Throwim Way Leg

Throwim Way Leg : Adventures in the Jungles of New Guinea

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New Guinea - after Greenland, the world's largest island - is one of the last remaining frontiers. The topography is so rugged that until the arrival of aircraft tribes in adjacent valleys were often completely isolated. The wildlife is rich and often unique: giant rats, tree-kangaroos, singing dogs, echidnas, sweat bees and birds of paradise. Conditions for research are often appalling and Flannery's health and life are threatened. The mountain peoples of New Guinea, whom Flannery gets to know well, are no longer cannibals, but until a generation ago they would mount raids on other villages, kidnapping the children and eating the adults. Magic and sorcery still play a role in their lives and Flannery observes as Catholic missionaries seek to reform traditional beliefs, and mining companies exploit the huge gold and copper resources of the island.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 294g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp colour photographs
  • 0753807416
  • 9780753807415

About Timothy Flannery

Tim Flannery was born in Melbourne in 1956. He lives in Sydney, where he is Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum. In 1998 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University.show more

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