A field guide for residents and visitors to the Top End of Australia. This book is well regarded in the Top End where it serves as the most comprehensive bird book. It also has international appeal to those seeking to visit this part of Australia where the wildlife really is still wild. This second edition builds on the first which, besides acting as an invaluable identification guide, also passes on snippets of fascinating Aboriginal information in regard to the birds and the landscape. There has been considerable updating of information throughout the book for this new edition.
DENISE GOODFELLOW is well-known to the people of the Top End. Not only is she an an author and artist; she is also a guide for ecotravellers and closely involved with local Aboriginal people in developing sensitive ecotourism in their homeland on Arnhem Land escarpment. For 20 years Denise has worked as a biological consultant. In 2000 she was contracted work as interpreter/transcriber on the Lonely Planet's Guide to Aboriginal Australia. Denise also lectures in environmental studies for the UNSW's summer school. More can be learnt on www.earthfoot.org