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Author Richardson, K. C. (Kenneth Chadwick), 1947-

Title Australia's amazing kangaroos : their conservation, unique biology and coexistence with humans / Ken Richardson
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  599.222 Ric/Aak  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 234 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents Contents note continued: Case Study 2 The Proserpine Rock Wallaby Recovery Plan: The management of a relict species with a mosaic of problems -- 4.Kangaroos and Humans Today -- National Attitudes to Kangaroos -- Tourism -- Living with Kangaroos -- Culling -- The Commercial Kangaroo Harvest -- The Economics of the Kangaroo Harvest Industry -- The Future for Sustainable Production of Kangaroo Products
Machine generated contents note: 1.Species Characteristics and Biology -- Introduction -- The Taxonomy of Australian Modern day Kangaroos -- The Taxonomy of Kangaroos of New Guinea and Adjacent Islands -- Current Status of Australian Kangaroos -- The Australian Species -- Family Hypsiprymnodontidae -- Family Potoroidae -- Bettongs -- Potoroos -- Family Macropodidae -- Subfamily Sthenurinae -- Subfamily Macropodinae -- 2.Adaptations and Function -- Evolution of the Kangaroo Body Form -- Adaptations for Hopping and Climbing -- Adaptations for a Herbivorous Diet -- Adaptations to Maintain Body Fluids and Temperature -- Adaptations for Reproductive Success -- 3.Conservation -- A Background to Australia's Current Environmental Situation -- Current and Past Environmental Issues Affecting the Well-Being of Kangaroos in Australia -- Conservation of Australia's Kangaroos -- Case Study 1 The Heirisson Prong Peninsula Reintroduction Experiment: Success, calamity and recovery --
Summary Provides an authoritative source of information and insight into the world of this intriguing marsupial
Analysis Australian
Conservation of wildlife
Marsupials & monotremes
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in printed form and various ebook formats
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Kangaroos -- Ecology.
Kangaroos -- Habitat -- Conservation -- Australia.
Kangaroos -- Australia.
Wildlife conservation -- Australia.
Author Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
LC no. 2012494973
ISBN 9780643097391
Other Titles Amazing kangaroos