A new book by respected local author, Ann Young
The upland swamps that lie on the sandstone plateaus around Sydney are Endangered Ecological Communities and storehouses of records of climatic and fire histories of the region over the past 40,000 years or more. They are vital to the health of Sydney’s water catchment areas because they supply clean water, even during periods of prolonged drought. Yet they are threatened by severe impacts from urbanisation, forestry and underground mining of coal. They are the ‘canaries above the mines’, giving the first evidence of water loss from the streams on the plateaus.
This book brings together the research on the upland swamps in a readable and clear form. It is written as aa tribute to the researchers who are unravelling the complex scientific questions about swamps and to the dedicated conservationists who continue to fight for protection of these important communities.
Ann Young’s research on the upland swamps spans four decades. She is the author of books on environmental impact in Australia, soils in the Australian landscape, sandstone landforms and understanding the scenery of Royal and Morton national parks.
Laminated soft cover 144 pages
Colour illustrations and photos
Approx 245mm X 170mm
1st Edition 2017
Note: Book currently out of print. and the author is not planning on re-printing, but a .pdf version s now available for download.
The book originally sold for $37, but the price for the 10MB download has been reduced to just $10.
You can also contact the author direct to arrange delivery and payment.
Details: Ann Young via Email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0408 673 556