| ||"This handsome little book briefly presents 80 percent of Australian beetle families. More than 460 photos are of the excellent quality we expect from accomplished photographer Paul Zborowski. Overall this will prove a useful book, particularly for beginners. It should also encourage budding photographers to delve into the macro world in their gardens and local bushland.
Steve K Wilson, Wildlife Australia, Autumn 2011
"This is a masterful introduction to the fascinating world of beetles…"
Denis Crawford, Gardening Australia, Oct 2010
"A Guide to the Beetles of Australia is a very attractive and valuable handbook that adds substantially to the popular treatment of Australia’s colourful and diverse world of beetle life. It will doubtlessly encourage enthusiasm, among children and adults alike, for this beautiful group of invertebrates."
John Wainer, The Victorian Naturalist, June 2011, Vol. 128 (3), pp.119-120
"This guide is brilliant… I believe this guide will enthuse and assist many to take on the beetle challenge as an intrinsic part of their plant conservation activities."
Maria Matthes, Australian Plant Conservation, Vol 19, No 2, September-November 2010
"This beautifully illustrated guide (mostly with magnificent color photographs) would create an enthusiast of even a non-entomologist. A book that will be useful for both amateurs and professionals, be they entomologists, coleopterists, ecologists, conservationists, or general lovers of the great natural beauty and biodiversity of beetles in the land 'Down Under'."
Robert E Woodruff, Insecta Mundi, 2010
"...the combination of text and brilliant macro photography (and some familiar species) provided a thorough and fascinating journey through the Australian Coleoptera. An exquisite reminder of the diversity and importance of one group of Australia’s fauna."
Robin Parsons, TARSUS No. 593, September 2010
"With lots of colour photos and descriptions written in plain English, this guide highlights clearly just how weird Australia’s 20,000 beetle species are."
Simon Webster, Organic Gardener, November/December 2010
"Never has there been an easier decision than to pre-order this book from the CSIRO Publishing web site…the authors have managed to do the almost impossible by daring to combine some of the more technical descriptive elements of entomology with some very readable text and stunning photographs. The text is littered with fascinating insights into the biology of these insects, making it very enjoyable to browse."
Dave Britton, Society for Insect Studies Circular, 145, June 2010
"…a worthy winner of the 2010 Whitley Medal for Australian zoological publishing."
Ian Fraser, Natural History Book Reviews, http://www.botanicalbookshop.com.au/reviews.asp
"…excellent value and deserves wide readership. It could do much to encourage interest in documenting the richness, biology and conservation needs of this vast group so important in understanding Australia’s biodiversity, and displaying its evolution, together with the unique array of endemic lineages present."
Tim R New, Journal of Insect Conservation, 2010
"Paul Zborowski’s photographs are superb and his coverage of species for this book is amazing. The text throughout makes fascinating reading! For those like this reviewer who are disinclined to kill an insect simply to put a name to a photograph the book is an invaluable guide. I thoroughly recommend it."
Densey Clyne, Metamorphosis Australia, July 2010
"At last a compact, affordable and beautifully illustrated beetle book with coloured photos and easily understood descriptions has been published. The coloured photos are so superb of the complete adult beetles posing in their natural habitat, it is like having the live beetle in ones hand…an absolute must have for all scientific biological laboratories and institutions working on any insect research of beetles in Australia."
Elizabeth Jefferys, The Linnean Society of NSW newsletter, Vol 131, May 2010
"All interested in learning more about Australian beetles stand to gain from the concise text and abundant colour illustrations…excellent value and deserves wide readership."
Tim R New, Journal Insect Conservation, 2010
"…another worthy CSIRO guide book for both the professional and naturalist."
Martyn Robinson, Explore, Spring 2010