This book is written by Peter Macinnis, the recipient of the Eve Pownall award in the 2010 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards for the sister publication, Australian Backyard Explorer. In Australian Backyard Naturalist, Peter enthusiastically explores the animals that inhabit the places in which we live, from the furry to the slimy, the large to the tiny. He keeps readers entertained with stories about his own adventures with Australia's creepy crawlies and other creatures, as well as collectors' and naturalists' stories from the times of first European settlement to recent times.
About the Author
Peter Macinnis was originally a science teacher but for the last 20 years he has been paid to publicise science in different capacities. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of science and history and is a great storer of information.
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Comments about Australian Backyard Naturalist:
Helps kids explore and understand nature in their own backyard. Learn fascinating facts about creepy crawlies that share your yard.
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st May 2012
Publisher: National Library of Australia
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0