Koala: A Natural History and an Uncertain Future


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$27.95  $25.99
W. W. Norton & Company
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6.4 X 8.4 X 1.9 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Danielle Clode is a biologist and award-winning author. Her books include Killers in Eden, Voyages to the South Seas, and The Wasp and the Orchid, which was shortlisted for Australia's National Biography Award. She lives in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.


The tree-dwelling koala is one of Australia's most iconic species, yet it is threatened by habitat loss. Danielle Clode, a natural storyteller, has written an insightful book that deepens our understanding of this fascinating animal and highlights the urgency of its survival.--Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees
A vividly written and thoroughly researched celebration of the lives of koalas. Filled with fascinating and often surprising information, the book is also an invitation to honor and protect these extraordinary animals.--David George Haskell, author of Sounds Wild and Broken and The Songs of Trees
Koala is a winner in many different arenas. Their story, like that of so many other animals, warns us that we are unrelentingly and irreversibly destroying our magnificent planet and the only way forward to save koalas, other animals including humans, and all of our homes, is to strive for peaceful coexistence grounded in compassion, respect, and kindness. Easily readable, with a welcomed personal touch, I highly recommend this book.--Marc Bekoff, author of A Dog's World
An impassioned and informed plea for the conservation of Australia's flora, fauna, and wild places. This is natural history and science writing at its best.--Peter Menkhorst "Australian Book Review"
This is the book I've been waiting for--for 40 years.--Sy Montgomery, author of The Hawk's Way and The Soul of an Octopus
Charming and intelligent...A vivid journey into a fascinating corner of the natural world.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Entertaining...[An] insightful peek into the world of koalas...[T]his is the thing animal lovers didn't know they needed.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Leaving no stone unturned, Koala makes great strides to advance our knowledge of this largely misunderstood animal.-- "Bookpage"