On Borrowed Time : Australia's Environmental Crisis and What We Must Do About it
Global warming, biodiversity loss, salinity ...There is no doubt Australia's environmental problems appear huge and overwhelming. Not only is our unique natural heritage under threat, but the consequences for agriculture, tourism and the economy may be catastrophic. Can anything be done to halt the destruction? The good news is much can be done. In this powerful and passionate book, David Lindenmayer argues that Australia does have the knowledge and resources to tackle our environmental problems. In addition, he outlines creative and impressive solutions we can all be a part of. One of Australia's leading ecologists, Professor Lindenmayer delivers a timely message about the scale and urgency of the crisis we face.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 208 x 224 x 13mm | 506g
- 03 Sep 2007
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
- col. photos., maps, charts, diagrams
David Lindenmayer is Professor of Ecology and Conservation Science at the Fenner School for Environment and Society at the Australian National University. He has been passionate about the conservation of Australia's environment for over twenty-five years and runs large-scale and long-term projects in the Victorian forests, farmlands of the NSW south-west slopes, the national park system at Jervis Bay and the pine plantation system at Tumut in southern New South Wales. David has written more than 450 scientific articles on conservation biology, landscape ecology, wildlife biology, forest ecology and management and the restoration of Australia's woodlands. This is his eighteenth book. He has won many prestigious awards including the Whitely Award (three times), the inaugural DaimlerChrysler Prize for Environmental Research, the Eureka Prize for Environmental Research, the Australian Natural History Gold Medallion and the Bulletin's Award for Australia's Top Innovative Thinker in Environmental Science.