Of Marsupials and Men

Of Marsupials and Men

From the 'snake men' who fearlessly thrust their arms into hollow logs just to see what might happen, to the top-secret plan to smuggle a platypus to Winston Churchill at the height of World War II, these are their stories.

Author: Alastair Paton

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ISBN: 1760643645

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Of Marsupials and Men

Of Marsupials and Men

Many of the gaps in our understanding were filled by the original 'platypus man', Henry Burrell. He published the first major ... He immediately established a small private zoo, where was he kept a collection of marsupials and birds.

Author: Alistair Paton

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781743822487

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Of Marsupials and Men recounts the fascinating and often hilarious history of the men and women who dedicated their lives to understanding Australia’s native animals. To the first European colonists, Australian wildlife was bewildering. Marsupials and gum trees seemed strange and hostile; rabbits, sheep and oak trees were familiar and safe. A bustling animal trade soon developed in both directions: foxes, starlings and other reminders of ‘home’ were unleashed on the Australian landscape, while countless Australian animals found themselves in Europe as stuffed specimens or living curiosities in zoos and private collections. Into this picture stepped a remarkable band of enthusiastic amateurs who were determined to get to know the fauna of the new colony. Equal parts inspiring and outlandish, over the next 150 years they would advance scientific understanding and transform public attitudes to Australian wildlife. From the ‘snake men’ who fearlessly thrust their arms into hollow logs just to see what might happen, to the top-secret plan to smuggle a platypus to Winston Churchill at the height of World War II, these are their stories.
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Of Marsupials and Men

Of Marsupials and Men

From the 'snake men' who fearlessly thrust their arms into hollow logs just to see what might happen, to the top-secret plan to smuggle a platypus to Winston Churchill at the height of World War II, these are their stories.

Author: Alistair Paton

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ISBN: 0369389093

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A rollicking history of Australia's amateur scientists, from settlement to the present To the first European colonists, Australian wildlife was bewildering. Marsupials and gum trees seemed strange and hostile; rabbits, sheep and oak trees were familiar and safe. A bustling animal trade soon developed in both directions: foxes, starlings and other reminders of 'home' were unleashed on the Australian landscape, while countless Australian animals found themselves in Europe as stuffed specimens or living curiosities in zoos and private collections. Into this picture stepped a remarkable band of enthusiastic amateurs who were determined to get to know the fauna of the new colony. Equal parts inspiring and outlandish, over the next 150 years they would advance scientific understanding and transform public attitudes to Australian wildlife. From the 'snake men' who fearlessly thrust their arms into hollow logs just to see what might happen, to the top-secret plan to smuggle a platypus to Winston Churchill at the height of World War II, these are their stories.
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Food Rules

Food Rules

In effect , the Seltaman cult system , like many of the male cult secret systems of the Melanesian area , easily lends ... A marsupial seen by women or children cannot have its bones burned in sacrifice ; those which the men eat and ...

Author: Harriet Whitehead

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472097059

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Presents a radically new picture of the role of social actors in the making of culture
Categories: Social Science

The Evolution of Man

The Evolution of Man

Some features are also peculiar to the Marsupials, such as the construction of the male and female sexual organs and the form of the lower jaw. The Marsupials are distinguished by a peculiar hook-like bony process that bends from the ...

Author: Ernst Haeckel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752356717

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

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Reproduction of the original: The Evolution of Man by Ernst Haeckel
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One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights Tales form 1972 1985

One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights  Tales form 1972 1985

One day, two men from this village took their dog and went to hunt for food in the forest in the very early morning. They walked into the forest and set traps to kill pigs or marsupials (kapul). They set many of these all over.

Author: Thomas H. Slone

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ISBN: 9780971412705

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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A two-volume collection of folktales that were published in Papua New Guinea's Wantok newspaper. The two-volume collection presents the complete set of 1047 folktales that were originally published from 1972 through 1997 in Tok Pisin.
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One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights Tales from 1986 1997 indices glossary references and maps

One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights  Tales from 1986 1997  indices  glossary  references and maps

There were two men's houses and the leaders of these two houses were Kuman and Kamare. One time, there was a young woman ... The marsupials did not have a way to escape, so the men finished them off. They walked further and continued ...

Author: Thomas H. Slone

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ISBN: 9780971412712

Category: Social Science

Page: 615

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A two-volume collection of folktales that were published in Papua New Guinea's Wantok newspaper. The two-volume collection presents the complete set of 1047 folktales that were originally published from 1972 through 1997 in Tok Pisin.
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Yearbook of Pediatric Endocrinology 2013

Yearbook of Pediatric Endocrinology 2013

This review systematically synthesizes and discusses the published research studies on hair cortisol, chronic stress and mental health. Of marsupials and men: 'backdoor' dihydrotestosterone synthesis in male sexual differentiation ...

Author: K. Ong

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783318025071

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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The body of knowledge in most medical specialties is rapidly expanding, making it virtually impossible to follow all advances in clinical and basic sciences that are relevant to a given field. This is particularly true in pediatric endocrinology, at the cross-road of pediatrics, endocrinology, development and genetics.
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The Biology of Marsupials

The Biology of Marsupials

Historically, man has used certain marsupial species as food. hunted them for sport, and kept them as pets. General awareness of these animals has been largely sustained by their great anatomic diversity, the presence of a marsupium in ...

Author: Don II Hunsaker

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323146203

Category: Nature

Page: 556

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The Biology of Marsupials is a compilation and analysis of the research conducted on New World marsupials that covers both Australian and didelphid marsupials. It is organized into nine chapters that aim to bring scientific community the information available on certain aspects of marsupial biology. After presenting data on karyotypes, comparative serology, classification, and phylogenetic inferences of marsupials, this book goes on discussing the organism's chromosomes, cell cycles, and cytogenetics. A chapter covers the ecological strategies and adaptations of marsupial family, particularly, of the Didelphis virginiana. Another chapter discusses marsupial neurology; evidence of commonalities with eutherian nervous systems; distinctive features peculiar to the marsupial subclass; and neural specialization identification of particular genera and species in this subclass. The following chapter describes the plasticity, variability, and generability of the behavior patterns of marsupials. This book also describes the anatomy and histologic, embryologic, and gerontologic observations of Marmosa robinsoni. The concluding chapters discuss diseases of both American and Australasian marsupials based on zoological, wildlife, parasitological, and veterinary medical studies. Supplemental texts are also provided. This book is ideal for researchers in the fields of developmental anatomy, immunology, neurology, and many aspects of comparative medicine and behavior.
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Dispossession and the Environment

Dispossession and the Environment

Unavisa Gimi men hunt marsupials both purposefully and opportunistically, yet highly prized marsupials live at high altitudes and are difficult to find without well-trained hunting dogs. In the past, much marsupial meat was taboo.

Author: Paige West

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231541923

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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When journalists, developers, surf tourists, and conservation NGOs cast Papua New Guineans as living in a prior nature and prior culture, they devalue their knowledge and practice, facilitating their dispossession. Paige West's searing study reveals how a range of actors produce and reinforce inequalities in today's globalized world. She shows how racist rhetorics of representation underlie all uneven patterns of development and seeks a more robust understanding of the ideological work that capital requires for constant regeneration.
Categories: Social Science