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The great forest : the rare beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands / David Lindenmayer ; with photographs by Chris Taylor, Sarah Rees and Steven Kuiter.

The great forest : the rare beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands / David Lindenmayer ; with photographs by Chris Taylor, Sarah Rees and Steven Kuiter.
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ISBN 9781760879822 (hardback)
Author Lindenmayer, David (author)
Title The great forest : the rare beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands / David Lindenmayer ; with photographs by Chris Taylor, Sarah Rees and Steven Kuiter.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, ©2021.
©2021.
Description 189 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A tribute to an extraordinary landscape now under severe threat. The exquisite photographs reveal the mountain ash forests of central Victoria to be one of Australia's great natural treasures. The city of Melbourne lies on the edge of a vast plain surrounded by a green and blue mountainous rim, whose hills and peaks are home to the magnificent Mountain Ash, the tallest flowering plant on the planet. The Mountain Ash forests were 20 million years in the making, and deep within the valleys are even more ancient, Gondwanic rainforests. The Great Forest showcases these forests as well as the world's tallest moss, breathtaking snow gum plateaus and the remnants of massive extinct volcanoes. The Great Forest is a tribute to extraordinary landscapes now under severe threat from logging and wildfires, such as the catastrophic fire that struck on Black Saturday in 2009. It uncovers the intricate webs of life that make Mountain Ash forests so much more than their towering trees. It explores the unique forests that have sustained the Gunaikurnai, Taungurung and Wurundjeri peoples for tens of thousands of years, and that provide a home for creatures found almost nowhere else. The exquisite photographs reveal the Central Highlands of Victoria to be one of Australia's largely undiscovered natural treasures.
Subjects Forest biodiversity -- Effect of fires on -- Victoria
Forest biodiversity -- Effect of fires on
Forest biodiversity
Forests and forestry -- Victoria -- History
Forest ecology -- Victoria -- Central Highlands Region
Forest regeneration -- Victoria
Forest management -- Victoria
Forest conservation -- Victoria
Eucalyptus regnans -- Victoria
Central Highlands Region (Vic
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Taylor, Chris (photographer)
Rees, Sarah (photographer)
Kuiter, Steven (photographer)
Call number 2021.245
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A00947589 2021.245
General Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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