Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat: A Rodent History of Australia
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.
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