Libby Robin
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Libby Robin is an historian of science and environment who works at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, an interdisciplinary research school of the Australian National University. Her books include Defending the Little Desert (1998), The Flight of the Emu (2001), and a recent collection co-edited with Tim Sherratt and Tom Griffiths, A Change in the Weather: Climate and Culture in Australia (2005), published by National Museum of Australia Press. This paper draws partly on work undertaken when Libby was a curator at the National Museum of Australia and partly on her forthcoming book, How a Continent Created a Nation (UNSW Press, 2007, in press).