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Australian Big Cats : An Unnatural History of Panthers - Michael Williams

Australian Big Cats

An Unnatural History of Panthers

Paperback Published: 20th March 2010
ISBN: 9780646530079
Number Of Pages: 456

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The Australian bush holds many secrets, and one of its biggest is ?about to be revealed. For decades there has been talk of big cats roaming the Australian bush. These large cats - predominantly black - have only afforded their witnesses fleeting glimpses, and left behind tantalising clues: scraps of fur, a paw print or three, unusually large scats, and livestock carcasses surgically dismembered and picked clean of flesh. In their wake, they leave carnage and bewilderment: What are they? How did they get here? The authors don't just ask the questions, they seek the answers, and what they have found will intrigue the sceptic and the believer alike. The book also dedicates a chapter to the profusion of sightings and speculation in neighbouring New Zealand, and sharing for the first time highlights from the unpublished manuscript of New Zealand's first big cat hunter. Flesh-and-blood or flight of fancy? Exotic pest, mutant feral or 'extinct' marsupial lion? Join the authors as they explore one of Australia's greatest wildlife mysteries. "The authors' even-handed, open-minded approach provides ample evidences for the theories they touch upon...this is a first-rate Fortean classic, fastidiously sourced, and essential reading for all students of the ABC phenomenon." - Fortean Times "At 434 pages, it's substantial. It's also highly readable, nicely formatted and very well illustrated. The authors have collated a vast amount of information gleaned not only from published sources but also from interviews with both eyewitnesses and people who have examined evidence firsthand. So, to anyone seriously interested in mystery animals, mystery big cats or Australian mammals in general, this book is a must-have..." - Dr Darren Naish, author of Scientific American blog Tetrapod Zoology


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This book is just amazing. I've heard lots of stories about the black panther but this book just really goes into detail in how these animals could have gotten into the wild from WWII mascots to train crashes transporting melanistic leopards and jaguars for circuses etc in the early 1900's. This book is very factual and addresses all questions you may have in detail, it really destroys the conspiracy and just beautifully illustrates how the animals have gotten here and how they may have survived etc. Absolutely awesome book, I have read it multiple times and have lent it to LOTS of my friends who couldn't get enough of it.

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Australian Big Cats

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ISBN: 9780646530079
ISBN-10: 0646530070
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 20th March 2010
Publisher: Strange Nation Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.79