The Koala: A Natural History

The Koala: A Natural History

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History and current knowledge about the Koala.

The Koala: A Natural History

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Koalas are quintessential Australian animals, the stuff of legends and featuring in many Aboriginal stories as 'Kurburu'. Following the arrival of Europeans on our shores, the fantasy continued and the origins and history of the animal evoked fierce and sometimes acrimonious debate. Much has been written about koalas, from illustrated children's books to learned scientific treatises, and much has been misleading. This book sets out to dispel the misconceptions of centuries, and to present what is known and probable about the koala in a clear and objective manner.

The authors are both highly regarded experts in koala research and have not only studied the earliest fossil remains from central Australia, but have also researched the present living colonies. From this they have been able to draw conclusions about changes that have occurred and a clear picture emerges, based on the latest scientific discoveries, about the koala's feeding habits, social behaviour, and migratory and general biological patterns. Conservation and future management problems are also discussed.

Soft cover, 102pgs, superb illustrations by Anthony Lee and Simon Ward, bibliography, index. Near new. .

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Short Description History and current knowledge about the Koala.
Weight (g) 243.0000
Author Anthony Lee & Roger Martin
Publisher NSW University Press
Date Published 1988
ISBN 0868403547
Size 240mm x 174mm

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