Country: A Continent, a Scientist and a Kangaroo

Front Cover
Penguin Books Limited, May 3, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
3 Reviews
In his most thrilling and personal book, Tim Flannery writes a love letter to his homeland, drawing on three decades of extensive travel, research and field work to reveal its unique nature. Flannery shows how the kangaroo is inseparable from the environment that created it. And he reveals the vast continent to be a land of subtlety and complexity that becomes comprehensible to those who take the time to learn its hidden and ancient languages.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User 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 Review

User 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

Other editions - View all

About the author (2007)

Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, described by Sir David Attenborough as being 'in the league of the all-time great explorers like Dr David Livingstone’. His books include The Future Eaters, The Eternal Frontier, Throwim Way Leg, A Gap in Nature and The Weather Makers.

Bibliographic information