Throwim Way Leg is a book of wonder and excitement, struggle and sadness, a love letter to Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. ‘In New Guinea Pidgin,’ Tim Flannery explains, ‘throwim way leg means to go on a journey. It describes the action of thrusting out your leg to take the first step of what can be a long march…’ Here he invites us to share in his breathtaking adventures, as he meets skilled hunters and befriends a shaman, climbs mountains never before scaled by Europeans, discovers new species and, deep in the jungle, stumbles across the giant bones of extinct marsupials. He also writes movingly about the fate of indigenous people when their intricate cultures collide with mining companies and the high-tech modern world.Biographie de l'auteur :
Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed writer, scientist and explorer. As a field zoologist he has discovered and named more than thirty new species of mammals, including two tree-kangaroos. His books include Country and the award–winning international bestsellers The Future Eaters, The Eternal Frontier and The Weather Makers. He has also edited and introduced many historical works, including The Birth of Sydney, The Diaries of William Buckley and The Explorers.
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Description du livre Trafalgar Square, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0297842722
Description du livre Trafalgar Square, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110297842722
Description du livre Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. New, in stock, ready for immediate dispatch by 1st Class Post/Airmail from the UK; ; New, shop stock which has been on display and may have some light shelfwear. Mammologist Tim Flannery assumed119513) Brand new book; Books Found Fast: Established in 1972, on-line since 2002, we sell new and used books, revenue from which benefits a number of UK Charities; Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000037429
Description du livre Trafalgar Square, 1998. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0297842722