Derek Parker is a writer and reviewer. His previous books include Nell Gwyn, Casanova, Cellini, Voltaire and the forthcoming The Trampled Wife: The Scandalous Life of Mary Eleanor Bowes, all published by Sutton. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
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Thirsty travelersSept. 21 2011
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If nothing else, reading this book will give one a proper appreciation for the availability of clean drinking water. The book provides a broad overview of the history and character of the men who explored the Australian Outback. The author admits in his introduction that the maps included are sub-par and as a reader not overly familiar with the geography of Australia I couldn't agree more. I found this lack to be a great hindrance to following the accounts retold here. This book is worthwhile as an introduction to the subject but I would reccomend Alan Moorehead's "Cooper's Creek" for a more detailed and riveting account.