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  • Published: Woodslane
  • Date: February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781925868548
  • Formats: Print

Australia’s Great Western Deserts The Land – The People – The Explorers

One of the most comprehensive publications ever written on Australia’s Western Deserts, this beautiful large format hardback book not only contains many stunning photographs but also covers a great breadth of information about this wonderful region. Each of the six deserts (Great Sandy, Little Sandy, Tanami, Gibson, Great Victoria and the Central Ranges) are discussed in terms of their geographic features, desert communities and some of the many tracks that traverse them.

There follows: a section discussing the diverse wildlife and plant life of the Western Deserts, detailing and illustrating many of the species to found there; a section regarding the indigenous peoples that reside in or adjacent to each of the six deserts; and finally a section on the first ten major European explorers who travelled through the Western Deserts.
The final section focuses on one of the longest and most demanding 4WD tracks in the country, the Canning Stock Route, and includes many photographs of some of the prominent features along the track.


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