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Australian environmental history : essays and cases / edited by Stephen Dovers
Bib ID 1798882
Format BookBook
Description Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994 
vi, 281 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0195534824
Summary

Three overview essays explore the broad nature of Australian landscapes, the ways in which we have used and abused them, our attitudes toward them, and the ways we have perceived them. Seven case studies then explore the history of human-environment interactions in more detail across a variety of scales of time (decades, centuries, millennia) and space (sectors, regions, districts). There are analyses of small districts, large regions and natural resource sectors, from the Great Barrier Reef and the Brigalow domain, through the high country to the arid centre. In the Conclusion, Bill Gammage argues that the critical question facing us is not the current catch-phrase 'sustainable development', but sustainable damage - how much can our environment take?

Partial contents
  • 1. Australian environmental history: introduction, review and principles / Stephen Dovers
  • 2. More a new planet than a new continent / Eric Rolls
  • 3. Creating place and landscape / Ken Johnson
  • 4. Evolving visions: environmental management and nature conservation in Australia / Kevin Frawley
  • 5. Constructing Australia's forests in the image of capital / John Dargavel
  • 6. Kiola: a history of the environmental impact of European occupation, 1830-1980 / Kenneth Fry
  • 7. Still discovering Monaro: perceptions of landscape / Stephen Dovers
  • 8. European settlement and the mammals of arid Australia / Stephen Morton
  • 9. Environmental changes on the Bogong High Plains, 1850s to 1980s / Ruth Lawrence
  • 10. The Brigalow / Henry Nix
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Human ecology - Australia - History.  |  Land use - Australia - History.  |  Nature - Effect of human beings on - Australia.  |  Environmental policy - Australia.
Other authors/contributors Dovers, Stephen

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