These books are a selected range of titles
focusing on fire issues in northern Australia.
Savanna Burning provides an insight into how fire affects
all aspects of Australia's tropical savannas. With each chapter
written by leading experts in their fields, the book also includes
useful information about the savanna landscapes. For example,
Chapter 2 describes the physical environment of the tropical
savannas and shows how the different landscapes within the
savannas have been shaped by climate, geology and soils.
Authors: Edited by: Rodd Dyer, Peter Jacklyn, Ian
Partridge, Jeremy Russell-Smith and Dick Williams.
Culture, Ecology and Economy of Fire Management in North
Australian Savannas: Rekindling the Wurrk Tradition documents
the history of fire use in the savannas, post-settlement changes
that altered fire patterns, personal histories of a small number of
Indigenous people who lived most of their lives on the Arnhem Land
Plateau and their deep knowledge of fire and how to apply it to
care for country. It demonstrates how such knowledge and commitment
can be applied in conjunction with rigorous scientific analysis,
advanced technology, new cross-cultural institutions and the
emerging carbon economy.
Authors: Edited by Jeremy Russell-Smith, Peter
Whitehead and Peter Cooke.