Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Paper edge has the hand cut look. Dust jacket has some light creasing at edges and spine but some scratches to front cover.
Combining the heroic, the tragic, the bizarre and the humorous, this history book takes the reader along the intriguing highways and byways of Australian exploration, focusing on the tricks and tools of the explorer's trade.
Impeccably researched and featuring many extracts from explorers' diaries and letters, it is packed with ripping yarns and fascinating details revealing the identities, experiences, motivations and, particularly, the modus operandi of Australia's colonial explorers. (Trove)