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University of New South Wales Press

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  • 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...

  • Jewels on Queenby Anne Schofield

    University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Ancient Roman engraved rings, eye miniatures, love tokens, an Art Deco aquamarine, and diamond brooch: all of these collectibles appear in an exclusive Sydney shop in Queen Street, Woollahra. Anne Schofield, Australia?s best-known antique jewelery expert, unlocks the cabinets in her shop and reveals the favorite pieces of jewelery she has bought,... 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...

  • What Were They Thinkingby James Walter

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Challenging conventional ways of thinking about politics, this ambitious history of 20th-century Australian political thought explains how several of the most well-established Australian political ideas, such as franchise and the welfare state, came to be. By examining the impact of these ideas and the ways they have inspired individuals and movements... more...

  • Is History Fiction?by Ann Curthoys; John Docker

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    The relationship between history and fiction has always been a controversial one. Can we ever know that a historical narrative is giving us a true account of what actually happened? Provocative and fascinating, this book is an original and insightful examination of the ways in which history is—and might be—written. It traces History?s doubleness... more...

  • Snake-Bittenby Nancy Cushing; Kevin Markwell

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Based on extensive interviews with park staff and supporters, this intriguing biography traces the life of Eric Worrell, the original reptile man and naturalist who established the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. Depicting Worrell?s larger-than-life personality and his pioneer work with snake anti-venins, this inspiring story shows how... more...

  • All That's Leftby Nick Dyrenfurth; Tim Soutphommasane

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Following Australia?s 2010 election, this invaluable discussion allows key political players and commentators to ask pointed and practical questions about what progressive politics in Australia mean today. Candid and surprising, this analysis covers a wide range of topics, including What Should Labor Stand For? How Should Australia?s Governments... more...

  • A Three-Cornered Lifeby Jim Davidson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 42.95

    A biography of a 20th-century Australian historian and an outstanding scholar in the humanities and social science fields, this thorough account highlights the accomplishments of W. K. Hancock. Compelling and informative, this chronicle features the scope of Hancock?s work across three continents, including his mission to Uganda on behalf of the... more...