A Fragile Balance: The Extraordinary Story of Australian Marsupials

DICKMAN, Christopher & GANF, Rosemary Woodford (illus.)

Published by Sydney, Craftsman House, 2007.
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Hardcover, 4to., black cloth boards gilt lettering to spine, contained in fine full colour dustjacket, colour illus. throughout, dist. thumbnail maps, glossary, bibliography, index, 246pp. Contains a foreword by Dr Tim Flannery and the fabulous colour paintings by Rosemary Ganf. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The extraordinary story of Australian marsupials deserves an extraordinary book and at last it is here: wide and generous in its view: up-to-date in its science and accessible in its style. This book combines a comprehensive coverage of all Australian marsupials by a highly respected academic, researcher and writer in the field, and fine illustrations of those species by a watercolourist of impeccable repute. The text distinguishes the diverse marsupial group from other mammals and places it in its geographical context. It covers all species in Australia and draws together diverse branches of knowledge to interpret the many unique biological traits that characterize these marsupials. Six notable species are highlighted in feature pages and text is completed with thumbnail accounts of all species of Australian marsupials, outlining size, distinguishing features, distribution and key aspects of their biology. The tangled interactions of marsupials and people are also examined marsupials are integral components of the natural environment and of human endeavour in Australia and this book makes a compelling case for a new, more inclusive attitude towards them.

Review: "The author is one of the world's leading marsupiologists, and he draws deeply on his own three decades of research experience as he leads us through the evolution, systematics, ecology, ethology, natural history, and conservation of Australian marsupials. . . . A superb all-round introduction for any researcher who wants to know more about marsupials. . . . Ganf's breathtaking portraits of marsupials have a kind of transcendent quality that almost suggests an inherent vulnerability, in corroboration of the book's title."--Marcel Cardillo "Quarterly Review of Biology "

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