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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 New Worlds, Old Worlds : Australian Literature in a Global Context
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'Australia and other settler colonies need to address complex problems in unpacking historical divides between culture and nature, humans and non-humans, arts and science, tradition and modernity, and male and female, even conscious and unconscious anthropogenic agents. These divides are thrown into especially stark relief in Australia, as one of the last formed settler colonies, with its dual cultures. Differences in approaches to the environment could hardly have been greater. On the one hand is the history of adaptation (and maladaptation) to rapid changes in the environment of its European settlers, both on the individual level through the shocks of rupture and disconnection through the experience of migration, and on the wider community level with the loss of biodiversity, through both introduction of European species and species extinction, of planting of commercial timber and de-forestation of old growth forests.' (56)

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    y separately published work icon Climate Change Narratives in Australian Fiction Deborah Jordan , Saarbrucken : Lambert Academic Publishing , 2014 8179573 2014 selected work criticism

    'Several major Australian novels about climate change imagine a warmed planet. This is a timely survey of these cautionary tales. There is also a long tradition of Australians, settlers and Indigenous people, writing about the land and the sea, and about how our climate shapes our communities and our future, and about how colonisation and industrialisation too often destroys our environment. This outline begins to locate, question and frame the insights of many past and present Australian authors about changing climatic conditions.' (Publication summary)

    Saarbrucken : Lambert Academic Publishing , 2014
    pg. 56-75
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