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The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef really
is like nowhere else on earth. For many of us, the thought of it
conjures up images of beautiful azure waters teeming with
colourful fish against a background of coral of every shape,
colour and form imaginable. Yet there is so much more to the
Great Barrier Reef than this. It is a massive, complex
ecosystem, and one that has gone through enormous changes
throughout the history and evolution of our planet.
Produced in partnership with the BBC’s The Great Barrier Reef
television series, the book takes you on a journey along 2,300km
of Australia’s north-eastern coastline, through the diverse
range of habitats that make up this extraordinary water world.
Along the way, discover how the Great Barrier Reef was formed,
learn about life on the Reef and meet the plants and animals
that inhabit it. The Great Barrier Reef also looks at the
environmental challenges facing this incredibly delicate
ecosystem, and what the future may hold.
Illustrated in spectacular full-colour photography throughout,
The Great Barrier Reef also features hints and tips on how to
make the most out of any trip to the Reef, making it the
ultimate guide to one of the most treasured natural wonders of
Page: 256 Pages
Size: 285 x 260mm
Price: AUD $59.99 +p&h
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Flinders Island Tasmania
Flinders Island in Bass Strait is 70km long and 40km wide and is the jewel in the crown of islands that surrounds Tasmania. This 146 page glossy and full colour book aims to stimulate your imagination – rather than satisfy your curiosity. To achieve this, Wild Discovery Guides - Flinders Island Tasmania includes comprehensive maps from Tasmap in lavish combination with more than 350 photographs and information rich chapters on Geology, Climate, Weather, Oceanography, Major Habitats, Human History, Northern, Central and Southern Flinders Island, Safety and Planning and Plants and Animals Guides. The book has been designed to complement the efforts of the Flinders Island Tourism Association in their promotion of this superb holiday destination.
Flinders Island Tasmania
OUT NOW !
146 page glossy and full colour book - Maps (Tasmap).
with a Plants and Animals Guide.
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Australian Wildlife Roadkill Calendar 2013
Tired of all those chocolate box scenery calendars?
Here’s your chance to change something really different on the back of your toilet door,
or to give as a Christmas gift to someone who has everything!
Quirky–but not too gruesome–it’s sure to be a talking point around the Christmas tree!
A4 size, spiral bound, one image to each month, with large square format.
$24:95 (domestic postage included).
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Rowley Shoals fishing and diving - ebook
Alvailable in .mobi and .epub formats
Great reference Guide to those visiting Rowley
Shoals in Western Australia
Shoals are the world's best examples of continental shelf atolls. All three
reefs have been fished heavily in the past and are now fully protected by
Australian legislation. The 'Indonesian Flowthrough' current that constantly
baths the reefs in the waters rich in life from the Coral Triangle ensures a
superb fauna and flora. This book with full habitat descriptions, climate,
geology, management, plant and animal guides and diving sites described is a
superbly illustrated accompaniment for anyone wanting to understand these
120 informative pages
eBook Content ..
Great Desert Tracks
Won The Best Book Based Product
Award and the Prestigious Graham Stanton Award for Excellence at
the IMTA (International Map Trade Association) Conference and
Trade Show at the Gold Coast 2-3 November 2007.
& Guide - $49.95
OUT NOW !
25 4WD treks, GPS Locations, Best
Campsites, Full Road Atlas, Inset HEMA Maps
20 Deserts described
with a Plants and Animals Guide.
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The Kimberley Coast
the largest coastal wilderness areas in the world. The 168 pages
and 300 brilliant images with six superb maps in this book allow
your journey through this Coast to be much more enjoyable and
2nd Edition - OUT
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Shark Bay - Ningaloo Coast &
The Shark Bay-Ningaloo
Coast extends 600km from north to south and the Outback Pathways
cover more than 3,000km of Outback roads, all exhibiting a
stunning diversity of organisms and geological and human
history. Habitats include oceanic, bay, sea floor, coral reef,
seagrass meadows, mangroves, stromatolites, limestone caves,
karst landforms, underground water masses, sand dunes, clay
pans, mountain ranges, arid lands and desert.
The Outback Pathways are an exciting series of three self-drive
road trails being the Wool Wagon Pathway, Kingsford Smith Mail
Run and Miner’s Pathway.
This is essential reading for
those who want to learn about this area, lead someone through
the area or simply to go discover it yourself with this
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ROADKILL - Australian Wildlife
Review - Bob Gosford "Crikey"
Roadkill was short listed for the 2007 Whitley
Award for significant contribution
to Australian zoology.
is the essential
'in-car' book for any road traveller in Australia.
The book is an overview of the types of roadkill,
hints on what to do with them, how to clean bugs off
the car and an eclectic mix of other information -
from road safety to recipes.
An unusual insight into the many
aspects of Australia's very special fauna, albeit in a somewhat
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2007 Australian Tour - a
Follow Len as he travels around
Australia, observing and capturing on film, the unusual, non
tourist aspects of the coast and the outback.
Expedition Diary click here
2008 Mitsubishi Pajero Deserts - Cape York
Expedition - a pictorial diary
here to see the
Outback Deserts to Cape York...
Truth Prevails :Definitive Genealogy of the
William Zell's descendants
Billy the Bandicoot: by Kerry Kelly
Dulcie: Biography by Len Zell
Publications click here...
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Noted coral reef authority, Australian Len Zell is the perfect person to guide you around the
Australian coastline. He has worked in and around the world's reefs for more
than 25 years and is actively involved in their protection.
Skilled in lecturing, underwater photography, videography and maritime archaeology, he has developed numerous ecotourism programs for coral reefs and islands. He has conducted field research and educational programs in many parts of the world, including all of the Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea, The Line Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Wallis, Futuna and
Niue, the Red Sea, Mediterranean and Caribbean. Len has also managed to visit
remote Pitcairn and Easter Island.
Len was Chairman of Dive Qld for two years during which time he represented them overseas as well as domestically, has served on the Council of the Australian College For Seniors and chaired and been on the committee of many other organisations. At the University of Queensland he established AustraLearn and TraveLearn and has lectured to TAFE, university and adult educational groups.
Recasting the mould of the
eco-tourism book in Australia, Len Zell looks about him and finds the world is
absolutely fascinating, then he tells us about it with zest. He also gives us
his own photographs, colourful, skilfully shot, and engrossing.
He zooms in and out, and not just with his cameras. His approach is
multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary. His Wild Discovery Guides on reefs,
coasts, deserts and inland Australia, are written from an informed blend of
geology, climate, human history, ecology and biology.
He waxes deeply about safety too, as his readers find as they explore Australia
for themselves. He ensures you think and ideally know about safety in outback or
underwater experiences, specific dangers to avoid, ways to avoid further harm to
the environment or selves. (He believes people travelling in remote areas should
use the best in communication systems.)
And he cares passionately about the environment, now and for the future. Not
just Zell, but his expertly-informed co-authors and associates in museums,
government departments, all committed to expanding eco-tourism opportunities in
Australia with minimal or no impact. All this is why Zell is in demand as a
guest speaker on cruise ships, outback treks and as a consultant for
documentaries. His position as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Marine and Tropical
Biology at James Cook University also extends his networks and capacities.
Zell is a prolific writer, illustrator and publisher with more than ten books to
his credits and more on the way. If you are travelling to the areas he writes
about, in most detail eg. Australian Deserts, Ningaloo Reef, Kimberley Coast,
Shark Bay, WA's Outback Pathways, Great Barrier Reef, and want to extract the
best from your discoveries, an investment in his books will be repaid with a
heightened experience in every respect.
In addition, the well-illustrated Wild Discovery Guides fit neatly into
backpacks, glove boxes, or any large pocket as appropriate for their expected
use. They are thoughtfully planned, useful and practical productions, a very
tasty coverage from his own visits to the areas he loves and shares with us.
Combine all this and his spectacular images with the astute use of helpful maps
and diagrams, including satellite photographs, and a sense of humour of the
"been-there, learn about it and love-that" variety, and you'll soon see why the
Zell recipe for his Wild Discoevry Guides as eco-tourism books is recasting the
mould for the genre. This writer's obvious zest is downright infectious.
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