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Davidson, Robyn 1950-

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Australia : beyond the dreamtime by Thomas Keneally( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To celebrate the bicentennial of Australia's first settlement, three of her leading modern writers present their country from a personal view; each depicts a period of the continent's rich and varied history, its events and personalities
Ancestors by Robyn Davidson( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy has returned to the isolated house in the Australian rainforest where she was raised by the ferociously loving and eccentric Aunt Laura. She had yearned for the fabulous world that lay beyond the jungle, but even there she could not escape the ancestral ghosts and so returns to confront them
No fixed address by Robyn Davidson( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In every religion I can think of, there exists some variation on the theme of abandoning the settled life and walking one's way to godliness. The Hindu Sadhu, leaving behind family and wealth to live as a beggar; the pilgrims of Compostela walking away their sins; the circumambulators of the Buddhist kora; the Hajj. What could this ritual journeying be but symbolic, idealised versions of the foraging life? By taking to the road we free ourselves of baggage, both physical and psychological. We walk back to our original condition, to our best selves. After many thousands of years, the nomads are disappearing, swept away by modernity. Robyn Davidson has spent a good part of her life with nomadic cultures. In this fascinating and moving essay she evokes a vanishing way of life, and notes a paradox: that even as classical nomads are disappearing, hypermobility has become the hallmark of contemporary life
Tracks by Robyn Davidson( Book )

85 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about one woman's solo trek across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback. 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 through some of the harshest spaces of the world. A camel-trek from the heart of Australia, across 17,000 miles of hostile desert, to the sea - with only a dog and four camels for company. Robyn's story beats a track across bush, rock, sand and dust, across magnificent landscapes and through ancient sacred land, through frustrations, triumphs, joy and despair. And as she treks further and further away from civilisation, and ever closer to the burning heart of the world, she realises that this desert will either make her, or break her
Tracks by John Curran( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midden jaren zeventig besluit een jonge vrouw om, gesponsord door National Geographic, met haar hond en vier dromedarissen een enorme voettocht te maken door de woestijn van Australië
From Alice to ocean : alone across the Outback by Robyn Davidson( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1977, Robyn Davidson set out with four camels and a dog to cross the deserts of Western Australia--1700 miles from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. Her sponsor, National Geographic, arranged for photographer Rick Smolan to meet her at various locations along the way. Davidson's riveting account of her journey, Tracks, won awards and became a bestseller. Here, Smolan presents his color photographs alongside excerpts from Tracks. It is a rewarding combination that dramatizes the hardships Davidson encountered and the stark beauty of a hostile landscape. Smolen, creator of the Day in the Life series, photographed tourists, aborigines, scenery and Davidson with her animals--riding, resting, playing. His images make a great adventure even more memorable
No fixed address : nomads and the fate of the planet by Robyn Davidson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a time of environmental peril, Davidson argues that the nomadic way with nature offers valuable lessons. Cosmologies such as the Aboriginal Dreaming encode irreplaceable knowledge of the natural world, and nomadic cultures emphasise qualities of tolerance, adaptability and human interconnectedness. She also explores a notable paradox: that even as classical nomadism is disappearing, hypermobility has become the hallmark of modern life. For the privileged, there is an almost un-restricted freedom of movement and an ever-growing culture of transience and virtuality."--Cover
The Picador book of journeys( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topics in this book range from letters from Ancient Egypt to a terrifying hyena attack in Kenya. The author questions the idea of travel writing and argues that travel writing can span many styles and ideas, as well as continents
Desert places by Robyn Davidson( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of Tracks: A travel writer's memoir of her year with the nomadic Rabari tribe on the border between Pakistan and India. India's Thar Desert has been the home of the Rabari herders for thousands of years. In 1990, Australian Robyn Davidson,?as natural a travel writer as she is an adventurer,? spent a year with the Rabari, whose livelihood is increasingly endangered by India's rapid development (The New Yorker). Enduring the daily hardships of life in the desert while immersed in the austere beauty of the arid landscape, Davidson subsisted on a diet of goat milk, roti, and parasite-infested water. She collided with India's rigid caste system and cultural idiosyncrasies, confronted extreme sleep deprivation, and fought feelings of alienation amid the nation's isolated rural peoples--finding both intense suffering and a renewed sense of beauty and belonging among the Rabari family. Rich with detail and honest in its depictions of cultural differences, Desert Places is an unforgettable story of fortitude in the face of struggle and an ode to the rapidly disappearing way of life of the herders of northwestern India.?Davidson will both disturb and exhilarate readers with the acuity of her observations, the sting of her wit, and the candor of her emotions? (Booklist)
Best Australian essays 2014 by Robert Manne( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Best Australian Essays 2014, Robert Manne assembles his picks of contemporary non-fiction writing. This sharp collection of essays about the human condition evinces lucid insight, shrewd understanding and heartbreaking empathy
The best Australian essays 2009( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays capture and illuminate the themes of an eventful year, demonstrating the quality of our writers across a range of topics as well as the vitality of the essay as a form of commentary, analysis and exploration
Running wild( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia is home to some of the world's most interesting animals - from kangaroos to koalas, to deadly spiders and snakes. But did you know it's also home to the largest population of wild camels on Earth? After first arriving on our shores in 1860 to assist in the ill-fated Burke and Willis expedition to cross Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, there was once an estimated one million feral camels running wild across the Australian outback. Narrated by Robyn Davidson, author of Tracks - the story of her remarkable 1,700 mile trek on camelback across the deserts of western Australia - this riveting documentary looks at the history of the camel in our country. From the explorers who brought them here, to the people still working with them today, Running Wild: Australia's Camels examines both the impact of feral camels on our fragile environment and the massive culling operations responsible for thinning the herd
I saw a strange land by Arthur Groom( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While living in Central Australia Arthur Groom fell under the spell of this harsh and fascinating country, captivated by its limitless distances and unbelievable colour. Hermannsburg, the home of artist Albert Namatjira and of other well-known painters, became Groom's headquarters, and from there he made numerous expeditions into wilder and more inaccessible regions. Travelling on foot with an Indigenous guide and a team of camels, Groom explored the Macdonnell and Krichauff ranges, the desert country past the salty Lake Amadeus, Uluru and the Olgas. Based on the notes and photographs he took as he travelled, I Saw a Strange Land is Groom's wonderful record of his extensive journey through the heart of our continent-our 'strange land.'
Desert, mountain, sea by Sue Leather( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the Australian desert, climbing Annapurna, and alone around the world--three real adventures by three really adventurous women
Jo Bertini fieldwork by Jo Bertini( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fieldwork is a visually engaging contemporary art book that brings to life artist Jo Bertini's long and intimate involvement with the Australian desert. Her pen and ink drawings, works in pencil, charcoal, as well as hundreds of small gouaches, are a vibrant visual diary of the changing landscape. There is a yearning in Bertini's drawings and gouaches, an ache to connect with what she sees, before it disappears. Rarely do we get so close to the experience of an artist at work
Journeys : an anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antologi af rejsebeskrivelser fra hele verden
'Should we have stayed at home?' by Robyn Davidson( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Springs by Robyn Davidson( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2500 gong li de zu ji : yi ge nu zi . si zhi luo tuo heng yue ao zhou sha mo by Robyn Davidson( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe jie shou le<guo jia di li> za zhi de zi jin zhi chi, Dai zhe si pi luo tuo, Yi zhi gou, Ta shang le chuan yue ao da li ya sha mo 2700 gong li de lü cheng, Zhei shi yi ci ao zhou nei lu de tan suo fa xian zhi lü, Ye shi yi ge nü ren dan chun qie chong man ji qing de xun zhao zi wo nei zai he ping de jing shen mao xian. Zai 9 ge yue de sha mo zhi xing zhong, Ta jie shou le gu du, Pao que le yuan ben de she hui jia suo, Yu xuan xiao xu rong bao chi ju li, He yuan zhu min, Luo tuo, Ni sha, San chi fu he guan mu dai zai yi qi, Ta ye kuang zao, Bu an, Kong ju, Cui ruo, Ma zang hua, Ri fu yi ri de xing zou, Yuan li ren qun de ta kai shi ti hui dao tu di bing bu mang huang, Er shi xun fu, Feng fu, Wen he, Kang kai de, Zhi yao ni zhi dao ru he kan ta, Ru he cheng wei ta de yi bu fen
Spuren lass alles hinter dir by Jörg Reiter( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In diesem Beitrag wird die Frage nach Ursprung und Bedeutung von Religion gestellt. Beantwortet werden viele Fragen, die in diesem Zusammenhang gestellt werden
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The Picador book of journeys Journeys : an anthology
No fixed address : nomads and the fate of the planetThe Picador book of journeysDesert placesThe best Australian essays 2009Desert, mountain, seaJourneys : an anthology'Should we have stayed at home?'
Alternative Names
Davidson, Robyn

Robyn Davidson australská spisovatelka

Robyn Davidson écrivaine australienne

Robyn Davidson escritora australiana

Robyn Davidson ontdekkingsreizigster uit Australië

Дэвидсон, Робин

Дэвидсон, Робин 1950-

Робін Девідсон

رابین دیویدسن نویسنده و کاشف استرالیایی

روبن دافنسون كاتبة أسترالية

デビットソン, ロビン