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Among the islands

Author: Tim F Flannery
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [Berkeley, California] : Distributed by Publishers Group West. [2012] ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-five years ago, a young curator of mammals from the Australian Museum in Sydney set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by local customs; and historic scientific expeditions, Tim Flannery takes us on an enthralling journey.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tim F Flannery; Tim F Flannery
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim F Flannery
ISBN: 9780802120403 0802120407
OCLC Number: 814230235
Notes: "First published in Australia in 2011 by The Text Publishing Company"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index.
Description: 246 pages, 8 pages of plates : col. illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. In the realm of the Sunbird. Woodlark, the wandering isle ; Arrival of the Snake Man ; Alcester, the lonely isle ; Goodenough not near enough ; Island of lepers --
pt. 2. Bismarck's Isles. Manus ; New Ireland, and travelling in time --
pt. 3. The Solomon Islands. Guadalcanal : emperor, king, and Little Pig ; Probing towards the summit ; Makira's mysterious rat ; Malaita ; The face never seen ; Poncelet's giant and the last great forest --
pt. 4. Fiji and New Caledonia. Bats at the limit ; Fiji's garden Isle ; Nouvelle Calédonie ; The mystery of Mont Panié.
Other Titles: Adventures in the Pacific.
Responsibility: Tim Flannery.

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Twenty-five years ago, a young curator of mammals from the Australian Museum in Sydney set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by local customs; and historic scientific expeditions, Tim Flannery takes us on an enthralling journey.

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In [Flannery s] chest beats the wayfaring heart of a discoverer, and in this book, which details his colorful adventures among the flora and fauna of the South Pacific Islands, he reminds us that Read more...

 
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