Australia's ancient continent tops the list for wildlife-seeking travellers with its unique creatures roaming diverse habitats, from eucalyptus-dotted woodlands to the awe-inspiring beauty of the coral reefs. You'll find all the essential details of a reference book – from biology to behaviour – alongside practical, on-the-ground information in one handy, readable guide.
Wildlife writer Stella Martin guides visitors through dense rainforest and across parched deserts to discover how bizarre creatures evolved in isolation. Martin combines the encyclopaedic knowledge of David Attenborough with the enthusiasm of the late Steve Irwin. Find out why some fish change sex and how thorny devils drink. Bradt's indispensable Australian Wildlife will have you up at dawn and out with your binoculars in the outback.
Stella Martin has lived in Australia for 20 years, working as a natural history writer for Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. She co-authored In Malaysia, published by Bradt in 1986.