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Davidson, Robyn 1950-

Works: 103 works in 388 publications in 14 languages and 6,272 library holdings
Genres: Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Travel writing  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Writer of accompanying material, Adapter, Editor
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Australia : beyond the dreamtime by Thomas Keneally( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 470 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 412 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
Tracks by Robyn Davidson( Book )

78 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 27-årig australsk kvindes ensomme kamelridt i 8 måneder gennem den australske ørken i 1977
From Alice to ocean : alone across the Outback by Robyn Davidson( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 91 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
Tracks by John Curran( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and French and held by 91 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
The Picador book of journeys( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 66 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
Best Australian essays 2014 by Robert Manne( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 63 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
No fixed address : nomads and the fate of the planet by Robyn Davidson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 61 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 best Australian essays 2009( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 57 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
Desert places by Robyn Davidson( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells of her experiences traveling through a year's migratory cycle with the Rabari nomads of northwest India in 1992
Running wild( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 38 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
Jo Bertini fieldwork by Jo Bertini( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 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
No fixed address by Robyn Davidson( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 26 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
Desert, mountain, sea by Sue Leather( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three different parts of the world, but all of them dangerous, lonely places. Three different women, but all of them determined to go - and to come back alive!
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
I saw a strange land by Arthur Groom( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 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.'
'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

Onder nomaden in India by Robyn Davidson( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een westerse schrijfster doet een poging om in contact te komen met de kamelendrijvers van Rajasthan, wat leidt tot een cultuurschok
Voertuigen in vraag en antwoord : auto's, boten, treinen, vliegtuigen by Robyn Davidson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informatie over auto's, boten, treinen en vliegtuigen. Met veel kleurenfoto's en gekleurde tekeningen. Vanaf ca. 9 jaar
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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.24 for Tracks / ... to 0.91 for Travelling ...)

The Picador book of journeysJourneys : an anthology
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

デビットソン, ロビン

The Picador book of journeysNo fixed address : nomads and the fate of the planetThe best Australian essays 2009Desert placesDesert, mountain, seaJourneys : an anthology'Should we have stayed at home?'