From the Great Barrier Reef to Parliament House, and the Great Ocean Road to Uluru, this book celebrates the many diverse landmarks and locations that make Australia one of the most exciting countries on Earth
Can you name the highest peak in mainland Australia? Do you know which Australian capital city had to be rebuilt twice? What natural feature of Australia is the only living thing on Earth than can be seen from outer space? This fascinating book answers those questions and more. With jaw-dropping natural attractions and magnificent man-made structures, Australia has an abundance of truly great places. This book showcases the country's best known and most loved places, and reveals the fascinating stories of why they are so famous. Few countries on Earth can boast to have such geographic diversity as Australia’s, including deserts, tropical and temperate forests, wetlands, and snow-capped mountains. And with this diversity comes some incredible natural features—the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, and Purnululu National Park, to name just a few. Some places have enormous cultural significance, reflecting the Indigenous heritage that goes back tens of thousands of years. And some places, of course, have both natural and cultural importance. Packed with information, interesting fact pages, breakout boxes, and illustrations, this is an engaging book for people of all ages.
|Publisher:||Random House Australia|
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Virginia Grant has worked as an editor, producing books for children and adults, for more than 10 years.