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Arid lands of Australia : proceedings of a symposium held in the Academy of Science, Canberra, May 1969

Slatyer, R. O (ed.)

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Three-quarters of the Australian continent is arid or semi-arid. History has shown that man{u2019}s utilisation of arid lands has, in general, caused progressive deterioration of the natural vegetation, the animal resources, and finally the landscape itself. Already settlement in Australia{u2019}s arid lands bears all too evident witness to damage and degradation. Each additional use of these lands - for grazing, farming, mining - tends to distort the extremely delicate ecological balance of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSlatyer, R. O (ed.)
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T06:23:15Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T06:23:15Z
dc.date.copyright1969
dc.identifier.otherb1352828
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/115124
dc.description.abstractThree-quarters of the Australian continent is arid or semi-arid. History has shown that man{u2019}s utilisation of arid lands has, in general, caused progressive deterioration of the natural vegetation, the animal resources, and finally the landscape itself. Already settlement in Australia{u2019}s arid lands bears all too evident witness to damage and degradation. Each additional use of these lands - for grazing, farming, mining - tends to distort the extremely delicate ecological balance of most of Australia. In this volume eighteen experts discuss the, often competing, uses and needs of and for the land, the abuses of it, and some possible solutions. The problem is so vast and widespread that no single state could tackle the problems, let alone tackle them successfully. Before it is too late, the problems of preserving the arid lands for present and future generations challenge the nation and the national government.
dc.format.extent321 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian National University Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.lcshArid regions Congresses
dc.subject.lcshConservation of natural resources CongressesAustralia
dc.subject.lcshLand use CongressesAustralia
dc.titleArid lands of Australia : proceedings of a symposium held in the Academy of Science, Canberra, May 1969
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1969
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T06:23:15Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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