This is Australia

This is Australia

By: Miroslav Sasek
Published by: The Macmillan Company
Publication Date: 1970
Series: This Is... by M. Sasek Series

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Sasek swings Down Under, arriving in a Qantas big bird, which—unlike the Australian penguin and emu—flies very well indeed.  Australia was the first continent to be formed and the last to be found by Europeans, perhaps because it's the smallest (Australians prefer to think of it as the world's largest island).   It is home to some of the world's most fascinating animals and birds—kangaroo, wombat, koala, kookaburra, echidna—and the most independent, hospitable people.

Sasek wings his readers into Sydney, with its famous bridge and space-age Opera House.  Later there' bustling, up-to-date Melbourne; the colonial charms of Adelaide, semi-tropical Brisbane; Canberra, a garden city planted around its parliament house; Darwin, where falling coconuts is commonplace; lovely Hobart in Tasmania; mineral-rich Perth; and Alice Springs, where the annual regatta goes on even when the Todd River runs dry.  In this fabulous country of desert and golden beaches, cowboys are called stockmen and Christmas is a summer festival.   This is Australia!

From the dust jacket of the 2009 reprint

This is Australia Reprint

This is Australia        
Reprinted in 2009 by Universe Publishing
Available formats: Hardcover
Series: M. Sasek's This is the World (Reprints) Members Only
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