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George Seddon: Selected Writings

Andrea Gaynor

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Black Inc
14 October 2019
History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government
George Seddon was renowned for championing a 'sense of place', giving that phrase a uniquely Australian substance. He was a connoisseur of landscapes, from the rugged Snowy Mountains to the humble domestic backyard. With wit and deep knowledge, he radically rethought our relationship with the environment, considering everything from water to mining, suburbs to wilderness.

Seddon was an extraordinary polymath- a professor of geology, the history and philosophy of science, and environmental science, who also taught in departments of English and philosophy. He broke new ground in urban planning, landscape architecture and environmental conservation. The highlights of his wide-ranging and always illuminating work are selected here by Andrea Gaynor, with a lively introduction by historian Tom Griffiths.

'Seddon's vision has enduring significance today- he made life better, planners more thoughtful and landscapes more beautiful; he helped us see our country from the inside. He was a maverick, an original. In his boyish way he encouraged us to wag school from time to time, to climb fences, to play, and to challenge what we read with what we feel, hear and see.' TOM GRIFFITHS 'George Seddon's words are beacons.' TIM FLANNERY
By:   Andrea Gaynor
Imprint:   Black Inc
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   494g
ISBN:   9781760641627
ISBN 10:   1760641626
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   14 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrea Gaynor is associate professor and discipline chair of history at the University of Western Australia. As an environmental historian and activist she has investigated a range of environmental issues from a historical perspective, including fisheries, tree decline, urban and agricultural sustainability, nature conservation and water management.

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