Fully updated and featuring a new author's note addressing recent, major progress in regenerative agriculture.
Charles Massy gained a Bachelor of Science at ANU in 1976 before going farming for 35 years and developing the prominent Merino sheep stud 'Severn Park'. Concern at ongoing land degradation and humanity's sustainability challenge led him to return to ANU in 2009 to undertake a PhD in Human Ecology. Charles was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his service as Chair and Director of a number of research organisations and statutory wool boards. He has also served on national and international review panels in sheep and wool research and development and genomics. Charles has authored several books on the Australian sheep industry, including the widely acclaimed Breaking the Sheep's Back (UQP, 2011), which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Call of the Reed Warbler is Charles's fourth book. It won Scholarly Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Educational Publishing Awards and has been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, the Waverley Library Award, the Australian Book Industry Awards and the Adelaide Festival Awards.