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Shaping a Nation: A Geology of Australia
Chief Editor: Dr Richard Blewitt
Editor: Dr Sue Turner

Shaping a Nation: A Geology of Australia
tells the story of our continent’s geological evolution with a focus on human concerns and impact. Exploring the geology, resources and landscapes of Australia, the book reveals how these have helped to shape this nation’s society, environment and wealth. Presented in non-linear format, the book encompasses Australia’s geological history - from plate tectonics to evolution of life across the continent, its mineral and energy reserves, and the significance of coastal and groundwater systems. The book explores Australia’s rich geological heritage, and considers how that affects Australian society today. SNGA reveals Australia’s expertise in the geosciences and reinforces the vital role they play for present and future development.
Vividly illustrated by drawings and stunning photography it reveals the extraordinary beauty of Australia’s geology and landscapes. An accompanying DVD hosts supplementary reading and reference material, maps, movies and an interactive 3D model.