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

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

A surprising and absorbing new work of scientific, historical and environmental investigation, featuring one of Australia's most misunderstood native animals, the long-haired rat.

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ISBN 9781925774689
Barcode 9781925774689
Published 6 August 2019 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Bonyhady, Tim
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781925774689
ISBN-10 1925774686
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 6 August 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Bonyhady, Tim
Category History
Australasian & Pacific History
Animal Behaviour
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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Description of this Electronic Book

The fascinating story of a much-maligned and little-understood native Australian rodent.
The long-haired rat breeds and spreads prodigiously after big rains. Its irruptions were plagues to European colonists, who
feared and loathed all rats, but times of feasting for Aboriginal people.
Tim Bonyhady explores the place of the long-haired rat in Aboriginal culture. He recounts how settler Australians responded to it, learned about it and, occasionally, came to recognise the wonder of it. And he reconstructs its changing,
shrinking landscape-once filled with bilbies, letter-winged kites and inland taipans, but now increasingly the domain of feral cats.
An astonishing history, The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat illuminates a species, a continent, its climate and its people like never before.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A book of surprises, with one yarn after another about an amazing Australian mammal.'

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Author's Bio

Professor Tim Bonyhady is one of Australia's foremost environmental and cultural historians. His many books include Images in Opposition: Australian Landscape Painting 1801-1890, Burke and Wills: From Melbourne to Myth, Places Worth Keeping: Conservationists, Politics and Law and award winning The Colonial Earth.

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