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Landprints Reflections on Place and Landscape

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ISBN-10: 052165999X

ISBN-13: 9780521659994

Edition: 1998

Authors: George Seddon, Gustav J. V. Nossal

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This is an extraordinary collection of essays about landscape. With a lively and engaging style, George Seddon considers everything from creating a garden in Fremantle, to locating ancient plants while wandering in a Far North Queensland rainforest to analysing the geological features on either side of the tram tracks in Collingwood. Yet while the book celebrates Australia, and covers many topics that seem familiar and everyday, it is challenging and provocative. Seddon is acutely aware of the moral and environmental aspects of history and is able to present local and regional history on a grand scale. Landprints reflects a lifetime devoted to questions about landscape: the ways we use and…    
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232

George Seddon AM is an Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Melbourne and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Western Australia. He has held chairs in four disciplines and taught in universities across Europe and North America. His recent books include Landprints: Reflections on Place and Landscape (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Prelude
Fugue for six voices
Talking: The Language of Landscape
The nature of nature
Words and weeds
Journeys through a landscape
On the road to Botany Bay
A Snowy River reader
Perceiving: The Eyes and the Mind
The evolution of perceptual attitudes
Eurocentrism and Australian science, some examples
Figures in the landscape
Dreaming up a rainforest
Home thoughts from abroad
Locating: The Sense of Place
Sense of place
The genius loci and the Australian landscape
Cuddlepie and other surrogates
Jet-set and parish pump
Placing the debate
Making: Creating Gardens and the Evolution of Styles
The suburban garden in Australia
The Australian backyard
Gardening across Australia
The garden as paradise
Analysing: Ideologies and Attitudes
The rhetoric and ethics of the environmental protest movement
The perfectibility of Nature
Sharing and Caring: Ecological Frameworks
Biological pollution
The lie of the land
Eating the future
Felling the 'Groves of Life'
Coda: learning to be at home: 'and then came Venice'