A fascinating look at this most famous Australian of marsupials.
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 12 books including Thylacine: the Tragic Tale of the Tasmanian Tiger. He is the Official Secretary to the Governor of Tasmania.
David Pemberton is the Program Manager, Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, in Tasmania's Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Wildlife and Environment.
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
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - B format
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Marsupials & monotremes