The Green Desert - second hand
The many and spectacular faces of Lake Eyre.
Photography by Peter Elfes. Text by Peter Timms. Published in 2013. 239 pages.
Hardcover in excellent condition.
When Lake Eyre flooded with water in 2009, it drew visitors from around the globe to its shores to marvel at this once in a generation event. Among them was award-winning photographer Peter Elfes, for whom the lake exercised an inexplicable fascination. It was a fascination he would feed for the next four years, as the lake - defying natural history - continued to fill with water and as its saltpan plains sprang to life again and again becoming a green desert. With these magnificent images, Peter Elfes lays his obsession bare. Here is the lake and its landscape as we've never seen it before: a wildly beautiful, constantly changing, impossibly complex mystery at the heart of the Australian continent.