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The Gold Coast transformed : from wilderness to urban ecosystem / editors: Tor Hundloe, Bridgette McDougall, and Craig Page
Bib ID 6573829
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2015] 
©2015 
xiv, 210 pages, 8 pages of colour plates : illustrations (some colour), colour maps ; 25 cm 
ISBN 9781486303298 (paperback)
Summary

The Gold Coast is one of Australia's premier tourism destinations, a city cut out of coastal vegetation, including paperbark swamps, mangroves and rainforests of worldwide significance. The Gold Coast Transformed is a collection of integrated chapters identifying and assessing the environmental impacts of the building of Australia's sixth largest city. From the time of the first timber-getters through to the present, the book traces the cumulative impacts of humans on the now World Heritage-listed rainforest and surrounding ecosystems. --Back cover.

Full contents
  • 1. Introduction: the structure of the book
  • 2. The Gold Coast: a snapshot
  • 3. The Gold Coast before Cook named Mount Warning
  • 4. A brief history of discovery, settlement and development
  • 5. The Impact on the Gold Coast’s Terrestrial Environments
  • 6. The Beaches
  • 7. Marine Environments of the Gold Coast: Out with the Old, in with the New
  • 8. Wildlife of the Gold Coast Wetlands
  • 9. Rainbow Lorikeets, Possums and Pythons: The Wildlife of the Gold Coast
  • 10. 'Getting up close and personal': Wildlife of the Gold Coast theme parks
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Environmental impact analysis.  |  Urban ecology (Sociology)  |  Ecology.  |  Environmental impact analysis -- Queensland -- Gold Coast.  |  Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Queensland -- Gold Coast.  |  Queensland -- Gold Coast.  |  Gold Coast (Qld.) -- Environmental conditions.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Hundloe, T. J. (Torstein John), editor  |  McDougall, Bridgette, editor  |  Page, Craig, editor  |  CSIRO, issuing body
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