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In this lively collection of stories of adventure and discovery, "The Explorers" tells the epic saga of the conquest and settlement of Australia. Flannery presents 67 accounts that convey the sense of wonder along with the dimensions of struggle.

Synopsis:

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. Beginning 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."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802137197
Editor:
Flannery, Tim
Publisher:
Grove Press
Editor:
Flannery, Tim
Author:
Flannery, Tim
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
HIS051000
Subject:
Australia Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
Explorers -- Australia.
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
World History-Australia and New Zealand
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.5 oz

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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. Beginning 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."
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