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  • Published: 27 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141979199
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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Throwim Way Leg

An Adventure



'Tim Flannery is in the league of the all-time great explorers like Dr David Livingstone' Sir David Attenborough

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...' Here he invites us to share in his breathtaking adventures, as he meets skilled hunters and befriends a shaman, climbs mountains never before scaled by Europeans, discovers new species and, deep in the jungle, stumbles across the giant bones of extinct marsupials. He also writes movingly about the fate of indigenous people when their intricate cultures collide with mining companies and the high-tech modern world.

  • Published: 27 February 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141979199
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the author

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is director of the South Australian Museum in Adelaide. He is the author of nine books, including The Eternal Frontier, Throwim Way Leg and A Gap in Nature.

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Praise for Throwim Way Leg

This book combines an irresistible author with an irresistible subject: Tim Flannery, a great zoologist and writer about science, relating his explorations of New Guinea, a vivid tropical universe

Jared Diamond

An enthralling introduction to the mountain people of New Guinea - unimaginably remote, charming, cunning, cruel, subtle and appealing - and to their magnificent land

New York Times Book Review

Australia has found its own Stephen Jay Gould

Times Literary Supplement

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