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Throwim Way Leg by Tim Flannery

Throwim Way Leg by Tim Flannery

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Throwim Way Leg

Tree-Kangaroos, Possums and Penis Gourds – On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea

by Tim Flannery

The Text Publishing Company, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1998, [First Edition], ISBN 0871137313, colour photographic plates, line drawings, hardcover, dustjacket

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor chipping and indentations to back (see photographs)

“Flannery’s scientific voyage leads him to places he never dreamed of: he camps among cannibals and befriends Femsep, a legendary warrior who led the slaughter of colonial whites decades before.  He enters caves full of skeletons of long-extinct, giant marsupials, scales mountains previously untouched by Europeans, and is nearly killed when tribespeople decide to take revenge for their prior mistreatment by his “clan” (wildlife scientists).  And Flannery writes movingly of the fate of indigenous people on collision with the high-tech world of late-twentieth century industry.
In New Guinea Pidhin, thowim way leg means to thrust out your leg in the first step of  along journey.  Full of adventure, wit and natural wonders, Flannery’s narrative is just such a spectacular trip.”


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