Wild Down Under: The Natural History of Australia

Valutazione media 4,2
( su 5 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780563488224: Wild Down Under: The Natural History of Australia

Australia is like no other place on earth. Isolated from the rest of world for a staggering 45 million years, this enormous island contains a breathtaking array of distinctive and bizarre species 90 per cent of its reptiles and 70 per cent of its birds are unique to Australia and where else can you find wombats and wallabies, kookaburras and koalas? There are mammals that can lay eggs, huge birds that cant fly, marsupials that can, and a greater concentration of deadly reptiles and venomous snakes than anywhere else. The landscape, too, looks remarkably different: this is the flattest and driest inhabited continent on earth, with some of the oldest rocks and dramatic, time-worn landscapes. The surrounding seas contain dazzlingly colourful reefs and are dotted with a fabulous string of islands, stretching from the equator to the sub-Antarctic to form the larger region known as Australasia. Wild Down Under reveals how this ancient land of contrasts was created and explores its unique landscapes and wildlife, and the impact of human settlement. Published to accompany a landmark six-part television programme, this lavishly illustrated book, with over 200 stunning full-colour photographs, celebrates the natural history of this spectacular continent.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Neil Nightingale is Head of the BBC Natural History Unit and series producer of Wild Down Under. Since graduating in zoology from Oxford University he has made wildlife documentaries at the BBC for almost 20 years and has been executive producer of The Natural World, Wildlife Specials, Wild Africa and Wild New World. His interest in Australia began over 10 years ago when he produced two films and a book on the wildlife of New Guinea, and he has returned to the region ever since. Jeni Clevers is an Australian zoologist who studied at Melbourne University. The natural wonders of Australia are her passion and she joined the ABC Natural History Unit in 1993. She has produced several documentaries, including Survival on the Reef and Southern Exposure from the highly acclaimed series Australia: Eye of the Storm. Prior to working for the ABC she produced children's television, including the award-winning Search for the World's Most Secret Animals and Ocean Girl. Hugh Pearson completed degrees in both marine biology and science communication before joining the BBC Natural History Unit in 1994, where he has made documentaries for Wildlife On One, Big Cat Diary and Bill Oddie Goes Wild. Since learning to dive on the Great Barrier Reef almost 20 years ago Hugh has been an active scuba diver. He was a director on the highly acclaimed series The Blue Planet, before joining the Wild Down Under team to produce the Oceans programme. Mary Summerhill has worked in the BBC Natural History Unit for 15 years on a range of award-winning programmes, from the Really Wild Show and Natural Neighbours to Wildlife on One and The Natural World. Since making a film on fairy penguins, she has found that she enjoys filming in Australia and New Zealand more than anywhere else and is ever fascinated by the strange diversity of wildlife there.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Neil Nightingale
Editore: BBC Books
ISBN 10: 0563488220 ISBN 13: 9780563488224
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro BBC Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0563488220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,04
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,78
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Damon Smith
Editore: BBC Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0563488220 ISBN 13: 9780563488224
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 2
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro BBC Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110563488220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 41,95
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 1,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Damon Smith
Editore: BBC Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0563488220 ISBN 13: 9780563488224
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro BBC Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0563488220

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 51,70
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi