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From the barnstorming pioneers to the airlines of today
The idea of flying like the birds in the sky was a fantasy until the men of science began unlocking the mysteries of the universe in the 15th century. Innovation was then needed but by the end of the first decade of the twentieth century men and machines were taking to the air successfully in Europe, America and Australia.
War had an enormous impact on aircraft development. Aircraft quickly became the deadliest of weapons and when the hostilities were over the pilots and machines formed the basis of a fledgling air transport industry.
The need to go faster and travel longer distances saw records set and broken. Attention to safety and passenger comfort allowed air travel to become a viable alternative to road and rail within Australia and sea travel internationally and put Australia in the forefront of the airline industry in the world.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 187 mm x 127 mm | 96 Pages |
The Story of Our Rich Literary Heritage
From the iconic poems of Banjo Paterson to today’s international bestsellers by Peter Carey and Patrick White, Australian literature has reflected the changes in Australia’s national development, and today it stands proudly on the world stage. At the same time, Indigenous writing has come into its own, with authors such as Oodgeroo Noonuccal giving a powerful voice to the Aboriginal experience. Australia’s Writers and Poets looks at the men and women who have created this rich literary tradition and celebrates the incredible diversity of their writing.
This Little Red Book gives a terrific background to Australian writing, surprises with its stories, and says a lot about what it is to be Australian.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 187 mm x 127 mm | 96 Pages |
From thieves and bushrangers to murderers and cannibals
Thousands of convicts were transported to Australia. Of these, some managed to escape incarceration and went on to achieve notoriety in their new land. A few tried to invent a Robin Hood reputation, taking the side of the poor settler against those in authority. Some committed crimes so heinous they were both feared and despised by the general population. Their lives were desperate, their fate often tragic. AUSTRALIA’S MOST NOTORIOUS CONVICTS reveals not only their stories but also the horror and brutality of the prison system they fought so hard to escape.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 187 mm x 127 mm | 96 Pages |
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: Leatherbound Limited Edition | 260 mm x 260 mm | 144 Pages | full colour photographs |
In these three delightful stories, fairies, ponies and ballerinas come out to play!
In Dance with Me, a ballerina in a music box loves nothing more than to dance. But when the little girl who owns the box grows up, who will dance with the ballerina then? A gorgeous story about treasured possessions and the memories they hold.
In Patch and Ruby, Patch the pony is lonely. Sometimes it feels as if he doesn’t quite fit in on the farm. But one day something happens that changes his life forever. A wonderful tale about friendship and finding out where you belong.
In The Great Sock Secret, Sarah’s mother is tired of finding odd socks in the laundry basket. Where do all the missing socks go? Sarah knows. But her mother mustn’t find out! A fantastical adventure into an imaginative fairy-filled world.
Beautifully presented in a slipcase, these contemporary stories on traditional themes combine to create a modern classic.
SPECIFICATIONS: Slipcase | 245 mm x 255 mm | Colour | 96 Pages (3 x 32 Pages) |
Twelve Months in the Life of New York’s Kids
Meet Madison, Alexander, Fabian, Sophia, and Jayla — New York kids representing a blend of culture and race that typifies this impressive state. They’ll take you through a year in the life of New York’s kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to the everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable. A New York Year is a picture book showcasing the cultural diversity of the state. It’s a snapshot of New Yorkers, blending modern-day culture and lifestyle with the traditions of yesteryear. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing five New Yorker children at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of New York. From the spectacular Niagara Falls and Adirondack Mountains to the beaches of Long Island, and the dazzling lights of Manhattan, this is a New York childhood.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 mm x 255 mm | Colour | 32 Pages |
Parents’ Experiences of Life With a Disabled Child
Every expectant parent dreams of having a healthy, ‘perfect’ baby. But for some, those expectations are shattered forever with the arrival of a disabled child. Long-cherished hopes must now be set aside as these parents begin to deal with a new, unwelcome reality and take the first tentative steps on a long and challenging life journey.
Lessons from my Child is a collection of stories gathered from parents of special-needs children from around the world. In their own words, these parents speak openly and honestly about raising a child with intellectual or physical disabilities – the sleepless nights, the long periods of sadness, the tiny triumphs and the ongoing battle to ensure that their child assumes his or her rightful place in the world.
The stories are grouped into chapters that reflect the main stages of many parents’ journeys as they move from grief, denial and anger to a point where they can accept their situation, and perhaps see their child’s disability as embodying a profound life lesson. Each chapter begins with an expert psychological commentary on what parents may be experiencing at that stage. These accounts from parents allow rare insights into the challenges of their world and reveal the extraordinary rollercoaster of emotions many face daily. What emerges is a testament to human determination and a powerful reaffirmation of the strength of love.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 215 mm x 152 mm | 224 Pages |
49 Ways to Write Yourself Well is an inspirational guide to improving your confidence and general well-being through writing. Written by a leading creative-writing trainer and life coach, this book is a compendium of tools, techniques and activities which you can draw on to help you take control of your emotions, relationships and personal goals, and find a greater sense of self. The book is structured into 49 different and complementary approaches to using writing in creative and transformational ways for enhancing well-being.
The information and exercises will help you to build and maintain a regular writing practice, as well as set up and maintain a journal. Learn how to use creative writing to identify and manage your emotions, release emotional and mental blocks, practise coaching models on the page to discover solutions to work or personal challenges, and reframe relationships with oneself and others. With recent research showing the positive and health-improving benefits that can come through writing, this guide will help you express yourself and achieve a greater sense of personal well-being.
SPECIFICATIONS: 210 x 148 mm | Paperback | 152 Pages |
Mind Science in Practice One Step at a Time
49 Ways to Think Yourself Well is a unique, dip-in guide to help you to enhance and sustain well-being. Written by two experienced therapists and trainers in brief psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, it offers readers a compendium of insightful information and a host of positive and practical ways for boosting well-being on all levels, using the powerful tools within your mind.
Drawing on a wide range of tried and tested approaches to improving resilience and well-being, the book makes clear links between the science of the mind and how to feel better – physically, emotionally and mentally. It will help you to challenge and overcome unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour in order to reduce stress, anxiety and negative thoughts, boost your self-confidence and motivation, recover from illness, improve your relationships, reach your personal goals and much more.
SPECIFICATIONS: 210 x 148 mm | Paperback | 152 Pages |
49 Ways to Eat Yourself Well is an inspirational guide to making sure that the food you eat every day actively promotes your health and well-being. Written by a leading nutritional therapist, the book focuses on 49 different foods, looking at their history, character, properties and nutritional benefits. It provides positive and practical information on how to use your food to help you resist and recover from illness, and gain resilience and vitality.
Packed full of motivational and practical ideas, the book offers handy tips on how to incorporate the 49 foods into your diet, as well as easy, tasty recipes so that you can put what you’ve learned into practice the same day! When so much of what we eat is processed and pre-prepared, it is easy to lose track of what we are putting into our bodies; this book will support you to take back control over your own health.
SPECIFICATIONS: 210 x 148 mm | Paperback | 152 Pages |
Through the Gate tells the story of a child who has just moved house and is struggling to cope with all the changes in her life. She relates to the dilapidated house she has moved to, as she sits sad and forlorn upon its broken front step.
But, as the story unfolds, the house is gradually repaired paralleling how the child’s perception of her new situation improves. Each time the child passes ‘through the gate’, into the world beyond, she notices more of her surroundings and discovers that her new life has some wonderful things in it.
Within the illustrations is a ‘spot the difference’ game that encourages interaction with the story and develops observation skills. Younger children can be involved in spotting the more obvious changes and older children will be challenged with the more subtle transformations.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9 ½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |
Parenting teenagers is tricky at the best of times! When tough issues arise, parents can struggle with what to do and how best to approach challenging situations. In this highly practical, skills-based book, psychologist Michael Hawton draws on 30 years of experience to enable you to steer your teenager through the tough times with confidence.
Using case studies and based on universally accepted mediation principles, this valuable guide will help you develop tools to sort out behaviour so you don’t overreact, and explains the scripted approach to encouraging positive behaviour changes. Engaging Adolescents empowers you in learning to resolve conflicts, ease distress and build better family relationships.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 216 Pages |
Fewer Highs, Fewer Lows, Better Health
In this essential resource for any diabetes sufferer, Professor Merlin Thomas from the world-renowned Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute offers clear, effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of the disease.
The book examines what diabetes is and how it comes about. It describes the many practical changes you can make to your diet, while also looking at physical activity and the different ways exercise can be used to maintain and improve your health.
The book also explores the medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to achieve control of your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and how to avoid major complications. Individual chapters look at the effects of diabetes on the heart, vision, feet, kidneys, bladder, mind, mood, sleep and sex — all critically important areas for sufferers wanting to maintain optimum health.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm / 7 ¾ x 5 Inches | 336 Pages |
Recipes Inspired by the Abundance of Seasonal Ingredients Flourishing on the Croatian Island of Korčula
Over 70 simple yet delicious recipes are included, such as Croatian Sweet Easter Bread; Black Risotto; Fresh Fig Crumble; Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach; Dalmatian Shepherd’s Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans; Sugared Almonds; Croatian Pepper Biscuits; Carrot and Mint Salad.
Infused with the warmth and vibrancy of Barbara’s beloved island, The Adriatic Kitchen is a must-have cookbook for those wanting to experience traditional food at its best.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 230 x 185 mm / 9 x 7 ¼ Inches | Colour | 112 Pages |
Smart Gardening is all you need for gardening success! You’ll soon find that this clear and encouraging book will become your ultimate one-stop reference to growing your own food.
Whether your home is in the hot tropics or the cool mountains, you’ll find everything you need to know to start gardening for the future: reducing your global footprint while also saving money.
The handy monthly reference guide takes the guesswork out of when to plant and when to harvest, ensuring that you receive a constant supply of fresh organic produce from your garden, no matter what its size.
In addition, Smart Gardening includes tips for preparing your soil, how to prune what when, water-conscious gardening and companion planting, effective yet environmentally friendly pest control, and much more. It’s all about getting your garden to work for you!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 260 x 210 mm / 10 ⅕ x 8 ⅓ Inches | 264 Pages |
50 5-Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding: Simple Solutions for Better Position and Performance in No Time
Start or end your riding sessions with Wendy Murdoch’s 5-Minute Fixes, and you’ll be amazed how quickly you can replace old habits with new ones, get out of your “riding rut,” and transform what you can’t do to what you can do…naturally, capably, comfortably, and consistently alongside a happy riding partner—your horse.
5 minutes a day is all the time you need to achieve:
- Better balance in the saddle
- Improved body control from head to toe
- Flawless leg position and subtle aiding
- Less physical stiffness, tension, and riding-related pain
- Confidence in your ability to communicate with your horse
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 200 mm / 8 ⅓ x 8 Inches | 199 Colour Photos + 41 Illustrations | 224 Pages |
This gorgeous book would make a wonderful gift, for someone you love or for yourself!
By reading a thought each day from this wise little book, you can stop for a moment and nourish your soul. Often our lives are so busy that we forget to look within. Each vignette will seep in deeply, and give you cause to reflect on the important issues that underpin your relationships, careers and family life.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback, Cased with Jacket | 138 x 105 mm / 5 ½ x 4 ⅕ Inches | 38 Illustrations | 192 Pages |
Illuminating Wisdom brings art and wisdom together in a beautiful celebration of some of the world’s most inspiring philosophical, spiritual and literary quotes.
Approximately 80 quotes have been drawn from some of the great wisdom and literary traditions of both East and West, as well as from inspiring people throughout history noted for their practical wisdom. These quotes have been set to exquisite calligraphy by Deirdre Hassed, a leading professional calligrapher, in a range of styles — from the traditional to the contemporary, and making use of many and varied techniques such as gilding, collage, work on glass, letterpress and linoprinting.
Accompanying each artwork is text by Craig Hassed, an international expert in mindfulness, that provides background on the quote’s author, explores the wisdom tradition to which it belongs, and offers deep insight into the meaning of the quote. The result is a book that is both a work of art and a collection of wisdom that will educate and inspire.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback, Case with Jacket | 225 x 203 mm / 8 ¾ x 8 Inches | 160 Pages |