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Wounded country : The Murray-Darling Basin : a contested history, Quentin Beresford

Label
Wounded country : The Murray-Darling Basin : a contested history
Title
Wounded country
Title remainder
The Murray-Darling Basin : a contested history
Statement of responsibility
Quentin Beresford
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Like many Australians, I looked on with horror as images of a million dead fish swamped the media and consumed the news cycle. I resolved to dig deeper. The Murray-Darling Basin is under threat. This vast and spectacular geographical region, covering one million square kilometres from central Queensland to South Australia, has been exploited for nearly 200 years. Soil erosion, sand drifts, dust storms, salinity, algal blooms, threatened native flora and fauna, the drying out of internationally recognised wetlands and steadily worsening droughts have repeatedly brought large parts of the Basin to its knees. In Wounded Country, award-winning author Quentin Beresford investigates the complex history of Australia's largest and most important river system. Waves of farmers exploited the region's potential, with little consideration for the environmental consequences. Dispossession and marginalisation denied local First Nations people their lands and European settlers the Indigenous cultural knowledge to manage the Basin sustainably. Instead, we've had 'nation-building' irrigation schemes and agricultural enterprises promoted by politicians focused on short-term profits and a development-at-all-costs approach. Expert advice and warnings about long-term environmental effects have been continually sidelined. We're now at a point of reckoning. How can we save the once mighty Murray-Darling?
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beresford, Quentin
Dewey number
333.9162
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rivers
  • Rivers
  • Water-supply
  • Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.)
  • Darling River Watershed (Qld. and N.S.W.)
  • Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Wounded country : The Murray-Darling Basin : a contested history, Quentin Beresford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069391136
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 419 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742236780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Stock number
NLApp95549
System control number
(OCoLC)1259046965
Label
Wounded country : The Murray-Darling Basin : a contested history, Quentin Beresford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069391136
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 419 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742236780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Stock number
NLApp95549
System control number
(OCoLC)1259046965

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