October 2017, issue no. 395

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Welcome to the October Environment issue! Highlights include:

Highlights from the current issue

Shannon Burns reviews 'The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc' by Ali Alizadeh

Shannon Burns

The many gaps in the verifiable history of Jeanne d’Arc’s early years in rural France, as well as her improbable rise to prominence and martyrdom, have left room for a considerable amo More

A survey of environmental writing

Australian Book Review

To complement our coverage of new books on the subject, we invited a number of writers, scholars, and environmentalists to nominate the books that have had the greatest effect on them from More

Richard Noske reviews 'The Australian Bird Guide' by Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack, and Kim Franklin

Richard Noske

With five illustrated field guides, two e-guide apps, and at least three photographic guides available to help people identify birds in Australia, some would question the need for yet anot More

'The New Maps Keep a Weather Eye' by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop

Bold shades of autumn leaf – or blazing embers’ light,
bright to extinguished, as if fires set
in hearths huddled closely in the dirt were offset
by pallid oceans with their artificial light.
A More

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