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The Magic of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Edited by Les Hall

Winner of the prestigious Whitley Award for Local Zoology 2020

Tim Flannery describes The Magic of Mary Cairncross as science by stealth, a way to educate through beautiful images, fascinating information and engaging, easy-to-read stories. With a focus on the unique ecosystem that is the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Dr Les Hall brought together many of the Sunshine Coast region’s finest artists, scientists, naturalists and storytellers in a celebration of art and nature.

This extraordinary book has no photographs or technical jargon. It takes the reader on a journey of discovery through Jinibara country, Maleny’s famous Gondwanan rainforest with over 100 stunning paintings, drawings and artworks, including the delicate botanical watercolours of Louise Saunders, traditional Jinibara and Gubbi-Gubbi artwork and the stunning, hyper-real birds of Sally Elmer.

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 9780648570714

Number of Pages:160

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