Author(s): Steve Parish
This book is packed full of information and you'll be amazed at how much you learn about Australia's mammals by dipping into the remarkable facts presented. It is to our astonishment we also learn that mammals today often had either giant or pygmy-sized ancestors millions of years ago! Today our mammal heritage is threatened by a number of challenges as development pushes into natural habitats and introduced predators thrive. Many of the extraordinary creatures in this book may be new to you. Many of them are shy or nocturnal and a number of them are endangered or vulnerable. Perhaps what you learn from this book will delight you so much that you'll want to delve deeper into the amazing lives of Australia's mammals and cultivate your wonder as to which of them share your suburbs, the countryside or the sea. With great enthusiasm I set out on another incredible adventure of learning and discovery in collaboration with the Queensland Museum, joining with their talented publication team to produce this book. I hope that, like me, you'll embark on our discovery of the world of Australian mammals and never cease to be amazed.