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1. Alexander, Kristen (2006). Clive Caldwell, Air Ace. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Kristen Alexander has written an intimate biography of Clive Caldwell, based on unrivalled access to personal papers and official records. He was a natural and brilliant pilot, a great shot and a born leader, but also a non-conformist who faced a court martial. He saw action in World War 2 (WW2) against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and remains Australia's greatest ever fighter pilot. ISBN/ASIN: 1741147050. Our Book No: 18117. $30 AUD.
2. Ashcraft, Mark H. (2004). Cognition (Pearson International Edition) (4th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall / Pearson Education. 624 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, figures, tables. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Fourth edition. Mark Ashcraft uses a first person narrative to thoroughly cover the foundation areas in cognition. Reflecting the increasing new technologies to study memory and cognition, he continues to integrate sections on neurosciences within individual chapter topics. The introductory chapters provide major background sections on neurons and the brain to accommodate students without formal coursework on neuroscience Other important new developments also examined in this fourth edition include: false memory research, new research on working memory and individual differences, new strides in online investigations of comprehension and reading, and new challenges to classic research in the heuristics of decision-making. ISBN/ASIN: 013198229X. Our Book No: 13225. $30 AUD.
3. Auchinleck, Honor (2012). Elyne Mitchell: A Daughter Remembers. Sydney: HarperCollins. 320 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, black & white photos centre spread, bottom corner tips covers creased, corner tip one page creased, rear cover little scratched, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. In this memoir, Honor Auchinleck remembers her upbringing in the Australian Alps and pays tribute to her remarkable family, and in particular to her mother, Elyne Mitchell, the much-loved writer of the 'Silver Brumby' novels for young adults. Now, for the centenary of Elyne's birth, her daughter relates the story of an exceptional and adored, but elusive, woman. ISBN/ASIN: 9780732293499. Our Book No: 26862. $30 AUD.
4. Baggini, Julian (2011). The Ego Trick: What Does It Mean to You? (1st ed). London: Granta Publications. 257 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, small crease top edge one page, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book, Julian Baggini, a popular British philosopher, asks: what is the self? is it something solid which remains constant over time? or something far more elusive? He looks at the history of philosophy, and the two clashing schools of thought on personal identity. The author talks to theologians, priests and lamas to see whether understanding the concept of the soul can help him understand the self. He talks to neurologists and psychologists, and examines cases of lost memory and personality disorders to find out whether we can get insights from what happens when the brain changes. he talks to people who have undergone transformation, including changes of gender. He looks to the future, and how we may be changed by new technology. He also describes his experience of his own self and personality. ISBN/ASIN: 9781847081926. Our Book No: 41082. $30 AUD.
5. Bailey, John (2003). The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of the Slave Sally Miller and her Fight for Freedom (1st ed). Sydney: Macmillan / Pan Macmillan. 268 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. On a spring morning in New Orleans 1843, in the Spanish Quarter, Madame Carl recognises a face from her past: a German girl who disappeared 25 years earlier, the daughter of her close friend. She is a slave, with no memory of a 'white' past. Had a defenceless European orphan been illegally enslaved, or was she an impostor? So began one of the most celebrated and sensational crusades of 19th century America - the battle to free the' Lost German Slave Girl'. A fascinating look at slavery and its laws, a brilliant reconstruction of mid-19th century New Orleans, and a compelling courtroom drama. The Australian author John Bailey previously wrote 'The White Divers of Broome'. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 0732911923. Our Book No: 23906. $15 AUD.
6. Bartley, Nehemiah (1892). Opals and Agates, or Scenes under the Southern Cross and the Magelhans: Being Memories of Fifty Years of Australia and Polynesia. (1st ed). Brisbane: Gordon & Gotch. 312 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black cloth cover (embossed pattern, gilt lettering front cover & spine), black & white plates (including portrait frontispiece), new endpapers, endpapers & title page notably foxed, pages lightly toned (some toned spots), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. First edition. Nehemiah Bartley (1830 - 1894) presents his extensive travel throughout eastern Australia and Polynesia, but mostly Queensland, based on his diaries. A valuable social document of people and events in Colonial Australia of the mid-1800s. Nehamiah Bartley has been described as the 'first commercial traveller' in Queensland, and he worked for Tooth's Brewery and the Colonial Sugar Company. (Frontispiece portrait of the author, with printed autograph below. All 9 plates present. The black cloth state, rather than red cloth state of the first edition.). Our Book No: 18108. $300 AUD.
7. Brett, Judith (2019). From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting Melbourne: Text Publishing. 199 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australia is one of only a few countries in the world that enforce compulsory voting at elections, We celebrate this with barbecues and cake stalls at polling stations, and election parties that spill over into Sunday morning. The author is celebrated historian Judith Brett, the prize-winning biographer of pioneer Prime Minister Alfred Deakin. A landmark account of the character of Australian democracy. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925603842. Our Book No: 18119. $25 AUD.
8. Brickell, Melissa (editor) (2012). Growing up Our Way Practices Matrix: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Rearing (Limited, print ed). Melbourne, North Fitzroy: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care (SNAICC). 102 pp. Paperback square octavo, very good condition, small part on fore-edge rear cover little bumped, minor edgewear. This resource, edited by Melissa Brickell, details some of the available literature on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices from around Australia. It is ideal for researchers and policy makers, child care workers, educators, child protection workers, family support workers and for all those working alongsideAboriginal children and families. The resource includes documented 'lived experience' of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices, grouped in themes. Plus quotes on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices from informants, 15 published texts, and other sources. Plus source information in brief, an annotated bibliography, and a 'How To' use guide. (Limited print edition.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781921174315. Our Book No: 41072. $30 AUD.
9. Browder, Bill (2015). Red Notice: How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy (Reprint ed). London: Corgi Books. 478 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. A graphic portrait of the Russian government as a criminal enterprise wielding all the power of a sovereign state. He writes about his journey from the exciting world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s to financier in Russia, his transformation into human rights activist after uncovering large-scale corruption, and to his expulsion from Russia on President Putin's orders. A shocking but true political roller-coaster. ISBN/ASIN: 9780552170321. Our Book No: 40342. $22 AUD.
10. Burnett, Robert (2002). The Classer (The Dramatic Story of Joshua Sugden - One of Our Early Classers and his Influence on the Australian Wool Industry). Sydney, Parramatta: RDU Books. 292 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Robert Burnett tells the epic story of a Yorkshire woolclasser, Joshua Sugden, who with his five motherless children, worked across the highly productive Western District of Victoria and the Riverina in the most exciting two decades in Australian history (1849 to 1869), and was a key figure in the early Australian wool industry. The narrative is fictionalised to flesh out the known documentation. ISBN/ASIN: 095802930X. Our Book No: 25434. $20 AUD.
11. Burrell, Andrew (2014). Twiggy: The High-stakes Life of Andrew Forrest (The Unauthorised Biography) (New ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 310 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Andrew Burrell has written an unauthorised biography of Andrew Forrest, the public face of Australia's once-in-a-life mining boom. He traces Twiggy's business triumphs and disasters to reveal the man behind the myth. The author states that he has tried to be fair, that is, whenever possible to present Andrew Forrest's side of the story. (Winner of the Ashburst Business Literature Prize, State Library of NSW.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781863956789. Our Book No: 18115. $22 AUD.
12. Burroughs, William James (2008). Climate Change in Prehistory: The End of the Reign of Chaos (Reprint ed). New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 356 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, front cover little creased, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. How did humankind deal with the extreme challenges of the last Ice Age? How have the relatively benign post-Ice Age conditions affected the evolution and spread of humanity across the globe? William Burroughs sets our genetic history in the context of climate change during prehistory, and thus the origin of many features of our modern world are identified. He reviews the aspects of our physiology and intellectual development that have been influenced by climatic factors, and how features of our lives - diet, language, domestication of animals - are also the product of the climate in which we evolved. To summarize: climate change in prehistory has made us what we are today. The author weaves together studies of the climate with anthropological, archaeological and historical studies, and will fascinate all those interested in the effects of climate on human development and history. (A printed copy of a print-on-demand book from Cambridge University Press.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780521070102. Our Book No: 15016. $30 AUD.
13. Burton, John Hill (1851). The Emigrant’s Manual: Australia, New Zealand, America, and South Africa. Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers. xxx pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, marbled board cover (leather spine, gilt spine lettering), marbled endpapers, few tables, pages toned as usual, some edgewear. A popular guide to emigration from Britain to Australia, New Zealand, America, and South Africa. Consists of four books, paged separately and gathered into one: A preliminary essay (Emigration in its practical application to individuals and communities, 93 pages), Australia (233 pages), New Zealand and South Africa (123 pages) and America (Canada and United States, 133 pages). John Hill Burton (1809 - 1881) was a Scottish nationalist, economist and author. (Very scarce. Excellent condition for age. No foxing. No map of Australia, as suggested by another copy for sale.). Our Book No: 18114. $500 AUD.
14. Butler, Sue (2020). Rebel Without a Clause: Losing the Linguistic Plot. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 256 pp. Hardcover small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Sue Butler provides a fascinating idiosyncratic look at the world of words. She is a lexicographer and former editor of the Macquarie Dictionary. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760788322. Our Book No: 41086. $25 AUD.
15. Cassidy, Barrie (2014). Private Bill in Love and War. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread & endpapers, minor edgewear. This is the story of Bill Cassidy, who survived more than four years as a prisoner of war (POW) during World War 2 (in Austria and Crete). This very special memoir is told by his son Barrie Cassidy, who is a well-known ABC-TV commentator. The inside covers display copies of wartime telegrams. ISBN/ASIN: 9780522866131. Our Book No: 27923. $28 AUD.
16. Cave, Damien (2021). Into the Rip: How the Australian Way of Risk Made my Family Stronger, Happier, and Less American (Reprint ed). Sydney: Scribner. 311 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, front cover & bottom corner tips few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Damien Cave brought his young family from New York to Sydney, to establish the Australian Bureau for the 'New York Times'. This book is about how Australians learn to live better by living with the sea (surfing) and partly how Australian culture is identified by managing the idea of risk. This book is a blend of memoir, history and interviews with some of the world's most respected psychologists. . ISBN/ASIN: 9781760857097. Our Book No: 41060. $24 AUD.
17. Clason, George S. (2015). The Richest Man In Babylon (Reprint ed). [San Diego, CA]: Dauphin Publications. 114 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This celebrated bestseller by George Clason is based on 'Babylonian Parables' written in 1926 as separate pamphlets.The original text is provided here, uncensored. The parables explain the basics of money. This inspirational work covers thrift, financial planning and personal wealth. Written in simple but old-English language, these fascinating and informative stories reveal the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and making money earn more money. (A printed copy of a print-on-demand book. Printed in Australia.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781939438331. Our Book No: 41071. $15 AUD.
18. Daley, Paul (2017). Beersheba: Travels Through a Forgotten Australian Victory (2nd (Centenary) 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 covers corner tips. Paul Daley documents the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade that took part in 'last great cavalry charge' in October, 1917 against the Turks at Beersheba. The author travelled from Australia to Israel, from past to present, and from the battlefields to the archives, to write this remarkable story. Centenary edition (subtitle changed). ISBN/ASIN: 9780522871807. Our Book No: 41083. $30 AUD.
19. Datlow Smith, Marcia; Belcher, Ronald G.; Juhrs, Patricia D. (1995). A Guide to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism (1st ed). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, spine little faded, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, owner's written name & details. Marcia Datlow Smith and colleagues provide a handbook that demonstrates how autistic Americans can perform effectively in the workplace. Case studies illustrate techniques for helping individuals with autism become productive employees. Employment specialists, educators, psychologists, service providers, and families will find this practical guide invaluable for helping people with autism find and keep jobs, creating important opportunities for community integration. ISBN/ASIN: 1557661715. Our Book No: 23404. $20 AUD.
20. Dauvergne, Peter (2001). Loggers and Degradation in the Asia-Pacific: Corporations and Environmental Management (1st p/b ed) [Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 202 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, bookplate (review copy). Peter Dauvergne, a senior lecturer in government and international affairs University of Sydney, demonstrates how corporate loggers have irreparably damaged much of the tropical forests in the Asia-Pacific region during the past 40 years. He identifies the responsible factors, including corporate imperatives, lack of state regulation and enforcement, and defects in forest management practice. ISBN/ASIN: 052100134X. Our Book No: 12045. $20 AUD.
21. Dick, Matthew (1980). Native Plants of Inner Western Sydney (Reprint ed). Sydney, Leichhardt: Leichhardt Association. 54 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, green pictorial card cover (spiral binding), typewritten text, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, minor foxing top edge & title page, minor edgewear. Botanist Matthew Dick has written this booklet for the local community heritage association, with the aim of encouraging residents to reintroduce native plants to the inner west and south west of Sydney (New South Wales, Australia). At the rear, contains a table of suitable trees and plants suitable for this area. ISBN/ASIN: 0724045201. Our Book No: 12924. $30 AUD.
22. Driedger, Leo (1996). Multi-ethnic Canada: Identities and Inequalities. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press. 352 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Leo Driedger, a Canadian professor of sociology, examines Canadian ethnicity from the perspectives of identity and inequality, theories of ethnicity and change, demographic history, regionalism, class and socio-economic status, prejudice, discrimination and racism, as well as the quest for minority rights. The text discusses the original Canadian Charter (recognizing two European powers, English and French) and later immigrants, the First Nations, language and the Quebec 'nation', and also rural versus urban preservation of ethnic identities. ISBN/ASIN: 0195411617. Our Book No: 23355. $25 AUD.
23. Dufty, David (2022). Nabbing Ned Kelly: The Extraordinary True Story of the Men who Brought Australia’s Notorious Outlaw to Justice (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 413 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white & few colour photos, minor edgewear. David Dufty provides the real story of the hunt for the Kelly Gang over two long years. For the first time, he recounts the story from the perspective of the lawyers who brought the notorious bushranger Ned Kelly to justice. He gets to the heart of the story and finds answers to many unresolved questions. ISBN/ASIN: 9781761067341. Our Book No: 41143. $30 AUD.
24. Evans, Ilsa (2015). Nefarious Doings (Reprint ed) [Nell Forrest Mysteries Series]. Sydney: Momentum / Pan Macmillan Australia. 263 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corner tips covers. Australian crime fiction novel by Isla Evans about the crazy adventures of Nell Forrest who lives in a sleepy town called Majic. Her five daughters are causing trouble and her husband has just died. Despite her abysmal aptitude for investigative work, she faces murder and mayhem, arson and adultery, dungeons, death threats, disappearances and a canine witness. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760300982. Our Book No: 41066. $30 AUD.
25. FitzSimons, Peter (2002). Nancy Wake: A Biography of our Greatest War Heroine (New, reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollinsPublishers. 390 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Peter FitzSimons has written a remarkable biography of Nancy Wake, the brave Australian woman who fought against the Nazis in France during WW2, especially in support of the underground Maquis resistance fighters. She developed such a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers that she became the Gestapo's most wanted person, who called her the 'The White Mouse'. ISBN/ASIN: 0732274567. Our Book No: 18106. $20 AUD.
26. Forrest, Peter (1995). The Tiwi Meet the Dutch: The First European Contacts. Darwin: Tiwi Land Council / Peter Forrest. 24 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, maps, spine creased, covers & corner tips little creased (few light marks, little rubbed), fore-edge crease (possible bookmark), some edgewear, small mark title page, rubber stamp reverse side title page, . Peter Forrest gives an outline of the history of Tiwi Islander contact with European navigators, with a special reference to the Tiwi encounter with Dutch seafarers in 1705. The booklet describes the circumstances which brought together Tiwi and the Dutch. The contact had profound effects on Australian history, but has been largely neglected in Australian studies. ISBN/ASIN: 0646235605. Our Book No: 41061. $35 AUD.
27. Forsyth, Kate; Murrell, Belinda (2020). Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia's First Children's Author. Canberra: National Library of Australia. 304 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour illustrations inside front & rear covers, colour photos, few black & white & single sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear. This is the fascinating story of Australia's first children's book author, published by an anonymous writer known only as 'A Lady Long Resident in New South Wales' in 1841. In 1981, the writer was given a name: Charlotte Waring Atkinson. Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell are her great-great-great-great granddaughters, and are also well-known authors. Charlotte was an early Australian artist and a pioneer in the fight for women's legal rights, waging a bitter court battle for the right to raise her own children. In this book Kate and Belinda go on a voyage of discovery to Britain to investigate their family history, writing, motherhood - and what changes and what stays the same. The journey transforms everything they thought they knew about their family. ISBN/ASIN: 9780642279699. Our Book No: 41052. $20 AUD.
28. Gapps, Stephen (2018). The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the Early Colony 1788 - 1817 (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth Publishing. 319 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Steven Gapps provides the first detailed account of the warfare that occurred across the Sydney region from the arrival of a British expedition in 1788 to the last recorded conflict in the area in 1817. The book puts new light on how British and Aboriginal forces developed military tactics and how the violence played out. He shows that white settlers often lived in fear, whereas Aboriginal people fought back as their land and resources were taken away. The violent conflicts formed part of a long period of colonial strategic efforts to secure the Sydney basin and, in time, the rest of the continent. ISBN/ASIN: 9781742232140. Our Book No: 41087. $35 AUD.
29. Gaustad, Edwin Scott (1968). The Great Awakening in New England (Reprint ed) [Quadrangle Paperbacks]. Chicago: Quadrangle Books. 173 pp. Paperback large trade, good condition, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, faint foxing covers, owner's written name & details. Edwin Scott Gaustad records the religious revival which took place in New England more than two centuries ago. Between 1740 and 1742 this spiritual upheaval had a decisive effect upon the American colonies and an enduring influence on American Protestantism and cultural history. This significant book makes clear the theological, intellectual, and institutional effects in American life. ISBN/ASIN: B000NOYR5M. Our Book No: 23305. $12 AUD.
30. Glaskin, G. M. (1986). Windows of the Mind: The Christos Experience (Exploring the Christos Technique of Mind Travel) (New ed). Bridport, Dorset / Sydney: Prism Press / Unity Press. 207 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. Australian novelist Gerald Glaskin explores an easy method of achieving trance states by the Christos technique, which involves foot massage. He discovered this method in a privately published magazine on astral travelling (Open Mind Publications). ISBN/ASIN: 0907061818. Our Book No: 3909. $30 AUD.
31. Glaskin, G. M. (1989). A Door to Infinity: Proving the Christos Experience (Revised ed) [Proving the Christos Technique of Mind Travel]. Bridport, Dorset / Sydney, Lindfield: Prism Press / Unity Press. 183 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Australian novelist explores an easy method of achieving trance states by using the Christos technique involving mental exercise and foot massage. Originally published as 'A Door to Eternity', 1979. This is the revised edition, 1989. ISBN/ASIN: 1853270334. Our Book No: 13628. $30 AUD.
32. Grattan, Michelle (2004). Back on the Wool Track (Reprint ed). Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 335 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, maps, spine little creased, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. Michelle Grattan, a journalist, re-traces the footsteps of C. E. W. Bean, who in 1909 wrote a series of articles on the wool industry in western New South Wales (NSW), which became an Australian classic book. She revisits the Wool Track, including Gunnedah, Bourke and Broken Hill, and paints a vivid picture of the people in outback Australia today. ISBN/ASIN: 1740511670. Our Book No: 21556. $15 AUD.
33. Greenwood, Kerry (2005). Heavenly Pleasures: Featuring Corinna Chapman Baker and Reluctant Investigator (Reprint ed) [Corinna Chapman Mysteries]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 278 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages minimally toned, spine & top edge front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Corinna Chapman Baker is a baker witha talent for bread making and investigating crime. A new series by Kerry Greenwood, the author of 'The Phryne Fisher Mysteries', set in Melbourne. This is the second novel in this new series. ISBN/ASIN: 1741145120. Our Book No: 41067. $15 AUD.
34. Greenwood, Kerry (2012). Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear. True Australian crime. In 1948 a man was found dead on an Adelaide beach. Six decades later he is still a mystery. The facts are stranger than fiction, and the case has kept Kerry Greenwood fascinated for almost her whole life. She goes on a journey into her own past to try to solve this crime, finding a new way of writing about true crime. Includes a short fictional story for Miss Fisher to solve. ISBN/ASIN: 9781742233505. Our Book No: 41062. $22 AUD.
35. Holper, Paul; Torok, Simon (2008). Climate Change: What You Can Do About It, at Work, at Home, at School. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing / Pan Macmillan. 180 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Paul Holper and Simon Torok, two CSIRO scientists, describe how climate change (brought on by global warming) is the most vital issue on the planet. It will profoundly affect our lives, the lives of our children and our children's children. This book tells you everything you need to know about the causes and mechanisms of climate change and global warming, and vitally, what you can do about it as an individual. ISBN/ASIN: 9781405038782. Our Book No: 13856. $22 AUD.
36. Hunt, David (2019). Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia: Volume 2 (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 433 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. In this Volume 2 to his best-selling history, David Hunt provides a masterpiece of humorous retelling of little known facts about Australia’s past frontier history. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous Indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep. We are introduced to Thomas Davey, the hard-drinking Tasmanian governor who invented the Blow My Skull cocktail, and Captain Moonlite, Australia's most famous LGBTI bushranger. Meet William Nicholson, the Melbourne hipster who gave Australia the steam-powered coffee roaster and the world the secret ballot. And say hello to Harry, the first camel used in Australian exploration, who shot dead his owner, explorer John Horrocks. Learn how Truganini's death inspired the Martian invasion of Earth. Discover the role of Hall and Oates in the Myall Creek Massacre. And be reminded why you should never ever smoke with the Wild Colonial Boy and Mad Dan Morgan. ISBN/ASIN: 9781863958844. Our Book No: 18103. $26 AUD.
37. Jamison, Andrew (2001). The Making of Green Knowledge: Environmental Politics and Cultural Transformation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 205 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Andrew Jamison, an American-Danish academic, offers a personal exploration of the relationship between sustainable development, public participation, and cultural transformation, particularly in Europe, with a focus on environmentally-conscious Denmark. Topics covered include: ambiguity of 'greening', social movements, dialectics, nationalism, green business, and activism.The information is accessible and contains a mix of theory, practical analysis, and philosophical reflection that brings the book to life. ISBN/ASIN: 0521796873. Our Book No: 20431. $25 AUD.
38. Kay, John (2004). The Truth about Markets: Why Some Nations are Rich but Most Remain Poor (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 478 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor toning page edges, minor edgewear. John Kay, a leading economist, examines the truth about the markets, from Wall Street to Switzerland, from Russia to Mumbai, examining why some nations are rich and some poor. This book offers hope for the future. ISBN/ASIN: 0140296727. Our Book No: 23344. $13 AUD.
39. Keating, John D. (1972). Mind the Curve! A History of the Cable Trams (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 155 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white photos (mostly full-page), maps, corners some pages little bent, light foxing edges, spine & top corner rear cover creased, white background rear cover marked, front cover slightly faded, few foxed spots flyleaf & inside front cover, some edgewear. An amazingly detailed history of the long-gone tramways of Melbourne, with a mention of the similar trams in the United States. The colourful cable tram was the major street transport over two generations for Melbourne, San Francisco, Chicago and other cities of the late 19th century. Melbourne's last tram made its final quiet journey down Bourke Street on 26 October 1940. The gripman gave his last traditional warning call to passengers: 'Mind the curve!' (Loosely inserted: Newspaper clipping about Melbourne trams, undated.). ISBN/ASIN: 0522840361. Our Book No: 41053. $26 AUD.
40. Kerbaj, Richard (2022). The Secret History of the Five Eyes: The Untold Story of the International Spy Network. London: Blink Publishing. 402 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & few sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, minor edgewear. Richard Kerbaj provides a fascinating history of the Five Eyes which is the international intelligence collaboration network between the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Until 2010, its existence remained a closely kept secret. The author expertly blends together accounts spanning the eight decades since the alliance’s inception. This is also a story with a remarkable cast of characters, like the Nazi spy who posed as a Scottish hairdresser, the American home economics teacher who helped create a program to counter Soviet espionage, and the CIA's lone officer in Budapest during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The book has been researched over many years, including interviews with world leaders and more than 100 current and former intelligence officers. It is a major contribution to the literature of international intelligence. ISBN/ASIN: 9781789465556. Our Book No: 41088. $35 AUD.
41. Knightley, Phillip (2000). Australia: A Biography of a Nation (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 373 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. To celebrate 100 years of the Australian nation, Phillip Knightley chronicles the history of Australia from its use as a settlement for English prisoners to the present. Part history, part travelogue, part memoir - this book tells the inspiring story of how a one-time British colony with only two sorts of citizens, convicts and goalers, turned itself into a proud, prosperous and confident country. He includes discussion of relations between Aborigines and European settlers, and the growing division between Australia and England. (First edition, Australian printing.). ISBN/ASIN: 0224050060. Our Book No: 10229. $30 AUD.
42. Koestler, Mamaine; Goodman, Celia (editor) (1985). Living With Koestler: Mamaine Koestler's Letters 1945 - 51 [1945 - 1951]. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 204 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear jacket. These spontaneous and engaging letters from Arthur Koestler's second wife, Mamaine Paget, to her twin sister, Celia, reflect the intensity of her life with him. Taken as a whole they convey a vivid picture of life in the intellectual world of the period and give a unique insight into Koestler's complex character. ISBN/ASIN: 0297785311. Our Book No: 23371. $20 AUD.
43. Lindsay, Patrick (2002). The Spirit of Kokoda: Then and Now (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 193 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, light crease bottom edge front cover, minor edgewear. This story is told through the eyes of the Diggers who fought on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Patrick Lindsay writes an inspirational story of how those young men and the AIF veterans repelled the hitherto unchecked Japanese war machine. This book is written to honour the Diggers and their achievements, especially those who never returned home. It is a story of Australian sacrifice, fortitude and courage. ISBN/ASIN: 1740640705. Our Book No: 23405. $15 AUD.
44. Lord, Richard (2000). Culture Shock! Germany (A Guide to Customs and Etiquette) (Reprint ed) [Culture Shock! Series]. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company. 293 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, edges lightly foxed, base of spine slightly bumped, some edgewear covers & page edges. Richard Lord prepares visitors for travel to Germany. He looks at language, food and entertaining, social customs, festivals, relationships, helpful business tips, and explanations of daily sights and scenes. (One of the popular 'Culture Shock' series.). ISBN/ASIN: 1558682511. Our Book No: 41068. $15 AUD.
45. Lowe, Pat; Hill, Chris (illustrator); Griggs, Jessica (illustrator) (2015). Our Friends the Termites. Broome, WA: Backroom Press Inc. 145 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, faint price sticker mark front flyleaf. Pat Lowe describes the good that termites do in the environment. The author has observed termites in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. They provide food for people and other animals and their nests have been used in many human endeavours. The author shows that the termites don't just eat houses and furniture. Illustrated by Chris Hill and Jessica Griggs. This book will interest backyard naturalists, entomologists and the curious. ISBN/ASIN: 9780977561575. Our Book No: 41069. $40 AUD.
46. Macfarlane, Ian (2012). The Kelly Gang Unmasked (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white & few colour photos, tiny scuff front cover, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark front cover. Ian Macfarlane writes a controversial book that re-examines the story of the Kelly Gang in detail and with new insights. The other writings by pro-Kelly authors is critically evaluated. Many missing official documents have been brought to light for the first time. A pattern of extreme hostility against police emerges both before and after the Stringybark police murders. ISBN/ASIN: 9780195519662. Our Book No: 41144. $30 AUD.
47. Mackenzie, Norman; Mackenzie, Jeanne (1987). The Life of H. G. Wells: The Time Traveller (with a New Epilogue) (Revised ed) [Lives and Letters]. London: Hogarth Press. 500 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front flyleaf clipped, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This biography by Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie of the British novelist iH. G. Wells s based extensively on his private papers, and is here revised to include recent revelations about his love life. It paints an outstanding picture of a man who wanted to be the world's best friend and was, in the end, his own worst enemy: brilliant, charming and self-destructive. ISBN/ASIN: 0701207493. Our Book No: 23367. $22 AUD.
48. Main, Andrew (2003). Other People's Money (The Complete Story of the Extraordinary Collapse of HIH) (1st, reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. A chronicle of arrogance, ignorance and self-delusion. The amazing collapse of the large Australian insurance company in 2001. The last days looked more like a closing down sale in a bargain bazaar - insiders helped themselves, but the policy holders had to put up with a trickle of payouts that was just fast enough to escape official intervention. Every Australian shareholder should read this book. Includes the Royal Commission into the collapse. First edition reprint. ISBN/ASIN: 0732276659. Our Book No: 13457. $30 AUD.
49. Maltby, G. B.; Maltby, Peg (illustrator) (1945). Pip and Pepita in Goblinland (1st & only ed). Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. 32 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, small sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, pictorial board covers (top corner front cover little creased), stapled (covered by red cloth spine, little torn top & bottom ends), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, internally excellent, copy 2. First & only edition. A collectible Australian children's picture story by G. B. Maltby, illustrated by Peg Maltby, about the adventures of two mice. (Muir 4747. No date, but 1945, Trove. The first of three Pip and Pepita titles by Peg Maltby.). ISBN/ASIN: B072QBW6CL. Our Book No: 12509A. $35 AUD.
50. McGrath, Katie (2020). Deadly Earth. Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 225 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Katie McGrath lived an ideal childhood at her Hunters Hill home (Sydney inner west), but her parents both mysteriously died of cancer. It was discovered that their home (and others in Nelson Parade) were built on the site of a former uranium smelter. She describes her search for justice: A true story of tragedy, grief, abuse and government failure, and the power of hope and resilience in the face of darkness and depravity. ISBN/ASIN: 9781743797228. Our Book No: 17963. $33 AUD.
51. McLean, Andrew; McLean, Janet (1995). Cats' Whiskers [Cat's Whiskers]. Sydney: Little Ark / Allen & Unwin. 32 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, few light creases pages, minor edgewear. Janet McLean has produced a delightful children's picture story about a family whose six very different cats (Monica, Max, Minerva, Roly, Lin and Jake) cause constant chaos about the house and neighbourhood. The charming drawings by Andrew McLean will delight all ages. (A Little Ark book from Allen & Unwin.). ISBN/ASIN: 1863739254. Our Book No: 25166. $30 AUD.
52. Molony, John (2000). The Native Born: The First White Australians. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 252 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. John Molony relates the story of the first white people (Europeans) to be born in Australia before 1850, the children of convicts, soldiers and free settlers.The children of convicts had no access to land and no education, and the free settlers generally treated them as second-rate. Until recently, they have lived in the shadows of Australian history, unresearched. This fascinating book will appeal to the growing number of Australians who seek to understand colonial Australian history. The author is Professor of History at the Australian National University, Canberra. ISBN/ASIN: 0522849032. Our Book No: 24218. $35 AUD.
53. Morgan, Hugh; Peacock, Geraldine (foreword) (1996). Adults with Autism: A Guide to Theory and Practice (1st ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 290 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. Hugh Morgan and invited contributors provide practical help and guidance specifically for people caring for the growing recognised population of adults with autism. The book looks at issues of theory and practice, and seeks to describe and evaluate what is currently available for adults with autism and to propose models of practice. ISBN/ASIN: 0521456835. Our Book No: 41138. $30 AUD.
54. Morimoto, Junko; Smith, Helen (adaptation) (1983). The White Crane (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. 32 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Children's picture story based on a classic Japanese tale, and illustrated by Junko Morimoto. One winter's day an old man saved a crane stuck in the snow. Later that evening a young girl knocked on the door of the old couple's house. Month's later the old lady did what the young girl specifically asked her not to do and the young girl had to leave. ISBN/ASIN: 0001843117. Our Book No: 18118. $40 AUD.
55. Nash, Gary (2002). The Tarasov Saga: From Russia through China to Australia (1st ed). Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing. 280 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). First edition. Gary Nash provides the extraordinary biography of the his grandfather, Colonel Tarasov of the White Russian army, his wife Aida, and their five children. They survived the Russian Revolution and Civil War and escaped to the Russian-dominated city of Harbin in China. They then coped with the Japanese occupation, and the later Communist takeover of China. Their next step was a refugee camp in the Philippines, before being accepted as refugees and reunited in Australia. (Loosely inserted: promotional brochure and order form.) ISBN/ASIN: 1877058017. Our Book No: 14803. $25 AUD.
56. Niall, Brenda (2009). The Riddle of Father Hackett: A Life in Ireland and Australia. Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 320 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, bookplate (non-author written name). Brenda Niall provides the story of radical Irish Jesuit William Hackett who was transferred to Australia by his order (perhaps for being too close to the Irish independence struggle). An absorbing narrative and a subtle character study, this book is based on archives in Ireland and Australia - including Father Hackett's personal correspondence with Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera, Erskine Childers, Daniel Mannix and B. A. Santamaria. (Bookplate of The Elgan Hogan Trust, signed by Peter J. Walsh, trustee.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780642276858. Our Book No: 26912. $35 AUD.
57. Nowra, Louis (2019). Louis Nowra: Collected Stories (1st ed). Melbourne, Kew Arden / Australian Scholarly Publishing 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few faint marks fore-edge, minor edgewear, old price sticker mark rear cover. First edition. Louis Nowra is an acclaimed playwright, novelist and screenwriter. This collection of shot stories goes from Venice to Lord Howe Island, Moscow to Sydney high society, Edwardian London to a mysterious island full of beauty and terror in Far North Queensland. This extraordinary collection is a testament to a unique and unsettling vision. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925984125. Our Book No: 41073. $30 AUD.
58. O'Brien, Juliette; O'Brien, Gail (2016). This is Gail: Life with and after Chris O'Brien (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos centre spread, minor edgewear, autograph (written name of both authors). In 2008, inspirational Australian surgeon Chris O'Brien published his story of his battle with brain cancer. He died in 2009. This moving, inspiring story has been written by his wife Gail and their daughter, Juliette O'Brien. It is a deeply poignant and often joyous story of family, love and loss - and ultimately, about finding your purpose in the world. (Autographed.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780732299644. Our Book No: 41070. $25 AUD.
59. Oakman, Daniel (2018). Oppy: The Life of Sir Hubert Opperman. Melbourne: Melbourne Books. 375 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white full-page photos, top corners front & rear covers creased, top corners some pages creased & slightly bent, corner tips covers little scuffed, reader crease spine, slight edgewear. Sir Hubert Opperman ('Oppy’, 1904 - 1996) ) was Australia's most famous professional cyclist in the 1920s and 1930s. His records included marathons such as Fremantle - Sydney, Kalgoorlie - Perth, and the Paris - Brest - Paris road race. In 1928, he led the first Australasian team to ever contest the Tour de France. He later become a long-time cabinet minister in the Australian Parliament (Minister for Transport, later Immigration) and its High Commissioner to Malta. This well researched biography is the first to consider the complicated political legacy of Opperman’s post-cycling career, as well as being a thrilling insight into the world of professional cycling. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925556247. Our Book No: 41074. $35 AUD.
60. Ogino, Masahiro; Lawrence, Lotte (translator) (2007). Scams and Sweeteners: A Sociology of Fraud (English ed) [Japanese Society Series]. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press. 126 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, minor edgewear. Masahiro Ogino provides a fascinating sociological examination of fraud, scams and gift-giving in Japanese society. Sociological reflections on fraudulent acts that are preformed in the space not governed by social norms. He develops a theory of what he calls a society of zero sociability on the basis of Japanese, French, German, Swiss, Italian and American cases. He argues that there is no clear delineation between friendship and respect, and gift-giving and scams, in degree-zero society. There is no differentiation between a premeditated scam and the intention to give a gift, and one could easily become the other, The author is professor of sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University. Translated from the Japanese language. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 9781876843335. Our Book No: 13244. $40 AUD.
61. Oktober, Tricia (2000). Wetlands. Sydney: Hodder Children's books. 32 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, watercolour drawings (many full-page), base spine little bumped, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication front pastedown. A children's picture story by Tricia Oktober about the plants and animals in the tropical north wetlands of Australia. The beautiful text and stunning illustrations, give a lyrical, eye-opening account of Australian animal and plant life for children of all ages. ISBN/ASIN: 0733611974. Our Book No: 22254. $30 AUD.
62. Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M. (2011). Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Reprint ed). New York: Bloomsbury. 356 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway (American science historians) tell the remarkable story of how a small conservative group of American scientists leads the world in vehement denial of a host of environmental dangers. They have deep connections in politics and industry, run effective campaigns to mislead the public, and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. The same individuals surface repeatedly - they deny the science of global warming, that smoking causes lung cancer, that coal smoke causes acid rain, and that CFCs caused the ozone hole. 'Doubt is our product’, wrote one tobacco executive. These 'experts' supplied it. ISBN/ASIN: 9781608193943. Our Book No: 15769. $25 AUD.
63. Parker, Gordon; Tavella, Gabriela; Eyers, Kerrie (2021). Burnout: A Guide to Identifying Burnout and Pathways to Recovery (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. Professor Gordon Parker and two colleagues have written the first complete guide to burnout, based on groundbreaking new research at the University of New South Wales. It shows how you can tell whether you really have burnout, and helps you shape a strategy for recovery that will work for you. Gordon Parker is Professor of Psychiatry at UNSW, and founder of the Black Dog Institute. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760878061. Our Book No: 18102. $25 AUD.
64. Pearse, Guy (2007). High and Dry: John Howard, Climate Change and the Selling of Australia's Future. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 480 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, small tear base first page repaired, pages faintly toned as usual, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. A damning insider's exposure by a former Liberal Party member and lobbyist. Guy Pearse explains how government policy under John Howard's Liberal Coalition government was to actually increase carbon emissions rather than to reduce them. It is a devastating indictment of how the 'Greenhouse Mafia' (coal industry and other resources representatives and supporters) dominated the decision-making of the conservative Howard Australian government. ISBN/ASIN: 9780670070633. Our Book No: 12600. $30 AUD.
65. Radin, Dean (2009). The Noetic Universe: The Scientific Evidence for Psychic Phenomena (1st Corgi ed). London: Corgi Books. 408 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minimal toning pages, minor edgewear. Eminent parapsychologist Dean Radin provides a rigorously reasoned manifesto who unveils persuasive empirical evidence for the existence of psychic phenomena. Radin explores myriad phenomena: from ESP to ghosts to psychokinesis. He analyzes how the inevitable mass acceptance of the mind-matter link will affect social, economic, academic, health and spiritual issues. He is the director of the Consciousness Research Laboratory, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and twice president of the Parapsychology Association. He has also done cutting-edge research for AT&T, Stanford, Princeton's Engineering Anomalies Research Laboratory, the University of Edinburgh, S.R.I. International and the U.S. Government. First British paperback edition. . ISBN/ASIN: 9780552162357. Our Book No: 41065. $18 AUD.
66. Richardson, Matthew (editor) (2001). The Halstead Treasury of Ancient Science Fiction. Sydney: Halstead Press. 191 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. This collection consists of ancient historical science fiction stories written in Japan, Rome and other places worldwide, edited with commentary by Matthew Richardson. Authors such as Cicero and Plato (Atlantis) join forces with little known writers of the ancient Eastern world. The translations from five different languages are vivid. Each story is followed by a brief commentary relating it to the science and writing of the times, with notes to explain the less obvious meanings. ISBN/ASIN: 1875684646. Our Book No: 23373. $20 AUD.
67. Roberts, Adam; Singh, Mahendra (illustrator) (2015). Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea (1st U.S. ed). New York: St. Martin's Griffin. 306 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, light toning pages, minor edgewear, non-author written name flyleaf. In 1958 France's first nuclear submarine 'Plongeur' leaves port for the first sea trials. On board and together for the first time are one of the Navy's most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers, and scientists. The submarine makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down. What will happen to the crew when the pressure crushes her hull? This whimsical, thrilling, and beautifully illustrated retelling of the Jules Verne classic will keep readers busy to the end of this nautical masterpiece. First U.S. edition stated. ISBN/ASIN: 9781250057792. Our Book No: 41055. $20 AUD.
68. Robson, Colin (1985). Experiment, Design and Statistics in Psychology (An Introduction) (2nd, reprint ed). London: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 174 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common, figures, cover lightly scuffed, minor edgewear. Second edition. A popular and readable introduction to research methods and statistics in psychology, by Colin Robson, Reader in Psychology, Huddersfield Polytechnic. ISBN/ASIN: 0140226036. Our Book No: 18908A. $10 AUD.
69. Roddick, Anita; Shelby Biggs, Brooke (with) (2004). Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truths and Lies about the Global Water Crisis [Take it Personally Series]. West Sussex: Anita Roddick Books. 138 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings & text-photos, printed on recycled paper, minor edgewear. Anita Roddick, noted business entrepreneur and environmentalist, provides a pictorial exposure of the global water crisis. Includes essays from Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Vandana Shiva, Maude Barlow, Tony Clarke, Greenpeace, Oxfam and more. The book is richly illustrated. (From her 'Take it Personally' series.). ISBN/ASIN: 095439593X. Our Book No: 23392. $15 AUD.
70. Rudder, Dr John (1999). The Bark Paintings of North East Arnhem Land. [Canberra, O'Connor]: Restoration House Publications. 44 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white reproductions, rear cover little creased, minor edgewear, faint price sticker mark. John Rudder describes one of the world's great visual art traditions, and its role in the Aboriginal society that produces it. The bark paintings of Aboriginal artists in North East Arnhem Land is the product of a unique legacy of many thousands of years. The author looks at the creative methods of the bark painters and the cultural meaning of their work. The bark paintings in this booklet are from Yirrkala and Elcho Island and their surrounding homeland centres between 1966 and 1971. The paintings supported by their stories depict the relationships between people and places, people and people, and people and totemic identities. All the places, paintings, stories, dances, songs, plants, animals, and the people, are either Dhuwa or Yirritja. (Also titled: 'An Introduction to North East Arnhem Land Bark Paintings'.). ISBN/ASIN: 0869420739. Our Book No: 41057. $20 AUD.
71. Salusinszky, Imre (2019). The Hilton Bombing: Evan Pederick and the Ananda Marga (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, bottom corner tip laminate coating slightly lifting, top corner tips some pages creased, minor edgewear. In 1978, Evan Pederick, a naive 22-year-old involved in a radical Indian religious cult, Ananda Marga, put a large bomb outside Sydney’s Hilton Hotel, where an Indian delegation were staying. the bomb killed three people. This is his story, told for the first time. He is now an Anglican priest, and he stands by his confession and testimony. It is an extraordinary tale of guilt, remorse, renewal, and the search for forgiveness. ISBN/ASIN: 9780522875492. Our Book No: 41141. $28 AUD.
72. Shakir, Imam Zaid (2005). Scattered Pictures: Reflections of an American Muslim (1st ed). Hayward, CA: Zaytuna Institute. 186 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few tiny pin head marks fore-edge first few pages, light toning edges, minor edgewear, minor annotation last page, autograph (written dedication by author). Imam Zaid Shakir provides an anthology of his reflective essays about being an American Muslim. In his foreword, he states that the issues dealt with are approached from an Islamic analytical framework, and he hopes that readers will be encouraged to learn more about Islam. ISBN/ASIN: 9780979228117. Our Book No: 41058. $15 AUD.
73. Simpson, Tony (editor) (2015). Trident Undone: The Spokesman no. 127. Nottingham: The Spokesman / Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. 116 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white & colour photos (some full-page), minor edgewear. This book is a special issue of 'The Spokesman' (no. 127), a British left-wing quarterly magazine published for the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. There are 14 essays and 7 book reviews at the rear. In an important essay, Jeremy Corbyn and Julian Lewis, MPs. write on 'The Politics of Trident’. The Trident is a submarine-launched ballistic missile. ISBN/ASIN: 9780851248455. Our Book No: 18101. $15 AUD.
74. Sonnenburg, Justin; Sonnenburg, Erica; Weil, Dr Andrew (foreword) (2015). The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight Your Mood and Your Long-term Health (1st ed). London: Bantam Press. 301 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book, Justin and Erica Sonnenburg have done cutting-edge research on the trillions of microbes living in our gastrointestinal tract, to reveal how our gut affects everything, from our immune response to our weight, allergic reactions, ageing and emotions, how they are under threat from the Western diet, antibiotics and our sterilized environment, and how we can help our individual microbiota. The book has a new plan for health, recipes and a menu plan. They also look at safe alternatives to antibiotics, as well as dietary and lifestyle choices. ISBN/ASIN: 9780593074305. Our Book No: 41064. $20 AUD.
75. Swinbourne, Helen; Winters, Judy (2001). Pictorial History: Bega Valley Shire (1st ed). Sydney: Kingsclear Books. 124 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, many black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear. Helen Swinbourne and Judy Winters have produced a comprehensive pictorial history of the Bega Valley Shire on the far south coast of New South Wales (NSW). This book was partly financed by the Bega Valley Shire Council as part of its Centenary of Federation celebrations. ISBN/ASIN: 0908272669. Our Book No: 18100. $30 AUD.
76. Tapsell, Miranda; Tyler, Joshua ; Fry, Samantha (illustrator) (2022). Aunty's Wedding (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 32 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, two small bumps top edge rear cover, cover corners slightly bumped, tiny scuff top of spine. This is a warm family story by Miranda Tapsell (Aboriginal actress, with part-Tiwi Islands heritage) and Joshua Taylor that celebrate love and culture on a very special wedding day. Illustrated by Samantha Fry. There is a story and photo on the rear cover of Miranda, Joshua and Samantha. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760524838. Our Book No: 41063. $22 AUD.
77. Tickner, Robert (2020). Ten Doors Down: The Story of an Extraordinary Adoption Reunion (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, tiny dent fore-edge front cover & first few pages, minor edgewear. Robert Tickner, who was adopted, describes his meeting with his birth mother, and later his birth father and siblings. This moving memoir is a testament to the importance of all forms of family and how they shape us, and the power of love to heal great harm. The author was a former Labor politician. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925849455. Our Book No: 41078. $25 AUD.
78. Tsakos, Demetra; Mortimer, Derek (told to) (2001). A Mother's Story - A Policeman Shot my Angel (1 ed). Sydney: Derek Mortimer / Printed by Hippo Books. 111 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, black & white photos center spread, bottom corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This is the true story of a young man aged 16 who was shot by a police officer while he was sitting in a car in New South Wales. The story has been told to Derek Mortimer by his mother (Demetra Tsakos) who has spent most of her life trying to understand why this happened to her family. ISBN/ASIN: 0958190208. Our Book No: 41059. $30 AUD.
79. Turnbull, Malcolm (2020). A Bigger Picture (1st ed). Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 698 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), colour & few black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, spine ends little rubbed, front hinge slightly split (all pages firm), minor edgewear dustjacket. Malcolm Turnbull records his diverse and influential life. He describes his early years in Sydney, growing up with a single father, defending 'Spycatcher’ Peter Wright against the UK government, the years representing Kerry Packer and his media empire, leading the Australian Republican Movement (ARM), making millions in business, and becoming Prime Minister of Australia. He finally reveals all in his own words. ISBN/ASIN: 9781743795637. Our Book No: 41126. $30 AUD.
80. Turnbull, Sarah (2013). All Good Things: A Memoir (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollinsPublishers. 324 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Sarah Turnbull spent nearly a decade in France with her French partner, then moved to an island near Tahiti. She eloquently writes about leaving her French apartment, her adventures in Tahiti, and her return to Australia. ISBN/ASIN: 9780732288037. Our Book No: 28376. $18 AUD.
81. Vernon, Jack (1966). Inside the Black Room: Studies of Sensory Deprivation. Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 182 pp. Paperback small, good condition, figures, pages & inside covers toned, corner tips covers creased, edgewear, owner rubber stamp. A pioneering study by Jack Vernon, a Princeton academic, of sensory deprivation that involves the confinement of persons alone for periods alone in a small cubicle where they can perceive neither light or sound. (This copy: An early pre-ISBN printing. Reading copy.). ISBN/ASIN: B0006D1U0A. Our Book No: 23332. $10 AUD.
82. Watson, Reg. A. (2001). The Life and Times of Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish Exile to Van Diemen’'s Land (New ed). Hobart, Rosny Park: Southern Holdings. 99 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tiny dent rear cover, covers lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Reg Watson reports on Thomas Francis Meagher, who was born in the County of Tiperary, Ireland, in 1823. He was transported to Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) for his political beliefs. He later escaped and took part in the American Civil War and later became a politician in Montana, where he died mysteriously. He packed a lot into his short life: he only lived 43 years. Topics: Early Life and Political Activity; His Arrest; Arrival in Van Diemen's Land; Life in Van Diemen's Land; Marriage; Plan for Escape; Escape and Arrival: Civil War Activities; Post Civil War Activities, and Epilogue. ISBN/ASIN: 0959574654. Our Book No: 41056. $25 AUD.
83. Wells, Deane (1979). The Deep North. Melbourne, Collingwood: Outback Press. 137 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (slightly rubbed), pages lightly toned. Deane Wells provides a biography of Joh Bjelke-Petersen, the long-term and controversial premier of Queensland. This book is an incisive philosophical analysis of his premiership. The author states that a political leader can get away with whatever those around him will tolerate. This book exposes just how far Bjelke-Petersen exploited this fact of political life. ISBN/ASIN: 0868882291. Our Book No: 41054. $22 AUD.
84. Wilding, Michael (2014). Wild Bleak Bohemia: Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon, and Henry Kendall: A Documentary. Melbourne, North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 580 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, light crease spine, scuff mark top corner front flyleaf, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Michael Wilding reports on three troubled geniuses of Australian writing (Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Henry Kendall) and their world of poverty, poetry, alcohol, drugs, horse-racing, theatre, journalism and publishing. The author has used contemporary newspaper reports, court records, published memoirs, private letters and diaries to write this fascinating, complex and despairing story. (A printed copy of a print-on-demand digital book.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781925003802. Our Book No: 28762. $40 AUD.
85. Wilkie, Andrew (2004). Axis of Deceit: The Story of the Intelligence Officer who Risked All to Tell the Truth about WMD and Iraq (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. Agenda. 200 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor creasing front cover, spine little creased, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover, owner's written name. The autobiography of a intelligence officer and whistleblower Andrew Wilkie whose act of conscience (about the non-existent Iraqi 'weapons of mass destruction' used to justify the invasion of Iraq) won him the respect of many fellow citizens but put him on a collision course with the Australian government. A rare glimpse into the world of international espionage. (Wilkie is now an independent MP for a Tasmanian electorate in the Australian Parliament.). ISBN/ASIN: 0975076922. Our Book No: 23166. $15 AUD.
86. Williams, Sue (2022). Under Her Skin: The Life and Work of Professor Fiona Wood AM, National Living Treasure. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 376 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white photos, cover corner tips little creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of Fiona Woods, a Western Australian pioneer in the field of burns and reconstructive surgery who used 'spray-on skin' to help minimise scarring. Fiona, the daughter of a fifth-generation coalminer from the north of England, became one of Australia's most innovative, respected and dedicated surgeons and researchers. Sue Williams has written an honest, no-holds-barred account of all aspects of Fiona Wood's remarkable life. ISBN/ASIN: 9781761066917. Our Book No: 41145. $30 AUD.
87. Winchester, Simon (2008). Bomb, Book and Compass: Joseph Needham and the Great Secrets of China (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Group Australia. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Simon Winchester records the story of Joseph Needham who was a keenly intelligent, charismatic young biochemist, who was working towards a glittering career at Cambridge. He fell in love with a young Chinese student, and became fascinated with her country's history and language. In 1943, the British government sent him on a diplomatic mission to help save China's universities from the occupying Japanese forces. He began the research that would become his life's work: the greatest book on China ever created in the Western World. The story of Joseph Needham, his book, the passion that inspired it - and the rise of the Chinese nation that continues to this day. ISBN/ASIN: 9780670913794. Our Book No: 29646. $25 AUD.
88. Winstanley, Eliza; Crittenden, Victor (introduction) (1992). For Her Natural Life: A Tale of the 1830s (New ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 193 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, few black & white drawings, red color front cover near spine little imperfect, spine little creased, edges little foxed, minor edgewear. An historical novel by Eliza Winstanley about a female convict or a 'Government Woman' as they were called. Book 1 is the story of Margaret the heroine, in England and her struggle to survive with her child when her 'noble' husband deserts her. The baby dies and she is tried for her 'crime', and transported for life to New South Wales. Book 2 is her existence among other convicts on the ship. The heroine's adventures as an assigned convict, the evil superintendent of women convicts, and the worst of the villains who pursue her, are reported. The author was in the 1840s, 50s and 60s a successful actress in Sydney, Hobart, London and New York, and she brings a sense of melodrama to this story. A female counterpart to 'For the Term of his Natural Life' by Marcus Clarke. (Australian Books on Demand Series, no 5.). ISBN/ASIN: 0949910228. Our Book No: 29752. $30 AUD.
89. Winton, Tim; Autio, Narelle (photographer) (2010). Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir (New ed). Melbourne: Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Group Australia. 103 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, glossy paper, double-page colour photos, minor edgewear jacket. In this memoir, the noted Australian author Tim Winton writes about his obsession with what happens where the water meets the shore, about diving, dunes, beachcombing and the sense of being on the precarious edge that he records in his novels. The full-colour photos by Narelle Autio bring his very special story to life. Scarce superior edition. ISBN/ASIN: 9781926428284. Our Book No: 29180. $25 AUD.
90. Woodward, Bob (2019). Fear: Trump in the White House (1st p/b ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 421 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Bob Woodward reports on day-to-day dysfunction within the White House during the Donald Trump presidency, based on deep background interviews with numerous insiders. He covers critical domestic issues (such as tax, immigration, and the Charlottesville racial violence), as well as foreign issues (Iran, Afghanistan , North Korea, NATO, etc.) He documents how staff 'stole' documents from his desk to prevent him from signing them, for example, to cancel the South Korea free trade deal, which would have had severe security implications. ISBN/ASIN: 9781471181320. Our Book No: 18113. $18 AUD.
91. Zuboff, Shoshana (2019). The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power (Reprint ed). London: Profile Books. 691 pp. Paperback thick large trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price marks front free flyleaf (covered by small sticker). Shoshana Zuboff (social psychologist, emeritus professor Harvard Business School) has extensively studied how tech companies such as Google are gradually taking control of data and information, and making money out of it, to the detriment of democracy, society, politics and business. She has coined the 'surveillance capitalism' for this phenomenon. This is the main challenge posed by our digital future. The heady optimism of the early days of the internet are gone. Technologies that were meant to liberate us have deepened inequality and stoked divisions. Tech companies gather our information online and sell it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. Profits now depend not only on predicting our behaviour but also modifying it. This book is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight. The book also shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves. ISBN/ASIN: 9781781256855. Our Book No: 18120. $20 AUD.