Gone to Rottnest
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Gone to Rottnest
- Product No:
- Trea Whiltshire
- UWA Press
- Edition Date:
- August 2004
- 192 x 148 x 8 mm
- 227 g
- Sales Rank:
- 3326 (See Top 100 in Books)
'As the mainland world retreats, the island comes into focus. You begin to notice things - the elaborate preening ritual of the black and white terns that share your favourite beach; the subtle colour changes in the ocean; children playing with a kite through a long, golden afternoon; and the particular calls of birds that mark the passing of the day. And you make time to savour the sunset from a craggy limestone cliff, or in the reflected colours of a salt lake ... '
Rottnest Island has iconic status for Western Australians, who have always valued it for its relaxed atmosphere and unspoiled simplicity.
Trea Whiltshire tells the story of the island, tracing its transformation from a place of imprisonment to a favourite holiday destination. She celebrates the natural history and simple pleasures of the island - biking and snorkelling, diving and bird watching. Readers are introduced to the birds that will share their stretch of beach, the vegetation they will ride through when exploring the island, the fish they may catch, and the migrating whales and playful dolphins of the Indian Ocean.
Gone to Rottnest will raise awareness of a fragile environment and the challenges it faces, and strengthen the cause of those who work to preserve this unique island.
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