The Secret Life of Wombats

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Text Publishing, Jan 30, 2012 - Nature - 240 pages
3 Reviews
Whitley Award winner for Best Popular Zoology Book.

With his usual brilliance James Woodford, bestselling author of The Wollemi Pine, explores the wombat's bizarre evolutionary history and perilous future: a mere 65 northern hairy-nosed wombats remain in the wild.

But this book also tells the extraordinary story of Peter Nicholson, a schoolboy from Timbertop who in the 1960s learned more about the secret lives of these animals than anyone before him.

This is popular science writing at its best: an irresistible subject in the hands of an irrepressible author.

'Woodford has done the research, he has read widely, spoken with the major wombat pundits and with the lay observers. He has travelled to gain direct experience of all species...I know more about wombats than I did, and retain some stark images which I hope never to lose.' Sunday Age

  

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Review: The Secret Life of Wombats

User Review  - Tracy Walker - Goodreads

I love wombats, I love everything about wombats. This book made me love wombats even more. Well researched providing a fascinating insight into these fearless creatures. Who ever knew that a wombat can beat the fastest human over 100m and 200m? Read full review

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User Review  - LauraW - Goodreads

This is a great book for budding natural scientists. Read full review

Contents

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III
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IV
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V
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VIII
129
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About the author (2012)

James Woodford is a science and environment writer for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1996 he won the Eureka Prize for environmental journalism, and was awarded the prestigious Michael Daley prize for science journalism in 1996 and 1997. His hugely entertaining book on wombats, The Secret Life of Wombats, won the Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Award for Best Natural History Book. He lives with his family on the south coast of NSW.

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