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Australian Books on Tracking

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Tracks, Scats and other Traces: A field guide to Australian Mammals
Publisher: Oxford University PressView attachment 708

ISBN-13: 9780195550993

Year Published: 2004


Mammals inhabit every corner of our vast continent, yet the great majority of species are seldom seen. The only clue to their presence might be a footprint left on a muddy track, a scat deposited on a rocky ledge, or bones scattered on a forest floor. In this new, fully revised and expanded edition of her award-winning field guide, Mammal Tracks and Signs, Barbara Triggs provides all the information needed to identify mammals anywhere in Australia, using only the tracks or other signs they leave behind.

Tracks, Scats and Other Traces contains hundreds of new illustrations and extensive new text, and is organised in a different format for easier identification of the visible traces left by Australian mammals in their passage. It is divided into four sections:• Tracks - line drawings are matched with photographs of the same tracks in sand or mud.
• Scats - the faeces of 128 species are illustrated in colour. A selection of scats and a distribution map and habitat information are given for each species. In addition, pellets and scats of birds, reptiles and invertebrates are illustrated.
• Shelters, feeding signs and other traces - provides detailed descriptions and more than seventy colour photographs of the distinctive traces of mammals.
• Bones - forty full-page plates of skulls, lower jaws, humeri and femurs cover thirty-eight commonly found species, plus a detailed guide that covers all mammal groups.
Tracks, Scats and Other Traces will be indispensable equipment for bushwalkers, naturalists, students, zoologists, and other professionals - in fact, for anyone wanting a better understanding of Australia's unique mammal fauna.
 

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Mammal Tracks and Signs: A field guide for South-eastern Australia
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Author(s) Barbara Triggs
Publisher Oxford University Press Australia
Date of Publication 22/03/1984
ISBN-10 0195544293
ISBN-13 9780195544299

This book has been updated or revised By Tracks, Scats and other traces. But still has something to offer
 

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A field Guide to Tracks & Traces of Australian Animals
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Author: R.G.B Morrison
Publisher: Rigby (1981)
ISBN-10: 0727014897
ISBN-13: 978-0727014894

Most Aussies will remember Rob Morrison he used to present the TV programme "The Curiosity Show"
direct quote from front cover "This unique book is the product of many years research in many parts of Australia. For the first time , it presents an invaluable cross section of the tracks and traces of a wide range of Australian mammals and reptiles."
The book has 400 B/W pics ranging from tracks, skulls and scats etc plus a number of drawings
it also describes and illistrates the ways in which Aborigines simulate native animal tracks with finger markings
 

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Hi All,

I thought I'd mention a series of books that you may or may not know about. The books by Tom Brown Jr really opened my eyes up to tracking! It is American based, but the theory is obviously the same, I only wish I have the time and drive to put it all into practice!

A search on tracking and Tom Brown Jr will get hits, there are a half a dozen or so different books that are in some way related to tracking and other content on this site. The book 'The Science and Art of Tracking' is the first I would definately recommend.

Hope that helps
 
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