05 Mar New book: Running Out? Water in Western Australia
Ruth A. Morgan
University of Western Australia Press, 320 pp, PB, February 2015.
This is a story of hardship and persistence; of inclusion, exclusion and defiant profligacy in the face of growing scarcity, through a period of great development and social change. An engrossing environmental history that offers a new understanding of the past Running Out? questions this way of life as we approach an uncertain future in a drying climate.
Praise for Running Out?
Ruth Morgan has written a book that wears its scholarship easily and tells its story briskly with grace and skill … an analysis that has relevance well beyond Australia.
– RICHARD WHITE, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Lucid and engaging, this book tells a compelling story with vital implications for the nation’s future … This is environmental history at its best.
– GRACE KARSKENS, UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES