Australia's Introduced Animals and Plants by Gary Twyford
Australia's Introduced Animals and Plants
by Gary Twyford
Reed Books, 1991, 128 pages, ISBN 0730103617, full colour photographs and black and white photographs, black and white illustrations, large hardback, dustjacket,
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'The earliest European arrivals to Australia quickly discovered that this new land had no animals, birds and plants which the new settlers could round up, domesticate, fence in or cultivate. Since settlement only one native edible plant, the macadamia nut, has found sufficient acceptance to be grown in commercial quantities.
The author, Gary Twyford, having been employed by the Federal Department of Primary Industries for many years has served in most states and currently lives in Queensland. He has studied the effects of these introductions and speculates on future problems.
A fascinating and colourful book on a subject of concern to everybody.'
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