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University of New South Wales Press

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  • Kokoda Air Strikesby Anthony Cooper

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    The author of the bestselling Darwin Spitfires casts a forensic eye over the role that Allied air forces played ?or failed to play?in crucial World War II campaigns in New Guinea. This is the story of the early battles of the southwest Pacific theatre?the Coral Sea, Kokoda, Milne Bay, Guadalcanal?presented as a single air campaign that began with... more...

  • Leisure Spaceby Paul Hogben; Judith O'Callaghan

    University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Dinner at Australia Square?s revolving Summit restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Kings Cross Chevron-Hilton, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in: mid-20th-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space celebrates the architecture and interior design that transformed the city?s hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, shopping centers,... more...

  • Flying Dinosaursby John Pickrell

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Unearthing the recent paleontologial discoveries, this fascinating popular science book shows that birds are direct descendants of dinosaurs. The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the paleontologial world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight?... more...

  • Menzies at Warby Anne Henderson

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    In the months following his resignation as prime minister of Australia in late August 1941, Robert Menzies swayed between relief at his release from the burdens of office and despair that his life at the top had come to so little. Many followers of Australian political history, including Liberal Party supporters, forget that Menzies had many years... more...

  • Victoria at Warby Michael McKernan

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    During the First World War in Melbourne and communities throughout Victoria, schoolchildren knitted socks for the troops serving in Gallipoli, the Middle East, and on the Western Front. Their families set up Red Cross branches to support the 91,000 Victorian servicemen and women overseas. Victoria at War records the achievements of the state?s soldiers,... more...

  • Culture Crisisby Jon Altman; Melinda Hinkson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Written by Australia?s leading anthropologists, this valuable examination explores the Australian government?s intervention in terms of health, safety, and education of the nation?s remote Aboriginal citizens via the Northern Territory National Emergency Response. Dissecting the notion of difference and probing the idea of indigenous disadvantage... more...

  • HIV in Chinaby Jing Jun; Heather Worth

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    The result of collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Tsinghua University in Beijing, this unique chronicle maps some of the most important social, political, and cultural characteristics of the HIV epidemic in China. Demonstrating that the epidemic was propelled by three main economic drivers—the blood trade, the drug trade,... more...

  • Brisbaneby Matthew Condon

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Part of a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, this unique and evocative exploration is part memoir and part guide to Australia?s Brisbane. Intertwining personal stories with the city?s historical past, this account paints a portrait of the contemporary transformation of the city. more...

  • Sydneyby Delia Falconer

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Part memoir, part guide to Sydney, Australia, this melancholic, moving, and funny exploration intertwines novelist Delia Falconer?s own stories with the city?s historical and literary past, showing how the city has evolved from the 1970s through today. From mad clergymen and amateur astronomers to Indigenous weather experts and local artists, this... more...

  • Lifeboat Citiesby Brendan Gleeson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Hopeful and provocative, this account considers the principle social and ecological threats facing Australia and outlines the ways in which these crises need to be confronted and addressed. Taking a radical approach to climate change prevention, this bold manifesto claims that Australia?s current focus on over-consumption and “greener lifestyles?... more...