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Throwim way leg adventures in the jungles of New Guinea by Tim Flannery

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Published by Phoenix in London .
Written in English

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StatementTim Flannery
SeriesA Phoenix paperback, A Phoenix paperback
The Physical Object
Pagination326 str., [16] str. barvnih pril. :
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24943627M
ISBN 100753807416
ISBN 109780753807415

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Throwim 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 quest of various wildlife species/5(16). Throwim Way Leg Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds--On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea by Tim Flannery “[Throwim Way Leg] is an enthralling introduction to the mountain people of New Guinea–unimaginably remote, charming, cunning, cruel, subtle and appealing–and to their magnificent land. Throwim Way Leg is an involving introduction to some of the indigenous peoples and geographies of the New Guinea highlands. May External links: buy from or - share this review on Facebook or Twitter Related reviews: books about Oceania + Pacific history - more travel - books published by Text Publishing. The title of his book, ''Throwim Way Leg,'' is pidgin for going on a journey. Flannery, a celebrated mammalogist and paleontologist at the Australian Museum in Sydney, made 15 long research excursions into New Guinea beginning in , when he was 26; in a dozen years he identified at least 17 new species of mammals, and his ''Mammals of New.

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. Flannery (The Future Eaters, not reviewed), a mammologist at home in the field, reports on his researches in a distinctly remote patch of upcountry New Guinea, which is about as upcountry as you can get. This is natural history in the raw, where personal comfort and safety take a backseat to the thrill of trooping about in those rare blank spots on the zoological map.   Throwim Way Leg is unputdownable, a book of wonder and excitement, of struggle and sadness, a love letter to Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya.. This book brims with marvellous stories. Tim Flannery meets skilled hunters and befriends a shaman. He climbs mountains never before scaled by Europeans, discovers new species and stumbles across the .   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. show more. Product details/5().

Throwim Way Leg. By: This is a deep, wide-ranging, and wildly entertaining book. "Thrown Way Leg" means to go on a journey and it is also Tim Flannery's invitation to join him on his breathtaking adventure through the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. Flannery meets skilled hunters, befriends shaman, climbs mountains never. Throwim Way Leg is a book of wonder and excitement, struggle and sadness, a love letter to Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. 'In New Guinea Pidgin,' Tim Flannery explains, 'throwim way leg means to go on a journey. It describes the action of thrust. Not surprisingly, the native flora and fauna also harbor undiscovered treasures. Tim Flannery describes his love affair in Throwim Way Leg. In New Guinea Pidgin, throwim way leg means to go on a journey, Flannery writes. It describes the action of thrusting out your leg to take the first step of what can be a long march.   Throwim way leg, PART I MT ALBERT EDWARD, 1 Buai impressionism, 2 The fear of heaven, 3 Out of the ether, 4 Life above the forest, 5 The poet and the python, PART II MIYANMIN, 6 Spat from the sky, 7 The last people, 8 Boobiari, 9 Rausim laplap bilong kok, 10 The world underground, 11 No greater love, 12 The refugees, PART III TELEFOMIN,/5.