Throwim Way Leg

Throwim Way Leg
Publisher Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date
Category Travel
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780802191113
Rating 4/5 from 5 reviews
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Tim Flannery is a scientist of international standing, a world expert on the fauna of New Guinea with twenty new species and seven books to his credit. In Throwim Way Leg, he takes us into the field and on an unforgettable journey into the heart of this mysterious and uncharted country. The result is a book of wonder and excitement, brimming with marvelous stories. Flannery’s scientific voyage leads him to places he never dreamed of: he camps among cannibals and befriends Femsep, a legendary warrior who led the slaughter of colonial whites decades before. He enters caves full of skeletons of long-extinct, giant marsupials, scales mountains previously untouched by Europeans, and is nearly killed when tribes people decide to take revenge for their prior mistreatment by his “clan” (wildlife scientists). And Flannery writes movingly of the fate of indigenous people in collision with the high-tech world of late-twentieth-century industry. In New Guinea pidgin, throwim way leg means to thrust out your leg on the first step of a long journey. Full of adventure, wit, and natural wonders, Flannery’s narrative is just such a spectacular trip. Like Redmond O’Hanlon’s classics Into the Heart of Borneo and No Mercy, Throwim Way Leg is a tour de force of travel, anthropology, and natural history.

Throwim Way Leg
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2014-12-09

Tim Flannery is a scientist of international standing, a world expert on the fauna of New Guinea with twenty new species and seven books to his credit. In Throwim Way Leg, he takes us into the field and on an unforgettable journey into the heart of this mysterious and uncharted

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The Weather Makers
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01

The #1 international bestseller on climate change that’s been endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy executives around the world. Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to worldwide prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account

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The Eternal Frontier
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2015-01-07

A comprehensive history of the continent, “full of engaging and attention-catching information about North America’s geology, climate, and paleontology” (The Washington Post Book World). Here, “the rock star of modern science” tells the unforgettable story of the geological and biological evolution of the North American continent, from the time

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Europe
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12

A tale of cave bears and comet strikes and a hundred million years of history by the bestselling author of Here on Earth: “Marvelous.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) In Europe: A Natural History, world-renowned scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery applies the eloquent interdisciplinary approach he used in his ecological

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Atmosphere of Hope
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06

A decade ago, Tim Flannery’s #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth’s climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public engagement with the

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The Future Eaters
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2002

Humans first settled the islands of Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and New Guinea some sixty millennia ago, and as they had elsewhere across the globe, immediately began altering the environment by hunting and trapping animals and gathering fruits and vegetables. In this illustrated iconoclastic ecological history, acclaimed scientist and

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The Life and Adventures of John Nicol  Mariner
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2015-01-07

The international bestselling true story of an eighteenth-century sailor’s extraordinary voyages, compiled by the celebrated scientist and historian. In his many voyages, the Scottish-born sailor John Nicol twice circumnavigated the globe, visiting every inhabited continent while witnessing and participating in many of the greatest events of exploration and adventure

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Among The Islands
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30

Twenty-five years ago, a young Australian museum curator named Tim Flannery set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia, the young scientist found himself ghost whispering, snake wrestling and Quadoi hunting in search of a

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Return to Warden s Grove
  • Author : Christopher Norment
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-01

Based on three seasons of field research in the Canadian Arctic, Christopher Norment’s exquisitely crafted meditation on science and nature, wildness and civilization, is marked by bottomless prose, reflection on timeless questions, and keen observations of the world and our place in it. In an era increasingly marked by

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The Birth of Melbourne
  • Author : Tim Fridtjof Flannery
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004

In 1835 John Batman sailed up the Yarra and was astonished by the beauty of the land. It was a temperate Kakadu, teeming with wildlife and with soils rich enough to spawn pastoral empires. With the discovery of gold, the city was transformed almost overnight into 'marvellous Melbourne'. And yet, as

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Wild Solutions
  • Author : Andrew Beattie,Paul R. Ehrlich
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01

We live on an unexplored planet, ignorant of more than eighty percent of the species that share our world. In this fascinating and abundantly illustrated book, two eminent ecologists discuss the biological diversity of the Earth, showing how the natural systems that surround us play an essential role in protecting

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Here on Earth
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2011-04-05

From the internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, and conservationist comes an awe-inspiring account of earth’s evolution. Beginning at the moment of creation with the Big Bang, Here on Earth explores the evolution of Earth from a galactic cloud of dust and gas to a planet with a metallic core and

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A Return to Modesty
  • Author : Wendy Shalit
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000-01-24

Lamenting the stress-inducing pressure that modern society places on young women to be sexually active, the author calls for a renewed respect for women's privacy and their desire to take intimacy seriously.

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The Climate Cure
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03

An urgent and essential call to arms from one of Australia’s most respected climate scientists, Tim Flannery. A compelling and solution-focused declaration of the action required to win the climate battle, and how change must start in our board rooms and parliaments.

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Weird  Wild  Amazing   Exploring the Incredible World of Animals
  • Author : Tim Flannery
  • Publisher : WW Norton
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04

Internationally renowned author and scientist Tim Flannery’s first children’s book is a humorous, informed, and accessible deep-dive into the natural world. Are zombie jellyfish real? Do frogs like opera? What’s it like to wrestle a python? Tim Flannery has the answers. Introducing some of the most spectacular

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