Our July Environmental Book Club reading was Sunburnt Country; the History and Future of Climate Change in Australia by Joëlle Gergis. In this history of Australia’s climate and the meteorology that recorded and analysed that climate, Gergis brings understanding to climate fluctuation through natural forces and demonstrates how human action is intensifying climate variability and exposing us to new climate extremes.
Author: Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry
Review by Deryk Engel, Director, Lesryk Environmental Pty Ltd
Reptiles of Victoria has been produced by authors Peter Robertson and A. John Coventry as a means to provide both novices and professionals with a logical approach to Keying out that State’s species. The guide documents the 117 recognised reptiles that occur within Victoria, and an additional six that are ‘vagrant’ or introduced.
Reviewed by Meron Wilson, NPA Sydney Environmental Book Club
Sunlight and Seaweed by Tim Flannery looks at the mess we have gotten ourselves into, fouling our planetary nest by living beyond our ecological means, and offers a few rays of hope we can yet put things right-ish.
Reviewed by Roger Lembit
Bushwalker and historian, Andy Macqueen’s, new book is about people who have travelled through and lived in or around the Wollemi wilderness. The Wollemi wilderness extends across about 4,250 square kilometres covering most of Wollemi National Park and a small part of Blue Mountains National Park, north of Bells Line of Road in the northern Blue Mountains. It forms part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Janine Kitson, Member of the National Parks Association of NSW
Based on the NPA course presented to the WEA, Sydney on 4 March, 2017.With special thanks to Colong Foundation for Wilderness.
On March 23rd, 2017, Envirobook, in association with the Colong Foundation for Wilderness, held a book launch for Dr Geoff Mosley’s memoir, Repaying my Debt – A Conservationist’s Tale. Following the launch, Geoff was awarded the first Colong Foundation’s Honorary Life Member. ABC Radio National’s BIG IDEAS recorded a special hour long conversation with Geoff Mosley and ABC’s Gregg Borschmann. This interview will be aired later in 2017.
The book starts when kids Pete, Fee and Ozzie are taken to live on their Grandmother’s farm in Frogsville. Due to the fact that the local school doesn’t work out, mischief is their daily routine. With a big problem on the farm the kids form the Pobblebonk Earth Detective Club!! Great informative adventures ensue.
This is a really great book I will read again and again, there are amazing illustrations, it’s simply a beautiful book with a great storyline that kids like me will enjoy.