Used and Out of Print Books on Australian
Geography, Travel and Adventure
All About Bridges. Department of Main Roads Sydney. Covers the historical development
of bridge building in New South Wales and problems facing engineers in the design of modern bridges; b/w and colour
photographs of NSW bridges, some of which have been demolished since publication. (The Commissioner for
Main Roads, Department of Main Roads, New South Wales Government, no date, circa 1960) Used softcover
booklet, 28 pages. Covers lightly worn. Spine worn. Pages are very good.
Australia 1:250,000 Map Series Gazetteer. ISBN 0642005486. Prepared -by- The Division of National
Mapping, Department of Minerals and Energy, Canberra, ACT. A series of 541 maps covering Australia at a scale of
1:250,000 was completed in 1968; this Gazetteer is a list of Australian place names taken solely from these maps
and contains a comprehensive listing of topographic names in Australia as at 1975. (AGPS, Canberra, 1975)
Large oblong hardcover book. No dust jacket. 1017 pages. Green cloth covers are heavily marked. Foxing and soiling on edges of pages.
Else pages are very good. Weighs 2.6 kilograms.
Australia A Timeless Grandeur -text by- Helen Grasswill -photography by- Reg Morrison. ISBN 0701816007.
Large coffee table book of photography of Australia's magnificent natural landscapes, outlining the geological structure, climate, vegetation
and wildlife of each area. (Lansdowne Press, Sydney. First Edition. 1981) Used large hardcover book in dust jacket. 304 pages. Foxing on
dust jacket and on white cloth boards. Boards have shelf wear on lower edges. Else very good. Weight 2.3 kilograms.
Australia's Most Scenic Drives -by- Readers Digest. 2007. ISBN 9781921077890. Australian Travel.
This fully updated edition of an Australian classic includes more than 60 scenic tours presented with hundreds of
specially commissioned photographs; information on the drives includes trip-planning details, touring maps and
thoroughly researched descriptions of more than 1200 places of interest; the routes have been carefully chosen
for the best scenery and regular roadside lookouts as they wind beside sparkling beaches and broad bays, cross
rushing rivers and spectacular mountain ranges and travel through primeval rainforest and awe-inspiring outback
regions. Photographs by Peter Walton and Margaret Walton. Blue marker ribbon. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket
as issued. 352 pages. (Reader's Digest General Books. 2007) In AS NEW condition. Weight 1.9 kilograms.
Explore Wild Australia With The Bush Tucker Man -by- Les Hiddins. ISBN 0670879142. Australian Travel. Travel guide to outback
Australia illustrated in full colour. Maps. Comprehensive guide to Australian wild bush food with colour
photographs, distribution maps and information about each food. ABC Books. (Viking/Penguin
Books Australia Ltd. Melbourne. 1999) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 244 pages.
Dust jacket sunned on spine. Light foxing on first and last few pages and edges of pages. Else in fine
condition. Weight 1.4 kilograms.
Historic Houses of Australia. Historic Buildings of Australia Volume 3 published by Australian
Council of National Trusts. Profusely illustrated with over 300 black and white and colour photographs. (Cassell Australia Ltd.
Melbourne. First ed. 1974) ISBN 0304939358. Used book. Large hardcover book in dust jacket. 301 pages. Corners of
covers bumped. Spine of dust jacket is sunned. Insect damage on edge of front free endpaper. Else very good. Weighs
Historic Sandstone Sydney -by- Douglass Baglin and Yvonne Austin. ISBN 0727013424. Australian Sandstone Buildings.
Since Sydney was first established, settlers have used Sydney's natural sandstone to construct permanent dwellings,
roads, bridges, pavements, schools, churches; this book is a superb record of the characteristic Sydney sandstone in
all its existing forms; contains over 250 photographs in full colour and a carefully researched and sympathetic text.
(Rigby Publishers Ltd. Adelaide. 2nd ed. 1980) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 191 pages.
Light foxing on first and last few pages. Spine of dust jacket is sunned and worn especially at both ends. Else in
very good condition. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Kakadu National Park Australia Steve Parish Natural History Guide -by- Ian Morris. ISBN 1875932402.
A natural history guide to Kakadu National Park; describes in words and pictures the natural world of Kakadu and the Top
End; shows the very close attachment of the Aboriginal traditional owners to their land; uniquely explains the Aboriginal
view of the ecology that was shared with the author after years of contact; shows the effect of seasonal changes on the
landscape, plants and wildlife; provides over 450 images of Kakadu's wildlife and its diverse landscape; devotes an entire
chapter based on the author's experience on the best places to visit to develop an understanding of Kakadu. Illustrated in
full colour. Used softcover book. 225 pages. (Steve Parish Publishing. Fortitude Valley. 1996) Covers are lightly scuffed.
Light foxing on first and last few pages and edges of pages. else very good. Weighs 620 grams.
Reader's Digest Book of Historic Australian Towns. Photographs by Robin Morrison and Nick Rains.
Consultant architectural historian Robert Irving. Second Edition 1998. Completely revised and updated. Profusely
illustrated in colour. Black marker ribbon. (Reader's Digest Pty Ltd. Sydney. 2nd ed. 1998) ISBN 0864492715.
Used book. Large hardcover book. No dust jacket. 333 pages. In fine condition. Weighs 1.6 kilograms.
Reader's Digest Guide to The Australian Coast: For All Those Who Swim, Sail, Surf, Fish, Picnic, Sightsee, or
Holiday by The Sea -edited by- Robert Pullan. ISBN 0909486972. (Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd. Sydney. First Edition. 1983)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 479 pages. Foxing on first and last few pages. Else in fine condition. Weighs 2.3 kilograms.
Reader's Digest Wild Australia: A Recreational Guide to All Our National Parks. ISBN 09498198. Australian National Parks.
Practical information on more than 540 Australian National Parks and a selection of other scenically outstanding Reserves;
with interest ratings, descriptions and details of access and facilities supported by over 700 colour photographs and 40
maps. (Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd. Sydney. First Edition. 1984) Used hardcover book in dust jacket.
432 pages. Some foxing on edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weighs 2.2 kilograms.
Roaming In Australia's National Parks 250 Parks And Reserves Detailed -by- Ian Read. ISBN 1863152407.
Australian National Parks. The only book you will need to travel and see the natural wonders of Australia. For each park and
reserve details include: distances from nearly towns or settlements as well as distances to turnoffs etc; detailed access
information including route suitability for caravans; landscape types such as mountains, plains, rivers, watercourses, river and
ocean beaches, saltlakes, vegetation types etc; special features including rainforests, wilderness areas, Aboriginal sites,
European pioneering heritage, whale watching etc; activities such as bushwalking, nature trails, scenic drives, birdwatching,
swimming, canoeing, fishing; facilities such as toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces, water, accommodation; camping availability.
Maps. Illustrated in colour. Used softcover book in clear plastic sleeve. 352 pages. (Little Hills Press. Mr Druitt, NSW. 2005)
In fine condition. Weight 1.6 kilograms.
The Fortune Hunters -by- Frank Clune. An Atomic Odyssey in Australia's Wild West, and Things Seen and Heard by the
Way in a Jeep Jaunt. Australian Travel. Australian Adventure. Frank Clune tells his story
of a three-thousand mile journey in a jeep, with a geologist and a geiger counter, to join the uranium rush to the Northern
Territory in the 1950s; he tells of dramatic and humorous incidents, and of the characters that he met, and also what he
found about the early pioneers. Illustrated with black and white plates. Maps of Clune's journey on endpapers. (Angus &
Robertson Publishers. Sydney, First edition. 1957) Used book. Hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket is
grubby on the rear, lightly stained on rear and spine, and bumped on edges and both ends of spine with small tears.
Foxing on edges of pages. Else book itself is very good.
The Traveller's Guide To The Goldfields History And Natural Heritage Trails Through Central And
Western Victoria. ISBN 0975602330. Australian Travel. Victorian Goldfields. This book features detailed maps,
historical overview by Weston Bate, superb photography, fascinating background information, detailed information
on all cities, towns and villages, and comprehensive coverage of national and state parks. Used softcover book.
312 pages. (Best Shot! Publications. Torquay, Victoria. 2006) In fine condition. Weight 850 grams.
The Water Walk A Users Guide To The Far North Coast Water Cycle And The Rous Water Walk At Emigrant Creek Dam.
ISBN 9780975799727. Published by Rous Water, Lismore, Northern New South Wales 2007. The first part of the Guide tells a
story about the Water Walks project, why it was created, who's been involved and what's been achieved; the second part of the
Guide contains a series of information sheets that are directly related to each sign on the Water Walk and individually address
specific water-related topics; the end of the Guide contains some useful resources: a glossary, index and information about how
to get further Water Walk materials. There are two ways to use this Guide: as a guidebook for the Water Walk at Emigrant Creek
Dam, and as an educational resource to learn or teach about key water topics. Illustrated in colour. Used spiral-bound softcover
book. Unpaginated. In very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
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