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作者 Gammage, Bill
書名 The biggest estate on earth : how Aborigines made Australia / Bill Gammage
出版項 Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011
國際標準書號 9781742377483 (hbk.)
1742377483 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  DU124.A46 G36 2011    在架上    30520020759388
說明 xxiii, 434 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-415) and index
"Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park. With extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than we have ever realised. For over a decade he has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape. He has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire, the life cycles of native plants, and the natural flow of water to ensure plentiful wildlife and plant foods throughout the year. We know Aboriginal people spent far less time and effort than Europeans in securing food and shelter ... . With details of land-management strategies from around Australia, The biggest estate on earth rewrites the history of this continent, with huge implications for us today."--Dust cover
主題 Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture -- History
Land use -- Australia -- Management -- History
Natural resources -- Australia -- Management -- History
Australia -- History
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