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Thylacine: The Tragic Tale of the Tasmanian Tiger

Popular Science

By: David Owen

228 pages, 16 col and 24 b/w photos

Allen & Unwin

Hardback | Jun 2003 | #147697 | ISBN: 1865087580
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NHBS Price: £28.95 $37/€32 approx

About this book

Based on 19th- and 20th-century records, this is the story of the world's largest marsupial predator, deliberately hunted to extinction through fear, ignorance and greed. Beautifully produced, this is an excellent account of an introguing creature which has become a symbol of the conservation movement worldwide.


Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgements1 What's in a name?2 In the beginning: evolution 3 At the end: extinction 4 'Pathetically little is known'5 A rugged and determined front 6 Before the fall: Trowenna7 A land in need of taming 8 Tall tales, tiger men and bounties 9 Them bloody useless things'10 A bad finish: 7 September 193611 A lost object of awe12 We wake up too late13 The tiger in commerce and art 14 Beating a seventy-year hiccup: cloning15 Sightings and the science of survivalNotesSelect bibliographyIndex


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