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Why forests inspire: review of Australian tropical rainforests: science-values-meaning


Bowman, DMJS, Why forests inspire: review of Australian tropical rainforests: science-values-meaning, Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters, 1, (4) pp. 128. ISSN 0960-7447 (1991) [Letter or Note in Journal]


Review of L. J. Webb and J. Kikkawa (eds.). 1990. Australian tropical raintorests: science - values - meaning. East Melbourne, Australia: CSIRO Publications. ix, 185pp., tables, figs, photos, index. Hardback: price $55 (Australian). ISBN 0-643-05055-8. The way Australian's treat their tropical rain forests is of global interest, not because this atypical Australian vegetation is any more unique than other tropical rain forests, but because Australia has advantages not shared by other nations with custodianship of this forest type. For this reason Australian tropical rain- forests is an important and timely book. The book is a collection of nineteen papers that were originally presented at the 57th ANZAAS conference in 1987. Recent political developments have dated some of the text. Nonetheless, it is a useful summary of the motivation and arguments for the ces- sation of logging within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area which was declared in December 1988.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Ecology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:69113
Year Published:1991
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2011-04-19
Last Modified:2011-06-17

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