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  • Killer Bean of Calabar and Other Storiesby Peter Macinnis

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 22.68

    Juicy anecdotal and quirky stories of poisons and poisoners that are informative, interesting, ironic and humorous. more...

  • Rocketsby Peter Macinnis

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 22.68

    A history of rockets from their early Chinese origins to their modern use in the military, space exploration and commercial peacetime use. more...

  • It's True! You Eat Poison Every Dayby Peter Macinnis

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 10.86

    Packed with facts about both natural and man-made poisons, from foxgloves and hemlock to rat-killer and lead paints, this book also contains many tales of murder, intrigue and accidental death. more...

  • Bittersweetby Peter Macinnis

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.26

    Takes the reader on an historical journey of the discovery and development of sugar around the world. more...

  • Bittersweetby Peter Macinnis

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 27.26

    This social and historical exploration traces the history of sugarcane from its home in New Guinea to Shakespeare’s England. Fascinating sugar lore and anecdotes are included, such as how Queen Elizabeth I became so partial to hippocras (mulled wine), sugared almonds, and pastilles that her teeth turned completely black. Explored are the political... more...

  • Curious Mindsby Peter Macinnis

    National Library of Australia 2012; US$ 23.99

    Curious Minds: The Discoveries of Australian Naturalists looks at the long line of naturalists who have traversed Australia in search of new plants and animals. Identifying and classifying the unfamiliar plants and animals was their biggest challenge—the early ones were frequently wrong but later naturalists were able to build on and learn from... more...

  • Poisonsby Peter Macinnis

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Poisons permeate our world. They are in the environment, the workplace, the home. They are in food, our favorite whiskey, medicine, and well water. They have been used to cure diseases as well as incapacitate and kill. They smooth wrinkles, block pain, stimulate and enhance athletic ability. In this entertaining and fact-filled book, science... more...

  • The Big Book of Australian Historyby Peter Macinnis

    National Library of Australia 2013; US$ 14.99

    Did you know that, in 1934, the ABC developed ‘synthetic’ cricket, in which radio broadcasters gave a ball-by-ball description of the game, using sound effects to simulate the sound of bat on ball and the applause of the crowd? The Big Book of Australian History features stunning images from the collections of the National Library of Australia.... more...

  • The Monster Maintenance Manualby Peter Macinnis; Adele K. Thomas

    Murdoch Books 2010; US$ 19.99

    After children have read this comprehensive guide, they will know which monsters eat others, the diet of moat monsters, the habits of long-legged underbed pigs, how to identify a saltwater warthog (its snicker), and much more   Have you ever wondered why sometimes after you have washed your socks, one of them mysteriously disappears? Or why... more...

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