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  • Key Concepts in Military Ethics by Deane-Peter Baker
    Key Concepts in Military Ethics (English, Paperback) Deane-Peter Baker

    Based on a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) designed for both military personnel and non-specialists across the globe, Key Concepts in Military Ethics is structured as a series of "mini-chapters" that cover a huge range of topics and issues: moral dilemmas, military and civilian interactions, freedom of the press, peacekeeping, terrorism and humanitarian intervention.

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  • Flying Dinosaurs by John Pickrell
    Flying Dinosaurs (English, Paperback) John Pickrell

    Unearthing the recent paleontologial discoveries, this fascinating popular science book shows that birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs. The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the paleontologial world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight? And just how closely related is T. rex to a...

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  • The Secret Life of Whales by Micheline Jenner
    The Secret Life of Whales (English, Paperback) Micheline Jenner

    Marine biologist Micheline Jenner discovered humpback breeding grounds off the Kimberley coast, has swum through orange golfball-sized pygmy blue whale poo to uncover a feeding spot, and is one of very few people to witness a humpback whale giving birth. In The Secret Life of Whales she reveals the unknown world of these giants of the deep and shares insights from her work with humpback, blue and...

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  • The Art and Science of Sails by Tom Whidden
    The Art and Science of Sails (English, Hardback) Tom Whidden, Michael Levitt

    A bible of modern sail handling and selection. It is presented in an oversize format along with four/color photographs.

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  • Shack Life by Ingeborg van Teeseling
    Shack Life (English, Paperback) Ingeborg van Teeseling, Royal National Park Coastal Cabins Protection League

    Tells the story of three small beachside communities in the Royal National Park south of Sydney - Era, Burning Palms and Little Garie - and how their residents fought for the right to keep their families' heritage intact. In frank interviews with "shackies" and stunning photographs this book explores the fascinating history of these quintessentially Australian shacks.

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  • Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo by Professor Ian Harris
    Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo (English, Paperback) Professor Ian Harris

    For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think. In this book you will see how commonly performed operations can be found to be useless or even harmful when properly evaluated. That these claims come from an experienced, practising orthopaedic surgeon who performs many of these operations himself, makes the unsettling...

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  • The Little Green Grammar Book by Mark Tredinnick
    The Little Green Grammar Book (English, Paperback) Mark Tredinnick

    No matter what you write - novels, poems, papers, reports, emails or even Christmas cards, this fuss-free book will help you say what you mean to say as neatly and unmistakably as you can.

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  • Shark Tracker by Richard Fitzpatrick
    Shark Tracker (English, Paperback) Richard Fitzpatrick

    Marine biologist and underwater cameraman Richard "Shark Tracker" Fitzpatrick wrangles sharks and other deadly marine creatures for a living. From the coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef to the murky depths of the Amazon, Fitzpatrick shares his real-life experiences with predators of the deep - from sharks and box jellyfish to sea snakes.

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  • Jewels on Queen by Anne Schofield
    Jewels on Queen (English, Hardback) Anne Schofield

    Ancient Roman engraved rings, eye miniatures, love tokens, an Art Deco aquamarine and diamond brooch. Anne Schofield, Australia's best known antique jewellery expert, unlocks the cabinets in her exclusive Sydney shop in Queen Street, Woollahra and shares the fascinating stories behind a stunning array of jewellery she has bought, sold and collected over 50 years.

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  • Radio Astronomer by Peter Robertson
    Radio Astronomer (English, Hardback) Peter Robertson

    The leading Australian astronomer of his generation, John Bolton (1922?93), was born in Sheffield and educated at Cambridge University. After wartime service in the Royal Navy, he arrived in Sydney and joined the CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory. In the late 1940s he discovered and identified the first discrete radio sources, unusual objects at vast distances with intense emission at radio...

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  • An Australian Band of Brothers by Mark Johnston
    An Australian Band of Brothers (English, Paperback) Mark Johnston

    This riveting book follows a small group of Australian front-line soldiers from their enlistment in the dark days of 1940 to the end of World War II. No ordinary soldiers, they were members of Don Company of the Second 43rd Battalion, part of the famous 9th Australian Division, which sustained more casualties and won more medals than any other Australian division. Inspired by American historian...

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  • Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf by Kevin Handreck
    Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf (English, Paperback) Kevin Handreck, Neil Black

    Suitable for students of horticulture, practicing horticulturists, their suppliers, green keepers, landscape gardeners and designers, this book describes various advances in horticultural production systems. It includes chapters on fertilizer practice in nurseries, managing turf soil, fertilizing turf irrigation, and drainage.

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  • The Story of Australian English by Kel Richards
    The Story of Australian English (English, Paperback) Kel Richards

    Today there is clearly a distinctive Australian regional dialect with its own place among the global family of "Englishes". A lively narrative, this book tells the story of the birth, rise and triumphant progress of the colourful dingo lingo that we know today as Aussie English.

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  • Australian Women War Reporters by Jeannine Baker
    Australian Women War Reporters (English, Paperback) Jeannine Baker

    Why do Australians know the names of Charles Bean, Alan Moorehead and Chester Wilmot, but not Agnes Macready, Anne Matheson and Lorraine Stumm? This volume offers the hidden story of Australian and New Zealand women war reporters who fought for equality with their male colleagues and filed stories from the main conflict zones of the twentieth century.

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  • Minding Her Own Business by Catherine Bishop
    Minding Her Own Business (English, Paperback) Catherine Bishop

    There are few memorials to colonial businesswomen, but if you know where to look, you can find many traces of their presence as you wander the streets of Sydney. This book brings the stories of these entrepreneurial women to life, with fascinating details of their successes and failures, their determination and wilfulness, their achievements, their tragedies and the occasional scandal.

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  • Inside Australia's Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials by Andrew Lynch
    Inside Australia's Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials (English, Paperback) Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity

    A timely examination of the impact of Australia's antiterror laws after September 11, and the new 2014 terror laws. Timely and piercing, this book asks whether Australia really needed to enact anti-terrorism laws in the first place, let alone add to them. Most tellingly, the book asks whether seeing these anti-terror laws as normal is a danger in itself.

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  • Don't go back to where you came from by Tim Soutphommasane
    Don't go back to where you came from (English, Paperback) Tim Soutphommasane

    Is a multicultural approach to integration and diversity really as destructive as critics say? Have we been too quick to declare its demise? Offering an unflinching and informed defence of cultural diversity, Tim Soutphommasane shows that multiculturalism is more than laksa, kebabs or souvlaki and that it doesn't automatically spell cultural relativism, ethnic ghettos or reverse racism.

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  • The Sydney Wars by Stephen Gapps
    The Sydney Wars (English, Paperback) Stephen Gapps

    The Sydney Wars tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians?described as "this constant sort of war" by one early colonist?around the greater Sydney region. Telling the story of the first years of colonial Sydney in a new and original way, this provocative book is the first detailed account of the warfare that occurred across the Sydney region from the...

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  • Rupert Murdoch by Rodney Tiffen
    Rupert Murdoch (English, Paperback) Rodney Tiffen

    Rather than focusing on particular aspects of Rupert Murdoch's personality or career, this comprehensive biography traces the whole of the Australian media tycoon's business trajectory, the entrepreneurial strategies that led to his early successes, and his later exercises of monopolistic power. It examines the development and evolution of his business, political, and journalistic ideas over the...

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  • Serving our Country by Joan Beaumont
    Serving our Country (English, Paperback) Joan Beaumont

    After decades of silence, Serving Our Country is the first comprehensive history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's participation in the Australian defence forces. This book reveals the courage, resilience and trauma of Indigenous defence personnel and their families, and document the long struggle to gain recognition for their role in the defence of Australia.

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