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Author Moyal, Ann, 1926-2019

Title Koala : a historical biography / Ann Moyal ; associate, Michael Organ
Published Melbourne : CSIRO Pub., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Australian Natural History Series
Australian natural history series.
Contents 1. 'The land that waited' -- 2. Science and art; 3. Putting the animals on the map -- 4. The upside-down world -- 5. The indigenous people -- 6. Field and metropolis -- 7. Fire, fur and guns -- 8. The literary koala -- 9. Colin MacKenzie and the amazingkoala shoulder -- 10. The new protectors -- 11. Being and doing -- 12. The survivor? -- 13. Epilogue: Up close and personal
Summary This book examines the koala's long seclusion from discovery (1803), its slow penetration of the European classificatory system, its distinctive history, and its emergence through observation, artistic and scientific depiction. It also covers koala destruction through settlement and hunting in the 19th century through to its roles in the 20th century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Koala -- History
Koala -- Australia -- Pictorial works
Animals and civilization -- Australia
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
Animals and civilization
Genre/Form History.
Pictorial works.
Form Electronic book
Author Organ, Michael.
ISBN 9780643096226