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Australia You Little* Beauty: Inside Test Cricket's Dream Team

Australia You Little* Beauty: Inside Test Cricket's Dream Team

Justin Langer scored more centuries than Ian Chappell, Doug Walters, or Bill Lawry and had a better average than Mark Taylor, David Boon, or Mark Waugh yet lived almost every moment of his glittering Test career as if it was his last. In this intimate and at times poignant account, Langer looks back on the team, locker room antics, and onfield triumphs which made up his 105-Test innings as a member of one of the game's greatest teams. Peer behind the scenes to relive the night they soaked the English locker rooms at Lords in beer, the midnight frolic around the SCG in their underpants and baggy green caps, and the Caribbean dinner which cost the Australian Cricket Board $16,000. What was it like to face the barrage of the West Indies and Pakistan attacks at their peak, who was the best bowler he ever faced, and why did an Adelaide pool table help Shane Warne hone his flipper. It's a journey from the world's great cricket grounds to the poorest areas of the sub-continent, Africa, and the West Indies, and the luxuries of a feted sporting champion to the day Matthew Hayden arrived in India with a gas stove in his cricket bag. Learn how meditation and martial arts helped him battle his chronic fear of failure and read first-hand snippets from childhood sweetheart Sue Langer who shines a unique light on life as a cricketer's wife.

Brand: Allen & Unwin

Cake Pops

Cake Pops

35 recipes-all beautifully illustrated-of home-baked Cake Pops in every shape, size and color which are so much fun and easy to make. They make every party sing with delight and they are super yummy too! These bite-size cakes are a treat in every sense of the word. No-one, young or old, will be able to resist one of these great looking mini cakes. Francis van Arkel has developed stunning recipes to make, including cake balls, cake bonbons and cupcake bonbons. Includes Step by Step pictures and instructions.

Brand: New Holland Australia

Infectious Diseases: Atlas, Cases, Text

Infectious Diseases: Atlas, Cases, Text

WINNER of the Australian Publishers Association, The Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2009, Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Scholarly Reference Infectious diseases are the worlds leading cause of premature death and do not recognize geographic, political, or social boundaries; therefore global understanding and action is required if health care workers are to investigate, diagnose, control and, if possible, eradicate such diseases. Infectious Diseases: Atlas, Cases, Text is more than simply an atlas; it provides the historical background of each disease and illustrates its manifestation by case presentations. Contributions from a team of international specialists add further weight to the text. Presented in a user-friendly, clinical-cases style in keeping with problem-based learning, the book features: Clinical presentations of the disease Diagnostically relevant information Treatment options (in some cases) Infectious Diseases: Atlas, Cases, Text can be used as a reference by general practitioners, residents, interns, and medical students, as well as specialists in infectious diseases, pathology, dermatology, and public health. The historical vignettes and the engaging writing style ensure it can also be read by those with a general interest in the subject. With over 1500 high-quality images delivered in striking full color, the books covers both common and uncommon diseases.

Brand: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia

40 and Still Fabulous: How to look and feel great during the best years of your life

40 and Still Fabulous: How to look and feel great during the best years of your life

In days gone by turning 40 meant slowing down, emptying your nest and lamenting the passing of your youth. But today, many forty somethings are just as likely to be marrying for the first time, starting a family, launching their own business, or getting that top job in a major international corporation. Forty, it seems, is the new 30.As entertaining as it is informative, Forty and Still Fabulous gives fortysomething women all the tools they need to keep looking and feeling fantastic through what will probably be the most rewarding years of their lives. Health and lifestyle journalist Joanna E. Hall asks the top international experts about improving and caring for fortysomething skin and gets the inside scoop on hair, fashion and makeup. She tackles the pros and cons of cosmetic rejuvenation (surgical and otherwise) and reveals all about the most effective diet and fitness techniques. Sex, health and happiness are also on the agenda, as well as the best ways to manage money and how to face the singles scene.

Brand: New Holland Australia

A Concise History of Australia (Cambridge Concise Histories)

A Concise History of Australia (Cambridge Concise Histories)

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

Brand: Cambridge University Press

International Harvester Australia: Geelong Works

International Harvester Australia: Geelong Works

This book contains archive quality photos and data and features a complete history of International Harvester Australia with important dates such as the first Australian tractor built, the 10,000th tractor and more. it also contains detailed descriptions of every tractor made at Geelong Works. Complete with build numbers of tractors produced and monthly serial number listing for tractors made from 1960-1982. This book also features a full list of Headers (combines) built at Geelong Works - both self-propelled and PTO driven, with build numbers. It also features a comprehensive list of implements built at Geelong Works. A must have for every International Harvester enthusiast.

Brand: A & S Galloway P/L

Recipe Journal - Strawberry

Recipe Journal - Strawberry

Over 180 pages provide space for you to scribble down anecdotes and memories connected to the recipes and tips or advice from your cooking experiences, guaranteeing success in the kitchen. Each page

Brand: New Holland Australia

Takeout Menu Holder - Chinese

Takeout Menu Holder - Chinese

Do you have a drawer full of menus from all the various takeaway venues in your area? The Takeout Collection Menu solves this with an organised approach to safely storing your menus in an easy-to-use way. Hardcover and ring bound, with a pocket for each category and plastic pockets at the rear for business cards, the Takeout Menu Collection makes ordering or finding your favourite takeaway easy and carefree?just what takeout should be! Place your menus in the various sections of the Takeout Menu Collection, divided for easy storage and easy reference.

Brand: New Holland Australia

Clinical Sports Nutrition, 4th Edition

Clinical Sports Nutrition, 4th Edition

Clinical Sports Nutrition is a complete practical and clinical reference that provides state-of-the-art sports nutrition information. Each chapter contains speci?c reviews followed by practice tips. Contributions come from leading academics, physicians, and sports dieticians in Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Finland.

Brand: McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia

Wrapped in a Possum Skin Cloak: The Tooloyn Koortakay Collection in the National Museum of Australia (National Museum of Australia Collection)

Wrapped in a Possum Skin Cloak: The Tooloyn Koortakay Collection in the National Museum of Australia (National Museum of Australia Collection)

Based on an exhibition at the National Museum of Australia, this compelling volume tells the story of four Victorian women?Lee Darroch, Treahna Hamm, Vicki Couzens, and Debra Couzens?who in 1999 decided to revive the 1800s cloak-making tradition of their people, who incised possum-skin cloaks with intricate designs representing clan identity and the natural world.

Brand: National Museum of Australia Press

Essential Atlas of Australia

Essential Atlas of Australia

Pages: 182, Edition: 31st Revised edition, Paperback, Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

In conjunction with the Powerhouse Museum comes this comprehensive guide to Australia's most innovative inventions as well as their amazing creators. Imagine a world without wi-fi, clotheslines, lawnmowers, Vegemite, dual-flush toilets, or even mousetraps. Weird, huh? These are just a few of the many inventions that have been created by clever Australians to solve some of life's difficult problems. Find out about Australia's most ingenious inventions, their creators, and how to turn a bright idea into a useful innovation. Be inspired!

Brand: Random House Australia

Snakes, Lizards & Crocs & Turtles of Australia (Young Reed)

Snakes, Lizards & Crocs & Turtles of Australia (Young Reed)

This fun, informative and colourful book, from the Young Reed natural history series, introduces all of Australia?s different types of lizards and snakes as well as the turtles and crocodiles.

Brand: New Holland Australia

120 Great Golf Courses in Australia and New Zealand

120 Great Golf Courses in Australia and New Zealand

120 Great Golf Courses in Australia and New Zealand looks at the layouts that should be on every golfer's 'must-play' list u from the towering sand hills of Tasmania's Barnbougle Dunes, to Alice Springs (the hottest course in the world), and across the Tasman Sea to the majestic cliff-tops of Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs. For each course presented in this book, there is information on the course's history and features, standout holes, other great courses nearby, accommodation options and non-golf activities in the area (for when you're not swinging a club). Stunning images displayed in the book's colour insert pages will entice golfers to experience the beauty of these locations first-hand.

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Not Just Ned: A True History of the Irish in Australia

Not Just Ned: A True History of the Irish in Australia

The Irish, and their descendants, have been part of Australian history since the arrival of the First Fleet and its convicts in 1788, and this collection brings together their rare and precious objects, documents, paintings, drawings, and photographs. The book demonstrates how many of Australia?s greatest stories are Irish stories?including those of the Irish-led Eureka stockade, the antiauthoritarian Kelly gang, and the nation-dividing debate over conscription in 1916. From politics and religion to industry and art, this account highlights the ways in which the Irish have had a far-reaching influence on Australia.

Brand: National Museum of Australia Press

Green Guide: Dangerous Creatures of Australia (Michelin Green Guides)

Green Guide: Dangerous Creatures of Australia (Michelin Green Guides)

The Australian Green Guides have been created for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages. The most commonly asked questions are answered with particular emphasis on fascinating behavioural insights into both common and unusual creatures. The pages are alive with entertaining and informative text accompanied by exciting action photography.

Brand: New Holland Australia

40 Great Walks in Australia

40 Great Walks in Australia

The definitive guide to walking in Australia. Organised by state, the book covers walks to suit every level, grading them easy, medium or hard. All of the classics are here, as well as some lesser-known gems, including Wineglass Bay, the Breadknife, Mount Feathertop, Kings Canyon and South Molle Island. The 40 selected walks embrace a broad spectrum of landscapes ranging from deserts and unique inland features to rainforests, spectacular islands and coastal areas. Detailed route directions, track notes and time estimates give you all the information you need to tackle the walks with confidence.

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Explore Australia's Outback

Explore Australia's Outback

Packed with over 200 beautiful colour photographs, Explore Australia's Outback is a stunning illustrated guide to Australia's remote country u to iconic landmarks, outback pubs, distant stations, magnificent national parks, wildlife and ancient rock art. If you are planning a trip, or just dreaming about one, your journey through the outback starts here. Explore Australia's Outback is an inspirational and practical guide to the places and experiences of the Australian outback. Co-published with Australian Geographic, it combines Explore Australia's expertise in producing quality Australian travel and recreational guides with Australian Geographic's stunning photography and knowledge of the Australian environment. Explore Australia's Outback features the Red Centre, the Top End, the Tropical Outback, Corner Country, the Arid South-East, the South-West, the Pilbara and Western Deserts as well as the Kimberley. It features the outback's best Aboriginal art, bush tucker, wildlife and World Heritage areas, station stays and great outback pubs as well as activities like bushwalking, fishing and four-wheel driving. A region-by-region guide to the outback, highlighting unique natural features, national parks, cultural heritage, and an amazing range of experiences and activities to enjoy Practical travel tips and contact details Over 30 detailed maps produced by Australian Geographic's mapping experts Over 200 brilliant photographs capturing the diversity and richness of the outback Special features on outback highlights, from great 4WD treks and World Heritage areas, to station stays and fishing spots

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Dirty Money: The True Cost of Australia's Mineral Boom

Dirty Money: The True Cost of Australia's Mineral Boom

They put the boys into the Anvil mining truck. They came for my dad. I asked them 'where are you taking him?' and they didn't answer." The Australian mining company trucks had come roaring into the African village and disgorged over 100 heavily armed Government soldiers. The rebels, protesting at the way the Australian company was mining the Congolese silver and copper without giving anything back to the local community, had already surrendered. But their looting of food and fuel from the Anvil Mining depot at Kilwa could not go unanswered. The Australians flew in the Government troops, loaded them onto their trucks and then stood back while they rounded up the rebellion's 'sympathisers'. "We started running but the soldiers caught and searched our belongings, they arrested my dad and two other boys," said Albert Kitanika. The soldiers refused to say where they were taking his father. "They took him 50 metres down the road where they shot and stabbed him to death." A United Nations investigation found Mr Kitanika was one of at least 100 people summarily executed in the Government operation in 2004. Afterwards the Australian company issued a press release praising the Government for its rapid response. Asked about its role in transporting the troops, Anvil's chief executive officer Bill Turner said: "So what". Mining is a dirty business. This book reveals that the real dirt lies in the boardrooms of some of Australia's biggest companies. The United Nations named Katumba Mwanke, an adviser to Congo President Joseph Kabila, as one of the people responsible for the illegal exploitation of Congo's natural wealth. Anvil Mining put Mr Mwanke on the board of directors for three years. The Australian company has steadfastly refused to sign the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, designed to prevent dodgy deals, and is instead considering a tie-up with British mining company Trafigura, which is responsible for one of the worst pollution scandals in recent history. When details of deaths arising from Trafigura's illegal dumping of tonnes of sulphur-contaminated toxic waste were raised, Trafigura attempted to stifle reports in the British Parliament with a super-injunction. Anvil Mining is just one of many Australian mining companies whose dubious operating methods have been called into question both at home and overseas. At home mining is impacting on the lives of every Australian. In Esperance in Western Australia a doctor called for the lead levels in children to be checked after 4000 birds died in a few months. Lead from WA mines was suspected. In Kalgoorlie Newmont mining admitted dumping 7000 tonnes of poisonous mercury over the city in just 12 months. It causes chronic brain and kidney damage. In Tasmania 30km of the Arthur River has been killed by the run-off from the Mt Bischoff tin mine. In Queensland illegal mining pollution is damaging the Barrier Reef while in Darwin a uranium mine sits in the middle of Kakadu National Park - both World Heritage sites. These are issues that affect Australians today. Pollution from mining is entering water courses and the drinking supply of every one of us. The toxic effects are deadly. Overseas, Australians like to boast of their green credentials but it is our mining companies who are representing a very different side of Australia to the world. Companies like CSPB, part of Wesfarmers which owns supermarket chain Coles, which buys phosphate from Western Sahara. Exiles from the region claim Australian money is being used to support an oppressive regime and maintain an illegal Moroccan occupation. Or the Australian owned Esmerelda Mine in Romania, which was responsible for a massive cyanide spill that spread pollution across three countries. Despite this Australian Mining companies oppose legislation that would apply the same standards to their work offshore as they have at home.

Brand: Random House Australia

Explore Australia By Caravan and Motor Home

Explore Australia By Caravan and Motor Home

Authors John and Jan Tait share their unrivalled knowledge of Australia's highways and byways, and the places and things to see and do along the way. Their comprehensive guide is packed with practical information, quirky notes and lots of detailed maps to put you on the right track. Included at the back of the book is John and Jan's list of recommended caravan parks around Australia - those with stunning waterfront sites, pancakes every Sunday or boat ramps for fishing might score a special mention as 'Authors' Choice' parks. The authors have also listed free and low-cost camps, dog-friendly parks and public dump points. In paperback for easy in-car reference, this is the ultimate guidebook for the free-spirited traveller. Includes: * Over 600 recommended parks * Over 400 town fact files including main attractions and fuel availability * Over 350 free and low-cost camps * Over 300 dog-friendly parks * Over 160 public dump points * Over 170 maps for easy planning and navigation * Over 40 000 km of Australia's top touring routes * Major festivals in every state and territory

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

A Change in the Weather: Climate and Culture in Australia

A Change in the Weather: Climate and Culture in Australia

Examining the continent's extreme, unpredictable, and variable weather conditions, this interdisciplinary weather report draws together perspectives from the social sciences, the humanities, and science and engineering to present a deeper understanding of the relationship between climate and culture in Australia.

Brand: National Museum of Australia Press

Holiday in Western Australia

Holiday in Western Australia

Holiday in Western Australia and Holiday in Northern Territory are the latest titles in Explore Australia's new range of state guides, available in a smaller format with a practical flexi-bound cover. These handy books include information on the capital city, holiday regions, an AuZ listing of all major towns and a complete state or territory road atlas. Also included is a brand-new food and accommodation directory full of detailed reviews on selected restaurants, cafes, hotels, motels and serviced apartments. Packed with information and colourful photographs, Holiday in Western Australia and Holiday in Northern Territory will provide everything you need to get the most out of your state or territory holiday. Includes: Comprehensive food and accommodation directories New maps for key tourist towns and capital city precincts Guide to each capital city Guide to all holiday regions AuZ listing of all major towns in the state or territory Fully indexed road atlas

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Camping Around Australia

Camping Around Australia

This brand-new publication is Australia's most comprehensive camping guide. No matter where in Australia you plan to travel, Camping Around Australia has listings for over 2600 campsites in every state and territory. There are also 54 detailed maps locating campsites, practical tips to prepare for a camping trip, 62 atlas pages locating all of the campsites and a complete index. With a modern and easy-to-follow design, it's the perfect guide for campers of all ages.

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Complete Motoring Atlas of Australia 7th - spiral bound

Complete Motoring Atlas of Australia 7th - spiral bound

Pages: 218, Edition: 7th Revised edition, Spiral-bound, Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Australia's Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail

Australia's Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail

Pages: 336, Paperback, Ebury Australia

Brand: Ebury Australia

Wildlife of Australia Nature Photography

Wildlife of Australia Nature Photography

Wildlife Australia showcases iconic and rare Australian wildlife species. Stunning photography taken over years captures the spirit of this wild continent. From intimate moments to captivating scenes, Michael Snedic?s passion for photography shines through on every single page.

Brand: New Holland Australia

1014 Places to See in Australia

1014 Places to See in Australia

It is impossible not to gasp in wonder at this most ancient of continents. From the most beautiful beaches to stunning caves; from eerie, empty deserts to teaming tourist traps 1014 Things to Do and See in Australia is a compelling guide for anyone who really wants to experience this great island continent. Bruce Elder should know. He has explored every nook and cranny of Australia over the past 20 years, researching its rich diversity and history, meeting its people and capturing it all in words and images. Other books by Bruce Elder include: Blood on the Wattle, The A-Z of Australian Facts, Myths & Legends and Globetrotter Travel Guide Australia.

Brand: New Holland Australia

Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists

Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists

Bark painting, as practiced by Aboriginal artists of Arnhem Land for millennia, is one of the great traditions of world art, yet it was only recognized as such late in the 20th century. Old Masters: Australia?s Great Bark Artists highlights the work of 40 master painters who have carried one of the oldest continuing traditions of art into the modern era. It features the paintings of Narritjin Maymuru, Yirawala, Mawalan Marika, David Malangi, and their contemporaries. These men of high ritual standing were not only artists, but also ceremonial and clan leaders, philosophers, advocates for land rights and human rights, ambassadors, and politicians, who recognized the power of art as the most eloquent means to build bridges between Aboriginal and European society. The book includes essays by renowned scholars of Aboriginal art, biographies and portraits of the artists, and 122 full-color plates of the paintings, made between 1948 and 1988, from the National Museum of Australia?s rich and extensive collection. This profile of the Museum?s unique collection will serve as lasting documentation of these rare and fragile works that have never before been exhibited or published as a collection.

Brand: National Museum of Australia Press

Australia's Century of Surf: How a Big Island at the Bottom of the World Became the Greatest Surfing Nation on Earth

Australia's Century of Surf: How a Big Island at the Bottom of the World Became the Greatest Surfing Nation on Earth

In 100 years, surfing in Australia has morphed from exotic Pacific Island curio to regimented training for life savers, from counterculture revolution to respectable mainstream sport. Along the way, it has shaped coastal migrations, spawned vast business empires and design innovations, produced sports stars and spectacular casualties in equal measure, helped the beach overtake the bush as Australians' national, natural habitat of choice. No other sport has been through such profound cultural shifts or had such far-reaching influence on our national identity. This book marks the centenary of the great Hawaiian Olympic swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku?s historic visit to Australia in 1914. Duke was not the first to ride a surfboard in Australia, just one of the historical misnomers uncovered in this comprehensive and insightful text. But Duke?s historic surfboard riding displays in the summer of 1914/15 set in motion a great wave of oceanic obsession that continues to this day. The story of Australian surfing is largely one of schisms: between freedom seeking beach-goers and censorial puritans, between the quasi-militaristic regiments and volunteerism of surf life savers and the selfish pleasure-seeking pursuits of board riders, the generational and attitudinal gulf between longboarders and shortboarders, professionals and so-called? soul? surfers, territorial tensions between locals and tourists. Many of our most dramatic cultural conflicts have been played out on the nation?s beaches, from the pitched battles between rockers and surfers in the? 60s, to the teen gender politics of Puberty Blues and the racial clashes of the Cronulla riots.

Brand: Random House Australia

Aboriginal Words of Australia (Aboriginal library)

Aboriginal Words of Australia (Aboriginal library)

Is Kangaroo an Aboriginal word? What does brolga mean? Many of the words Australians use every day have their origins in some of the hundreds of Aboriginal languages once spoken across the land. this book is a fascinating reference for anyone interested in knowing more about the original inhabitants of this vast continent.

Brand: New Holland Australia

Gold!: The Fever that Forever Changed Australia

Gold!: The Fever that Forever Changed Australia

The gold era brought sweeping and lasting changes. It produced great wealth and ensured the financial viability of the struggling colonies. It stimulated a dramatic increase to Australia?s population, was the last nail in the coffin for convict transportation, subverted the hierarchical British class system, laid the foundations of the Australian egalitarian ethos and stimulated the democratic ideas that led to the establishment of the nation of Australia. Told by those who were part of the adventure, the book is abundant with original source materials, including diaries, journals, books, letters, official reports, Parliamentary inquiries, press reports, paintings, drawings, and photographs.

Brand: Random House Australia

Budget Camps & Stops Australia

Budget Camps & Stops Australia

Pages: 352, Paperback, Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

A Shorter History of Australia: Further Revised & Updated

A Shorter History of Australia: Further Revised & Updated

Revised and updated, a broad, concise, and inclusive vision of Australia and Australians by one of the country's most renowned historians After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed to introduce us to the people who have played a part and to guide us through the events that have created the Australian identity: the mania for spectator sport; the suspicion of the tall poppy; the rivalries of Catholic and Protestant, Sydney and Melbourne, new and old homelands and new and old allies; the conflicts of war abroad and race at home; the importance of technology; defining the outback; the rise and rise of the mining industry; the recognition of our Aboriginal past and Native Title; and the successes and failures of the nation. For this enlarged edition Blainey has rewritten or expanded on various episodes and themes and updated relevant matter. He also describes significant events and trends of the early-20th century. A timeline of major events in Australian history is also included.

Brand: Random House Australia

Fixed: Cheating, Doping, Rape and Murder. . . The Inside Track on Australia's Racing Industry

Fixed: Cheating, Doping, Rape and Murder. . . The Inside Track on Australia's Racing Industry

Past the glitz and glitter of Melbourne Cup winner lies the murky world of Australia's racing industry Dapper horse trainer Les Samba was in Melbourne for the annual yearling sales when he turned down an Italian meal with racing contacts saying: "I have got to meet a bloke." Just hours later he was laying dead, in the middle of the road with blood pouring from five bullet wounds to his head and body. Racing in Australia has a dark and dangerous underbelly. Powerful people play for high stakes in an industry worth $14 billion a year. And they don't play nicely. Yearling sales are rigged, horses doped, races fixed, and taxes dodged by high rolling punters. Every day huge sums of money are made by bookies who don't want to put any of it back into the industry. Meanwhile jockeys starve and sweat themselves to the point of delirium?many dying or suffering permanent injury while racing for as little as $130 a race. Young female jockeys are raped, often by the trainers they work for. Horses suffer terribly too?every year almost half of Australia's racehorses are sent to slaughter, fuelling the booming pet food industry. This is the true story every racing fan needs to read. It goes past the glorious image of the Melbourne Cup winner holding his hand aloft to reveal what really goes on in the dark and murky corridors of Australian racing. It tells you about the bent jockeys, cheating trainers, crooked owners, and greedy bookies. Everyone wants an angle in racing, this book tells you just how often that means the race is Fixed.

Brand: Random House Australia

Landscape Australia

Landscape Australia

Landscape Australia takes you on a pictorial journey to all corners of Australia: from Tasmania and its crater lakes and wilderness, through the red centre to the mangroves and rainforests of Cape York and the Top End, taking in along the way some significant Aboriginal sites. You will get a taste of the broad range of Australian landscapes and be introduced to some of Australia?s unique wildlife, including colourful parrots, lizards, the Saltwater Crocodile and other reptiles and mammals such as the dingo, wallaby and possum. A variety of vegetation, including the famous Sturt?s Desert Pea, the Snow gum and a grass tree are also featured. Landscape Australia is both inspiration and souvenir for travellers and those who enjoy the natural world.

Brand: New Holland Australia

Maxi Motoring Atlas of Australia 4th

Maxi Motoring Atlas of Australia 4th

Pages: 169, Edition: 4th edition, Paperback, Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

ABC: National Museum of Australia

ABC: National Museum of Australia

Journeying through Australia's social history, this alphabet book illustrates each letter with an exquisitely photographed object from the National Museum of Australia's collections, from 'anchor' to 'zip.'

Brand: National Museum of Australia Press

Cool Camping Australia: East Coast

Cool Camping Australia: East Coast

Kerryn Burgess has pitched her tent at hundreds of campsites along Australia's east coast, and hand-picked 60 of the best in this funky book for budget-conscious campers, who still want to experience something special. For those who love the beach, you can discover a deserted, 90-mile stretch of sand where all that stands between it and you is a cold beer. If it's rainforest you're after, check out the places where you can wake to the sound of a waterfall (bonus: it's crocodile-free). While Kerryn can't offer to pump up your airbed when it springs a leak, this book is guaranteed to take the hassle out of choosing the best campsites. There's loads of information, cool images and tips to make sure you don't turn up at the same time as a big school group. This means you're sure to find a campsite with great views, ambience, lots of trees, truckloads of things to do (including nothing at all), good facilities and the x-factor: that special something that means you extend your return ticket by another month.

Brand: Universal Publishers-Explore Australia

The Marriage Knot: Marriage and divorce in colonial Western Australia 1829-1900

The Marriage Knot: Marriage and divorce in colonial Western Australia 1829-1900

Pages: 214, Paperback, University of Western Australia Press

Brand: University of Western Australia Press

From the Mountains to the Bush: Italian Migrants Write Home from Australia 1860-1962

From the Mountains to the Bush: Italian Migrants Write Home from Australia 1860-1962

This path-breaking study explores the experience of Valtellinese migrants to Australia between 1860 and 1953. Jackie Templeton employs the letters exchanged between the Italian migrants and their families to trace the extraordinary story of these sojourners who journeyed from the mountains to the bush. Complemented by fascinating family and social histories, 124 letters are reproduced in full. The Valtellinese did vital work and enriched their communities of adoption from the mining camps of Western Australia to the cane fields of north Queensland. Many long-term sojourners became permanent migrants who inevitably had to ask themselves, "Where is home?" Letters were the means by which, during long absences from home and loved ones, they attempted to maintain contact with their parents, siblings, wives and children, and to preserve some sense of continuity and stability. Today their letters allow us to peer behind the "salt-water curtain" and understand both sides of the migration story.

Brand: University of Western Australia Press

Snappers Stingers & Stabbers of Australia (Young Reed)

Snappers Stingers & Stabbers of Australia (Young Reed)

Australia can be a wild place. Armed with teeth and tentacles, speed and stealth, Australia?s wildlife have some impressive means of defending themselves or catching their dinner. Snappers, Stingers and Stabbers of Australia covers a wide range of animals that can bite, sting, or stab you: from bees, ants and spiders to snakes, sharks and crocodiles

Brand: New Holland Australia

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