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The Resource A change in the weather : climate and culture in Australia, editors : Tim Sherratt, Tom Griffiths and Libby Robin

A change in the weather : climate and culture in Australia, editors : Tim Sherratt, Tom Griffiths and Libby Robin

Label
A change in the weather : climate and culture in Australia
Title
A change in the weather
Title remainder
climate and culture in Australia
Statement of responsibility
editors : Tim Sherratt, Tom Griffiths and Libby Robin
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Climate plays a considerable role in the society and culture of Australia. This text is an interdisciplinary 'weather report' that draws together perspectives from the social sciences, the humanities, science and engineering to deepen our understanding of the relationship between climate and culture in Australia (from cover); article by Deborah Rose explores Indigenous concepts of seasons in the Victoria River District
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
304.250994
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sherratt, Tim
  • Griffiths, Tom
  • Robin, Libby
  • National Museum of Australia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goyder, G. W.
  • CSIRO
  • El Nino Current
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australians
  • Human beings
  • Australia
Label
A change in the weather : climate and culture in Australia, editors : Tim Sherratt, Tom Griffiths and Libby Robin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Musical notation on endpapers " for each climate variable (Southern Oscillation Index, rainfall deciles, pressure in different cities) a sound sequence was created by transforming the time series of monthly anomalies to a musical scale. Three four time was used with each month being represented by a semiquaver (a quarter of a note) and thus each bar represents a year, beginning in 1952. If an anomaly persists for longer than a month then the length of the note is extended (i.e. not all months are represented by an individual note). Thus the natural variation in the climate variable produce the rhythm of the sound sequence" -- t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes index and bibliographical references
Contents
Elements and outlooks - Human elements, Tim Sherratt - Climatic outlooks: from revolutionary science to orthodoxy, Neville Nicholls -- Change of seasons - Rhythms, patterns, connectivities: Indigenous concepts of seasons and change, Deborah Rose - Migrants and nomads: seasoning zoological knowledge in Australia, Libby Robin -- The possibility of rain - Goyder's line: the unreliable history of the line of reliable rainfall, Janis Sheldrick - Rainmaking in CSIRO: the science and politics of climate modification, R.W. Home -- Maximums and minimums - Managing climate for the Murry-Darling Basin (1850-2050), Daniel Connell - The curse of the tropics, David Walker -- Sunny periods - 'All just melted with heat': mothers, babies and 'hot winds' in colonial Melbourne, Janet McCalman - Sunshine, social factors, solar energy and sustainability, Ian Lowe -- The long range outlook - Revolutionary weather: the climatic and economic crisis of 1788-1795 and the discovery of El Nino, Richard Grove - Climate change and human health: looking backwards, planning forward, Tony McMichael -- Winds rising - The roaring forties, Tom Griffiths - Cyclone Tracy: voices on the wind, Bill Bunbury -- A change is expected - Palaeoclimates: an archaeology of climate change, M.A. Smith - The social psychology of climate change, Clive Hamilton - Notes -Index
Control code
000026150030
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9781876944285
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims, maps, ports.
Label
A change in the weather : climate and culture in Australia, editors : Tim Sherratt, Tom Griffiths and Libby Robin
Publication
Note
Musical notation on endpapers " for each climate variable (Southern Oscillation Index, rainfall deciles, pressure in different cities) a sound sequence was created by transforming the time series of monthly anomalies to a musical scale. Three four time was used with each month being represented by a semiquaver (a quarter of a note) and thus each bar represents a year, beginning in 1952. If an anomaly persists for longer than a month then the length of the note is extended (i.e. not all months are represented by an individual note). Thus the natural variation in the climate variable produce the rhythm of the sound sequence" -- t.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes index and bibliographical references
Contents
Elements and outlooks - Human elements, Tim Sherratt - Climatic outlooks: from revolutionary science to orthodoxy, Neville Nicholls -- Change of seasons - Rhythms, patterns, connectivities: Indigenous concepts of seasons and change, Deborah Rose - Migrants and nomads: seasoning zoological knowledge in Australia, Libby Robin -- The possibility of rain - Goyder's line: the unreliable history of the line of reliable rainfall, Janis Sheldrick - Rainmaking in CSIRO: the science and politics of climate modification, R.W. Home -- Maximums and minimums - Managing climate for the Murry-Darling Basin (1850-2050), Daniel Connell - The curse of the tropics, David Walker -- Sunny periods - 'All just melted with heat': mothers, babies and 'hot winds' in colonial Melbourne, Janet McCalman - Sunshine, social factors, solar energy and sustainability, Ian Lowe -- The long range outlook - Revolutionary weather: the climatic and economic crisis of 1788-1795 and the discovery of El Nino, Richard Grove - Climate change and human health: looking backwards, planning forward, Tony McMichael -- Winds rising - The roaring forties, Tom Griffiths - Cyclone Tracy: voices on the wind, Bill Bunbury -- A change is expected - Palaeoclimates: an archaeology of climate change, M.A. Smith - The social psychology of climate change, Clive Hamilton - Notes -Index
Control code
000026150030
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9781876944285
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims, maps, ports.

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