Secondhand. Very good condition. Some wear to book corners and edges. Previous owner has inscribed inside page. Dust jacket has creasing near spine and top and tail edges. Pages are sunned. Some light foxing on some pages. Binding is very good. Please see images for more information.
In 1939, the Simpson Desert remained largely uncharted. In that year, businessman Alfred Allen Simpson finances the expedition led by Adelaide geologist Dr Cecil Thomas Madigan which was to make the first modern crossing of the desolate terrain which now bears Simpson's name.
Crossing the Dead Heart was originally published in 1946. It is a classic narrative of modern exploration; a story of adventure, enterprise and patient scientific exploration. The book is illustrated by photographs taken on the expedition of what is now known as the Simpson Desert.