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Title:The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia
Price:AUD$14.95 (about USD$11.30)
Category:History
ISBN:9781742751092
Item ID:P002-6005
Quantity:1
Publisher:William Heinemann Ltd, Sydney, 2012
Edition:First
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good
William Heinemann Ltd, 2012, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First

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.
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