In a Sunburned Country
The intrepid, ever-resourceful Bryson revels in Australia's eccentric characters, dangerous flora and fauna and other oddities in this wildly funny, effortlessly informative travelogue.
Rory Stewart provides the introduction to this 25th anniversary edition of Bruce Chatwin's celebrated travelogue. Chatwin transforms a journey through the Outback into an exhilarating, semi-fictional meditation on our place in the world.
The Birth of Sydney
Flannery's engaging portrait of Sydney from its initial settlement to the present day, incorporating observations by early visitors including Mark Twain, Charles Darwin and Captain Cook.
Insight Guide Bali
An illustrated overview of Bali with essays on its attractions, history, nature and culture, hundreds of color photographs and a map.
The Song of the Dodo
Clearly written and engaging, Quammen narrates his adventures on the trail of natural wonders in Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Galapagos and Komodo and explains complex evolutionary phenomena with humor, wit and understanding.
Eyewitness Guide Australia
Featuring hundreds of innovative maps, color photographs and choice recommendations for excursions and sightseeing.
The Fatal Shore
In this celebrated social history, both scholarly and entertaining, Hughes traces the fate of those who were transported to the penal colonies of Australia between 1787 and 1868. It's an engaging popular account, drawn from the experiences of the colonists themselves.
This handy fold-out guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of Australian animals. Laminated and pocket-sized, it easily slips into your daypack.
Bradt Australian Wildlife
A guide not just to kangaroo and koala, this compact, illustrated survey, featuring 250 color photographs, takes in habitats, parks and conservation, marsupials, birds and bats.
In the Land of Oz
The 2010 Booker Award winner Jacobson travels around Australia with his Australian-born wife in this marvelously described tale of wonders down under, first published 25 years ago. He concludes that "there is no more variously beautiful country."
A House in Bali
A warm tribute to the people, culture and especially the music of Bali in the 1930s. It's a literary classic, originally published in 1944.