Remnants of Gondwana: A Natural and Social History of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
About 30 million years ago the block of land we now call Australia was in process of splitting off from the Gondwana supercontinent. As the continental plates slowly parted there were a series of upward movements along what is now our east coast. This uplifting threw up a series of ranges and escarpments. In New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland in the present day, the eroded remnants of these highlands make up the Great Escarpment plus the worn down remains of a series of mighty Tertiary volcanoes. These, still commanding, features of our landscape affect our climate, vegetation, culture and way of life in a host of ways.
Publisher: Surrey Beatty and Sons
Date Published: 2010 (1ST Ed.)
Book Condition: Near fine soft cover with clear adhesive protective cover to covers.
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