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The last place you'd look for a wallaby : my obsessive quest to seek out alien species

Author: Glen Chilton
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Glen Chilton returns with yet another quest, this time to seek out species ill-advisedly introduced into foreign environments. Chilton visits Ireland to witness how rhododendrons, an ornamental plant that escaped a private garden, now threaten to choke out the last of the great oak forests of the United Kingdom. He escapes bloodthirsty midges and a murderous Hungarian architect while visiting a colony of forgotten  Read more...
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Named Person: Glen Chilton; Glen Chilton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Chilton
ISBN: 9780702249778 0702249777
OCLC Number: 814364403
Notes: Originally published in 2012 by HarperCollins Canada as "The Attack of the Killer Rhododendrons : my obsessive quest to seek out alien species."
Description: 289 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Attack of the killer rhododendrons
Responsibility: Glen Chilton.

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Glen Chilton returns with yet another quest, this time to seek out species ill-advisedly introduced into foreign environments. Chilton visits Ireland to witness how rhododendrons, an ornamental plant that escaped a private garden, now threaten to choke out the last of the great oak forests of the United Kingdom. He escapes bloodthirsty midges and a murderous Hungarian architect while visiting a colony of forgotten Scottish wallabies; finds out how termites, brought in on packing crates after the Second World War, contributed to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans; dives with endangered sea turtles in North Queensland; and dodges crocodiles and machine guns in the eucalyptus forests of Ethiopia. And along the way, he never turns down the opportunity to share a few drinks with eccentric locals. This wickedly funny account tells the real story about the impact of invading species.

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