Throwim way leg

tree-kangaroos, possums, and penis gourds--on the track of unknown mammals in wildest New Guinea
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Grove Press , New York
Indigenous peoples -- New Guinea, Mammals -- New Guinea, Zoology -- New Guinea, Ethnology -- New Guinea, Natural history -- New Guinea, New Guinea -- Social life and customs, New Guinea -- Description and t
StatementTim Flannery.
The Physical Object
Pagination326 p., [16] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18342726M
ISBN 100802136656
OCLC/WorldCa43515422

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.

As well as detailing what is involved in tracking down, sighting and examining his quarry /5. 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 by: 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 Throwim way leg book 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 inwhen 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 Throwim way leg book, 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.

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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.

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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.

Throwim Way Leg is far more than an adventure book. It is an insight into the ecosystem of New Guinea and the lives of the people and cultures that live there.

An incredibly difficult region to exploe due to the terrain of the country for many the only way they would ever be able to imagine how people live there is through a book like by:   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 thrusting out your leg to take the first step of what can be a long march ’/5(19). Editions for Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in Cited by: Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds Tim Flannery, Author Atlantic Monthly Press $25 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

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. 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 giant bones of extinct /5(15).

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.

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From the bestselling author of The Weather Makers: “An enthralling introduction to the mountain people of New Guinea.

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.Brand: Grove Atlantic. Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer, and conservationist. He has published more than scientific papers and several books, including the #1 international bestseller The Weather Makers, Throwim Way Leg, Here on Earth, and Among the Islands.

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 giant bones of extinct. The result is a dangerous book that you pick up at your peril, because it is so hard to put down.' Jared M.

Diamond 'Throwim Way Leg is New Guinea pidgin for "go on a journey". It is a book as fantastic as the wildest science fiction novel, as gripping as the darkest thriller and as moving as a love story /5().

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In the pidgin English of New Guinea, ‘throwim way leg’ is thrusting your leg forward on the first step of a long and arduous journey. Michael Rose's book, ’Darwin's Spectre,’ is similarly a great first step in the long journey from the first publication of Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory, to today's debates on all of the implications of evolution for modern science and : David Penny.

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