Description - The Nature of Northern Australia by John Z. Woinarski
Australia stands out as one of the largest natural areas remaining on Earth-
alongside such global treasures as the Amazon rainforests, the boreal conifer
forests of Alaska and Canada, and the polar wilderness of Antarctica. Nature remains in abundance in 'the
Its intact tropical savannas, rainforests, and free flowing rivers provide
a basis for much of the economic activity and the quality of life for
residents of the area.
The Nature of Northern Australia details the latest science on the Northern environment.
With increasing debate over the future of Australia's often forgotten
North, this is a timely examination of its environmental significance, the
ecological processes that make it function, and the economies that are
compatible with maintaining healthy communities and people and healthy
country into the future.
The authors, Dr. John Woinarski, Professor Brendan Mackey, Professor Henry
Nix and Dr. Barry Traill, are leading experts on the environment of Northern
Australia, and combined have many decades of experience on Northern ecology
and land management.
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