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Ecological pioneers : a social history of Australian ecological thought and action

Author: Martin Mulligan; Stuart Hill
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces the emergence of 'ecological pioneers' in Australian arts, sciences, politics and public life.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Mulligan; Stuart Hill
ISBN: 0521009561 9780521009560 0521811031 9780521811033
OCLC Number: 237559071
Description: vii, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The colonisation of Australian nature and the first stirrings of ecological thought; 3. Seeing the land in a new light: people and landscapes in Australian art; 4. Of drovers' wives and a timeless land: land and identity in Australian literature; 5. Taking nature to the public: nature education in public media; 6. Towards a conservation ethic: birth of the conservation movement; 7. Working at the edges of mainstream science: Australian innovations in ecological science; 8. Thinking like an ecosystem: Australian innovations in reconceptualising and redesigning land and resource management; 9. Challenging terra nullius views of people and nature: on the origins and impact of the Aboriginal Land Rights Movement; 10. Green politics in the wide brown land: the cross-fertilisation of wilderness politics and social justice agendas; 11. Towards a communicative ethic: some Australian contributions to ecophilosophy; 12. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Martin Mulligan ; Stuart Hill.

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