| ||"This book belongs on the shelf of everyone with a serious interest in mammals and in all institutional research libraries, because it brings current nearly all that is known about Australia's native rodents...It is richly illustrated, with informative line drawings by Alice MacDougal, excellent drawings of representative rodents by Ella Fry, colour photographs of 26 extant species by several colleagues of the author and a photocopy of John Gould's 1864 lithograph of the delicate mouse...It leaves to the discerning scholar the revelation of what is still to be learned about this important element of Australia's fauna.|
Richard E. MacMillen, Journal of Mammalogy, Vol 91, No 1, 2010
"Breed and Ford provide a tremendous guidebook to the phenotypic variation that has evolved from the radiations of Australian murines… Give this book to your new graduate students looking for an exciting system in which to study ecological diversification… For all the scientists working on Mus and Rattus, this book should be required reading to give them perspective on the broad spectrum of phenotypes that can and have evolved from the common ancestor of Mus, Rattus, and all other murines."
Kevin C. Rowe, Journal of Mammalalian Evolution, Vol 16, 2009
"As most species are quite small and nocturnal, finding enough information for 14 pages on social organisation is definitely laudable. Apart from that, no single chapter shall be mentioned – all are worth reading!"
Udo Ganslosser, Australian Mammalogy Vol 31, 2009
"The coverage of these topics is up-to-date and authoritative and there is a sense that many observations come from the first hand experience of the two authors.
A novel scheme is introduced that places the Old Endemic rodents into a series of informal groups."
Chris Dickman, University of Sydney