A Concise History of Australia (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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$21.57
UPC:
9781107562431
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; 4 edition (January 8, 2016)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
396
Shipping Weight:
1.1 pounds
Language:
English
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories
Product Dimensions:
5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
ISBN-10:
1107562430
ISBN-13:
978-1107562431
Author:
Stuart Macintyre

Product Overview

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 225 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and describes how they brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. The fourth edition incorporates the far-reaching effects of an export and investment boom in the early years of the twenty-first century that lifted Australia to unprecedented prosperity. The sale of minerals and energy enabled the economy to withstand the global financial crisis of 2007-08 but there was no agreement on how the wealth was to be managed and its benefits distributed. The book describes a continuing search for solutions to climate change, the unauthorised arrival of refugees, Indigenous disadvantage and generational change.

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