A Bush Capital Year

A Bush Capital Year

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A Bush Capital Year.

Ian Fraser and Peter Marsack  (CSIRO Publishing)

A natural history of the Canberra region

The Australian Capital Territory is a treasure trove for naturalists, despite being without a coastline, without rainforest or without deserts. A wealth of biodiversity is found there, due to the close proximity of three major habitat types: the great western woodland grassy plains bump up against the inland edge of the coastal hinterland mountain forests, while the whole south-eastem Australian Alps system reaches its northern limit in the Brindabella Ranges. Each of these habitats has its own rich suite of plants and animals, great diversity of life can be found within an hour's drive of Parliament House.

A Bush Capital Year introduces the fauna. flora, habitats and reserves of the Australian Capital Territory, including the most recent research available. It also emphasises often unappreciated or even unrecognised urban wildlife.

For each month of the year there are 10 stories which discuss either a species or a group of species, such as mosses and mountain grasshoppers. While never anthropomorphic, many of the stories are written from the organism's point of view, while others are from that of an observer. Beautiful paintings complement the text and allow better visualisation of the stories and the subjects

Additional product information

ISBN: 9.78E+12
Size: 245mm X 170mm
Pages: 218 pages
Binding: Soft laminated cover. Perfect bound.
Publication Date: 2011
Images (Colour or Mono) Colour illustrations
Author and/or publisher Ian Fraser and Peter Marsack/CSIRO Publishing

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