Country: A Continent, a Scientist & Kangaroo
Country is a thrilling and personal book about a scientist and a continent. Tim Flannery writes a love letter to Australia, drawing on three decades of extensive travel, research and field work to reveal its unique nature.
As he describes his encounters with the land and its people, Flannery pays particular attention to the evolution of Australia's most distinctive animal, the kangaroo. He shows us how the destiny of this extraordinary creature is inseparable from the environment that created it. The kangaroo may seem as familiar to us as the eucalypt or the desert, a symbol on a road sign or the tail of a passenger plane, but readers of Country will never see our national emblem in the same way again.
'Flannery is perhaps the most gifted describer of the natural sciences writing today.' Weekend Australian
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - John_T_Stewart - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this book more than I had expected to. The story of an Australian palaeontologist in the 1970s to 1990s also shows us a little seen side of Australia that has been lost in history. The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VioletBramble - LibraryThing
This is basically a biology and ecology book, but is also part memoir. Flannery spends decades searching the Australian outback and outer islands for the fossil remains of now extinct species of ... Read full review