Disasters That Changed Australia by Richard Evans

By Richard Evans

Australian historical past is stuffed with mess ups. a few are average yet many extra are man-made, result of person or collective stupidity, reckless judgements, or greed. In failures that modified Australia, Richard Evans nominates the worst mess ups in an engrossing, insightful account of what occurred and why. photograph British normal, Douglas Haig via sheer vanity and resolution sending millions of Australian males into swampy, disease-ridden enemy territory for no strategic achieve. Or a feral legion of rabbits let out at the setting, turning hairy associates into an uncontrollable plague. together with Cyclone Tracy, Black Friday, the Snowy Mountains Scheme and the destruction of megafauna hundreds of thousands of years in the past, those are only a lot of debacles that experience outlined Australia. Richard Evans is going underneath the established tales and myths, and urges us to reconsider how we reply to failures to prevent making an identical blunders again.

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