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The Pure State of Nature

Sacred Cows, Destructive Myths and the Environment

The Pure State of Nature by David Horton
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This text offers an alternative account of the history of the Australian environment and the lessons to be learned for conservation in the next millennium. Spanning 50,000 years, it explores the myths that abound in scientific and popular writing, and the theories about the place of humans in the ecology of this vast landmass. In particular, the author demolishes the widely accepted orthodoxy about the use of fire by Aborigines and their supposed part in the extinction of the Australian megafauna.

Allen & Unwin; March 2000
206 pages; ISBN 9781741154085
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Title: The Pure State of Nature
Author: David Horton
 
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David Horton - Independent Australia
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:11:43 -0700
David HortonIndependent AustraliaHis books include The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia (1994 - winner NSW Premier's ...