Your eminent guide to the cockroaches of Australia

What more pleasing guide could one have to the cockroaches of Australia than one of the scientists who was awarded the 2011 Ig Nobel prize for biology, for discovering that a certain kind of beetle mates with a certain kind of Australian beer bottle

David Rentz, who shared that Ig Nobel Prize with Darryl Gwynne, has written a new book called A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia, published by CSIRO.



BONUS: Listen to an interview — ‘Just how dirty are cockroaches?’ — with him, on ABC North QLD. The first question in the interview: “One fly, one cockroach, one rolled up newspaper. Which would you kill first?

BONUS: More about this in the Canberra Times and in City News.