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Discover Australia

1st Edition


Lonely Planet
Available: 03/01/10
5.33 x 8.34 · 400 pages
CDN $28.99 · pb

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Lindsay Brown, Jayne D'Arcy and Katja Gaskell

Experience The Best of Australia
Make the most of your trip abroad - Lonely Planet's full color Discover guides highlight the best a country has to offer while still providing an authentic and memorable experience.

Full Color Throughout
Full of color images and maps - makes planning as inspiring as the journey itself
Color-coded navigation

Easy-To-Use Structure
Easy-to-use tools include: color-coded chapters, color thumb tabs, dynamic color spreads on major highlights and
Easy-to-read planning sections throughout

Special front-of-book chapter on the top 25 can't-miss experiences
Features the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences
Focuses on key cities and regions

Country-wide itineraries take you step by step though the country - broken out by interest, theme and length of trip
Region-specific itineraries help you plan more deeply for the regions you are most interested in

Local Experts
Major attractions include insights from local experts on what not to miss

Lindsay grew up on the New South Wales south coast, where beaches, boats and fishing influenced further study into conservation and marine biology. After completing a PhD on conservation genetics, he found his specialisation had emulated the giant panda and reduced his options. And by now the travel bug had well and truly bitten ? Blue Mountains bushwalks had been replaced with Himalayan treks; Tasmanian kelp forests with Mexican gray whales. After he published his research on metapopulations and conservation genetics of abalone in several international and Australian journals, there followed a short stint as a science editor. Lindsay then dropped the red pen only to pick it up again at Lonely Planet as a guidebook editor, using his background wherever possible to bolster Lonely Planet?s flora and fauna sections. There followed stints as Senior Editor and Publishing Manager of the Outdoor Activity Guides.When the redundancy broom swept through Lonely Planet he joined the author ranks, keen to return to the Indian subcontinent or the Aussie outback at any opportunity. His passions are the great outdoors and photography. As a Lonely Planet author he has contributed to Australia, East Coast Australia, Nepal, Northern Territory & Central Australia, Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway, Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef, South India, Sri Lanka and Thailand's Islands & Beaches. Lindsay lives in Melbourne with Jenny and their two kids, Patrick and Sinead, and Fergus the Lab.