A Vanishing Kind

A Memoir of Dr John Wamsley in Conversations

by John Wamsley & Stephen L Davey

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/29/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781504322928
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781504322959

About the Book

Wildlife conservation in Australia owes much to the ideas of a controversial mathematics professor whose attention-grabbing actions made him at once famous and widely vilified. John Wamsley overcame childhood disadvantage and trauma to create first a private sanctuary called Warrawong, then Earth Sanctuaries Limited, the world’s first publicly listed company devoted solely to wildlife conservation. His company fell from a great height, but its influence has been enormous. This is the story of that enterprise and the man who founded it.

About the Author

John Wamsley has a doctorate in mathematics and is recognised for his work in wildlife conservation, with specific regard to the use of feral-proof fencing. He was only the second person in the world to successfully breed Platypus in captivity and in 2003 he received recognition for his pioneering work, receiving the Prime Minister’s Award for environmentalist of the year. Stephen Davey is a retired horticulturalist and writer who has worked alongside John Wamsley for many years and has compiled this memoir using taped conversations and archival material.