'Attitudes towards the environment have undergone a revolution over the last 30 years, and writing of various kinds has played a major role in forging our environmental consciousness.
'Hearts & Minds examines comprehensively for the first time the dazzling variety of work by creative Australians in alerting us to environmental destruction and presenting solutions to prevent it.
'Separate sections are devoted to fiction, non-fiction, illustrated books, films, plays, poetry, songs, magazines and children's books. These studies are based on extensive research and on over 1,000 interviews with writers from all over Australia, providing lively and passionate comment on their work and their country.
'Hearts & Minds looks at the work of writers as diverse as Peter Carey, Tim Flannery, Rosie Scott, Peter Corris, Dorothy Hewett, Peter Garrett, Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Brian Hannant.
'Always stimulating to read, this is a landmark publication which makes a major contribution to our understanding of Australian culture, history and politics.' (Publication summary)