"Immersed in Warm Reef Waters" Rosaleen Love, Reefscape. Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef

Taylor, Cheryl (2001) "Immersed in Warm Reef Waters" Rosaleen Love, Reefscape. Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef. LiNQ, 28 (1). pp. 69-72.

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[Extract] The Barrier Reef is a whole, yet immeasurably complex, phenomenon which transcends the categories often imposed on it as a basis for investigation and containment. By marshaling the mixed genres of travel-writing, poetic reflection, history and scientific reporting, and by challenging the boundaries which traditionally separate the sciences from spirituality and the arts, Reefscape honours the autonomy of its subject. As Love's title implies, the Reef is a compelling emblem of creative liminal freedom. Vertically it is poised between sea and sky, and horizontally between land and sea. It occupies sections of the line of descent between the Continental shelf and the deep ocean. Love reminds us that Indigenous cultures celebrate this indefinable marginal space in their paradoxical concept of "sea country." The author's experience as an academic, media commentator and widely-respected writer of science fiction short stories is the basis for her multifaceted approach.

Item ID: 24347
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0817-458X
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 00:39
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