- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4919 KB
- Print Length: 338 pages
- Publisher: UWA Publishing; 1 edition (1 December 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01H7HA7M4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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19 April 2017
This is a really superb book in the manner of Bill Gammage's Biggest Estate on Earth. It shows how a group of people, convinced of their own cultural and technological superiority have devastated an ancient landscape and wrecked forever the lives of indigenous inhabitants who over many thousands of years studied the nuances of the land that nurtured them, so they in turn could nurture it. The south west of Western Australia, pretty much an arid environment, but which consisted of coastal swamps and wetlands at the time of European settlement was, like other places in Australia such as Sydney in the C19th and the Coorong in South Australia in the C20th was the subject of elaborate drainage schemes to "reclaim" arable land. The result has been land rendered infertile by rising salinity, and polluted rivers and brooks. The relentless timber getting practised in the magnificent forests of the south west with no view to sustainability or renewal have been significantly damaged, just as forester Poole forecast they would be. Now human induced climate change is rapidly changing the south west, with rainfall declining on average more than 25% in the last 40 years. Here are field notes from a disaster, warnings from those who have observed what has been happening over that time. Are we smart enough to heed those warnings?
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