A friend of mine is driving across Australia, and taking photos as he goes. He'll go through the area where I lived, briefly, an amazing area that reminds me a lot of central California, too. This shot is of the Nullarbor Plains, a vast desert, with one of the longest, straighest stretches of road and railroad track in the world.
More of his pictures are here, including the huge goldmine right on the edge of the town of Kalgoorlie: pics
I collect natural history, environmental, and geography books, almost compulsively. I look for used versions where I can (to save paper) but also appreciate that many of these books come out in runs of a few thousand copies, and aren't profit-makers for the publishing companies, so when they come out new, I buy them while they're new. If you like Geographile and want to let me know, please either comment on my posts, or visit my Powell's wishlist to feed my book collection. You might find books you like there, too.