Monash University Publishing is delighted to invite you to the launch of

Slow Catastrophes: Living with Drought in Australia
By Rebecca Jones

To be launched by Tom Griffiths
6.00 for 6.30pm start, Thursday 17 August 2017
Readings Bookshop, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic 3053

RSVP (appreciated) by 15 August to Sarah Cannon at Monash University Publishing: [email protected]

Rebecca Jones is an historian of climate, the environment, rural health and wellbeing. She is author of Green Harvest: A History of Organic Farming and Gardening in Australia. Slow Catastrophes was researched and written while Rebecca was postdoctoral fellow in the School of History and Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University.

Tom Griffiths AO is a historian whose books and essays have won prizes in history, science, literature, politics and journalism including the Douglas Stewart Prize, the Eureka Science Book Prize and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History. He is the author of Hunters and Collectors, Forests of Ash and Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica. His most recent book is The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft (Black Inc., 2016) which was awarded the 2017 Ernest Scott Prize.  He is the W K Hancock Professor of History at the Australian National University and Director of the Centre for Environmental History at ANU.

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Image: carting water South Australia c. 1930 (B 49957) State Library of South Australia