Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Forests of Ash by Tom Griffiths

This beautifully written book tells the story of Australia's giant eucalypt, the Mountain Ash, which grows in the region north and east of Melbourne. A single tree can reach a height of 120 feet in 20 years, making it the tallest hardwood in the world. While celebrating the steep, wet, dense eastern forests of Australia, Tom Griffiths shows that they can be far from benign. Dependent on fire for their survival, this awesome natural vegetation can become a source of destruction, forcing people to confront their relationship with the bush. Visited seasonally by indigenous people and later a site of mining and saw-milling for settlers, as well as contested ground for conservationists, the life cycles and fire cycles of the forests span millennia. Tom Griffiths tells the environmental, ecological and social history of a unique Australian forest, and, in doing so, tells the story of the continent as a whole.

Buy Forests of Ash by Tom Griffiths from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521012348
ISBN-10: 0521012341
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 176mm x 13mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Forests of Ash by Tom Griffiths

Book Reviews - Forests of Ash by Tom Griffiths

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Forests of Ash book by Tom Griffiths and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Tom Griffiths

Algorithms to Live by by Tom Griffiths
Paperback, April 2017
$20.69
Art of Time Travel by Tom Griffiths
Paperback, August 2016
$53.99
Living with Fire by Tom Griffiths
Hardback, November 2012
$44.96