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Tales of the author's travels in Australia, "a shockingly under-discovered country with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet."--Jacket.
"Australia is filled with beautiful landscapes and friendly people. How does the natural world affect life there? How has life changed in Australia from its earliest days to today? Readers find the answers to these questions and many more about life "down under" as they explore the history, environment, and culture of this popular part of the world. The detailed main text features up-to-date facts about life in Australia, presented alongside fun fact...
Touring Australia brings home some of the world's greatest natural wonders, and most dynamic cosmopolitan cities. You'll visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth and Adelaide. Touring New Zealand is like a dream come true, visiting more than 100 sites on the North and South Islands.
Australia is considered the world's smallest continent or its largest island. Take a look at the famous Great Barrier Reef, and Cairns, the capital of Brisbane.
The author recounts her almost two-thousand mile journey across Australia with nothing but a dog and some camels for company.
The story of Australia through the eyes of a young Irishman in his 1978 Ford Falcon. Paul Martin extended a one-year working holiday visa into thirty months, and lived the colorful, precarious, and occasionally solitary life of a `backpacker' in various locations throughout Australia. He traveled (and slept) in Bertha, alone, encountering many fascinating characters and much of Australia's hidden history and landscape. "In this lighthearted travel...
Looks at sixteen of Australia's 8,000 islands, featuring unusual landscapes, creatures, and people.
A New England-born author and journalist describes his nine-month, ten-thousand-mile journey through Australia by bicycle, detailing the cattle stations, mining towns, Aboriginal communities, rain forests, deserts, and other sights of the Australian Outback.
The oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the center, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east.
A stunning inside look at a land more like another planet than another country introduces audiences to the unique ecosystem that makes up Australia.
"A beautiful, evocative, and sometimes provocative memoir of Australia's unique landscape, and how that singular place has shaped Tim Winton and his writing. From boyhood, Winton's relationship with the world around him-rock pools, sea caves, scrub, andswamp-has been as vital as any other connection. Camping in hidden inlets, walking in high rocky desert, diving in reefs, bobbing in the sea between surfing sets, Winton has felt the place seep into...
Jeff is in the land down under. Starting in the city of Melbourne, he travels from desert to prairie to forest, and even to a place called Kangaroo Island. In this mysterious island country, he finds dingoes, snakes, bats, a koala, a wallaby, and even a real live dragon.
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