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ISBN: 9781925164329
Pages: 292
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Stepping Off: Rewilding and Belonging in the South-West

Written by Thomas M. Wilson

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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.

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‘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


Pages: 292
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781925164329
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Thomas M. Wilson

Thomas M. Wilson has spent his life writing about the human relationship with our home: the natural world. He has a PhD in Literature and the Environment, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. As well as being the author of The Recurrent Green Universe of John Fowles (Rodopi, 2006), […]