Secondhand. Near fine condition. Very minimal edgewear to book. Dust jacket has some creasing to top but is otherwise in very good condition. Ownership bookplate for Eileen Lane (likely related to wetlands specialist J A K Lane). Signed by Martyn Webb who wrote chapter 16 "Urban expansion, town improvement and the beginnings of town planning in metropolitan Perth. 1899-1914" Book includes back pocket map entitled "Vegetation of the Perth Region".
This book is a wonderful collection of essays on land use in Western Australia. The book includes detailed chapters on Western Australia's landforms, natural environments and vegetation. Both rural and metropolitan land use is assessed with chapters devoted to industrial development, population patterns, urban expansion and town planning, transportation and the role of government.