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The Darling

By: Murray-Darling Basin Commission

496 pages, Col illus


Paperback | Nov 2004 | #151180 | ISBN: 187683093X
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NHBS Price: £71.50 $87/€80 approx

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This is a comprehensive work on the Darling River. It contains scientific and technical information that is necessary for the management of the river and its catchments. Chapters on natural systems illustrate the changes in species and habitat and identify what is necessary for their survival. Other chapters on sustainable land use examine environmental flows, responses to land use and the conservation of terrestrial environments. The final chapter looks at the future of the Darling River and its catchmentst. It considers the need to limit the exploitation of natural resources by limiting river diversions and controlling vegetative clearing. It also looks at new development opportunities that will occur through innovation, new enterprises and higher value uses of resources and attention to alternative land uses.


1. A Requited Darling; 2. The Aboriginal People of the Darling River; 3. The European Explorers and Settlers; 4. Living West of the Darling; 5. The Geomorphology of the Barwon-Darling Basin; 6. Soils of the Darling Catchment: Their Condition and Their Management; 7. The Vegetation of the Darling Basin; 8. Mammals of the Darling River Basin; 9. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Darling Basin; 10. Waterbirds and Wetlands of the Darling River: 'A Wide River With Pelicans and Other Wildfowl' (Sturt 1829); 11. Fish in the Darling River System; 12. The Darling River Corridors; 13. Water Quality; 14. A Hydrological Perspective on the Darling Basin; 15. Environmental Flows in the Darling River; 16. Conservation of Terrestrial Environments in the Darling River Basin; 17. The Darling Basin: Coping with the Pressures of Change; 18. The Way Ahead

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