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Australia's First Naturalists: Indigenous Peoples' Contribution to Early Zoology
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Australia’s First Naturalists: Indigenous Peoples' Contribution to Early Zoology

Penny Olsen, Lynette Russell

Penny Olsen and Lynette Russell have gathered together Aboriginal peoples' contributions to demonstrate the crucial role they played in early Australian zoology. 

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Night Parrot: Australia's Most Elusive Bird
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Night Parrot: Australia’s Most Elusive Bird

Penny Olsen

The competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the Night Parrot and its followers.

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Our Nest is Best!
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Our Nest is Best!

Penny Olsen, Penny O'Hara

Rocky and Ruby Robin have decided to build a nest. Before they start, they visit all their friends to see what sort of nest would be best. Each nest is different, but the robins dont feel that any of them is quite right for them. ...

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A Flutter of Butterflies
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A Flutter of Butterflies

Michael F. Braby, Penny Olsen

This title is a showcase of butterfly and moth illustrations held by the National library of Australia - many species of which have been unknown until now. The works span the years from the 1770s, through the early colonial period...

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Australian Predators of the Sky
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Australian Predators of the Sky

Penny Olsen

Our relationship with the birds of prey has always been conflicted. Raptors are admired for their strength and independence, but despised for their depredations on livestock and favourite garden birds, while the owls are at once...

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Flocks of Colour
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Flocks of Colour

Penny Olsen

What name could be a more apt description of Australia than `The Land of Parrots', a name inspired by late sixteenth-century maps showing a southern region labelled `Psittacorum regio'? This beautiful book takes a close look at...

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Louisa Atkinson's Nature Notes
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Louisa Atkinson’s Nature Notes

Penny Olsen

Nineteenth-century writer and journalist Louisa Atkinson was a remarkable woman. She was the author, at the age of 23, of the first novel penned by a native-born woman to be published in Australia. She was also a keen naturalist,...

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Stray Feathers: Reflections on the Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Birds
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Stray Feathers: Reflections on the Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Birds

Penny Olsen, Leo Joseph

Superbly illustrated with black and white drawings of a range of birds, Stray Feathers showcases some of the remarkable adaptations of Australian birds.

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Have You Seen My Egg?
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Have You Seen My Egg?

Penny Olsen, Rhonda N. Garward

Eddy Emu has lost one of his eggs. He travels far and wide, looking for it. Has Lizzie Lizard seen it? Has Susie Spider found it? Is it among Connie Crocodile's eggs? Can Pip and Poppy Penguin help him? Join Eddy on his search and...

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An Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper
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An Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper

Penny Olsen, Sir David Attenborough

`the best ornithological illustrator alive' -David Attenborough In the work of artist William T.Cooper, platypuses swim in green underwater worlds, waves throw up blankets of spray, embers glow in the aftermath of a bushfire,...

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A Brush with Birds: Australian Bird Art from the National Library of Australia
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A Brush with Birds: Australian Bird Art from the National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia, Penny Olsen

The paintings of Australian birds in A Brush with Birds are by artists whose work is represented in the National Library of Australia. They span the years from first settlement to the 1970s, telling us about the times as well as...

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Spirit of the Wedge-tailed Eagle: The Art of Humphrey Price-Jones
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Spirit of the Wedge-tailed Eagle: The Art of Humphrey Price-Jones

Humphrey Price-Jones, Penny Olsen

The culmination of four decades of intimate study of Australia's Wedge-tailed Eagle.

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Feather and Brush Limited Edition
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Feather and Brush Limited Edition

Penny Olsen

The 300-year history of bird art in Australia.

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