Australia, Oceania and Antarctica

Australia, Oceania and Antarctica

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An authoritative, up-to-date view of the world's continents. This authoritative new series describes the history, landscape, culture, economy and people of this continent. This title is also packed full of fascinating facts, maps and statistics. A statistical compendium at the back provides a handy reference guide for key statistical data. The vast region of the world that encompasses Australia, Oceania and Antarctica is full of contrasts, from the frozen Antarctic continent to the 'red' desert of central Australia to the tropical islands of Oceania. These different physical environments have influenced the histories and cultures of the diverse peoples who live in this region. Oceania and Antarctica are rich in natural resources that have been vigorously sought after, but this greedy exploitation has often severely damaged the landscapes and natural life in some of these areas. Australia is a highly industrialized nation with a prosperous economy while development in Oceania is severely affected by size, limited resources and distance from markets. explores the present and future realities and challenges for its nations
Publisher: London : 2005
ISBN: 9780750246804
0750246804
Branch Call Number: JNF 994 DARI
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm

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