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Published by Penguin Books Australia Ltd. (first published June 4th 2002)
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Velvetink
If I could give it 6 stars I would. Reading Low creates a paradigm shift in your thoughts about Nature, the environment, and the whole she-bang of animal life on Earth and our (human) place in it. No matter what side of the ecology fence you are on - conservative or radical greenie this book will fundamentally alter your perceptions.

(I sat up all night to finish this and typing in the pre-dawn with no lights. A review down the track.)
Tuck
Dec 27, 2011 Tuck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: natural-history
well written, full of facts, not too pedantic, but a bit dated now (i would be interested to see his thoughts on global warning now, a decade after he wrote this) book about "nature" and "humans" and how we are nature, yeah but sure, we shit BIG in our and our animal and plant neighbors nests, but in certain cases animals and plants are THRIVING because of the messes and disruptions we create through land clearing, fire, fire suppression, water manipulation, etc... almost exclusively Australian, ...more
Madzeuxis
Jun 30, 2014 Madzeuxis rated it it was ok
I got about half way through this book and had to give up. It's a long rant using many native Australian examples. Don't get me wrong, it's very interesting, but probably more so for an Australian native ecologist. I may give it another try once I'm not doing ecology during the day as well... Goodreads definitely needs a way to add "books I gave up on".
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Tim Low is an Australian biologist and author of articles and books on nature and conservation.
For twenty years Low wrote a column in Nature Australia, Australia's leading nature magazine. He contributes to Australian Geographic and other magazines.

Low became very interested in reptiles as a teenager and discovered several new species of lizard. He named the chain-backed dtella (Gehyra catenata) a
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