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Author Moyal, Ann, 1926-2019

Title Koala : a historical biography / Ann Moyal ; associate, Michael Organ.

Publication Info. 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.
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.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Koala -- History.
Koala -- Australia -- Pictorial works.
Animals and civilization -- Australia.
Animals and civilization.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
Animals and civilization. (OCoLC)fst00809565
Koala. (OCoLC)fst00988226
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Organ, Michael.
Other Form: Print version: Moyal, Ann, 1926- Koala. Collingwood, VIC, Australia : CSIRO Pub., 2008 9780643094017 (DLC) 2009497123 (OCoLC)181422462
ISBN 9780643096226 (electronic bk.)
0643096221 (electronic bk.)
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