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The Resource The river : a journey through the Murray-Darling Basin, Chris Hammer

The river : a journey through the Murray-Darling Basin, Chris Hammer

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The river : a journey through the Murray-Darling Basin
Title
The river
Title remainder
a journey through the Murray-Darling Basin
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hammer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australia's major river system, the Murray-Darling, is collapsing. Parts of it are dying; parts of it are already dead. Some places near the shores of South Australia's lower lakes, where the Murray has stopped flowing, may never recover. Australia's most significant river no longer reaches the sea. Ecosystems are dying, farmers are going to the wall, towns are emptying. This was the Murray-Darling that journalist Chris Hammer found in the summer of 2009 as he drove along the river. The River tells the story of the things he saw and the people he met: of farmers practical yet delusional, of towns so friendly yet hidebound. He also tells stories of the environment, and sees first-hand the effects of climate change, drought and mismanagement on the land. What is the future of settlement west of the Great Dividing Range? Can the once mighty Murray-Darling river system continue to support the agricultural industries and towns of the hinterland, or will Australians increasingly be forced to retreat to desalination-dependent coastal cities? What mixture of climate change, drought and mismanagement has led to the current crisis? Hammer explores these questions and more in this compelling investigation into one of Australia's key environmental and political issues
Award
ACT Book of the Year, 2011.
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354815
Cataloging source
ANL
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Hammer Chris
Dewey number
919.44
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hammer, Chris
  • Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)
  • Darling River Region (Qld. and N.S.W.)
  • Darling River Region (Qld. and N.S.W.)
  • Darling River Region (Qld. and N.S.W.)
  • Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)
  • Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)
Target audience
adult
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a journey through the Murray-Darling Basin
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The river : a journey through the Murray-Darling Basin, Chris Hammer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-270)
Control code
000044879133
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 272 p.
Isbn
9780522857368
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The river : a journey through the Murray-Darling Basin, Chris Hammer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-270)
Control code
000044879133
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 272 p.
Isbn
9780522857368
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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