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Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment

Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment

A 'must read' follow-up to the highly successful Ten Commitments book.

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ISBN 9781486301676
Published 1 September 2014 by CSIRO Publishing
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Morton, Steve
Edited by Lindenmayer, David
Edited by Dovers, Stephen
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ISBN-13 9781486301676
ISBN-10 1486301673
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Imprint CSIRO Publishing
Publication Date 1 September 2014
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Morton, Steve
Edited by Lindenmayer, David
Edited by Dovers, Stephen
Category Hydrology (Freshwater)
Applied Ecology
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Mining Technology & Engineering
Aquaculture & Fishing: Practice & Techniques
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 888g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Australia, Environmental policy, Environmental protection, Conservation of natural resources, Environmental protection - Australia
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 333.72
Catalogue Code 529139

Description of this Book

What are the 10 key issues that must be addressed urgently to improve Australia's environment? In this follow up to the highly successful book Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country's Environment, Australia's leading environmental thinkers have written provocative chapters on what must be done to tackle Australia's environmental problems - in terms of policies, on-ground actions and research. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of the 10 key tasks that need to be addressed in a given field, and then each issue is discussed in more detail. Chapters are grouped into ecosystems, sectors and cross-cutting themes. Topics include: deserts, rangelands, temperate eucalypt woodlands, tropical savanna landscapes, urban settlements, forestry management, tropical and temperate marine ecosystems, tropical rainforests, alpine ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, coasts, islands, soils, fisheries, agriculture, mining, grazing, tourism, industry and manufacturing, protected areas, Indigenous land and sea management, climate change, water, biodiversity, population, human health, fire, energy and more. Ten Commitments Revisited is a 'must read' for politicians, policy makers, decision makers, practitioners and others with an interest in Australia's environment.

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Author's Bio

David Lindenmayer is Professor of Ecology at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, Australia (2013-2018). Professor Stephen Dovers is Director of the Fenner School of Environment and Society, an ANU Public Policy Fellow, and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at Charles Darwin University, Australia. Dr Steve Morton is an Honorary Fellow with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences in Alice Springs. He is an ecologist with a long-standing interest in desert Australia.

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