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by Tim M. Berra

Author: Tim M. Berra
Subcategory: Australia & Oceania
Language: English
Publisher: Academic Press; First Edition edition (February 5, 1998)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.8
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A Natural History Of Australia book.

A Natural History Of Australia book.

An educator, zoologist, and author, Tim Martin Berra was born in 1943, earned a . from St. Louis University in 1965, an . in 1967 from Tulane University, and a P.

The book explains the principles of Australia's biogeography and the complexity of its Great Barrier Reef. An educator, zoologist, and author, Tim Martin Berra was born in 1943, earned a . also from Tulane, in 1969. Berra's career has been influenced by the writings of American naturalist and explorer William Beebe. His first book was the compilation, William Beebe: An Annotated Bibliography, published in 1977.

He attempts in the early chapters to describe the geologic history of this now arid continent and later relate it to the animals and plants found in Australia. However, the book falls short by trying to do way too much in too short a space. The author resorts to a literary form of cherry picking and loses his systematic thread as he deals with the diversity of flora and fauna.

A Natural History of Australia is for anyone interested in this long-isolated continent. Berra's book describes geographical areas of Oz with short descriptions of climate, physical geography, and population. An entire chapter is devoted to Australia's unique geological history, and the next is devoted to Aborigines.

The natural history of Australia has been shaped by the geological evolution of the Australian continent from Gondwana and the changes in global climate over geological time. The building of the Australian continent and its association with other land masses, as well as climate changes over geological time, have created the unique flora and fauna present in Australia today.

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Tim M. Berra has written: 'William Beebe' - subject(s): Bibliography. Charles Darwin' - subject(s): Biography, Naturalists. A Natural History of Australia (Natural World)'. A chronology of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists through 1982'. Atlas of Freshwater Fish'. What has the author Graham M Dean written? Graham M. Dean has written: 'Tim, flygreportern'.

A Natural History of Australia takes a comprehensive look at the sometimes bizarre, oftentimes spectacular, and always fascinating natural history of the island continent

A Natural History of Australia takes a comprehensive look at the sometimes bizarre, oftentimes spectacular, and always fascinating natural history of the island continent. It describes in words, illustrations, tables and charts, and with some truly inspiring photographs Australia's geography and geology, its Aboriginal people, the Great Barrier Reef, and its fauna and flora. It also deals with the country's colorful history, its laidback lifestyle and the quirky and entertaining brand of English that Australians speak

His book A Natural History of Australia (Academic Press, 1998) features 200 of his color photographs, 220 line drawings .

His book A Natural History of Australia (Academic Press, 1998) features 200 of his color photographs, 220 line drawings and maps, and over 500 references. Freshwater Fish Distribution featuring 169 maps, 324 fish drawings and 1,700 references was published by University of Chicago Press in 2007.

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A Natural History of Australia is for anyone interested in this long-isolated continent. It presents the many wonders of Australia, including geography, geology, the Aborigines, the Great Barrier Reef, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. It also covers the history, life style, and language of Australia. From rock art to giant earthworms, this book is a well-written and beautifully illustrated narrative. Key Features* Contains color illustrations, diagrams, and photographs throughout* Covers the geological history of Australia as well as the biological history* Reviews Aboriginal cultures* Demonstrates the complexity of the Great Barrier Reef* Includes valuable appendices for the traveler covering political, social, economic, idiomatic, and practical matters