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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.
Did you know your brain is the most nutrient-demanding organ in your body? The human brain uses an enormous 20% of the total energy gained from food you consume, meaning what you eat is intrinsically linked with your brain’s health and functioning.
Drawing on 20 years of research, author Delia McCabe presents the bible of delicious, easy ideas to keep your brain in tip-top condition. She shares fascinating facts about the most nutritious ingredients and tips and tricks for preparing meals the whole family will love; this is the ultimate collection of recipes to nurture and benefit not just your body and soul, but also your brain.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 235 x 191 mm | Colour | 240 Pages |
One of only a few resources based on Bowen family systems theory, the bestselling Growing Yourself Up examines the importance of increasing self-awareness and maturity in order to improve and bring your best to all of life’s relationships.
Jenny Brown, who holds a doctorate in social science and brings to this thoughtful book her many years of counselling experience, discusses the integral role of personal growth and increasing emotional maturity in maintaining healthy connections. We can’t control how people behave, but by understanding and changing our own interactions we can influence the behaviour of others and promote positive, balanced relationships for ourselves.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 152 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | Black & White | 296 Pages |
A Mum’s guide to health, fitness and positive living
Written with the assistance of international figure champion and personal trainer Kelli Johnson, and endorsed by Terri Irwin, the ‘YSM Body Bible’ is the book today’s busy mothers have been waiting for. Using the latest research findings on women’s health and fitness, it is a holistic look at the body and includes detailed diet and exercise advice and programs, written in Jodie Hedley-Ward’s simple and direct style. The book also emphasises mental attitude and offers motivational advice on overcoming negative self-talk and limiting beliefs, as well as strategies on how to set oneself up for success. The detailed nutritional and exercise training programs in the book have been thoroughly tested and approved by experts, and have been devised especially with mothers in mind. The author, a busy mother of two, uses herself as a guinea pig in the book to illustrate how the programs can work. The ‘YSM Body Bible’ is a complete fitness guide for today’s busy wife and mother.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 178 mm | Colour Photographs | 292 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 |
Does it matter to anyone if there is one less of us? Does it matter if any of us live or die?
Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
There are over 15 million children orphaned by AIDS in the world – children whose lives have been devastated by the loss of their parents and the stigma associated with this modern-day plague. Kevin Sumba is one of these children. Living in a squalid shantytown in Kenya, his life was one of loneliness and hardship – it was a constant struggle for him to clothe and feed himself – yet he still courageously worked to get himself an education.
Miles Roston, a documentary filmmaker, first met Kevin while making a film on AIDS orphans. Miles had seen the heartbreaking reality of life for young AIDS victims firsthand many times, yet he found that this particular boy entered his heart in a way he hadn’t anticipated. So together, he and Kevin set about answering ‘Kevin’s Questions‘, a journey that took them around the world, from New York to Nairobi.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 170 x 140 mm | 248 Pages |
The fascination of telescopes
Eye on the Sky is all about optical telescopes & their history, operation, discoveries, development and future. Telescopes and their use in astronomy and surveillance are increasingly fascinating to people, yet few know much about them. This superb book provides easy-to-understand factual information, as well as an exciting glimpse into the future. It offers a clear explanation of how telescopes work and why the costs for building them can aptly be described as astronomical.
In addition to the telescope’s role in conventional astronomy, Dr Andersen describes telescopes used during the day (solar observatories), for detecting ripples in the fabric of space-time (gravitational wave detectors) and even for gathering extra-galactic particles (neutrino and gamma-ray observatories). As well as this, it looks at other uses for telescopes such as lidar, optical communications and space surveillance. The latter is something of great interest to the average reader, and it will answer the most common question: Just what can spy satellites see from space?
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 234 mm x 153 mm | 260 Pages |
Believe it or not, this is probably the first book to attempt to identify the original sources of some of the English language’s most common expressions. We might think we know who first said famous for fifteen minutes, annus horribilis, the cold war and let them eat cake. It’s a no brainer, you might say, but Max Cryer has a surprise or two in store for you. I kid you not. In this very readable book, he explores the origins of hundreds of expressions we use and hear every day – and comes up with some surprising findings. Never economical with the truth, he might just have the last laugh.
We learn what they didn’t say…We are not amused; Elementary my dear Watson; Let them eat cake; First catch your hare. We learn that the Bible doesn’t mention Salome – or seven veils…. We learn about the origins of the infamous Mile High Club.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8 ¼ x 5 ⅓ Inches | 320 Pages |