Condition very good. With fold out map. Isbn 0-522-84484-7,0522844847. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: First-hand accounts of the myth-laden Burke and Wills expedition are remarkably few, in contrast to the reams of subsequent commentary and conjecture. Wills's journal and statements by others in the party were published at the time, but little more.Hermann Beckler, botanical collector and doctor to the expedition, wrote the only other substantial account, in his native German. The manuscript remained with his family for nearly a century. It is now published for the first time.This highly readable account, with drawings and maps, offers insights into the causes of the expedition's failureaÂ Â an ill-chosen leader and route, and inappropriate and excessive supplies. In increasingly desperate conditions Beckler collected and identified the native flora, and recorded vivid and positive descriptions of the landscape and the Aboriginal people. His acute observations indicate what might have been achieved had the expedition pursued its scientific brief.
About the Author: Dr Stephen Jeffries has researched a number of German travellers and settlers in nineteenth-century Australia.
Título: A Journey to Cooper's Creek
Editorial: Melbourne University Press
Año de publicación: 1993
Condición del libro: Used: Good
Descripción Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. 1993., 1993. 8vo, 311pp, black and white illustrations. A very good hardback copy in like dust jacket. Fold-out map inside rear endpaper. Nº de ref. de la librería 103025
Descripción Melbourne University Press, Australia, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: very good. First edition. 6 x 9 in. Brown paper boards. Fold-out map. Condition is VERY GOOD ; no wear, one large dent to lower edge, upper edges a bit sunned. Binding tight and text spotless, map perfect. DJ is VERY GOOD ; no wear, a bit mis-aligned. Aus. Stax. Nº de ref. de la librería 25727
Descripción Melbourne Univ Pr, U.S.A., 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería c30770
Descripción Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Name inscription to 1st inside page. Nº de ref. de la librería 001447