Reading about the Reef

Having mentioned this book in connection with Tribal Science, I’m posting my review of it here in spite of the fact that it has already appeared in slightly different forms in the Townsville Bulletin and in Waves, the newsletter of the Reef HQ Volunteers Association. James Woodford, already an award-winning environmental journalist with several books to … Continue reading “Reading about the Reef”

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show On Earth Richard Dawkins Bantam, September 2009, $35.00 The Greatest Show on Earth fills a gap in Richard Dawkins’ impressive sequence of books about evolution, from The Selfish Gene thirty years ago to The Blind Watchmaker and The Ancestor’s Tale. The new book is primarily a clear, thorough explanation of the evidence … Continue reading “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Tasmania’s Wilderness Battles

Greg Buckman Tasmania’s Wilderness Battles Jacana, June 2008, $29.95 Wilderness has been a bigger community issue in Tasmania than in any other Australian state, so a history of the fight to preserve it has a lot of ground to cover. Buckman organises it chronologically within four strands – hydro-electric power, forestry, mining and national parks … Continue reading “Tasmania’s Wilderness Battles”

Landscape of Farewell: reflections on reconciliation

• This review was published in the Townsville Bulletin and then, in a longer form, in LiNQ before Green Path was conceived but is relevant enough to the blog to deserve a place on it. The date-stamp will say 2008, the date of first publication, although the review was only added to this site in 2017. Landscape of Farewell Alex Miller … Continue reading “Landscape of Farewell: reflections on reconciliation”

Environment books 2007

On this page are reviews of three books with environmental themes, all released between late 2006 and late 2007 and all reviewed by me for the Townsville Bulletin. (The freedom to cover issues the paper wouldn’t usually touch was one of the perks of my role there.) I am adding them to Green Path in … Continue reading “Environment books 2007”