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How to Fake Your Way Through a Wine List: Tips and Tricks to Sound Like an Expert

From the beginner to the person who may already have one wine book.

The bulk of How to Fake Your Way Through a Wine List is an attractive, breezy entertaining look at the world’s seventy five most prominent wine regions and styles, packed with mnemonic devices and colourful photos that help retain information. Get to know the key things in the area and you are more likely to know understand and remember the wines.

Other sections include “Learn the Lingo”, “Just get to know this short selection of terms related to wine and its appreciation and you’ll be talking like a pro”. The “Embrace the Unknown” chapter takes you ‘to meet the unsung regions and unknown grape varieties that will be tomorrow’s superstars’. There is a section on Choosing Your Own wine adventure –who said wine education must begin with Marlborough or the Barossa or even Bordeaux? 

Most of all this energetic, fun book will be appreciated by all who love wine and there will be very few people indeed who cannot learn a few enjoyable things from this fact packed book.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 140 mm / 7 ⅘ x 5 ½ Inches | Colour | 

The Essential Lingo Dictionary: of Australian Words and Phrases (eBook)

USD $9.99

The Essential Lingo Dictionary is a warts-and-all look at the notoriously hilarious (and occasionally a little bit naughty) canon of Australian slang words and phrases, casting light on the quirky, intriguing and often bizarre Australian Aussie language. A must-have for every bookshelf!
If you have wondered why his girlfriend is a ‘Sheila’ even though her name is Sophia, or why your colleagues in Melbourne’s suburbs are said to live ‘beyond the black stump’, then this book is for you.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook| 208 Pages |

Johnny Enzed: The New Zealand Soldier in the First World War 1914–1918 (eBook)

USD $14.99

The New Zealand soldiers who left these shores to fight in the First World War represented one of the greatest collective endeavours in the nation’s history. Over 100,000 men and women would embark for overseas service and almost 60,000 of them became casualties. For a small nation like New Zealand this was a tragedy on an unimagined scale.

Using their personal testimony, this book reveals what these men experienced – the truth of their lives in battle, at rest, at their best and their worst. Through a comprehensive and sympathetic scrutiny of New Zealand soldiers’ correspondence, diaries and memoirs, a compelling picture of the New Zealand soldier’s war from general to private is revealed. This is not a campaign history of dry facts and detail. Rather, it examines minutely the everyday experience of trench life in all its shapes and forms.

Written in an accessible style aimed at the interested general reader, the book is the product of a substantial amount of research. The text is complemented by a range of maps, illustrations, graphs and diagrams.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook | Black & White (150 photographs, 9 maps, plus diagrams) | 720 Pages |

Optimum Health the Paleo Way

In Optimum Health the Paleo Way, Paleo nutritionist expert Claire Yates explains clearly why bad health is on the increase and how the Paleo lifestyle (not ‘diet’) can help. After taking a look at what has happened to us and our health, Claire sets out the key aspects of eating the Paleo way (including the importance of food as medicine, and the truth about fats, carbs, protein and fibre). She then takes you through the 28-day reset meal plan before including over 100 delicious Paleo recipes that will get you feeling great while eating some of the tastiest food of your life!

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 230 x 185 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 336 Pages |

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The Power of the Second Question: Finding simple truths for complex lives

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In The Power of the Second Question, popular psychologist and author Chris Skellett clearly shows how you can easily harness the power of your personal reflection to capture the ‘simple truths’ about your world. Each concise chapter suggests ideas, gives examples and reviews the importance of personal insight and celebrating the ‘aha’ moments.  At the end of the process, you will have developed a much broader appreciation of who you are and what you have learned along life’s journey, enabling you to reset your life’s compass and pursue a life of renewed purpose and meaning.

An experienced clinician for over 30 years, Chris has expert communication skills and a practical knowledge of what matters beyond the theory, in real practice. This book sets out simply how readers can make their lives better and happier.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 240 Pages |

Johnny Enzed: The New Zealand Soldier in the First World War 1914–1918

The New Zealand soldiers who left these shores to fight in the First World War represented one of the greatest collective endeavours in the nation’s history. Over 100,000 men and women would embark for overseas service and almost 60,000 of them became casualties. For a small nation like New Zealand this was a tragedy on an unimagined scale.

Using their personal testimony, this book reveals what these men experienced – the truth of their lives in battle, at rest, at their best and their worst. Through a comprehensive and sympathetic scrutiny of New Zealand soldiers’ correspondence, diaries and memoirs, a compelling picture of the New Zealand soldier’s war from general to private is revealed. This is not a campaign history of dry facts and detail. Rather, it examines minutely the everyday experience of trench life in all its shapes and forms.

Written in an accessible style aimed at the interested general reader, the book is the product of a substantial amount of research. The text is complemented by a range of maps, illustrations, graphs and diagrams.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback (cased with jacket) | 240 x 160 mm / 9 ½ x 6 ¼ Inches | Black & White (150 photographs, 9 maps, plus diagrams) | 720 Pages |

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The Art of Mindful Origami: Soothe the mind with 15 beautiful origami projects and accompanying mindfulness exercises

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The Art of Mindful Origami extends the concept of mindful, art-therapy colouring using 15 origami projects, ranging in difficulty from basic to complex, as tools to develop mindfulness. In recent years, interest in mindfulness has exploded and it is now a part of popular culture.

Increasingly, creative pursuits such as colouring are being used as a way for people to focus and enter a mindful state. Each project starts with a brief description and background to the model. Subsequent pages give instructions for folding the particular model.

 

High-quality patterned origami paper and colouring sheets, which can easily be torn from the book, are included to make this the ultimate gift for anyone wanting a calmer, more stress-free life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 250 x 260 mm / 9 ¾ x 10 ¼ Inches | Approx. 45 colour photographs and illustrations; Approx. 100 step-by-step illustrations | 120 Pages | High-quality patterned origami and colouring tear out sheets throughout |

Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers

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Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete. They’re there for us through good times and bad, with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson to us all on living in the moment. Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Aldous Huxley, Mark Twain, Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback or Paperback | 225 x 203 mm / 8 ¾ x 8 Inches | Colour | 160 Pages | 

Australia Rocks: Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s

USD $39.99

Australia Rocks brings the bands and the times to life through unique photographs and evocative text. Written by a rock musician, it also goes beyond the ‘big names’ (AC/DC, INXS, Midnight Oil, etc) to highlight the many independent, often lesser-known performers who played such an integral part in shaping the industry, and shines a light on how rock music was not only influenced by global events (the Vietnam War, for example) but also formed part of enormous cultural shifts (the Swinging Sixties, the protest movement, etc.). From the demure dance halls of the 1950s to the smoke-filled pubs of the 1970s and the packed concerts of the 1990s and beyond, Australia Rocks will have music lovers dusting off their vinyl collection and remembering the good times.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 277 x 274 mm / 11 x 10 ½ Inches| Colour | 176 Pages | 

All or Nothing: Bringing balance to the achievement-oriented personality

USD $24.99

High achievers often have ‘all-or-nothing’ personality styles, approaching life with dedication, determination and drive to succeed. However, sometimes that success comes at too great a cost. The drive to focus on one tasks or area of life to the exclusion of everything else has undeniable benefits, but can lead to mental and physical fatigue, health problems and even relationship issues.

In this insightful, empowering book, psychologist Mike McKinney draws on his decades of experience to explore how balance can be brought to the all-or-nothing personality, whilst retaining its best qualities, to promote a more meaningful and rewarding life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 224 Pages | 

The Essential Edible Pharmacy: Heal Yourself From the Inside Out

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Good health starts from the inside out, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. So many of the most nutrient-dense foods are commonly available, as well as delicious! In The Essential Edible Pharmacy, nutritionist Sophie Manolas shares her passion for helping people eat their way to the healthiest and greatest version of themselves.

With many simple yet delicious recipes, this inspiring book re-introduces you to 60 nutritionally rich foods and explains exactly why each of them is so good for you. Sophie’s approach doesn’t require a radical lifestyle change or hard-to-find ingredients – this is everyday eating for everyone to enjoy.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 235 x 191 mm / 9 ¼ x 7 ½ Inches | 90 Colour Illustrations | 216 Pages | 

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Art in Nature

Each year, photographers from around the world are invited to enter the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition. (ANZANG refers to the Australia–New Zealand–Antarctica–New Guinea bioregion.)Last year, 2013, David Rennie won it. His achievement was made all the more remarkable by the fact that David Rennie’s love affair with photography only began in 2007 at the age of 47.

 

In this magnificent book, David has included just a taste of the strikingly memorable images that now comprise his vast collection. Most are taken at the Mandurah Wetlands, south of Perth. Encompassing over 26,000 hectares, these wetlands are home to over 140 species of bird, with many migrating every year from as far away as Russia. The result is a book that will captivate not just bird lovers but all who appreciate the art we find in nature.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 260 x 260 mm / 10 ¼ x10 ¼ Inches | Full Colour Photographs | 144 pages | 

Younger Skin in 28 Days: The Fast-Track Diet for Beautiful Skin and a Cellulite-Proof Body

Beautiful skin is not only for the genetically blessed- everyone can enjoy the self-confidence that comes from looking their best, regardless of age. In Younger Skin in 28 Days, award-winning author and nutritionist Karen Fischer reveals how you can firm and tone your skin and take years off your appearance in a matter of weeks.

Among the many skin conditions that can be improved are: cellulite wrinkles dry skin sun damage acne rough and bumpy skin age spots and hyperpigmentation Karen reveals the best skin-care products and supplements for younger skin, and includes a 3-day alkalising cleanse to fast-track your results as well as a 28-day meal plan featuring 80 delicious, quick and easy recipes.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | Paperback | 272 Pages |

The Mindful Home: The Secrets to Making your Home a Place of Harmony, Beauty, Wisdom and True Happiness

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A house is merely physical but a home is far more subtle and elusive. This book takes the view that being ‘at home’ is a metaphor for finding ourselves — finding our core. What do we find at our core?

Well, if the world’s great wisdom traditions have anything to say about it then home is about qualities that we could equate with ‘good’ itself — true happiness, peace, beauty, wisdom and inspiration. It is also about the good things in life such as harmony, relationships, health and wealth. So, how are we to find our core and create a home that reminds us of the qualities associated with it? That is where the practice of mindfulness comes in! By exploring the ways in which we feed our mind and our heart through our senses, how we use space, the practicalities of managing a home, and how we can live a healthy and sustainable life at home,The Mindful Home will enable us to shape the living space we really want, creating an environment that both nurtures and invigorates us, while meeting our needs.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 184 mm / 9 x 7 ¼ Inches | 240 pages |

The Little Book of Good Health: Facts, Tips and Habits

Like all good things in life the secret of good health lies in concepts that are simple, practical, easy-to-follow and inexpensive; ideas that may seem small or insignificant, but are the way to a fitter, healthier and a happier life. The Little Book of Good Health explains simple, practical, easy-to-follow and inexpensive ideas that when incorporated in your daily routine are the way to a fitter, healthier and a happier life.

True health is as much a matter of mind as it is a matter of body. It is about total wellness. The author has meticulously sifted through thousands of international studies on all aspects of health and medicine, both modern and alternative, and wellness philosophies and reduced them to 181 short, crisp, fact-based and helpful explanations you can incorporate in your daily routine.

‘A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.’ – A Spanish Proverb

 

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 215 x 138 mm / 8 ½ x 5 ½ | 224 Pages |

The Healthy Skin Diet: Your complete guide to beautiful skin in only 8 weeks!

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Winner of the 2008 Australian Food Media Awards for Best Health, Nutrition or Special Diet book. Ex-model and TV presenter Karen Fischer understands the havoc your day-to-day life and environment can inflict on your skin. The Healthy Skin Diet offers an easy-to-follow, comprehensive program featuring planned daily menus; a three-day detox plan; delicious, simple, healthy, alkalising recipes; and chapters dedicated to the treatment of specific skin disorders from cellulite to acne.

The Healthy Skin Diet is designed to supply your body with the ability to make gorgeous skin – working from the inside out! Beautiful skin is not something exclusively reserved for the genetically blessed. You too can have great healthy, clear and blemish-free skin.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 392 Pages | Includes Recipes |

The Happiness Trap Pocketbook

An Illustrated Guide on How to Stop Struggling and Start Living

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, happiness remains elusive. We seek to find and hold onto it, but so often this in itself leads to worry and discontent. Based on the revolutionary approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), The Happiness Trap Pocketbook empowers you to forge a path to escape this vicious cycle.

Alongside with acclaimed illustrator Bev Aisbett, Dr Russ Harris brings you expert wisdom from his best-selling book in a handy, simpler version that will resonate with readers of the original and appeal to a new audience. Keep it in your pocket for those everyday reminders to help you on your journey.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781921966187 | Paperback | 198 x 128 mm / 7.75 x 5 Inches | 168 Pages

The Happiness Trap

Stop Struggling, Start Living

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, happiness remains elusive. We seek to find it and hold onto it, but so often this in itself leads to worry and discontent. Based on the revolutionary approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), The Happiness Trap provides a path to escape this vicious cycle.

In 33 bite-sized chapters full of expert wisdom and scientifically proven techniques, Dr Russ Harris teaches us the skills to rise above fear, doubt and insecurity and move forward towards true fulfilment. Be empowered to climb out of the ‘happiness trap’ and focus on creating a rich and meaningful life.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9780908988907 | Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 280 Pages

The Essential Lingo Dictionary: of Australian Words and Phrases

The Essential Lingo Dictionary is a warts-and-all look at the notoriously hilarious (and occasionally a little bit naughty) canon of Australian slang words and phrases, casting light on the quirky, intriguing and often bizarre Australian Aussie language. A must-have for every bookshelf!
If you have wondered why his girlfriend is a ‘Sheila’ even though her name is Sophia, or why your colleagues in Melbourne’s suburbs are said to live ‘beyond the black stump’, then this book is for you.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8 ⅓ x 5 ⅓ Inches | 208 Pages |

The Eczema Diet (2nd Edition)

Eczema-Safe Food to Stop the Itch and Prevent Eczema for Life

Nutritionist, skin expert and mother-of-two, Karen Fischer is known as the ‘last hope’ for eczema patients who have tried every therapy and cream to no avail. Inspired initially by her success in treating her daughter’s eczema, for the last decade Karen has treated eczema patients of all ages, including newborn babies.

In this second edition of her bestselling book, Karen brings you the results of her years of research and shares her tried-and-tested solutions for this heart-breaking condition, including emergency itch-busters, how to prevent chemical sensitivities, menus for all ages and skin care and non-diet information.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 7 ½ Inches | 288 Pages |