Throwim Way Leg

Throwim Way Leg

Tree-kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds--on the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea

Book - 1998
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In New Guinea pidgin, throwim way leg means to kick 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--a tour de force of travel, anthropology, and natural history.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 1998
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780871137319
0871137313
Call Number: 919.5 F614t 1998
Characteristics: 326 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 22, 2015

Flannery is a committed environmentalist and author of the The Weather Makers. This is his first book, based on his experiences as a young field biologist/anthropologist in New Guinea. It is a fascinating tale of exploration, scientific discovery and daring adventure in what he calls “the last great biological unknown”—camping among cannibals, befriending legendary warriors, and hunting extinct marsupials. Flannery’s storytelling embodies an Australian sense of humor and a deep compassion for the indigenous people.

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