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Author Jackson, Stephen M. (Stephen Matthew), 1968-

Title Kangaroo : portrait of an extraordinary marsupial / Stephen Jackson and Karl Vernes
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2010


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 MELB  599.222 Jac/Kpo  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  599.222 Jac/Kpo  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
Contents Fangaroo to kangaroo : the evolution oif macropods -- Dreamtime : indigenous peoples and the kangaroo -- Civet-cats, giant rats and jumping raccoons : early European observations -- Suspended animation : kangaroo reproduction -- Boxing kangaroo : macropod behaviour -- Truffles, fruit, leaves and grass : kangaroo diet -- High jumpers : locomotion in the kangaroo -- Kangaroo commodity : hunting a national icon -- Flying kangaroos : ethnotramps and public fascination -- Extinct? : the disappearance of Australia's macropods -- Kangaroo conservation : saving Australia's macropods
Summary This book describes the ecology, history and behavior of the kangaroos, wallabies, and rat kangaroos. It describes their interaction with both the original inhabitants and the European settlers of Australia and addresses the issue of how we can best manage the population of these animals, making the points that some species are heading for extinction due to habitat loss while others have increased in numbers since humans first settled in Australia
Analysis Marsupials & monotremes (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human-animal relationships -- Australia.
Kangaroos -- Ecology.
Kangaroos -- Ecology -- Australia.
Macropodidae -- Australia.
Author Vernes, Karl.
LC no. 2010497621
ISBN 9781741759037 (paperback)