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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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  • Alphabetical Sydney
    Alphabetical Sydney (English, Hardback) Antonia Pesenti, Hilary Bell

    This is our Sydney, the brightest and best of it, North to the south to the east and the west of it. Bats and cicadas, lawn bowls and the zoo, This is our town. Let us share it with you. A playful and vibrantly illustrated picture book that celebrates Sydney in all its diversity - from A to Z.

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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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  • 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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  • 7 Myths about Women and Work
    7 Myths about Women and Work (English, Paperback) Catherine Fox

    "This book will change your mind about workplace dynamics"--Cover.

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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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  • Forgotten War
    Forgotten War (English, Paperback) Henry Reynolds

    Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas, but there are no official commemorations of the battles fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists. Delving into why it is more controversial to talk about the frontier war now than it was 100 years ago, Forgotten War continues the story told in Henry Reynolds' seminal book The Other Side of the...

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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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  • Rupert Murdoch
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Diary of a Foreign Minister
    Diary of a Foreign Minister (English, Hardback) Bob Carr

    Six years after vacating his position as the longest-serving premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as foreign minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister. For 18 months he kept a diary documenting a whirl of high-stakes events on the world stage?the election of Australia to the UN Security Council, the war in Syria, and meetings with the most...

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  • Sustainable Freshwater Aquacultures
    Sustainable Freshwater Aquacultures (English, Paperback) Nick Romanowski

    A guide to freshwater aquaculture in Australia, emphasising sustainable use of various resources. It includes detailed information from design and construction of ponds to water quality, enhancing production through aeration, filtration and water treatment wetlands, foods and feeding, and sources of stock and polyculture.

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  • In the Firing Line
    In the Firing Line (English, Paperback) Ed Cowan

    Based on the diary of Tasmania cricketer Ed Cowan, this book includes the left-handed batsman's thoughts on the game, other players, motivational philosophies, and records of performances. Funny and intelligent, it offers a view into cricket life on and off the pitch and what makes cricket tick for both its fans and players. Far from the glamour of playing for Australia and uncomfortably close to...

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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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  • Melbourne
    Melbourne (English, Hardback) Sophie Cunningham

    A year in Melbourne's city life told in diary form, this contemporary and personal portrait depicts major events from the Australian heat wave, which culminated in more than 400 bushfires, to the destructive deluge of a hailstorm. While walking through Melbourne's oldest suburb to its largest market, experiencing an Australian Rules Football game, and attending the comedy festival, writer Sophie...

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  • Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (English, Paperback) Fiona Gregory

    This text guide is written by an authority in the area, Dr Fiona Gregory, who brings a set of fresh and clear perspectives to the study of this text. As a highly respected teacher of literature, as well, she leads the students into their own explorations of the text.

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  • Jazz
    Jazz (English, Paperback) John Shand

    Explores the developments in Australian jazz over the years. Through interviews, anecdotes, analysis, and a companion CD, this book provides an insight into the scene that is Australian jazz. It argues that the jazz has become a defining force in our cultural landscape.

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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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