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Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Steffensen, Victor

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From the age of 18, Victor Steffensen spent time on country learning traditional Indigenous cultural and ecological knowledge. He quickly realised this knowledge was incredibly well considered, having been developed over many generations of his people living on the land, and that... Australia actually needs fire - with burning done in a controlled manner - for land care and healing. Despite much resistance from park rangers and other government officials, Victor came to set up Mulong, a consultancy service offering fire management workshops for uni students and private landholders through to CFA workers, rural fire services and pastoralists. Victor's experiences and stories are told in Fire Country, a book that will highlight the Australian landscape's alarming state of disrepair and devastation, and how revival of Indigenous fire practices could bring ecological health to our country. Much of the knowledge shared in this book is still unknown to western science, but there is much evidence that, if adopted, it will benefit all Australians. In light of recent bushfires across Australia, this book offers practical solutions for better 'reading' country, taking account of current environmental conditions and the ecosystem of each different landscape. Victor says, 'For those who have gone through a trauma [as a result of any bushfire], it is very sensitive. I want to really acknowledge that. But at the end of the day I don't see fear - I see an opportunity.' May we all finally take up that opportunity.
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ISBN 9781741177268
Published AU 18 Feb 2020
Publisher Explore Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9781741177268
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Explore Australia
Imprint Explore Australia
Published 18 Feb 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Steffensen, Victor
Category Biography & Autobiography
Indigenous Peoples
Environment Law
Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 363.379
Weight 340g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Wildfires - Prevention and control - Australia, Fire management - Australia, Fire ecology - Australia, Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs, Land use - Australia
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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