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Island Hopping in Tasmania's Roaring Forties

By: ME Gillham

500 pages, Col photos, b/w illus

AH Stockwell

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #117631 | ISBN: 0722332963
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About this book

Anecdotal account of Gillham, an English naturalist, who spent three summers on the Bass Strait and other small islands around Tasmania helping with research into the viability of the Mutton Bird Industry and its relationship with grazing, burning and other forms of land management.


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Biography

The author was born in a London suburb, and served in the Women's Land Army for five years during World War IL She became a postwar student in the University of Wales atAberystwyth and Bangor, and gained a degree in Agriculture, a first-class honours in Botany and a doctorate in Island Ecology. Now retired, she spent a quarter of a century lecturing in the Adult Education Department of the University of Wales at Cardiff; and also lectured in the universities of Exeter (Devon), Massey (New Zealand), Melbourne (Australia) and Kano (Nigeria). Field work has occupied an important place in her teaching and research activities, and she has led parties of naturalists on many field excursions at home and abroad. Her major research projects have been around the coasts of West Wales, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and she was one of the first four women to join an Antarctic expedition.

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