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Author: Debra Owens; B Parker; Greg Reid
Publisher: Prahan, Vic. : Macmillan Education, 2006.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Owens; B Parker; Greg Reid
ISBN: 073299263X 9780732992637
OCLC Number: 223394403
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: For secondary students in years 8-11.
Description: vi, 290 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Include: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS 1. Coral reefs: the global canary --
The importance of coral reefs --
Global threats to coral reefs --
Coral reefs in the Caribbean --
Great Barrier Reef 2. Bushfires: South-east Australia ablaze --
What is a bushfire? --
The Eyre peninsula --
Canberra --
Bushfire management: To burn or not to burn? --
What should I do in a bushfire? 3. Droughts and floods: Too little or too much --
What is a drought? --
Causes of drought --
Effects of drought --
What can be done? --
Measuring drought --
What is a flood? --
Effects of floods --
Drought-breaking rain, 2004 4. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami: Big waves and their aftermath --
What is a tsunami? --
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami --
Estimated human impact --
Environmental impacts --
Economic impacts --
Disaster relief --
Australian government response 5. Tropical cyclones: Seasonal threats to northern Australia --
Northern Australian tropical cyclones --
How do tropical cyclones form? --
Why are tropical cyclones dangerous? --
Australia's worst cyclone disasters --
Tropical cyclone Tracy --
Tropical cyclone Ingrid 6. Threats to biodiversity: Nature in crisis --
What is biodiversity? --
Factors threatening biodiversity --
Habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation --
Invasive species --
Overexploitation --
Climate change and biodiversity --
Pollution threats to biodiversity 7. Climate change: the heat is on --
What is climate change? --
How does the greenhouse effect work? --
Impacts on climate change: Past, present and future ... --
The future of global warming in Australia --
The Kyoto Protocol HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS 8. Kakadu: Tourism and the future --
Kakadu National Park --
The wet and the dry --
The scope of tourism in Kakadu --
Traditional Indigenous life in Kakadu --
The Ranger Uranium Mine and controversy --
Kakadu and the future 9. Wildlife tourism in Australia: Close encounters --
What is wildlife tourism? --
Wildlife tourism hotspots in Australia --
Why zoos exist --
Australian zoos --
Australian aquariums --
Consumptive wildlife tourism --
Indigenous wildlife tourism in Australia 10. Noosa: Balanced coastal management --
Noosa and surrounds --
Noosa as a coastal resort --
Development of Noosa --
Noosa Shire Council --
The other side of development --
The future 11. The Australian fishing zone: managing for sustainability --
Fish stocks under pressure --
The Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ) --
The health of major fish stocks managed by AFMA --
The five most valuable AFZ fisheries --
Northern Australia: Illegal foreign fishing --
Southern Ocean: Illegal foreign fishing 12. Australia's water crisis: Running out --
Australian water facts --
Water: Contrasting views --
The water cycle --
Managing our water resources --
What is salinity? --
The Murray-Darling basin 13. Transport in the twenty-first century: Issues and innovations --
Transport, communications and progress --
Fuel problems in Australia --
Better cars --
Urban transport issues --
Advances in ship design --
Rail transport and the future --
Light rail --
Air transport issues --
Planning for the future --
Transport into the future 14. Urban issues: Sydney versus Melbourne --
Setting the scene: Greater Melbourne --
Melbourne's urban sprawl --
The Melbourne 2030 plan --
Setting the scene: Greater Sydney --
Sydney's Metropolitan Strategy --
The future of Sydney 15. Population in Australia --
Population growth --
Australia's Indigenous population --
Australia's ageing population --
Fertility --
Migration --
Australia's brain drain or gain? --
Population projections GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP ISSUES 16. Papua New Guinea and New Zealand: Our near neighbours --
Papua New Guinea --
Issues and problems --
Relations with Australia --
New Zealand --
Current issues --
Relations with Australia 17. Antarctica: Protecting the global freezer --
Focus on the Antarctic --
Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing --
Southern Ocean whaling --
Impacts of climate change in the Antarctic --
Tourism in Antarctica 18. Developing economies in the Pacific: Chile and Vietnam --
Chile --
Growth and development --
Current issues facing Chile --
Relations with Australia --
Vietnam --
Growth and development of Vietnam --
Current issues facing Vietnam --
Relations with Australia 19. Waste management: Sustainable resource use --
Is waste management a problem? --
Landfill --
Recycling --
Toxic waste --
Radioactive waste --
Plastic bags --
Turning waste into a resource --
Efficient waste management organisations 20. War or peace? --
From nationalism to global terrorism --
Snapshot: Nepal's civil war --
Snapshot: Conflict in Sri Lanka --
Global terrorism --
Making and keeping peace --
The United Nations 21. Darfur: a humanitarian crisis --
The geography of Sudan --
Inhabitants of Darfur --
Conflict in Darfur --
The refugee camps --
Political instability and war crimes in Darfur --
Responses to the Darfur conflict.
Responsibility: Debra Owens, Brian Parker, Greg Reid.

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