By Margaret Mittelbach, Michael Crewdson
Packing an off-kilter humorousness and willing medical minds, Margaret Mittelbach and Michael Crewdson, besides popular artist Alexis Rockman, take off on a postmodern safari. Their challenge? monitoring down the elusive Tasmanian tiger. Tragically, this mysterious, striped predator was once hunted into extinction within the early a part of the 20th century. Or was once it?
Journeying first to the Australian mainland after which south to the wild island of Tasmania, those younger naturalists courageous a chain of unusual misadventures and uproarious flora and fauna encounters of their obsessive look for the long-lost beast. jam-packed with Rockman’s wonderful drawings of natural world initially made from river dust, wombat scat, or even the artist’s personal blood, Carnivorous Nights is a hip and hilarious account of an unhinged safari, in addition to a desirable portrayal of a wildly specific a part of the area.
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