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The Secret Life of Wombats

The Secret Life of Wombats

James Woodford

  • awardWinner, Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Award for Best Natural History Book
  • Wombats are the hobbits of the Australian bush. With his usual brilliance James Woodford, bestselling author of The Wollemi Pine, explores the wombat’s bizarre evolutionary history and perilous future: a mere 65 northern hairy-nosed wombats remain in the wild.

    But this book also tells the extraordinary story of Peter Nicholson, a schoolboy from Timbertop who in the 1960s learned more about the secret lives of these animals than anyone before him. This is popular science writing at its best: an irresistible subject in the hands of an irrepressible author.

    James Woodford
    About the Author

    James Woodford is a science and environment writer for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1996 he won the Eureka Prize for environmental journalism, and was awarded the prestigious Michael Daley prize for science journalism in 1996 and 1997. His hugely entertaining book on wombats, The Secret Life of Wombats, won the Royal Zoological Society of NSW...

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    1 December 2002
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    • The Secret Life of Wombats
      ISBN: 9781921834905
      30 January 2012
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