“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
“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
“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
“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