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The Resource Among the Islands

Among the Islands

Label
Among the Islands
Title
Among the Islands
Statement of responsibility
Tim Flannery
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fabulous account of hunting, trapping and recording mammal species in the Pacific Islands. Twenty-five years ago, a zoologist from the Australian Museum in Sydney set off to research the mammals 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 plunging waist-deep into a sludge of maggot-infested faeces in search of a small bat that turned out not to be earth-shatteringly interesting. Now one of Australia's greatest scientists, Tim Flannery looks back on his ground-breaking fieldwork. With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating animal species new to science, and stories of historic expeditions and colourful local customs, he takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on Earth. 'A rollicking adventure story...surprisingly funny.' Bookseller & Publisher 'Think Indiana Jones crossed with Charles Darwin.' Financial Times
Summary
Twenty-five years ago, young Australian museum curator Tim Flannery set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. He shares his accounts of discovering, naming, and sometimes eating new mammal species, being thwarted or aided by local customs, and undertaking historic scientific expeditions.
Writing style
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10036685
Cataloging source
ANL
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1956-
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Flannery, Tim
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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adventures in the Pacific
Label
Among the Islands
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:e8117ea9-f86b-4f46-8dda-bb590db8eed2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921921063
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Among the Islands
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e8117ea9-f86b-4f46-8dda-bb590db8eed2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921921063
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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