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A continent transformed: Human impact on the natural vegetation of Australia

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Kirkpatrick, JB (1999) A continent transformed: Human impact on the natural vegetation of Australia. Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0195510348

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Abstract

This edition of A Continent Transformed provides a readable, entertaining and scientifically grounded account of the fate of the Australian bush since the arrival of the Aborigines more than 40,000 years ago. Have you ever wondered why the bush you love is changing or disappearing? How did it become the way it is? How can you help it have a future? Creative strategies for ensuring the future of Australia’s wonderful bush are presented for all the interactions discussed, and these possibilities range from the local to the cosmic. The past, present, and future interactions between the bush (and its native plant species) and farmers, foresters, gardeners, bushwalkers, pyromaniacs, and introduced organisms are the subject of this book. While A Continent Transformed includes a thorough appraisal of the harm that has often arisen from human impact, it nevertheless has a positive framework. This is a fully revised and updated version of the original text of A Continent Transformed, with new chapters on the recovery of threatened species and the future of the bush. This book will continue to be read widely by students in biogeography, ecology, and the environmental sciences. For those interested in the Australian bush and its conservation, there is much in A Continent Transformed that will challenge and entertain.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2008 23:36
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:26
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2726
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