Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials

Author(s): Andrew Baker; Christopher Dickman

Natural History

Most living carnivorous marsupials lead a secretive and solitary existence. From tiny insect eaters to the formidable Tasmanian Devil, Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupialsoffers rare insight into the history and habits of these creatures - from their discovery by intrepid explorers and scientists to their unique life cycles and incredible ways of hunting prey.

Andrew Baker and Chris Dickman bring you on a journey through remote Australia, the Americas and dark, mysterious New Guinea - some of the last truly wild places on Earth. They describe frenzied mating sessions, miniscule mammals that catch prey far larger than themselves, and extinct predators including marsupial lions, wolves and even sabre-toothed kangaroos. The book contains a guide to the world's 136 living species of carnivorous marsupials and is packed with never-before-seen photos. Biogeography, relationships and conservation are also covered in detail.

* A fascinating insight into the lives and behaviors of these secretive and solitary marsupials
* Extensively illustrated with stunning color photographs
* Includes extinct species such as giant kangaroos, marsupial lions and tigers.


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General Fields

  • : 9781486305148
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : August 2018
  • : ---length:- '27'width:- '21'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrew Baker; Christopher Dickman
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 328