Australian Backyard Naturalist

Author; Peter Macinnis

ISBN; 9780642277428

NLA Publishing

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Reviewed by Cassandra Griffin.

Australian Backyard Naturalist is a thorough reference book intended for a juvenile readership. It covers a range of subjects including mammals, ants, spiders, snails and many more all of which can be found in average Australian backyards.

With easy to read information, scientific names, and amazing photos, this book is excellent for school assignments or just for a child interested in the various subjects contained in this book.

Not only informative, author Peter Macinnis has also included his own personal experiences in each chapter. Not only theory but also practical; projects the reader can try such as ‘keeping mosquitos ‘or ‘making a butterfly net.’’ABN’ covers most urban animals and explores Animal ecology in an age appropriate depth. Macninnis has created a reader friendly reference book which will excite readers and urge them to take part in their own backyard becoming Australian naturalists.

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