Wild Extremes - hard cover edition
ISBN: 9780645476644 RRP: $49.95 W/S Price: $22.50
BOOK INFORMATION: A new approach to the backstory to Australia’s geographic records.
Informative reading for anyone interested in learning more about our amazing continent, this would also be an ideal guide for overseas tourists, grey nomads, and anyone else travelling our amazing country. The places listed are not in the usual travel brochures and are not to be missed.
SYNOPSIS: Wild Extremes is here to uncover Australia's geographical records: like where is the longest beach, the deepest lakes, the oldest rocks and the hottest springs. This isn't a book of endless records but rather tells the backstory to Australia's geographic records. It explores the controversies around records and looks at how plants and animals have adapted to places of extreme.
This is a unique story of the continent and islands of Australia. It scrutinises this nation through the lens of its geographic records. It explores Australia's deserts, beaches, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, aquifers and lakes. But have you also wondered about Australian glaciers, or volcanoes? Where are the largest and oldest meteorite craters? What were the largest earthquakes? Where are the largest waves and why are marine megafauna attracted to submarine canyons that incise Australia's continental shelf?
These questions and more are answered when we examine Australia's Wild Extremes.