Chasing kangaroos: a continent, a scientist, and a search for the world's most extraordinary creature

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In his most personal book yet, Tim Flannery, the internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers, draws on three decades of travel, research, and field work to craft a love letter to his native land and one of its most unique and beloved inhabitants: the kangaroo. Crisscrossing the continent, Flannery shows us how the destiny of this extraordinary creature is inseparable from the environment that created it. Along the way he uses encounters with ancient aboriginal cultures and eccentric fossil hunters, farmers and scientists, kangaroo advocates and kangaroo hunters, to explore how Australia's deserts and rain forests have shaped human responses to the continent--and how kangaroos have evolved to handle the resulting challenges. Ultimately, Chasing Kangaroos is a captivating blend of memoir, travel, natural history, and evolutionary science.
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subject_facet Australia -- Description and travel, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Electronic books, Extinct animals -- Australia, Extinction (Biology) -- Australia, Flannery, Tim F. -- (Tim Fridtjof), -- 1956-, Human ecology -- Australia, Kangaroos -- Evolution, Macropodidae -- Australia, Natural history -- Australia, Science / Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
title_display Chasing kangaroos : a continent, a scientist, and a search for the world's most extraordinary creature
title_full Chasing kangaroos : a continent, a scientist, and a search for the world's most extraordinary creature / Tim Flannery, Chasing kangaroos : a continent, a scientist, and a search for the world's most extraordinary creature [electronic resource] / Tim Flannery
title_short Chasing kangaroos :
title_sub a continent, a scientist, and a search for the world's most extraordinary creature
topic_facet Description and travel, Electronic books, Evolution, Extinct animals, Extinction (Biology), Flannery, Tim F, Human ecology, Kangaroos, Macropodidae, Natural history