Tasmanian Devil

A unique and threatened animal

David Owen and David Pemberton

This is the first book published on the animal that has the distinction of being the world's largest marsupial carnivore, and it is packed with information that has never before been accessible to the general reader.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09202 3
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£12.99
Published:
March 2006
Size:
203 x 135 mm
Extent:
240 pp
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

The story of the Tasmanian devil is a remarkable one - surprising, controversial, funny and tragic. Few mammals have been so negatively named, but this book aims to reveal the true nature of the Tasmanian devil. Far from being a scavenging, ferocious oddity, it is a treasured and valuable wildlife species, and one that faces the threat of extinction.

In 1803 that a boatload of convicts, English officers and sailors gave the Tasmanian devil its name. Now, for the first time since Europeans first encountered this intriguing and misunderstood animal, the devil’s story is being told.

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Authors

David Owen is the author of nine novels, most of which are set in Tasmania. He is the editor of the Australian literary journal Island and the author of Thylacine: The tragic tale of the Tasmanian tiger.

David Pemberton is the Vertebrate Curator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart.

Reviews

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"A valuable and long overdue contribution to our knowledge of this marsupial…a book that deserves to become the chief work of reference."

The Times Literary Supplement

"The authors have succeeded in demystifying the Tasmanian devil and reveal a fascinating creature."

Nature: International Journal of Science

"Excellent reading."

New Scientist

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