Shaping a Nation
Shaping a Nation – a geology of Australia
This book holds a mirror to timeless geological processes that have shaped a magnificent country. It shows how our nation has evolved by utilising the natural endowment of this continent that has formed on the back of nearly four billion years of geological processes.
This absorbing documentation of Australia’s geological history and how it has shaped our society highlights the value of geoscience information and how it underpins our economy and well-being.
A very strong reflection of this history is how plate tectonics has placed Australia adjacent to the
fastest growing region on the planet, thus enabling Australians to rise to the challenges that our global economy now faces: energy security, developing cleaner and alternative energy technologies, the impact of climate change and the safety and resilience of communities to recover from devastating natural hazards.
This book is available for a free download through the Australian National University. Click here to visit the website.