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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.
The Life of Jean-François de la Pérouse
French explorer and naval officer Jean-François de la Pérouse (1741–88) was, after James Cook, the greatest explorer of the Pacific in the eighteenth century. In 1785, La Pérouse was commissioned by Louis XVI to head an expedition into the uncharted regions of the Pacific Ocean. Setting out from France, the expedition over the next three years was the first to map the coasts of California, Alaska, and Siberia. From there, La Pérouse continued to Easter Island and Hawaii, where La Pérouse Bay bears his name. After a stop in Botany Bay, Australia, La Pérouse’s two ships set out for the Solomon Islands. En route, they encountered a storm and were sunk; despite search efforts over the centuries, no trace of the wreckage of La Pérouse’s ships has been found.
Where Fate Beckons tells the story of La Pérouse’s life and adventures, along the way providing a lively introduction to the world of French colonialism, the end of the Age of Exploration, and French society in the years leading to the French Revolution.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 234 x 153mm | Maps & Illustrations | 292 Pages |
A life-changing approach to motherhood
You Sexy Mother redefines what it means to be a stay-at-home mum today – one who is sexy, vibrant, healthy, happy and engaged in a life that has meaning and value.
If you feel like you’ve lost yourself; if you need a new outlook on life; if you want to be the best mum you can be then You Sexy Mother is for you. This is the book that inspired the groundbreaking Motherhood Study launched in 2009. For more information visit author Jodie Hedley-Ward’s website.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 178 mm | 192 Pages |
You Sexy Mother: The Journal is a beautiful but practical follow-up to the author’s first book, offering sensible advice on self-perception, self-respect, the importance of relationships, simplifying your life, creativity through motherhood and making use of community resources. But this book is also a workbook, containing numerous reflection questions, quotes and thoughts to stimulate change. Jodie has also updated the transformational ten-day turnaround plan that appeared in her first book, making this book even more useful.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 178 mm | 160 Pages |
An Artist’s Life
This high-quality, exquisitely produced book, is a celebration of the life and art of William Dobell, considered to be one of Australia’s greatest artists. Dobell was the first artist to win both the Wynne Prize for landscapes and the Archibald Prize for portraiture in the same year. But William Dobell was also a quintessential Aussie bloke — more at home in the local pub with his mates than on the international stage. He also seemed to find controversy wherever he went, famously being sued by fellow competitors after winning the Archibald Prize in 1943. Lavishly illustrated with artworks, personal photographs and newspaper clippings, William Dobell paints a compelling portrait of both the man and the artist.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 230 x 203 mm | 208 Pages |
Persian soul, Islamic heart
Award-winning travel writer Jill Worrall, with her friend Reza Mirkhalaf, a leading tour manager from Tehran, describe an Iran the world has forgotten about.
Two Wings of a Nightingale uses the threads of Iran’s silk road heritage as a basis for a road trip travelogue. Many of the places visited have rarely been written about by westerners, and in writing this book Jill benefited from Reza’s expert knowledge on Iran’s history, religion, culture and architecture.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | 272 Pages |
Includes 150 recipes for managing food allergies and intolerances by eliminating common allergens and gluten
The Total Food Allergy Health and Diet Guide includes easy-to-understand information and answers to frequently asked questions about managing food allergies. With reliable recommendations on managing the top 10 food allergies and intolerances, which include: peanut; tree nut; fish, shellfish and crustacean; milk allergy and lactose intolerance; egg; soy; wheat; sesame seed; sulfite sensitivity and mustard; plus corn, fruit and vegetable allergies and monosodium glutamate sensitivity.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 254 x 178 mm | 320 Pages
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 |
Beautiful step-by-step projects for everyday living
This is an outstanding book that ushers in a revolution in Australian style and craft – beautifully produced, full of new ideas for the home crafts person. Comprehensive step-by-step instructions and pull out plans will teach you about textiles, along with instructions for making dozens of projects and creating works of art that bring pleasure every time you use them, from marking your place with a baroque bookmark to heading out on a shopping spree with a glorious handbag, to shawls, tissue box covers, beading and much more.
SPECIFICATIONS: Printed Laminated Case with Jacket | 304 x 218mm | Full Colour Illustrations Throughout | 144 Pages |
How Graham Henry transformed the All Blacks
This book reveals how Graham Henry has managed to succeed in areas where so many of his predecessors have failed. It is the ultimate journey behind the scenes of the All Black camp, detailing the key decisions and policies – how they were made and why they were made.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 234 x 153 mm | Photographs | 224 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 |
‘Smile raises a laugh with the eyes, but the real movement is in the trousers.’ – HG Nelson
‘Just what we need – an uplifting book from a man called Lynch.’- John Clarke (aka Fred Dagg)
No matter what the situation, one should always take the time to smile! This laugh-inducing collection of cartoons by The Australian newspaper’s ex-political cartoonist Mark Lynch is the perfect antidote to the depressing headlines that dominate world news today. So if you’ve been finding life a little tough lately, or are simply in need of a pick-me-up, then open the pages of Smile and prepare to do just that!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 175 x 165 mm | 144 Pages |
Medical breakthroughs that changed the world
SMALLPOX, SYPHILIS AND SALVATION uncovers the compelling stories of the men and women, innovations and accidents that have led to diseases from polio to syphilis, diphtheria to diabetes, tetanus to leukaemia no longer being the death sentences they once were. It also sounds a note of warning — for some of these diseases are fighting back.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | 352 Pages |
Wellington, 1954. Fresh off the boat from Holland, Lottie knows hardly a soul in New Zealand. She is shy and speaks very little English, but she soon makes friends and proves her worth as a nurse at the local hospital. A young Dutchman, Tom, who has been in the country for four years also makes an impression…
Beautifully and engagingly written, Right as Rain is a book about a young woman who discovers the value of friendship and the truth about belonging.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 126 mm | 256 Pages |
Landscape, people and books
Remote Britain relishes the ever-changing great landscapes of this fascinating island and the people who grow out of them. And the constant surprises. Who realises how sharp are the contrasts to be found within the Isles of Scilly or the Isle of Wight, how remote it is possible to feel in Essex, or how extraordinary is ‘Yorkshire’s teardrop’, Spurn Point, way out in the Humber estuary?
As in his acclaimed Journey Through Britain to which this is a worthy successor, Mr Thomas finds remains of railways and even active steam trains in the most unlikely of places, stays in hotels to fall in love with or to hate, and is never short of people to express their own views, as he does colourfully himself in chapters such as In the Footsteps of the Queen Mother.
Here is a book to dip into, savour and refer to many times.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 234 x 153 mm | 536 Pages + 16 Pages of Colour Photographs |
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 |
Celebrate the days when trains were trains, individual expresses had their own character, serving their passengers in style in the restaurant car, and connecting services ran over picturesque branch lines that were a very part of the countryside they served. Railway Season captures all our railway yesterdays with panache.
This is indeed a railway book like no other, a portfolio of word portraits by an enthusiast who knows his subject intimately and is never at a loss for a telling example.
Though this is not specifically a book about the countryside, inevitably it looms large since even intercity trains run through it, as demonstrated in the chapter ‘A country journey like no other’, which also emphasises the author’s West Country background. But whatever your interest in railways and wherever your favourite part of the countryside, there is much here for you. The chapter on railways for pleasure perhaps sums it all up.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased and Jacket | 195 x 135 mm | 192 Pages |