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Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific

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Tim Flannery is one of the world’s most influential scientists, credited with discovering more species than Darwin. In Among the Islands Flannery recounts a series of expeditions he made at the dawn of his career to the strange tropical islands of the South Pacific, a great arc stretching nearly 4,000 miles from the postcard perfection of Polynesia to some of the largest, highest, ancient, and most rugged islands on earth.

Flannery was traveling in search of rare and undiscovered mammal species, but he found much more: wild, weird places where local taboos, foul weather, dense jungle, and sheer remoteness made for difficult and dramatic exploration. Among the Islands is full of fascinating creatures—monkey faced bats, giant fats, gazelle-faced black wallabies, and more—and the adventure of discovery. This is an idea read for anyone who has ever imagined voyaging to the ends of the earth to uncover and study the rare and the wonderful.

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TIM FLANNERY has written many award-winning books, includingThe Weather Makers, which reached #1 in Canada,An Explorer's Notebook,Now or NeverandHere on Earth. He is the National Geographic Society's Australasian representative and a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. In January 2007, he was named Australian of the Year, andin 2011, he became Australia's first climate commissioner.

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Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer and conservationist. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and many books including The Future Eaters and the international bestseller The Weather Makers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. He was named Australian of the Year in 2007.
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Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Tim Flannery is one of the world's most influential scientists, credited with discovering more species than Darwin. In Among the Islands Flannery recounts a series of expeditions he made at the dawn of his career to the strange tropical islands of the South Pacific, a great arc stretching nearly 4,000 miles from the postcard perfection of Polynesia to some of the largest, highest, ancient, and most rugged islands on earth. Flannery was traveling in search of rare and undiscovered mammal species, but he found much more: wild, weird places where local taboos, foul weather, dense jungle, and sheer remoteness made for difficult and dramatic exploration. Among the Islands is full of fascinating creatures--monkey faced bats, giant fats, gazelle-faced black wallabies, and more--and the adventure of discovery. This is an idea read for anyone who has ever imagined voyaging to the ends of the earth to uncover and study the rare and the wonderful. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0802120407

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Book Description Atlantic Monthly. 1 Cloth(s), 2011. hard. Book Condition: New. The author of Here on Earth and The Weather Makers, Australian explorer and conservationist Tim Flannery is one of the world's most influential scientists, credited with discovering more new species than even Darwin, and in 2011 he was appointed head of the Climate Change Commission. Here Flannery recounts a series of expeditions made early in his career, starting in 1987, seeking rare and undiscovered mammal species on the remote islands of the South Pacific. He regales us with stories of wrestling deadly snakes, plunging into hills of bat guano, meeting would-be dictators, and attempting delicate specimen preparations while being pressed in on by curious, completely naked young women."Flannery cements his reputation as a true descendant of the great 19th-century naturalists and explorers with this look back at his expeditions to southwest Pacific islands. Flannery's prose is electric, aptly combining history, politics, and wide-eyed excitement as he recalls these experiences. He offers plenty of discussion about cannibalism, colonialism, and the ongoing struggles to balance tradition and modernization as he describes places few readers will have heard of, let alone visited. Among the Islands exemplifies the sort of writing that once was commonplace, when adventure meant contributing to our knowledge of the world. Absolutely fantastic in every sense of the word."—Booklist (starred review) 246. Bookseller Inventory # 42783

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