Black Swan Lake : Life of a Wetland

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/15/2013
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Rod Giblett came to live by Forrestdale Lake in southwestern Australia in 1986. Based in part on a nature journal he kept for several years, Black Swan Laketraces the life of the plants and animals of the surrounding area through the seasons. Presenting a wetlands calendar that charts the yearly cycle of the rising, falling, and drying waters of this internationally significant wetland, this book is a modern-day Walden. The first book to provide a cultural and natural history of this place-taking into account the indigenous people's concept of the seasons (six instead of four)- Black Swan Lakewill be enjoyed by conservationists, as well as others seeking connection with place, plants, and animals in their own bioregion.

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