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Author Jackson, Stephen (Stephen M.).

Title Kangaroo : portrait of an extraordinary marsupial / Stephen Jackson and Karl Vernes.

Publication Info. Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    599.222 JAC    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiv, 338 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-332) and index.
Contents Fangaroo to kangaroo : the evolution oif macropods -- Dreamtime : indigenous peoples and the kangaroo -- Civet-cats, giant rats and jumping raccoons : early European observations -- Suspended animation : kangaroo reproduction -- Boxing kangaroo : macropod behaviour -- Truffles, fruit, leaves and grass : kangaroo diet -- High jumpers : locomotion in the kangaroo -- Kangaroo commodity : hunting a national icon -- Flying kangaroos : ethnotramps and public fascination -- Extinct? : the disappearance of Australia's macropods -- Kangaroo conservation : saving Australia's macropods.
Summary This book describes the ecology, history and behavior of the kangaroos, wallabies, and rat kangaroos. It describes their interaction with both the original inhabitants and the European settlers of Australia and addresses the issue of how we can best manage the population of these animals, making the points that some species are heading for extinction due to habitat loss while others have increased in numbers since humans first settled in Australia.
Subject Kangaroos.
Kangaroos -- Ecology -- Australia.
Human-animal relationships -- Australia.
Added Author Vernes, Karl.
ISBN 9781741759037 (pbk.)
174175903X (pbk.)

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