Australia's inland waters are inhabited by an interesting and unique fauna little known even to biologists. The eleven essays in this book are authoritative studies on various aspects of this fauna and its environment. The book surveys, first, the inland waters, their main climatic and topo graphic influences and chemical characteristics, and their classification. Then follow studies on the crustaceans, molluscs, amphibians, and fishes that inhabit the waters. The concluding section deals with some of the effects wrought by European man on both the animals and their environment. It is a book that will appeal to research workers and teachers; to students; to naturalists, conservationists, and anglers; to all with broad interests in the living world that surrounds them.