Australian wetland cultures: swamps and the environmental crisis.

Australian wetland cultures: swamps and the environmental crisis. John Charles Ryan, Li Chen.

Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020. Octavo, laminated boards,

Among the most productive ecosystems on earth, wetlands are also some of the most vulnerable. Australian Wetland Cultures argues for the cultural value of wetlands. Through a focus on swamps and their conservation, the volume makes a unique contribution to the growing interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. The authors investigate the crucial role of swamps in Australian society through the idea of wetland cultures. The broad historical and cultural range of the book spans pre settlement indigenous Australian cultures, nineteenth-century European colonization, and
contemporary Australian engagements with wetland habitats.

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