Mangroves are a common coastal habitat occupying more than 18% of the Australian coastline. Only one species in endemic, making the book useful in the wider Australasian subregion to include Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, western Pacific islands as well as Australia. This book shows the diversity and special attributes of plants and animals that live there, plus the many benefits and services they provide. It is designed to be practical and easily portable with over 500 colour photographs, supplemented with clearly illustrated keys including the ‘wheel’, an innovative water-proof field key. There are also detailed botanical descriptions, distribution maps, and flowering/fruiting charts.