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On borrowed time : Australia's environmental crisis and what we must do about it

Author: David Lindenmayer
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic., Australia : Penguin : in association with Csiro Publishing, 2007.
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Global warming, biodiversity loss, salinity. There is no doubt Australia's environmental problems appear huge and overwhelming. Not only is our unique natural heritage under threat, but the consequences for agriculture, tourism and the economy may be catastrophic. Can anything be done to halt the destruction?The good news is much can be done. In this powerful and passionate book, scientist David Lindenmayer argues  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lindenmayer, David.
On borrowed time.
Camberwell, Vic., Australia : Penguin : in association with Csiro Publishing, 2007
(OCoLC)648492177
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lindenmayer
ISBN: 0143006967 9780143006961
OCLC Number: 170957728
Description: xv, 138 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The good: Australia, the ecological paradise --
2. The bad: Australia as a leader in environmental degradation --
3. The ugly: a paradise lost and a nightmare found --
4. The hero: fighting back against inadequate action --
Appendix 1. A checklist of actions --
Appendix 2. List of species.
Responsibility: David Lindenmayer.

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Global warming, biodiversity loss, salinity. There is no doubt Australia's environmental problems appear huge and overwhelming. Not only is our unique natural heritage under threat, but the consequences for agriculture, tourism and the economy may be catastrophic. Can anything be done to halt the destruction?The good news is much can be done. In this powerful and passionate book, scientist David Lindenmayer argues that Australia does have the knowledge and resources to tackle our environmental problems. In addition, he outlines creative and impressive solutions that we can all be a part of. It's not too late yet.

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