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Tree-kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea

Tree-kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea
A Book

by Roger Martin

  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release : 2005-07-04
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0643099751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To many people, the suggestion that a kangaroo could live up a tree is fantasy. Yet, in the rainforests of Far North Queensland and New Guinea, there are extraordinary kangaroos that do just that. Many aspects of these marsupials' anatomy and biology suggest a terrestrial kangaroo ancestor. Yet no one has, so far, come forward with a convincing explanation of how, why and when mammals that was so superbly adapted for life on the ground should end up back in the trees. This book reviews the natural history and biology of tree-kangaroos from the time of their first discovery by Europeans in the jungles of West Papua in 1826 right up to the present day, covering the latest research being conducted in Australian and New Guinea. Combining information from a number of disparate disciplines, the author sets forth the first explanation of this apparent evolutionary conundrum.

Tree-kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea

Tree-kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea
A Book

by Roger William Martin

  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 064309072X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To many people, the suggestion that a kangaroo could live up a tree is fantasy. Yet, in the rainforests of Far North Queensland and New Guinea, there are extraordinary kangaroos that do just that. Many aspects of these marsupials' anatomy and biology suggest a terrestrial kangaroo ancestor. Yet no one has, so far, come forward with a convincing explanation of how, why and when mammals that was so superbly adapted for life on the ground should end up back in the trees. This book reviews the natural history and biology of tree-kangaroos from the time of their first discovery by Europeans in the jungles of West Papua in 1826 right up to the present day, covering the latest research being conducted in Australian and New Guinea. Combining information from a number of disparate disciplines, the author sets forth the first explanation of this apparent evolutionary conundrum. Features * Provides a fascinating and readable account of an unusual evolutionary conundrum * Written by a field biologist with more than a decade's experience working with tree-kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos
Science and Conservation

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2020-11-26
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : 0128146761
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tree Kangaroos: Science and Conservation, a volume in the Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes series, provides an overview of tree kangaroo species and their relationship with humans. This exciting, interdisciplinary work on tree kangaroo science and conservation is divided into six major sections: (1) tree kangaroo evolution, genetics, taxonomy, ecology, behavior, and conservation status; (2) current and emerging threats to the species; (3) conservation programs in Australia and New Guinea with an emphasis on the human aspect of conservation; (4) the role of zoos in conservation solutions; (5) techniques and technologies to study this elusive marsupial; and (6) what is needed to keep tree kangaroos and their landscapes healthy in the future. The series on Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes includes titles focused on specific species or taxa across disciplinary boundaries and spatial scales—from genes to landscapes. Volumes are edited and written by prominent scholars and practitioners to illuminate and advance biodiversity science and conservation. Includes coverage of all known tree kangaroo species Features contributions edited and written by the world’s leading researchers and practitioners focusing on these scientifically mysterious marsupials Provides accessible scientific and general information to a wide audience including students, academics, researchers, conservation professionals, policy makers, business leaders, zoo professionals, health professionals, and people interested in community-based conservation Presents the current knowledge of tree kangaroos, helping to lay the foundations and best practices for future conservation and research in Australia and New Guinea

Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos
A Book

by Willow Clark

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2012-01-15
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 1448861896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses the habitat, physical characteristics, food habits, and mating habits of the tree kangaroo.

Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos
A Book

by Chuck Miller

  • Publisher : Heinemann-Raintree Library
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780739855324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduces the only tree-dwelling kangaroos, explores their rain forest habitats, and explains why they are endangered and what we can do to protect them.

Australia's Amazing Kangaroos

Australia's Amazing Kangaroos
Their Conservation, Unique Biology and Coexistence with Humans

by Ken Richardson

  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release : 2012-07-18
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0643107150
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides an authoritative source of information on kangaroos and their relatives. Topics include: species characteristics and biology, adaptations and function, and conservation. The book also discusses culling and the commercial kangaroo harvest, as well as national attitudes to kangaroos and their value for tourism. There are 71 recognised species of kangaroo found in Australasia. Of these, 46 are endemic to Australia, 21 are endemic to the island of New Guinea, and four species are found in both regions. The various species have a number of common names, including bettong, kangaroo, pademelon, potoroo, quokka, rat kangaroo, rock wallaby, tree kangaroo, wallaby and wallaroo. Illustrated in full colour, Australia’s Amazing Kangaroos will give readers insight into the world of this intriguing marsupial – an animal that has pride of place on the Australian Coat of Arms.

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice
A Book

by Mark A. Mitchell,Thomas N. Tully

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN : 1416001190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets. Coverage includes common health and nutritional issues, as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotic animals.

Chasing Kangaroos

Chasing Kangaroos
A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Creature

by Tim Flannery

  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 2008-08-12
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1555848214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers crafts a love letter to his native land and one of its most unique inhabitants: the kangaroo. Drawing on three decades of travel, research, and field work, Tim Flannery shows us how the destiny of the extraordinary kangaroo is inseparable from the environment that created it. Along the way he uses encounters with ancient aboriginal cultures and eccentric fossil hunters, farmers and scientists, kangaroo advocates and kangaroo hunters, to explore how Australia’s deserts and rain forests have shaped human responses to the continent—and how kangaroos have evolved to handle the resulting challenges. Ultimately, Chasing Kangaroos is a captivating blend of memoir, travel, natural history, and evolutionary science—and further proof of Flannery’s “offhand interdisciplinary brilliance” (Entertainment Weekly). “Absorbing, funny, and wonderfully learned.” —Bill Bryson, New York Times–bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods

Tully the Tree Kangaroo

Tully the Tree Kangaroo
A Book

by Georgeanne Irvine

  • Publisher : Children's Press(CT)
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN : 9780516093123
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Text and photographs introduce the tree kangaroo, a native of New Guinea, and its early life in the zoo.

Kangaroos

Kangaroos
A Book

by Denise Burt

  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Release : 2000-01-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781575053882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes the physical characteristics, diet, behavior, and life cycle of kangaroos, as well as their relationship with humans.

Kangaroos For Kids

Kangaroos For Kids

by Rachel Smith,John Davidson

  • Publisher : Mendon Cottage Books
  • Release : 2015-09-06
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 1310213445
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Table of Contents Introduction What is a kangaroo? What kinds of kangaroos are there? The four kinds of big kangaroos The history of kangaroos and humans Wallaroos Wallabies Tree kangaroos Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction The kangaroo has long been a favorite animal of children everywhere. With its amazing way of hopping across great distances, and its kicking and boxing to defend itself, it's a unique animal through and through. The reason they're so unique is that they are from Australia. Australia is a place with many unique animals, from the koala to the wombat to the dingo. Kangaroos have long been a symbol of Australia, and it's no wonder people find them amazing. Kangaroos are truly unusual creatures.

Nature-based Tourism and Conservation

Nature-based Tourism and Conservation
New Economic Insights and Case Studies

by Clement Allan Tisdell,Clevo Wilson

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2012-01-01
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 1781005168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'This book tackles the two edge sword of non consumptive wildlife tourism: on net does it add to or detract from species conservation? The book does so with a treasure trove of original survey research on the supply and demand for wildlife tourism on both public and private lands from Antarctica to rainforests to marine wildlife. The economic analysis is one of the first to apply new behavioral economics to analyzing tourists' choices.' John Loomis, Colorado State University, US 'Does nature-based tourism help or hinder biodiversity conservation? The answer provided by this authoritative volume is that it depends on context and type of tourism and is no easy panacea. Indeed it can result in an under supply of nature conservation from an economic point of view. This book provides an excellent synthesis, supported by case studies, of the tourism conservation trade off problem, it will appeal to both academic and practitioner audiences.' R. Kerry Turner, CBE, University of East Anglia, UK 'This book encapsulates a lifetime's scholarly work between the authors. It sets out the platform upon which nature-based tourism may be discussed and debated, which it then enriches by a series of case examples, mostly drawn from personal experience. In doing so it performs a valuable service to all interested in this field by capturing those detailed insights into nature-based tourism that are often only acquired by experience.' Stephen Wanhill, Editor, Tourism Economics 'In today's world, even nature seems to have to pay its own way. Nature-based Tourism and Conservation provides detailed real-life examples of how this is working in various parts of the world, from rainforests to Antarctica, and how the tradeoffs can best be measured. Clem Tisdell and Clevo Wilson provide a unique economic perspective to the various issues involved, providing practical illustrations of how others can incorporate the various ways of considering costs and benefits when deciding how to define the role nature-based tourism when planning conservation measures. This book will be useful to a wide range of audiences, from national protected area agencies to private land-owners who are establishing their own nature-based tourism enterprises.' Jeffrey McNeely, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland Nature-based Tourism and Conservation unearths new or neglected principles relevant to tourism and recreational economics, environmental valuation and economic theory. Its three parts have chapters on nature-based tourism and its relationships to conservation including case studies dealing with the consequences of World Heritage listing of natural sites, Antarctic, subtropical and tropical national park-based tourism and an NGO's conservation efforts modelled on ecotourism. The final part focuses on tourism utilizing particular wildlife, including sea turtles, whales, penguins, royal albatross, glow-worms and tree kangaroos.

Tree Kangaroos and Wallabies

Tree Kangaroos and Wallabies
A Book

by Debbie Gallagher

  • Publisher : Macmillan Education AU
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1420264885
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Click here for a presentation on the Australian Animals series and its featuresAn engaging introduction to Tree-kangaroos and Wallabies for lower primary students.Part of a series introducing unique Australian wildlife it compares and contrasts the two species and explains:what they look likewhere they livethe food they eattheir life cyclesthreats to their survival.Contents:Tree-kangaroos and wallabiesWhat do they look like?Animal familiesWhere are they found?HabitatsL

Kangaroo

Kangaroo
A Portrait of an Extraordinary Marsupial

by Vernes Karl,Jackson Stephen

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2011-03-04
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1459613252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Like the Sydney Opera House or Uluru, the kangaroo is a unique symbol of Australia. This is the remarkable story of our most famous marsupial, from its ancient origins and prehistoric significance to current-day management and conservation. Marsupial specialists Stephen Jackson and Karl Vernes examine our sustained fascination with kangaroos-spanning 40,000 years-that allows these engaging marsupials to be instantly recognised by people the world over. The amazing diversity of this group of animals is revealed, ranging from tiny forest dwellers and tree kangaroos to large majestic animals living on the open plains of central Australia and the giant kangaroos that once roamed the Pleistocene landscape. The authors also investigate the natural history of kangaroos - their unique reproduction methods, intriguing behaviour, varied diet and trademark hopping abilit - all of which make them such fascinating animals.

Mammals, birds

Mammals, birds
A Book

by Richard Lydekker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Royal Natural History

The Royal Natural History
A Book

by Richard Lydekker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Miami Metrozoo

Miami Metrozoo
A Book

by Sherrie Avery

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2002-12-15
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9780823963164
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides a look at the Miami Metrozoo, describing its operation, some zoo exhibits, and a variety of the animals that can be found there.

The Best Australian Essays 1998

The Best Australian Essays 1998
A Book

by Peter Craven

  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9781863950893
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throwim Way Leg

Throwim Way Leg
An Adventure

by Tim Flannery

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2014-02-27
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0141979194
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throwim Way Leg is a book of wonder and excitement, struggle and sadness, a love letter to Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. 'In New Guinea Pidgin,' Tim Flannery explains, 'throwim way leg means to go on a journey. It describes the action of thrusting out your leg to take the first step of what can be a long march...' Here he invites us to share in his breathtaking adventures, as he meets skilled hunters and befriends a shaman, climbs mountains never before scaled by Europeans, discovers new species and, deep in the jungle, stumbles across the giant bones of extinct marsupials. He also writes movingly about the fate of indigenous people when their intricate cultures collide with mining companies and the high-tech modern world. 'This book combines an irresistible author with an irresistible subject: Tim Flannery, a great zoologist and writer about science, relating his explorations of New Guinea, a vivid tropical universe' Jared Diamond 'An enthralling introduction to the mountain people of New Guinea - unimaginably remote, charming, cunning, cruel, subtle and appealing - and to their magnificent land' New York Times Book Review Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed writer, scientist and explorer. As a field zoologist he has discovered and named more than thirty new species of mammals, including two tree-kangaroos. His books include Country and the award-winning international bestsellers The Future Eaters, The Eternal Frontier and The Weather Makers. He has also edited and introduced many historical works, including The Birth of Sydney, The Diaries of William Buckley and The Explorers.

Kangaroos

Kangaroos
A Book

by Judith Jango-Cohen

  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780761418696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of kangaroos"--Provided by publisher.