The Australian Experience

The Australian Experience

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qThe 26th International Geographical Congress, the first to be held in Australia, was held in Sydney in August 1988 and provided the initial stimulus for this book. In it, twenty-six geographers have contributed essays to illustrate the scope of the unique processes of land settlement and resource management which have taken place on the continent over the last two hundred years. The essays cover a wide range of themes: from the roles of international political theory, international capital and international relations on the one hand, to the roles of federal and state governments and the conservation lobby on the other; from the attempts to come to terms with the environmental constraints of this 'wide brown land' to the environmental impacts of intensive, often destructive, resource management; and finally from demography to the social role of cricket and the future role of the nation in its region. The scope of these essays is a reminder not only of the complex linkages which have created the current Australian landscape, but also of the geographers' role in interpreting those linkages for contemporary society.q--p. 4 of cover.

Title:The Australian Experience
Author:R. L. Heathcote
Publisher:Longman Publishing Group - 1988-01-01


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