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Author Seddon, George, 1927-

Title The old country : Australian landscapes, plants and people / George Seddon ; with photographs by Colin Totterdell
Published Port Melbourne ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005

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 MELB  635.95194 Sed/Oca  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description xvii, 270 pages : illustrations, (mostly color) ; 26 cm
Contents 1. First encounters -- 2. The Boab -- 3. Learning -- 4. The conifers -- 5. The banksias -- 6. Mediterraneity -- 7. On being deciduous -- 8. By design -- 9. Weeds
Summary Australia is the world's driest continent, yet from the time of the European settlers arrived we have surrounded our homes and cities with water-thirsty exotics, replacing the original landscapes, that had no need of fertilisers, sprinklers etc. George Seddon of UWA tells the story of this transformation
Analysis Native plants
Gardening
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: pages 249-254
Subject Endemic plants -- Australia.
Human ecology -- Australia.
Plants, Ornamental -- Australia.
Gardening -- Australia.
Landscape changes -- Australia.
Botany -- Australia.
Plant collecting -- Australia -- History.
Native plant gardening -- Australia.
Natural landscaping -- Australia.
Invasive plants -- Australia.
Author Totterdell, C. J. (Colin Joseph), 1928-
LC no. 2005007326
ISBN 0521843103 hardback
9780521843102 hardback
Other Titles Australian landscapes, plants, and people