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Wombats : Australian Natural History S. - Barbara Triggs


Australian Natural History S.

By: Barbara Triggs, Peter Schouten (Illustrator)

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* Over 100 illustrations, including 28 color plates* Drawings by Peter Schouten* New information on the two hairy-nosed species of wombatsOne of Australia's most engaging marsupials, the wombat is also one of the most disparaged and least understood. Often depicted as slow, muddle-headed and clumsy, it can, in fact, outpace a human or a dog over a short distance. Wombats are quick to learn and superbly adapted to their burrowing way of life.This book gives a full account of the wombat's way of life and examines the many hazards that wombats face. Dealing mainly with the Bare-nosed Wombat, "Vombatus ursinus," it includes the latest information on the Southern and Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats, "Lasiorhinus latifrons" and "Lasiorhiunus krefftii," among the world's most endangered animals. The book also gives practical advice on rearing orphan wombats.

Prefacep. iv
Evolution and early historyp. 1
The wombat itselfp. 13
Burrowsp. 21
What goes on in a burrow?p. 35
Life above groundp. 41
From birth to maturityp. 69
Dangers, disorders and disastersp. 99
Wombats in the wardrobep. 123
Growth and developmentp. 133
Hand-rearing orphan wombatsp. 134
References and further readingp. 141
Indexp. 151
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ISBN: 9780643096011
ISBN-10: 0643096019
Series: Australian Natural History S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st September 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised