reproduction - Health - Surveying raptor population - Impact of humans - Conservation of raptorsr_
Feather and brush : three centuries of Australian bird art by Penny Olsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wedge-tailed eagle by Penny Olsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé proposé en quatrième de couverture : "Australia's Wedge-tailed Eagle belongs to the family of eagles, which together span the world. Eagles are powerful predators, with exceptional powers of flight and sight. They may kill to survive, but they also sleep, play, enjoy a bath, make tender parents, and form lasting relationships. This book gives a comprehensive overview of Australia's largest true eagle and one of the country's few large predators and scavengers. First appearing in Aboriginal rock-paintings more than 5000 years ago, the Wedge-tailed Eagle was little more than a curiosity to the early European settlers. The book traces the subsequent changes in perception - from its branding as a vicious sheep killer to an iconic species worthy of conservation - and covers distribution, habitat, hunting, relationships, reproduction and chick development. A final section deals with threats to the existence of this magnificent bird."
Stray feathers : reflections on the structure, behaviour and evolution of birds by Penny Olsen( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases some of the remarkable adaptations of Australian birds
Australia's pest animals : new solutions to old problems by Penny Olsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collecting ladies : women botanical illustrators and Ferdinand von Mueller by Penny Olsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around 1870 Ferdinand von Mueller, the greatest Australian botanist of the nineteenth century, began to advertise in several newspapers across Australia for lady plant collectors
Birds of prey by Ian Newton( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the biology of raptors, the factors that affect their breeding, conservation efforts, and their importance to people
Cayley and son : Neville Henry Cayley and Neville William Cayley by Penny Olsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic field guide What Bird Is That? has been known to bird enthusiasts throughout Australia for decades, ever since it was first published in 1931
Topsy turvy world : early European impressions of Australia's curious animals by Penny Olsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eye for nature : the life and art of William T. Cooper by Penny Olsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit of the wedge-tailed eagle : the art of Humphrey Price-Jones by Penny Olsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia's Wedge-tailed Eagle is the country's largest true eagle and one of our few large predators and scavengers. It is closely related to the other large eagles of the world: the Golden Eagle of Europe and North America, the Imperial Eagle of the Palearctic, the Tawny and Verreauxs Eagles in Africa, the Indian Black Eagle in Indo-Malaysia, and Gurneys Eagle in New Guinea
A flutter of butterflies : butterflies and moth art in the National Library of Australia by Michael F Braby( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A botanical life : Robert David Fitzgerald by Penny Olsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert David Fitzgerald was a successful colonial surveyor who had arrived in Australia in 1856 as a young Irish immigrant of 25. He was employed by the Lands Department in New South Wales and, although he was an exemplary public servant, he was also one of the last of the Victorian era gentlemen scientists: an avid naturalist, ornithologist and skilled taxidermist. In 1864, while searching for birds to add to his collection, he was inspired by the discovery of a clump of Rock Lilies (Dendrobium speciosum) to collect a number of other orchid specimens in the area. Over the following years, Fitzgerald devoted his leisure time to botanical illustration and documented the orchids of Australia, publishing his discoveries in his internationally acclaimed work, Australian Orchids. In so doing, he corresponded and engaged with some of the great thinkers of his time, including Ferdinand von Mueller, George Bentham and Charles Darwin. A Botanical Life presents a short biography, followed by a portfolio section of more than 100 stunning full colour images of flowers painted by Robert David Fitzgerald
Flocks of colour by Penny Olsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What name could be a more apt description of Australia than The Land of Parrots, a name inspired by late sixteenth-century maps showing a southern region labelled Psittacorum regio? This beautiful book takes a close look at parrots in Australia, from the first published illustration of an Australian parrota Rainbow Lorikeet, collected live on Cooks 1770 voyage, to William T. Coopers twentieth-century watercolour of the elusive Night Parrot
Glimpses of paradise : the quest for the beautiful parrakeet by Penny Olsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Paradise Parrot - from its 'discovery' in the 1800s to its extinction in the 1920s and how claims of sightings have continued to the present day
Birds of prey & ground birds of Australia by Penny Olsen( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you seen my egg? by Penny Olsen( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddy Emu has lost one of his eggs. He travels far and wide, looking for it. Has Lizzie Lizard seen it? Has Susie Spider found it? Is it among Connie Crocodile's eggs? Can Pip and Poppy Penguin help him? Join Eddy on his search and meet his friends. See all their different eggs and then lift the flap to meet the babies that have just hatched. And, finally, find out what happened to Eddy's egg
The best nest by Penny Olsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocky and Ruby Robin have decided to build a nest. Before they start, they visit all their friends to see what sort of nest would be best. Each bird sells the virtues of their own particular nest design, but the robins dont feel that any of them is quite right for them. Find out which nest is best with this delightfully illustrated story
Collecting ladies : Ferdinand von Mueller and women botanical artists by Penny Olsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around 1870 Ferdinand von Mueller, the greatest Australian botanist of the nineteenth century, began to advertise in several newspapers across Australia for lady plant collectors
 
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Falcons and hawks
Alternative Names
Olsen, Penelope D. 1949-

Olsen, Penelope Diane 1949-

Olsen, Penny

Olsen, Penny D. 1949-

Penelope Diane Olsen Australian ornithologist and author

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Feather and brush : three centuries of Australian bird artWedge-tailed eagleStray feathers : reflections on the structure, behaviour and evolution of birdsBirds of preyTopsy turvy world : early European impressions of Australia's curious animalsSpirit of the wedge-tailed eagle : the art of Humphrey Price-JonesA flutter of butterflies : butterflies and moth art in the National Library of AustraliaGlimpses of paradise : the quest for the beautiful parrakeetThe best nest