In New Guinea Pidgin, "Thrown Way Leg" means to go on a journey and it is also Tim Flannery's invitation to join him on his breathtaking adventure through the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. Flannery meets skilled hunters, befriends shaman, climbs mountains never before scaled by Europeans, discovers new species and stumbles across the giant bones of extinct marsupials. You will never think about the bird-shaped island to Australia's north the same way again.
©1998 Tim Flannery. (P)2003 Australian Broadcasting Corporation