The Whitley Awards are presented annually for outstanding publications or zoological literature, or works profiling wildlife of Australia and Australasia.
With her home under threat from a warming ocean, Zobi, a brave rhizobia bacterium, teams up with a family of slow but steady Zoox (zooxanthellae). The coral becomes gravely ill and bacteria around them begin to starve. Can Zobi and the Zoox work together to save the day?
This book is about a symbiotic relationship. It tells the story of the microscopic friends living in a tiny coral polyp. (Source: Back cover)for 2018 CSIRO edition.
As the tree snake searches for food it takes us on a journey deep inside an Australian rainforest. We meet the fascinating creatures that inhabit all levels of the rainforest, from the dark forest floor to the thick, spreading canopy. (Source: back cover)
Describes changing climate of the wetlands, the way in which this affects the many animals there. (Source: Trove)
'The Dead Heart is a desert wilderness in the centre of Australia. It is difficult to imagine anything can exist in such a harsh place. But the Dead Heart has a secret. It holds amazing stories of adaptation and survival. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers like Charles Sturt and learn what the indigenous people of this land first discovered: not all is quite as it seems.' (Publication summary)
'Every year, green sea turtles swim through the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean to lay their eggs on the beaches of a coral reef. Guided by the stars and sea currents, the turtles swim day and night until at last they reach the reef. Their long journey is over, but the danger they face has just begun ...' (Source: Trove)
In the rainforest a new day is dawning. Early morning mists leave the forest wet and dripping. Brightly coloured kingfishers perch above the creek, while butterflies flutter among the blossoms. Suddenly the gentle sounds of the rainforest are shattered! The man-made sounds of heavy machines tearing into the undergrowth, toppling trees and crushing everything in their path, echo into the depths of the forest until the end of the day... (Source: Trove)
This little book is the work of two people who have shared the privilege of leading lives deeply involved with animals of various kinds. Both have long been fascinated by our native mammals and concerned, in their separate ways, to evoke similar feelings in others.
'The Incomplete Book of Australian Mammals' is a collection of the their favourite mammals, whether by reason of scientific interest, artistic appeal or simply for the fun of playing with the name. In both verse and picture they offer you an incomplete account, but one which aims to share whatever it is of the animals' essence that excites their interest, in the hope that it will not only amuse you, but arose your curiosity. (Source: Publisher's Blurb)
Life cycles in nature are explained to children through the story of a fallen tree - the tree may die but it provides food and shelter to a wealth of animals and plants.
Australia's night birds - owls, frogmouths and nightjars - are depicted in magnificent gouache painting, accompanied by whimsical verse and informative prose. Author Jill Morris and illustrator Lynne Tracey have produced an impressive sequel to their first Environment Artbook 'Australian Bats'. (Source: Back cover)
An ingenious book to teach American children about Australian animals and birds.
Bush Song celebrates the gradual return of the rich web of life to one corner of abused bushland.
Sam walked along the top of the sand-hill, looking out over the rocks and sea. Then he paused, suddenly still, and stared down at the beach below.
A dark mound marked the white sand at the water's edge. He squinted. A heap of net... some ship's cargo washed in... an upturned boat?
This is the story of a boy and a whale. (Source: back cover)