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Burning Questions: Emerging Environmental Issues for Indigenous Peoples in Northern Australia

Marcia Langton, Author
Format
Book
Published
Darwin : Centre for Indigenous Natural and Cultural Resource Management, Northern Territory University, 1998.
Language
English
ISBN
1876483067, 9781876483067
Contents
  • Introductory Essay by Dean Yibarbuk
  • Introduction
  • Science Fictions
  • Pre-settlement Aboriginal Enviornmental Impact
  • Case Studies of Aboriginal Governance of Landscapes
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Index
Technical Details

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