WorldCat Identities

Olsen, Penny 1949-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 98 publications in 2 languages and 4,812 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Guidebooks  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QL696.F3, 598.91
Publication Timeline
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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 433 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 )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 293 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 )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces the 300-year history of bird art in Australia, from the crudely illustrated records of the earliest European voyages of discovery to the diversity of artwork available at the start of the 21st century. There are over 250 images representing 94 artists in the book
Wedge-tailed eagle by Penny Olsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 148 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."
Collecting ladies : women botanical illustrators and Ferdinand von Mueller by Penny Olsen( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 135 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
Stray feathers : reflections on the structure, behaviour and evolution of birds by Penny Olsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases some of the remarkable adaptations of Australian birds
Cayley and son : Neville Henry Cayley and Neville William Cayley by Penny Olsen( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 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
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 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 87 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
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

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 85 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 )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as containing a plethora of gorgeous colour images, this book features a fascinating introductory essay about the history of Australian Lepidoptera illustration. In addition to the essay, the book offers biographical essays about the artists represented, among whom are some of Australia's most-loved artists, including Louisa Anne Meredith, Marian Ellis Rowan and Charles McCubbin
Birds of prey by Ian Newton( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the biology of raptors, the factors that affect their breeding, conservation efforts, and their importance to people
Flocks of colour by Penny Olsen( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 80 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 parrot-a Rainbow Lorikeet collected live on Cook's 1770 voyage-to William T. Cooper's twentieth-century watercolour of the elusive Night Parrot. With introductory essays by ornithologist Penny Olsen, Flocks of Colour covers two and a quarter centuries of discovery and illustration of Australia's avifauna. It features a rich portfolio of images of all the Australian parrots, by various artists including John Gould, Edward Lear, Neville W. Cayley and William T. Cooper, selected from the collections of the National Library of Australia, The foreword is by Joseph Forshaw, a world expert on the parrot family
Glimpses of paradise : the quest for the beautiful parrakeet by Penny Olsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 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 )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa Atkinson's nature notes by Louisa Atkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louisa Atkinson was a nineteenth-century naturalist, artist and journalist, and the author of the first novel published in Australia by a native-born woman. An observant explorer of the environment near her home in the lower Blue Mountains of New South Wales, she sketched and painted the plants, birds and animals of the area. At the same time, her informed, engaging, and oftern gently humorous articles appeared in Sydney newspapers. This book brings together a selection of extracts from her newspaper articles with illustrations from her sketchbooks. ... With a commentary on the life and work of Louisa Atkinson by research scientist and natural history writer Penny Olsen."--Page 4 of cover
The best nest by Penny Olsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 52 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
Our nest is best! by Penny Olsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 38 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 nest is different, but the robins don't feel that any of them is quite right for them. Find out which nest is best with this delightfully illustrated story
Upside down world : early European impressions of Australia's curious animals by Penny Olsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

Languages
English (66)

German (5)

Covers
Feather and brush : three centuries of Australian bird artWedge-tailed eagleStray feathers : reflections on the structure, behaviour and evolution of birdsTopsy 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 AustraliaBirds of preyGlimpses of paradise : the quest for the beautiful parrakeet