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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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The Song of the Dodo

CON05
David Quammen
Touchstone
1997
700
0684827123
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Well-spoken and engaging, Quammen narrates his adventures on the trail of natural wonders in Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Galapagos and Komodo and explains complex evolutionary phenomena with humor, wit and understanding.
$22.00

The Songlines

AUS01
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin
2012
320
0142422576
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
Rory Stewart provides the introduction to this 25th anniversary edition of Chatwin's celebrated travelogue. Chatwin transforms a journey through the Outback into an exhilarating, semi-fictional meditation on our place in the world.
$17.00

Lonely Planet Perth & West Coast Australia

AUS140
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
288
1743215568
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guidebook by the Melbourne-based publisher covers not just Perth and surroundings but also Broome and The Kimberley. With plenty of information on where to go and what to do, as well as background on history, culture and nature.
$24.99

Kimberley Map

AUS16
HEMA Maps
Hema
2016
2
186500989X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A large scale (1:1,250,000) map of the Kimberley region, including the northern coast of Western Australia. The reverse side features brief descriptions of major sites and national parks.
$14.95

Culture Smart! Australia

AUS189
Barry Penney
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338286
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$11.99

Lonely Planet Indonesia

INS77
Peter Turner
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
832
1743210280
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to all of Indonesia, featuring introductions to the islands' culture, art and history, along with 200 maps, a great deal of practical information and 100 pages dedicated solely to Bali.
$34.99

Aboriginal Australians

AUS230
Stephen Muecke
Thames & Hudson UK
2004
127
050030114X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A lively shirt-pocket encyclopedia, illustrating the culture, history and art of the Aborigines.
$15.95

Indonesia, Peoples and Histories

INS94
Jean C. Taylor
Yale University Press
2004
448
0300105185
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This broad social history addresses, with authority, the diversity of communities, upheaval and challenges of Indonesia. Taylor weaves a vivid tale of the nation from prehistory to modern politics.
$32.00

Nathaniel's Nutmeg

INS73
Giles Milton
Penguin Putnam
2000
388
0140292608
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A rousing tale of international competition, greed and exploitation in 17th-century Indonesia. The book revolves around Nathaniel Courthroupe, who held off Dutch marauders on a tiny nutmeg-producing island from 1616-1620. It's a great story, well told -- and all true.
$16.00

The Fatal Shore

AUS04
Robert Hughes
Vintage Books
1988
752
0394753666
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
In this celebrated social history, both scholarly and entertaining, Hughes traces the fate of those who were transported to the penal colonies of Australia between 1787 and 1868. It's an engaging popular account, drawn from the experiences of the colonists themselves.
$21.95

Aboriginal Art

AUS14
Wally Caruana
Thames & Hudson
2013
239
0500204160
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This well-illustrated survey focuses on the spiritual and geographic sources of art and ritual traditions in Australia. With 187 well produced black-and-white and color illustrations.
$21.95

Alfred Russel Wallace, Letters from the Malay Archipelago

INS119
John Van Wyhe
Oxford University Press
2013
304
0199683999
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A revised account of Wallace's 1852-1862 voyage through Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia is included in this newly translated collection of richly detailed letters from the great Victorian naturalist and contemporary of Darwin.
$29.95

In a Sunburned Country

AUS83
Bill Bryson
Broadway Books
2001
335
0767903862
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
The intrepid, ever-resourceful Bryson revels in Australia's eccentric characters, dangerous flora and fauna and other oddities in this wildly funny, effortlessly informative travelogue.
$16.99

My Place

AUS19
Sally Morgan
Independent Publishers Group
1987
440
0949206318
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
1
0
A deeply moving autobiography of three generations in Australia, which artfully evokes Aboriginal culture. Morgan, who spent her childhood in Perth, didn't discover her Aboriginal background until she was in her teens.
$19.95

Kimberley Stories

AUS269
Sandy Toussaint (Editor)
Independent Publishers Group
2012
212
1921888822
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A journey of discovery into one of Australia’s Kimberley, this wide-ranging anthology includes both writing and illustrations from the region.
$19.95

The Explorers

AUS89
Tim F. Flannery (Editor)
Grove Press
2000
385
0802137199
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Through 67 personal accounts selected and introduced by Tim Flannery, this collection reveals the human experience of exploring and settling Australia.
$18.00

The Future Eaters, An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People

AUS48
Tim F. Flannery
Grove Press
2002
432
0802139434
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An engaging ecological history of Australasia, looking at human impact on local environments and animal populations in the recent geologic past.
$16.00

The Remarkable Baobab

NAT71
Thomas Pakenham
W. W. Norton & Company
2004
144
0393059898
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A celebration of the tremendous, twisted baobabs of Africa, Madagascar and Australia in 60 large-format color photographs.
$19.95

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean

DIV18
Paddy Ryan
University of Hawaii Press
1994
184
0824816056
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
$21.99

Australian Birds

AUS99
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2000
1583550364
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated card featuring commonly encountered Australian birds.
$7.95

Marine Invertebrates Indian Ocean and the Central Pacific

DIV15
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
LB-1110
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This double-sided plastic card shows 50 of the most commonly encountered marine invertebrates of the Indian Ocean in full-color illustrations, convenient for snorkeling trips.
$7.50

Wild Australia

AUS168
IMAX
Slingshot
2002
1584482478
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A dazzling overview of Australia, its geology, evolution, culture and wildlife on DVD, originally presented in IMAX theatres.
$19.99

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Voyage of the Beagle

GPS02
Charles Darwin
Modern Library
2002
468
0375756809
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
The wide-eyed tale of a young man on a five-year voyage that changed his life -- and our way of thinking about the world. First published in 1839, it is still a marvelous introduction to the wildlife, nature and allure of South America.
$16.00

Tracks, A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

AUS15
Robyn Davidson
Vintage Books
1995
256
0679762876
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The true story of a woman's trek across the Australian Outback -- an adventurous tale shot through with a feel for the landscape and empathy for the Aborigines she meets along the way.
$15.95

Australia Map

AUS23
ITMB
ITMB
2010
2
1553411277
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy, folded map at a scale of 1:3,500,000.
$12.95

Australia, A Traveler's Literary Companion

AUS38
Robert Ross
Whereabouts Press
1998
256
1883513057
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Arranged geographically, this collection of works by mostly local writers, including Patrick White, Peter Carey and other luminaries, introduces the cultures, geography and mindset of Australia.
$13.95

Northern Territory Map

AUS36
HEMA Maps
Hema
1
3889891578
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An excellent, colorful map of the Northern Territories of Australia at a scale of 1:1,800,000.
$10.95

Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines

AUS37
Julia Blackburn
Vintage Books
1995
232
0679744460
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this wonderfully original biography, Blackburn recreates the life of Daisy Bates (1861-1951), who abandoned her comfortable surroundings in 1913 to live for 30 years in the wilderness. It opens memorably "There was once a woman who lived in the desert."
$15.00

Australia and New Zealand Map

AUS77
Cartographia
Cartographia
2010
1
0841605742
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy birds-eye map shows both Australia and New Zealand at a scale of 1:6,000,000.
$12.95

One For the Road, An Outback Adventure

AUS79
Tony Horwitz
Vintage Books
1999
211
0375706135
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic travel adventure by favorite author Tony Horwitz. This time he's set loose among the Aborigines, exiled desert rats and other odd characters in the outback.
$15.95

The Singing Line, Tracking the Australian Adventures of My Intrepid Victorian Ancestors

AUS88
Alice Thomson
Doubleday
2000
320
0385497539
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The story of Charles and Alice Todd, who left Victorian England for South Australia as told by their great-great-granddaughter.
$19.00

Lonely Planet Australia

AUS92
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
1088
1743213883
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Australia by Melbourne-based Lonely Planet, featuring maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With a few color photographs, 158 useful sketch maps, and excellent travel information.
$31.99

Australian Wildlife

AUS111
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
1999
1583550356
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy fold-out guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of Australian animals. Laminated and pocket-sized, it easily slips into your daypack.
$7.95

Australia, An Ecotraveler's Guide

AUS128
Hannah Robinson
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
290
1566564794
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handbook and guide to wildlife, habitats and travel in Australia with 400 color photographs and excellent descriptive information on birds, mammals and other creatures.
$23.95

Art in Australia, From Colonization to Postmodernism

AUS143
Christopher Allen
Thames & Hudson
1997
222
0500203016
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated survey in the "World of Art" series, seeking to find the common thread binding Australian art over the past two centuries.
$14.95