Thursday, 21 September 2017

A Wonderful New Book


Australia has been blessed this year with a plethora of books on its biota being published. Two important books on spiders and now this impressive 480 page book on the biota of the Northern Territory. It is well written and very nicely presented.

The photos are top-rate with many contributions of the natural history community. Distribution maps are clear and should prove useful. The book can be used not only in the NT but also in Queensland and the northern portion of Western Australia where many of the species depicted in the book overlap.
The chapter on "Fire in the Top End" is worth the price of the book alone and should be read by all "northerners".

If this book doesn't stimulate young people in natural history pursuits, then there is no hope.

Reference
McKay, L. 2017. A Guide to Wildlife and Protected Areas of the Top End. 480 Pp. Environment Centre, NT, Darwin, NT.

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