Among the Islands
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Among the Islands : Adventures in the Pacific

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Description

Twenty-five years ago, a young curator of mammals from the Australian Museum in Sydney set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia - Woodlark, in the Trobriands Group - that young scientist found himself ghost-whispering, snake wrestling, Quadoi hunting and plunged waist-deep into a sludge of maggot-infested faeces in search of a small bat that turned out not to be earth-shatteringly interesting. With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by local customs; and historic scientific expeditions, Tim Flannery takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on earth. Among the Islands is the third book in a loose trilogy of Flannery's adventures, following on from Throwim Way Leg and Country.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 20mm | 260g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • col. Illustrations, map
  • 1921758759
  • 9781921758751
  • 527,257

About Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is a writer, scientist and explorer. He has written many award-winning books including The Future Eaters, Throwim Way Leg and Country. In 2005 The Weather Makers was published and became an international bestseller.show more