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The Red Kangaroo in Central Australia
Author: Alan Newsome

ISBN: 9781486301553
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 July 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0
Description:
The red kangaroo is at the heart of Australia's ecological identity. It is Australia's largest terrestrial land mammal and the only kangaroo truly restricted to Australia's arid interior. Almost nothing was known about the ecology of the red kangaroo when a young Alan Newsome began to study it in 1957.

He discovered how droughts affect reproduction, why red kangaroos favour different habitats during droughts and that explosions in red kangaroo numbers were caused by changes to the landscape wrought by graziers. Most importantly, he realised the possibilities of enriching western science with Indigenous knowledge, a feat recognised today as one of the greatest achievements of his career.

First drafted in 1975 and now revised and prepared for publication by his son, The Red Kangaroo in Central Australia captures Alan's thoughts as a young ecologist working in Central Australia in the 1950s and 1960s.

About the Author

Dr Alan Newsome (1935-2007) was a pioneering ecologist. He was the first to conduct extensive studies on the red kangaroo in Central Australia and he bec...

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