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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
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ISBN : 9781920885267
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 260 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Dog Fence: A Journey Across the Heart of Australia Reviews

  • Book Bazaar
    2018-11-18 18:38

    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....

  • Erica
    2018-11-11 21:45

    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.

  • Berni
    2018-11-16 15:02

    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.

  • Tracy Walker
    2018-10-20 22:51

    This book crisscrosses nature, geography, history and culture. A fascinating read as well as being very emotional in parts.

  • Booklovinglady
    2018-11-18 19:04

    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".

  • Robert
    2018-10-23 15:01

    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

  • Cognac Legion
    2018-11-12 16:00

    Best book for desert field work.

  • Thomas Isern
    2018-10-29 19:42

    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.

  • Jen Pritchard
    2018-10-19 21:50

    What a great insight into the heart of our country and decisions we have made to try and survive in this harsh environment.

  • Lori
    2018-11-11 17:39

    Very informative , not boring, account of traveling the dog fence of Australia. Some of the Australian slang confused me a bit:)