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    DescriptionNow a major motion picture starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver 'I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.' So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company. Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation. WITH A NEW POSTSCRIPT BY THE AUTHOR AND A STUNNING COLOUR PICTURE SECTION


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    Title
    Tracks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robyn Davidson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 214 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408834862
    ISBN 10: 1408834863
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM, WTL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, BIO026000, BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    DC23: 919.40463
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    11 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robyn Davidson was born on a cattle property in Queensland. She went to Sydney in the late sixties, then returned to study in Brisbane before going to Alice Springs where the events of this book began. Since then she has travelled extensively and has lived in London, New York and India. In the early 1990s she migrated with and wrote about nomads in north west India. She is now based in Melbourne, but spends several months a year in the Indian Himalayas.
    Review quote
    A strong, salty fresh book by an original and individual young woman ... This will rank among the best of the books of exploration and travel and, like them, is a record of self-discovery and self-proving Doris Lessing An absorbing record of human endeavour and courage, a vivid picture of an extraordinary country by a perceptive and sensitive observer, and the story of an inner journey, of "shedding burdens" Sydney Morning Herald It gets to the heart of landscape and solitude and becomes a venture to the interior of more than one dimension as its author approaches the hinterland of her own thorny psyche Observer As eccentric, undisciplined, flashily brilliant and pig-headed as its author ... Ms Davidson is a born writer, her book deeply moving Daily Telegraph Vivid and vivacious ... Davidson is as natural a writer as she is an adventurer New Yorker