The Old Country
Australian Landscapes, Plants and People
By (author) George Seddon
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Old Country by George Seddon
Book DescriptionWe are a nation of gardeners, and we take pleasure in tending our backyards. But this pleasure sits uneasily with our knowledge that the places where most of us live are running out of water. We suspect that our lawns and many of our plants from the damp climates of northern European gardens are too demanding of scarce supplies, but can't imagine our streets and gardens without them. The Old Country opens our eyes, and minds, to other possibilities. It does so by telling us stories about our natural landscape. George Seddon believes that the better we understand the delicacy and beauty of our natural environment, the more 'at home' we will feel as Australians. This passionate, wise and witty book, enriched with breathtakingly beautiful illustrations, suggests that the answers to our water problems lie here, at home.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521843102
(245mm x 170mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Seddon
Old Country, Paperback (October 2006)
This passionate, wise and witty book tells stories about the Australian natural landscape.
Landscape for Learning, Hardback (October 2006)
A history of the university grounds, their design, management and landscape evolution. It is also a reminder of the very rich educational resource the grounds can offer in botany, ecology, landscape design and social history. It includes sections on areas of special interest such as the Sunken Garden, Somerville Auditorium and Japanese Garden.
From the Country, Paperback (September 2001)
A collection of Tommy Garnett's writings from The Age, with illustrations by botanist Professor Turner, and illuminating commentaries by Professor Seddon. Some of Australia's best gardening and environmental writing by men who helped create a new environmental ethos.
Landprints, Paperback (September 1998)» View all books by George Seddon
From one of Australia's foremost thinkers, a uniquely broad-ranging 1997 collection of essays on landscape.
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Author Biography - George Seddon
George Seddon AM is an Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Melbourne and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Western Australia. He has held chairs in four disciplines and taught in universities across Europe and North America. His recent books include Landprints: Reflections on Place and Landscape (Cambridge University Press, 1996).
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