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Title Culture, ecology, and economy of fire management in North Australian Savannas : rekindling the Wurrk tradition / Jeremy Russell-Smith, Peter Whitehead, Peter Cooke
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 404 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Cover; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; Chapter 1 Challenges and opportunities for fire managementin fire-prone northern Australia; Chapter 2 Things fall apart: the end of an era of systematicIndigenous fire management; Chapter 3 Change and catastrophe: adaptation, re-adaptationand fire in the Alligator Rivers region; Chapter 4 Buffalo and tin, baki and Jesus: the creation of amodern wilderness; Chapter 5 The language of fire: seasonality, resources andlandscape burning on the Arnhem Land Plateau
Summary This engaging volume explores the management of fire in one of the world's most flammable landscapes: Australia's tropical savannas, where on average 18% of the landscape is burned annually. Impacts have been particularly severe in the Arnhem Land Plateau, a centre of plant and animal diversity on Indigenous land. Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North Australian Savannas documents a remarkable collaboration between Arnhem Land's traditional landowners and the scientific community to arrest a potentially catastrophic fire-driven decline in the natural and cultural assets of t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-394) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Burning of land -- Australia, Northern.
Prescribed burning -- Australia, Northern.
Savanna ecology -- Australia, Northern.
Savanna ecology -- Australia.
Wilderness areas -- Fire management -- Australia, Northern.
Form Electronic book
Author Cooke, Peter.
Russell-Smith, Jeremy.
Whitehead, Peter J.
ISBN 0643098291 (electronic bk.)
9780643098299 (electronic bk.)