Kangaroos

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Csiro Publishing, 2012 - Nature - 208 pages
* Appreciation of the diversity of kangaroos in Australia and their lifestyles
* Insight into the ecology of kangaroos as it pertains to conservation issues
* Provides an understanding of the historical evolution of a major group of Australian mammals

This book provides a clear and accessible account of kangaroos, showing how their reproductive patterns, social structure and other aspects of their biology make them well adapted to Australia's harsh climate and demanding environment.

Since the last edition of this book nearly 20 years ago, much more is now known about the biology and ecology of these iconic animals. This completely revised edition describes these new perspectives and attempts to counter the many urban and rural myths that still exist.
 

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Contents

1 What are kangaroos?
1
2 Types of kangaroo
15
3 Population structure dispersal and mortality
33
4 Social organisation
61
5 Reproductive biology
87
Colour plates
105
6 Life history
113
7 Living in the environment feeding
131
8 Living in the environment environmental physiology
149
9 Kangaroos and humans Aborigines
167
10 Kangaroos and humans Europeans
181
References
193
Index
202
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About the author (2012)

Terence J. Dawson has studied kangaroos for 45 years, largely at the UNSW, including 30 years as a Professor. Although he retired in 2002, he still actively researches. He has authored over 160 refereed publications and two books. He initiated the UNSW Press Natural History Series, and was the initial Series Editor.

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