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Old Country Australian Landscapes, Plants and People

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ISBN-10: 0521696860

ISBN-13: 9780521696869

Edition: 2006

Authors: George Seddon, Colin Totterdell

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We are a nation of gardeners, and we take pleasure in tending our backyards. But this pleasure sits uneasily with our knowledge that the places where most of us live are running out of water. We suspect that our lawns and many of our plants from the damp climates of northern European gardens are too demanding of scarce supplies, but can't imagine our streets and gardens without them. The Old Country opens our eyes, and minds, to other possibilities. It does so by telling us stories about our natural landscape. George Seddon believes that the better we understand the delicacy and beauty of our natural environment, the more 'at home' we will feel as Australians. This passionate, wise and…    
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

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).

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
First Encounters
The Boab
Learning
The Conifers
The Banksias
Mediterraneity
On Being Deciduous
By Design
Weeds
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index