Libby Robin, Chris Dickman, and Mandy Martin (eds): Desert Channels

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May 2011, no. 331

Libby Robin, Chris Dickman, and Mandy Martin (eds): Desert Channels

Reviewed by
May 2011, no. 331

New models of conservation

Kim Mahood

 

Desert Channels: The Impulse to Conserve
edited by Libby Robin, Chris Dickman, and Mandy Martin
CSIRO Publishing, $59.95 hb, 348 pp, 9780643097490

 

In recent months a significant part of Australia has been subject to deluge and flood. As the continent recharges its waterways and water tables, we are like an ant nest into which a curious child has thrust a hose – rushing about rescuing and shoring up, patching and rebuilding, behaving as if this upheaval is an aberration, and as if building towns and cities on flood plains is sensible.

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