Australian Deserts


The arid Australian 'Outback' covers three quarters of this vast continent. This book explore this vast expanse that lies at the heart of Australia.

Drawing from extensive first-hand knowledge of arid regions, Steve Morton unravels the intricate ecological workings of these remarkable landscapes. The book gives insight into the beauty and resilience of these landscapes, covering:

  • factors that shape desert ecosystems: unpredictability of rainfall and scarcity of soil nutrients
  • adaptation - how plants and animals have evolved over time to thrive in these challenging environments
  • ingenious strategies that desert plants employ to ensure the persistence of their populations amidst uncertain rainfall patterns
  • dominant desert-dwelling animals, shedding light on the remarkable features that enable their success in the face of aridity and uncertainty.

With captivating photography by Mike Gillam, this book deepens an understanding of the unique nature of arid Australia, one of the world's most intriguing regions.

ISBN: 9781486305995

Format: Paperback, 304 pages

Size: 211x271x22mm

Weight: 1.16kg

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