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The Resource Tasmania's wilderness battles : a history, Greg Buckman

Tasmania's wilderness battles : a history, Greg Buckman

Label
Tasmania's wilderness battles : a history
Title
Tasmania's wilderness battles
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Greg Buckman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tasmania's old-growth forests, its wild, untamed rivers and its remote, rugged mountain peaks are etched in the minds of most Australians but these wilderness areas have been the focus of bitter conflict between government, big business and environmentalists for the past 30 years. Although told mostly from an environmentalist's point of view, this book is a factual record of events. Beginning in the 1970s with the flooding of Lake Pedder, it takes the reader through the heady days of the Franklin River blockade and the more recent battles for Tasmania's old-growth forests, culminating with the controversial proposal for the Gunns pulp mill in the Tamar Valley. Unfolding events reveal something of how politics is done in the island state and why a climate of suspicion and mistrust persists among the various interest groups. These battles also have had ramifications for the whole of Australia. They have played a defining part in the shaping of the Green party as well as The Wilderness Society and The Australian Conservation Foundation. Never before has Tasmania been examined through the prism of conflicting values over wilderness. This approach shows what influence this single issue has had upon Tasmania's recent history."--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buckman, Greg
Dewey number
333.782
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilderness areas
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Environmental policy
  • Economic development
  • Environmentalism
Label
Tasmania's wilderness battles : a history, Greg Buckman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000042819037
Dimensions
21cm.
Extent
272 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741754643
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Tasmania's wilderness battles : a history, Greg Buckman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000042819037
Dimensions
21cm.
Extent
272 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741754643
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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