Among the Islands

Among the Islands

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Melbourne : Text Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9781443413589
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jun 14, 2017

As entertaining as he is prolific, Tim Flannery travels to the islands north of Australia. He travels there in pursuit of endangered creatures, creatures teetering, perhaps on the edge of extinction. Not only bats and rats, but also the people of these island come under his microscope. An interesting book indeed, especially for those with an interest in anthropology or biology.

ChristchurchLib Feb 13, 2013

February 2012 Armchair Travel newsletter

Jan 22, 2013

Easy read about a biologist's journeys on remote islands in the South Pacific. Enjoyable and sad. Sad about the many species going extinct due to human impacts. His stories illustrate the impact over a short period of time...over 20 years...a species is gone.

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