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By: Dave Watts and Cathie Plowman
200 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
Tasmania is an increasingly popular destination for both local and international holiday-makers. Its main attraction is its large tracts of wilderness, its natural beauty and plenty of highly visible wildlife. Many of Tasmania's animals are found nowhere else on Earth, not even on Australia's mainland.
This book features 29 wildlife hotspots where people have a good chance of seeing animals in their natural habitat. The key species for each spot are listed and the area and its facilities described, together with a map and notes about accessibility.
Another indispensable part of this fully illustrated book is a gallery of colour photographs and descriptions of the animals likely to be encountered in Tasmania.
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Dave Watts is a well-known and highly respected naturalist. He is also one of Australia's award-winning wildlife photographers. His work has been published in Australia and internationally in such magazines as "Nature Australia", "National Geographic" and "BBC Wildlife". Before becoming a full-time photographer and writer, he worked as a forest officer in the United Kingdom and as a conservation officer with the Tasmanian Conservation Trust. His other books include "Kangaroos and Wallabies of Australia", "The Best of Australian Birds", "Tasmanian Mammals: A Field Guide" and "A Field Guide to Tasmanian Birds".
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