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The River

by Chris Hammer

The River Synopsis

In The River, Chris Hammer takes us on a journey through Australia's heartland, following the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin, recounting his experiences, his impressions, and, above all, stories of the people he meets along the way. It's a journey punctuated with laughter, sadness and reflection.The River looks past the daily news reports and their sterile statistics, revealing the true impact of our rivers' decline on the people who live along their shores, and on the country as a whole. It's a tale that leaves the reader with a lingering sense of nostalgia for an Australia that may be fading away forever.

The River Press Reviews

Skillfully weaving together issues, history, anecdote and personal experience, this book is poignant, urgent environmental writing at its best. -- Better Homes and Gardens Looks past the daily news reports and their sterile statistics, revealing the true impact of our rivers decline on the people who live along their shores and on the country as a whole. -- Campus Review Timely and revealing . . . an immensely readable travelogue, reveling in the rich heritage and character of the Australian bush. -- The Australian Bookseller & Publisher A moving and sadly accurate description of Australia's greatest river system. -- Age Timely and revealing, The River is . . . an immensely readable travelogue, reveling in the rich heritage and character of the Australian bush. --Richard Bilkey, Bookseller + Publisher

Book Information

ISBN: 9780522861167
Publication date: 1st October 2011
Author: Chris Hammer
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Pollution & threats to the environment, Environmental management, Social impact of environmental issues, Travel writing,

About Chris Hammer

Chris Hammer has been a journalist for over twenty-five years. He has been an international correspondent for SBS TV's flagship current affairs program Dateline, the chief political correspondent for The Bulletin and a senior political journalist for The Age.

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