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The Kimberley: Australia's Last Great Wilderness
In The Kimberley: Australia’s Last Great Wilderness award-winning journalist Victoria Laurie takes us on an exhilarating journey through the Kimberley region’s stunning landscapes and explores the many unique species of flora and fauna to be found there, some of which are now under threat.
Over 200 full colour images are accompanied by first-hand accounts from those who know and love the region, including traditional owners, scientists and tour operators, whose expert opinion on this biodiversity hotspot highlights the importance of its preservation.
Iconic regions and landscapes covered in The Kimberley include: Broome, Dampier Peninsula, Fitzroy River, Windjana Gorge, Geikie Gorge, King Leopold Ranges, Durack Range, Mornington, Mitchell Plateau, Prince Regent River, Kalumburu, Drysdale River, Wyndham, Kununurra, Lake Argyle, Purnululu, Halls Creek, Wolfe Creek, and Lake Gregory.
This is the Kimberley at its most beautiful. From the cascading waterfalls and tangled vine thickets to wide savannah plains, you’ve never seen the Kimberley like this.
Praise for The Kimberley:
A fascinating exploration of the amazing biodiversity of the Kimberley, this book also tackles those difficult questions to do with its preservation and the importance of its resource economy.KATIE HORNER, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
This lavish book is a love letter to an astonishing region of teeming bird life, elusive desert animals, cascading waterfalls and wide savannah plains.UNIVIEW
Laurie has written a tourist guide, an armchair travel/coffee-table book and a warning of what we stand to lose if the area is not protected…BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER MAGAZINE
With its wealth of information submitted by those who know and love the area including traditional owners and tour operators, it would make a useful gift for those who have travelled the area or plan to do so.JUDITH TREBY, HAVE-A-GO NEWS
Laurie mixes first-hand accounts with expert opinion and bundles of facts about the flora, fauna, history, geology and hydrology of the vast region.DAVID SCOTT, LAUNCESTON EXAMINER
If you want to do some research on the Kimberley before you head off into the wilderness, this is the book to read.MADELINE HEALY, COURIER MAIL