NEW RELEASE: Rainforests of Australia's East Coast
Rainforests of Australia's East Coast, HAND SIGNED BOOKS; (Sorry, Out of Stock) A practical and informative field guide to the identification of native rainforest plant species. More than 800 colour photographs, informative graphics, maps and detailed description of more than 300 species.
This book is a valuable information source for bushwalkers, students, gardeners and anyone with an interest in Australia’s native flora.
The book was written and illustrated by the author of the tree identification web pages.
Author: Peter Krisch
New Holland Publishers: June 2019
Format: Paperback with PVC
Pages: 304 pp.
Size: 23 cm high x 15 cm wide
Full Colour Photography
Rainforests: Identification - Evolution - Reproduction
Dedicated photography of rainforest species including; mosses, mushrooms, lichens, slime moulds, ferns, conifers, flowering trees, climbing plants, orchids and palms enable the reader to identify commonly encountered species.
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The 'Rainforests of Australia's East Coast’ book will be safely packed using bubble wrap and cardboard sleeves (size: app. 240 x 160mm). Multiple orders: I will ship up to 4 hand-signed copies by AUSTRALIA POST Parcel Post 3kg Satchel service for $ 12.00 (no extra shipping charge, I will pay for the additional parcel weight and tracking service). Update the quantity to 2, 3 or 4 in our PayPal shopping cart. If you like to order more than 4 copies, Contact Us to arrange custom shipping options. Please contact us regarding shipping to international destinations before ordering. COMBINED ORDERS: If you order the Green Guide to Trees of Australia at the same time, I will pack and ship both books in an Australia Post 1kg satchel and reimburse the relevant shipping costs you paid for the Green Guide. I personally hand sign and inspect every brand new copy for damage before dispatch.
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Summary of Content
The opening chapter provides images and information on how to recognise the rainforest types in existence today. This is followed by an illustrated time scale that takes the reader through the evolution of Australian rainforests. The sequence of book chapters reflects the evolutionary succession of plants, together with fungi, lichen and slime moulds, and demonstrates that rainforests are self-sustaining ecosystems, which rely on a myriad of associations to reproduce and survive. Chapters include; mosses, mushrooms, lichens, slime moulds, ferns, conifers, flowering trees, climbing plants, orchids and palms. The different reproductive methods of organisms are explained and illustrated using informative graphics. Colour plates of widely distributed species, being characteristic for their family or genus, give practical information and together with illustrative photos enable the reader to recognise common rainforest plant and fungi species found in Australian rainforests. The ‘Practical Section’ explains how to use vegetative plant features, such as; leaves, flowers, bark and fruit to identify native rainforest trees and plants. A list of useful online resources and books for further reading is provided in the bibliography.
Easy to use identification keys to the major plant groups and fungi are provided.
The book is written in a comprehensible, engaging style and employs descriptive illustrations and photos to raise the interest into the great diversity, primeval origins and uniqueness of Australian rainforests. The many beautiful images are taken from the author’s own collection which has been built up over many decades.
“Both volumes are of an exceedingly high and excellent standard. The depth of investigation, research, information and photography must be studied by the reader in order to be fully appreciated. There is obviously a lifetime of knowledge and appreciation of Rainforest in the Author's works. In this era of climate change, Peter's books will be a treasure in any person's library.”
"A treasure trove of information for non-botanists.
I bought this book blind on a recommendation. It is very good indeed. Written for the amateur enthusiast it is well thought out and presented. I have never seen a book of this length & genre delve into more than shrubs & trees but this one does - fungi and even slime-moulds get chapters and more. An important contribution to something that is still being (slowly) lost."
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