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Lead book review

Germaine Greer continues to shock and awe

3 November 2018

9:00 AM

3 November 2018

9:00 AM

There is an African bird called the ox-pecker with which Germaine Greer, conversant as she is with the natural world, will doubtless be familiar. Oxpeckers ride on the backs of large mammals — giraffes, buffalo, wildebeest and the like — feeding off their lice. Once thought an example of mutualism, the relationship between diner and host is now understood to be more complex than this.

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