The Last Tasmanian Tiger: The History and Extinction of the Thylacine

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This insightful examination of the history and extinction of one of Australia's most enduring folkloric beasts--the thylacine, (or Tasmanian tiger)-- challenges conventional theories. It argues that rural politicians, ineffective political action by scientists, and a deeper intellectual prejudice about the inferiority of marsupials actually resulted in the extinction of this once proud species. Hb ISBN (2000):0-521-78219-8

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This insightful book is the most complete and up-to-date examination of the history and extinction of one of Australia's most enduring folkloric beasts--the thylacine, otherwise affectionately known as the Tasmanian tiger. It challenges conventional theories explaining the behaviour and eventual extinction of the thylacine, arguing that rural politicians, ineffective political action by scientists, and a deeper intellectual prejudice about the inferiority of marsupials finally resulted in the extinction of this once proud species.

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"It is a fascinating blend of meticulous scholarship and barely suppressed fury... the book achieves a rich and plausible picture of the Thylacines' natural and unnatural history... The author builds a compelling case." William B. Sherwin, Quarterly Review of Biology

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