At 3,500 miles, Australia's dog fence is one of the longest human-made structures on Earth. It slices across the country's desert heart, dividing the continent to keep dingoes away from livestock. Best-selling author James Woodford embarks on a journey to follow its length, traveling some of the loneliest and harshest country in the world....
|Title||:||The Dog Fence: A Journey Across the Heart of Australia|
|Number of Pages||:||260 Pages|
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The Dog Fence: A Journey Across the Heart of Australia Reviews
A really informative account of a trip along a fence I didn't even know existed!My only complaint is that it may have been better as a series of articles rather than a book - I think I am too used to that expectation of being moved by a novel, it makes me think something is missing in non-fiction....
Interesting (or crazy) to travel along a 5400 km mark in a landscape that signifies the lengths a gov't will go through to protect an economic asset. This book is a nice cultural geography of Australia's dog fence and the personalities he meets along the way who monitor it and are shaped by its presence and surrounding landscape.
The most astounding thing about this book is the sense of isolation experienced by the people who work on the fence. One man spends 200 days alone in a year in the outback for his job, working on the Dog Fence. He has been doing this for 20 years. That is a hell of a lot of 'me' time.
This book crisscrosses nature, geography, history and culture. A fascinating read as well as being very emotional in parts.
Seen the dog fence in some places during my travels and loved reading about this immense fence, or as the back of the book says "one of the longest human-made structures on Earth".
Became reacquainted with areas of the outback I have visited and gave me a thirst to see more. Great Outback yarn with a touch of history
Best book for desert field work.
Will review this work in my weekly feature, Plains Folk. Overall a good piece of travel writing, but somehow lacking in the element of the quest.
What a great insight into the heart of our country and decisions we have made to try and survive in this harsh environment.
Very informative , not boring, account of traveling the dog fence of Australia. Some of the Australian slang confused me a bit:)