Australia (World Bibliographical Series) by I. Kepars

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24 An historical geography of modern Australia: the restive fringe. J. M. Powell. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1988. 400p. maps. bibliog. Australians, according to Powell, are 'nervous fringe dwellers' on their continent; they share no harmony with the land and continually act with 'too little love of place'. The book focuses on environmental change in Australia in the 20th century. The author's main interest lies in non-urban Australia; urban life interests him only marginally. Throughout the book his approach is to deal with broad issues first and then to illustrate these by way of case-studies.

Detwiler 73 Syria, Ian J. Seccombe 74 Trinidad and Tobago, Frances Chambers 76 Barbados, Robert B. Potter and Graham M. S. Dann 77 East Germany, Ian Wallace 78 Mozambique, Colin Darch 79 Libya, Richard I. Lawless 80 Sweden, Leland B. Sather and Alan Swanson 81 Iran, Reza Navabpour 82 Dominica, Robert A. Myers 83 Denmark, Kenneth E. Miller 84 Paraguay, R. Andrew Nickson 85 Indian Ocean, Julia J. Gotthold with the assistance of Donald W. Gotthold 86 Egypt, Ragai, N. Makar 87 Gibraltar, Graham J. Shields 88 The Netherlands, Peter King and Michael Wintle 89 Bolivia, Gertrude M.

Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1988. 328p. maps. bibliog. A different kind of guidebook, in which Burnum Burnum instructs the traveller on the meaning of the land to Aborigines and how they have for more than 40,000 years tended it, fought for it and been nourished by it. All aspects of Aboriginal life are described histories of the various trial groups, food-gathering techniques, religious beliefs, the kinship system, accounts of black/white conflicts and ceremonial practices. The book is profusely illustrated with drawings and beautiful colour photographs of the land and its people.

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