Release Date: Aug 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
This revised and expanded edition helps you explore the beautiful rainforests that grow in Queensland, as well as across northern Australia.
The complete guide to our most diverse ecosystem"
The revised and expanded second edition helps you explore the beautiful rainforests that grow in Queensland, as well as across northern Australia, and onto many of the surrounding islands.
This is a guide to the natural history of the tropical rainforest. It begins with an overview of the environment and ecology of this ecosystem, from landforms to seed dispersal. It then identifies the major groups and species, from the most primitive plants, right through to the birds and the mammals. The book concludes with the history of the people of the forest, and where to explore this habitat.
About the Author
Damon Ramsey completed his Biology degree at Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, and James Cook University at Townsville and Cairns, north Queensland. Previous to this he gained his qualifications in Outdoor Guiding in the Blue Mountains, south-eastern Australia. These courses led to a range of research assistant experiences, including rainforest plants, bandicoots, finches, bats, butterflies and cassowaries.
Damon Ramsey is the author and photographer of the Ecosystem Guide series. He has published the second edition of the first book in the series, called 'Rainforest of tropical Australia', on the ecology, plants and animals of the forest. More recently he has published the second in the series, 'Ocean Surfaces of Australasia'. Upcoming titles include coral reefs, tropical beaches and savanna.
For the last few years he has been a company director and co-owner of Educational Tours Australia. 'ETA' organizes and runs various study tours, including biology and ecology programmes, for groups of students of all ages.
For the last decade he has worked as a guide and lecturer for various companies and institutes around Australia and the Pacific, including day trips, overnight jungle hikes, rock art tours, documentary film crew, 4WD safaris, coral reef cruises, cycle tours, expedition cruises, wildlife & bird-watching tours, and biology, ecotourism & other study programs.
His work and travel experiences have taken him to southern Africa, North America, Central America, South America, India, South-east Asia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Polynesia, and of course around Australia. He is based in Cairns, North Queensland, Australia.
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Reviews of Rainforest Tropical Aust 2nd:
"exciting and very informative" Museum of tropical Queensland.
"Informative...interjected with Damon's dry wit" Cairns Post
like having your own personal guide..' Wildlife Australia Magazine
'aims to educate tour guides, biology students and interested locals in all aspects of the rainforest habitat' Port Douglas Gazette
'Damon Ramsey is passionate about tropical Queensland?s nature and wildlife' JCU Discover magazine.
'Field guide fans will love this book' Wildlife Australia Magazine
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