Among The Islands. Adventures In The Pacific

Flannery Tim

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Publisher Place: Melbourne
Publisher Year: 2011
Edition: First Edition

Description: 246 pages. Ex-Library. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: 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. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia - Woodlark, in the Trobriands Group - that young scientist found himself ghost-whispering, snake wrestling, Quadoi hunting and plunged waist-deep into a sludge of maggot-infested faeces in search of a small bat that turned out not to be earth-shatteringly interesting. 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 through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on earth.

ISBN: 9781921758751

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