Flood Country : An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin by Emily O’gorman

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  • Title: Flood Country : An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Author: Emily O’gorman
  • Category: Other
  • Date: 10/01/17
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780643106659

 

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Floods in the Murray-Darling Basin are essential sources of water for folks, animals and vegetation on this usually dry area of inland jap Australia. Even so, floods have usually been skilled as pure disasters, which have led to main engineering schemes. Flood Country explores the contested and complicated historical past of this area, analyzing the other ways through which floods have been understood and managed and a few of the long-term penalties for folks, rivers and ecologies. The e-book examines many tensions, starting from early exchanges between Aboriginal folks and settlers about the risks of floods, by means of to lengthy operating disputes between graziers and irrigators over damming floodwater, and conflicts between residents and colonial governments over whose accountability it was to guard townships from floods.Flood Country brings the Murray-Darling Basin’s flood historical past into dialog with modern nationwide debates about local weather change and competing entry to water for livelihoods, industries and ecosystems. It offers an essential new historic perspective on this important area of Australia, exploring how folks, rivers and floods have re-made one another.

 

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