The Complete Encyclopedia

Book - 2001
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Australia presents the story of a land, its people and places, with a breadth of subject matter never before published in a single volume.

Australia is one of the oldest continents on Earth and its original inhabitants, the Aborigines, the most ancient continuous culture known. Its history is monumental and its culture rapidly evolving. The natural wonders of this land are recognised the world over. This book also explores what Australia has become through the sciences, politics, history, arts, media and people.

The other unique feature of this book is its detailed description of the cities and towns, spectacular national parks, wineries and tourist destinations across Australia. Place entries are keyed to the detailed road maps that cover the whole country. Coverage extends from the capital cities to the small and charming country towns; to spectacular, rugged destinations that can only be reached by 4WD; and activities such as fishing and vineyard touring.

Sections include:

The Story of Australia (248 pages)

Geology, climate and geography Indigenous Art and Culture Flora History Since 1788 Government Sports Media and the Arts Architecture Science and Medicine Fauna Economy Culture and Society Indigenous History Places in Australia (553 pages) Victoria New South Wales Australian Capital Territory Queensland The Northern Territory Western Australia South Australia Tasmania

This beautifully produced volume with stunning color photography and detailed cartography is for anyone who wants to know more about this amazing country, its landscape, people, culture and what to see and do when traveling there.

The CD-ROM contains all the information in the book, plus additional information on trips: for four-wheel-drives, fishing and to national parks. As well there are approximately 500 extra photos on the CD-ROM.

Publisher: Willowdale, ON : Firefly Books, c2001
ISBN: 9781552975435
Branch Call Number: 994.003 AUS 2001
Characteristics: 912 p. : col. ill., col. maps
Additional Contributors: Doig, Fiona


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