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The Great Grain Race
HILL, David

ISBN 10: 1742751091
ISBN 13: 9781742751092

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The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia
Hill, David,      
ISBN: 9781742751092
William Heinemann Ltd, Sydney, 2012. First Edition  Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 386 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . The thrilling race between Frenchman Nicolas Baudin and Englishman Matthew Flinders to chart the map of Australia. On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on the same quest: to explore the uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether the west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres apart, were part of the same island. And so began the race to compile the definitive map of Australia. These men's journeys were the culmination of two hundred years of exploration of the region by the Dutch u most famously Abel Tasman u the Portuguese, the Spanish and by Englishmen such as the colourful pirate William Dampier and, of course, James Cook. The three-year voyages of Baudin and Flinders would see them endure terrible hardships in the spirit of discovery. They suffered scurvy and heat exhaustion, and Flinders was shipwrecked and imprisoned u always knowing he was competing with the French to produce the first map of this mysterious continent. Written from diaries and other first-hand accounts, this is the thrilling story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose skill and determination enabled Terra Australis Incognita to become Australia. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australian History; Australia; 19th century; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781742751092. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6005. Very Good Condition
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The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia.
Hill, David.      
ISBN: 9781742751092
William Heinemann Sydney 2012    Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos & maps centre spread, maps, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 386 pp. The story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose courage and determination enabled Terra Australis Incognita to become Australia. The author has used diaries and other first-hand accounts to tell the story of Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin who had been sent by their governments on the same quest. 
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The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia
Hill, David,      
ISBN: 9781742751092
William Heinemann Australia, North Sydney, NSW, 2012. 1st Edition  Trade paperback Trade paperback. Very Good/. 1st Edition. 386 pages. This book is in very good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in strong condition. The front cover has some very minor bumps and marks indicating previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on the same quest: to explore the uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether the west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres apart, were part of the same island. And so began the race to compile the definitive map of Australia. These men's journeys were the culmination of two hundred years of exploration of the region by the Dutch - most famously Abel Tasman - the Portuguese, the Spanish and by Englishmen such as the colourful pirate William Dampier and, of course, James Cook. The three-year voyages of Baudin and Flinders would see them endure terrible hardships in the spirit of discovery. They suffered scurvy and heat exhaustion, and Flinders was shipwrecked and imprisoned - always knowing he was competing with the French to produce the first map of this mysterious continent. Written from diaries and other first-hand accounts, this is the thrilling story of men whose drawings recorded countless previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into real ones, and whose skill and determination enabled Terra Australis Incognita to become Australia. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Adventurers & Explorers, General, 19th Century, Expeditions & Discoveries; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781742751092. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002721. Very Good
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