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Life on the Rocks

Written by Stephen D Hopper, AC and illustrated by Philippa Nikulinsky


Back by popular demand, the latest edition of this classic work now comes in a handsome hardcover format.

‘Anyone interested in the natural history of Western Australia will find this fine publication a must for their bookshelf.’ West Australian

‘… a book for anyone with a love of the bush, gardens and art.’ Hobart Mercury

‘… with exquisite illustrations by Philippa Nikulinsky and a lively text by Stephen Hopper, the book is in the tradition of the Age of Exploration’s treasured natural history books.’ Summer Reading Guide

ISBN 9781921361289 (Hardback)
Formats Large Format Illustrated (220 x 230mm) (Hardback)
Categories Gift Ideas
Art & Photography
Gardening & Nature
Pages 192
Publication Year 2008
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Stephen D Hopper, AC

    For nearly thirty years Dr Stephen Hopper, AC has researched and travelled investigating the biology of granite outcrops. Stephen has specialist expertise in eucalyptus, orchids, the kangaroo paw family – Haemodoraceae – conservation genetics, pollination ecology and threatened plants. Read more

  • Philippa nikulinsky

    Philippa Nikulinsky

    Philippa Nikulinsky is the most celebrated of the wildlife artists living in Western Australia. Her particular specialty is recording the phenomenal natural history in this enormous state, a history that provides a famous national heritage that has fascinated experts and artists alike from the time of exploration onwards. Her reputation rests not merely in matters of accuracy, but in the degree of finesse and accomplishment in the design and arrangement of her subjects. Read more