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1. Adam-Smith, Patsy (1975). Tiger Country (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Seal / Rigby Limited. 206 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages & edges faintly toned as usual, top edge faintly foxed. Her extensive travel throughout remote Tasmania in search of stories about the Tasmanian tiger. ISBN: 0851790964X. Our Book No: 4071. $10 AUD.
2. Ansara, Martha (1989). Always Was, Always Will Be: The Sacred Grounds of the Waugal, Kings Park, Perth, W.A. (1st ed). Sydney, Balmain: Martha Ansara Jequerity. 122 pp. Paperback large octavo, good condition, black & white text-photos, spine little faded, pages faintly toned, top edge & endpapers lightly foxed, tiny holes top corner front cover (staple removed), minor tide marks edges (little wavy), light foxing flyleaves, minor edgewear. This book outlines the issues and history of "The Old Swan Brewery" Aboriginal land rights dispute, in Perth, Western Australia. Related documents are also reproduced. ISBN: 0731675711. Our Book No: 28774. $18 AUD.
3. Askew, Graeme (1990). Music Lifesavers: Level 4. Sydney: Ashton Scholastic. 128 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & cartoons. Written for busy classroom teachers who have not specialized in the area of music. An easy way to develop children's understanding of musical concepts. Complete with sheet music, illustrated flashcards and fully reproducible blackline masters. ISBN: 0868965340. Our Book No: 16772. $25 AUD.
4. Austin, Peter (2015). Of Flutes & Foghorns: Growing Up in 1950s Neutral Bay. Sydney: Peter Austin. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, few colour photos, colour map, minor edgewear. His story about growing up in a modest family home overlooking Sydney Harbour on the southern slopes of Cremorne, close to the Neutral Bay join. He recalls his fond memories of his childhood, and the times and the suburban environment in which he lived. The environment has undergone immense social, cultural and structural change over the past 50 years, as to be barely recognisable today. He hopes that others may be reminded, or learn, of a time when 'flutes and foghorns' provided the soundtrack to daily life in this unique lower North Shore precinct. ISBN: 9780646938523. Our Book No: 28808. $18 AUD.
5. Bay, Mel (1958). Fun With the Guitar. Kirkwood, MO: Mel Bay Publications. 40 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, stapled, few small black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Sheet music for 23 song with melody, lyrics and chords. Plus illustrated instructions how to hold and use the guitar. Sticker: "Supplied by Clifford Essex Music Co. Ltd, London". Our Book No: 16774. $10 AUD.
6. Behan, Tom (2009). See Naples and Die: The Camorra and Organised Crime (New ed). London: Tauris Parke Paperbacks / I. B. Tauris. 324 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little creased. New edition. A century before the emergence of its cousin, the Sicilian mafia, the criminal organisation known as "The Camorra" was establishing a deadly grip on Naples and Southern Italy. Its influence today is as strong as ever. This account of the organisation and its shadowy leaders reveals a crime syndicate of extraordinary power and resources: it involves the major political parties, along with the police, judiciary, administrators and leading figures in the business community. ISBN: 9781848850187. Our Book No: 16758. $18 AUD.
7. Bennett, M. R.; Hacker, P. M. S. (2013). History of Cognitive Neuroscience (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 288 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, figures, colour plates, crease in flyleaf, tiny scuff top spine, bottom corners few pages little creased, minor edgewear corners. This book documents the history of the neural study of perception and sensation, attention and awareness, memory, emotion and linguistic powers. The aim of this well-informed critique is to challenge, provoke and illuminate neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers and general readers alike. ISBN: 9781118346341. Our Book No: 28803. $35 AUD.
8. Billinghurst, Ian (1998). Grow Your Pups With Bones: The BARF Programme for Breeding Healthy Dogs and Eliminating Skeletal Disease (Reprint ed). Bathurst, NSW: Ian Billinghurst. 405 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, pictorial colour cover, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. Australian vet who promotes the BARF diet (bones and raw food) for healthy dogs. Of interest to dog breeders, and dog owners generally. (This 8th printing has a pictorial colour cover.). ISBN: 0958592500. Our Book No: 4600. $40 AUD.
9. Birrell, Robert (1995). A Nation of Our Own. Melbourne: Longman. 292 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamps including edges, date due sheet remnants), corner front cover little creased, some edgewear & rubbing. As Australia approaches the centenary of Federation, major debates about the republic and citizenship have arisen. A revisionist view that nationalist movements were strong. Covers nationhood and citizenship, Australian nationalism's colonial origins, the late 19th century nationalist movement, the creation of the Commonwealth, nation-building in the Deakinite era, the labour movement in the late Federation era, and the Australian people. (Rubber stamps of the ABC Reference Library.). ISBN: 0582875498. Our Book No: 16348. $15 AUD.
10. Bloom, Cameron; Greive, Bradley Trevor (2016). Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family (1st ed). Sydney: Harper Collins. 207 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, few black & white photos,very minor edgewear. This beautiful book is a very special story of hope and courage. This very inspiring story starts with Sam Bloom's accident which left her paralysed and very depressed. Along came Penguin the magpie chick who is left without a family after she fell from her nest, and the Bloom family care for her. Penguin is a very important member of her human family. The life-like photos show that love and care can make a big difference. ISBN: 9780733334948. Our Book No: 28789. $22 AUD.
11. Bowen, Jill (1988). The Akubra Hat (1st ed). Sydney, Willoughby: Weldon Publishing. 76 pp. Paperback trade, thick card covers, stapled, very good condition, colour photos (mostly full-page), black & white photos, faint foxing flyleaf & last page, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of the people who had the dedication, skill and persistence to create the Akubra company. The Akubra hat has become part of Australian national folklore. ISBN: 0947116524. Our Book No: 28796. $18 AUD.
12. Bowering, Margaret (2011). The Uncles: The Story of the Heyde Brothers: German Migrants to Western Australia in the Early 1900s. Sydney, Cremorne: Cremorne1.Com. 113 pp. Paperback tall trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour frontispiece, laminate lightly lifting rear cover near spine, cover corners little creased, minor edgewear, correction slip loosely inserted. This biography of the five Heyde brothers came about after the authors' frequent visits to the beautiful farm that they pioneered near Manjimup in Western Australia. The author researched their lives, obtaining interviews, information and photos from many of the Heyde descendants in Germany, as well as descendants of former neigbours in Manjimup. Excerpts from the brothers' letters home and the photos, provided by the Heyde family bring their story to life. ISBN: 9780987152800. Our Book No: 28806. $35 AUD.
13. Brayley, Annabelle (2015). Outback Vets: 15 Amazing Stories of People Who Care for Animals in Remote Australia (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, few tiny scratches rear cover, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. These stories are about the vets that help to care for the outback animals. There is one story about Red Dog, the famous nomad kelpie from Western Australia, and the others travel to Burke, the Top End, Northern Territory, Birdsville, Kimberley, and other remote places where they are needed. ISBN: 9780143798316. Our Book No: 28770. $18 AUD.
14. Brock, Paul (2004). A Passion for Life (An Inspiring Story of Resilience and Hope). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 272 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear, old price marks. In late 1996, the author, a happily married man with three children, at the peak of an illustrious career, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND): a debilitating, degenerative disease for which there is no cure. In this finely written, deeply moving book, he reflects on his life through the prism of living with MND and the effects it has had on himself, his wife Jackie and their young family. ISBN: 0733314473. Our Book No: 22664. $30 AUD.
15. Buckley, William; Flannery, Tim (editor) (2002). The Life & Adventures of William Buckley. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 200 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Tim Flannery here edits (with an introduction) the life of convict William Buckley, originally published in 1852. Buckley escaped from the Port Phillip settlement and lived for many years among Aborigines. In 1835, a giant of a man shambled into the camp left by John Batman at Indented Head near Geelong. Though clearly a European, the visitor spoke not a word of English. Instead, he pointed to a tattoo on his arm, which bore the initials WB alongside crudely executed pictures. He had been living with the Aborigines for so long he had lost track of time. What he told of his life in the wilds of Victoria so amazed those who heard him that he soon became celebrated as "the wild white man". ISBN: 1877008206. Our Book No: 16522. $16 AUD.
16. Burchell, David (2003). Western Horizon: Sydney's Heartland and the Future of Australian Politics [Scribe Short Books]. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 122 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual. Western Sydney at the foot of the Blue Mountains contains up to half of Sydney's population. This is the first attempt the explain the political volatility of this young and rapidly-growing region. ISBN: 0908011938. Our Book No: 12979. $12 AUD.
17. Burrell, Vice-Adm. Sir Henry; Synnot, Adm. Sir Anthony (foreword) (1986). Mermaids Do Exist: The Autobiography of Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Burrell Royal Australian Navy (Retired). Sydney, Crows Nest: Macmillan. 318 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear dustjacket, top of spine slightly bumped, top of spine on dustjacket creased, base of spine little rubbed. This autobiography covers his naval career from the time he joined the Royal Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay in 1918 at the age of 13 until he retired in 1962 as Chief of Naval Staff. Sir Henry's memoirs are of considerable historic interest, his service spanning both peace and WW2. His ranks from cadet-midshipman to vice-admiral, both in Australian waters and overseas, are covered in this fascinating story. ISBN: 033341540X. Our Book No: 28793. $30 AUD.
18. Butterss, Philip (2014). An Unsentimental Bloke: The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 289 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, corners last few pages little creased, minor edgewear & scuffing & marking corners. This book traces Dennis's early years in rural South Australia, and looks at his work on a bohemian newspaper in Adelaide, his move to Melbourne to work for The Bulletin, his political involvement, and his success as a writer and his spectacular fall, and his re-emergence as an elder statesman of Australian letters. He is best known for "The Sentimental Bloke" and "Doreen". ISBN: 9781743052877. Our Book No: 28776. $25 AUD.
19. Cambridge, Ada; Morrison, Elizabeth (editor) (1995). A Woman's Friendship (Reprint ed) [Colonial Texts]. Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University Press. 177 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good condition, minor edgewear. Historical novel about life in 1888 in Melbourne. A gentle satire of class and sexuality. First published as a serial in "The Age" newspaper, 1889, and here published as a book for the first time. ISBN: 0868401633. Our Book No: 2510. $25 AUD.
20. Camilleri, Jenny (2002). Some Outstanding Women of Broken Hill and District. [Broken Hill]: Jenny Camilleri / Openbook Print. pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition. Brief biographies (2 pages each, with photos) of about 100 notable women from the Broken Hill district in farwestern New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 094933104X. Our Book No: 16768. $25 AUD.
21. Caro, Jane (editor) (2013). Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. A fabulously provocative collection by women ready to destroy the joint. In 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said a society needs the political participation of women to reach its full potential. Commentator Allan Jones reacted to his by saying: 'Women are destroying the joint . . . honestly. People around the country responded with passion, disbelief and hilarity. This entertaining and thought-provoking collection of essays, analysis, memoir, fiction, satire, polemic and tweets is from some of Australia's best and brightest women. ISBN: 9780702249907. Our Book No: 16779. $22 AUD.
22. Carter Hallward, Maia (editor); Norman, Julie M. (editor) (2015). Understanding Nonviolence: Contours and Contexts. Cambridge: Polity Press. 252 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear, top corner front cover creased. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive introduction to nonviolence in theory and practice. The author has combined insightful analysis of key theoretical debates with fresh perspectives on contemporary and historical case studies, to look at the different approaches, aims and trajectories of nonviolent campaigns from Gandhi to the present day. The book will interest activists, students, and teachers of contentious politics, international security, and peace and conflict studies. ISBN: 9780745680170. Our Book No: 28798. $25 AUD.
23. Carter, Melanie; Oram, Nicola (illustrator) (2007). Possum Goes to School (Reprint ed). Cairns, QLD: Childerset. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear corners & spine. Australian children's picture story about a possum who goes to school. This is the sequel to Possum in the House. The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0949130486. Our Book No: 28778. $12 AUD.
24. Cavalier, Rodney (2011). Power Crisis: The Self-Destruction of a State Labor Party (1st ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. 202 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine faintly creased, copy 2. Written by a former minister and Labor historian, this book is an explosive account of the self-destruction of the New South Wales Labor Government, which saw a turnover of four premiers in five years, and which was heading for humiliation by voters at the next state election. Sponsored by the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. ISBN: 9780521138321. Our Book No: 15185A. $10 AUD.
25. Chambers, H. A. (1956). Christmas Carols For Four Hands (One Piano) [Imperial Edition no. 784: Plate B6993]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 20 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, minor pencil annotation. Sheet music for eight Christmas carols: Away in a manger - First Nowell [Noel] - Good King Wenceslas - Jingle bells - O come all ye faithful - O little town of Bethlehem - Silent night - We three kings of orient are. Copyright, 1956, but rubber Allans stamp, dated 1971.). Our Book No: 16777. $10 AUD.
26. Cialdini, Robert (1993). Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Revised, reprint ed). Melbourne: Business Library. 321 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, owner's written name. Revised edition. Bestseller that explains the weapons of persuasion at work in today's workplace. American psychologist and acknowledged expert explains the psychology of why people say "yes" to suggestions. You will learn universal principles and how to use them to become a skilled persuader, and how to defend yourself against such techniques. Perfect for people in all walks of life, and will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success. ISBN: 0688128165. Our Book No: 4075. $25 AUD.
27. Crittenden, Paul (2012). Reason, Will and Emotion: Defending the Greek Tradition Against Triune Consciousness (1st ed). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 266 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, top spine bumped, tiny scuff top spine. This book's main concern is to explore and defend the place of affectivity, including the passions and the higher emotions referred to as affections of the will, in the philosophy of mind and ethics of the Greek tradition. The aim is to highlight the fundamental importance of affectivity, and to argue for its necessity as a dimension of understanding the human mind. Written by Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 9781137030962. Our Book No: 28801. $35 AUD.
28. Daley, Paul (2009). Beersheba: A Journey Through Australia's Forgotten War (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 339 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, black & white photos, frontispiece drawing, bottom corner flyleaf creased, minor edgewear corners. This book is about the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade who took part in what is now known as the 'last great cavalry charge' in October, 1917. The author travelled from Australia to Israel, from past to present, and from the battlefields to the archives, to write this remarkable story. ISBN: 9780522855999. Our Book No: 28777. $18 AUD.
29. Dancy, Jonathan (2004). Ethics Without Principles (Reprint ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 229 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, little rubbed), top spine chipped. A definitive statement of particularist ethical theory. Argues that the traditional link between morality and principles, or between being moral and having principles, is little more than a mistake. Opposing positions are summarized and criticized. ISBN: 0199270023. Our Book No: 28792. $30 AUD.
30. Dennard, Deborah; McKinnon, James (illustrator) (2000). Koala Country: A Story of an Australian Eucalyptus Forest (U.S. ed). Norwalk, CN: Soundprints. 27 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, tiny scuff spine, minor edgewear. Children's picture story of an Australian eucalyptus forest where a mother koala and her joey feed and observe the other animal inhabitants of their fragile eucalyptus forest home. ISBN: 1568998880. Our Book No: 28779. $15 AUD.
31. Dessaix, Robert (200). Twilight of Love: Travels With Turgenev. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 275 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, illustrated endpapers, covers a little rubbed (mostly black background), ribbon bookmark. The Australian author has written a fascinating memoir, literary biography and travel book. He followed in the footsteps of the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev to create the memoir, after having his own 40-year relationship with Turgenev, first as a student of the Russian language in both Australia and Russia, then as a teacher. Through his journey, he now refers to Turgenev as a friend. ISBN: 0330364995. Our Book No: 28820. $15 AUD.
32. Donaldson, Mike (editor); Kenneally, Kevin (editor) (2007). Rock Art of the Kimberley: Proceedings of the Kimberley Society Rock Art Seminar Held at the University of Western Australia, Perth, 10 September 2005. Perth: Kimberley Society. 158 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & figures, map, colour reproductions, light foxing title page & last page, small scuff top spine, minor edgewear. A record of the Kimberley Rock Art Seminar held in 2005, and is a look at the rich artistic traditions of the early inhabitants of Australia going back many thousands of years. It includes many photos never before published. The Kimberley region of northernmost Western Australia is one of the most prolific rock art centres of the world. ISBN: 9780958713016. Our Book No: 28782. $35 AUD.
33. Easdown, Geoff; Wilms, Peter (2002). Ansett: The Collapse. Melbourne: Lothian Books. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. The story of Ansett Airlines, founded in 1936, which became (then owned by Air New Zealand) the Sydney Olympics airline in 2000. However it spectacularly went bust in September 2001. ISBN: 0734404441. Our Book No: 10881. $20 AUD.
34. Edwards, Benjamin (2008). Wasps Tykes and Ecumaniacs: Aspects of Australian Sectarianism 1945 - 1981. Melbourne, Brunswick East: Acorn Press. 261 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book studies sectarianism (both Catholic and Protestant) in Australia from 1947 to 1981, a period of great upheaval for both religious culture and Australian society. Covers the religious revival of the 1950s and the waning of sectarian bitterness brought about by the rise of ecumenism, the Second Vatican Council, large-scale immigration and state aid to education. ISBN: 9780908284740. Our Book No: 28786. $18 AUD.
35. Elder, Bruce (1987). And When I Die, Will I Be Dead? From the ABC Radio Program. Sydney: ABC Enterprises. 95 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, patchy toning inside covers bottom edge, minor edgewear. Compiled from ABC radio program about near-death experiences (NDEs) for 2JJJ-FM, and from interviews recorded for ABC Radio's Science Show. ISBN: 0642527210. Our Book No: 5329. $10 AUD.
36. Forster, Michael N. (1989). Hegel and Skepticism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press (HUP). 256 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, light foxing edges, top spine jacket creased (minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side), owner's written name & date crossed out. The author distinguishes three aspects of Hegel's relation to the skeptical tradition: his critical interpretation of views within the tradition, his pursuit within his own philosophy of history of themes arising from this criticial interpretation of skepticism, and his effort to construct a philosophical position capable of withstanding the assults of the skeptics. The book is divided into three parts dealing with each of these topics in turn. ISBN: 0674387074. Our Book No: 28813. $22 AUD.
37. Forsyth, Kate; Street, Rosalie (2007). I Am (1st ed). Sydney: Macmillan. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback wide small quarto, very good condition, colour full-page drawings, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover creased, spine little creased. A lyrical children's picture story about the day in the life of an imaginative four-year-old boy. Written using first-person pronouns, as difficulty with pronouns is a common problem in children's speech. The book has a guide included in the back of the book, and a note from the author. The large bright illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780330423823. Our Book No: 28785. $18 AUD.
38. Frame, Tom (2009). Losing My Religion: Unbelief in Australia. Sydney: UNSW Press. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sticker marks front flyleaf. In this challenging and provocative book based on census data, Tom Frame, one of Australia's best-known writers on religion and society, examines diminishing theological belief and declining denominational affiliation. Although Australia is considered a Christian country, about 25% of the population has no declared religion, which makes Australia one of the world's most godless nation. Many Australians cannot see why they need to bother with religion at all. Furthermore, it contends that vehement campaigning against theistic belief is the product of growing disdain for religious fundamentalism and a vigorous commitment to personal autonomy. ISBN: 9781921410192. Our Book No: 16778. $20 AUD.
39. Freydberg, Bernard (2005). Imagination in Kant's Critique of Practical Reason [Studies in Continental Thought]. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 180g pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, few figures, minor edgewear. This book is a close reading of Kant's second critique: "The critique of Practical Reason". The author challenges the widespread view that Kant's ethics calls for rigid, self-denying obedience. The book gives a surprising and provocative view of the German philosopher's ethics in this accessible book. ISBN: 0253217873. Our Book No: 28805. $20 AUD.
40. Galleries, Savill (2001). Australian Painting: Federation Edition. Sydney, Paddington: Savill Galleries. Unnum 68 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour reproductions (including two foldout), corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This catalogue was published for an exhibition from May to June 2001 at the Savill Galleries in Paddington, Sydney, and May to June, 2001 in Melbourne. The exhibition was on view in both the Melbourne and Sydney galleries concurrently. The colour plates have the description on the facing page. Our Book No: 28797. $26 AUD.
41. Gallico, Paul (2011). Jennie (New ed) [Essential Modern Classics]. London: HarperCollins Children's Books. 347 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Young adults fiction novel about a boy named Peter, who wakes from a serious accident, to find himself transformed into a cat. The world is a dangerous place for him, until he is befriended by the kindly cat Jennie. This beautiful story is as special as the first time it was published in 1950. ISBN: 9780007395194. Our Book No: 28821. $14 AUD.
42. Ganter, Regina (1994). The Pearl-Shellers of Torres Strait: Resource Use, Development and Decline, 1860s - 1960s. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 299 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, figures, minimal fading top edge rear cover, minor edgewear. A prize-winning oral history of a multicultural local industry (that went through several crises, including over-fishing) that could have better helped Aboriginal and Islander communities. ISBN: 0522845479. Our Book No: 12777. $30 AUD.
43. Gathorne-Hardy, Jonathan (2005). Kinsey: A Biography (Revised ed). London: Pimlico / Random House. 513 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, spine little creased, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Biography of the American zoologist and pioneer researcher into human sexual behaviour. This biography forms the basis of a new film. The author has interviewed Kinsey's remaining family, his close colleagues, friends and lovers. With wit and subtlety the author reveals whole new aspects of this complex, heroic, obsessive and ultimately sympathetic man. ISBN: 1844138364. Our Book No: 21824. $15 AUD.
44. Geldard, David; Geldard, Kathryn (2005). Basic Personal Counselling: A Training Manual for Counsellors (5th, reprint ed). Sydney: Prentice Hall / Pearson Education. 408 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tables, figures. Fifth edition. A comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to personal counselling, now in its fifth edition, written for professional and volunteer counsellors, and those who train them. ISBN: 073397001X. Our Book No: 13698. $45 AUD.
45. Gleeson, Max (1993). The Vanished Fleet of the Sydney Coastline (1st ed). Sydney: Max Gleeson. 168 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos, covers little scratched, edges lightly foxed, light foxing title page & last two pages, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). This fascinating book recreates the events leading up to the loss of 15 shipwrecks in the Sydney and Illawarra region. The book documents many stories of survival, court room dramas, personalities, tragedy and bad luck. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in Australia's maritime history and shipwrecks. ISBN: 0646136712. Our Book No: 28791. $18 AUD.
46. Graham, Sally (1985). Pioneer Merchant: The Letters of James Graham, 1839 - 54. Melbourne, South Yarra: Hyland House. 261 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, family tree endpapers, light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly toned & marked, creased top edge), pages lightly toned. The Graham papers are one of the best known and most extensive collections of merchant's papers in Australia. These letters from the Scottish-Australian family are available to the general reader for the first time. The author has chosen letters from the years 1839-54 covering social, political and commercial aspects of Melbourne's early years and added a connecting narrative to put them into context. The authors' husband is a great-great grandson of James Graham. Their two daughters are among the fifth-generation of Australian-born Grahams. ISBN: 0908090854. Our Book No: 28816. $20 AUD.
47. Gray, Jeffrey A. (1980). Ivan Pavlov [Modern Masters]. New York: Viking Press. 153 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black cloth spine, pages lightly toned, reverse jacket lightly toned (minor edgewear), few small marks endpapers, owner's written name. Biography of the Nobel-Prize-winning Russian physiologist who discovered the conditioned reflex during experiments with dogs. This concise account of his life and works follows the development of Pavlov's theories of brain function, behavior, and personality, based on the concept of conditioning. The author also discusses Pavlov's critics and followers, especially in the Soviet Union, and assesses his contribution to our understanding of behavior, brain and mind. ISBN: 0670404578. Our Book No: 28822. $18 AUD.
48. Harre, Rom; Gillett, Grant (1994). The Discursive Mind. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, few scratches rear cover, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark. This book presents a tour of the main philosophical revolutions that are shaping contemporary psychology. The authors show a new paradigm in psychology, dissolving the Cartesian distinction between mind and body in favour of the discursive turn in psychological theory. The book will interest xcholars, professionals, and students in psychology, communication and sociology. ISBN: 0803955022. Our Book No: 28812. $25 AUD.
49. Higgins, Winton (2003). Journey Into Darkness (1st ed). Blackheath, NSW: Brandl & Schlesinger. 286 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages faintly toned, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. This book is part travel diary and part historical investigation. The author traveled to Jerusalem to follow the German and Holocaust lead. He also reflects on modern Australia, and discusses the direction Australia's moral and political development is taking. ISBN: 187604053X. Our Book No: 28775. $50 AUD.
50. Hills, Adelma (2010). Foolproof Guide to Statistics Using PASW: SPSS Version 15 for Windows (New ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Pearson Originals / Pearson Education. 345 pp. Paperback large quarto, spiral binding, as new condition, figures, tables. Heavy. An excellent foundation for understanding statistics and the use of SPSS. Each chapter contains a worked example in a tutorial format, which clearly goes through of the required SPSS procedures, and the output for each step is interpreted. Covers an extensive array of statistics, including the ANOVA, correlation and nominal data families (beyond what is found in most similar guides: includes MANOVA, discriminant function analysis, exploratory factor analysis, reliability analysis and loglinear analysis).The examples are primarily for psychology students, but has application for other disciplines. The author is a professor of psychology, University of Western Sydney. ISBN: 9781442531604. Our Book No: 16782. $40 AUD.
51. Historical Society, Ku-Ring-Gai (1996). Focus on Ku-ring-gai: The Story of Ku-Ring-Gai's Growth and Development (1st ed). Sydney, Gordon: Ku-Ring-Gai Historical Society Inc. 128 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, tiny scuff top spine, minor edgewear, sticker mark. The story of Ku-ring-gai (a northern Sydney council) is told in this book which has many photos and maps of the area. The area is rich in history, from the Aborigines who were here before the Europeans, Phillip's exploration of the area in the first year of settlement, major land grants, the timber-getters and orchardists. The railway, which came towards the end of the 19th century, improved the social and economic growth which is still strong today. The area has many national parks. ISBN: 0959867325. Our Book No: 28780. $18 AUD.
52. Historical Society, Randwick & District (1994). A Randwick Ramble: Part 1: Coogee & Clovelly (5th ed). Sydney, Randwick: Randwick & District Historical Society. 64 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), black & white text-photos & drawings, map, minor edgewear. Fifth edition. This pamphlet provides a history of the Randwick and Coogee areas of Sydney, including heritage buildings. This pamphlet is part 1 of a series of three guides to the historic City of Randwick. The charming picture on the cover is of Coogee Beach in the 1880s. ISBN: 1875160078. Our Book No: 26525. $17 AUD.
53. Jecchinis, Chris; Woodhouse, Hon. C. M. (foreword) (1960). Beyond Olympus: The Thrilling Story of the Train-Busters in Nazi-Occupied Greece (1st ed). London: George G. Harrap & Co. 215 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition ( in good dustjacket), black & white photos, endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket little toned (flap clipped, few small closed tears, chipped, edges spine little worn), two small scuffs spine edges. This is the story of the Greek resistance to the Nazi occupation in Athens and Mt Olympus: a story of the guerilla warfare and sabotage that was going on all over the country. Using his youthful memories, and diaries kept at the time, the author has written a testimony to the spirit of a brave nation and to his own Anglo-Greek heritage. This is a straightforward story full of action, and near-tragedy, of a strange war behind the enemy lines, fought from mountain hide-outs by a small group of men from many lands-Greece, England, Scotland, the U.S.A., and South Africa- known as ''Force 133," and directed from G.H.Q. Cairo. The main aim was to derail trains carrying German troops and equipment; to sabotage railway lines, bridges, and enemy guard-posts. Our Book No: 28811. $25 AUD.
54. Jolliffe, Eric (1981). Jolliffe's Outback, no 114: Cartoons and Australiana. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 74 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, top corner tip creased front cover & few pages, base spine bumped, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear (mostly corners), copy 1. Saltbush Bill and Family deal with floods, drought, fire, and many other funny setbacks in these collectible cartoon books. Selection of Sandy Blight cartoons at rear. Plus comments on muddies (crabs), birth of the bush ballad, Barossa barns. Our Book No: 25345. $16 AUD.
55. Jolliffe, Eric (1981). Jolliffe's Outback, no 111: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 66 pp. Paperback quarto, card covers, fair-good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), black & white cartoons, pages toned, large creases corner front cover, rear cover & edges lightly foxed, edgewear. Saltbush Bill and family provide more fun in the outback. With commentary on shearing sheds past and present, the pig-sty, and die-back. Our Book No: 25610. $10 AUD.
56. Jolliffe, Eric (1981). Jolliffe's Outback, no 114: Cartoons and Australiana. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 74 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, tear bottom edge front covered repaired, bottom corner front cover & few pages creased, edges & rear cover lightly foxed, minor edgewear, copy 2. Saltbush Bill and Family deal with floods, drought, fire, and many other funny setbacks in these collectible cartoon books. Selection of Sandy Blight cartoons at rear. Plus comments on muddies (crabs), birth of the bush ballad, Barossa barns. Our Book No: 25345A. $12 AUD.
57. Jolliffe, Eric (1986). Jolliffe's Outback Featuring Saltbush Bill, no 119. Sydney: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page black & white cartoons, two colour postcards rear cover, staples rusted, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Lots more cartoon fun with Saltbush Bill and family. Black & white text-photo of Eric Jolliffe on reverse of front cover. Commentary on Cooma Cottage (Yass), grasshoppers, goannas. Our Book No: 3647. $15 AUD.
58. Joplin, Germaine A. (1968). A Petrography of Australian Metamorphic Rocks (2nd ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 262 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, tables, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side little toned). Second edition. A detailed description of Australian metamorphic rocks, supported by numerous thin sections and chemical analyses. Our Book No: 2155. $16 AUD.
59. Kashdan, Todd B. (editor); Ciarrochi, Joseph (editor) (2013). Mindfulness, Acceptance and Positive Psychology: The Seven Foundations of Well-Being (1st ed). Oakland, Ca: Context Press / New Harbinger Publications. 335 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, correction slip loosely inserted. The positive psychology movement is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. At the same time, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based, values-oriented behavioral therapy that has many parallels to Buddhism, yet is not religious in any way, has been focused on helping people achieve their greatest human potential. ACT and positive psychology both promote human flourishing, and they often share overlapping themes and applications, particularly regarding setting goals, psychological strengths, mindfulness, and clarifying what matters most - our values and search for meaning in life. Despite these similarities, both therapeutic models are rarely discussed in relation to one another. By understanding of the seven foundations of well-being, professionals will walk away with concrete, modernized strategies to use when working with clients. ISBN: 9781608823376. Our Book No: 16780. $40 AUD.
60. Kingsley, Arthur; Jonasson, J. E. (music) (1954). Cuckoo Waltz Song (The Great Continental Hit). Sydney: W. H. Paling & Co. 8 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, looseleaf (unstapled), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Sheet music for piano. Includes "The Cuckoo Cries" (Antonia Ridge, lyrics & Friedrich W. Moller, music) on rear cover. Copyright 1920 and 1930, but song on rear cover copyright 1954. Our Book No: 16773. $15 AUD.
61. Laing, Uisdean (1964). Gu Tir Mo Luaidh (Dain Eilthireach, Sgeulachdan Agus Eachdraidh) (1st stated ed). Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Laing. 72 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (minor marking & tears, reverse side toned), autograph (author's written dedication). A collection of poetry and prose translated into Gaelic, English translations of Gaelic poems, and original poems in English and Gaelic, by Western Australian teacher and education superintendent. Our Book No: 4085. $30 AUD.
62. Lattin, James; Carroll, Douglas; Green, Paul (2003). Analyzing Multivariate Data [Duxbury Applied Series]. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks / Cole / Thomson Learning. 556 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, as new condition, pictorial cover, CD-ROM in rear pocket. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Provides an application-oriented intuitively motivated introduction to modern multivariate data analysis. Utilizes a geometric approach which helps the reader to visualize how each method works. Many sample problems from a wide variety of disciplines including psychology, sociology and marketing. Part 1: general overview. Part 2: analysis of independence (eg, factor analysis, cluster analysis). Part 3: analysis of dependence (eg, ANOVA, structural equation modelling). ISBN: 0534349749. Our Book No: 4067. $40 AUD.
63. Lipton, Bruce H. (2009). The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles (Reprint ed). Carlsbad, CA: Hay House. 204 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). With more than 100,000 copies sold of his self-published book, Bruce Lipton (M.D.) teams up with Hay House to bring his message to a wider audience. A groundbreaking work in the field of new biology that will forever change how you think about thinking. Stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body, and the processes by which cells receive information. Genes and DNA do not control our biology - instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter, and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species. ISBN: 9781401923112. Our Book No: 15113. $20 AUD.
64. Lohrey, Andrew (1997). The Meaning of Consciousness (1st ed) [Studies in Literature and Science]. Michigan: University of Michigan Press. 302 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top corner rear cover little bumped, minor edgewear jacket. This book emphasizes the relevance of an interdisciplinary approach that focuses both on science and the humanities. The author draws on writings by David Bohm, Rupert Sheldrake, Ken Wilbur, F. David Peat, Heinz Pagels, and Carl Jung, and others to emphasize the interconnections of spirituality, psychology, and physics. ISBN: 0472108212. Our Book No: 28809. $40 AUD.
65. MacAulay, Bettina; MacAulay, Desmond (2010). The Behan Legacy: The Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Art Museum. 164 pp. Paperback large quarto (with large flaps), very good condition, colour reproductions (some full-page), minor edgewear, top corners covers little bumped. This book accompanies the exhibition "The Behan Legacy: The Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art", 14 May - 12 September, 2010. This very special book and exhibition are a tribute to one of Queensland's noted philanthropists. The works of art that make up the collection were gifted by Dr Norman Behan in the 1960s to the Society of the Sacred Heart for exhibition at Stuartholme School in Toowong, Brisbane. In 1975, the Collection of 96 works was transferred on permanent loan to the University of Queensland. ISBN: 9781864999921. Our Book No: 28794. $45 AUD.
66. Macintyre, Stuart; Clark, Anna; Mason, Sir Anthony (foreword) (2004). The History Wars (Updated ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 274 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, base front cover faintly creased, minor edgewear. Updated edition (new afterword). A fascinating study of the recent right-wing (conservative) endeavours to rewrite or reinterpret the history of European settlement in Australia. Updated to correct a few mistakes and to reply to conservative critics. ISBN: 0522851282. Our Book No: 16761. $25 AUD.
67. MacKellar, Maggie (2008). Strangers in a Foreign Land: The Journal of Niel Black and Other Voices From the Western District. Melbourne: Miegunyah Press / Melbourne University Press. 308 pp. Hardback dustjacket (translucent), pictorial cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, jacket creased top edge, minor edgewear. The author presents the complete journal of Niel Black (dated 1839), an early settler in the Western District of Victoria (6 chapters), plus other voices and her commentary about this district, which is mainly the story of the hardships of the pioneer squatters. ISBN: 9780522855128. Our Book No: 13386. $60 AUD.
68. Mallet, Ashley (2002). The Black Lords of Summer: The Story of the 1868 Aboriginal Tour of England and Beyond (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages & inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is about the Aboriginal cricketers who toured England in 1868. The author, a former Test player, has reconstructed this important pioneering tour of England and has also included the careers of later Aboriginal players, including the famous fast bowler Eddie Gilbert who died tragically without fulfilling his potential. ISBN: 0702232629. Our Book No: 28800. $40 AUD.
69. Maltby, P. (Peg) (1983). Nutchen of the Forest (New ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (most full-page), illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side light foxing), spine ends lightly rubbed. This delightful Australian children's story has been reissued for a new generation. The large drawings will charm any age. Collectible Australian children's picture story. ISBN: 0207135223. Our Book No: 28767. $30 AUD.
70. Manne, Robert (2001). In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right (Quarterly Essay, Issue 1). Melbourne: Schwartz Publishing. 113 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. The first issue of Quarterly Essay (then called Australian Quarterly Essay). Later published as a book. A brilliant polemical essay that provides a succinct history of how Aborigines were mistreated (removed from their parents by Government policy), and an exposure of the right-wing conservative journalists who deny this history. Our Book No: 4089. $10 AUD.
71. Marsden, John (1988). The Journey (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Books. 186 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, faint foxing top edge, spine ends little rubbed. Novel for young adults by Australian writer. Argus is on a journey away from his valley and his parents, wondering what adventure will befall him next. ISBN: 0330271377. Our Book No: 28810. $15 AUD.
72. McCallum, Fiona (2016). Paycheque: Sometimes You Have to Lose Everything to Find Yourself (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Harlequin Mira Books. 368 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian rural romance is set in the rugged beauty of the Adelaide Hills and is centered around horses. By the writer of "Nowhere Else" and The Button Jar Series. ISBN: 9781760373603. Our Book No: 28818. $18 AUD.
73. McCallum, Fiona (2016). Wattle Creek: A Journey That Will Set Them Both Free (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Harlequin Mira Books. 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian rural romance novel is a story of dreams, expectations and endurance. Damien McAllister is suffering from depression. The long hard days on the farm that he has no time for are taking their toll. Jacqueline Havelock, a young psychologist is escaping her own problems. Can they help each other? By the writer of "Nowhere Else" and "Paycheque". ISBN: 9781489206978. Our Book No: 28802. $15 AUD.
74. Millikan, David (1991). Imperfect Company: Power and Control in an Australian Christian Cult. Melbourne: William Heinemann / Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 211 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, bookplate. The book of the ABC radio program about the inside operations of Tinker Tailor, a Protestant sect in Sydney. (Bookplate of estate of Fr John Holle, rector, St Paul's, Burwood.). ISBN: 0855614099. Our Book No: 8068. $25 AUD.
75. Molony, John N. (2004). Luther's Pine: An Autobiography [Sullivan's Creek Publication]. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 304 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Autobiography of leading Australian Christian and academic historian (Australian National University, Canberra). ISBN: 174076126X. Our Book No: 11859. $20 AUD.
76. Moore, John Hammond (2011). The Young Errol: Flynn Before Hollywood [Errol Flynn] (New ed). City Not Stated: Trafford Publishing. 173 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos centre spread, fore-edge little foxed. Describes Flynn's little-known turbulent life from birth in Hobart Tasmania, through to his eccentric schooldays and youth in Sydney, and cruising the Pacific to his years as a pioneer tobacco planter in Papua New Guinea, leading to his discovery and stardom. (Printed copy of a POD book. Originally published in 1975 by Angus & Robertson. In the final chapter, this edition lists additional books about Errol Flynn published since 1975.). ISBN: 9781426972027. Our Book No: 4066. $30 AUD.
77. Munkara, Marie (2016). Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea. Sydney: Penguin / Random House Australia. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover & some pages little creased, minor edgewear. Written with humour, honesty and courage, this book is the author's journey to find the family that she thought she had lost. ISBN: 9780857987273. Our Book No: 28814. $26 AUD.
78. Naraniecki, Alexander (2014). Returning to Karl Popper: A Reassessment of His Politics and Philosophy [Series in the Philosophy of Karl R. Popper and Critical Rationalism]. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor crease front cover bottom edge, minor edgewear, few page corners little bent. This book provides an interpretation of Karl Popper's mature philosophy within his Central-European (Austrian) intellectual context. The Australian-born philospher, much like Wittgenstein previously, has been misconstrued as an Anglo-analytic philosopher. This book aims to take seriously those aspects of Popper's writings that have received less attention and wherein he advanced metaphysical, speculative, mystical-poetic, aesthetic and Platonic arguments. ISBN: 9789042037977. Our Book No: 28807. $45 AUD.
79. Newton, P. M. (2014). Beams Falling (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the compelling and gritty second novel. It centers around Australia's recent past, and looks at the way cops and criminals operate. The author spent over a decade as a detective in the New South Wales (NSW) police force. ISBN: 9780670074525. Our Book No: 28771. $18 AUD.
80. Niall, Brenda (2007). Life Class: The Education of a Biographer. Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 290 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), reverse side jacket little foxed. Australian academic & author describes her eventful, rich and creative life journey. Her adventures include travels in England, Scotland and Italy, Austria and Hungary in search of material for her biographies of famous Australians. ISBN: 9780522853438. Our Book No: 22277. $12 AUD.
81. Nickerson, N.; Corporation, Karijini Aboriginal (1993). Karijini National Park, Western Australia. Perth: Aboriginal Economic Development Office. 22 pp. Paperback large quarto, card covers, stapled, very good condition, colour photos, maps, spine little creased & rubbed, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is about the Karijini National Park in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Aboriginal people from this area are called the Punjima, Kurrama and Innawonga, and each have their own language. The many color photos bring the Aboriginal history in the National Park to life, and make it a very special place. ISBN: 0730955737. Our Book No: 28772. $18 AUD.
82. Nordhoff, Charles; Hall, James Norman (1937). Men Against the Sea (Reprint ed). London: Chapman & Hall. 253 pp. Hardback small octavo, good condition, map front endpapers, lightly foxed edges & endpapers, minimal foxing few pages, inner hinge slightly split (pages firm), top corners covers little bumped, spine littlr slack, tiny scuff spine, edges & pages lightly toned. This is the second volume of a trilogy, which will retell the entire story of the mutiny of the Bounty and the later fortunes of the crew. This book records the adventures of a small boat load of men, who remained loyal to Captain Bligh, and endured with indomitable courage the terrors of the tropic seas. The events are those which Bligh recorded briefly in his own log. Our Book No: 28781. $15 AUD.
83. O'Brian, Patrick (1997). Joseph Banks: A Life (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The masterful writer of seafaring novels here writes a biography of Sir Joseph Banks: botanist, explorer, President of the Royal Society, and one of Australia's founding fathers. He was among the most influential British scientists of the 18th and 19th centuries, and accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage that explored the eastern Australian coast. ISBN: 0226616282. Our Book No: 16763. $25 AUD.
84. Oats, William Nicolle (1981). Backhouse and Walker: A Quaker View of the Australian Colonies 1832 - 1838. Hobart, Sandy Bay: Blubber Head Press. 76 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece). The first modern commentary on the visit by two Quakers, James Backhouse and George Washington Walker, to the Australian colonies, mostly New South Wales and Tasmania. Provides useful historical information, including and respecting the Aborigines, and attempts to influence land rights, human rights and temperance. ISBN: 0908528094. Our Book No: 16767. $20 AUD.
85. Ollif, Lorna (1981). There Must Be a River: A History of the Hornsby Shire (Reissue ed) [North Shore Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 160 pp. Paperback, very good plus position, stiffened card covers, black & white drawings, maps. Traces the history of the Hornsby Shire from its beginnings, with the important discovery by Governor Phillip of the Hawkesbury River, through to present times. In tracing the history, the author recognises that it is a story of people and, rather than giving a series of dates and statistics, she has woven the facts of settlement and development in the Shire into the human stories of the people whose lives produced the statistics. ISBN: 020714544X. Our Book No: 22221. $15 AUD.
86. Parker, Gordon (2012). A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist on the Couch. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, copy 2. The autobiography of an Australian academic psychiatrist, University of New South Wales (NSW). Professor Parker is also the founder of the Black Dog Institute. He writes about many early experiences that led him to his career in psychiatry. ISBN: 9781742610740. Our Book No: 26475A. $20 AUD.
87. Peron, M. F. (1975). A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, Performed By Order of the Emperor Napoleon, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803 and 1804 (Facsimile ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Marsh Walsh Publishing. 314 pp. Hardback small octavo, in cardboard slipcase, very good condition, brown leather covers with raised spine bands, embossed decoration covers, black vignette with gilt title on spine, extra leather title label inside rear pocket, two foldout black & white plates (includes frontispiece, minor tear), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned. Slipcase: good condition, lightly foxed, spine creased, spine ends little scuffed & worn, tiny scuff spine edge, small tear & minor edgewear. This edition is limited to 350 numbered copies of which this is no. 14. This is the first volume of the official historical account of the Baudin expedition prepared for the press by M. F. Peron, one of the naturalists appointed for the expedition. Reproduced from the original copy held by Mr H. Rollo Hamment, of Melbourne. ISBN: 0909342040. Our Book No: 28768. $230 AUD.
88. Price, Matt; Leak, Bill (illustrator) (2008). Top Price: The Australian's Matt Price on Sport, Politics, Music and Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 329 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear, creases rear cover. A collection of some of his liveliest columns filed over the last decade, in which he tackles issues big and small with his own special way of doing things - which made him one of Australia's top journalists (until his tragic death). ISBN: 9780732288877. Our Book No: 24845. $15 AUD.
89. Rae, James (1993). Blue Trumpet [UE 19766]. London: Universal Edition. 16 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, card cover (stapled), few minor creases covers, minor edgewear. Sheet music for five original pieces with more than just a hint of the "blues": The Intruder - Schoolhouse Blues - Gatecrasher - Waltz for Gemma - Ben's Tune. Our Book No: 16776. $15 AUD.
90. Renault, Emmanuel (2001). Hegel: La Naturalisation de la Dialectique [Histoire de la Philosophie]. Paris: Librarie Philosophique / J. Vrin. 320 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. The philosophy of nature has mostly been ignored in Hegelian studies. A careful reading of the German philosopher rectifies this prejudice, showing that not only is Hegel attentive and respectful of positive knowledge of his time, but that he tries to define the terms of methodological collaboration between philosophy and science. What is a speculative science project? What is Hegel's speculative deduction of the truth? What is the Hegelian understanding of the status and forms of discourse of the natural sciences? What attitude should the speculation adopt concerning scientific controversies? It is these questions that this book attempts to answer. (French language.). ISBN: 9782711615025. Our Book No: 16762. $45 AUD.
91. Riemer, A. P. (1980). Antics Fables: Patterns of Evasion in Shakespeare's Comedies. Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 229 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed). This book looks at Shakespeare's comedy plays and examines their curious, often teasing treatment of those moral, philosophical, and even religious issues that criticism has consistently isolated as representing Shakespeare's comic themes. A series of chapters, each dealing with a characteristic aspect of the comedies. The focus of the study is an extended examination of "The Winter's Tale". ISBN: 042400075X. Our Book No: 28817. $15 AUD.
92. Robinson, Jenefer (2005). Deeper Than Reason: Emotion and Its Role in Literature, Music, and Art (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 500g pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, single black & white photo, minor edgewear jacket, two small faint marks bottom edge. Examines modern psychological and neuroscientific research on the emotions, and brings them to bear on questions about our emotional involvement with the arts, literature and music. The author writes in a clear engaging style, and this book will appeal to anyone who is interested in the emotions and how they work. Also reinforces the invaluable role of the arts and humanities in our lives. ISBN: 0199263655. Our Book No: 28795. $35 AUD.
93. Rose, Gillian (1996). Mourning Becomes the Law: Philosophy and Representation (1st ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 163 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white figures, small stain top edge, edges faintly toned, minor edgewear. Argues that the postmodern search for a 'new ethics' and ironic philosophy are incoherent. This book is the philosophical counterpart to her memoir "Love's Work". Architecture, cinema, art and poetry are all discussed clearly and with insight. The book reinvents the classical analogy of the soul, the city and the sacred, with discussion on death, Judaism and the Holocaust. ISBN: 0521578493. Our Book No: 28799. $30 AUD.
94. Ryan, Lyndall (1981). The Aboriginal Tasmanians (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 315 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned as usual. First edition. The first comprehensive regional study of Aboriginal-European relations (1800 - 1980) in Tasmania. It documents the social groupings and culture of the nine tribes at the time of first contact, their interaction with the sealers and settlers, their guerilla war against the pastoralists, Governor Arthur's attempts to solve the problem, and the rapid decline in population on the Tasmanian mainland. ISBN: 0702215449. Our Book No: 4076. $25 AUD.
95. Sagan, Carl (2009). Cosmos (The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation) (Reprint ed) [Science Greats]. London: Abacus. 413 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. The story of 15 billion years of cosmic evolution, transforming matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together, and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. Told with his remarkable ability to make scientific ideas both comprehensible and exciting. Includes: spacecraft missions to nearby planets. the library of ancient Alexandria, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the origin of life, the death of the sun, the evolution of galaxies, etc. ISBN: 9780349107035. Our Book No: 16760. $18 AUD.
96. Schlesinger, Andrea Batista (2009). The Death of Why?: The Decline of Questioning and the Future of Democracy. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. In this impassioned critique of America's growing disengagement from civic life and ideals, Schlesinger dissects the forcible erosion of the youngest generation's capacity for inquiry and the impact this has on sustaining a healthy democracy. Questions = power: obsessed with answers, we have lost sight of the power and value of questions. Debates over globalization, climate change, health care, and poverty will not be solved by simple answers. ISBN: 9781576755853. Our Book No: 16769. $13 AUD.
97. Shelley, Rex (1996). Culture Shock! Japan (A Guide to Customs and Etiquette) (Reprint ed) [Culture Shock!]. London: Kuperard. 280 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, minor edgewear. This book explains language, food and entertaining, social customs, festivals, relationships, helpful business tips, and explanations of daily sights and scenes, for travellers to Japan. ISBN: 1870668626. Our Book No: 16764. $10 AUD.
98. Sluga, Hans (1993). Heidegger's Crisis: Philosophy and Politics in Nazi Germany (1st ed). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (HUP). 285 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges lightly toned, spine ends & jacket edges creased, top spine little bumped, jacket little scratched (few tiny dents), light pencil annotation few pages. Examines the precarious relationship between philosophy and politics in Nazi Germany. The author describes the growth, from World War 1 onward, of a powerful right-wing movement in German philosophy, in which nationalistic, anti-Semitic, and antidemocratic ideas flourished. This book puts the controversy over Martin Heidegger into its historical context. ISBN: 0674387112. Our Book No: 28815. $20 AUD.
99. Sprinzak, Ehud (1999). Brother Against Brother: Violence and Extremism in Israeli Politics From Altalena to the Rabin Assassination. New York: Free Press. 366 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), dual binding (has superior binding along spine). Examines the critical turning points in Israel's history and exposes the roots of violence in Israeli domestic politics. Books. ISBN: 0684853442. Our Book No: 16770. $20 AUD.
100. Staines, Allan (2008). The Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual (5th revised, reprint ed). Caloundra, QLD: Pinedale Press. 94 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, black & white & single-colour drawings, minor edgewear. This book is based on practical experience using the authors graphic and technical skills. The book includes: Industry tables for designers & architects, easy to follow step-by-step building instructions, and tradesman's methods & hints. ISBN: 187521710X. Our Book No: 28790. $18 AUD.
101. Stewart, Douglas; Coen, Margaret (illustrator) (1990). The Seven Rivers (A Poet Goes Fishing). Sydney: Imprint / Angus & Robertson. 218 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, owner's written name. A collection of essays in which the Australian author, playwright and poet reveals his passion for angling and Australian nature. Stories about trout fishing in the Australian Alps and the Awakino in New Zealand, and stories of charming creatures of the wild such as the kiwi in Omoana, the wombat on the Badja, and the yellow bellied water rat at Brindabella. ISBN: 0207166692. Our Book No: 17228. $15 AUD.
102. Stratton, Jon (1998). Race Daze: Australia in Identity Crisis. Sydney: Pluto Press. 243 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, page edges faintly toned, corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, copy 2. Examines Australia's hang-ups in the 1990s about race with respect to both right (assimilationist) and left (multicultural) orthodoxies. By associate professor of cultural studies, Curtin University, Perth. ISBN: 1864030534. Our Book No: 4564A. $15 AUD.
103. Styron, William (1991). Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 84 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. The novelist William Styron describes his descent into depression. This memoir is a bold and ultimately uplifting exploration of depression's dark reality. ISBN: 0224030450. Our Book No: 2329. $10 AUD.
104. Symington, Neville (1994). Emotion & Spirit: Questioning the Claims of Psychoanalysis and Religion (1st ed). London: Cassell. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, top corner tip little scuffed, bottom corner creased, minor edgewear. The Australian psychoanalyst argues that both traditional religion and psychoanalysis are failing because they exist apart and do not incorporate each other's values. The author concludes that psychoanalysis is a spirituality-in-the-world, or a mature religion, and inseparable from acts of virtue. ISBN: 0304328871. Our Book No: 28819. $30 AUD.
105. Tarnas, Richard (2000). The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View (Reprint ed). London: Pimlico / Random House. 544 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. ISBN: 0712673326. Our Book No: 4087. $15 AUD.
106. Thomson, Barry (2013). Defeat Cancer ... Like I Did Twice (With No Chemotherapy or Radiation). Brisbane, Victoria Point West: Barry Thomson / Defeat Cancer. 346 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos centre spread. The Australian author claims that natural therapies alone saved him from both a double melanoma and bowel cancer over a period of ten years. Extensive report on "weapons from Mother Nature" (nutrition, vitamins, etc.) that fight cancer. ISBN: 9780987379900. Our Book No: 4065. $30 AUD.
107. Thurman, Robert A. F. (translator); Dali Lama, H. H. the (foreword) (2011). The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Liberation Through Understanding in the Between) (Reissue ed). London: HarperCollins. 278 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. The classic text of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought, which has become highly influential in the West for psychological insights into the processes of death and dying. ISBN: 9780007899098. Our Book No: 7502. $13 AUD.
108. Trezise, Percy; Haginikitas, Mary (illustrator) (1988). Black Duck and Water Rat (1st ed). Sydney: Collins Australia / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Aboriginal myths from northern Australia told as a picture book for older children. This beautiful book tells the story of a black duck and her encounter with a large water rat which caused her to be disowned by her tribe. ISBN: 0732248078. Our Book No: 27239. $25 AUD.
109. Tuckey, Lieut. James; Currey, John (editor) (1987). Memoir of a Chart of Port Philip Surveyed in October 1803 (Facsimile ed). Melbourne: Colony Press. 130 pp. Hardback small octavo, quarter-bound brown leather, very good condition, marbled boards, raised bands spine, head and tail bands, gold-blocked on label, ribbon bookmark, folded chart (tiny crease top edge, folding modern key, publisher's note about chart loosely inserted), minor foxing edges, spine little faded,. Copy 72 of limited edition of 225 copies. Tuckey's memoir is an extended commentary on the chart he prepared of his survey. It describes the coastline and terrain at each of the many localities where he landed, and in addition contains general observations on the Aborigines, flora and fauna, soil and climate. This edition of the memoir has an introduction, notes and commentary by John Currey. The chart is accompanied by a detailed key giving the modern names of the localities described by Tuckey. ISBN: 094958603X. Our Book No: 28773. $150 AUD.
110. Tyers, C. J. (surveyor) (1976). Report of an Expedition to Ascertain the Position of the 141st Degree of East Longitude Being The Boundary Line Between New South Wales and South Australia (Facsimile ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Queensberry Hill Press. 14 + 19 pp. Hardback small octavo, quarter-bound leather, very good condition, marbled boards, gilt lettering spine, two charts folded inside rear pocket, spine little rubbed (bottom little chipped). Slipcase: good condition, cardboard, lightly foxed, closed tear & tiny scuff top edge. (Copy 233 of limited edition of 350 copies.) This facsimile edition was originally printed by F. M. Stokes, "Herald" Office, Sydney, in 1840. The main object of the expedition was to determine the exact position of the boundary line between New South Wales and South Australia. Three different methods were used: triangulation from Melbourne, chronometric measurement from Sydney, and lunar observations near the boundary. The results are in the Appendix. ISBN: 0909174016. Our Book No: 28787. $80 AUD.
111. Upfield, Arthur (1991). Death of a Lake. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 175 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, copy 2. Initially published in 1954. This is another one of Inspector Bonaparte's great adventures into the outback. Will Bony find the body of a missing stockman when a Lake Otway dries up? Ray Gillen, a lucky lottery winner, went for a midnight swim and never came back. A compelling description of Australian drought. ISBN: 0207162743. Our Book No: 15784A. $10 AUD.
112. Ure Smith, Sydney (editor); Stevens, Bertram (editor) (1921). The Macquarie Book: The Life and Times of Governor Lachlan Macquarie (Art in Australia, Tenth Number). Sydney: Art in Australia. Unnum pp. Paperback wide octavo, dustjacket (fixed at spine, edges little overlap card cover, partly faded), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tipped-in colour plates, black & white photos, adverts at rear, minor edgewear. The tenth issue of "Art in Australia". Our Book No: 16766. $80 AUD.
113. Ure Smith, Sydney (editor); Stevens, Bertram (editor); Jones, C. L. (editor) (1916). Art in Australia (First Number). Sydney: The Editors. Unnum pp. Paperback wide octavo, dustjacket (fixed at spine, edges little overlap card cover), good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), tipped-in colour & black & white plates, few pages grey paper, adverts at rear, edges & some page margins foxed, some pages toned in shape of opposite plate, some edgewear. The first issue of "Art in Australia", limited to 1000 unnumbered copies (as stated). Our Book No: 16765. $100 AUD.
114. Watkins, Ronald (2005). Unknown Seas: How Vasco Da Gama Opened the East. London: John Murray. 336 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white photos, faint remainder stripe. In the 15th century, the world beyond Europe began to emerge from myth and legend, and it was the Portuguese who led the way. They founded an empire that stretched from China to Brazil, the peak of their achievement being Vasco da Gama's discovery of a sea route to India. For those who sailed beyond the known world, life was harsh beyond measure. Yet the discovers were lured not only by gold and spices. They were driven to colonize, to enslave, to bring their religion to the unconverted. Reconstructing journeys from contemporary logs and papers, this is an absorbing, wonderfully vivid account. ISBN: 0719564174. Our Book No: 16771. $15 AUD.
115. Watterson, Barbara (1985). More About Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Simplified Grammar of Middle Egyptian (1st ed). Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. 195 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly toned, & faintly foxed), faint foxing edges, bookseller sticker, owner's written name. This book complements "Introducing Egyptian Hieroglyphs" and uses a similar approach in that each grammatical point in Ancient Egyptian is first explained by reference to its use in English. A single aspect of the language is dealt with in each of the 18 chapters, and a vocabulary and exercise concludes every chapter. ISBN: 0707303621. Our Book No: 28784. $18 AUD.
116. Watterson, Barbara (1987). Introducing Egyptian Hieroglyphs (Reprint ed). Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press. 152 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly toned & faintly foxed), bookseller label, owner's written name. Attempts to explain to the layperson the development and use of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. The book is an introduction to the study of this fascinating subject. Some of the chapters include: Outline of Egyptian chronology, Napoleon's expedition to Egypt in 1797, how writing began, grammar and exercises, and hints on reading hieroglyphs. ISBN: 0707302676. Our Book No: 28783. $18 AUD.
117. Wheeler, Tony; Wheeler, Maureen (2005). Once While Travelling: The Lonely Planet Story (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 390g pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. A highly readable mixture of autobiography, business history and travel book.The authors launched Lonely Planet Publications in 1973, targeted at a new generation of independent, budget-conscious travellers seeking authentic experiences. The founders personal story of transforming their travel guide business into the world's largest independent travel publishing company. Also describes why in 2007 they sold to BBC Worldwide. ISBN: 0670028479. Our Book No: 4060. $15 AUD.
118. White Lennon, Biddy (2008). Irish Cooking: English Edition (1st ed). Firenze, Italy: Casa Editrice Bonechi. 93 pp. Paperback small quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), colour text-photos, very good condition, spine ends little rubbed, tiny scuff title page, minor edgewear. This book uses the produce of the Irish pasturelands and clear Atlantic waters to provide the diversity of traditional home baking, regional specialities and dishes for feast days and special occasions. There is a section on Irish Farmhouse Cheeses and the Irish Pub. ISBN: 9781847170248. Our Book No: 28804. $18 AUD.
119. Wilding, Michael (2002). Academia Nuts (1st stated ed). Sydney, Glebe: Wild & Woolley. 237 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny tear front cover near spine, top spine little bumped & scuffed, minor edgewear corners. Modern Australian short stories. The author takes a satirical look at the modern corporatised university English Department. ISBN: 0909331944. Our Book No: 28788. $15 AUD.
120. Wilson, Ian (2011). The Shroud: Fresh Light on the 2,000-Year-Old Mystery. London: Bantam Books. 476 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, colour photos, map, spine minimally creased, minor edgewear. Updated edition. The fascinating story of a 14-foot linen cloth that bears the shadowy imprint of a bearded crucified man laid out in death (perhaps Jesus). The author examines all the historical and scientific evidence, and then provides his own ingenious explanation for the Shroud's journey in the 13 centuries unaccounted for in its official history. This new edition further disputes the radiocarbon dating as distorted by contamination, and provides more evidence about the Image of Edessa (Turkey), a Jesus-like Orthodox image (30 AD - 944 AD), assumed to be the same Shroud. ISBN: 9780553824223. Our Book No: 16759. $15 AUD.
121. Woodhouse, Jena (2014). Dreams of Flight (1st ed). Adelaide: Ginninderra Press. 168 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, light bump base spine, minor edgewear. Short stories by Australian poet. The stories are written around flight meaning to fly and to flee. The characters grapple with the circumstances of their lives. A very richly written book by the author best known as a poet. ISBN: 9781740277266. Our Book No: 28769. $20 AUD.
122. Zammito, John H. (2004). A Nice Derangement of Epistemes: Post-Positivism in the Study of Science From Quine to Latour. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 390 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Exhaustive history and philosophical critique of anti-positivism movements (including postmodernism) that have arisen since the 1950s. These assert that scientific knowledge is not objective, but rather a sociopolitical construct. Zammito concludes that the problems of positivism do not justify denigrating empirical inquiry. By American professor of history, Rice University. ISBN: 0226978621. Our Book No: 12859. $35 AUD.