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Title Tarkine / edited by Ralph Ashton
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2010

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Description 154 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm
Summary AU Author. The Tarkine is one of the largest temperate rainforests on Earth, covering an area of 4500 square kilometres in Tasmania's north-wes t. This vast expanse is a wilderness wonderland of wild rivers, dramatic coastal heathlands, button grass plains, bare mountains, ancient Huon pines, giant eucalypts and myrtles and extraordinary horizontal scrub. It is home to rare and endangered birds - like the orange-bellied parrot and the white goshawk - and countless animals such as the eastern pygmy possum. For thirty thousand years, until late in the nineteenth century, the Tarkine was also home to the Tarkiner people - their middens can still be found along the rugged coast. But all this is under threat from human activities which imperil its very existence. Captured by Tasmania's most celebrated photographers, this is the Tarkine rainforest in all its timeless glory. Over a hundred awe-inspiring shots of this truly haunting landscape - from the most delicate and detailed of subjects to sweeping aerial views - each accompanied by brief inspirational passages from leading local writers. Tarkine is a remarkable record of this landscape and a reminder that it is the responsibility of us all to protect this unique place
Photography
Australian
Notes First published 2004
Subject Rain forests -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Tarkine Region -- Pictorial works
Rain forests -- Australia -- Tarkine Region (Tas.) -- Pictorial works
Wilderness areas -- Tasmania, Northwestern -- Pictorial works
Tarkine Wilderness Area (Tas.) -- Pictorial works
Genre/Form Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Author Ashton, Ralph.
ISBN 9781742372846 paperback