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Flying Fox and Drifting Sand by Francis Ratcliffe

Flying Fox and Drifting Sand by Francis Ratcliffe

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Flying Fox and Drifting Sand

The Adventures of a Biologist in Australia

by Francis Ratcliffe

Pacific Books, 1970, ISBN 0207120641, black and white photographic plates, paperback

Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, some creasing and scuffing, back cover starting to separate from text block, previous owners gift inscription on synopsis page (see photographs)

“Flying Fox and Drifting Sand is undoubtedly one of the most delightful books of travel and nature writing in Australian literature.  It is the fruit of two extensive surveys which Francis Ratcliffe undertook for the C.S.I.R.O. The first was when he tramped the jungles and mangrove swamps of Queensland to investigate flying foxes, and the second when he travelled the inland, from South Australia up the Birdsville Track into Queensland, to study erosion.”


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