Australia (World Bibliographical Series) by I. Kepars

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Edited by G. Williams, A. Frost. Melbourne: Oxford University Press in asociation with the Australian Academy of Humanities, 1988. 242p. bibliogs. This book is the most comprehensive and superbly illustrated account of European theories and imaginings from classical times until the 19th century about the Australian continent. The authors have examined classical, medieval and Renaissance European concepts of the imagined great south land known as 'Terra Australis'. 37 Burke & Wills: from Melbourne to myth.

Edited by Francis G. Castles. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1991. 290p. bibliogs. The book offers the first comparative study of a wide range of facets of Australian society. Using comparisons with mainly OECD countries, the various specialist authors attempt to clarify what is distinctive about the Australian experience and to indicate policy directions for the future. 19 Illusions of identity: the art of nation. Anne-Marie Willis. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1993. 205p. bibliog. This book examines the construction of national identity and popular culture by the process of visual imagery.

97p. An excellent atlas, with clear commentary and sensibly arranged maps. The maps are supplemented with satellite images and some photographs. A world atlas with a very good coverage of Australia (63 pages out of 192) and with many innovative features is The Heinemann atlas. 34 Looking back: the changing face of the Australian continent, 1972-1992. Dean Graetz, Murray Wilson, Rohan Fisher. Canberra: CSIRO Office of Space Science and Applications, 1993. maps. 159p. Produced as a national contribution to the International Space Year 1992, this is a large-format work full of informative colour pictures from space.

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