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The Fatal Shore

AUS04
Robert Hughes
Vintage Books
1988
752
0394753666
PAPER
History
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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

Lonely Planet Tasmania

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

Tasmania Map

AUS40
HEMA Maps
Hema
2015
2
0731909070
MAP
Reference
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A colorful, detailed map of Tasmania at a scale of 1:650,000. Published in Australia.
$11.95

Australia, An Ecotraveler's Guide

AUS128
Hannah Robinson
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
290
1566564794
PAPER
Guidebook
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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

In Tasmania

AUS172
Nicholas Shakespeare
Overlook Press
2006
374
1585677205
HARD COVER
History
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A celebration, history and personal odyssey. Shakespeare, a British novelist, interweaves tales of long lost ancestors with his own tales and a colorful, anecdotal history of Tasmania since its settlement by Europeans two hundred years ago.
$32.50

The Floating Brothel, The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts

AUS124
Sian Rees
Hyperion
2003
256
0786886749
PAPER
History
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A richly detailed account of Australia's founding mothers, the more than 240 women deported from England for petty crimes in 1790. Sailing on the Lady Julian, these women were to ensure the future of the then-struggling colony.
$19.99

The Songlines

AUS01
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin
2012
320
0142422576
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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1
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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

Carnivorous Nights, On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger

AUS164
Margaret Mittelbach, Michael Crewdson, Alexis Rockman (Illustrator)
Villarde
2006
288
0812967690
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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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

Australia, A Traveler's Literary Companion

AUS38
Robert Ross
Whereabouts Press
1998
256
1883513057
PAPER
Anthology
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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

Death of a River Guide, A Novel

AUS125
Richard Flanagan
Grove Press
2002
336
0802138632
PAPER
Literature
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0
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A haunting first novel evoking the tangled 19th-century history of Tasmania as a penal colony, narrated by the title's "river guide" in the last moments of his life at the bottom of a river.
$13.00

English Passengers

AUS109
Matthew Kneale
Doubleday
2001
446
038549744X
PAPER
Literature
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0
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An accomplished novel, funny yet wrenchingly serious, of cultural collision and rebellion in Tasmania in the 19th century.
$17.00

Gould's Book of Fish, A Novel in Twelve Fish

AUS126
Richard Flanagan
Grove Press
2003
404
0802139590
PAPER
Literature
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Flanagan keeps the reader guessing with a dizzying mix of history, fantasy and word play in this wildly inventive novel steeped in the brutal 19th-century history of Tasmania.
$16.00

The Discovery of Slowness

ARC59
Sten Nadolny, Ralph Freedman (Translator)
Paul Dry Books
2005
325
1589880242
PAPER
Literature
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A late 20th century fictional biography of the 19th century polar explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), a man who makes history by discovering the power of his own slowness.
$18.95

The Explorers

AUS89
Tim F. Flannery (Editor)
Grove Press
2000
385
0802137199
PAPER
Anthology
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Through 67 personal accounts selected and introduced by Tim Flannery, this collection reveals the human experience of exploring and settling Australia.
$14.00

The Nutmeg of Consolation

AUS17
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1993
315
0393309061
PAPER
Literature
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0
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This 14th installment in the Aubrey/Maturin series finds Captain Aubrey and his crew shipwrecked and making their way to the penal colony at Botany Bay, the notorious first European settlement in Australia.
$15.95

Wanting

AUS221
Richard Flanagan
Atlantic Monthly Press
2010
272
0802144772
PAPER
Literature
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The wildly inventive Flanagan (screenwriter for the movie Australia) weaves the facts of the life of Sir John Franklin, who famously disappeared without a trace in the Arctic, and Charles Dickens into pleasingly confounding, interlaced stories of ambition
$14.00

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

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

The Australian Bird Guide

AUS313
Peter Menkhorst
Princeton University Press
2017
560
069117301X
PAPER
Field Guide
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All of Australia's birds are represented in this Princeton field guide. Designed for easy field identification, it profiles over 900 species with over 4,000 images, 250 color plates, up-to-date maps and the latest distribution information.
$39.95

For Kids

Australia Illustrated

AUS307
Tania Mccartney
Quarto
2016
96
1925335216
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Introducing children ages 4 to 8 to Australia, this portrait details the nation's flora, fauna and major landmarks alongside its endearing quirkiness: popular sayings, different types of rain, street food delicacies, famous ferries and much more.
$21.99

Big Red Kangaroo

AUS294
Claire Saxby, Graham Byrne (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press
2015
32
0763670758
HARD COVER
Science
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0
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MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A "day in the life" portrait of a dominant male kangaroo. Saxby's lyrical text is interspersed with lovely charcoal drawings and important information on the species. Ages 5 to 8.
$16.99

Kid Moses

EAF451
Mark R. Thornton
Skyhorse Publishing
2015
176
1628725710
HARD COVER
Literature
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YOUNG ADULTS
In this young adult novel, a homeless boy flees the grimy streets of Dar es Salaam and tries to survive in the wild Tanzanian veld. An unsentimental narrative, filled with the heat, the colors and scents of East Africa.
$19.99

More Books

Australia Map

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

Australian Birds

AUS99
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2000
1583550364
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
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0
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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
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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

Birds of Australia, A Photographic Guide

AUS278
Iain Campbell
Princeton University Press
2015
392
0691157278
PAPER
Field Guide
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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

Captain James Cook

PAC24
Richard Hough
W. W. Norton & Company
1997
398
0393315193
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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This fine, vividly written narrative includes a gripping account of Cook's discoveries throughout the Pacific.
$24.95

A Concise History of Australia

AUS302
Stuart MacIntyre
Cambridge University Press
2016
396
1107562430
PAPER
History
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Now in its fourth edition, this Cambridge history covers 225 years of Australian society, economics and politics, focusing on forces that continue to shape the country in the present.
$44.99

Worth Looking For

Rough Guide Tasmania

AUS202
James Stewart
Rough Guides
2008
288
1858285593
PAPER
Guidebook
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A comprehensive guide in the hip, literate and infomative Rough Guide style.
$21.99

Field Guide to the Birds of Australia

AUS06
Ken Simpson, Nicholas Day
Princeton University Press
2010
440
0691146926
PAPER
Field Guide
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0
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A handbook and field guide to Australia's birds with 2,000 vivid color illustrations, each accompanied by a brief description and revised range map.
$39.50