"Forty-one informative articles present various aspects of the State and its resources. The articles are all by specialists in their respective fields who have sought to meet the requirements of the general reader rather than those of fellow specialists. It is lavishly illustrated - 11 plates in colour, 77 plates in half-tone together with numerous maps, diagrams and text figures. The first section, entitled 'The People', begins with an historical sketch of South Australian settlement, and is followed by articles on the aborigines, the explorations, and distribution of population. Part II is devoted to environmental resources and covers such topics as geology, mineral resources, flora and fauna. In Parts III and IV the primary and secondary industries (including the wine industry) are discussed in some detail. Such public utilities as power and water supply, transport, public healthy, local government and defence are dealt with in Part V, and a special group of articles on research in South Australia follows. The survey concludes with a section on education in its pre-school, primary, secondary, technical and university aspects and a final article on libraries, museums and art galleries. Introducing South Australia was planned originally for members attending the thirty-third meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Adelaide in 1958, and by courtesy of the Association it is also being made available to the general public."
Book in good condition, although the dust jacket is damaged.