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Chasing kangaroos : a continent, a scientist, and a search for the world's most extraordinary creature

Author: Tim F Flannery
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. Grove Press ed., 1. American edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Tim F Flannery
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim F Flannery
ISBN: 0802118526 9780802118523
OCLC Number: 263670832
Notes: Originally published: Country : a continent, a scientist & a kangaroo. Melbourne : Text Pub., 2004.
Description: 258 S : Ill. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tim Flannery.

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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.

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