“It’s the visual impact of this book that grabs you first up – this is straight off a Victorian library bookshelf. It is just beautifully illustrated in that traditional style of biological illustration. Banks could have drawn this on Cook’s expedition.”
Chris Wisbey, ABC Radio
“Animals of Tasmania is for a general audience and has appeal for all ages. At one level, it is an ideal souvenir for visitors wanting a snapshot of what is most special about Tasmania. At another, it is a well-researched and reliable study that will be useful for educators and students of natural history. It is a valuable addition to the literature on Tasmanian fauna.”
Kathryn Medlock, ReCollections
This beautifully crafted book is a compelling tribute to the native animals of one of the world’s last remaining wild islands. Sally Bryant’s informative and engaging writing will appeal to a wide range of readers, and covers broad themes that greatly enrich our appreciation of this incredible island. The book will be a valuable souvenir for visitors to the island, and with the strong themes of ecology, the environment and conservation, the book is invaluable in assisting teachers and parents to educate children in Tasmanian natural history, wildlife preservation and ecological science. This appealing and accessible book is sure to be welcomed by all who love art, natural history, and the very beautiful animals of Tasmania.
GOLD AWARD – Tasmanian Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards, 2010
SILVER AWARD – Australian Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards, 2010
Dr Sally Bryant was born in Tasmania and gained her doctorate in marsupial physiology at the University of Tasmania in 1987. She worked for eighteen years as a wildlife scientist with the Tasmanian Government, including six years as a manager of the Threatened Species Section. She has conducted research on remote islands throughout the world and published extensively on wildlife conservation issues. Sally now works for the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and is an Honorary Associate with the School of Zoology, University of Tasmania. Her popular ABC Radio wildlife talkback segment has been running fortnightly since 1999.
Tim Squires grew up bushwalking in Tasmania’s national parks and surfing on its windswept coasts. He gained a deep admiration for the Tasmanian wilderness and developed a passion for natural history art and illustration. He completed his masters in fine art, illustration and design at the University of Tasmania in 1993. Since 1995 he has worked as a graphic artist, illustrator and designer for the Mercury in Hobart. He lives in Hobart close to the foothills of Mt Wellington with his wife, Teresa, and daughters, Eva and Ruby.
Title: Animals of Tasmania: Wildlife of an Incredible Island
Date of publication: December, 2009
Author: Sally Bryant
Illustrator: Tim Squires
Dimensions: 21.5cms x 26.5cms
Illustrations: 74 colour, 9 black and white.
Text: 10-page introduction detailing key points of interest on Tasmanian natural history, plus profiles of 30 iconic Tasmanian species.
Publisher: Quintus Publishing.