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The end of the Great War and the shaping of history
An original account of one of the most significant and often misunderstood events of the last century. With an historian’s eye for clear headed analysis combined with incredible attention to detail, the Australian War Memorial’s Ashley Ekins presents a compelling account of the world’s first ‘great war’ and its legacy.
Many believe this War set the pattern for the large-scale violence, devastation and genocide witnessed throughout the wars of the 20th century.
Often humorous, always candid, sometimes heart-wrenching, THE WOMAN ON THE MOUNTAIN will charm and inform, and inspire all those who have unfulfilled dreams. Sharyn’s is also a passionate cry to us to tread more lightly on our planet so that we can leave a better world for future generations.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153 mm | 272 Pages |
Shipwreck & Greed in the Southern Ocean
The wreck in 1866 of the General Grant in the desolate sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands is one of the world’s great nautical mysteries, a story that still tantalises and thrills. The General Grant was rumoured to contain a fabulous hoard of gold found in the Victorian goldfields; gold estimated to be worth in excess of $US 10 million. This is the story of both the extraordinary shipwreck itself and the hoards of bounty hunters and adventurers that have ventured to find the General Grant’s elusive cargo. This story is more remarkable than fiction; it is a tale of heroes and cads, heartbreak and loss, hope and despair, hunger and greed. As it has bewitched many in the past, so it will haunt you long after the last page is turned.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | 192 Pages |
Louis de Bougainville: Soldier, Explorer, Statesman
Witty, charming, and fiercely intelligent, Louis-Antoine Comte de Bougainville (1729–1811) managed, in the course of a long life, to play a part in nearly every facet of eighteenth-century life and culture. Storms and Dreams is a lively, authoritative recounting of Bougainville’s adventures and achievements, which ranged from seamanship and soldiering to mathematics and navigation. Dunmore follows Bougainville from the French and Indian War, during which he commanded a unit in the defence of Quebec City, to his circumnavigation of the globe in 1766. During that trip, he became one of the first Westerners to visit Tahiti; on his return, he published a book about the island that contributed greatly to Tahiti’s lasting reputation as a paradise of noble savages. In his last years, Bougainville served in the senate under Napoleon and was made a member of the Legion of Honour.
The first biography of Bougainville in English, Storms and Dreams opens a window to a remarkable eighteenth-century life—and to the greater world of the Enlightenment.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 234 x 153mm | Maps & Illustrations | 296 Pages |
A guide to letting go of stress and anxiety
This is a comprehensive yet accessible and even enjoyable book on dealing with stress and anxiety. It examines the nature of stress and anxiety before going on to cover a range of strategies and approaches for dealing with them. The authors recognise that every individual is different and will choose different options. Case studies are included, the issue of medication is addressed and the importance of a healthy lifestyle is highlighted. The authors have drawn on their clinical, research and teaching work in the field, with the result that Release Your Worries makes use of the most up-to-date psychological approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Narrative and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Visit the Release Your Worries Website at http://www.releaseyourworries.com.au
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | 288 Pages |
Parenting today’s children for tomorrow’s world
Drawing on cutting-edge research, Raising Stress-Proof Kids explores the powerful and potentially long-term effects of stress on our children. Most importantly, it offers simple but effective steps that parents can take to minimise the impact of stress at home and at school. A must-read for every parent who wants to raise smart, emotionally stable, responsible, stress-proof kids!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm | 240 Pages |
A mother’s story of hope, courage and determination
Paper Cranes is the moving story of Cheryl Koenig, a Sydney mother whose son Jonathan was left brain-damaged after an horrific car accident, and the amazing sense that together with persistence, determination, family and love, almost any challenge can be faced and conquered. Jonathan has defied the odds and lives a rich and fulfilling life.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153 mm | 256 Pages | 8pp Photographs
Knowing your child’s mind…
There is nothing so fascinating as the human brain. Over the past couple of decades, advances in technology have made possible new and exciting insights into how the brain grows, learns and operates. And there is growing consensus that this knowledge is of great relevance to parenting and all manner of child-rearing contexts.
Nurturing a Healthy Mind takes the available science on how the brain responds to environment stimuli and presents it in an easy-to-understand and user-friendly format. It ‘translates’ what neuroscience is telling us about the development of the brain from infancy to the early school years and explains how this knowledge can help us deal with the everyday realities of raising healthy and happy children.
So if you’ve ever wondered whether enrolling your three-year-old in enrichment programs will give them a head start in life, or have simply despaired at your four-year-old’s inability to sit still, you’ll find the book Nurturing a Healthy Mind essential reading.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | 248 Pages |
True stories that rocked a nation
The 30 stories in this book describe some of the most extraordinary events in New Zealand history. Who knew that a fire killed 39 people at Seacliff Mental Hospital in 1942? That 10 people died in a lahar on White Island in 1914? That a yacht race between Lyttelton and Wellington in 1951 resulted in 10 fatalities? That a tornado ripped through 150 houses in Hamilton in 1948? These and many other stories are told in this eye-opening book, which also reveals acts of heroism among the rescuers.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 280 x 210 mm | Colour | 224 Pages |
The lives and loves of my animal neighbours
Sharyn Munro, author of the acclaimed ‘The Woman on the Mountain‘, lives alone on her mountaintop refuge, surrounded by nothing but the Australian bush. As the only human resident, she has developed a keen interest in the lives and loves of her animal neighbours and it is their stories that she shares with us now.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 153 mm | 176 Pages |
Myths and secrets of the world’s great operas
The world of opera is a mystery to some and a comedy to others, but it is deadly serious to the people who live and breathe it. Opera conductor Brian Castles-Onion has seen opera from all sides and has decided to step back and reflect on the great operas and on the people who bring them to the stage. In this book he offers light-hearted accounts of some of the best-known operas, spiced with anecdotes and behind-the-scenes gossip, as well as his impressions of the famous stereotypes of the operatic world: emotional sopranos, bitchy tenors, incompetent choruses and rebellious orchestras.
The operas may be tragic, but Brian’s re-tellings of Tosca, La Bohème, Turandot, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, La Traviata and more are hilarious – and strangely informative. The specialised worlds of Wagner and Gilbert & Sullivan do not escape his acid wit, and he also casts a wry eye over some of his fellow-conductors. Altogether, this is a book that will delight both the seasoned opera buff and the opera virgin: settle in your armchair and prepare to be entertained!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 165 x 125 mm | 240 Pages |
That cats do have nine lives
This book is bound to make you both laugh and cry! Living Proof is a celebration of our favourite pet and its amazing ability to survive against all the odds. A collection of true stories from around the world, it showcases cats and kittens with a range of histories who have survived remarkable, sometimes near-fatal, adventures to enjoy a happy ending!
These incredible stories include cats who have survived horrendous natural disasters, others who have travelled unbelievable distances to return home, and heart-warming stories of once neglected and abandoned cats who have gone on to become show winners!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 170 x 140 mm | 152 Pages |
Transform Your Health One Drink at a Time
The complete reference guide to incorporating plant foods into your everyday diet, Juice It! Blend It! will transform your life one drink at a time! In eight chapters, juice enthusiast Lisa Craven outlines the six Ws of juicing: who should juice, what you should put in your juice, where you should juice, when you should juice, why you should juice, and which type of juicer or blender to purchase.
Each chapter combines facts and fun tips with fabulous recipes designed to target specific needs, ranging from afternoon pick-me-ups and immune boosters to stress busters and deep cleansers. In addition, Lisa includes numerous family friendly recipes that will see kids gulping down their veggies without even knowing it!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 260 x 210 mm | 144 Pages |
The facts behind the things we have been told
In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social history, language, music, politics, food, sport, the natural world and much more, we discover the truth behind some of our most cherished beliefs.
Do St Bernard dogs really carry brandy?
Does Santa Claus come from the North Pole?
Did Winston Churchill coin the term ‘Iron Curtain’?
‘OK’ is an American expression, right?
Tulips come from Holland, don’t they?
Did Sarah Palin say ‘I can see Russia from my house?’
Did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone?
Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry – didn’t she?
Max Cryer is a seasoned author who is incapable of writing a dull word. Always fresh and amusing, he will take you on a journey through your acquired knowledge, testing whether it is really up to scratch.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm | 216 Pages |
Often our lives are so busy that we forget to reflect on the important issues that underpin our relationships, careers and family life. But reflection is essential. From enjoying the present moment to using your imagination to its greatest potential, each page insightfully provides a catalyst for your own reflection.
If you apply the wisdom in this book to your life, you are sure to benefit, but the currencies in play may be patience, empathy and love rather than those of the material kind.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 138 x 105 mm | Black & White | 192 Pages |
A Complete Health & Diet Guide Including 100 Recipes
Fatty liver disease is the most common type of liver disease seen in the world today.
Some people with fatty liver disease simply have excess fat in the liver. Although not normal, it’s not serious if it doesn’t lead to inflammation or damage. However, once there’s a build-up of fat, the liver becomes vulnerable to injury. Others have what’s called non-alcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH). NASH can lead to permanent liver damage and cirrhosis.
Both types of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are becoming more common. Up to 20% of adults have either fatty liver or NASH. The most common causes of fatty liver disease are obesity and diabetes mellitus.
Written by experts and based on the most current information available, this indispensable guide is for anyone living with fatty liver disease. And diet plays a major role in managing the condition, so 100 specially selected recipes are also included.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 254 x 178 mm | 288 Pages |
Success Strategies for Expat Leaders in Singapore
The definitive book for the thousands of expat executives and their spouses who arrive in Singapore every year to take up positions in Singapore companies. Leading international business coach Padraig O’Sullivan takes a comprehensive and insightful look at what it takes to succeed in your new assignment. Using the proven, integrated PALDER framework approach, this book delivers everything you need to transition successfully and get the most out of a Singapore leadership experience.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 156 mm | 200 Pages |
Australia’s Prime Ministers from Barton to Turnbull
Since Federation in 1901, 28 men and one woman have served in the position of Australian prime minister. From Barton to Turnbull, they are the leaders who have helped forge Australia’s national identity. Some have had the position thrust upon them. Some have plotted and schemed their way to the top. Four have served more than once. Three have died in office. Seven have been unceremoniously dumped by their own party. This small-format reference book tells the story of each of these prime ministers, setting their actions in the context of their time. In today’s world of quick-fire politics, it also looks to the future, and to how the public’s perception of politics and its leaders is changing in this era of instant communication and social media scrutiny.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 203 mm x 127 mm | 29 Black & White Photographs |
How to Age Less: Look Great: Live Longer: Get More
Take control of the ageing process and live a full, vital and longer life. Fast Living Slow Aging will empower you to live your life in peak physical and emotional health and with more zest, right up until the day you die. Discover what really works to slow the ageing process; read the latest science so you can learn what to do and when to do it.
Transform your life over time and become the person of your dreams; there are no quick fixes when it comes to stopping ageing, no anti-ageing, just slow.
Apply the slow ageing principles to best navigate your choices, not just for 12 weeks, but for the rest of your life.
Fast Living Slow Aging is full of proven ways to successful ageing — support your learning with a planning and implementation framework that really works. The easy-to-follow ’slow ageing’ program will have you enjoying a healthier diet, clearer skin, better physical fitness and mental resilience.
Assembled by a team of 50 scientists, doctors and other health practitioners as well as informed consumers, this ground-breaking book Fast Living Slow Aging is the culmination of the biggest collaborative effort on this topic ever attempted.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 223 mm x 210 mm / 8½ x 8¼ in | Full colour | 372 Pages |