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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin
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Australia's major river system, the Murray-Darling, is collapsing. Parts of it are dying; parts of it are already dead. Some places near the shores of South Australia's lower lakes, where the Murray has stopped flowing, may never recover. Australia's most significant river no longer reaches the sea. Ecosystems are dying, farmers are going to the wall, towns are emptying. This was the Murray-Darling that journalist Chris Hammer found in the summer of 2009 as he drove along the river. The River tells the story of the things he saw and the people he met: of farmers practical yet delusional, of towns so friendly yet hidebound. He also tells stories of the environment, and sees first-hand the effects of climate change, drought and mismanagement on the land. What is the future of settlement west of the Great Dividing Range? Can the once mighty Murray-Darling river system continue to support the agricultural industries and towns of the hinterland, or will Australians increasingly be forced to retreat to desalination-dependent coastal cities? What mixture of climate change, drought and mismanagement has led to the current crisis? Hammer explores these questions and more in this compelling investigation into one of Australia's key environmental and political issues. (Libraries Australia record)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 2010 .
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      Extent: xiv, 272p.p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-270)
      ISBN: 9780522857368 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

A Little Flight Reading Pauline Webber , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 April 2010; (p. 2)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
Untitled Richard Bilkey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 42)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
Off the Shelf : Ecology Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 March 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 March 2010; (p. 5) The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 March 2010; (p. 5)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
Sober Travels through a Drying Interior Joshua Rosner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 February 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
Sober Travels through a Drying Interior Joshua Rosner , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 February 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 March 2010; (p. 5) The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 March 2010; (p. 5)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
Off the Shelf : Ecology Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 March 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
Untitled Richard Bilkey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 42)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
A Little Flight Reading Pauline Webber , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 April 2010; (p. 2)

— Review of The River : A Journey through the Murray-Darling Basin Chris Hammer , 2010 single work prose
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