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Rock of Ages : Human use and natural history of Australian granites

Bayly, Ian


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Natural History. Aust Fauna & Flora. x, 132 pages : col. ill., map ; 30 cm.  First Edition. #230722

Granite landforms have fascinated people the world over from the earliest of times. This book provides an engaging account of the history, biology, beauty and recreational potential of Australian granite landscapes.

  • 1. Origin, age and distribution of granites
  • 2. Use of rock removed from the outcrop
  • 3. Water harvesting: walls and reservoirs
  • 4. Gnammas
  • 5. Life in rain-filled gnammas
  • 6. Lichens, mosses and herbs
  • 7. Life in seepages from moss swards and herbfields
  • 8. Shrubs and trees
  • 9. Terrestrial animals
  • 10. Aesthetics and recreation
  • 11. The future: conservation.

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AuthorBayly, Ian
Number of pagesx, 132 pages : col. ill., map ; 30 cm.
PublisherTuart House / University of Western Australia Press
Year Published1999 First Edition
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