Saving Australia: A blueprint for our survival

Saving Australia: A blueprint for our survival

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How many times do we come across arguments and confrontations about environmental issues in newspapers, magazines and the electronic media? For most of us probably at least once a week. Yet taken in isolation none of these issues seems to matter particularly to any one of us. As individuals we either fail to see or are unable to comprehend, the possible and probable results of mismanagement of our land and airspace and its delicate environmental balance. Even worse, many people in our society today still refuse to acknowledge the need for careful handling of our planet's manifold natural bounty and instead prefer to plunder our forests, oceans, land and air for short-term financial and political benefits.

The result of this could be disastrous for Australia and for the world. We are fast reaching the stage where it may become too late to take effective action against the continued abuse of our precious atmosphere and environment. Issues such as the use of chloro-fluorocarbon propellants in aerosols, the logging of forests, sand mining, and many others, need to be carefully considered by all concerned Australians. Serventy has been aware of these problems for over thirty years and has been predicting the effects for the same period. Thanks to the efforts of people like him it seems that we are now in the mood to listen and understand. This book is written for that growing audience.

In this book Vincent puts down a clear plan for us to consider as the beginning of a blueprint for saving Australia. Subject areas include: ecological realities such as life support systems, soil, water, air; how to use our land; waste; saving our wildlife; sustainable production, fanning, forestry; marine resources; international implications and the future. The bicentennial year, during which we have celebrated our past achievements, seems an appropriate time to look to the future and take steps to ensure that we do save Australia for our children and our children's children.

Soft Cover, 176pgs, appendices, further reading, index. Very good, some light page tanning, owner’s name within. .

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Short Description A blueprint for our survival
Weight (g) 402.0000
Author Vincent Serventy
Publisher Child & Associates
Date Published 1988
ISBN 0867771577
Size 229mm x 168mm

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