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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Glen Chilton, author of the rollicking Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour finalist The Curse of the Labrador Duck, 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 blood-thirsty 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 turtles in North Queensland; and dodges crocodiles and big guns in the eucalyptus forests of Ethiopia.

Along the way, Glen Chilton never turns down the opportunity to share a few pints with eccentric locals, often finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Dr. Lisa Chilton, whom I treasure more than my next breath.

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    • Toronto, Ontario,
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      Canada,
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      Americas,
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      HarperCollins , 2012 .
      Alternative title: Attack of the Killer Rhododendrons : My Obsessive Quest to Seek out Alien Species
      Extent: 289p.
      ISBN: 9781554683642, 1554683645

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