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The Resource The dingo debate : origins, behaviour and conservation, editor, Bradley Smith ; with contributions by Rob Appleby, Chris Johnson, Damian Morrant, Peter Savolainen and Lyn Watson

The dingo debate : origins, behaviour and conservation, editor, Bradley Smith ; with contributions by Rob Appleby, Chris Johnson, Damian Morrant, Peter Savolainen and Lyn Watson

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The dingo debate : origins, behaviour and conservation
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The dingo debate
Title remainder
origins, behaviour and conservation
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editor, Bradley Smith ; with contributions by Rob Appleby, Chris Johnson, Damian Morrant, Peter Savolainen and Lyn Watson
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eng
Summary
The Dingo Debate explores the intriguing and relatively unknown story of Australia's most controversial animal - the dingo. Throughout its existence, the dingo has been shaped by its interactions with human societies. With this as a central theme, the book traces the story of the dingo from its beginnings as a semi-domesticated wild dog in South-east Asia, to its current status as a wild Australian native animal under threat of extinction. It describes how dingoes made their way to Australia, their subsequent relationship with Indigenous Australians, their successful adaption to the Australian landscape and their constant battle against the agricultural industry. During these events, the dingo has demonstrated an unparalleled intelligence and adaptable nature seen in few species. The book concludes with a discussion of what the future of the dingo in Australia might look like, what we can learn from our past relationship with dingoes and how this can help to allow a peaceful co-existence. The Dingo Debate reveals the real dingo beneath the popular stereotypes, providing an account of the dingo's behaviour, ecology, impacts and management according to scientific and scholarly evidence rather than hearsay. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in Australian natural history, wild canids, and the relationship between humans and carnivores
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Contributors discuss the Australian dingo, covering its biology, status in the wild, interaction with humans, and cultural history. Topics explored include the origin and ancestry of the dingo, dingo-human conflict, dingo intelligence, and the personality, behaviour and suitability of dingoes as companion animals. The book includes case histories and personal stories from the field along with many color and black and white photographs. The final chapter discusses the future of the dingo in the wild, conservation issues, and the dingo's relationship with ranchers, farmers, vacationers, and first people. Distributed in the US by Stylus Publishing. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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Also available via the World Wide Web.
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ANL
Dewey number
599.772
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federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • photographs
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Smith, Bradley Philip
  • Morrant, Damian
  • Savolainen, Peter
  • Watson, Lyn
  • Appleby, Rob
  • Johnson, Chris
  • CSIRO
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  • Dingo
  • Dingo
  • Dingo
  • Dingo
  • Dingo
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Dingoes as pets
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adult
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origins, behaviour and conservation
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The dingo debate : origins, behaviour and conservation, editor, Bradley Smith ; with contributions by Rob Appleby, Chris Johnson, Damian Morrant, Peter Savolainen and Lyn Watson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
1 Characteristics of the Australian dingo (Canis dingo Meyer, 1793) -- 2 Biology and behaviour of the dingo -- 3 The origin and ancestry of the dingo -- 4 The role of dingoes in Indigenous Australian lifestyle, culture, and spirituality -- 5 Dingo-human conflict: Attacks on livestock -- 6 Dingo-human conflict: Attacks on humans -- 7 Chasing the yellow dog's tail: The science of studying dingoes -- 8 An ecological view of the dingo -- 9 Dingo intelligence: A dingo?s brain is sharper than its teeth -- 10 The personality, behaviour and suitability of dingoes as companion animals -- 11 The role of private sanctuaries in dingo conservation and the management of dingoes in captivity -- 12 Forging a new future for the Australian dingo
Control code
000054215887
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781486300297
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, photographs (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)903486695
Label
The dingo debate : origins, behaviour and conservation, editor, Bradley Smith ; with contributions by Rob Appleby, Chris Johnson, Damian Morrant, Peter Savolainen and Lyn Watson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
cartographic image
Contents
1 Characteristics of the Australian dingo (Canis dingo Meyer, 1793) -- 2 Biology and behaviour of the dingo -- 3 The origin and ancestry of the dingo -- 4 The role of dingoes in Indigenous Australian lifestyle, culture, and spirituality -- 5 Dingo-human conflict: Attacks on livestock -- 6 Dingo-human conflict: Attacks on humans -- 7 Chasing the yellow dog's tail: The science of studying dingoes -- 8 An ecological view of the dingo -- 9 Dingo intelligence: A dingo?s brain is sharper than its teeth -- 10 The personality, behaviour and suitability of dingoes as companion animals -- 11 The role of private sanctuaries in dingo conservation and the management of dingoes in captivity -- 12 Forging a new future for the Australian dingo
Control code
000054215887
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781486300297
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, photographs (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)903486695

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