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Desert Tsunami

by: Peter Thorley
published by: Central Queensland University Press


Archeologist and social historian, Peter Thorley, explores the common perception of Australia's interior as a dry, sunbaked region. He describes how, long ago, when the first humans entered the region, it was greener, food was plentiful, and rivers and lakes held water all year round. This situation has changed continually, but the Centre is periodically subject to massive flooding - a phenomenon that will be further affected by global warming. In this book, Thorley focuses on the ways in which people, both indigenous and newcomers, have dealt with these floods, and how our knowledge of them may be important for all Australians.

RRP: $37.50
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