Social Science

The History of Australia

Author: Francis Gordon Clarke

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.
Science

The Discoverers

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 768

View: 296

An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories of the man's profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos.
Australia

H.M. Bark Endeavour

Author: Ray Parkin

Publisher: Melbourne University

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 467

View: 681

An account of a great journey of discovery, Endeavour's voyage up the east coast of New Holland (Australia) in the year 1770, and a remarkable re-creation of the experience of being on board ship. This book draws on research to reveal what the Endeavour looked like, how she sailed, how she smelled; and all that would have been for those on board.
Nature

Taming the Great South Land

Author: William J Lines

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 337

View: 112

Taming the Great South Land is the first full-length landscape history of an entire continent occupied by one nation. It is also, in William Lines's telling, a brutal and controversial story. Examining the ways European society rapidly, radically transformed Australia's physical and human landscapes, the author writes candidly of repeated environmental devastation--from the early slaughter of seals and whales to the destructive spread of sheep, through gold rushes and land settlement to British nuclear tests and the modern mining and timber industries. Lines shows how Enlightenment ideas of progress, economic growth, and development were reconstructed on Australian soil, and how the promise of the conquest of nature became a mockery in fact, resulting in the mass dislocation and destruction of indigenous populations. This shocking narrative, thoroughly researched and accessibly written, combines environmental, social, and political history to hard-hitting effect. Taming the Great South Land is the first full-length landscape history of an entire continent occupied by one nation. It is also, in William Lines's telling, a brutal and controversial story. Examining the ways European society rapidly, radically transformed Australia's physical and human landscapes, the author writes candidly of repeated environmental devastation--from the early slaughter of seals and whales to the destructive spread of sheep, through gold rushes and land settlement to British nuclear tests and the modern mining and timber industries. Lines shows how Enlightenment ideas of progress, economic growth, and development were reconstructed on Australian soil, and how the promise of the conquest of nature became a mockery in fact, resulting in the mass dislocation and destruction of indigenous populations. This shocking narrative, thoroughly researched and accessibly written, combines environmental, social, and political history to hard-hitting effect.
Art objects

Discovering Cook's Collections

Author: Michelle Hetherington

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN:

Category: Art objects

Page: 105

View: 274

Discovering Cook's Collections focuses on the collections of art and material culture brought back from the Pacific on Captain Cook's voyages and contains essays by some of the world's leading and most innovative historians and anthropologists. The book celebrates the richness of Pacific Island cultures in the initial years of European contact as well as the collections' contemporary relevance to historians and the Indigenous communities who produced them. The essays in this book explore the history of the collections, their dispersal through the museums and private collections of Europe and t.
History

Australian History for Dummies

Author: Alex McDermott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 329

Created especially for the Australian customer! Exciting and informative history of the land down under Australian History For Dummies is your tour guide through the important events of Australia's past, introducing you to the people and events that have shaped modern Australia. Be there as British colonists explore Australia's harsh terrain with varying degrees of success. In this informative guide you'll Find out about Australia's infamous bushrangers Learn how the discovery of gold caused a tidal wave of immigration from all over the world Understand how Australia took two steps forward to become a nation in its own right in 1901, and two steps back when the government was dismissed by the Crown in 1975 Discover the fascinating details that made Australia the country it is today!
Australia

The Great South Land

Author: Rex Ingamells

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 352

View: 483

"The great South land : an epic poem" in twelve books, was completed under the auspices of the Commonwealth Literary Fund in 1949 by Ingamels, founder of the Jindyworobak cultural movement, which promoted cultural Australianism, based in part upon Aboriginal themes and ties to the land.

The American Enterprise

Author: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 341

Australia

This is Australia

Author: Oswald Leopold Ziegler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 400

View: 821

Australia

Australia

Author: Francis Gordon Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 286

View: 426

Concise history of mainstream developments in Australia, concentrating on the first 200 years of European settlement.