‘Plants: Past, Present and Future calls for new ways of understanding and engaging with Country, and reveals the power and possibility of Indigenous ecological expertise.’
– BILLY GRIFFITHS
‘An enlightening read on the power of plants and the management practices of Indigenous people.’
– TERRI JANKE
Zena Cumpston is a Barkandji researcher, writer and storyteller who also sometimes works as a curator and consultant. She is passionate about plants, and particularly about the many ways they elucidate the ingenuity and scientific knowledge of her people.
Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher is a Wiradjuri geographer and scientist, and Director of Research at the Indigenous Knowledge Institute, University of Melbourne. His research concerns the long-term interactions between humans, climate, environmental disturbance and vegetation at local, regional and global scales.
Lesley Head is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Melbourne, and President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She is a geographer who researches the cultural dimensions of environmental issues, including climate change.
Published by Thames & Hudson Australia, 2022. 224 pages, Paperback