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The Gold Coast transformed : from wilderness to urban ecosystem

Author: T J Hundloe; Bridgette McDougall; Craig Page
Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Gold Coast is one of Australia's premier tourism destinations, a city cut out of coastal vegetation, including paperbark swamps, mangroves and rainforests of worldwide significance. The Gold Coast Transformed is a collection of integrated chapters identifying and assessing the environmental impacts of the building of Australia's sixth largest city. From the time of the first timber-getters through to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T J Hundloe; Bridgette McDougall; Craig Page
ISBN: 9781486303298 1486303293
OCLC Number: 891306922
Description: xiii, 210 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: the structure of the book --
2. The Gold Coast: a snapshot --
3. The Gold Coast before Cook named Mount Warning --
4. A brief history of discovery, settlement and development --
5. The Impact on the Gold Coast’s Terrestrial Environments --
6. The Beaches --
7. Marine Environments of the Gold Coast: Out with the Old, in with the New --
8. Wildlife of the Gold Coast Wetlands --
9. Rainbow Lorikeets, Possums and Pythons: The Wildlife of the Gold Coast --
10. 'Getting up close and personal': Wildlife of the Gold Coast theme parks --
11. The Legacy of David Fleay, a pioneering Gold Coast conservationist --
12. The Pink Poodle, Swimming Pavilions and Miami Ice --
13. Reducing the Ecological Footprint: The Prospect for Green Energy --
14. The Gold Coast Business Sector: Meeting the Environmental Challenge --
15. Planning for the Gold Coast: processes, challenges and opportunities --
16. State of the Environment --
17. In Conclusion, Something to Chew On: Native Plant Foods of the Gold Coast --
Appendices.
Responsibility: editors, Tor Hundloe, Bridgette McDougall and Craig Page.

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