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Encyclopedia of Australian wildlife

Author: Reader's Digest (Australia)
Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W. : Reader's Digest (Australia), 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
A completely revised and updated edition of a classic. This practical and informative volume covers all the intriguing mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and inverterbrates that inhabit Australia. More than 100 academic scientists and science writers have contributed their knowledge to this comprehensive book.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reader's Digest (Australia)
ISBN: 187668934X 9781876689346
OCLC Number: 76888434
Notes: Includes index.
Previously published in 1997.
Sub-title on spine: 'mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates.'
Description: 640 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Mammals: --
Introduction --
Marsupials --
Placental mammals --
Birds: --
Introduction --
Ratites --
Mound-builders and true quails --
Ducks, geese and swans --
Grebes --
Penguins --
Sea birds --
Herons, ibises and storks --
Raptors --
Cranes and their relatives --
Waders and shorebirds --
Gulls and terns --
Pigeons and doves --
Parrots and cockatoos --
Cuckoos --
Owls --
Frogmouths and nightjars --
Kingfishers --
Songbirds.
Responsibility: [Readers Digest].

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A completely revised and updated edition of a classic. This practical and informative volume covers all the intriguing mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and inverterbrates that inhabit Australia. More than 100 academic scientists and science writers have contributed their knowledge to this comprehensive book.

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