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    The Colonial Earth (Paperback) By (author) Tim Bonyhady

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    DescriptionThis is a rare, enlightening and beautifully presented book. Seize it. - The Australian The Colonial Earth challenges the widespread belief that Australia's colonial settlers despised their environment and were blind to their own destructiveness. Tim Bonyhady reveals that many colonists not only delighted in their new surroundings but also wanted to preserve them. Our first environmental laws were proclaimed as early as 1788. Many of our most important 'modern' environmental concerns-such as preserving endangered species, protecting forests, maintaining public rights over the foreshore and even the threat of climate change-already loomed large for Australia's first European settlers. Art is Bonyhady's starting point. The work of many of Australia's finest painters is central to his story. But he also draws upon a remarkable array of sources, from parliamentary debates to poems, to show that concern for Australia's environment is not new, but is deeply rooted in our past. Winner of the NSW Premier's History Prize Winner of the Queensland Premier's History Prize Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Prize; The Age Book of the Year; the NSW Douglas Stewart Prize; and the best designed book in the APA Book Design Awards


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    Title
    The Colonial Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Bonyhady
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 790 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780522850536
    ISBN 10: 0522850537
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, JFCX, HBJM
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    BIC subject category V2: RNA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, HIS004000
    DC21: 333.70994
    DC22: 333.720994
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    Thema V1.0: JBCC9, RNA, NHM
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    62 illustrations, (9 colour )
    Publisher
    Melbourne University Press
    Imprint name
    Melbourne University Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Carlton
    Author Information
    Tim Bonyhady is both an art historian and environmental lawyer. His previous books include Images in Opposition: Australian Landscape Painting 1801-1890 and Places Worth Keeping: Conservationists, Politics and Law. This is his eleventh book.