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Remnants of Gondwana: A Natural and Social History of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

By: Roger Kitching, Richard Braithwaite and Janet Cavanaugh

350 pages, Col illus, maps

Surrey Beatty & Sons

Paperback | Dec 2010 | #187412 | ISBN-13: 9780980311358
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Around 30 million years ago, the piece of land now known as Australia was in the process of splitting off from the Gondwana supercontinent. As the plates parted, there was a series of upward movements along what is now the east coast, which became a series of ranges and escarpments, with effects on climate and vegetation.

Of the 8 million hectares of rainforest in Australia in 1788, only 2 million hectares remain. Many of these are isolated fragments.

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