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by Richard Jones
In <i>Mosquito</i>, Richard Jones recounts the history of mosquitoes’ relationship with mankind, and their transformation from a trivial gnat into a serious disease-carrying menace. Drawing on scientific fact, historical evidence, and literary ...
An Unconventional History
by Sarah knott
When acclaimed historian Sarah Knott became pregnant, she started looking for a history of motherhood - only to find that no such book exists. For centuries, historians have concerned themselves with wars and revolutions, not the everyday ...
by James J. Preston
The astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother
by Grantlee Kieza
When Ned Kelly's mother, Ellen, arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of New South Wales. By the time she died aged 91 in 1923, having outlived ...Audio Book
by Chris Haddon
Features approximately 42 iconic vehicles from around the world, including the small but perfectly formed Fiat 500, the Bavarian Goggomobil, the popular and trustworthy Morris Minor, and that Aussie classic - the HG Holden ute! Includes details
by Jay Rayner
'I have been a restaurant critic for over a decade, written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing I have learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants. No, scratch that. They adore them, feast upon them ...
by Spiri Tsintziras
Three years ago, Spiri Tsintziras found herself mentally, physically and spiritually depleted. She was stretched thin - raising kids, running a household and managing a business. She ate too much in order to keep going and then slumped in front ...
by Gloria Steinem
by Arundhati Roy
<i>My Seditious Heart</i> collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, ...
by John Ernest
by Julia Gillard
On Wednesday 23 June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot.<BR><BR>The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th prime minister, and our first female leader. Australia ...
by Neil Philip
by Smith, Mark Haskell
<i>'We are safely away and you can now enjoy a . . .' There was a pause, as if the Cruise Director was having trouble choosing what, exactly, he should call what was about to happen. Finally he said, '. . . a carefree environment.'</i> Folk ...
by Peter FitzSimons
In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi ...Audio Book
by Henry David Thoreau
Celebrate the tradition of literary naturalists and writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. ...
by Mark R. Tercek
by Susanna Delfino
How Feeling Took Over the World
by William Davies
<b>A dazzlingly original analysis of the times we are living in by one of Britain's most exciting thinkers</b><BR><b><BR>'A masterpiece' <i>New York Times<BR> </i>'Insightful and well-written' Yuval Noah Harari, author of ...
by Sebastian Smee
We live in an age of constant distraction. Is there a price to pay for this?<BR><BR>In this superb essay, renowned critic Sebastian Smee explores the fate of the inner life in the age of the internet. Throughout history, artists and thinkers ...