Upside Down World

Upside Down World

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Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Eurocentric perceptions of natural history led to the flora and fauna of the new colony of New South Wales being viewed as deficient and inferior. The swans of the colony were black and eagles white, birds built shell-strewn avenues of sticks to cavort in and parrots walked on the ground. Olsen documents how our scientific knowledge evolved, using collectors' and naturalists' journals to enhance her stories.(Willem van Oudhoorn) Nelson, Charles, a#39;Nicolaas Witsena#39;s Letter of 1688 to Martin Lister about a Dutch Expedition to the South Land (Western Australia): The ... New York: Gramercy, 2006. ... Nye, Errol R., Chris R. Dickman and Richard T. Kingsford, a#39;A Wild Goose Chasea€”Temporal and Spatial Variation in the Distribution of the Magpie Goose ... Russ, Karl, The Speaking Parrots: A Scientific Manual.

Title:Upside Down World
Author:Penny Olsen
Publisher:National Library Australia - 2010-01-01


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