Feral future
Feral future: the untold story of Australia's exotic invaders

By Tim Low


Published in 2000 by Penguin, soft cover, 394 pages


Price $A24.95 plus $A12 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote


ISBN 0140298258 or ISBN 9780140298253

We are facing one of the most urgent environmental issues of our time. Exotic species are invading Australia at a spectacular rate. Everyone knows about cane toads, rabbits and, more recently, fire ants, but few people have heard of the hundreds of other invaders now infiltrating the country, such as giant seaworms, brown widow spiders and green crabs.


In this ground breaking, highly acclaimed book, biologist Tim Low charts the story of the biological invasion of Australia. Tapping a rich vein of scientific data, fascinating stories and personal experience, he argues convincingly that bio-invasion poses a threat more ominous than greenhouse gases, industrial pollution and ozone depletion. Feral future is a window on a tomorrow beyond imagination.


'This book will change your outlook on the world... A must for anyone who considers themselves a friend of the environment.' Wildlife Australia


'...a gripping work that deserves a wide readership.' The Age


Table of contents


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Part I: Setting the stage

Part II: Careless ambitions

Part III: Invasion by stealth

Part IV: Australians as pests

Part V: A rogue's gallery

Part VI: Where are we headed?

Part VII: Thinking and acting



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