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Quest Under Capricorn by David Attenborough

Quest Under Capricorn by David Attenborough

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Quest Under Capricorn

by David Attenborough

Lutterworth Press, 1963, [First Edition],  black and white photographic plates, colour photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, chipping to edges and corners (See photographs)

“The Northern Territory of Australia is vast – although it is no more than one-sixth of Australia, it is six times the size of the British Isles.  Yet it has a total population of a mere 37,000.  The Tropic of Capricorn runs close to its southern boundary across a desert of naked rock peaks and ochre-red sands.  Its northern coasts, a thousand miles away, are rimmed with mangrove swamps and desolate valleys haunted by wallabies, cockatoos and huge flocks of water birds.  On his four-months’ journey through this desolate and fascinating country ”

 

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