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Spotlight on Australia

Reading and Travel Guide
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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Essential Reading Package-EXAUS190

Item EXAUS190. Buy these 5 items as a set for $97 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Australia: The East, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

AUS167
Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
544
1566566142
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 650 full-color illustrations of common fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds of Australia and an overview of parks and preserves including the Great Barrier Reef.
$29.95

Eyewitness Guide Australia

AUS101
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
588
1465439560
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This helpful guide features hundreds of innovative maps, color photographs and choice recommendations for excursions and sightseeing.
$30.00

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

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

A Commonwealth of Thieves, The Improbable Birth of Australia

AUS177
Thomas Keneally
Doubleday
2007
384
140007956X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Keneally illuminates the birth of New South Wales with drama and flair, richly evoking the social conditions in London, long sea voyage and the conditions in Australia.
$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 colonist
$21.95

The Reef, A Passionate History

AUS277
Iain McCalman
Macmillan
2015
352
0374535345
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
McCalman, a historian at the University of Sydney, brings to life the explorers and scientists, beachcombers, divers, indigenous peoples and castaways who first experienced the Great Barrier Reef.
$16.00

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

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

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

In the Land of Oz

AUS272
Howard Jacobson
Gardners Books
2013
517
1408825023
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The 2010 Booker Award winner Jacobson travels around Australia with his Australian-born wife in this marvelously described tale of wonders down under, first published 25 years ago. He concludes that "there is no more variously beautiful country."
$18.00

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

Stilwater: Finding Wild Mercy in the Outback

AUS279
de Grenade, Rafael
Milkweed Editions
2014
256
1571313141
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vividly descriptive account of a woman’s experiences as a cattle rancher at the Stilwater cattle station in Queensland; de Grenade contrasts the startling, pastoral beauty of the land and wildlife with the harshness of ranch life.
$16.00

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

Moonlight Downs

AUS251
Adrian Hyland
Soho Press
2009
322
1569475261
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
The Ned Kelly Award-winning first Emily Tempest investigation set in the Australia. Emily, a half-white, half-Aboriginal woman returns to her hometown in the Outback only to find that the tribe’s elderly leader has been murdered.
$14.00

The Bone is Pointed

AUS171
Arthur Upfield
Touchstone
1998
304
0684850575
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery finds the half-Aborigine detective in the place he knows best, the Australian outback, where he is investigating the disappearance of a local scoundrel.
$20.95

The Secret River

AUS179
Kate Grenville
Canongate
2007
334
1841959146
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Inspired by the history of her own family, Kate Grenville evokes all the bravado, trickery and conflict over the settlement of New South Wales in her tale of a Thames boatsman banished to the new colony in 1806.
$16.00

True History of the Kelly Gang

AUS119
Peter Carey
Vintage Books
2001
386
0375724672
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Carey's powerful, daring novel, steeped in the colonial history of late 19th-century Australia, won him a second Booker (the first was for Oscar & Lucinda). Outlaw, folk hero, thief and patriot, the Irish immigrant Ned Kelly and his clan figure large in t
$15.95

Chasing Kangaroos

AUS186
Tim Flannery
Grove Press
2008
272
0802143717
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this ode to the kangaroo, Flannery weaves his own coming of age as a scientist with tales of the strange marsupial, past and present.
$14.00

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

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

Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia

AUS117
Peter Menkhorst, Frank Knight (Illustrator)
Oxford University Press
2011
256
0195550374
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to 376 species (kangaroos, bandicoots, koalas, wombats and more), featuring 376 full color illustrations.
$50.00

Fishwatcher's Field Guide, Great Barrier Reef

DIV41
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
1985
LB-1108
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, laminated card covering the reef fish of Australia, Papua New Guinea and the tropical Pacific.
$7.50

More Books

Carnivorous Nights, On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger

AUS164
Margaret Mittelbach, Michael Crewdson, Alexis Rockman (Illustrator)
Villarde
2006
288
0812967690
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this comic adventure, two Brooklyn naturalists and an artist friend head to Tasmania in search of the probably long-extinct Tasmanian Tiger. It's an entertaining travelogue, interweaving Tasmania's history, landscapes, fauna and people.
$16.00

Insight Guide Australia

AUS67
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
400
178005727X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Panoramic in scope, this illustrated overview brings Australia to life in hundreds of color photographs and vivid essays on history, culture and nature.
$25.99

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

Lonely Planet Tasmania

AUS81
Lyn McGuar, John Chapman, Monica Chapman
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
320
1742205798
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to Tasmania, geared for independent travelers and packed with much nuts-and-bolts info on excursions and sightseeing.
$24.99

National Geographic Australia

AUS132
Roff Smith
National Geographic
2014
400
1426211848
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thoroughly illustrated travel guide by National Geographic expert and adventurer Smith, who has written extensively about his travels in Australia.
$27.95

New South Wales Map

AUS59
HEMA Maps
Hema
2013
1
1865009741
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map on New South Wales, imported from Australia.
$11.95

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

Queensland Map

AUS58
HEMA Maps
Hema
2014
1
1865002135
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed map of Queensland, imported from Australia. Scale 1:2,500,000.
$11.95

Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific

DIV49
Paul Humann, Ned Deloach, Gerald Allen, Roger Steene
New World Publications
2015
450
1878348604
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide to Indo-Pacific reef fishes features 2,500 color photographs.
$48.00

Baedeker Australia

AUS283
Hilke Maunder
Baedeker
2012
440
382976619X
PAPER
Guidebook
3/12/2012
0
0
0
0
This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide Sydney

AUS25
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
264
1465428364
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to Sydney features color photography, dozens of excellent neighborhood maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions.
$23.00

Sydney Map

AUS104
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2006
2
386609129X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated map of the center of Sydney at a scale of 1:12,000.
$9.95

Inside Tracks

AUS274
Robyn Davidson
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
224
1454912944
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The astounding story of Robyn Davidson, as captured by National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan. Davidson spent an entire year crossing the Outback with a dog and four camels to keep her company. Her award-winning account of the journey, Tracks (AUS15
$45.00

Australia

AUS276
Thomas Keneally
Harry N. Abrams
2014
320
1907533451
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This epic history of Australian art begins with early aboriginal paintings from the 1800s and leads up to contemporary works by modern artists, exploring the inescapable link between the dramatic landscapes and the art scene through 200 drawings, painting
$75.00

The Road from Coorain

AUS03
Jill Ker Conway
Vintage Books
1990
238
0679724362
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An absorbing account of a young rural girl's coming of age in post-war Sydney. Conway paints a vivid picture of isolation and beauty -- and of the challenges of a bright, ambitious woman growing up Australian.
$14.95

Gunshot Road

AUS250
Adrian Hyland
Soho Press
2010
372
1569476365
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
1
In the second Emily Tempest investigation, Emily is working as a police officer in the harsh landscape of northern Australia.
$25.00

A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia

AUS265
Steve Wilson
New Holland Publishers
2006
512
1877069469
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive account of the 800 species of Australian reptiles, grouped by family. Each entry includes a distribution map, notes on habitat, range and conservation status.
$39.95

Birds of Australia, A Photographic Guide

AUS278
Iain Campbell
Princeton University Press
2015
392
0691157278
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This full-color guide profiles all 714 species of Australian birds. Its 1,100 photos are accompanied by maps, habitat profiles and descriptions of the birds’ sizes, plumages, distributions, behaviors and voices.
$35.00

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

For Kids

Australian Wildlife Coloring Book

AUS175
Ruth Soffer
Dover Publications
2007
32
0486451674
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Creative kids can head Down Under to meet kangaroos, koalas, kookaburra and other Australian creatures, all ready to be colored.
$3.95

Down and Out Down Under

AUS223
Geronimo Stilton
Scholastic Inc.
2007
128
0439841208
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Between surfing with sharks, being chased by poisonous snakes and getting lost in the outback, Geronimo Stilton, globetrotting mouse adventurer, introduces readers ages 4-8 to the culture, history and wildlife of Down Under.
$7.99

Here Is the Coral Reef

OCE131
Tom Leonard (Illustrator), Madeleine Dunphy
Perseus
2006
32
097737954X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun, rhyming introduction to the Great Barrier Reef's colorful inhabitants and rich ecosystem, with beautiful illustrations. Part of the Web of Life series.
$9.95

Loongie, the Greedy Crocodile

AUS233
Lucy Dann, Kiefer Dann
Independent Publishers Group
2010
24
1921248548
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Amid vibrant depictions of the flora and fauna of the Kimberley, a saltwater crocodile learns the importance of sharing. For ages 5-7.
$12.95

One Night in the Coral Sea

DIV54
Sneed B. Collard
2006
32
1570913900
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Collard's detailed collages vibrantly introduce the underwater universe of the Great Barrier Reef.
$7.95

Sam's Bush Journey

AUS235
Sally Morgan, Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Trafalgar Square
2010
32
1921541040
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft contributes the llustrations for this tale about a boy who learns to appreciate the Australian bush.
$15.99

This Is Australia

AUS228
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2009
62
0789318547
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Sasek swings Down Under in this charming reprint, taking his readers into Sydney to visit its famous bridge and space-age Opera House; bustling, modern Melbourne; colonial Adelaide; semitropical Brisbane; and Alice Springs, Australia's most famous outback
$17.95

Eyewitness Castle

EUR335
Christopher Gravett
DK Publishing
2008
72
0756637694
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Take a look behind the walls of these fascinating fortresses and learn how they were built to house hundreds of people and animals; how a young boy rose from lowly page to noble knight; and what life was like for the castle residents. With a CD of clip ar
$16.99

Stowaway

OCE81
Karen Hesse
Aladdin Books
2002
320
0689839898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For this novel, renowned children's author Karen Hesse imagines the voyages of Captain Cook (including landings in Australia and New Zealand), from the point of view of a young stowaway named Nicholas. Ages 9-14.
$7.99

The Wake of the Lorelei Lee

AUS262
L. E. Meyer
Houghton Mifflin Company
2012
0547721943
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The acclaimed historical fiction series Bloody Jack Adventures continues with this rollicking pirate adventure on the high seas as Jacky Faber finds herself aboard a convict ship headed for the penal colony of New South Wales, Australia.
$9.99

Lonely Planet Not for Parents Australia

AUS266
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
96
1743214227
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Boomerangs, crocs, kangaroos and Ayers Rock are just some of the quintessentially Australian things covered in this irreverent and colorful guide, part of the Lonely Planet series aimed at kids.
$14.99