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Of marsupials and men, Alistair Paton

Label
Of marsupials and men
Title
Of marsupials and men
Statement of responsibility
Alistair Paton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Of Marsupials and Men recounts the fascinating and often hilarious history of the men and women who dedicated their lives to understanding Australia's native animals. To the first European colonists, Australian wildlife was bewildering. Marsupials and gum trees seemed strange and hostile; rabbits, sheep and oak trees were familiar and safe. A bustling animal trade soon developed in both directions- foxes, starlings and other reminders of 'home' were unleashed on the Australian landscape, while countless Australian animals found themselves in Europe as stuffed specimens or living curiosities in zoos and private collections. Into this picture stepped a remarkable band of enthusiastic amateurs who were determined to get to know the fauna of the new colony. Equal parts inspiring and outlandish, over the next 150 years they would advance scientific understanding and transform public attitudes to Australian wildlife. From the 'snake men' who fearlessly thrust their arms into hollow logs just to see what might happen, to the top-secret plan to smuggle a platypus to Winston Churchill at the height of World War II, these are their stories
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11075487
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paton, Alistair
Dewey number
591.994
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marsupials
  • Animals
  • Animal rights
  • Zoology
Target audience
adult
Label
Of marsupials and men, Alistair Paton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Doing nature's good work -- Animals for sale -- Birds on the brain -- The snake men -- One of nature's nervous mistakes -- Tasmanians -- Marsupials in the media -- Epilogue: Not the end
Control code
000071466218
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781760643645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1311284823
Label
Of marsupials and men, Alistair Paton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Doing nature's good work -- Animals for sale -- Birds on the brain -- The snake men -- One of nature's nervous mistakes -- Tasmanians -- Marsupials in the media -- Epilogue: Not the end
Control code
000071466218
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781760643645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1311284823

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