October 2015, no. 375

October 2015, no. 375

Welcome to the October Environment issue. Highlights include Ashley Hay’s ABR Dahl Trust Fellowship essay ‘The Forest at the Edge of Time’, and a survey of leading environmentalists, scientists, commentators, and writers on the most urgent action needed for environmental reform. Contributors include Tim Flannery, Ian Chubb and Brian Schmidt. Jo Daniell contributes a photo essay, and David Schlosberg comments on the government’s attack on renewables. Elsewhere, we have a new short story by Elizabeth Harrower, Tom Griffiths reviews Tim Flannery’s new book Atmosphere of Hope, and James Bradley tackles Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. Also we have Morag Fraser on The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks, James Ley on The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood, and Shannon Burns on the new book by Gerald Murnane (the subject of his recent ABR Fellowship). Our featured poets include Michael Hofmann and John Kinsella.

Full Contents

Fiction

Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Fiction

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

Biography

Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose by Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt

Climate Change

The Handbook: Surviving and living with climate change by Jane Rawson and James Whitmore

Fiction

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Natural History

On Track: Searching Out the Bundian Way by John Blay

Environmental Studies

Cave: Nature and Culture by Ralph Crane and Lisa Fletcher

Environmental Studies

Letters to my grandchildren by David Suzuki

Environmental Studies

Keeping the Wild: Against the domestication of earth edited by George Wuerthner, Eileen Crist, and Tom Butler

Environmental Studies

The Dingo Debate: Origins, Behaviour and conservation edited by Bradley Smith

Politics

Inequality: What Can Be Done? by Anthony B. Atkinson

Fiction

My Hearts Are Your Hearts by Carmel Bird

Fiction

Relativity by Antonia Hayes

Fiction

The Lost Swimmer by Ann Turner

Fiction

Leap by Myfanwy Jones

Journals

Westerly 60.1 edited by Lucy Dougan and Paul Clifford

History

The Australian Archaeologist's Book of Quotations edited by Mike Smith and Billy Griffiths

Biography

Banksia Lady by Carolyn Landon