The Explorers: Stories Of Discovery And Adventure From The Australian Frontier
A lively collection of extraordinary stories of adventure and discovery, The Explorers tells the epic saga of the conquest and settlement of Australia. Editor Tim Flannery selects sixty-seven accounts that convey the sense of wonder and discovery, along with the human dimensions of struggle and deprivation, which occurred in the exploration of the last continent to be fully mapped by Europeans. Be...
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Grove Press; 1st American ed edition (October 30, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1256138
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook
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“It always amazes me that so many of these old exploration books are out of print. I'd like to see so many of them brought out again, in edited form, and published again. This was real-life adventure back before every square centimeter of the earth wa...”
inning with the story of Dutch captain Willem Janz's 1606 expedition at Cape York -- the bloody outcome of which would sadly foreshadow future relations between colonists and Aboriginal peoples -- and running through Robyn Davidson's 1977 camelback ride through the desolate Outback deserts, The Explorers bristles with the enterprise that Flannery explains as "heroic, for nowhere else did explorers face such an obdurate country."