Author(s): Timothy Flannery
First published in 1990, this reference won the Whitley Award for the Best Zoological Handbook. This revised and updated edition includes over 20 additional species, more information on the fossil record and on the biology of many of the mammals described. Provides a summary of the geological history, zoogeography, climate and vegetation of New Guinea as well as descriptions of each animal's biology, behaviour and distribution. Lavishly illustrated, includes a glossary, references and an index. The author is senior research scientist in mammalogy at the Australian Museum in Sydney. His other publications include 'Mammals of the Southwest Pacific and Moluccan Islands', and 'Australia's Vanishing Mammals'.