Through vivid, personal stories John shares his experiences as an ecologist making new discoveries, challenging conventional approaches to pastoralism, mining, tourism and environmental management, and witnessing the precarious balance of nature as species are pitted against the harsh climate of the outback. From taipan snakes and pelicans to hippie activists and hardline miners, Read brings to life the characters and culture of the outback. A completely updated foreword details the changes in strategic processes for some ecological projects.
First published 2003. This edition 2012