The Improvers' Legacy: Environmental Studies of the Hawkesbury

The Improvers' Legacy: Environmental Studies of the Hawkesbury

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Environmental history of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment.

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The Hawkesbury-Nepean River system in New South Wales is one of Australia's most scenic and historic waterways. Two centuries of exploitation by European settlers have resulted in massive environmental problems that have yet to be resolved. How did this come about and how can things be put right? These questions can only be answered by combining an historical perspective with appropriate scientific knowledge.

In this book expert contributors discuss the impacts of Aboriginal and settler activities, bushfires, changes to flora and fauna, extractive industry, riverbank erosion, national parks, and catchment management. They provide the information and insights which the community, planners and decision-makers require if the catchment is to have any prospect of being restored to a condition that future generations can take pleasure in inheriting.

The book is an important contribution to our knowledge of the environmental history of a great waterway and its hinterland, and is essential reading for everyone seeking to promote a more natural and sustainable world. Softcover, and hardcover editions, B5 viii + 156 pages, 39 illustrations, maps, figures, index.

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Short Description Environmental history of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment.
Weight (g) 480.0000
Author Jocelyn Powell, editor
Publisher Deerubbin Press
Date Published 1998
ISBN 0958744114; 0958574421
Size 244mm x 169mm

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