A Guide To Urban Wildlife: 250 creatures you meet on your street

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HarperCollins Australia, May 1, 2011 - Nature - 346 pages
An authoritative but accessible guide to 250 animals, insects, and birds that inhabit the average Aussie suburb, written by ABC Radio broadcaster and urban ecology specialist, Professor Chris Daniels. This book will appeal to nature lovers everywhere. Have you ever wondered what that peculiar insect sitting on a leaf in your backyard is called? What about the behaviour of those acrobatic possums that swing along the phone lines at dusk? And the beautiful lizard that lives under a stone near the compost bin? In every Australian suburban street there is a secret world; a world seen but not really understood, of animals that live alongside us. In Professor Christopher B. Daniels' A GUIDE tO URBAN WILDLIFE, he introduces you to 250 creatures that live on your street, in your backyard, in the air, at your local beach or even in your house, and takes you on a tour of their world, a world increasingly affected by its interaction with its human neighbours. In this fascinating book, you will learn how to recognise the animals you live among, and learn of their behaviours, communication, eating habits and peculiarities. Beautifully illustrated with full colour photography, this book is the essential guide for any nature lover, or anyone who wants to learn more about the world around them.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Birds
Fishes
Mammals
Reptiles and amphibians
Invertebrates
At the beach
Backyards for wildlife
70 great websites for Australian urban animals
Photographic Insert
Glossary
Searchable Terms
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Copyright
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Chris Daniels is a professor and director of research at the School of Natural and Built Environments at University of South Australia, and a broadcaster on a weekly ABC Local Radio, South Australia spot. He writes fluently and vividly in his subject area.

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