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Stinging Trees and Wait-a-Whiles: Confessions of a Rainforest Biologist
The last traces of Australia's tropical rainforest, where the southeasterly winds bring rain to the coastal mountains, contain a unique assemblage of plants and animals, some primitive, many that are found nowhere else on earth. And fifteen years ago, they also contained Bill Laurance, a budding ecologist seduced by the nature of the landscape in north Queensland. Laurance ...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by University Of Chicago Press
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Very interesting account of a biologist in the Austrailan rain forest. The title refers to dangers. Wait-a-whiles are vines with fish hook like spines - if you are entangled you'll wait a while until help comes along to free you.