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Thylacine The History, Ecology and Loss of the Tasmanian Tiger

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By: Branden Holmes(Editor), Gareth Linnard(Editor), Nick Mooney(Foreword By)
240 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: CSIRO
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About this book

Until the mid-20th century, the thylacine was the world's largest carnivorous marsupial, and its disappearance has left many questions and contradictions.

Alternately portrayed as a scourge and as a high value commodity, the thylacine's ecology and behaviour were known only anecdotally. In recent years, its taxonomic position, ecology, behaviour and body size have all been re-examined scientifically, while advances in genetics have presented the potential for de-extinction.

With 78 contributors, Thylacine: The History, Ecology and Loss of the Tasmanian Tiger presents an evidence-based profile of the thylacine, examining its ecology, evolution, encounters with humans, persecution, assumed extinction and its appearance in fiction. The final chapters explore the future for this iconic species – a symbol of extinction but also hope.

Contents

Foreword
Cultural sensitivity warning
Dedication
Acknowledgements
Preface
Prologue
Introduction: The thylacine in Australian ecosystems
List of contributors

Part 1: Anatomy, biology and ecology
Part 2: Evolution, palaeontology and taxonomy
Part 3: Aboriginal knowledge and archaeology
Part 4: Early European encounters (1792–1829)
Part 5: The bounty years (1830–1914)
Part 6: A rapidly disappearing species (1915–1936)
Colour plates
Part 7: Into the shadows (1937–present)
Part 8: Beyond the present
Part 9: Beyond reality

References
Index

Customer Reviews

Biography

Branden Holmes is a thylacine researcher who studies the earliest period of European–thylacine interactions and the resulting misperceptions. He jointly re-discovered the last known moving images of the species.

Gareth Linnard is a researcher who primarily specialises in the historical trade in thylacines during the 1920s and 1930s. Based in South Wales,
UK, he co-authored a revision of the identity of the last captive thylacine.


Contributors:
- Daisy Ahlstone
- Ken W. S. Ashwell
- Christopher Atkinson
- Marie R. G. Attard
- Jeremy J. Austin
- Col Bailey
- Guy-Anthony Ballard
- Peter B. Banks
- Robin Beck
- Katherine Belov
- Gregory S. Berns
- Anthony Black
- Corey J. A.Bradshaw
- Kaye Brown
- Andrew A. Burbidge
- Aaron Camens
- Cameron R. Campbell
- Erica A. Cartmill
- Matt Cartmill
- John Doyle
- Nicole Dyble
- Russell K. Engelman
- Charles Y. Feigin
- Borja Figueirido
- Peter John Sabine Fleming
- Richard Freeman
- Katie Glaskin
- Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske
- Tammy Gordon
- Catherine Grueber
- Tony Harper
- Adam Hartstone-Rose
- Nic Haygarth
- Mieke van der Heyde
- Dieter F. Hochuli
- Carolyn Hogg
- Branden Holmes
- Christine M. Janis
- Menna E. Jones
- Shimona Kealy
- Jamie B. Kirkpatrick
- Tessa Knights
- Mackenzie Kwak
- Rebecca Lang
- Michelle C. Langley
- Chris Lee
- Gareth Linnard
- Kathryn Medlock
- Paul Meek
- Brandon R. Menzies
- Carly Monks
- Nick Mooney
- Mary-Jane Mountain
- Ken Mulvaney
- Axel Newton
- Winston Nickols
- Julie M. Old
- Andrew Pask
- Emma Peel
- Cassia Piper
- Douglass S. Rovinsky
- Frédérik Saltré
- Mikael Siversson
- Stephen R. Sleightholme
- Steffen Springer
- Chris Tangey
- Kailah M. Thorn
- Kenny J. Travouillon
- Karl Vernes
- Peter Veth
- Michelle Vickers
- Liana F. Wait
- Natalie M. Warburton
- Lauren C. White
- Mike Williams
- Greg Woods
- Stephen Wroe
- Michael Zieger

New
By: Branden Holmes(Editor), Gareth Linnard(Editor), Nick Mooney(Foreword By)
240 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: CSIRO
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