The Resource The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage, (electronic resource)

The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage, (electronic resource)

Label
The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia
Title
The biggest estate on earth
Title remainder
how Aborigines made Australia
Statement of responsibility
Bill Gammage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park. With extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than we have ever realised. For over a decade he has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape. He has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire, the life cycles of native plants, and the natural flow of water to ensure plentiful wildlife and plant foods throughout the year. We know Aboriginal people spent far less time and effort than Europeans in securing food and shelter ... With details of land-management strategies from around Australia, The biggest estate on earth rewrites the history of this continent, with huge implications for us today."--Dust cover
Cataloging source
E7B
Characteristic
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gammage, Bill
Dewey number
305.89915
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Land use
  • Natural resources
  • Australia
Label
The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=92575B62-A48E-4A8A-854E-AB636146B676
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-415) and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 434 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781742693521
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
92575B62-A48E-4A8A-854E-AB636146B676
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o763160573
  • (OCoLC)763160573
Label
The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia, Bill Gammage, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=92575B62-A48E-4A8A-854E-AB636146B676
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-415) and index
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 434 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781742693521
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
92575B62-A48E-4A8A-854E-AB636146B676
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o763160573
  • (OCoLC)763160573

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