Step back to a time when giant goannas and marsupial lions stalked the Australian bush. Imagine herds of two-tonne Diprotodon roaming the plains, and flocks of flightless ducks bigger than emus striding across the shallow inland sea.
Prehistoric Giants, the second in the Museum Victoria Nature series, is a guide to the Australian megafauna of the Pleistocene--a time when humans shared the land with giants. Richly illustrated and brought to life by the art of Peter Trusler and others, Prehistoric Giants will reveal an Australia you've never seen before.
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Danielle Clode is a zoologist and science writer at the University of Melbourne with a particular interest in the history of Australian zoology. She has a doctorate in animal behaviour from Oxford University and has worked as a scientific interpreter, essayist and research fellow at Museum Victoria. Danielle is the author of several books, including Continent of Curiosities (inspired by the collections and curators at Museum Victoria), and Voyages to the South Seas about French scientific expeditions to Australia.Review:
"This is fabulous work by author Danielle Clode ... who has brought the prehistoric giants to hair-raising life, and provided an invaluable resource for students and natural history buffs." --Amanda Ducker, The Mercury Magazine
"Reading like a modern day field guide, Prehistoric Giants is easy to read, well organised and informative. The glossy pictures...are a major highlight ... and make it suitable for adults and kids alike" --Kerensa McElroy, COSMOS magazine
"I don't often have the pleasure of reviewing good, engaging Australian nonfiction. I hope I shall, though, after reading Prehistoric Giants. This book is a keeper." --The Australian Reader
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Book Description 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. In the Footsteps of Giants, the second in the Museum Victoria Nature series, introduces the reader to the amazing world of Australian megafauna in the Pleistoceine era. Imagine an Australi.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 72 pages. 0.280. Bookseller Inventory # 9780980381320
Book Description 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. In the Footsteps of Giants, the second in the Museum Victoria Nature series, introduces the reader to the amazing world of Australian megafauna in the Pleistoceine era. Imagin.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 72 pages. 0.280. Bookseller Inventory # 9780980381320