The Kimberley is a remarkable, yet little-known region of Australia. Occupying an immense area of the continent's northwest, it is remote, sparsely populated, and features an abundance of natural diversity. As a region, it stands apart. The great arc of ranges to the south and east effectively isolates this area from the rest of the mainland. The deeply indented coastline to the north, fortified by rugged cliffs and washed by monstrous tides, completes the Kimberley's natural borders. Home to an amazing array of wildlife and vegetation, the Kimberley is also one of the world's last great natural refuges. From its scorched desert fringes and vast eucalypt woodlands, to pockets of remnant rainforest and coastal mangrove communities patrolled by saltwater crocodiles, the Kimberley's variety of habitats has few equals. This volume delves into the most remote and least-known parts of this wild frontier. A vibrant and informative text, accompanied by stunning photographs, superb paintings, and personal reflections, reveals many aspects of the Kimberley, from its natural history to the history of its exploration. With a strong cultural emphasis, this book also explores the area's Aboriginal history and the significance of rock art. This memorable book will truly captivate readers and leave them with an understanding of the complexity of one of the world's few remaining wild frontiers.
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton (Australia) Pty Limited, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION LARGE HARDCOVER BOOK IN DUST JACKET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. ONLY LIGHT WEAR TO DUST JACKET. A CLEAN AND SOLID BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # 89234
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney, 1992. 1st ed.. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (many full-page), map, minor edgewear jacket (few light scratches, reverse side lightly foxed), edges & few pages faintly foxed, small bump top edge front cover, spine ends little rubbed. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 208 pp. This wonderful book is a journey into the heart of the Kimberley. The photos stunningly depict this vast area of at the northern tip of Western Australia. Bookseller Inventory # 29016
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Including photography by Rob Jung, Alasdair McGregor & Quentin chester (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 208 pages, illustrated throughout in full colour, maps, bibliography, index. Two small personal rubber stamps on the paste-downs corners, both hidden by the jacket flaps. The front paste-down is lightly foxed. Hardcover in dust-jacket. SIGNED on the tinted front free endpaper by Alasdair McGregor and Quentin Chester. Signed by Author(s). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 039578
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