Slide “Monumental in scope but extremely accessible in style, this book covers a huge diversity of animals with succinct but informative descriptions and a wealth of wonderful photographs. It should be in every home library and school, and it is a testament to the value of citizen science when it is professionally done by those who care deeply about our natural history.” Prof Rob Morrison OAM, Patron, National Science Week SA and Chair, SciWorld Slide "The sustainability of the planet depends on the conservation of biodiversity and there is no better way of guaranteeing the conservation of species than having them valued by the community. This book allows us all to better discover and value the wildlife of Adelaide and surrounds, and is a very significant contribution to conservation locally as well as sustainability globally. Every household who believes in the future should own one.” Professor Philip Weinstein, Head, School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide Slide “It’s embarrassingly and tragically easy to be unaware of the natural treasures that are right under our noses. With this easy-to-use book, residents of Adelaide and environs no longer have any excuses!” Dr Paul Willis, Director, Royal Institution of Australia Slide “Had there been a book like this when I was a budding naturalist growing up in Adelaide, it would have been the most thumbed volume in my collection. This book’s strength is that it includes in a single volume all of the major groups of animals that I was encountering in my own region.” Michael B. Thompson, Professor of Zoology, University of Sydney

The Wildlife of Greater Adelaide is the most comprehensive wildlife book in Adelaide

Whether digging in the garden, walking the dog, or jogging through one of our local parks, we constantly encounter animals. From the minute and bizarre creatures hidden in the leaf litter, to big, colourful, active mammals and birds, we are surrounded by wildlife.  Adelaide and the surrounding Mount Lofty Ranges support a spectacular diversity of fauna, some of which are found nowhere else. However, there is limited benefit in simply encountering this wildlife. If we were able to identify the species, understand their biology and explain their habits to our kids and our visitors alike, how much more rewarding would the experience be? This beautifully illustrated full colour book is a catalogue of the amazing animals with which we share the region.   As a photographic guide it provides descriptions, natural histories and additional information about both native and introduced species. Most importantly, the book equips the reader with the identification skills to explore, understand and appreciate the wildlife of our region so enabling us all to become backyard David Attenboroughs!

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The city of Adelaide and its immediate surroundings contain some truly remarkable wildlife. The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region is recognised nationally and internationally for its faunal diversity, which is, for the most part, abundant and accessible. Wildlife communities are found here that occur nowhere else on earth.

A rich collection of animal species can be seen in the region’s conservation parks and large bush blocks in the Adelaide Hills, and along watercourses to the coastal dunes and beaches. While the greatest variety exists in the natural and bushland areas, many species inhabit urban parks, golf courses, school grounds and backyards. Small numbers are even able to exploit the inner city and occupy human dwellings

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