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- DescriptionAustralian history is full of disasters. Some are natural but many more are man-made, results of individual or collective stupidity, reckless decisions, or greed. In Disasters that Changed Australia, Richard Evans minates the worst disasters in an engrossing, insightful account of what happened and why. Picture British General, Douglas Haig through sheer arrogance and determination sending thousands of Australian men into swampy, disease-ridden enemy territory for strategic gain. Or a feral legion of rabbits let loose on the environment, turning furry friends into an uncontrollable plague. Including Cyclone Tracy, Black Friday, the Swy Mountains Scheme and the destruction of megafauna thousands of years ago, these are just many of debacles that have defined Australia. Richard Evans goes beneath the familiar stories and myths, and urges us to rethink how we respond to disasters to avoid making the same mistakes again.
- Author BiographyWriter and historian Richard Evans is the author of The Pyjama Girl Mystery- A True Story of Murder, Obsession and Lies, and co-author of Constructing Australia. He has a PhD in history from Monash University, and works as a Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology.
- Author(s)Richard Evans
- PublisherMelbourne University Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2009
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationMelbourne
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2009
- ImprintVictory Books
- Content Noteb&w and colour illus
- Weight290 g
- Width153 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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