Geoff Ross is an acclaimed Australian landscape photographer. From his base in Australia, he travels around the world seeking to capture through his own eyes inspiring photographs of the world's spectacular landscapes. His New Zealand landscape books have become best sellers in their respective categories.
One of the most the most dangerous places for humans to live on earth, Australia is home to a variety of creatures that can severely injure humans on land and in the water. From the giant saltwater crocodile and great white shark to the tiny red-backed spider and dozens of poisonous snakes, travelers and residents alike now have a handy pocket reference that covers the creatures to watch out for, how to avoid encounters and basic first aid on how to treat different injuries.
The world's third-largest island nation has a wide range of wildlife - there are over 450 species of mammals, 300 species of lizards, 110,000 species of insects, not to mention 800 species of bird. Eco-tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers will find Australian Wildlife to be the essential pocket-sized, folding guide to use as they travel.
Tales of a Traveller by Washington Irving is a compilation of short stories by the great American author. Featuring famous stories like The Devil and Tom Walker, Tales of a Traveller is short to delight. The stories included in Tales of a Traveller are: Part First Strange Stories By A Nervous Gentleman. A Hunting Dinner. The Adventure Of My Uncle. The Adventure Of My Aunt. The Bold Dragoon; Or The Adventure Of My Grandfather. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Picture. The Adventure Of The Mysterious Stranger. The Story Of The Young Italian. Part Second. Buckthorne And His Friends. Literary Life. A Literary Dinner. The Club Of Queer Fellows. The Poor Devil Author. Buckthorne, Or The Young Man Of Great Expectations. The Booby Squire. The Strolling Manager. Part Third. The Italian Banditti. The Inn At Terracina. The Adventure Of The Little Antiquary. The Adventure Of The Popkins Family. The Painter's Adventure. The Story Of The Bandit Chieftain. The Story Of The Young Robber. Part Fourth. The Money Diggers. Found Among The Papers Of The Late Diedrich Knickerbocker Hell Gate. Kidd The Pirate. The Devil And Tom Walker. Wolfert Webber; Or, Golden Dreams. The Adventure Of Sam, The Black Fisherman. Commonly Denominated Mud Sam. Enjoy Tales of a Traveler by Washington Irving today!
Just a fortnight before Christmas, 1871, a young man, twenty-four years of age, returned home to his dinner about eight o'clock in the evening. He was married, and with him and his wife lived his wife's sister. At that somewhat late hour he walked in among the two young women, and another much older woman who was preparing the table for dinner. The wife and the wife's sister each had a child in her lap, the elder having seen some fifteen months of its existence, and the younger three months. "He has been out since seven, and I don't think he's had a mouthful," the wife had just said. "Oh, Harry, you must be half starved," she exclaimed, jumping up to greet him, and throwing her arm round his bare neck.