Koala: Origins of an Icon

Koala: Origins of an Icon

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by Stephen Jackson
     
 

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A detailed and fascinating examination of the history and unique ecology of an animal that is adored for its large fluffy ears, spoon-shaped nose, and bright button eyes This fascinating story of the koala explores the ecology, behavior, and history of an extraordinary animal, as well as ongoing threats to its existence such as disease and habitat loss, and the… See more details below

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A detailed and fascinating examination of the history and unique ecology of an animal that is adored for its large fluffy ears, spoon-shaped nose, and bright button eyes This fascinating story of the koala explores the ecology, behavior, and history of an extraordinary animal, as well as ongoing threats to its existence such as disease and habitat loss, and the controversial debate about how to best manage the populations of Australia's favorite marsupial. Tracing its origins from a peaceful relationship with Aborigines to Europeans valuing only its fur to its rightful place as an Australian icon, this investigation shows the resilient and adaptive nature of the koala—described by many as a triumph of evolution. Today its homeland is compromised and the creature is endangered, and this remarkable recollection of its life stands as a testament to its necessary survival.

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"With 22 black and white photos and over fifty illustrations and line drawings, Koala: Origins of an Icon is a valuable book any naturalist or animal lover will want to add to his or her library."—BookLoons.com

(Author Stephen Jackson) "has written what may well be the definitive guide on the koala . . . [it] is a valuable book any naturalist or animal lover will want to add to his or her library."  —Aptos Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781742690629
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
338
File size:
4 MB

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