Ayers Rock, the Olgas & Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

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Author: Anne Kerle

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780868400556

Category: Nature

Page: 202

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A land of extremes - Spectacular landscape - Skies above - The land today: plants and plant communities - Abundant animal life - Human epilogue - Itineries and walks - Flora and fauna.

Desert Truffles

Phylogeny, Physiology, Distribution and Domestication

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Author: Varda Kagan-Zur,Nurit Roth-Bejerano,Yaron Sitrit,Asunción Morte

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642400965

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 397

View: 2000

Desert truffles are found in every known desert, irrespective of the habitat – cool or hot, loamy or acidic, sandy or heavy soil – the only common condition seems to be a limited supply of water. In contrast to ‘true’ truffles, desert truffles have evolved over time in different families, mainly within the order Pezizales. While in some arid areas, desert truffles have been traditionally used as food, in most regions interest has only recently been increasing, and truffles are now treasured for their nutritional value, as an income source and for research. This volume gives a comprehensive overview of the phylogeny, biology, mycorrhizal association, and distribution of desert truffles, their use, biochemical and medicinal properties, as well as their domestication and cultivation.

The Languages of Australia

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Author: R. M. W. Dixon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108017851

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 572

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This ground-breaking 1980 study of over 200 Australian languages is still valuable, especially for its non-technical opening chapters.

A Town Like Alice

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Author: Nevil Shute

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307476975

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle during World War II to the rugged Australian outback. Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman living in Malaya, is captured by the invading Japanese and forced on a brutal seven-month death march with dozens of other women and children. A few years after the war, Jean is back in England, the nightmare behind her. However, an unexpected inheritance inspires her to return to Malaya to give something back to the villagers who saved her life. But it turns out that they have a gift for her as well: the news that the young Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his life to help the women, had miraculously survived. Jean’s search for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost called Willstown, where she finds a challenge that will draw on all the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her through her war-time ordeals.

In a Sunburned Country

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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674538

Category: Travel

Page: 376

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Deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous, In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia. It's a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost — yes, lost — while swimming at sea, to Japanese cult members who may (entirely unnoticed) have set off an atomic bomb on their 500,000 acre property in the great western desert. Australia is the only island that is also a continent, and the only continent that is also a country. Its aboriginal people, a remote and mysterious race with a tragic history, have made it their home for millennia. And despite the fact that it is the most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all inhabited continents, it teems with life. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else: sharks, crocodiles, the planet's ten most deadly poisonous snakes, fluffy yet toxic caterpillars, sea shells that actually attack you, and the unbelievable box jellyfish (don't ask). The dangerous riptides of the sea and the sun-baked wastes of the outback both lie in wait for the unwary. Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide. In a Sunburned Country offers the best of all possible introductions to what may well be the best of all possible nations. Even with those jellyfish. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia

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Author: Michael Walsh,Colin Yallop

Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press

ISBN: 0855752416

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 226

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What are the Australian Aboriginal languages like? How many are there? Where are they spoken? Are there dictionaries of Aboriginal languages? What kinds of new language have emerged in the last two hundred years? What is the connection between land, people and language in Aboriginal Australia? How does the use of English disadvantage Aboriginal people? This book offers answers these questions by providing a series of studies of aspects of language and culture in different parts of Aboriginal Australia. Chapters deal with subjects including why a young Aboriginal woman in rural Australia might end up pleading guilty to a crime she didn't commit; the picture of 'language ownership' which can be drawn from recent research on land rights; what we know of the first white settlers' attempts to learn the language of the Sydney region; the first dictionaries compiled in South Australia; and how Aboriginal languages are now being used in the media and education. Each study contributes to a composite Australia-wide picture of language and culture in Aboriginal Australia, accessible to anyone with an interest in the area. The book is of particular use to teachers and students involved in Aboriginal studies in the upper secondary years and at introductory levels in universities. Its value as an educational resource is enhanced by bibliographical reference, maps, and questions for further discussion at the end of each chapter.

Rock Art Along the Way

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Author: Janet Webb Farnsworth,Bernadette Heath

Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub

ISBN: 9781887896795

Category: Art

Page: 159

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A comprehensive guide to Kokopelli figures, prehistoric handprints, and other enigmatic symbols featured in Western rock art. Ancient artists carved and painted their work upon the rocks of Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and California. But how does the inquiring traveler find these mysterious images, which are sometimes tucked away on high cliffs in remote canyons? Rock Art Along the Way guides you to more than 55 outdoor art galleries. Sensitive to legal and environmental regulations, Janet Farnsworth and Bernadette Heath provide all the necessary information needed to visit these public-accessible sites. They include historical and archaeological background on Western rock art, detailed directions to sites, information on fees, and suggestions for many other fun-filled adventures nearby. 180 color photos, maps.

Handbook of Australian Languages

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Author: R. M. W. Dixon,Barry J. Blake

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027220050

Category:

Page: 531

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This handbook makes available short grammatical sketches of Australian languages. Each grammar is written in a standard format, following guidelines provided by the editors, and includes a sample text and vocabulary text. The contributions to this volume are salvage studies, giving all the information that is available on four languages which are on the point of extinction, and an assessment of what linguistic impressions can be inferred from the scant material that is available on the extinct languages of Tasmania.

From Here We Start

Book 1 of 2

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Author: Khalid Muhammad Khalid

Publisher: The Other Press

ISBN: 9675062703

Category: Egypt

Page: 179

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Aboriginal Placenames

Naming and Re-naming the Australian Landscape

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Author: Luise Hercus,Harold Koch

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921666099

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Aboriginal approaches to the naming of places across Australia differ radically from the official introduced Anglo-Australian system. However, many of these earlier names have been incorporated into contemporary nomenclature, with considerable reinterpretations of their function and form. Recently, state jurisdictions have encouraged the adoption of a greater number of Indigenous names, sometimes alongside the accepted Anglo-Australian terms, around Sydney Harbour, for example. In some cases, the use of an introduced name, such as Gove, has been contested by local Indigenous people. The 19 studies brought together in this book present an overview of current issues involving Indigenous placenames across the whole of Australia, drawing on the disciplines of geography, linguistics, history, and anthropology. They include meticulous studies of historical records, and perspectives stemming from contemporary Indigenous communities. The book includes a wealth of documentary information on some 400 specific placenames, including those of Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains, Canberra, western Victoria, the Lake Eyre district, the Victoria River District, and southwestern Cape York Peninsula.

Modern Political Thought

Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche

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Author: David Wootton

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 946

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Presents unabridged works and substantive abridgments in preeminent translations, along withbalanced, lucid, sophisticated introductions.

Frommer's Australia

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Author: Natalie Kruger,Marc Llewellyn,Lee Mylne

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 9780764565335

Category: Travel

Page: 672

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"After examining a slew of guidebooks to Australia, this was my clear favorite, the one that's torn and underlined; pages folded back; in other words the one I really used. Unlike so many guides that are just full of facts, this, in the style of other Frommer books, is written in a chatty manner, as if an expert acquaintance is helping you make your plans." —New Orleans' Times-Picayune You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Australia features gorgeous color photos of the spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife that await you Down Under. This extraordinary and opinionated guide is personally researched by a pair of lifelong residents, who'll show you how to discover the real Australia. We'll start off in Sydney, with its gorgeous harborfront setting. Then we're off to the Great Barrier Reef, where you'll find complete details on the world's most beautiful beaches, magnificent snorkeling and scuba diving, and other eco-adventures. From the urban pleasures of Melbourne to the rustic, untamed Outback, Frommer's Australia covers it all, with all the advice you need to make the most of your time and money. Whether you want to stay in mom-and-pop motels, wildnerness lodges, elegant B&Bs, or luxury beach resorts, this guide will help you design the Australian adventure that's right for you. You'll even get a free color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap.

Lonely Planet's Beautiful World

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Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1743609760

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Journey to the planet's most magnificent places and see the world as you've never seen it before through the lenses of Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher. Forty years of passion and experience has been poured into this thought-provoking portrait of our beautiful world. Inspired by our love of travel, this landmark pictorial shares more than 300 sublime photographs of the world's most captivating spectacles and will renew your relationship with the place we call home. Authors: Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

The Rock

Travelling to Uluru

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Author: Barry Hill

Publisher: Unwin Hyman

ISBN: 9781863737128

Category: Ayers Rock (N.T.)

Page: 319

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Colour-illustrated travel book and cultural guide to Uluru. Examines the landscape, the Rock's true ancestral history and considers the literature that has previously been written on the Centre. Includes a bibliography. The author has written many works of fiction, poetry and prize-winning books on schools and labour history. His most recent book is the narrative poem TGhosting William Buckley'.

Desiderata

A Poem for a Way of Life

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Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780517701836

Category: Poetry

Page: 48

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Presents the philosophical poem written by an Indiana man in 1927 that is often attributed to an anonymous seventeenth-century Baltimore author

Beyond the Black Stump

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Author: Nevil Shute

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307474038

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The expression “beyond the black stump” refers to the deepest, darkest wilds of the Australian outback, the setting for Nevil Shute’s novel of a romance tested by cultural difference. Stanton Laird is an American geologist sent to hunt oil in a remote part of Western Australia. There he befriends the highly unconventional Regan family, the rough-and-tumble owners of a million-acre sheep station, and falls in love with their daughter Mollie. However, when Mollie goes to join him in America, the young couple must face the realization that they are products of radically different worlds.