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Tree Kangaroos
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Publisher : Academic Press
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ISBN 10 : 0128146761
Pages : 498 pages
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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

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,

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Tree kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea

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

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Tree Kangaroos

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

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Quest for the Tree Kangaroo

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

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Tree Kangaroo

"In this book, young readers will learn about the diet, life cycle, behavior and habitat of tree kangaroos. Special emphasis is placed on its habitat"--

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Australia s Amazing Kangaroos

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

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Manual of Exotic Pet Practice

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.

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Australian Mammals

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.

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Chasing Kangaroos

The internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers crafts a love letter to his native land and one of its most unique inhabitants: the kangaroo. Drawing on three decades of travel, research, and field work, Tim Flannery shows us how the destiny of the extraordinary kangaroo is inseparable from the

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Weird  Wild  Amazing  Forest  Exploring the Incredible World in the Trees

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

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Tree Kangaroos

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

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Nature based Tourism and Conservation

'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

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Mammal Anatomy

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.

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Kangaroos

Describes the physical characteristics, diet, behavior, and life cycle of kangaroos, as well as their relationship with humans.

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