The Paperback Bookshop


  • PAPERBACK
  • BOOKSHOP
  • 60 Bourke St
  • Melbourne
  • 9662 1396
Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat: A Rodent History of Australia, Bonyhady,  Tim
Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat: A Rodent History of Australia
Tim Bonyhady

Paperback $32.99 - The Text Publishing Company
Natural History & Environment - Published: 6/Aug/2019 - ISBN: 9781925773934

The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat tells the story of a small Australian rodent known for its fast and prodigious spread after big rains – which brought plagues for the European colonists who feared and loathed all rats; and an abundance of food for the indigenous peoples who feasted with delight in these times of plenty. Tim Bonyhady's account,from the earliest evidence found in caves to its most recent boom triggered by the immense rains across Australia of 2010-11 presents a fascinating view of Australia's history, illuminating a species, a continent, its climate and its people.

Email us or call us on (03) 9662 1396 to enquire about this book.

View more Natural History & Environment titles.