Wednesday, January 4, 2012
First Field Guide to Australian Insects & Spiders by Pat Slater & Steve Parish
This book is all about Arthropods. Insects, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes and crays all belong to this group of animals. The little field guide will help you discover where they live, how to find them and how to study them. On each page there is a photo of the subject, information about its physical characteristics, its habitat, some notes and information on similar creatures. There is a useful glossary at the back as well as an index and checklist. Steve Parish is a multi-award winning photographer and pioneer of photographic publishing in Australia. Pat Slater spent the majority of her life looking at animals and trying to discover what they are and how they live. She was an equine photojournalist and a gifted natural history writer and poet. Sadly she passed away recently but will live on in publications such as this one.