Country: A Continent, a Scientist and a Kangaroo

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Penguin Books Limited, May 3, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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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.

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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

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User Review  - horomnizon - LibraryThing

The tagline and picture made me believe this was more of an adventure than it really was - it is a science and history book. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it was not nearly as ... Read full review

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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.

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