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Australia, Oceania and Antarctica


Darian-Smith, K, Australia, Oceania and Antarctica, Hodder Wayland, London, pp. 64. ISBN 978-0750246804 (2005) [Authored Other Book]


This authoritative new series describes the history, landscape, culture, economy and people of this continent. This title is also packed full of fascinating facts, maps and statistics. A statistical compendium at the back provides a handy reference guide for key statistical data. The vast region of the world that encompasses Australia, Oceania and Antarctica is full of contrasts, from the frozen Antarctic continent to the 'red' desert of central Australia to the tropical islands of Oceania. These different physical environments have influenced the histories and cultures of the diverse peoples who live in this region. Oceania and Antarctica are rich in natural resources that have been vigorously sought after, but this greedy exploitation has often severely damaged the landscapes and natural life in some of these areas. Australia is a highly industrialized nation with a prosperous economy while development in Oceania is severely affected by size, limited resources and distance from markets. This book introduces the diversity of Australia, Oceania and Antarctica, and explores the present and future realities and challenges for its nations and their peoples.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Other Book
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:125474
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-04-19
Last Modified:2018-04-19

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