The Platypus: A Unique Mammal
Along with the kangaroos, the platypus is totally identified with Australia, and no other living animal has intrigues and fascinated the layperson and the scientist to quite the same degree. This book confines itself to the know facts rather than to the myths and legends with surround this beautiful, secretive and shy creature. In a clear narrative style assisted by superb illustrations, The Platypus takes us through the four seasons in the life of a platypus, describing for us what they eat, where they live, how they reproduce and how they are adapted for survival in an environment that is periodically ravaged by floods and droughts. This third edition of The Platypus has been thoroughly revised and re-designed enabling the reader to be fully up-to-date on the latest research findings about this unique Australian creature.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
activity adapted adult animals appear Augee Australian bank bill blood body body temperature brain breeding breeding season burrows called captivity carried cells changes cold Creek diagram distribution diving early enter feeding female Figure floods fossil glands Grant T R habitat heat home ranges increase indicate individuals Journal juvenile known lactation late length less live lower male mammals marked marsupials means milk monotremes months moved Natural nesting burrows nets normal observations occur Ornithorhynchus anatinus oxygen period Photo platy platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus pool population probably produce range reported reproductive season seen Shoalhaven River shown shows side skin Society South Wales species spring spur Stage streams structure suggested summer surface Sydney tail Tasmania teeth temperature Thredbo River transmitter upper urogenital sinus various weight wild winter young Zoological