Oakland: University of California Press, 2018. Octavo, laminated boards, black and white photographs, map.
Chronicles the research of intrepid scientist Rich Shine and his work to document the cane toad's ecological impact in Australia and to buffer that impact. Despite predictions of devastation in the wake of advancing toad hordes, the author's research reveals a more complex and nuanced story. A firsthand account of an intriguing ecological problem and an important exploratin of how we measure evolutionary change and ecological resilience, this book makes an effective case for the value of long-term natural history research in informing conservation practice.
Price: $66.00 AU