May 2020 Non-Fiction Lead Titles

Coastal Plants: A Guide to the Identification and Restoration of Plants of the Greater Perth Coast Kingsley Dixon

Paperback | May 2020 | CSIRO Publishing | 9781486311378 | 356pp | 215x148mm | GEN | AUD$44.99, NZD$54.99

The greater Perth coast is a biodiverse and ecologically vulnerable region, with its unique native plant species threatened by clearing, invasive species, fire and climate change. This second edition of Coastal Plants has been updated and expanded to provide a definitive guide to 128 of the most common plants of the Perth coastal region. 

It includes the key species used in coastal restoration, along with important weeds. The description of each species is accompanied by a distribution map and diagnostic photographs of the whole plant, flowers, seeds and fruits. The book also contains introductory chapters on the biology and ecology of the coastal plants, their biogeography, and practical approaches to the restoration of coastal dune vegetation.