Among the Islands

Among the Islands

Book - 2012
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A scientist credited with discovering more species than Darwin recounts the first major trips of his career, several expeditions to often remote Pacific islands where he found amazing animals, harsh weather, strange local taboos, and dense jungle.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2012], c2011.
ISBN: 9780802120403
Branch Call Number: 919.04 Fl
Characteristics: 246 p. : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.


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Jun 14, 2017

As entertaining as he is prolific, Tim Flannery travels to the islands north of Australia. He travels there in pursuit of endangered creatures, creatures teetering, perhaps on the edge of extinction. Not only bats and rats, but also the people of these island come under his microscope. An interesting book indeed, especially for those with an interest in anthropology or biology.

ChristchurchLib Feb 13, 2013

February 2012 Armchair Travel newsletter

Jan 22, 2013

Easy read about a biologist's journeys on remote islands in the South Pacific. Enjoyable and sad. Sad about the many species going extinct due to human impacts. His stories illustrate the impact over a short period of time...over 20 years...a species is gone.


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