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The Australian Animal Atlas

Leonard Cronin Marion Westmacott



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Allen & Unwin
29 March 2017
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Best known for his Cronin Key Guides, the author has produced a guide to Australian animals suitable for younger readers. Exploring the different habitats from outback to reef to rainforest, this beautifully illustrated book is full of facts and concise information. The animals are rendered with detailed care and expressiveness, and the habitat scenes contain hidden creatures for the viewer to find. Educational but also entertaining. Ages 6-10. Lindy Jones


Come on a journey into the world of Australia's wildlife, exploring all the different habitats, from parched deserts to lush rainforests. DISCOVER the mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects that live there.  SEARCH for the animals hidden in each habitat scene. FIND OUT about the fish that walks; the sixth sense of the platypus; the deadly venom of the desert death adder; the strange table manners of the sea star.  This environmental atlas of Australian animals by an expert team is full of fascinating facts and superb illustrations.
By:   Leonard Cronin
Illustrated by:   Marion Westmacott
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 297mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   485g
ISBN:   9781760294144
ISBN 10:   1760294144
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   29 March 2017
Recommended Age:   From 6
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Leonard Cronin is one of Australia's foremost natural history authors. Trained as a biologist, he is a prolific writer of books and articles about the Australian flora, fauna and environment, bringing his own fascination with the natural world to the general reader. His books include the bestselling Cronin's Key Guide series of field guides, Australian Flora and A Journey Through Ancient Kingdoms and Natural Wonders...Marion Westmacott worked in architectural, engineering and scientific drafting, then spent 16 years on cattle stations observing and illustrating the Australian landscape, often from a helicopter. When illustrating the Key Guide series, she did extensive research, visiting forests, zoos, herbaria, museums and universities. Marion has also illustrated posters, designed merchandise, run workshops, exhibited her artwork extensively and been published in scientific journals, gardening magazines and Australian Geographic.

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