Wildlife of the Australian Snow-country: A Comprehensive Guide to Alpine Fauna
This lavishly illustrated guide, designed for both amateur naturalists and specialists, describes the mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fish, insects and other invertebrates found in those regions of Australia with regular extended winter snow cover. Discusses the distribution, breeding, food, and behaviour of these animals, and also gives a general description of the geology, climate and ecological features of the snow country environment, and the evolution of the snow-country fauna. Includes references, a glossary and an index.
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