Wendy Cooper is the author of two previous titles specialising in fruits of the Australian rainforest. She received a Cassowary Award from The Wet Tropics Management Authority in recognition of her second book, Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest. As a Research Associate at the Australian Tropical Herbarium she is involved in taxonomic studies of selected rainforest genera.William T Cooper AO is Australia's leading natural history artist. In 1990 he was awarded the Philadelphia Academy of Science (USA) Gold Medal, and in 1994 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contribution to art and to ornithology. A collection of his original paintings is owned by the National Library of Australia and many others are in private collections around the world.
"Budding botanists (pun intended) will find this gorgeously illustrated handbook invaluable for tropical trips."--Wild