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Author Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956-

Title Chasing kangaroos : a continent, a scientist, and a search for the world's most extraordinary creature / Tim Flannery.

Imprint New York : Grove Press, [2007].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    599.222 FLA    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 258 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Note Originally published: Country : a continent, a scientist & a kangaroo. Melbourne : Text Pub., 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-255) and index.
Summary Conservationist Flannery draws on three decades of travel, research, and field work to craft a love letter to his native land and one of its most unique and beloved inhabitants: the kangaroo. Crisscrossing the continent, Flannery shows us how the destiny of this extraordinary creature is inseparable from the environment that created it. Along the way he uses encounters with ancient aboriginal cultures and eccentric fossil hunters, farmers and scientists, kangaroo advocates and kangaroo hunters, to explore how Australia's deserts and rainforests have shaped human responses to the continent--and how kangaroos have evolved to handle the resulting challenges. A synthesis of memoir, travel, natural history, and evolutionary science.--From publisher description.
Subject Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956-
Kangaroos -- Evolution.
Macropodidae -- Australia.
Extinct animals -- Australia.
Extinction (Biology) -- Australia.
Natural history -- Australia.
Human ecology -- Australia.
Australia -- Description and travel.
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ISBN 0802118526

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