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  • Big Coal
    Big Coal (English, Paperback) Guy Pearse, David McKnight

    A look at the underbelly of an industry whose power continues to soar even as its expansion feeds catastrophic climate change, this work dissects the Australian coal industry's influence to publicly, and behind closed doors, get its way. The book exposes the myth of clean coal and the taxpayer-funded public relations machine behind it while laying bare the desolation in regional Australia as prime...

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  • Shark Tracker
    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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  • Flying Dinosaurs
    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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  • Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
    Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (English, Paperback) Kel Richards

    Covering many unique?and sometimes peculiar?Australian slang phrases and words, this lighthearted guide shares the etymological history of almost 1,000 items from Australian-English lingo. The book includes how ?bloody? became an all-purpose swear word, why ?bludger? means a lazy person, the origin of ?stone the crows,? and what exactly defines ?dangle the dunlops,? ?possum knockers,? and...

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  • Canberra
    Canberra (English, Hardback) Paul Daley

    An exploration of the city Australians love to hate, this book shows that there is more to the capital of Australia than politics, geometrically designed roads, and mid-century architecture. Canberra is a city of orphans: people arrive temporarily for work, but stay when they discover the unanticipated promise and opportunity Canberra has to offer. From the lake and its forgotten suburbs?traces of...

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  • Natural Curiosity
    Natural Curiosity (English, Paperback) Louise Anemaat

    A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in 18th-century London when the first ships returned from Sydney with their cargo of exotic animals, birds, and plants?and striking watercolor illustrations. The sudden emergence, in 2011, of a large number of these watercolor illustrations has revealed much about the early years of the colony. In Natural Curiosity, Louise Anemaat uncovers...

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  • The Melbourne Tram Book
    The Melbourne Tram Book (English, Paperback) Randall Wilson, Dale Budd

    Melbourne's trams are more than a mode of transport. They are a symbol of the city. This fully updated new edition is a colourful and compact tribute to Melbourne's famous trams. More than 200 photographs and illustrations show trams in the streetscapes of today and yesterday, with detailed commentary from experts Randall Wilson and Dale Budd.

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  • Adelaide
    Adelaide (English, Hardback) Kerryn Goldsworthy

    Consisting of a painting, a frog cake, a landmark, a statue, a haunting newspaper photograph, a bucket of peaches, pink shorts in parliament, concert tickets, and tourist maps, this book is a museum of sorts?a personal guide to the city of Adelaide, Australia, through a collection of iconic objects. These objects explore the beautiful, commonplace, dark, and contradictory history of Adelaide,...

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  • The Misogyny Factor
    The Misogyny Factor (English, Paperback) Anne Summers

    In 2012, Anne Summers gave two landmark speeches about women in Australia, attracting more than 120,000 visits to her website. Within weeks of their delivery Prime Minister Julia Gillard's own speech about misogyny and sexism went viral and was celebrated around the world.

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  • Tamam Shud
    Tamam Shud (English, Paperback) Kerry Greenwood

    In 1948, a man was found dead on an Adelaide, Australia, beach. Well-dressed and unmarked, he had a half-smoked cigarette by his side, but no identity documents. Six decades later, the Somerton Man's identity and murder are still a mystery. From the missing labels from all his clothing to the tiny piece of paper with the words "Tamam Shud" found sewn into the lining of the dead man's coat, this...

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

    Offering an unflinching and informed defense of cultural diversity, this book boldly stakes a claim for the overwhelming success of multiculturalism in Australia. Arguing against European governments that declare multiculturalism a failure, it asserts that multicultural Australia has been a national success story. Creating a solid case for why multiculturalism works, it argues against those who...

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  • City Dreamers
    City Dreamers (English, Paperback) Graeme Davison

    I became an urban historian because I believed that our cities deserved more of our curiosity and idealism. In City Dreamers Graeme Davison restores Australian cities, and those who created them, to their rightful place in the national imagination. Building on a lifetime's work, Davison views Australian history, from 1788 to the present day, through the eyes of city dreamers ? such as Henry...

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  • The Worst Woman in Sydney
    The Worst Woman in Sydney (English, Paperback) Leigh Straw

    Matriarch of the criminal underworld ? or the Robin Hood of inner Sydney? The legend of Kate Leigh, Sydney's famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer, has loomed large in TV's Underbelly and every other account of Sydney's criminal history from the 1920s to the 1960s. But she has never had a biography of her own. Despite having more than 100 criminal convictions to her name,...

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  • I'm Not Racist But ... 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act
    I'm Not Racist But ... 40 Years of the Racial Discrimination Act (English, Paperback) Tim Soutphommasane

    Race continues to be a lightning rod of public debate. Australia may be relaxed and comfortable about many things, but it remains unsettled about matters of race and culture. The Racial Discrimination Act is Australia's first federal human rights legislation. A landmark law, the RDA has had a profound impact on race relations. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the RDA, this book...

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  • The Martin Presence
    The Martin Presence (English, Paperback) Peter Beilharz, Trevor Hogan

    Jean Martin was a pioneer of sociology, inventing a version of the discipline that was uniquely suited to Australia in the post-war period. Jean Isobel Martin (1923?79) made herself a sociologist before the discipline was established in Australia. Regarded as a founder of Australian sociology, her writing, teaching and policy helped shape Australia in the period of economic growth and social...

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  • Queensland
    Queensland (English, Paperback) Mark Bahnisch

    Everyone has heard the clichés about Queensland politics: Queensland is ?different'. It's the ?Deep North'. Its state elections exemplify Pineapple Party Time. But what if those clichés are in fact looking more like the state of affairs in the rest of Australia? Does the Sunshine State represent the new normal in Australian politics? Once, Queensland was seen as the land that time forgot, with a...

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  • Copyfight
    Copyfight (English, Paperback) Phillipa McGuinness

    Copyright is one of the central economic and creative issues of our time. We expect to be able to log on, and read, watch or listen to anything, anywhere, anytime. Then copy it, share it, quote it, sample it, remix it. Does this leave writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, artists, and software and game developers with any rights at all? Have we forgotten how to pay for content?...

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  • Boycotting Israel is Wrong
    Boycotting Israel is Wrong (English, Paperback) Philip Mendes, Nick Dyrenfurth

    Argues that the BDS movement (boycott, divestment and sanctions) is the wrong way to broker peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The BDS movement against Israel has gained traction and publicity worldwide. Yet here, Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth argue that BDS is too blunt an instrument to use in a such a complex situation.

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  • Joh for PM
    Joh for PM (English, Paperback) Paul Davey

    In 1987, the premier of Queensland, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, launched an audacious bid to enter federal politics. But what really happened behind the scenes? Unfolding like a political thriller, Joh for Canberra: The Inside Story reveals for the first time the details of the campaign that rocked Australian federal politics.

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  • Who Bombed the Hilton?
    Who Bombed the Hilton? (English, Paperback) Rachel Landers

    ?Once you start to go through the archives, the story of the Hilton bombing ? what happened, who probably did it and how the truth was lost ? becomes apparent.' On 13 February 1978 a bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in George Street, Sydney. Two garbage collectors and a police officer were killed. It was the first act of domestic terrorism on Australian soil, and the crime is still...

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