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Mammals of New Guinea

Mammals of New Guinea

by Tim F. Flannery
     
 

Stepping into the New Guinea rainforest is like entering a time machine, according to Tim Flannery. There, animals unknown anywhere else except as fossils continue to flourish within scarcely disturbed ecological communities. In this beautifully illustrated guide, Flannery presents the most complete information available about the natural history and systematics of

Overview

Stepping into the New Guinea rainforest is like entering a time machine, according to Tim Flannery. There, animals unknown anywhere else except as fossils continue to flourish within scarcely disturbed ecological communities. In this beautifully illustrated guide, Flannery presents the most complete information available about the natural history and systematics of New Guinea's unique mammals. For this revised edition, the author has expanded and completely revised his acclaimed handbook on the natural history and systematics of New Guinea's unique mammals.

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This update of the 1990 edition from Robert Brown & Associates, Queensland, Australia, is a much-expanded compendium and includes a number of newly-discovered species. It begins with a 50-page introduction to New Guinea's geology, zoogeography, climate, and vegetation; the rest is devoted to species accounts, accompanied by 240 superb color photographs, 210 habitat maps, and 50 pages of skeleton photos. Introduced and extinct species are also dealt with in some detail and all published fossil and subfossil occurrences of mammals are discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801431494
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Series:
2/9/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 10.45(h) x 1.45(d)

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