TASMANIA: A Wildlife Journey by Joyce Powzyk

TASMANIA: A Wildlife Journey

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A series of watercolors distinguished by both their aesthetic appeal and their careful observation of the natural world depict the various habitats on the large, isolated island off the southern coast of Australia. With just enough comments to define her different settings (snowy highland, woodland, rain forest, coastal heath), Powzyk briefly notes each of the three dozen or so animals portrayed, many of them unique to the island. Maps and an evolutionary chart help to organize and place the information in a larger context. The glossary consists mostly of ordinary words that could be found in most dictionaries (e.g., extinct), with a couple of Australian terms included. There is a brief note on Tasmanian plant life. An attractive pictorial introduction to the fauna of a beautiful and little-known island that also serves as an example of a relatively undisturbed and self-contained natural environment.

Pub Date: April 21st, 1987
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard