Tree kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea

Tree kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea
Author: Roger Martin
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2005-07-04
ISBN 10: 0643099751
ISBN 13: 9780643099753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea Book Review:

To many people, the suggestion that a kangaroo could live up a tree is fantasy. Yet, in the rainforests of Far North Queensland and New Guinea, there are extraordinary kangaroos that do just that. Many aspects of these marsupials' anatomy and biology suggest a terrestrial kangaroo ancestor. Yet no one has, so far, come forward with a convincing explanation of how, why and when mammals that was so superbly adapted for life on the ground should end up back in the trees. This book reviews the natural history and biology of tree-kangaroos from the time of their first discovery by Europeans in the jungles of West Papua in 1826 right up to the present day, covering the latest research being conducted in Australian and New Guinea. Combining information from a number of disparate disciplines, the author sets forth the first explanation of this apparent evolutionary conundrum.

Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 0128146761
ISBN 13: 9780128146767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree Kangaroos Book Review:

Tree Kangaroos: Science and Conservation, a volume in the Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes series, provides an overview of tree kangaroo species and their relationship with humans. This exciting, interdisciplinary work on tree kangaroo science and conservation is divided into six major sections: (1) tree kangaroo evolution, genetics, taxonomy, ecology, behavior, and conservation status; (2) current and emerging threats to the species; (3) conservation programs in Australia and New Guinea with an emphasis on the human aspect of conservation; (4) the role of zoos in conservation solutions; (5) techniques and technologies to study this elusive marsupial; and (6) what is needed to keep tree kangaroos and their landscapes healthy in the future. The series on Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes includes titles focused on specific species or taxa across disciplinary boundaries and spatial scales—from genes to landscapes. Volumes are edited and written by prominent scholars and practitioners to illuminate and advance biodiversity science and conservation. Includes coverage of all known tree kangaroo species Features contributions edited and written by the world’s leading researchers and practitioners focusing on these scientifically mysterious marsupials Provides accessible scientific and general information to a wide audience including students, academics, researchers, conservation professionals, policy makers, business leaders, zoo professionals, health professionals, and people interested in community-based conservation Presents the current knowledge of tree kangaroos, helping to lay the foundations and best practices for future conservation and research in Australia and New Guinea

Tree kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea

Tree kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea
Author: Roger William Martin
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 064309072X
ISBN 13: 9780643090729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea Book Review:

To many people, the suggestion that a kangaroo could live up a tree is fantasy. Yet, in the rainforests of Far North Queensland and New Guinea, there are extraordinary kangaroos that do just that. Many aspects of these marsupials' anatomy and biology suggest a terrestrial kangaroo ancestor. Yet no one has, so far, come forward with a convincing explanation of how, why and when mammals that was so superbly adapted for life on the ground should end up back in the trees. This book reviews the natural history and biology of tree-kangaroos from the time of their first discovery by Europeans in the jungles of West Papua in 1826 right up to the present day, covering the latest research being conducted in Australian and New Guinea. Combining information from a number of disparate disciplines, the author sets forth the first explanation of this apparent evolutionary conundrum. Features * Provides a fascinating and readable account of an unusual evolutionary conundrum * Written by a field biologist with more than a decade's experience working with tree-kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos
Author: Chuck Miller
Publsiher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780739855324
ISBN 13: 0739855328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree Kangaroos Book Review:

Introduces the only tree-dwelling kangaroos, explores their rain forest habitats, and explains why they are endangered and what we can do to protect them.

Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos
Author: Willow Clark
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2012-01-15
ISBN 10: 1448861896
ISBN 13: 9781448861897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree Kangaroos Book Review:

Discusses the habitat, physical characteristics, food habits, and mating habits of the tree kangaroo.

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo
Author: Sy Montgomery
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 79
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780618496419
ISBN 13: 0618496416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo Book Review:

Follow a group of explorers and scientists as they travel to Papua New Guinea to find a type of kangaroo that lives in trees.

Australia s Amazing Kangaroos

Australia s Amazing Kangaroos
Author: Ken Richardson
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-18
ISBN 10: 0643107150
ISBN 13: 9780643107151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australia s Amazing Kangaroos Book Review:

This book provides an authoritative source of information on kangaroos and their relatives. Topics include: species characteristics and biology, adaptations and function, and conservation. The book also discusses culling and the commercial kangaroo harvest, as well as national attitudes to kangaroos and their value for tourism. There are 71 recognised species of kangaroo found in Australasia. Of these, 46 are endemic to Australia, 21 are endemic to the island of New Guinea, and four species are found in both regions. The various species have a number of common names, including bettong, kangaroo, pademelon, potoroo, quokka, rat kangaroo, rock wallaby, tree kangaroo, wallaby and wallaroo. Illustrated in full colour, Australia’s Amazing Kangaroos will give readers insight into the world of this intriguing marsupial – an animal that has pride of place on the Australian Coat of Arms.

The Best Australian Essays 1998

The Best Australian Essays 1998
Author: Peter Craven
Publsiher: Black Inc.
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781863950893
ISBN 13: 1863950893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best Australian Essays 1998 Book Review:

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Tree Kangaroo

Tree Kangaroo
Author: Dee Phillips
Publsiher: Bearport Publishing
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1617729604
ISBN 13: 9781617729607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree Kangaroo Book Review:

It's nighttime in a rain forest. High in the branches of a tree, a busy animal is looking for food. The treetop forager is a tree kangaroo--an animal that looks a lot like the ground-dwelling kangaroos of Australia, but which spends its life climbing and leaping through the treetops! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its second-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume introduces young readers to the everyday life of a tree kangaroo. How is the animal's body adapted to its treetop life? What does the tree kangaroo eat? How does it move from tree to tree? And how do female tree kangaroos keep their tiny joeys safe as they leap through the rain forest, sometimes jumping the length of a school bus? Throughout the book, readers are encouraged to make scientific observations based on the book's images and answer questions about tree kangaroo's lives and physical characteristics. This innovative approach to teaching about wild animals gives young scientists the chance not only to read and learn the facts, but also to develop their own powers of observation and critical thinking.

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice
Author: Mark A. Mitchell,Thomas N. Tully
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1416001190
ISBN 13: 9781416001195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice Book Review:

This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets. Coverage includes common health and nutritional issues, as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotic animals.

Tree Kangaroos and Wallabies

Tree Kangaroos and Wallabies
Author: Debbie Gallagher
Publsiher: Macmillan Education AU
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1420264885
ISBN 13: 9781420264883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree Kangaroos and Wallabies Book Review:

Click here for a presentation on the Australian Animals series and its featuresAn engaging introduction to Tree-kangaroos and Wallabies for lower primary students.Part of a series introducing unique Australian wildlife it compares and contrasts the two species and explains:what they look likewhere they livethe food they eattheir life cyclesthreats to their survival.Contents:Tree-kangaroos and wallabiesWhat do they look like?Animal familiesWhere are they found?HabitatsL

Australian Mammals

Australian Mammals
Author: Stephen M. Jackson
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780643066359
ISBN 13: 0643066357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australian Mammals Book Review:

Provides practical guidance in the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals. It dedicates a chapter to each group of animals and gives details on its biology, housing, capture and restraint, transport, diet, breeding, artificial rearing, behaviour and behaviouran enrichment.

Weird Wild Amazing Forest Exploring the Incredible World in the Trees

Weird  Wild  Amazing  Forest  Exploring the Incredible World in the Trees
Author: Tim Flannery
Publsiher: WW Norton
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN 10: 1324019522
ISBN 13: 9781324019527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weird Wild Amazing Forest Exploring the Incredible World in the Trees Book Review:

Internationally renowned author and scientist Tim Flannery explores our planet’s forests and the extraordinary animals that live in them. Can spiders fly? Are dire wolves real? Do chameleons practice magic? Tim Flannery has the answers. In this informed and accessible book, he introduces some of the most spectacular and unusual creatures in Earth’s forests with in-depth and often bizarre facts. Flannery ties together concepts of climate change, evolution, conservation, and taxonomy throughout each animal’s profile, firmly connecting the animal to its environment while sparking wonder at its role in the natural world. Packed with vibrant illustrations and guided by real-life anecdotes from one of our greatest science communicators, Weird, Wild, Amazing! Forest teaches readers to cherish and delight in our planet’s ecosystems with Tim Flannery’s signature mix of humor and wisdom.

Mammal Anatomy

Mammal Anatomy
Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780761478829
ISBN 13: 0761478825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mammal Anatomy Book Review:

Provides details on the anatomy of fourteen mammals, including dolphins, chimpanzees, squirrels, and humans, and describes the musculoskeletal, circulatory, nervous, digestive, and reproductive systems of each animal.

Nature based Tourism and Conservation

Nature based Tourism and Conservation
Author: Clement Allan Tisdell,Clevo Wilson
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1781005168
ISBN 13: 9781781005163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature based Tourism and Conservation Book Review:

'This book tackles the two edge sword of non consumptive wildlife tourism: on net does it add to or detract from species conservation? The book does so with a treasure trove of original survey research on the supply and demand for wildlife tourism on both public and private lands from Antarctica to rainforests to marine wildlife. The economic analysis is one of the first to apply new behavioral economics to analyzing tourists' choices.' John Loomis, Colorado State University, US 'Does nature-based tourism help or hinder biodiversity conservation? The answer provided by this authoritative volume is that it depends on context and type of tourism and is no easy panacea. Indeed it can result in an under supply of nature conservation from an economic point of view. This book provides an excellent synthesis, supported by case studies, of the tourism conservation trade off problem, it will appeal to both academic and practitioner audiences.' R. Kerry Turner, CBE, University of East Anglia, UK 'This book encapsulates a lifetime's scholarly work between the authors. It sets out the platform upon which nature-based tourism may be discussed and debated, which it then enriches by a series of case examples, mostly drawn from personal experience. In doing so it performs a valuable service to all interested in this field by capturing those detailed insights into nature-based tourism that are often only acquired by experience.' Stephen Wanhill, Editor, Tourism Economics 'In today's world, even nature seems to have to pay its own way. Nature-based Tourism and Conservation provides detailed real-life examples of how this is working in various parts of the world, from rainforests to Antarctica, and how the tradeoffs can best be measured. Clem Tisdell and Clevo Wilson provide a unique economic perspective to the various issues involved, providing practical illustrations of how others can incorporate the various ways of considering costs and benefits when deciding how to define the role nature-based tourism when planning conservation measures. This book will be useful to a wide range of audiences, from national protected area agencies to private land-owners who are establishing their own nature-based tourism enterprises.' Jeffrey McNeely, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland Nature-based Tourism and Conservation unearths new or neglected principles relevant to tourism and recreational economics, environmental valuation and economic theory. Its three parts have chapters on nature-based tourism and its relationships to conservation including case studies dealing with the consequences of World Heritage listing of natural sites, Antarctic, subtropical and tropical national park-based tourism and an NGO's conservation efforts modelled on ecotourism. The final part focuses on tourism utilizing particular wildlife, including sea turtles, whales, penguins, royal albatross, glow-worms and tree kangaroos.

Control of Communicable Diseases in Human and in Animal Populations 70th Anniversary Year of the Birth of Professor Rick Speare 2 August 1947 5 June 2016

Control of Communicable Diseases in Human and in Animal Populations  70th Anniversary Year of the Birth of Professor Rick Speare  2 August 1947     5 June 2016
Author: Jorg Heukelbach
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN 10: 3038973149
ISBN 13: 9783038973140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Control of Communicable Diseases in Human and in Animal Populations 70th Anniversary Year of the Birth of Professor Rick Speare 2 August 1947 5 June 2016 Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Control of Communicable Diseases in Human and in Animal Populations: 70th Anniversary Year of the Birth of Professor Rick Speare (2 August 1947 – 5 June 2016)" that was published in TropicalMed

Tully the Tree Kangaroo

Tully the Tree Kangaroo
Author: Georgeanne Irvine
Publsiher: Children's Press(CT)
Total Pages: 19
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780516093123
ISBN 13: 0516093126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tully the Tree Kangaroo Book Review:

Text and photographs introduce the tree kangaroo, a native of New Guinea, and its early life in the zoo.

Tree Kangaroos

Tree Kangaroos
Author: Tim Fridtjof Flannery,Roger Martin,Alexandra Szalay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780730104926
ISBN 13: 0730104923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tree Kangaroos Book Review:

A three-part scientific work based on a study conducted by scientists from the Australian Museum in PNG, Irian Jaya and Australia. Contains contributions from a range of people including biologists, curators and those who live with the tree kangaroos. Part one considers a brief history of the animal and people who co-share the environment; Part two looks at tree kangaroos evolution, distribution and taxonomy; Part three is about the biology of the animal. Colour plates accompany part two with colour illustrations and diagrams in parts one and three. Includes appendices, biographical notes, references and an index. Illustrations are by Peter Schouten.

Kangaroos For Kids

Kangaroos For Kids
Author: Rachel Smith,John Davidson
Publsiher: Mendon Cottage Books
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2015-09-06
ISBN 10: 1310213445
ISBN 13: 9781310213441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kangaroos For Kids Book Review:

Table of Contents Introduction What is a kangaroo? What kinds of kangaroos are there? The four kinds of big kangaroos The history of kangaroos and humans Wallaroos Wallabies Tree kangaroos Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction The kangaroo has long been a favorite animal of children everywhere. With its amazing way of hopping across great distances, and its kicking and boxing to defend itself, it's a unique animal through and through. The reason they're so unique is that they are from Australia. Australia is a place with many unique animals, from the koala to the wombat to the dingo. Kangaroos have long been a symbol of Australia, and it's no wonder people find them amazing. Kangaroos are truly unusual creatures.

Macropod Husbandry Healthcare and Medicinals Volumes One and Two

Macropod Husbandry  Healthcare and Medicinals  Volumes One and Two
Author: Lynda Staker
Publsiher: Lynda Staker
Total Pages: 970
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN 10: 0977575128
ISBN 13: 9780977575121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macropod Husbandry Healthcare and Medicinals Volumes One and Two Book Review:

The most comprehensive work on macropods available, containing over 900 pages, published in two volumes, and complimented with over 3,000 coloured photographs. Ideal for macropod carers/rescuers, veterinarians and captive facilities, this husbandry manual includes hand rearing aspects of unfurred to furred joeys, and the care of adults; a huge section on captive husbandry and dietary needs, including a large section on the plants that macropods eat; 25 pages on the drugs used for macropod ailments, haematology and bio chemistry values, a reference guide to clinical signs of disease, over 500 pages on diseases, ailments and injuries, including x-rays and surgical procedures. With contributions from veterinarians, captive facilities and macropod carers and rescuers, this manual has taken 4 years to complete and is a compilation of information gleaned from over 28 years of working with macropods.