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Landscapes of Our Hearts

Reconciling People and Environment

Matthew Colloff



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Thames & Hudson
05 January 2022
'Compelling, multifarious and essential.'Don Watson

'Drink in its wisdom.' Andrew Leigh MP


On this ancient continent, waves of people have made their mark on the landscape; in turn, it too has shaped them.

If we look afresh at our history through the land we live on, might Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians find a path to a shared future?

An epic exploration of our relationship with this country, Landscapes of Our Hearts takes us from the Great Barrier Reef to the Central Desert, the High Country to Canberra's Limestone Plains. It is a book of hope and offers the possibility that a renewed connection to the landscape and to each other could pave the way towards reconciliation.

It will change the way you see this land.
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   310g
ISBN:   9781760762704
ISBN 10:   1760762709
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Matthew Colloff works at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University and before that was a research scientist at CSIRO for twenty-three years. He has had a distinguished career in the areas of climate change adaptation, conservation and ecosystem ecology, and is an award-winning writer.

Reviews for Landscapes of Our Hearts: Reconciling People and Environment

... a deeply ethical work. It is humble, engaging, informative and written with respect for the many Indigenous nations that have worked with Country rather than against it... -- Tony Birch * The Age * ... a quiet book, but it's quietly radical in its pragmatic hopefulness; its belief in personal agency ... not an elegy, it's a call to action: do not go gently into the Anthropocene. -- Beejay Silcox * The Australian * Evocative and touching book ... Full of recommendations about the next step. -- Phillip Adams * Late Night Live *

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