a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
"Rainforest of tropical Australia” (2nd edition)
“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 a look at the history of the people of the forest, and where to explore this habitat.
Released Christmas 2008
Size 210mm x 140mm
Published by Ecosystem Guides.
Review & article comments
(for the 1st edition)
“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
yea, yea, I know, it's taking a long time!
The third edition, if I had kept going the way I was going would have been 600 pages long and just unaffordable for me to publish.
So the next edition will be in the new style of 'landscape A4' with a focus on good images, less text, and restricted to 200 pages. It will cover the rainforest of Australasia; that is, the rainforest of north east Australia and also New Guinea.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the companies I work for as a guide and lecturer is Silversea Expeditions.