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Australia's major river system is collapsing. Parts of it are dying; parts of it are already dead. Australia's most significant river no longer reaches the sea. I look out into the dim autumn light and wonder once again how it has come to this
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.
"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"