The echidna is one of the world’s most extraordinary creatures. It is a living fossil whose relatives were walking the earth over 100 million years ago. Like the platypus, it is a mammal that lays eggs. And, like all mammals, it has fur and produces milk.
This book describes the echidna’s lifestyle and the adaptations that have made it so successful. It draws on the latest research into these strange creatures, covering their evolution, anatomy, senses, reproduction, behaviour, feeding habits and metabolism. The authors reveal some fascinating new findings, showing how echidnas are masters of their environment, and not simply some sort of mammal ‘test model’ that went wrong. A final chapter on conservation includes information on captive diet and management.
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Michael Augee is Director of the Wellington Caves Fossil Studies Centre and is formerly Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of New South Wales.
Brett Gooden is noted for his research into the fundamentals of diving physiology, and, together with Michael Augee, has published papers in echidna physiology and field biology.
Anne Musser is an artist and palaeontologist. She specializes in the early evolution of monotremes and has illustrated many books.
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Book Description CSIRO Publishing, Bx-46, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Wrappers lightly worn with some light shelf-wear to the extremities present. Book is free of ownership marks. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Photos sent upon request. Bx-46; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 49805
Book Description CSIRO Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Paperback book in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # SEPT1214D0115208