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Waterbug Book

A Guide to the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Temperate Australia

Paperback
July 2002
9780643066687
More details
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    30th July 2002
  • ISBN 9780643066687
  • Language English
  • Pages 240 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.75"
  • Images color photos
$49.95

Winner of the 2003 Eureka Science Book Prize and the 2003 Whitley Medal.

Freshwater macroinvertebrates provide a useful and reliable indicator of the health of our rivers, streams, ponds and wetlands. As environmental awareness within the community increases, there is an increasing interest in the need to assess the health of our local waterways and school curriculums are changing to reflect this important ecological trend.

The Waterbug Book provides a comprehensive and accurate identification guide for both professionals and non-professionals. It contains an easy-to-use key to all the macroinvertebrate groups and, for the first time, high quality colour photographs of live specimens. It provides a wealth of basic information on the biology of macroinvertebrates, and describes the SIGNAL method for assessing river health. The Waterbug Book is full of practical tips about where to find various animals, and what their presence can tell about their environment.

Features

* Easy-to-use key to macroinvertebrate groups
* First book to feature more than 300 colour photographs of live specimens
* 120 diagrams
* Glossary

". . . very readable and clearly designed to appeal to the non-specialist. At the same time, the quality of the pictures is a joy and the written notes are useful for the professional aquatic ecologist."

Leon Metzeling, EPA Victoria - Victorian Naturalist

". . . The text is extremely well written and authoritative, . . . superb photographs. . . The Waterbug book will appeal to a whole spectrum of readers, from keen naturalists, fly fishermen and students, to water-management authorities, environmental consultants and academics."


Noel Tait, Macquarie University - NATURE AUSTRALIA

"Without a doubt, anyone interested in water, bugs, or both should have this book on the shelves"


David Meagher - Trees and Natural Resources

Farmers involved with environmental monitoring with find The Waterbug Book by John Gooderham and Edward Tsyrlin an invaluable reference.”

v - Australian Landcare

“The authors write with authority and just the right lightness of touch. The color pictures (more than 350) of live creatures are excellent. … A superb example of scientific publishing for a broad readership.”


- The Australian

"Gooderham and Tsyrlin have produced an attractive book that will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in freshwaters, their ecology and life. The superb photographs of invertebrates will delight non-professionals and professionals alike.”


Ulrike Nolte - Wildlife Australia

“… the definitive guide to toad bugs, marsh flies, aquatic caterpillars, moth flies an rat-tailed maggots that will have your ecologist totally enthralled …”


- , Wildlife (WWF)

". . . very readable and clearly designed to appeal to the non-specialist. At the same time, the quality of the pictures is a joy and the written notes are useful for the professional aquatic ecologist."

Leon Metzeling, EPA Victoria - Victorian Naturalist

". . . The text is extremely well written and authoritative, . . . superb photographs. . . The Waterbug book will appeal to a whole spectrum of readers, from keen naturalists, fly fishermen and students, to water-management authorities, environmental consultants and academics."

Noel Tait, Macquarie University - NATURE AUSTRALIA

"Without a doubt, anyone interested in water, bugs, or both should have this book on the shelves"

David Meagher - Trees and Natural Resources

“The authors write with authority and just the right lightness of touch. The color pictures (more than 350) of live creatures are excellent. … A superb example of scientific publishing for a broad readership.”

- The Australian

"Gooderham and Tsyrlin have produced an attractive book that will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in freshwaters, their ecology and life. The superb photographs of invertebrates will delight non-professionals and professionals alike.”

Ulrike Nolte - Wildlife Australia

“… the definitive guide to toad bugs, marsh flies, aquatic caterpillars, moth flies an rat-tailed maggots that will have your ecologist totally enthralled …”

- , Wildlife (WWF)

Farmers involved with environmental monitoring with find The Waterbug Book by John Gooderham and Edward Tsyrlin an invaluable reference.”

v - Australian Landcare

John Gooderham

John Gooderham is a freshwater ecologist who has spent his professional life working with waterbugs as researcher, author, consultant and teacher. John has lectured internationally and has been involved in a number of community education programs in Victoria and Tasmania.

Edward Tsyrlin

Edward Tsyrlin is a freshwater ecologist who has spent his professional life working with waterbugs as researcher, author, consultant and teacher. John has lectured internationally and has been involved in a number of community education programs in Victoria and Tasmania. He works as a professional taxonomist and acts as Waterwatch Coordinator for the Merri Creek Management Committee. His strong interest in macro-photography provided the original motivation for this book.