Among the Islands

Among the Islands

[adventures in the Pacific]

Book - 2012 | 1st Canadian ed.
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Twenty-five years ago, a young Australian museum curator named Tim Flannery set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia, the young scientist found himself ghost whispering, snake wrestling and Quadoi hunting in search of a small bat that turned out not to be earthshatteringly interesting.

With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by local customs; and historic scientific expeditions, Flannery, now one of the world's top environmentalists, takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular places on earth.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2012.
Edition: 1st Canadian ed.
ISBN: 9781443413565
Branch Call Number: 910.92 FLANN
Characteristics: 246 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill.


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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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