Synopses & Reviews
At 3,500 miles, Australia's dog fence is one of the longest human-made structures on Earth. It slices across the country's desert heart, dividing the continent to keep dingoes away from livestock. Best-selling author James Woodford embarks on a journey to follow its length, traveling some of the loneliest and harshest country in the world.
An extraordinary and absorbing book about travel, history and one of the loneliest environments in the world.
About the Author
James Woodford was for a long time a science and environment writer for the Sydney Morning Herald. He won the Eureka Prize for environmental journalism, and was awarded the prestigious Michael Daley prize for science journalism two years running. His hugely entertaining book on wombats, The Secret Life of Wombats, won the Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Award for Best Natural History Book. His other published books are The Wollemi Pine, Whitecap, Real Dirt and The Great Barrier Reef.