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Chasing Kangaroos

A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Creature

by Tim Flannery

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The internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers crafts a love letter to his native land and one of its most unique inhabitants: the kangaroo.

Drawing on three decades of travel, research, and field work, Tim Flannery shows us how the destiny of the extraordinary kangaroo 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—and further proof of Flannery's "offhand interdisciplinary brilliance" (Entertainment Weekly).

"Absorbing, funny, and wonderfully learned." —Bill Bryson, New York Times–bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods

Publication Details

Publisher:
Grove Atlantic
Imprint:
Grove Press
Publication Date:
2008

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Tim Flannery (Author)

Tim Flannery is one of the most celebrated scientists of our time. His landmark bestseller The Weather Makers, which sold one hundred-fifty thousand copies in America and was translated into twenty-four languages internationally, was embraced by r...

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