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    35 starsThrowim Way Leg is the fifth book by Australian mammalogist palaeontologist environmentalist global warming activist and author Tim Fl

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    Throwim' Way Leg Tree Kangaroos Possums and Penis Gourds guides the reader to tops of misty mountains beside a tropical glacier for real over swinging vine bridges and through malaria infested swampland If that isn't enough

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    Yes they really wear gourds on their penises Oh do admit you were dying to know Parental guidance recommended for viewing

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    Tim Flannery a zoologist with the Australian Museum has been traveling since the early 1980's to New Guinea where he's discovered lots of new mammal and other animal species most notably the black and white ground living tree kangaroo Dendrolagus mbaiso The spirit of this memoir is generally one of wonder adven

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    A fantastic narrative in Papua New Guinea This book will make you see how a primitive culture is actually a superior intellect evolved specifically for its environment You would not last 2 days in the forest of Papua New Guinea an environment where native people have lived for thousands of years Cannibalism will also make sense in t

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    Tim Flannery is a biologist studying the mammals of New Guinea This book describes his expeditions to the island both the independent half and the Indonesian ruled half in the 1980s and the 1990s Flannery did discover several mammals new to Western science though not to the local hunters a new species of cave nesting bat a new spe

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    I love travelogues about Papua New Guinea It's one of the only places left where you can if you try hard enough travel back to the Stone Age Everything feels a bit real there in a gritty but wacky way Here also is a rare glimpse into the Indonesia controlled Irian Jaya side of the island yet another case of a 'civilized' militari

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    Very interesting and one of the best sources of detailed biological and cultural info on Papua New Guinea Irian Jaya that I've found Flannery is

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    I enjoyed reading about Flannery's travels through New Guinea and learned about the country its flora fauna and people I didn't think it was very well written though a bit fluffy I also wish there were better maps and photos The subject matter is especially interesting to me because I'm a biologist my mother was born in Irian Jaya and I protested against Freeport McMoran as a college student from 1995 1998

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CHARACTERS ´ THECOLCHESTERCIRCLE.CO.UK ☆ Tim Flannery

Flannery travels to the unexplored regions of New Guinea in search of species that science has yet to discover or Throwim Way PDF classify He finds many from a community of giant cave bats that were supposedly extinct to the elusive black and white tree kangaroo and along the way has a weal 35 starsThrowim Way Leg is the fifth book by Australian mammalogist palaeontologist environmentalist global warming activist and author Tim Flannery It describes his many expeditions into Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya in uest of various wildlife species As well as detailing what is involved in tracking down sighting and examining his uarry Flannery comments on the huge challenge faced by those involved with environmental conservation in an undeveloped country such as this While the myriad of species which get a mention may fascinate or may make the eyes glaze over Flannery s tales of his encounters with the locals are interesting freuently curious and uite often hilarious Nor is he averse to relating anecdotes that paint him in a less than favourable light the laugh is often on Tim Accounts of misadventures with pythons and possums rats and bats giardia and entamoeba malaria and altitude sickness tree kangaroos and a tropical glacier an angry villager and a tapeworm snacker all provide diversion and entertainmentFlannery includes a wealth of information about the fauna of New Guinea about the people and about plundering of natural resources the last chapter is a sober commentary on the unrest fomenting between the Kamoro lowlanders and Amungme highlanders PT Freeport Indonesia and the Indonesian military at the time This is an interesting and thought provoking read

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Throwim Way Leg

Th of unforgettable adventures Flannery scales cliffs descends into caverns and cheats death both from disease and at the hands of the local cannibals who wish to take revenge on his clan of wildlife scientists He eventually befriends the tribespeople who become companions in his uest and w view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler

CHARACTERS ´ THECOLCHESTERCIRCLE.CO.UK ☆ Tim Flannery

Hose contributions to his research prove invaluable In New Guinea pidgin throwim way leg means to take the first step of a long journey The journey in this book is a wild ride full of natural wonders and Flannery's trademark wit a tour de force of travelogue anthropology and natural history Tim Flannery is a biologist studying the mammals of New Guinea This book describes his expeditions to the island both the independent half and the Indonesian ruled half in the 1980s and the 1990s Flannery did discover several mammals new to Western science though not to the local hunters a new species of cave nesting bat a new species of tree kangaroo a new species of ground living tree kangaroo and so on in a cave he found the bones of an extinct panda sized herbivorous marsupial and an extinct wallaby The animals are not as interesting though as the indigenous people Flannery worked withThe hunters gatherers knew the natural history of their region could imitate the calls of many animals and tracked and hunted specimens for Flannery However they had little understanding of the outside world A Papuan man once asked Flannery how to make an airplane Well you take ore out of the ground like in the mine you ve seen smelt it and cast the metal and form it into the wings fuselage and propeller at a factory it takes the organized labor of many people to make an airplane and no single man knows it all No just tell me how to make them He did not understand that Flannery did not possess a magical formula for making airplanes which he refused to share out of sheer selfishness Another complained to Flannery that the central government has given transistor radios to all the ghosts but not to the live residents of his village A Christian missionary told Flannery that when he first described heaven and hell to his parishioners and showed proselytizing cartoons to them they all preferred hell dark skinned humanoids sticking many pronged spears into white men next to a warm fire is of course much attractive than menacing looking white men in a misty place reminiscent of cold mountaintops An American ornithologist and a zoologist paid a tribe too little for their help so they decided to avenge this by killing the next Western biologist who comes to their tribal area as they would kill a clansman of a Papuan who has wronged them Fortunately Flannery avoided being killed by throwing a pig feast and making a formal agreement with the tribe about compensation for their workThe traditional way of life is being slowly destroyed by environmentally destructive gold and copper mining immigration from other Indonesian islands into the Indonesian half of New Guinea Christian missionaries eradicating pagan customs and beliefs introduced disease such as tuberculosis and the pig tapeworm which is transmitted to humans who eat undercooked pork and can form cysts in the brain and accessibility of modern goods such as second hand clothes Of course the old days were no golden age An old Papuan once told Flannery how his village raided another village he thought that they had slaughtered everyone when he noticed a baby not yet a year old in a string bag up in a tree he slung the bag over his shoulder and the baby fell asleep between the severed limbs of its parents The raider raised the baby as his own son As he was telling this story his wife chimed in when they ate the baby s fat parents she had enough milk to nurse two children Yet the Papuans are not given a choice whether to live the old way or the modern way