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Country: A Continent, A Scientist & A Kangaroo

Tim Flannery

Country is a panoramic book about a scientist and a continent. In this, his most thrilling and personal book yet, Tim Flannery writes a love letter to our great land, drawing on three decades of extensive travel, research and field work to reveal its unique nature.

As he describes his own passionate encounters with the land and its people, Flannery pays particular attention to the evolution of Australia’s most distinctive animal, the kangaroo. He shows us how the destiny of this extraordinary creature is inseparable from the environment which created it. The kangaroo may seem as familiar to us as the eucalypt or the desert, a symbol on a road sign or the tail of a passenger plane, but readers of Country will never see our national emblem in the same way again.

Tim Flannery’s Country teaches us how this vast continent is not at all ‘a ghastly blank’, but a land of subtlety and complexity that becomes comprehensible to those who take the time to learn its hidden and ancient languages.

Tim Flannery
About the Author

Tim Flannery has published over thirty books including the award-winning The Future Eaters, The Weather Makers and Here on Earth and the novel The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year and in 2007 Australian of the Year. In 2007 he co-founded and was appointed Chair of the Copenhagen Climate...

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Extent:
272pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
1 August 2005
ISBN:
9781920885762
AU Price:
$24.95
NZ Price:
$30.00
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