Jewel of Tropical North Queensland
Written, illustrated and
published by Lloyd Nielsen
“The importance of the Daintree was first brought to world attention when Joh’s bulldozers pushed past the Daintree protesters to perpetrate an outrageous act of deliberate environmental vandalism. Since then, visitors have flocked to the area not to see the road but to visit the rainforest the protesters were trying to save. Until now, however, little has been published to explain to visitors why the area is considered so remarkable.
Lloyd Nielsen’s book fills this void. It is an excellent introduction to the region’s plants, animals, history and geography. Well illustrated, mostly by Nielsen’s own photographs, it is also exceptionally well written. Each vignette is a brief and lucid essay; long enough to be interesting, short enough to entice.”
Review reproduced from WILD magazine issue 68 with kind permission.
My book focuses on the famous World-heritage Daintree rainforest in far north Queensland. Brief chapters take readers on a fascinating journey from its beginnings to the rapid changes brought about by European settlement. The Daintree rose to prominence following the discovery of one of the greatest concentrations of primitive flowering plants on Earth ~ plants which occur nowhere else.
Topics are varied. They include its wildlife (e.g. the cassowary, the tree-kangaroo, the rat-kangaroo, flying-foxes and other bats); its primitive flowering plants (e.g. Noahdendron nicholasii); the first human occupants the Kuku Yalanji aborigines, and the battle to save it from certain oblivion after developers began subdividing this precious rainforest. Matchbox Bean, Mountain Mist Frog, Metallic Starling, mangroves ~ all these and many more are described in an informative, easy-to-read style.
Daintree Jewel of Tropical North Queensland is essential reading for every visitor to the Daintree, armchair travellers, and anyone with an interest in Australia’s natural heritage.
Single copy $20.00
Plus$9.00 airmail postage to an international address; $5.00 within Australia
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Visiting Tropical North Queensland? Daintree Jewel of Tropical North Queensland can also be purchased from these retail outlets:
Mossman Gorge Centre, Mossman
Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay
Daintree River & Reef Cruise Centre, Daintree
Cairns Books, Cairns Central
Collins Booksellers, Smithfield
Whileaway Bookshop, Port Douglas