Australian Marine Life
The Plants and Animals of Temperate Waters
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||260 x 191 x 40 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Subject Classification||The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: aquatic creatures|
Second edition - now back in print and new in paperback! Many people recognise the beauty and diversity of plant and animal communities in Australia's tropical seas, particularly those along the Great Barrier Reef. By contrast, relatively few know about the immense variety along the southern half of the continent.
This book describes 1,450 of the most commonly seen plants and animals of the region and includes notes on their habitat and distribution; 1500 colour photographs plus a wealth of information for academic marine biologists, divers, beachcombers and those who fish professionally or for recreation. This is the most definitive reference work of its kind on this subject.
Graham Edgar is the leading Australian marine ecology professor, with over 150 publications including New Holland’s Australian Marine Life of Temperate Waters, which won three Whitley Awards. He is Professor at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, President of the Reef Life Survey Foundation, and one of only three scientists awarded the most prestigious awards for both marine science (Australian Marine Science Association Jubilee Award) and environmental science (Eureka Award).