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Riassunto: To many people, the suggestion that a kangaroo could live up a tree is fantasy. Yet, in the rainforests of Far North Queensland and New Guinea, there are extraordinary kangaroos that do just that. Many aspects of these marsupials' anatomy and biology suggest a terrestrial kangaroo ancestor. Yet no one has, so far, come forward with a convincing explanation of how, why and when mammals that was so superbly adapted for life on the ground should end up back in the trees.
This book reviews the natural history and biology of tree-kangaroos from the time of their first discovery by Europeans in the jungles of West Papua in 1826 right up to the present day, covering the latest research being conducted in Australian and New Guinea. Combining information from a number of disparate disciplines, the author sets forth the first explanation of this apparent evolutionary conundrum.
* Provides a fascinating and readable account of an unusual evolutionary conundrum
* Written by a field biologist with more than a decade’s experience working with tree-kangaroos
About the Author: Roger Martin has had an enduring interest in the natural history, conservation and management of Australia’s forest mammals for more than 30 years. Described by Tim Flannery as ‘one of the most experienced field zoologists that I know’, he has published numerous scientific papers, written popular articles and lectured in wildlife courses to tertiary students. Since the late 1980s, he has studied Australia’s rarest tree-kangaroo, Bennett’s Tree-kangaroo, in the monsoon forests of Far North Queensland.
Titolo: Tree-Kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea (...
Casa editrice: CSIRO Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro CSIRO, Melbourne, 2005. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Simpson, Sue. (illustratore). First Paperback. v, 158pp, index, bibliography, appendix, maps, bw & col ills. Or pictorial card covers. Near new. The natural history and biology of tree-kangaroos from discovery to the present, covering the latest research. Size: Small 4to. Codice libro della libreria 032752
Descrizione libro Collingwood: CSIRO, 2005., 2005. Octavo, paperback,158 pp.,black and white photographs, colour illustrations, maps. This book reviews the natural history and biology of tree-kangaroos from the time of their first discovery by Europeans in the jungles of West Papua in 1846 to the present day, covering the latest research being conducted in Australia and New Guinea. Australian Natural History Series. Codice libro della libreria 21176
Descrizione libro Csiro, Collingwood, Vic, 2005. Soft cover. Condizione libro: As New. 1st Edition. vii+158pp., Pictorial full colour photographic card covers, inscribed & signed by Sue & Roger to half title-page "Dear Jos, love from Mum, Sue Simpson and Best wishes Roger Martin", b/w illust. title-page, preface by Roger, col. & b/w plts. & illust., diags., maps, tables, appends., ref., index. This book reviews the natural history and biology of tree-kangaroos from the time of their first discovery by Europeans in the jungles of West Papua in 1826 right up to present day, covering the latest research in Australia and New Guinea. Size: Large Octavo. Book. Codice libro della libreria 002382