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The Koala Book
By Philip Wright (photographer), Ann Sharp and Christiane Scheffler (photographer)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pelican Pub Co Inc
Publication date September 1, 1995
Pages 160
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565541603
ISBN-10 156554160X
Dimensions 1 by 8.50 by 12 in.
Weight 2.20 lbs.
Published in Other
Original list price $35.00 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

It's no secret that koalas are some of the best-loved creatures in the animal kingdom. Now for the first time, the koala's story is portrayed in a large format with 160
striking photographs and accompanying text.

The Koala Book describes the native forests before the onset of human settlement. Only in some of the old-growth forests such as Wild Cattle Creek can one catch a glimpse of how koalas might have lived. The lovable koala's physical attributes are then discussed, covering everything from its paws and claws to its backward opening pouch.

Maps illustrate its population and range. The type of habitat that supports the koala and the factors that determine where koalas occur are also given. Sadly, its habitat has been decreased by 80 percent since the encroachment of civilization.

Interaction among themselves and with people, as well as the very important issue of species endangerment and the need for increased conservation efforts to save the koala, are covered. Written in conjunction with The Australian Koala Foundation, this book is an attempt to educate the public as of the seriousness of the koala's predicament, while celebrating its presence.

Chapter 8 promotes the koala as a symbol for hope, conservation, and other causes, providing countless examples of how the koala has been used in the past for
publicity, promotion, and advertising.

Pretty enough to be a coffee-table book, The Koala Book is much, much more. Readers of all ages will find the wealth of information stimulating, inspiring, and just plain fun.

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9781565541603 | details & prices | 160 pages | 8.50 × 12.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $35.00
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