The Resource White beech : the rainforest years, Germaine Greer

White beech : the rainforest years, Germaine Greer

Label
White beech : the rainforest years
Title
White beech
Title remainder
the rainforest years
Statement of responsibility
Germaine Greer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For years I had wandered Australia with an aching heart. Everywhere I had ever travelled across the vast expanse of the fabulous country where I was born I had seen devastation, denuded hills, eroded slopes, weeds from all over the world, feral animals, open-cut mines as big as cities, salt rivers, salt earth, abandoned townships, whole beaches made of beer cans...One bright day in December 2001, sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in south-east Queensland that, after a century of logging, clearing and downright devastation, had been abandoned to their fate. She didn't think for a minute that by restoring the land she was saving the world. She was in search of heart's ease. Beyond the acres of exotic pasture grass and soft weed and the impenetrable curtains of tangled Lantana canes there were Macadamias dangling their strings of unripe nuts, and Black Beans with red and yellow pea flowers growing on their branches ... and the few remaining White Beeches, stupendous trees up to forty metres in height, logged out within forty years of the arrival of the first white settlers. To have turned down even a faint chance of bringing them back to their old haunts would have been to succumb to despair. Once the process of rehabilitation had begun, the chance proved to be a dead certainty. When the first replanting shot up to make a forest and rare caterpillars turned up to feed on the leaves of the new young trees, she knew beyond doubt that at least here biodepletion could be reversed. Greer describes herself as an old dog who succeeded in learning a load of new tricks, inspired and rejuvenated by her passionate love of Australia and of Earth, most exuberant of small planets
Summary
A feminist academic and journalist describes her quest to rehabilitate an abandoned sixty hectares in southeast Queensland and reverse the effects of biodepletion caused by a century of logging, clearing, and devastating the area
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Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10302591
Cataloging source
QSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greer, Germaine
Dewey number
333.750994
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greer, Germaine
  • Rain forests
  • Numinbah Valley (Qld.)
  • Rain forests
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the rainforest years
Label
White beech : the rainforest years, Germaine Greer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 370 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408846711
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 17153902
  • 17153902
Label
White beech : the rainforest years, Germaine Greer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 370 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408846711
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 17153902
  • 17153902

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