Dry Times

Dry Times


By (author) Mark Stafford Smith, By (author) Julian Cribb

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  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 266mm x 10mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0643095276
  • ISBN 13: 9780643095274
  • Illustrations note: Colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,024,116

Product description

With knowledge from our deserts, Australians can reshape the human story. Dry Times: Blueprint for a Red Land provides new insights into how our desert environments and institutions work - and how this affects the people living in them, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal alike. It shows that the desert offers solutions to the challenges of living in an uncertain and threatening future, teaching us new ways to live, manage scarce resources, and cope with lack of water and energy, climatic extremes and isolation - not only in arid regions, but also in the cities, which are increasingly short of water.

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Author information

Dr Mark Stafford Smith is a desert ecologist and systems thinker, who has lived in Alice Springs and worked on desert research for the past 25 years, now resident in Canberra. He is the author of some 150 peer-reviewed publications on the ecology and management of outback Australia. He was an inaugural winner of the NT Research and Innovation Awards in 2005 for his contribution to desert knowledge. He sits on several national and international advisory groups related to climate change and desertification. Julian Cribb is a science communicator and writer. He is Adjunct Professor of Science Communication at the University of Technology Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He is a former newspaper editor and director of National Awareness for CSIRO. He holds 32 awards for journalism.