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More About This Title Tasmanian Devil
Packed with information that has only been published in scientific journals, if ever at all, this collection of biological facts challenges the misconceptions associated with Australia's most famous marsupial. Far from being a scavenging, ferocious oddity, an image perpetuated by the infamous cartoon character, the Tasmanian Devil is actually a treasured and valuable wildlife species facing extinction. By sharing the surprising, controversial, funny, and tragic history behind the world's largest marsupial carnivore, this new guidebook covers all aspects of the biology and the habitat of the Tasmanian Devil.
David Owen is the editor of the Australian literary journal Island. He is the author of nine novels and Thylacine: The Tragic Tale of the Tasmanian Tiger. David Pemberton is the Vertebrate Curator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
"A superbly readable account of this bizarre marsupial...the animal beneath the misnomer." The New York Sun