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THE STORY BEHIND THE SCENERY

$90.00

The Story Behind the Scenery is written for tourists, campers, cyclists, hikers, and grey
nomads. In it, two expert geologists guide you through the heart of Australia’s fascinating
geological history.

Description

Drive through the South Australian outback –
and journey back in time.

South Australia is one of the most ancient landscapes in the world, but there has never been
a handbook-sized guide to its geology – until now.
The Story Behind the Scenery is written for tourists, campers, cyclists, hikers, and grey
nomads. In it, two expert geologists guide you through the heart of Australia’s fascinating geological history.

Thanks to dozens of maps, photos, diagrams, and geological charts, you
will gain a deep understanding of this beautiful and ancient part of Australia. No prior scientific
knowledge is necessary, as The Story Behind the Scenery contains a short introduction to the
basic geological principles necessary to understand the journey.

Each leg of the journey from Adelaide to Parachilna has been selected for its different window
into the geological history of the landscape. The authors recommend short diversions to visit
sites of geological and scenic interest, ponder over remnants of pioneer towns and early
mining history, and stand in awe of the magnificent scenery that resulted from geological
forces long ago.
The Story Behind the Scenery will take you to visit waterholes amongst the red gums, look
from the top of the Flinders Ranges across Spencer Gulf, absorb the gorgeous colours of
Brachina Gorge, walk among some of the state’s historic copper mines, see some of the
world’s oldest fossils, stand among the grand red gums at Kanyaka, and revel in the abundant
wildlife on the way. What a journey!

Additional information

Weight .835 kg
Dimensions 29.8 × 21.1 × 1.6 cm

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