Cronin's Key Guide to Australian mammals
Cronin's Key Guide to Australian mammals

by Leonard Cronin


Published in 2008 by Jacana/Allen and Unwin, colour illustrations, soft cover, 208 pages


Price $A35.00 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote


ISBN 9781741751109

An indispensable guide to Australia's fascinating monotremes, marsupials and placental mammals. This book, the third in the Cronin's Key Guide series, is packed with information about the behaviour, development, food and habitat of Australia's remarkable mammals. Each entry fully describes a species and its way of life; it even includes clues for finding certain obscure, often nocturnal, creatures by the telltale traces they leave behind. Colourfully illustrated throughout with detailed artwork and with maps showing where each animal occurs, this is a handy family reference or a guide for the bushwalker or traveller.


Table of contents


Visual key

Species descriptions: Monotremes; Marsupials; Placentals [pages 22-199]



About the author

Leonard Cronin is one of Australia's foremost natural history authors. Trained as a biologist, he is a prolific writer of books and articles about the Australian flora, fauna and environment, bringing his own fascination with the natural world to the general reader. He contributes a monthly column about Australian wildlife to the ABC's Gardening Australia magazine.