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RETURN OF THE PHASMID
Australia's rarest insect fights back from the brink of extinction - Product Details

RETURN OF THE PHASMID
Australia's rarest insect fights back from the brink of extinction
by Rick Wilkinson

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Catalog #3575, Return-of-the-Phasmid

2014, 158 pages, color and b/w photos, illustrations. Foreward by Dame Jane Goodall. This book follows the amazing story of one of the rarest insects to walk the earth.  The Lord Howe Island stick insect (Dryococelus australis), presumed extinct for 80 years from Lord Howe Island due to an invasion of rats in the 1920s and its astonishing rediscovery decades later by rock climbers scaling a mid-ocean volcanic spire.  The book details the recovery program by a team of scientists and a controversial plan to restore it to its rightful home.

This incredible journey of a creature that has returned from extinction with the help of many, including the dedicated Keepers from Melbourne Zoo, blending science, adventure and history, this is the enthralling true story of the rarest insect in Australia, perhaps the world.  Copies are autographed; paperback; 9 x 9".

3575 Wilkinson, Return of the Phasmid

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