The Mammals of Australia

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Steve Van Dyck, Ronald Strahan
Reed New Holland, 2008 - Nature - 887 pages
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The result of many years of intensive research, The Mammals of Australia has been written by more than 240 authors, all acknowledged experts who have worked in the field with the species they describe. Written in an accessible style, the book provides an account of every species of native mammal known to have existed in Australia since European Settlement; 389 in total. Beautifully illustrated with full-colour photographs, each species account includes a detailed description of the animal and its behaviour, a distribution map and a facts box that gives size, identification features, synonyms and alternative common names, subspecies, conservation status and abundance.

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Conservation of Australian Mammals

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About the author (2008)

Ronald Strahan taught zoology in several universities before becoming Director of Sydney s Taronga Zoo in 1967. In 1974 he was appointed Research Fellow in the Australian Museum, and later head of its National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife, from which he produced nineteen books, including an authoritative work, The Mammals of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Biology, and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales and an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Mammal Society. In 1995 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. He is married to Pamela Conder and this is their second joint book.

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