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Author Griffiths, Tom, 1957-

Title Forests of ash : an environmental history / Tom Griffiths
Published Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2001

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Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  634.973766 Gri/Foa  DUE 16-03-21
 MELB  634.9737660994 Gri/Foa  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 227 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Continent of fire -- Co-evolution: a tall forest story / Ken Walker -- 2. Tall trees -- Ash and ants / Allan L. Yen -- 3. 'Improving' -- Lyrebird / Rory O'Brien -- 4. Crossing the Blacks' Spur -- Coranderrk calendar / Lindy Allen -- 5. Mining -- Gems in the forest / Bill Birch -- 6. Timber tramways -- The good oil / Gary Presland -- 7. Water -- Shortfin eel / Martin Gomon -- 9. Tourism -- 'The beauty and strength of the deep mountain valleys' / Elizabeth Willis -- 10. Black Friday -- Leadbeater's possum / Joan M. Dixon -- 11. The long experiment -- Insect outbreaks / Alan L. Yen -- 12. Heritage -- Exhibiting the tall forests / Luke Simpkin
Summary This book tells the story of the giant eucalypt, the Mountain Ash, which grows in the north and east of Melbourne. A single tree can reach a height of 120 feet in 20 years, making it the worlds tallest hardwood
Analysis Forests
Historic sites
Victoria
History
Bushfires
Mountain ash
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-219) and index
Notes Donation. ANU COOP 20120212 Brissenden collection, ANU Library
Signed by author 1 copy. ANU
Subject Forests and forestry -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Forests and forestry -- Australia -- Victoria.
Eucalyptus regnans -- Australia -- Victoria.
Eucalyptus regnans.
Anguilla australis.
Forest fires -- Australia -- History.
Forest ecology -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Forest fires -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Eucalyptus regnans -- Ecology -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Forests and forestry -- Australia -- Victoria.
Eucalyptus regnans -- Australia -- Victoria -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Author Museum Victoria.
LC no. 2001052674
ISBN 0521812860
0521012341