Through stunning images, acclaimed photographer Rick Smolan tells the astounding story of Robyn Davidson, who crossed the desolate Australian outback accompanied only by four camels and a dog. Now, Davidson's exhilarating wilderness adventure is about to become a major motion picture, and this remarkable volume presents both Smolan's original photographs along with those from the upcoming movie. As an exciting bonus, the book incorporates Aurasma technology that enables readers to point their smart devices at one of the pictures from the original journey and then watch that scene as it is brought to life in the movie.
Robyn Davidson was born in 1950 in a small country town in Queensland, Australia. She studied biology at Queensland University and music in Sydney, and later returned to Queensland to study Japanese and philosophy. Davidson then moved to Alice Springs where her trek across Australia's outback began. Tracks (Pantheon Books), Davidson's internationally acclaimed account of the year she spent crossing Australia's outback, won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and has appeared in more than ten foreign language editions. In the years since Tracks, Davidson has lived in London, New York, and Australia. She returned to Alice Springs to write her first novel, Ancestors (Simon & Schuster).
Rick Smolan, a former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer, created the bestselling Day in the Life book series and coedited the bestselling book on health, healing, and medicine around the world, The Power to Heal (Prentice Hall). More than three million copies of the Day in the Life books have been sold since Smolan began the series in 1981, four of which have been cover stories for Newsweek and Time. In 1989 he was one of the founders of Light Source Computer Imaging, a software company specializing in scanning and enhancement of computer images. His book, The Human Face of Big Data, was published by Sterling in 2013. Smolan is currently president of Against All Odds Productions.