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

    A playful and vibrantly illustrated picture book that celebrates Sydney in all its diversity - from A to Z. 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.

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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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  • Dirty Secrets by Meredith Burgmann
    Dirty Secrets (English, Paperback) Meredith Burgmann

    In this moving, funny and sometimes chilling book, leading Australians open their ASIO files and read what the state's security apparatus said about them. Writers from across the political spectrum including Mark Aarons, Phillip Adams, Nadia Wheatley, Michael Kirby and Anne Summers confront - and in some cases reclaim - their pasts.Reflecting on the interpretations, observations and proclamations...

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  • Big Coal by Guy Pearse
    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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  • Canberra by Paul Daley
    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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  • 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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  • Vanda & Young by John Tait
    Vanda & Young (English, Paperback) John Tait

    Harry Vanda and George Young put Friday on our minds, triggered Easyfever with the Easybeats, and harnessed the raw energy and power of Aussie pub rock to make superstars of AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, and the Angels. The day Vanda and Young met at Sydneys Villawood Migrant Hostel has been called the most significant moment in Australian music history.

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  • The Melbourne Tram Book by Randall Wilson
    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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  • 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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  • Natural Curiosity by Louise Anemaat
    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 by Bob Carr
    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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  • Adelaide by Kerryn Goldsworthy
    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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  • Possums by Anne Kerle
    Possums (English, Paperback) Anne Kerle

    Possums are the most common arboreal mammal in Australia. This work is concerned with the ""larger"" possums of Australia, those 13 species that belong to the Brushtail and Ringtail families, including the Greater Glider and the Spotted Cuscus.

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  • Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Kel Richards
    Kel Richards' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (English, Paperback) Kel Richards

    Are you seeing your mates this arvo because it's been yonks? Do you shout `ave a go, ya mug to your football team from the stands? Perhaps you've recently developed a verandah bum. Aussie English may be the most inventive and creative language in the world. This larrikin lexicography by Kel Richards tells the stories behind almost a thousand Aussie words and phrases.

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  • The Misogyny Factor by Anne Summers
    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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  • Bardia by Craig Stockings
    Bardia (English, Hardback) Craig Stockings

    On 3 January 1941 Australian soldiers led an assault against the Italian colonial fortress town of Bardia. Two days later, after 55 hours of heavy fighting, the position fell to the Australians in a resounding victory. The success at Bardia was considered to be one of the greatest military feats in Australian history.

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  • Jazz by John Shand
    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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  • Warm House Cool House by Nick Hollo
    Warm House Cool House (English, Paperback) Nick Hollo

    In this new edition of the best selling Warm House Cool House , respected Australian architect Nick Hollo provides valuable advice, illustrated by more than 100 inspiring contemporary examples of low-energy housing design, to help keep our homes cool in summer and warm in winter with little or no cooling and heating by appliances.

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  • Mary Shelly's Frankenstein by Sue Tweg
    Mary Shelly's Frankenstein (English, Paperback) Sue Tweg

    Sue Tweg brings exceptional expertise and depth of knowledge to the writing of this text guide being a senior academic at Monash University in Literature and Performing Studies who has presented numerous workshops to secondary students and teachers. She is a specialist on Mary Shelleys book, Frankenstein.

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