From Alice to Ocean: Alone Across the Outback

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Addison-Wesley, 1992 - Science - 223 pages
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Robyn Davidson is a modern-day heir to the adventuring heroines Amelia Earhart, Karen Blixen and Beryl Markham. Her 1,700-mile solo journey across the Australian outback was a cover story in National Geographic, and her account of her trek has become a worldwide bestseller. Now the photographer who originally took the pictures for the NG story combines Davidson's text with his award winning photos, most never before published.

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User Review  - EvalineAuerbach - LibraryThing

This book with two accompanying CDs was a new concept when released in '92. It is, nevertheless, in content as old as the dream journeys of native peoples. The journey was that of a young woman, mostly along, across a good half of Australia, in some of the roughest country. Read full review

From Alice to ocean: alone across the Outback

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This book, excerpted from Davidson's popular Tracks ( LJ 2/15/81), is the narrative of her trek by camel across half of Australia. The story is fascinating and well written, but readers seeking a more ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Rick Smolan is a former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer, and is one of the creators of the best-selling Day in the Life series. He is the co-founder of Against All Odds Productions, a multi-media publisher specializing in large-scale photographic projects that combine compelling storytelling with state-of-the-art technology.

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