Treading Lightly

A$35.00
In Stack Availability: In stock
SKU
9781741148749

Quick Overview

Author:                       Karl-Erik Sveiby and Tex Skuthorpe

First published:         2006                                                  

Format:                       Paperback     262  pages

The hidden wisdom of the world’s oldest people

We are consuming more than our earth can provide. In Australia, cities and towns struggle to maintain a reliable water supply, climate change triggers droughts which devastate farmland, and fish stocks are running low. It is increasingly clear that we are heading towards collapse if we don't change direction.

Aboriginal people taught themselves thousands of years ago how to live sustainably in Australia's fragile landscape. A Scandinavian knowledge management professor meets an Aboriginal cultural custodian and dares to ask the simple but vital question: what can we learn from the traditional Aboriginal lifestyle to create a sustainable society in modern Australia?

Karl-Erik Sveiby and Tex Skuthorpe show how traditional Aboriginal stories and paintings were used to convey knowledge from one generation to the next, about the environment, law and relationships. They reveal the hidden art of four-level storytelling, and discuss how the stories, and the way they were used, formed the basis for a sustainable society. They also explain ecological farming methods, and how the Aboriginal style of leadership created resilient societies.

Treading Lightly takes us on a unique journey into traditional Aboriginal life and culture; and offers a powerful and original model for building sustainable organisations, communities and ecologies. It is a compelling message for today's world.

Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account

FREE SHIPPING

On orders of $100.00 and over, for delivery within Australia. Free Shipping on folded paper maps. Flat rate shipping on most books @ $9.50 up to order value of $99.99

GIFT VOUCHERS

Coming soon...

BOOK OF THE MONTH

wrangler

The Outback Wrangler- Click here.

CUSTOMER CARE

03 5391 1466
© 2018 Westprint Heritage Maps. All Rights Reserved.