First Knowledges - Plants: Past, Present and Future by Zena Cumpston, Michael Fletcher and Lesley Head

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What do you need to know to prosper as a people for at least 65,000 years? The First Knowledges series provides a deeper understanding of the expertise and ingenuity of Indigenous Australians.
Plants are the foundation of life on Earth. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always known this to be true.
For millennia, reciprocal relationships with plants have provided both sustenance to Indigenous communities and many of the materials needed to produce a complex array of technologies. Managed through fire and selective harvesting and replanting, the longevity and intricacy of these partnerships are testament to the ingenuity and depth of Indigenous first knowledges. Plants: Past, Present and Future celebrates the deep cultural significance of plants and shows how engaging with this heritage could be the key to a healthier, more sustainable future.
'Plants: Past, Present and Future calls for new ways of understanding and engaging with Country, and reveals the power and possibility of Indigenous ecological expertise.'
'An enlightening read on the power of plants and the management practices of Indigenous people.'

Product Features:

  • The fifth title in the successful First Knowledges series.
  • Co-published with the National Museum of Australia.
  • Introduction by series editor Margo Neale, Senior Research Fellow at the NMA.
  • Aimed at readers interested in sustainable living, Indigenous studies and Australian/world history.
  • Includes black and white illustrations.
  • Number of Pages:  224
    Product Depth:  2.1 cm
    Product Height:  19.7 cm
    Product Weight:  0.2 kg
    Product Width:  13.1 cm
    Published:  27.09.2022

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