La nature face a l'Australien: un reexamen

Translated title of the contribution: Nature versus the Australian, revisited

J. M. Powell

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In Australia the gross annual expenditure on legalized gambling closely approximates the amount devoted by various governments to all forms of education. The gambling propensity is widely acknowledged to be deeply ingrained in the national character, yet it has taken a number of recent major disasters to persuade the lay public and the research community of the vital significance of environmental risk-taking in a hazard-prone continent. The revival of traditional interests in community-based environmental issues provides a timely reminder of the motivations and aspirations of the founders of academic geography in Australia; similarly, the general recognition of the prominence of individual colleagues in the establishment and subsequent enrichment of a well-supported area of interdisciplinary convergence has been judged both gratifying and influential in local geographical circles. It is still too early to identify the full implications of this activity for teaching and research.-English summary

Translated title of the contributionNature versus the Australian, revisited
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalEspace Geographique
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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