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Chasing kangaroos

a continent, a scientist, and a search for the worlds most extraordinary creature

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      • Originally published: Country : a continent, a scientist & a kangaroo. Melbourne : Text Pub., 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-255) and index.

        StatementGrove Press
        PublishersGrove Press
        LC Classifications2007
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 62 p. :
        Number of Pages50
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        ISBN 100802118526
        Map -- Introduction : Vanished country -- -- 1. A failed circumnavigation -- -- 2. Captain Cooks kangaroo -- -- 3. Quokkas, Euros and stinkers -- -- 4. The last of the frontier -- -- 5. Ofnailtails and nailed tyres -- -- 6. Kangaroo essence -- -- 7. Dead-end in the Inland Sea -- -- 8. The mystery of hopping -- -- 9. The brightest place on Earth -- -- 10. The oldest kangaroo -- -- 11. Skeletons in the dead centre -- -- 12. Where the great roos came from -- -- 13. The age of kangaroos -- -- 14. Advancing with feet or stomach? -- -- 15. Grass for the kangaroos -- -- 16. Not formed for such work -- -- 17. Land of giants -- -- 18. Is the answer 46? -- -- 19. World conquest -- -- 20. A dingo-driven revolution -- -- 21. The age of mammals in Australia -- -- 22. The Groote Eylandt -- -- 23. The true experts -- -- 24. Symbols of the New Land -- -- 25. Oolacunta! -- -- 26. Re-making country -- Postscript -- Family tree -- Acknowledgments -- General bibliography -- Index.

        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 Australias 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. File Size: 10MB.

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It was relaxing and the sun was shining, so it was even kind of warm!

Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Creature: Flannery, Tim: 9780802143716: Books

However, even without a strong narrative to propel me through I still read this quickly and enjoyed learning lots of really interesting things about kangaroos and all of their many kin within Chasing kangaroos animal kingdom. Unless you've got a mind for scientific names and Australian words sometimes you just need to go with the flow because there are a lot of both.

And what have you learned in studying them? We spent all morning skiing some of the harder runs that we didn't get to in the first 2 days.

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I enjoyed reading about the outback, and the colorful characters who inhabit it, both human and animal. But now the long summer vacation was looming, and I was growing increasingly indignant at the fact that even though I was native born I had never met an Aborigine nor seen the desert.

It combines an extensive natural history of Australia's kangaroos and other marsupials with a memoir of the author's work in trying to piece together a picture Chasing kangaroos their evolution, and ends with a synopsis of the ecological changes that have occurred since the arrival of the European settlers and the devastating impact it has had on the biodiversity of this unique ecosystem. of Environmental and Life Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, explores a parallel path: an Chasing kangaroos of the ecological history, current conditions, and likely prospects of the continent "down under.

Then his research expands the view, taking these landscapes back through time, to the inland seashores where early mammal fossils are commonly encrusted in whitish layers of crocodile dung.

Part Australian travelogue, part Chasing kangaroos expedition, this is more of a tale about ancient kangaroos, rather than modern-day ones. CURWOOD: Now Lisa, these guys are hard to see, let alone monitor or track.