Desert Science

Paperback - March 2015 - AU $75.00

Investigates how Australians see their desert lands, how this has changed over time and how desert scientists from the rest of the world regard the distinctive desert country in Australia.

This special issue explores some of the sciences that have contributed to our understanding of inland Australia, country variously known as desert, the arid zone, drylands and the outback. The sciences that have concentrated on deserts include ecology, geomorphology, hydrology, rangeland management, geography, surveying, meteorology and geology, plus many others. + Full description

In recognition that desert science has surged ahead in the past few decades, we have invited contributors who describe various different desert initiatives. We use these case studies to open up the discussion about how Australians see their desert lands, how this has changed over time and how desert scientists from the rest of the world regard the distinctive desert country in Australia.

Online edition now available. Visit the Historical Records of Australian Science home page.

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Paperback | March 2015 | $ 75.00
ISBN: HR25/02 | 225 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing