This guide to the wildlife of Australia by Stella Martin is the latest in the colourful Bradt series. The Introduction and the first chapter The Backdrop, are fascinating and valuable reading to a continent which has had 35 million years of evolutionary isolation. All the main animal groups are covered in chapters which include Habitats, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Freshwater Fishes, Invertebrates, Marine Environment, Where To Go and Top Tips. Its 192 pages are packed with colour photos and there are many maps. All in all, this is a beautiful book and one packed with facts and insider info for the visitor wishing to see the incredible wildlife of this remarkable place.
Before joining any wildlife watching or birding tour, wherever in the world, try to establish if the travel company you are considering booking with operates in an environmentally friendly, responsible manner.