Title: From Alice to Ocean Alone Across the Outback
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Smolan, Rick
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition - First Printing
First printing, July 1992. Jacket protected in mylar cover. 224 pages. Not price-clipped. Black cover with gold lettering. Bookseller Inventory # 004268
Synopsis: Excerpts from Tracks, the author's best-selling account of her heroic journey across Australia, are complemented by photographs by the creator of the Day in the Life of Australia and a CD containing sounds of the outback. 50,000 first printing.
Review: The astounding story of a twenty-seven-year-old Australian woman who set off to cross the desolate outback, accompanied only by four camels and a dog. It was a trip that began as a pure and (many said) lunatic gesture of independence and quickly turned into an all-out battle of wits against the forces of both nature and civilization. Cocky and outspoken, Robyn Davidson's tale is at once the probing journal of a daring and stubborn woman and a wilderness adventure of the most exhilarating sort. Rick Smolan, the photographer, had his own adventure tracking Robyn down to document her trip for National Geographic magazine. The outback of Australia, seen through Rick's cameras and Robyn's words, is an ancient awesome landscape swept by rain, heat and dust and inhabited by all varieties of marauding life, from poisonous snakes and wild bull camels to swarms of tourists clamoring after their newest heroine, the "Camel Lady." When Robyn and her caravan reach their destination six months and 1700 miles of outback later, their arrival marks the end of a true odyssey and an unforgettable book.
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