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Crocodile : evolution's greatest survivor

Author: Lynne Kelly
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The crocodilian is an ancient animal whose ancestors have roamed the eartch since the time of the dinosaurs. While continents drifted, ice ages thawed and once-prolific species became extinct, the crocodilian survived it all. However, many breeds of this seemingly indescructible species are now facing extinction because of human activity, intrusion into their habitats and retaliation for the threat they pose to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Kelly
ISBN: 9781741144987 1741144981
OCLC Number: 123416997
Description: xv, 272 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1. Encountering the crocodile --
2. Around the world, in life and legend --
3. The crocodilian, in form and function --
4. Studying the crocodilian --
5. In search of the ancient --
6. Hunting the crocodile --
7. Crocodile attacks --
8. Farming crocodiles --
9. Showing them off --
10. Crocodiles in popular culture --
Appendix 1 : List of species and their classification --
Appendix 2 : Saltwater crocodile report by John Edward Gray to the British Museum --
Notes and sources --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Lynne Kelly.

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An historical/social/scientific book on the crocodile along the lines of Platypus and Thylacine.  Read more...

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"Superbly readable and exceptionally well-researched." --"Choice" "Equivalent to a thorough nature documentary. . . . Readers will come away knowing quite a bit about the crocodile." --"Library Read more...

 
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