Kangaroo : a Portrait of an Extraordinary Marsupial. (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Kangaroo : a Portrait of an Extraordinary Marsupial.

Kangaroo : a Portrait of an Extraordinary Marsupial.

Author: Stephen Jackson; Karl Vernes
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is in the same genre as Platypus and Koala . These are wonderful books about Australia's unique animals written for the general public. Social, anecdotal and historical with a very respectable scientific base. This is a logical and dare I say overdue addition to this group of books.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Stephen.
Kangaroo : A Portrait of an Extraordinary Marsupial.
Sydney : Allen & Unwin, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Jackson; Karl Vernes
ISBN: 1742691080 9781742691084
OCLC Number: 662258443
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages)
Contents: About the authors; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Fangaroo to Kangaroo: The Evolution of Macropods; 2 Dreamtime: Indigenous Peoples and the Kangaroo; 3 Civet-Cats, Giant Rats and Jumping Raccoons: Early European Observations; 4 Suspended Animation: Kangaroo Reproduction; 5 Boxing Kangaroo: Macropod Behaviour; 6 Truffles, Fruit, Leaves and Grass: Kangaroo Diet; 7 High Jumpers: Locomotion in the Kangaroo; 8 Kangaroo Commodity: Hunting a National Icon; 9 Flying Kangaroos: Ethnotramps and Public Fascination. 10 Extinct?: The Disappearance of Australia's Macropods11 Kangaroo Conservation: Saving Australia's Macropods; Conclusion; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Endnotes; Citations for Illustrations and Tables; Index.


The kangaroo is a unique symbol of Australia. This is the remarkable story of our most famous marsupial, from its ancient origins and prehistoric significance to current-day management and  Read more...


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