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The Resource The enchantment of the long-haired rat : a rodent history of Australia, Tim Bonyhady

The enchantment of the long-haired rat : a rodent history of Australia, Tim Bonyhady

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The enchantment of the long-haired rat : a rodent history of Australia
Title
The enchantment of the long-haired rat
Title remainder
a rodent history of Australia
Statement of responsibility
Tim Bonyhady
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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: plagues for the European colonists who feared and loathed all rats; an abundance of food for the indigenous peoples who feasted with delight in these times of plenty. While the rats brought despair and hardship for the early colonist eating not only crops and supplies but clothes, boots and saddlery, their presence also offered a lifeline as a food source. The Burke and Wills story might well have had a different ending had the hapless explorers been tempted to follow the example of the Aboriginal people and make use of a nutritious and readily available meal. Tim Bonyhady?s account?from the earliest evidence of it, found in caves and overhangs, to its most recent boom triggered by the immense rains across Australia of 2010?11 and current research of its mysterious life?presents a fascinating view of Australia?s history, illuminating a species, a continent, its climate and its people
Cataloging source
APLS
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1957-
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Bonyhady, Tim
Dewey number
599.3520994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rats
  • Rats
  • Rattus villosissimus
  • Rats
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Natural history
  • Naturalists
  • Australia
Label
The enchantment of the long-haired rat : a rodent history of Australia, Tim Bonyhady
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Publication
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065675660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925773934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1101344088
Label
The enchantment of the long-haired rat : a rodent history of Australia, Tim Bonyhady
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065675660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925773934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1101344088

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