Stepping Off: Rewilding and Belonging in the South-West
Thomas M. Wilson
As I grew up, it became apparent to me that I didn’t really understand the natural environment of the place where I was born. I found myself wishing that my parents had given me a book that revealed to me my homeland beyond the suburbs and the city.
Stepping Off is a book for locals and travellers alike. It is the story of the south-western corner of Western Australia: an environmental history, a social history, an invitation to reconnect with the land – and in doing so, to reconnect with ourselves.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘The scope of this is ambitious – in turn flying high over four billion years of Australia’s South-West environmental history, then swooping low to examine a flower growing in a suburban Perth garden – but in knowing when to provide detail and when to summarise, Stepping Off leaves the reader more grounded, more curious, and more aware.’ Limina
‘… Stepping Off is a combination of memoir and nature lovers’ guide to the South-West, exploring the area’s environmental and social history …’ Hills Gazette
‘… a masterly description of the south-west of Western Australia …’ Queensland Reviewers Collective
‘… a very entertaining read. Stepping Off helps the reader to gain a new-found appreciation for the south-west and provides a reminder that our existence is just a blip on the radar of this ancient and exceptional area.’ Landscope