This first book on the Tasmanian Devil is a fascinating look at this famous Australian marsupial.
The story of the Tasmanian Devil is a remarkable one - surprising, controversial, funny and tragic. Nor has it been told before.
Few mammals have been so negatively named, but this book casts the Tasmanian Devil in a strikingly new light. Far from being a scavenging, ferocious oddity, it is a treasured and valuable wildlife species, and one that faces the threat of extinction.
This is the first book published on the animal that has the distinction of being the world's largest marsupial carnivore, and it is packed with information that has either never been published or has only been found in scientific publications.
David Owen is the author of nine novels, most of which are set in Tasmania. He is the editor of the Australian literary journal Island and the author of Thylacine: The tragic tale of the Tasmanian Tiger.
David Pemberton is the Vertebrate Curator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart.
Table Of Contents:
1 Beelzebub's Pup: A Reappraisal of the Tasmanian devil
2 Evolution and Extinction
3 Relationships in the Wild
4 Biology and Behaviour in the Wild
5 Devils and Europeans, 1803-1933
6 In the Matter of the Society and the Board
7 Antichrist to Ambassador
8 In Captivity
9 'The Spinning Animal from Tasmania': Warner Bros' Tasmanian Devil
10 Tasmania and Warner Bros: Owning the Devil
11 DFTD: Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Allen & Unwin
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