Flying Fox and Drifting Sand - the adventures of a biologist in Australia (Anthony Huxley's copy)

By: Ratcliffe, Francis (introduction by Julian Huxley)

Price: £15.00

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Book Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp (8), 332, clean internally, brown cloth, corners slightly bumped, but otherwise good, the dustwrapper is rather worn, with frays and chips, and lacking several pieces, however it is mainly complete and now protected in a removable plastic cover. A nice association copy - Anthony Huxley was the son of Julian, who contributed the introduction. [Ratcliffe {1904 - 1970} was an Australian zoologist and conservationist. He was born a British citizen in Calcutta, India. He was educated at Berkhamsted School and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and at Princeton University in the USA. After a short period working in London with the Empire Marketing Board, in 1929 he was brought to Australia by the CSIR to study flying-foxes in northern New South Wales and Queensland, afterwards returning to Britain to work in the zoology department at the University of Aberdeen. However, he returned to Australia permanently in 1935, working with the CSIR, and its successor the CSIRO, on such problems as wind erosion, termites and rabbit control. He was also a founder of the Australian Conservation Foundation, serving as its first Honorary Secretary. The book deals with his two main areas of study - the giant fruit-eating bats to the east of the country, and of wind erosion in the central areas.]

Title: Flying Fox and Drifting Sand - the adventures of a biologist in Australia (Anthony Huxley's copy)

Author Name: Ratcliffe, Francis (introduction by Julian Huxley)

Categories: Travel, Natural History, Conservation, Mammals,

Publisher: Sydney & London, Angus & Robertson:

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Rather worn and frayed

Seller ID: 014014

Keywords: chiroptera.erosion.wind.bats.,