Forgotten landscapes and erased eco-systems are brought to life in Gary Presland's eloquent historical reconstruction of Melbourne's terrain at the time of European settlement. Take a look at the history of Melbourne from the point of view of nature, and get to know the ways local environments have influenced (and decided) the shape of urban planning.
In 'The Place for a Village', Gary Presland shows how natural landscapes have influenced the contours of Melbourne and how colonial settlement, in turn, has altered them. He draws on both historical and scientific sources to create a detailed and fascinating picture of our diverse, alpine-country fringed, Yarra-delta landscape, as well as the enormous range of flora and fauna endemic to Melbourne and its surrounds.
Author: Gary Presland
Dimensions (cm): 25 x 19.5
Weight (kg): 0.5
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