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This fascinating guide to Kosciuszko, Alpine and Namadgi National Parks introduces the reader to Australia's highest mountains, their climate, geology and soils, plants and animals and their human history. It traces the long-running conflicts between successive users of the mountains and explores the difficulties in managing the land for nature conservation.
Written by a specialist with over 25 years' experience in community education in and about the Australian Alps National Parks, this new edition features many excellent natural history and historical photographs. Ideal as support information for field trips, it will make a wonderful memento of an alpine visit.
About the Author
Deirdre Slattery has 25 years' experience in community education in and about the Australian Alps National Parks, having worked with tour operators, agency staff, university students, teachers, recreation user groups and general community members on many field trips and bushwalks and through ariticles and talks.
In Victoria, Deirdre has worked in the National Parks Service and has served on the National Parks Advisory Council and Alpine Advisory Committee and represented the state on an Australian Alps Liaison Committee Working Group. She is an Adjunct Staff member in Outdoor and Environmental Education at La Trobe University.
ISBN: 9781486301713 ISBN-10: 1486301711 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 320 Published: 1st December 2015 Publisher: CSIRO Publishing Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 2