Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Heathcote, R. L. (ed)

Title The Australian experience : essays in Australian land settlement and resource management / edited by R.L. Heathcote for International Geographical Congress 1988 Inc
Published Melbourne : Longman Cheshire, 1988


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
Description xx, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Includes index
Summary "The 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."--p. 4 of cover
Notes "The 26th Congress of IGU is in Sydney on 21-26 August, 1988'-Foreword
Bibliography Includes bibliographies and index
Subject Human geography -- Australia.
Environmental policy -- Australia -- Congresses.
Environmental policy.
Historical geography -- Congresses.
Historical geography.
Human geography -- Australia -- Congresses.
Human geography.
Land settlement -- Australia -- Congresses.
Environmental policy -- Australia.
Land settlement -- Australia.
Land settlement.
Natural resources -- Australia -- Management.
Australia -- Historical geography.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Heathcote, R. L.
International Geographical Congress (26th: 1988: Sydney)
International Geographical Congress (26th : 1988 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
LC no. 58271178
ISBN 0582711789