Steve Parrish - book author
Steve Parrish is the author of books: Parrish Times: My Life as a Racer, Barry: The Story Of Motorcycling Legend, Barry Sheene, Handbook of Australian Wildlife: A Concise Guide, Kangaroos & their relatives, a wild Australia guide, Tasmanian Devil, Amazing Facts About Australian Frogs and Reptiles (Discover and Learn About Australia, Volume 4)
In the 1970s Steve was competing for the world motorcycle championship with legendary team mate Barry Sheene on a Suzuki. After retiring in 1986, Steve managed a successful Yamaha factory team to three British Superbike Championship titles and started a truck-racing career, becoming the most successful truck racer ever. He also proved to be a natural commentator, first for BBC radio, then transferring to television with Sky, ITV and Eurosport.
Against this backdrop are Steve's notorious pranks: posing as a medical doctor to allow John Hopkins to fly from Japan to the Australian GP; impersonating Barry Sheene in a qualifying session; owning a fire engine, a hearse, and an ambulance - parking it on double yellow lines with the doors open in visits to his local bank.
It's a funny, hell-raising account of life - and death - in the fast lane that will keep readers enthralled to the end. Barry Sheene's final words to his best friend sum it up: 'Neither of us will die wondering.'
The "Steve Parish Handbook of Australian Wildlife" includes:
-Introductions to animals groups
-More than 280 species identified with stunning photographs
-Common names, scientific names and meanings
-Physical descriptions, habits, status and habitats
-Index and glossary
-Distribution, food, habitat pictograms
-Tips for watching wildlife and recording observations
This invaluable field resource is a great reference point for budding naturalists. Providing easy-to-read information, superb photographs, diagrams, maps and symbols to highlight all of Australia's key wildlife in one handy guide book.