Cover art for Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials
Published
Csiro, August 2018
ISBN
9781486305148
Format
Hardcover

Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials

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Most living carnivorous marsupials lead a secretive and solitary existence. From tiny insect eaters to the formidable Tasmanian Devil, Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials offers rare insight into the history and habits of these creatures from their discovery by intrepid explorers and scientists to their unique life cycles and incredible ways of hunting prey.

Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials provides a guide to the worlds 136 living species of carnivorous marsupials and is packed with never-before-seen photos. Biogeography, relationships and conservation are also covered in detail. Readers are taken on a journey through remote Australia, the Americas and dark, mysterious New Guinea some of the last truly wild places on Earth. The book describes frenzied mating sessions, minuscule mammals that catch prey far larger than themselves, and extinct predators including marsupial lions, wolves and even sabre-toothed kangaroos.

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