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James Boyce

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James Boyce is the author of Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World (2014), 1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia (2011), which won the Age Book of the Year Award, and Van Diemen's Land: A History (2008). He has a PhD from the University of Tasmania, where he is an honorary research associate of the School of Geography and Environmental Studies.

Articles by this author

The selfish gene
Richard Dawkins published The Selfish Gene in 1976, the book that established his reputation and which, his closest supporters maintain, ‘takes pride of place among his...
'The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia' By Bill Gammage, Allen and Unwin, 384pp; $49.99
'The Biggest Estate on Earth' by Bill Gammage
Modern environmental sensibility has not increased the number of Australians who are able to imagine what our dominant homelands – the coastlands of the temperate zone – were like...