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1. Abbott, Joyce (1955). Playabout: A Picture-Story Reader (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, illustrated flexible card covers, good condition, black & white drawings with green or orange background, pages lightly toned, page corners little creased, one page LOOSE, minor edgewear, tape marks along spine (school tape removed), rubber stamps. A charming picture-story (school reader) about two Aboriginal children named Arua and Tidja. The easy-to-read text and delightful drawings will appeal to any age. (1 of 3 copies available.). Our Book No: 29111. $18 AUD.
2. Ainsworth, Ruth (1954). Fun, Fires and Friends (Stage One, Book 7) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, corner tips covers & some pages little creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss top corner tip front cover, cover little loose (pages firm), minor edgewear. A school reader story about two boys named Sandy and Sammy, and their new friends Peggy and Bob. Bob likes to boast, so he does not get along with Sandy and Sammy at first. Our Book No: 29126. $15 AUD.
3. Ainsworth, Ruth (1954). Sugar and Spice (Stage One, Book 6) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little worn, top spine rubbed, corner tips little creased, front hinge little split (pages firm), pages faintly toned, small mark one page, minor edgewear. A charming school reader story about two mice who lived with a boy named Teddy. They escaped from their own mouse house and take up residence in a dolls house. Our Book No: 29125. $15 AUD.
4. Ainsworth, Ruth (1955). A Pill for Owl (Stage One, Book 9) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little rubbed, corner tips covers & few pages lightly creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A delightful school reader story about an owl who has a cold and the other animals try to convince him that he needs medicine to feel better, but he says he is fine. Our Book No: 29128. $15 AUD.
5. Ainsworth, Ruth (1955). Black Bill (Stage One, Book 8) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little rubbed, corner tips covers & few pages lightly creased, pages faintly toned, slight bump base spine, two ink stripes bottom edge, minor edgewear. A delightful story about a rabbit named Snowdrop who was looked after very well by her owner, Susan. Snowdrop had some unhappy adventures with some wild rabbits whose leader was named Black Bill, when she left her home to follow them. Snowdrop does make it back home, and is very happy to be there with Susan. Our Book No: 29127. $15 AUD.
6. Allan (1955). Grandma's Songs: 110 Favorite Songs [Plate: B2948.]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 64 pp. Paperback small folio, fair plus condition, spinewear (archival tape repair), pages lightly toned, edgewear corners. Sheet music for voice and piano. Advert rear cover for Allan's Popular Song Books (Advert no. 34). (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) ALPHABETICAL LIST of the 110 songs: A boy's best friend is his mother. Abide with me. A-hunting we will go. Alice, where art thou?. Aloha oe. Anchor's weighed. The arrow and the song. Australia will be there. Barney O'Hea. Barney, take me home again. Beautiful isle of somewhere. The blue bells of Scotland. British grenadiers. By the watermelon vine. Carnival of Venice. Charlie is my darling. Children's voices. Chime again, chime again, beautiful bells. Chiming bells of long ago. Climbing up the golden stair. Come where my love lies dreaming. Comin' thro' the rye. Down went McGinty. Dreaming of home and mother. Ever of thee. Farewell to thee. Farmer's boy. Father, dear father. Feather your nest. Gentle Annie. Girl I left behind me. Good-bye, sweetheart, good-bye. Good-night, ladies. Good-bye, Mavoureen. Green grow the rashes o!. Hark! I hear an angel sing. Heart bowed down. Hearts and homes. Her bright smile haunts me still. He wipes the tear from every eye. Home, dearie, home. Home on the range. Hundred fathoms deep. I believe it, for my mother told me so. I built a bridge of fancies. I don't want to play in your yard. I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls. I love to think of the days when I was young. I love you truly. I'm going to write to papa. In happy moments day by day. In old Madrid. In the gloaming. In sheltered vale. In the evening by the moonlight. Jeanette and Jeannot. Jessie's dream. Jingle bells. Jubilate. Just a-wearyin' for you. Just before the battle, mother. Just touch the harp gently. Just a wee Deoch-an-Doris. Johnny, get your gun. Kitty wells. Larboard watch. Lay my head beneath a rose. Lead, kindly light. Life's dream is o'er. Lindy Lou. Londonderry air. Long, long ago. Love's young dream. Maid of Athens. Many happy returns of the day. Marguerite. Mollie darling. Molly Bawn. Moon is beaming o'er the lake. My sweetheart when a boy. My task. O come all ye faithful. Oh! Susannah. Old rustic bridge by the mill. One of these days. Peggy O'Neil. Robin Adair. Rocked in the cradle of the deep. Rose of no man's land. Scenes that are brightest. She wore a wreath of roses. Ship I love. Silent night. Soldier and a man. Strangers yet. Sweet and low. Sweet Genevieve. Sweet spirit, hear my prayer. Take back the heart. Terry, my blue-eyed Irish boy. There's a light in the window. Thinking of thee. Three fishers went sailing. Vacant chair. Vesper hymn. Waltzing Matilda. What is home without a mother?. What would you take for me, papa?. When it's moonlight on the silvery Rio Grande. Whist! The bogie man. Will ye no come back again?. Our Book No: 16995. $20 AUD.
7. Allison, Sue; Heard, Debby (photographer) (2008). Winston's World: The Snow. Ohoka, NZ: Ironing Board Press. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, small crush top edge rear cover & pages, covers & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Winston, a long-haired miniature dachshund, and his friend Jack, a lucky dog of unknown descent, visit the snow fields for the first time. The photos in this beautiful book would gladden anyone's heart. The text is suitable for children and adults alike. The photos are taken in South Canterbury, New Zealand. The authors point out that some photos are cropped to exaggerate height. ISBN: 9780473139261. Our Book No: 29112. $20 AUD.
8. Argent, Kerry (2010). One Woolly Wombat. Adelaide, Unley: Omnibus Books / Scholastic Group. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings. A popular children's picture book that teaches counting from "one" to 14, as well as Australian native animals. ISBN: 9781862917095. Our Book No: 16968. $15 AUD.
9. Avery, Angela (1999). Pastures for Horses: A Winning Resource: A Manual for Horse Owner's & Managers (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Department of Natural Resources & Environment, Victoria. 198 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, figures, tables, top spine little bumped, minor edgewear corners. A relevant and practical manual for horse owners and managers in temperate Australia, to help horse owners and managers appreciate changes in pasture quantity and quality, in horse condition and avoid the under and over feeding problems that occur on pasture. The manual covers: Horse nutrition, horse assessment, understanding soils and pastures, pasture establishment, selecting pasture species to sow, soil testing and fertilisers, grazing management, and pasture pests. (Commissioned by Royal Industries Research & Development Corporation Equine Research and Development Program.). ISBN: 0642259739. Our Book No: 29118. $35 AUD.
10. Basil, Robert (editor) (1988). Not Necessarily the New Age: Critical Essays (1st ed). Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. 395 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), closed tear spine ends jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor edgewear), light foxing edges & endpapers & spine, tiny tear top spine. This book is a thorough, rigorous, and skeptical analysis of the New Age. The 18 essays are witty, authoritative, and informative. The essay writers take a long, hard look at the beliefs and practices of America's recent spiritual revival. The subjects cover a wide range-from reincarnation and clairvoyance to trance-channeling and transpersonal psychology. Carl Sagan, J. Gordon Melton, Martin Gardner, Ted Schultz, Philip J. Klass, Paul Edwards, Maureen O'Hara, and Susan Blackmore are some of the writers that examine the pseudoscientific basis of new age beliefs. ISBN: 0879754907. Our Book No: 29101. $20 AUD.
11. Bilbro, Mathilde (1914). Piano Duets for Two Young Pupils: Easy Grade (Modern reprint ed) [Imperial Edition 273: Plate B1397]. Cincinatti, OH / Melbourne: Willis Music Co. / Allans Music. 24 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, stapled, front cover little toned, minor edgewear, minimal faint pencil annotation, sticker mark. Sheet music for ten easy piano duets: Sleepy time, The little May-Queen (Waltz), Flower parade march, Dance of the elves, Falling leaves, At the Circus, The jolly boy scouts, Marguerita waltz, The Indians are coming, Dancing the minuet. Rear cover: Advert for Allan's piano duets. ISBN: 0909767653. Our Book No: 4171. $10 AUD.
12. Brimhall, John (1975). John Brimhall's Young Adult Piano Course: Book 2. Sydney: Castle Music Pty Ltd. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, card cover, minor edgewear. Sheet music, being a new concept in keyboard education, combining chord-playing with reading facility. (No 2 of a series of 3 booklets.). Our Book No: 9999. $10 AUD.
13. Bulmer, Martin (editor); Solomos, John (editor) (2004). Researching Race and Racism. London: Routledge. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners, minimal pencil annotation few pages. Essays by leading researchers in the field, including papers that discuss key methodological tools used in research on race and racism, including ethnography, qualitative interviews, archival research, language and psychoanalysis, and comparative research. This book will interest researchers and students who have an interest in the conceptual and methodological aspects involved in doing research on race, racism and ethnicity. ISBN: 0415300908. Our Book No: 29136. $30 AUD.
14. Byrne, Josh; Cundall, Peter (foreword) (2013). Small Space Organics: Creating Sustainable, Edible Gardens (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hardie Grant. 240 pp. Paperback small thick quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, full-page colour photos, charts, plans, frontispiece, minor edgewear corners. This timely and very down-to-earth and inspiring book, written by Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne, gives ideas on how to contribute to a cleaner, greener world in your own backyard, however small it may be. He also writes about his own step-by-step development of one of his own garden projects on a tiny, narrow inner-city site. This book is full of useful and helpful information for anyone to create their own sustainable and productive garden while facing the challenge of limited space. ISBN: 9781742708713. Our Book No: 29124. $30 AUD.
15. Callinan, Bernard; Shute, Nevil (introduction) & Sturdel, Lt-Gen Vernon (foreword) (1984). Independent Company: The Australian Army in Portuguese Timor 1941 - 43 (New ed). Melbourne: Heinemann. 235 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), endpaper maps, pages toned as common, minor edgewear. In February 1942, the Japanese landed 6000 experienced troops in Portuguese Timor, only 600 kilometres from Darwin. An Australian engineer records the extraordinary story of how a small company of 300 Australian civilian-soldiers (including the author) successfully organised a guerilla war, living off the country, and assisted by the local Timorese. ISBN: 0858593408. Our Book No: 4091. $20 AUD.
16. Camden, Steven (2014). Tape: Rewind, Play, I'm Here, I Always Was (1st ed). London: HarperCollins Children's Books. 363 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This novel for young adults is a story about a girl named Ameliah who finds a tape in 2013 in a spare room at her grandparents home, and a boy named Ryan who in 1993 records a diary on an old tape. The story is a mix of love, time-travel, hope, fate and magic. ISBN: 9780007523511. Our Book No: 29098. $15 AUD.
17. Capp, Fiona (2010). My Blood's Country (A Journey Through the Landscapes that Inspired Judith Wright's Poetry). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 217 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The author follows in Judith Wright's footsteps through the high tableland of New England, the rainforests of Queensland and the austere bushland outside Canberra, uncovering the land out of which her poetry sprang. ISBN: 9781741754872. Our Book No: 26917. $20 AUD.
18. Carroll, Michael P. (1986). The Cult of the Virgin Mary: Psychological Origins. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tables, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Tracing devotion to Mary to psychological and historical processes that began in the fifth century, Carroll answers intriguing questions. What explains the many reports of Marian apparitions over the centuries? Why is Mary both Virgin and Mother simultaneously? Why has the Marian cult always been stronger in certain geographical areas than in others? The first half of the book presents a psychoanalytic explanation for the most salient facts about the Marian cult. The second part addresses the question of Marian apparitions. ISBN: 0691028672. Our Book No: 2364. $25 AUD.
19. Cassab, Judy (1995). Judy Cassab Diaries. Sydney: Alfred A. Knopf / Random House Australia. 518 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (top corners scuffed), spine ends little bumped, faint remainder stripe. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is a selection from a lifetime of journal entries, which tell the story of an exceptional woman, a successful and driven artist, mother, wife and friend. It is the story of one of Australia's finest painters who lived through the trauma of war, displacement and migration (as a Hungarian Jew) and the struggle to find a new life in a new land. ISBN: 0091831024. Our Book No: 29097. $30 AUD.
20. Catherall, Arthur; Smith, Stanley (illustrator) (1970). Duel in the High Hills (Special Australian ed). London / Melbourne: J. M. Dent & Sons / Cambridge University Press (Australia). 156 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, tiny bump top edge, rear cover little marked, minor edgewear. Australian school edition. This school reader for young adults is about a 13-year-old boy named Temba who has to get help alone, after his father is wounded by a snow leopard in the Himalayan Hills. The snow leopard finds peace with her kittens in the Indian Hills, after being hunted and wounded. This book is suitable for older children. Our Book No: 29113. $15 AUD.
21. Chalmers, David J. (1997). The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Oxford Paperbacks / Oxford University Press. 414 pp. Paperback thick octavo, good plus condition, some foxing edges (mainly top edge), minor edgewear. The Australian professor of philosophy unveils a major new theory of consciousness, adding a fresh perspective to the subject that is sure to spark debate about our understanding of the mind for years to come. What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the self-aware mind, and to feelings as profoundly varied as love or hate, aesthetic pleasure or spiritual yearning? Chalmers argues that all forms of physicalism (whether reductive or non-reductive) that have dominated modern philosophy and science fail to account for the existence (that is, presence in reality) of consciousness itself. He proposes an alternative dualistic view he calls naturalistic dualism. ISBN: 0195117891. Our Book No: 26889. $20 AUD.
22. Clarridge, Duane R.; Diehl, Digby (with) (1997). A Spy for All Seasons: My Life in the CIA (1st ed). New York: Lisa Drew / Scribner. 430 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, old price marks. Autobiography the highest ranking American spy directly and personally involved in espionage and counterterrorism worldwide to make public his life. He was a senior CIA officer for over 30 years who rose to senior levels, but became famous in the 1980s for his role in the Iran-Contra Affair (for which he was charged, but later pardoned). He is also is noted for helping to establish, and was chief of, the new CIA Counter-tTerrorist Center. ISBN: 0684800683. Our Book No: 16979. $25 AUD.
23. Conway, Jill Ker (1989). The Road from Coorain (An Australian Memoir) (1st ed). Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia. 243 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). Outback Australian childhood of a senior academic now living in the United States. Describes her long and painful road to independence, her growing cultural and political awareness at university, and the friendships and travel that provided her with a successful place in the world. (Written dedication reads: For Val, with fond regards, Jill.). ISBN: 0855613211. Our Book No: 4168. $20 AUD.
24. Cullen, Jim (2013). Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think About History (2nd or revised ed). West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. 210 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few figures, minor edgewear. This new edition features timely updates and enhancements to keep up with the digital age. Part research manual, part practical study guide, and part introduction to the study of history itself, this book offers concise guidance on all aspects of historical research and writing. ISBN: 9781444351408. Our Book No: 29115. $18 AUD.
25. Davidson, Marilyn Copeland (1997). An Acoustic Jam in Middle School Music Class. Miami, FL: Warner Bros Publications. 72 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, card cover, minor edgewear. Sheet music for popular songs from the 1950s to 1980s: I'm walkin', Splish splash, Green onions, (Sittin' on) the dock of the bay, Joy to the world, The wind beneath my wings, I just called to say I loved you. Opportunities for improvisation in every song. Cambiata parts for boys' changing voices. Teaching suggestions supporting the National Music Standards (USA). ISBN: 0769217222. Our Book No: 16991. $20 AUD.
26. Dawkins, Richard (1996). Climbing Mount Improbable. London: Viking / Penguin Books. 308 pp. Paperback, very good condition, figures (text-photos & drawings), spine little faded, minor edgewear. An elegant series of lectures on Darwinian selection, demonstrating that organisms are merely vehicles for genes. ISBN: 0140263020. Our Book No: 20119. $10 AUD.
27. Department of Education, NSW (1970). School Magazine Stories: Book Four (1st ed). Sydney: Department of Education. 120 pp. Hardback thin octavo, no jacket, very good condition, black & white drawings, light rubbing near spine join front cover, corner tips covers little scuffed, bottom corner front flyleaf creased, minor edgewear. These stories are intended for readers in Grades 5 and 6 in New South Wales schools. The stories authors include: Noreen Shelley, J.D. Woods, Kenneth Moon, Ella McFadyen, Jean Galbraith. There are stories from Japan, Ireland and Australia. Our Book No: 29107. $22 AUD.
28. Derwent, Lavinia (1960). Fin, the Fish (Australian ed). Sydney: Collins Clear-Type Press / William Collins (Overseas). 31 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, flexible cover, black & white drawings, inner hinge little split (pages firm), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The scarce Australian edition of this little reader for school children. Contains six short stories: Fin, the fish - A change of tune - The Dutch doll - The lost star - The home-less rabbit - Mrs. Crow. One of seven titles in this Collins Clear-Type series. (Estimated date, Trove.). Our Book No: 16970. $15 AUD.
29. Drewe, Robert (2006). Walking Ella: Ruminations of a Reluctant Dog-Walker (New ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Penguin Books. 145 pp. Paperback small (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white drawings. Ruminations by an Australian novelist about walking his dog, particularly in Centennial Park, Sydney. ISBN: 0670029629. Our Book No: 12623. $15 AUD.
30. Education, Department of; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1959). At the Farm. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). unnum 50 pp. Paperback wide trade, good condition, dark blue flexible cover (lightly marked), stapled pamphlet, colour drawings, cover edges little frayed, staples lightly rusted, minimal foxing, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, faint stain bottom edge, small edge tears, minor scuffing, pencil annotation few pages, rubber stamps. (Estimated date, late 1950s.) Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Cover sketch: farm animals. Fay and Don visit a farm and meet the Brown family and all the farm animals. Word list at the rear. No mention of the Infants Reading Committee. Our Book No: 29114. $15 AUD.
31. Elder, Bruce (1998). Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians Since 1788 (Revised or expanded ed). Sydney: New Holland. 265 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, map, minor edgewear, old price marks. Draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres and maltreatment of Aboriginal people that has been recorded in books and journals. It also creates a broad awareness of the scale of the massacres of Aboriginal people so that this dimension of Australian history can become part of the Australian consciousness. Also help us to understand the sense of despair and hopelessness that informs so much modern-day Aboriginal society (taken together with the "stolen generations"). ISBN: 1864364106. Our Book No: 15338. $22 AUD.
32. Ellard, John (1994). The Anatomy of Mirages: A Psychiatrist Reflects on Life and the Mind (1st & only ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 292 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, spine little creased, inner hinge split (pages firm), autograph (author's possible written dedication). The noted Australian psychiatrist, the director of a private psychiatric hospital, here collects his clear-sighted and compassionate essays, that range across medicine, psychiatry and the human mind - a gentle dismantling of accepted nostrums. [Dedication reads: Maryane - to show that one can mispend one's old age as well as one's youth. - JE (possible, unclear)]. ISBN: 0868400149. Our Book No: 7957. $15 AUD.
33. Etzioni, Amitai (1994). The Spirit of Community: The Reinvention of American Society (Reprint ed). New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster. 323 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Renowned professor and former White House Fellow, and founder of the Communitarian movement, lays out a blueprint for how in the 1990s Americans can move forward - together. Calls for a reawakening of our allegiance to the shared values and institutions that sustain us - from our marriages and families to our schools and our neighbourhoods, and extending to our nation itself. In proposing a new balance between our rights as individuals and our social responsibilities, this controversial, groundbreaking book articulates the emerging social attitudes of the nineties. Faces the tough issues that arise when the rights of individuals are weighed against those of the community, from free speech versus restrictions on hate speech to the right of police to conduct random checks of motorists sobriety, from drug and HIV testing to mandatory national service. ISBN: 0671885243. Our Book No: 4162. $10 AUD.
34. Eysenck, H. J. (1986). Decline and Fall of the Freudian Empire. Harmondsworth: Pelican. 224 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, covers foxed, pages toned, minor edgewear. A trenchant critique of Freudian psychoanalysis by the famous British psychologist. He likens psychoanalysis to a pseudoscience because of its lack of experimental psychological support. ISBN: 0140225625. Our Book No: 4169. $10 AUD.
35. Fletcher, J. A. (1955). Tommy's Ride on the Emu [Whitcombe's Story Books no. 311]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 32 pp. Paperback small, good condition, black & white drawings, cover & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, plastic tape along spine, rubber stamps. An illustrated story for children aged 8 or 9 years. Tommy goes to the lagoon to fish, but comes across an emu. The emu carries him about, and shows him the traditions of the local Aborigines. A scarce item, but the previous school owner has "improved" it by applying narrow tape along the spine. McLaren 311i, dated about 1955: printed by Purbrick, navy blue & red on cream cover, no printed price, Whitcombe's Story Books advert on rear cover. (1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 4183. $20 AUD.
36. Fox, Mem; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (1999). Wombat Divine (Reprint ed). Orlando, FL: Voyager Books / Harcourt, Inc. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), few light creases covers & spine, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture story about a wombat who wanted to be in the Christmas nativity play. This very special book with the large colourful drawings and simple text will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0152020969. Our Book No: 29102. $10 AUD.
37. Fried, Scott M. (2001). The Carpal Tunnel Helpbook: Self-Healing Alternatives for Carpal Tunnel and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries (Reprint ed). Cambridge Center, MA: Da Capo Press / Perseus Books. 109 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Over 500,000 carpal tunnel surgeries are done annually in the United States but about 30% of these patients will be no better as a result. Most physicians are too quick to consider surgery as the first line of defense against carpal tunnel and other repetitive-strain injuries. In this comprehensive guide to recognizing and treating these debilitating conditions, he takes a strong position against surgery and offers self-healing alternatives that have better results. From understanding the signs and symptoms at an early stage to modifying work and lifestyle, from proven alternative therapies and helpful medications to nutrition and exercise, this book provides authoritative advice and practical, up-to-date information to spare many patients the ordeal of surgery to treat their injuries. (A printed copy of a POD book.). ISBN: 0738204552. Our Book No: 16985. $15 AUD.
38. Gernhardt, Almut (illustrator); Gernhardt, Robert; Talbot, Kathrine (translator) (1980). What a Day! (1st translated ed). London: Jonathan Cape. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, delightful colour drawings, spine ends & cover corners little rubbed, flyleaves & title page little toned & foxed, edges lightly foxed. A children's picture book originally published in Germany under the title "Was fur ein Tag" in 1978. A collection of verse and sketches about cats. The life-like illustrations would appeal to any age. ISBN: 0224018442. Our Book No: 29105. $15 AUD.
39. Green, Rod; Horowitz, Anthony (foreword) (2006). The Real History Behind Foyle's War (The True Stories that Inspired the Series). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 143 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, black & white & colour photos, reverse side jacket rear flap little foxed, minor edgewear. Examines the true stories that have inspired this authentic, award-winning British WW2 drama, and reveals just how close fact and fiction are. Looks at the role of police in wartime - crime and punishment during the period - character profiles of Foyle, Milner, Sam and Andrew, comparing them to real-life counterparts - plot summaries of each episode. Accompanied by details of actual incidents, organisations or types of people featured in the film. This fascinating book offers a unique and vivid picture of life on the Home Front - a way of life dramatised with such realism in the TV series "Foyle's War". Drawing on exclusive interviews with writer and creator Anthony Horowitz, this book demonstrates just how much historical research was conducted prior to the writing of every episode - the crafting of each murder mystery. ISBN: 0733319092. Our Book No: 24898. $50 AUD.
40. Gurr, Robin (1955). Red Pepper: The Story of an Australian Horse (Reprint ed). Sydney: Australasian Publishing Company. 86 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, flexible cloth covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, edges covers little frayed, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, few tiny black marks covers, spine ends little worn, small tear at cover join base of spine, rear cover creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This reader for young adults, written and illustrated by Robin Gurr, is about a pony named Red Pepper who grew into a fine race horse. In his later years he was owned by a girl who loved horses, and he found a new friend in a Dalmatian dog, but he had many adventures on his way to a better future. A wonderful story inspired by "Triple Glass". Our Book No: 29119. $12 AUD.
41. Halse Anderson, Laurie (2014). The Impossible Knife of Memory (New ed). London: Scholastic Children's Books. 374 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear. This story for young adults is about a girl named Hayley, her dad, her stepmother, and a boy named Finn. Hayley is fighting to forget the past, and finding some memories are too deep. ISBN: 9781407147666. Our Book No: 29100. $15 AUD.
42. Heard, Rod (1987). Wild Colonial Boy: Folk Songs Down Under. Sydney, Narrabeen: Wattle Music. 47 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, minor edgewear, corner tip single page creased, owner's written name. Sheet music and words for 44 popular Australian folk songs, including favourites (Click Go the Shears, Waltzing Matilda), and lesser known songs (eg, The Girl with the Black Velvet Band, Ladies of Brisbane, Denis O'Reilly). "Historical since 1770" edition. Includes full piano arrangements and guitar chords by Rod Heard. ISBN: 0731606523. Our Book No: 4166. $10 AUD.
43. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1957). It's Fun to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 40 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, flexible red covers, stapled, colour drawings, few faint marks front cover, tiny scuff fore-edge, bottom corner little creased rear cover, staples rusted, minor edgewear, rubber stamps. This book is the third unit of a series issued by the N.S.W. Department of Education for kindergarten, first and second grades. The book introduces a new family whose activities extend beyond home and school. Cover design: large duck reading a book to a baby duck, chicken, puppy, and a kitten. (Estimated date, 1957, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 29104. $15 AUD.
44. Inkson, Terry; Smith, Mike; Strachan, Katherine (2009). Garden Escapees & Other Weeds of Bushland & Reserves: A Responsible Gardening Guide for Sydney (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney Regional Weeds Advisory Committees / Great Lakes Council. 83 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, very good plus condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. This booklet has been prepared for the Mid North Coast Weeds Advisory Committee, and the Councils and participating stakeholders of the Mid North Coast region (NSW). It has been adapted from the Great Lakes Council publication, and amendments to the text and graphics have been made by Frances Pike. Great for anyone with an interest in the many weeds that pop up in our gardens and public spaces. Our Book No: 29109. $18 AUD.
45. Keene, Carolyn (2003). The Sign of the Twisted Candles (Reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 176 pp. Hardback small octavo, pictorial cover, very good condition, few full-page black & white drawings, frontispiece, top spine little bumped. This mystery finds Nancy investigating a rumor that Bess and George's wealthy great granduncle is being held a prisoner in his own mansion! Nancy almost loses the friendship of Bess and George while trying to uncover the mystery surrounding the great granduncle and Carol Wipple, the 16-year-old foster daughter of the caretakers of the old mansion. ISBN: 0448095092. Our Book No: 29094. $15 AUD.
46. Keene, Carolyn (2003). The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 175 pp. Hardback small octavo, pictorial cover, very good condition, few full-page black & white drawings, frontispiece, bottom corner rear cover & spine ends little bumped. This Nancy Drew mystery is set on a ranch in Phoenix, Arizona. Nancy and her friends Bess and George are going there for a holiday, but as usual they become involved in a baffling mystery involving the haunting of the ranch by a phantom horse. Can they solve this one before someone is hurt? ISBN: 044809505X. Our Book No: 29093. $15 AUD.
47. Kells, Stuart (2015). Penguin and the Lane Brothers: The Untold Story of a Publishing Revolution. Melbourne: Black inc. 336 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, single page creased, minor edgewear. An intimate partnership of three brothers - Allen, Richard and John Lane - lay at the heart of Penguin Books, the twentieth century s greatest publishing house. Yet the 1942 death of John Lane brought the troika to a halt. Allen, the enthusiastic frontman who relied on his younger brothers to drive Penguin's success, became more erratic and suspicious over time. Ultimately, he would force Richard out of the company he had cofounded and built. Our Book No: 16998. $30 AUD.
48. Kent, David; Townsend, Norma (2002). The Convicts of the Eleanor: Protest in Rural England, New Lives in Australia. London / Sydney: Merlin Press / Pluto Press. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This book adds new dimensions to both the history of rural protest in Wessex and the little understood workings of the convict system in New South Wales. Part 1 examines the circumstances of the English protests during 1830 and the reasons for the severe sentences. Part 2 traces the stages by which the exiles rebuilt their lives in New South Wales in an alien and alienating environment. ISBN: 1864031727. Our Book No: 20968. $25 AUD.
49. Kirsch, Irving (editor) (1999). How Expectancies Shape Experience. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (APA). 431 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A collection of essays by leading psychologists discussing the many ways in which expectancies, that is you expect that you will automatically or involuntarily respond to a situation in a particular way, leads you to do so. If you expect to be anxious or depressed, you will be. If you expect that a therapy or pill will make you feel better, it will (or it will make you feel worse of you expect that - the nocebo effect, rather than the plaecbo effect). Has provocative implications particularly for psychology, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. ISBN: 1557985863. Our Book No: 16976. $50 AUD.
50. Lamb, George; Findlay, Sheila A. M. (illustrator) (1957). Antonio: A Sicilian Boy (1st Australasian ed). London / Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. / George G. Harrap & Co. 63 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, illustrated red flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, edges faintly foxed, spine ends little frayed, small crease front cover, front inner hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear. This delightful story for young adults is about a Sicilian boy named Antonio. He lived in the seaport of Catania, in the island of Sicily. His friends called him Toni. He was an orphan. His parents had been killed when their house in Messina was wrecked by an earthquake, Toni was rescued from the ruins and taken to his grandfathers home in Catania. This story follows his many adventures on his way to becoming a famous violinist. (A school reader in NSW.). Our Book No: 29108. $15 AUD.
51. Latham, Mark (2003). From the Suburbs: Building a Nation from our Neighborhoods. Sydney, Annandale: Pluto Press. 149 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition. Collected essays about improving Australian communities by the assertive Labor Party frontbencher (later opposition leader). ISBN: 1864031891. Our Book No: 14203. $10 AUD.
52. Light, Paul; Littleton, Karen (1999). Social Processes in Children's Learning [Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 119 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, top spine bumped, minor edgewear. This book is about children's learning and problem-solving behaviour. It reflects the increasingly close integration seen in recent years between social and cognitive approaches to researching the learning process, in particular, the ways in which interactions between children influence learning outcomes. The authors place this topic in a broad theoretical and empirical context, and present their own experimental studies, which focus on children of late primary and early secondary school age. These investigations address peer facilitation of problem solving, social comparison effects on learning and social context effects upon the interpretation of tasks. Many of the studies involve computer-based learning. ISBN: 0521596912. Our Book No: 20092. $15 AUD.
53. Linde, Gunnel; Kennedy, Richard (illustrator) & Parker, Anne (translation) (1969). A Pony in the Luggage (Special Australian ed). London / Melbourne: J. M. Dent & Sons / Georgian House. 139 pp. Paperback, very good condition, illustrated flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, white rear cover little marked, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. This charming story for young adults (used as a school reader) is about a girl named Anneli and her brother Nicklas who win a horse at the zoo. Their adventures with Danny the small horse make this a great book for older children. The illustrations help to tell the story. (First published in Sweden by Albert Bonniers, Stockholm, under the title "Med Lill-Klas i Kappsacken".). Our Book No: 29103. $20 AUD.
54. Long, John A.; Flannery, Tim (foreword) (2006). Swimming in Stone: The Amazing Gogo Fossils of the Kimberley. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 320 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour photos, corner tips covers little scuffed, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, rubber stamps inside rear cover. In July 1986, a 375 million-year old fossil fish was discovered in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The campaign of a Perth primary school helped make this fish the Western Australian State fossil emblem. The author is a palaeontologist and head of science at Museum Victoria. He chronicles the history of the sites, and shares his insights into the nature of scientific study. ISBN: 9781921064333. Our Book No: 29133. $25 AUD.
55. Lord, Richard (1998). Succeed in Business Germany: The Essential Guide for Business and Investment (1st ed) [Culture Shock Series]. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company. 224 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, spine ends little scuffed, minor edgewear. This book provides comprehensive, relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that make the difference between success and failure. Some of the subjects include: setting up a company in Germany, marketing, advertising and trade fairs, understanding the German business culture, insights into the German character, business entertaining, women in business, cultural do's and don'ts, an introduction to the German language. ISBN: 1558683542. Our Book No: 29096. $15 AUD.
56. Marshall, Tim (2008). Composting: The Ultimate Organic Guide to Recycling Your Garden (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 108 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour photos, black & white drawings, charts, bottom corner front cover lightly creased. This book not only explores how composting works and outlines the multiple benefits for your garden, but it also shows how to build a foolproof heap and maintain it well. The author has been at the forefront of the Australian organic industry, as an innovative grower, inspector, trainer and writer. He is a contributes regularly to Gardening Australia magazine, and is based in South Australia. ISBN: 9780733324161. Our Book No: 29130. $20 AUD.
57. Mayne, William [et.al.]; Kennedy, Richard (illustrator) (1965). Over the Horizon: Round the World in Fifteen Stories (Special Australian ed). London / Sydney: Victor Gollancz / J. L. Wyatt. 192 pp. Paperback, very good condition, red illustrated flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, few tiny scuffs rear cover, minor edgewear, rubber stamps. This school reader has a selection of stories which are from Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Persia, Scotland, South Africa, United States, Wales. Our Book No: 29110. $20 AUD.
58. McFarlane, Annette (2010). Organic Vegetable Gardening (Revised ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 256 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, charts, colour photos, corner tips front cover little creased. A complete guide to growing a fabulous range of vegetables using organic principles with information on: Planning, propagating, saving seeds, basic layouts, pest control, what and when to plant according to your climatic zone, tips and information on over 115 vegetables. This book is an easy-to-use, guide to vegetable growing for both the novice and the experienced gardener. This new expanded edition is a comprehensive guide to growing your own organic vegetables. ISBN: 9780733325250. Our Book No: 29122. $25 AUD.
59. McFarlane, Annette (2011). Organic Fruit Growing: Your Complete Guide to Producing Beautiful Fruit All Year Round (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 223 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, charts, colour photos, corner tips front cover little creased. In this practical guide, the author gives advice on: soil preparation and drainage, waterwise design, nutrition, coping with climatic variations (including drought tolerance), propagation, purchasing and training, pollination, how to cook with various fruit (recipes provided), pest and diseases and how to control them organically. The book has profiles on 60 shrubs, vines and trees, including unusual fruits, and specific advice on how to best manage their requirements. ISBN: 9780733329135. Our Book No: 29123. $25 AUD.
60. Mello, Rev. J. Magens (1876). Hand-Book to the Geology of Derbyshire (1st ed). London: Bemrose & Sons. 80 pp. Hardback very small, good condition, original dark green cloth cover (little flecked & scuffed) & endpapers, black & white plates, foldout colour map frontispiece, adverts at rear, front hinge minimally split (pages firm), front free endpaper creased, pages & edges lightly toned, little edgewear & fraying corners. First edition. A delightful little illustrated book that describes the geology of this English county. Our Book No: 16997. $50 AUD.
61. Millett, Peter; Bowles, Trish (illustrator) (2014). The Anzac Puppy (1st p/b ed). Auckland: Scholastic New Zealand. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, tiny crush top edge front cover, minor edgewear corners. A delightful children's picture story about a very special puppy. This fictional story is based on true events. Freda was the loyal, good-luck mascot for a brave young soldier named Sam. The real story of Freda the Harlequin Great Dane is included at the rear of the book. The illustrations will bring a smile to all ages. ISBN: 9781775430971. Our Book No: 29099. $15 AUD.
62. Mitchell, Bernie; Mitchell, Prof. Philip (foreword) (2013). Bipolar: A Path to Acceptance. Sydney, North Ryde: Quantum Publications. 205 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tips covers little worn, spine ends lightly rubbed, tiny scuff top spine, laminate coating lifting small section bottom edge rear cover, minor edgewear. His story about bipolar disorder, and how it almost destroyed him. In this inspiring personal story Bernie shares how he learned to manage his condition, and how he turned his life around and became a very successful real estate entrepreneur. This book will help anyone struggling to get ahead in business and life. ISBN: 9780977562992. Our Book No: 29135. $30 AUD.
63. Mohan, Terry; McGregor, Helen; Saunders, Shirley; Archee, Ray (2008). Communicating as Professionals (2nd ed). Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia. 396 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, diagrams, front cover corner tip creased, few small bumps on spine, minor edgewear & rubbing, card insert bound in. Second edition. This textbook on communication by four Australian academics has been written specifically for those intending to work as professionals following the completion of their studies, and also for professionals who need to update their communication skills. The text covers all aspects of communication, with an emphasis on strategy, practice and processes, all of which are explored within the context of Australian society and culture. A particular focus is business management and scientific professionals. (Card insert announces Infotrac login, but now presumably out of date.). ISBN: 9780170132916. Our Book No: 22679. $40 AUD.
64. Murray, Robert (2014). The Making of Australia: A Concise History (1st ed). Dural, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing. 320g pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, maps, minor edgewear corners. The author uses his lifetime fascination with Australian history and 45 years of writing about it to write a clear, concise history of Australia. The content is political, social and economic, showing how these Australian strands interacted in eras of exploration, in boom periods and depressions and droughts, and in a number of wars. The illustrations include many cartoons from the periods covered, which give added insights into contemporary attitudes. ISBN: 9781925078152. Our Book No: 29140. $30 AUD.
65. Nowra, Louis (2010). Cosi (Recent reprint ed). Sydney: Currency Press. 89 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A bestselling humorous play about theatre, madness, illusion, sanity and life. Set in a mental institution in 1970, Cosi is the second semi-autobiographical play from Louis Nowra in recent years. In "Summer of the Aliens", Lewis and Dulcie come of age at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and in this play Lewis makes further progress as the operatic production moves forward and the anti-Vietnam protests take place in the Sydney streets outside. ISBN: 9780868194035. Our Book No: 15686. $16 AUD.
66. O'Brien, Dennis (1997). Tracks in Time (1st ed). Sydney, Burwood: New South Wales Rail Transport Museum. 128 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, base spine little rubbed, bottom corners covers lightly bumped, covers little creased. Conatins many photos of Australian trains taken by Dennis O'Brien and his friend Kevin McDonald. A fascinating look at an important part of Australian history. In the foreword written by Dennis he explains his interest in trains at an early age and how he became interested to take the photos as finances and mobility improved. His interest in taking photos and traveling around Australia produced this book which will interest anyone wanting to know more about the trains and locations. ISBN: 0909862400. Our Book No: 29131. $40 AUD.
67. Palmer, Stephen (editor); McMahon, Gladeana (editor) (1997). Handbook of Counselling (2nd ed). London: Routledge. 599 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. Second edition. Provides a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute guide for counsellors and those using counselling skills in other professions. The contributors, all experienced practitioners, explore the major arenas and settings in which counselling is practised as well as the key themes and issues faced by those working in this field. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the pace of growth and change within counselling over recent years. Six new chapters have been added, covering: brief and time-limited counselling, working with adults abused as children, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, counsellor-client exploitation, private practice, and counselling in voluntary settings. Published in association with the British Association for Counselling. A definitive source of information and guidance for counsellors both in training and practice. ISBN: 041513952X. Our Book No: 16977. $40 AUD.
68. Pope, Alan (2011). One Law for All? Aboriginal People and Criminal Law in Early South Australia (1st ed). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, top spine lightly bumped, small light stain bottom edge, minor edgewear. About the planned colony of South Australia, where Aboriginal people were to be British subjects, accountable to English law, but entitled to its protection. British law struggled to protect the settlers' interests and failed to protect Aboriginal lives and birthrights. This is the first study of the stories behind the court appearances. The author uses rarely discussed documents, to reveal how complexities played out, and where, despite the rhetoric, Aboriginal people were treated poorly. ISBN: 9780855757489. Our Book No: 29106. $25 AUD.
69. Quinlivian, Peter (2006). Forgotten Valour (The Story of Arthur Sullivan VC, Shy War Hero). Sydney: New Holland. 304 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, few page corners little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The story of Arthur Sullivan VC and other Australian soldiers, who enlisted in the Great War, fought at Gallipoli, but then went on to fight in the Russian Civil War (1917 - 1921). The story focuses on Corporal Arthur Percy Sullivan, a 22-year-old soldier from South Australia, who was amongst the column of men pinned down in the muddy waters of Russia. Sullivan was a volunteer member of the Northern Russia Relief Force and won the VC in that campaign. Covers his post war life, including his death in 1937 when accidentally killed in London whilst representing Australia at the coronation of King George VI. ISBN: 1741104866. Our Book No: 22561. $20 AUD.
70. Rescue Dog Association, American (2002). Search and Rescue Dogs: Training the K - 9 Hero (2nd or revised ed). New York: Wiley. 275 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, light bump top spine, faint mark bottom edge, minor edgewear. This newly expanded and revised edition contains original, updated content. There are chapters on training techniques used for wilderness, disaster, cadaver dogs, and water searches, and by United States state and federal disaster organizations such as FEMA. There are extensive photos illustrating real-life missions, including images of Ground Zero and the Pentagon taken by AEDA volunteers after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ISBN: 0764567039. Our Book No: 29129. $16 AUD.
71. Robin, Libby (2007). How a Continent Created a Nation. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 259 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. She explores the links between nature and nation. By looking at some of those who observe the natural world such as scientists, field naturalists and farmers she tells the story of how Australia as a nation has come to understand our land. Having left the cultural cringe behind, settler Australians are struggling with the strange nature of this continent. She suggests new ways of living in an arid and urbanised continent in times of global change, and gives hope that Australia can move beyond the biological cringe. ISBN: 9780868408910. Our Book No: 16996. $27 AUD.
72. Roe, Jill (1986). Beyond Belief: Theosophy in Australia 1879 - 1939 [Modern History Series]. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 396 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait), tables, spine faintly creased, edges lightly marked, minor edgewear & marking. Absorbing and fascinating, abounding with characters larger than life, this book traces the history of Theosophy in Australia from the 1870s through its heyday in the 1920s (when it became increasingly pre-occupied with the coming World Teacher) to its relatively sharp decline into decent obscurity in the late 1930s. By senior lecturer in modern history, Macquarie University. ISBN: 0868400424. Our Book No: 10767. $100 AUD.
73. Rosenberg, David (2011). Inside Pine Gap: The Spy Who Came in From the Desert. Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few sentences blacked out by publisher (censored), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). In 1966, Australia and the US signed a treaty that allowed the establishment of a jointly-run satellite tracking station, just south of Alice Springs. For more than forty years it has operated in a shroud of secrecy and been the target of much public and political controversy. For the first time, a US high-tech spy who worked at Pine Gap for 18 years speaks out to give an insider's account of what happens behind those locked gates in the middle of the Australian desert. A fascinating glimpse inside the top-secret world of military surveillance. ISBN: 9781742701738. Our Book No: 16984. $18 AUD.
74. Saniga, Andrew (2012). Making Landscape Architecture in Australia (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 346 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (non-removable plastic contact on covers), library labels on spine & front cover. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about the history of landscape architecture in Australia. It tells the story of the people who have shaped the nation's landscape and forged a profession: designers, architects, public servants and activists. The author uses archival images and plans, to recount milestones including the creation of Melbourne's public parks and gardens, the landscaping of Canberra's open spaces, the design of infrastructure in Western Australia, and reclaiming of Sydney's harbour foreshores. ISBN: 9781742233550. Our Book No: 29120. $40 AUD.
75. Seekers, The (1965). The Seekers Hit Songs & Folk Songs. London: Springfield Music Ltd. 36 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, stapled, pictorial card covers, black & white text-photos, covers little creased, pages faintly toned, edgewear, sticker, owner's written name. A songbook of some of the most famous songs made by The Seekers during the 60s. There are some great photos. Consists of: I'll Never Find Another You, A World Of Our Own, South Australia, The Ox Driving Song, Open Up Them Pearly Gates, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Sinner Man, Two Summers, and Don't Tell Me My Mind. For everyone who has an interest in The Seekers and the 1960s. (Early printing, omits "No 1" from title.). Our Book No: 23968. $15 AUD.
76. Seward, Desmond (1999). The Hundred Years War: The English in France 1337 - 1453 (Modern reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 296 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. A social and military history covering the time between 1337 and 1453 during which England repeatedly invaded France - the years of plunder, looting, and kidnapping, and that made fortunes for the English soldiers. ISBN: 9780140283617. Our Book No: 16981. $10 AUD.
77. Sheehan, Paul (2003). The Electronic Whorehouse. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 294 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Trenchant criticism of Australian media by controversial senior journalist, Sydney Morning Herald, and author of the bestselling "Among the Barbarians". This time it's the media he has set his sights on. Lies, fabrications and misinformation have become the standard fare, in particular when offering critiques of conservative journalists. ISBN: 1405035781. Our Book No: 4180. $12 AUD.
78. Shepherd, Sue; Shepherd, Martin (photographer) (2004). Irresistibles for the Irritable: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Coeliac Disease, Lactose Intolerance, Fructose Malabsorption, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Melbourne, Croydon North: Shepherd Works. 132 pp. Paperback small square quarto (with flaps), very good condition, full-colour photos, top spine little scuffed & bumped, minor edgewear. This comprehensive book is a complete health and lifestyle plan for people with coeliac disease, IBS and fructose, gluten, wheat and lactose intolerances. Contains simple and more complex recipes suitable for all intolerances, and will appeal to the whole family. (A pioneer of the innovative FODMAPS dietary approach to managing IBS, etc. New edition of a previous bestseller.). ISBN: 0975195700. Our Book No: 29137. $20 AUD.
79. Small, Clive; Gilling, Tom (2016). Evil Life: The True Story of the Calabrian Mafia in Australia. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 356 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The Calabrian mafia is Australia's oldest, largest and most ruthless crime syndicate, trafficking drugs worth billions of dollars and laundering the proceeds through international networks. The Calabrians have been responsible for nearly 40 murders in Australia since the mid-1970s and many more before that. Mafia families in Australia report directly to bosses in Calabria and profits are funnelled back to the mother organisation. Yet law enforcement has long assured the Australian public that there is no such mafia in Australia. This book shatters this myth. Drawing on court documents and unreleased intelligence reports, as well as interviews with well-informed sources, reveals how the Calabrian mafia evolved from its beginnings on the north Queensland cane fields in the 1920s to established cells in every major capital city. ISBN: 9781742374925. Our Book No: 16982. $18 AUD.
80. Smith, Malcolm (1996). Bunyips & Bigfoots: In Search of Australia's Mystery Animals (1st & only ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium Books / E. J. Dwyer. 207 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures (including text-photos), maps, pages faintly toned as usual, edges lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. A Queensland zoologist sheds new light on mystery animals that do not officially exist. He investigates reports from the 19th-century up to recently. Includes a chapter on the supposedly extinct thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger). ISBN: 1864290811. Our Book No: 14023. $50 AUD.
81. Solomon, Andrew (2002). The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression. London: Vintage / Random House. 560 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, small tear fore-edge single page, minor edgewear. The author writes about his own personal history explaining his own frightening experience of depression. He also discusses the pain of other people with depression, in different cultures and societies, whose lives have been changed by depression and looks at the historical, social, biological, chemical, and medical implications of this disease. He writes about the mental hospitals, research labs, the poor, rural and urban. He analyses the medications of today as well as reviewing the politics of diagnosis and treatment, and he looks at the vital role of will and love in the process of recovery. ISBN: 0099277131. Our Book No: 29095. $15 AUD.
82. Southall, Ivan; Mather, I. (illustrator) (1960). Simon Black in Space (School, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, flexible cover, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), few page corners folded (mostly tips), minor edgewear, cancelled school rubber stamp title page. A science fiction story for school children aged 11 to 14 (Upper primary library) by the popular Australian novelist. Our Book No: 16974. $20 AUD.
83. Stewart, Angus; Bargwanna, Melinda (photographer) (2002). Australian Plants for Year-Round Colour (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 120 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, corner tips front cover little creased. ABC TV's Gardening Australia presenter passes on the knowledge from his extensive experience as a plant breeder. Shows how to create an Australian plant garden that will flower all year round. There are helpful hints on promoting better and more effective flowering, using mulch, pruning techniques and fertilisers. There is an alphabetical listing of native plants, by species, giving common names, flowering times, varieties, problems, and advice about when and how to plant. ISBN: 9780733309854. Our Book No: 29121. $20 AUD.
84. Sutton, Peter (2009). The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the End of the Liberal Consensus (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 268 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small mark fore-edge, faint foxing top edge, some creasing cover corners, minor edgewear. A leading Australian anthropologist argues that 30 years of liberal consensus on Aboriginal issues has failed to make some Aboriginal communities better. The book offers through clear-eyed, original observation fresh insight and hope for a new era in Indigenous politics. ISBN: 9780522856361. Our Book No: 29139. $20 AUD.
85. Terrill, Greg (2000). Secrecy and Openness: The Federal Government from Menzies to Whitlam and Beyond. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 323 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A very important book on the history of official secrecy, openness and propaganda in regard to the Australian (Federal) government. The Menzies government was very secretive. Whitlam initiated reforms towards more openness and access to archives, but the concept of openness as an independent legal doctrine did not happen until the Hawke era. ISBN: 0522848567. Our Book No: 21830. $20 AUD.
86. Treborlang, Robert; Knight, Mark (illustrator) (1999). How to be Normal in Australia (8th ed). Sydney: Major Mitchell Press. 123 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings. A popular, humorous and practical guide to the uncharted territory of Australian relationships. Secrets of normal Australians revealed. Tip-toe through the minefields! (Loosely inserted: Greeting card from Major Mitchell Press with a written and signed message from the author). ISBN: 1875614117. Our Book No: 4159. $10 AUD.
87. Waldron, Kevin (2014). Penny the Pirate (A Story That Screens Your Child's Vision). Sydney: OPSM Group Ltd / Saatchi & Saatchi. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, as new condition, colour drawings, map on endpapers. In plastic envelope with test kit. An innovative children's picture story that can be used as a prop for testing your child's vision. Comes in a plastic sleeve that includes a test kit (3D glasses, pirate eye patch, symbol key, spyglass and instruction booklet). ISBN: 9780646918396. Our Book No: 16978. $20 AUD.
88. Walker, Jacqueline; Hanly, Gil (photographer) (1996). The Subtropical Garden (Australian ed). Sydney, Balmain: Florilegium. 175 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour photos (some full-page), minor edgewear. This book is aimed at innovative gardeners who want to move away from established gardening traditions. There is a selection of palms, architectural plants, bamboos, flowering trees, climbers, shrubs, foliage plants, perennials, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, and water plants. A great source of ideas, this inspiring book is a delightful introduction to an increasingly popular style of gardening. (The scarce Australian edition. Originally published in New Zealand in 1992.). ISBN: 0958649839. Our Book No: 29117. $30 AUD.
89. Walker, Ross (1998). What's Cookin' Doc: The Five Point Diet for a Healthy Heart. Sydney, Crows Nest: Kingsclear Books. 134 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, pages faintly toned, few minor creases rear cover, minor edgewear. A Sydney cardiologist explains the function of food, and how it will help you turn your cholesterol, blood pressure and heart disease around to make you healthier and happier. Dr Walker's five-point diet for a healthy heart gives you a simple guide to foods you can eat and how to prepare them. Includes 100 nutritious heart-healthy recipes covering all meals from breakfast to dinner. ISBN: 0908272561. Our Book No: 20515. $10 AUD.
90. Whitcombe (1952). Mary Takes a Walk [Family Series no 3: Whitcombe's Story Books no 90]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 8 pp. Paperback small, good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly tined, minor edgewear & foxing, plastic tape along spine, rubber stamps. A delightful little children's picture story. One day Mary goes for a walk and meets a horse, two dogs and three kittens. A scarce item, though the previous school owner has "improved" it by a narrow strip of tape along the spine. McLaren 90b: G3947 (estimated date, 1952). Our Book No: 16988. $20 AUD.
91. Whitcombe (1952). Mary's Pets [Family Series no 2: Whitcombe's Story Books no 89]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 8 pp. Paperback small, good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & foxing, plastic tape along spine, rubber stamps. ?? A delightful little children's picture story. Mary introduces her horse, her dog, and her cat. A scarce item, though the previous school owner has "improved" it by a narrow strip of tape along the spine. McLaren 89c: G3947 (estimated date, 1952). Our Book No: 16990. $20 AUD.
92. White, Patrick (1979). The Twyborn Affair (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 432 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge toned, some edgewear jacket (few small edge tears, faint foxing reverse side, sticker mark front flap), pages faintly toned as common, edges lightly foxed. First edition (precedes American edition by 5 months.) This disquieting Australian novel, developing in 1914, sweeps from a French resort to a bleak corner of New South Wales, then to London streets and the apocalyptic blaze of the Second World War. Key characters include the wealthy middle-aged Australian, Mrs E. Boyd Golson - victim of her social and sexual doubts, and stirred by the mere glimpse of Empress Eudoxia - and a striking young Lieutenant, Eddie Twyborn DSO. Bookplate of Donald Wilson. ISBN: 0224017330. Our Book No: 3666. $20 AUD.
93. White, Sharon; Sauvarin, Martin (photographer) & Frederick, Murray (illustrator) (1997). Caring for Australian Wildlife: The Management of Sick, Injured and Orphaned Native Animals. Sydney: Australian Geographic. 152 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, tables, charts, minor edgewear corners covers & few pages. This easy-to-read practical manual is full of detailed illustrations and photos, and packed with vital information on the care and management of native animals. Includes the principles of wildlife care and wildlife rehabilitation. The appendix has a list of wildlife authorities. ISBN: 1862760217. Our Book No: 29134. $30 AUD.
94. Wilson, Carus, Rev. W. (1835). The Children's Friend: For the Year 1835 Volume XII (Volume 12): Nos. 133 to 144, January to December. London: Kirkby Lonsdale / Printed and Sold by A. Foster. 288 pp. Hardback small, good condition, contemporary quarter-bound dark brown leather (spine & corners), marbled boards, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, corners covers lightly rubbed, minor rubbing spine, minor foxing few pages, spine ends little rubbed, few marks endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This wonderful little book has uplifting tales for children. The tales are set in the Regency period and are one of the earliest children's books with stories and poems to keep young minds active. The charming woodcuts help to tell many of the stories. Our Book No: 29090. $80 AUD.
95. Wilson, Carus, Rev. W. (1836). The Children's Friend: For the Year 1836 Volume XIII (Volume 13): Nos. 145 to 156, January to December. London: Kirkby Lonsdale / Printed and Sold by A. Foster. 288 pp. Hardback small, good condition, contemporary quarter-bound dark brown leather (spine & corners), marbled boards, good condition, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, corners covers lightly rubbed, minor rubbing spine, minor foxing few pages, spine ends little rubbed, few marks endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This wonderful little book has uplifting tales for children. The tales are set in the Regency period and are one of the earliest children's books with stories and poems to keep young minds active. The charming woodcuts help to tell many of the stories. Our Book No: 29091. $80 AUD.
96. Wilson, Carus, Rev. W. (1837). The Children's Friend: For the Year 1837 Volume XIV (Volume 14): Nos.157 to 168, January to December. London: Kirkby Lonsdale / Printed and Sold by A. Foster. 288 pp. Hardback small, good condition, contemporary quarter-bound dark brown leather (spine & corners), marbled boards, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, corners covers lightly rubbed, minor rubbing spine, minor foxing few pages, spine ends little rubbed, few marks endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This wonderful little book has uplifting tales for children. The tales are set in the Regency period and are one of the earliest children's books with stories and poems to keep young minds active. The charming woodcuts help to tell many of the stories. Our Book No: 29092. $80 AUD.
97. Wilson, Edwin; Farrant, Penny (editor) (2004). Poetry of Place: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney (Revised ed). Sydney: Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. 208 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, pictorial endpapers, minor edgewear. This book explores the memorials, buildings, roads, gates, holes in the ground, and special plantings that litter one of the world's most spectacularly sited botanic gardens. The author is a poet and botanist with an interest in history. Revised edition of "The Wishing Tree" published in 1992 by Kangaroo Press. Includes a section on Centennial Park, which was under the administration of the Botanic Gardens from 1888 until 1980. ISBN: 0975670808. Our Book No: 23130. $40 AUD.
98. Wise (1991). Classical Themes for All Keyboards. London: Wise Publications. 80 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover, corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name front cover. Sheet music for 50 best-loved classical excerpts and themes. Arranged for all keyboards, including piano, electronic piano, organ and portable keyboards. Each piece includes chord symbols, and suggested registrations and rhythms are a feature of this superb folio. ISBN: 071192709X. Our Book No: 16992. $20 AUD.
99. Wolff, Mark A.; Boston, Lesley (illustrator) (2011). The Weed Book: Identifying and Removing Weeds and Introduced Species From Your Garden (2nd ed). Sydney: New Holland. 204 pp. Paperback large octavo, plastic dustjacket, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear. The second edition of this book is a comprehensive work on weeds and their control. This updated edition contains colour photos and detailed descriptions of over 120 weeds. The author has spent more than 27 years in local government in the field of bush regeneration. ISBN: 9781877069932. Our Book No: 29116. $30 AUD.
100. Wood, Marion Francis (2007). Fantastic Spastic: The Story of Bourke Gibbons OAM (1st ed). Sydney: Darlington Press / Marion Wood. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication title page, by subject). Inspiring story of Bourke Gibbons, who was born with quadriplegia and spastic cerebral palsy. This book tells how he survived and fought his way to independence. He went on to represent Australia in the Paralympics as a wheelchair athlete, and make an astonishing and meaningful contribution to his community. His eyewitness account of life behind the walls of a NSW psychiatric institution in the l950s, is unique. There are no official records that tell this story from a patient’s perspective. He speaks for all those souls who were cast out by society, and suffered and died in such places. (Dedication reads: To Rowan with love & gratitude for his support & inspiration over many years", with indistinct signature. Darlington Press is an imprint of the Fisher Library, University of Sydney.). ISBN: 9781921364020. Our Book No: 25390. $18 AUD.