Australian Native Plants - second hand
Written by Vincent Serventy. Published in 1984. 176 pages.
Hardcover in excellent condition.
Australian plantlife, from the green of the rainforests to the wonderland of the desert after rain, takes its place as a major part in the story of Australia, the wildlife Ark that has drifted out of contact with the rest of the world for the last fifty million years. We must make sure this plantlife is conserved not only for our enjoyment but also for that of future generations.
Vincent Serventy explains this wilderness of plants and their environment, our grasslands and deserts and tells of how our native plants evolved and their struggle to survive against the constant encroachment of man. Each major family of native plant from the eucalyptus to the lichen is described in the text with over 70 line illustrations and 60 full page colour plates