The Resource Upside down world : early European impressions of Australia's curious animals, Penny Olsen

Upside down world : early European impressions of Australia's curious animals, Penny Olsen

Label
Upside down world : early European impressions of Australia's curious animals
Title
Upside down world
Title remainder
early European impressions of Australia's curious animals
Statement of responsibility
Penny Olsen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Eurocentric perceptions of natural history led to the flora and fauna of the new colony of New South Wales being viewed as deficient and inferior. The swans of the colony were black and eagles white, birds built shell-strewn avenues of sticks to cavort in and parrots walked on the ground. Olsen documents how our scientific knowledge evolved, using collectors' and naturalists' journals to enhance her stories
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL338
LC item number
.O474 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Upside down world : early European impressions of Australia's curious animals, Penny Olsen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (p. 244-251) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Mammals -- Birds -- Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish -- Who's Who: the major observers -- List of current common and scientific namesw -- List of illustrations -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000045275810
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[x], 225 p.
Isbn
9780642277060
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2010444396
Other physical details
ill., maps, port. facsim.
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.b25011704
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • sr25011704
  • (OCoLC)512207832

Library Locations

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