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Book Reviews

Some Mistletoes and Other Semiparasitic Shrubs

Some Mistletoes and Other Semiparasitic Shrubs

Some Mistletoes and Other Semiparasitic Shrubs

Author: M. Grace Lithgow

Published by Chinchilla Field Naturalists Club Inc.

 

80 pages. Paperback. 

Reviewed by John T. Moss

It’s not often that a landmark publication on an aspect of natural history appears where the author has the…

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The Australian Garden: Designing with Australian Plants

The Australian Garden: Designing with Australian Plants

by Diana Snape

There are many books about landscape design on the bookshelves, but Diana Snape has written a book that is unique in so many ways, and not only because it draws on the inspiration of Australia and our plants. First impressions are that this book is very user friendly - it has…

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The Flora of Girraween and Bald Rock National Parks

The Flora of Girraween and Bald Rock National Parks

 

by Bill McDonald, Colleen Gravatt, Paul Grimshaw and John Williams

published by Qld. Herbarium, Dept. of Environment

Girraween (Qld) and Bald Rock (NSW) National Parks are adjoining areas of exposed granite rock, dissected by creeks and swampy valleys. This, combined with the cooler climate,…

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The Flora of the Pine Rivers Valley

The Flora of the Pine Rivers Valley


by Jan Sked
Published by Pine Rivers Branch of SGAP.
A5 size : 72 pages : soft cover

This small book lists over 1,100 native species indigenous to the Pine Rivers District, on the northern border of Brisbane in south-eastern Queensland. 

It contains maps, a brief description and history of the…

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The Wollemi Pine

The Wollemi Pine

by James Woodford

Text Publishing, Melbourne 

Paperback

The sub-title of this book: “The incredible discovery of a living fossil from the age of the dinosaurs”,  only hints at the contents. Australian Geographic’s revue “A fascinating mix of detective story,…

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Tree Ferns

Tree Ferns

 

by Mark F. Large and John E. Braggins

Published by CSIRO Publishing in conjunction with Timber Press.

359 pages  A4 size  hard cover

Reviewed by Jan Sked

There have been a number of publications about ferns, but never before has there been a book devoted entirely to tree ferns. This…

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Wetland Plants of Queensland: A Field Guide

Wetland Plants of Queensland: A Field Guide

by K.M. Stephens and R.M. Dowling

Published by CSIRO Publishing 2002

This is a soft-covered book containing descriptions and illustrations of some 90 commonly encountered species of water plants from throughout Queensland. Each species is accompanied by full colour photographs and location maps to…

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