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Apologies in advance if anyone thinks this is too "off topic" but given
recent debate on this list; there is a quite interesting book for anyone
seriously interested in the effects of exotic plant and animal
Feral Future: the untold story of Australia's exotic invaders .....Tim Low
1999, 380 pp
Viking, Penguin Books www.penguin.com.au
ISBN 0 670 88465 0 or 577.180994
Low argues that:
* Nurseries, pet shops and botanic gardens are serious sources of new
* Gardening is damaging Australia's environment more than mining
* Australian plants and animals are fast invading the rest of the
* Bio-invasion poses more of a threat that greenhouse, industrial
pollution and ozone depletion !!!
Anyway .... if anyone is interested in some downsides of our mutual
addiction ... there you have it ...