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Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials

Andrew Baker Chris Dickman



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CSIRO Publishing
01 August 2018
Most living carnivorous marsupials lead a secretive and solitary existence. From tiny insect eaters to the formidable Tasmanian Devil, Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials offers rare insight into the history and habits of these creatures - from their discovery by intrepid explorers and scientists to their unique life cycles and incredible ways of hunting prey.

Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials provides a guide to the world's 136 living species of carnivorous marsupials and is packed with never-before-seen photos. Biogeography, relationships and conservation are also covered in detail. Readers are taken on a journey through remote Australia, the Americas and dark, mysterious New Guinea - some of the last truly wild places on Earth. The book describes frenzied mating sessions, minuscule mammals that catch prey far larger than themselves, and extinct predators including marsupial lions, wolves and even sabre-toothed kangaroos.

Recipient, 2019 Whitley Awards Certificate of Commendation: Highly Commended
By:   Andrew Baker, Chris Dickman
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   1.115kg
ISBN:   9781486305148
ISBN 10:   1486305148
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   01 August 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrew Baker is Senior Lecturer in Ecology at Queensland University of Technology and author of several books, including the Field Companion to the Mammals of Australia. Andrew has discovered six new species of carnivorous marsupial, two of which are being considered for Endangered Species Listing. Chris Dickman is Professor in Ecology at the University of Sydney and world expert on marsupials. Over his 30-year career, he has studied and discovered numerous carnivorous marsupials. He has produced over 300 publications including the Whitley Medal-winning book A Fragile Balance: The Extraordinary Story of Australian Marsupials.

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