Get to know Australia's fiercest, most dangerous and most amazing wildlife.
Australia's Dangerous Creatures For Dummies provides a fascinating portrait of unique and deadly animals down-under including crocodiles, snakes, sharks, spiders and jellyfi sh. With a detailed description of each creature, its habitat and its typical behaviour, the authors also give you tips on observing them safely and what to do if you can't!
Discover how to:
- Survive in crocodile country
- Avoid a snake bite
- Identify deadly sea creatures
- Spot spiders around the home
- Treat bits, stings and other injuries
- Observe creatures safely in the wild
About the Author
Graeme Lofts is a professional writer with a host of successful science textbooks under his belt. Peg Gill is a biology lecturer and tutor who loves native plants and animals.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Acquainted with Australia's Creatures.
Chapter 1. Revealing the Dangers of Australian Wildlife.
Chapter 2. Venturing Out.
Chapter 3. Preparing for What Nature Serves Up.
Part II: Exploring the Great Southern Land.
Chapter 4. Crocodile Country.
Chapter 5. Snakes: Legless and Lethal.
Chapter 6. Don't Let Size Fool You.
Chapter 7. Four-Legged Friend or Foe?
Chapter 8. Watch the Birdie.
Chapter 9. Australia's Living Icons.
Part III: Bays and Beaches.
Chapter 10. A Day at the Beach.
Chapter 11. Rock Pools, Reefs and Wrecks.
Chapter 12. Dangerous Creatures of the Deep.
Part IV: Urban Living.
Chapter 13. Along Came a Spider.
Chapter 14. Out and About.
Chapter 15. Unwelcome Gatecrashers.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16. Australia's Ten Deadliest Creatures.
Chapter 17. Ten Ways to Stay Safe.
Chapter 18. Ten Safe Places to See Australian Wildlife.
Part VI: The Appendixes.
Appendix A: First Aid Techniques.
Appendix B: First Aid Fast Finder.