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Felicity Bradshaw Felicity Bradshaw i(A131483 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Felicity Bradshaw has degrees in biochemistry and zoology from the University of Western Australia. Along with her husband, Professor Don Bradshaw, she established a field station in south-west Western Australia to study honey possums.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

For significant service to the biological sciences, and to education.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Great Lizard Trek Clayton : CSIRO Publishing , 2018 13865917 2018 single work picture book children's

'Rocky, an ornate dragon, lives on the granite rocks in the southwest of Australia. His ancestors have lived in this hot environment for around 10 million years, and for more than 60,000 years, they have lived alongside Indigenous Australians. Rocky's habitat is under threat, and his desert relatives in the north are facing challenges due to rising temperatures.

Using his knowledge of Indigenous culture and language, along with Western science, The Great Lizard Trek follows Rocky in his journey to see what the future may bring.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Picture Books
2019 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon A Tale of Two Honey Possums Subiaco : Honey Possum South-West , 2008 Z1674400 2008 single work picture book children's

'This children's book about honey possums, is based on scientific evidence resulting from 20 years' zoological research into these tiny marsupials in their natural surroundings in the south-west corner of Western Australia.

Both animals and flowers are reproduced with such detailed accuracy, that they will pass the scrutiny from experienced botanists and zoologists and the book will be of use in the schoolroom for biology teachers to children of all ages.

'There are many layers to uncover in the book, apart from the simply-told story line about two joeys during the first year in their lives.

The end papers feature the pollen grains from the food plants of the honey possum

We have used the same pollen grains to contain interesting facts, in simple language, at the end of the story. For example, what is torpor? How much does a new-born joey weigh? How do flowers make a seed?

We have identified some of the food plants of the honey possum, introducing young children to the concept of plant classification.

We have introduced the concept of 'rare plants', by high-lighting two plant species that are only found in a small National Park on the south coast of Western Australia.

'We have introduced 'post-fire flowering' of fungi and plants.

We have obtained rare footage of a honey possum in its natural surroundings from the NHK International Inc (Natural History Unit of the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation) and adapted it to a short DVD that is included in each book.

We believe this book will leave the young reader with a greater understanding of this unique little animal and its need for our protection. ' (Publication summary)

2009 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature
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