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Inspiring stories of the world’s unsung heroes
In this inspirational book, writer and film-maker Miles Roston tells the stories of people from around the world who, despite unlikely backgrounds, have used their skills and energy to change the lives of those less fortunate than themselves. They demonstrate that one person can make a difference, and by doing so live a life of sheer joy.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | Illustrations | 248 Pages |
The stories behind the world’s favourite songs
Some of the world’s best-loved songs have had remarkable origins. In a book full of surprises and curiosities, Max Cryer reveals stories from all around the world, and from artists as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Elton John. This truly fascinating book makes enthralling reading.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 210 x 155 mm | Illustrations | 192 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 |
Your complete guide to health, diet, nutrition and natural foods
Learn how to heal yourself with the food you eat! Laugh with Health is the complete ‘body system’ guide to health and healing. Recommended by medical doctors and naturopaths, Laugh with Health is everyone’s essential reference for living a life of health and wellbeing. completely revised and updated edition.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 245 x 190 mm | 224 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 |
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 |
This beautiful Leather Bound collectors edition is presented in its own full colour slip case. Each copy is individually signed and numbered by the author. With only 199 copies of this edition being produced this will be a rare collectable. Order your copy now.
SPECIFICATIONS: Leather Bound | 270 x 250 mm | 264 Pages |
The writings of Elizabeth Macquarie
‘In Her Own Words: The writings of Elizabeth Macquarie’ is a beautifully presented volume containing the annotated letters and journal of Elizabeth Macquarie, wife of early colonial Australia’s planning visionary, Lachlan Macquarie. This publication is historically significant as until now, very little has been in print about Elizabeth Macquarie and her influence in the shaping of our nation.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 270 x 250 mm | 264 Pages |
Essential reading for any woman who’s ever longed to be a mother…
Judith Uyterlinde had it all; health, intelligence, good looks, a fabulous career and a happy relationship with a wonderful man.
All that was missing from her perfect life was a child, and how hard could that be?
As it turned out, Judith would experience the agony of miscarrying twins, suffer two ectopic pregnancies, and endure four failed IVF attempts before finally having to accept that she could not give birth to a child of her own.
Written with a searing intensity, Judith’s years of struggling are recounted with humour and honesty.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153mm | 120 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 |
Sit back and enjoy the ride while Graham Hutchins takes you on a journey of discovery around New Zealand. In the style of Michael Palin, Hutchins describes a dozen unique train journeys, accompanied by many superb photographs of New Zealand’s incomparable scenery. For tourists, the book will be a personal travelogue, in which the main features of the landscape, as seen from the train, are described as the journey unfolds; for railway enthusiasts, the book will be essential reading, including some little-known historical and technical information, a look at the lines we have lost, and with many exciting new photographs.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 280 x 210 mm | Full Colour Throughout | 160 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 |
Success Strategies for Expat Leaders in Hong Kong
In Foreigner in Charge: Hong Kong, leading international business coach Padraig O’Sullivan takes an insightful, comprehensive look at what it takes to succeed. Central to the book is the PALDER framework, a proven, integrated approach mapping out the transition phases you will experience in your first two years. It illustrates the waves of change you, your family and the organisation will undergo and gives you the necessary navigation tools.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 156 mm | 208 Pages |
The truth about what we put on our plate … and what we can do to change it
Everyone wants to eat fresh, clean, nutrient-rich food. The more sophisticated of us want our food ethically produced as well. But the vast majority of food in Australia is mass-produced in an industrialised system and the results are not as palatable as the everyday shopper might imagine.
Our fruit and vegetables are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, many of which have been banned overseas for years. Our beef is more often than not produced in feedlots, where thousands of cattle stand in their own faeces, regularly dosed with antibiotics to prevent the diseases that are an inevitable result of these conditions. Our chickens are ‘spin chilled’ in a dilute chlorine solution to help preserve them, and also to whiten the meat. The list goes on …
And if you combine all this with the as-yet-unknown effects of genetically modified crops, the growing water crisis, the continued sale of valuable farming land to foreign interests, and the constant struggle Australian farmers face to survive in a ‘free-market’ economy where ‘big business’ makes the profit and their overseas competitors are subsidised yet they are not, it soon becomes evident that food production in Australia faces a very uncertain future.
Food Shock investigates these issues and encourages us to ask some important questions: what are the alternatives to our current system? How do we get there? And what can we, the consumer, do to change things? The answers may surprise…
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 mm x 153 mm | 288 Pages |
A guide for women over 35
Many older women spend months, if not years, trying for motherhood, then endure an anxious pregnancy wondering if they are eating and exercising properly. Fitness expert Suzy Clarkson has been there. Her first pregnancy at the age of 38 was relatively trouble-free, but trying to get pregnant again a few years later was very different. Following fertility treatment, she finally gave birth to her second child at the age of 45.
Qualified in physiotherapy, Suzy has now devised a practical guide to assist older women through their pregnancies, using her own experiences of motherhood to support her text. This easy-to-follow fitness programme will take you through each trimester, showing suitable exercises and suggesting how to develop healthy habits to achieve a safe outcome, a successful childbirth and a speedy recovery afterwards. The book is fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs showing the exercises in detail. The information she provides is based on the latest research, and is endorsed by leading specialists in obstetrics and fertility.
But the book is more than its exercises. Suzy is a ‘real mum’ who offers encouragement and a compassionate helping hand to all older mothers. Fit for Birth and Beyond is the guide you can trust and use with confidence.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 242 x 184 mm | 256 Pages |
Everyone Can Write is an easy-to-understand, practical, ‘how to write’ book that is accessible to everyone from a business executive wanting to polish his reports to a retiree wanting to chronicle her family history. It solves the problems that beginning writers struggle with by giving them an easy-to-follow and simple set of rules that allows them to write rapidly and clearly.
The book outlines the three forms of non-fiction writing: report, narrative and essay. Each one is dissected and a set of rules applied to each structure. The rules are easily put into practice and vary for each structure. For example, in report writing, two easy-to-apply rules are: 25 words to a sentence and 3 or 4 sentences in a paragraph.
The author has also developed a foolproof method of structuring your writing, so that you make effective use of your time. It’s based on the easy-to-remember three-step formula: Pre-write, Free-write, Re-write. Pre-write refers to researching the necessary information. Free-write refers to getting the information onto the computer screen. Re-write refers to the essential task of editing the writing into clear readable text. This technique allows writers to become the editors of their own writing, thereby dramatically improve its quality.
The essentials of grammar and punctuation, easily confused words and other useful tips for writers are also covered.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 162 mm x 125 mm | 176 Pages |
Max Cryer’s new book is a splendid collection of historical facts and eccentricities of language that will delight all dog-lovers and anyone with a morsel of interest in the world around them. Every Dog Has Its Day pays homage to man’s best friend, telling the stories of famous dogs in history, tracing the origins of some of our favourite breeds, showing how dogs have become a significant part of our language, and describing the amazing range of activities in which dogs are involved. Written with Max Cryer’s characteristic light touch and sense of humour, every page contains unexpected facts and fascinating stories: this book truly is a delight from beginning to end.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 198 mm x 126mm / 7¾ x 5 inches | 200 Pages |
Working dogs and their stories
Humans are indebted to dogs. We get them to do all the jobs we can’t do; we expect them to save our lives, uphold the law, find our missing, comfort our sick and elderly, be our eyes and ears, watch over our families, move our stock, entertain us and keep us warm – all for a bowl of food, the tug of a toy and a pat at the end of the day.
Dogs should be revered and recognised for achieving great feats to improve human life, and this book unashamedly does just that. It tells the stories of a number of dogs, from their initial selection for work, to their training, their work experiences and their relationships with their handlers and masters. A long-time dog-owner and journalist, Maria Alomajan fleshes out each story with colourful and heartwarming anecdotes based on her interviews with the owners of these selfless animals, together with a host of charming photographs.
Among the animals profiled in the book are dogs working for the police and customs; farm dogs; therapy and guide dogs; search and detection dogs (including cancer, cadaver, truffle, avalanche, LandSAR and USAR dogs); acting, model and show dogs; sled dogs and mascots.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 mm x 151 mm / 9¼ x 6 inches | 160 Pages |