Australia Burning

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Integrates both the natural and social sciences in addressing the issues of fire management and policy.

The phenomenon of fire in the Australian landscape traverses many interests and disciplines. At a national level, there is an urgent need for the integration of both the natural and social sciences in the formulation of public policy. + Full description

With contributions from 30 leading experts, Australia Burning draws together these issues, under the themes:

  • Ecology and the environment
  • Fire behaviour and fire regime science
  • People and property
  • Policy, institutional arrangements and the legal framework
  • Indigenous land and fire management

The book examines some of the key questions that relate to the ecology, prediction and management of fire, urban planning, law, insurance, and community issues, including indigenous and non-indigenous concerns. It looks at what we need to know to inform public policy, given the present risks and uncertainty, and explores the avenues for closer integration between science, policy and the community.

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Reviews

". . . its primary value will be the long term influence it has on shaping the country's policy and attitudes towards fire . . . it's worthwhile, serious read, well worth the sober effort."
Robert Dyason (Australian Forest Grower, Spring 2003)

Australia Burning is mostly very easy to read and is not overly technical … It does … cut through the hype and dealt with our management of and attitude towards bushfires in a factual manner.”
Natural Resource Management v.7 no.1 March 2004

“These books [Australia Burning and Beyond Drought] are excellent resources for thinking about what living like an Australian would be. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”
Frank Vanclay, University of Tasmania (Rural Society 2005)

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ePDF | November 2003
ISBN: 9780643090965
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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ePUB | November 2003
ISBN: 9780643098541
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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Contents

Preface

Contributors

Part I - Ecology and environment

Part II - Fire behaviour and fire regime science

Part III - People and property

Part IV - Policy, institutional arrangements and the legal framework

Part V - Indigenous land and fire management

Part VI - Synthesis