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- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95
Charles Darwin liked and loathed Australia. The father of evolution paid the continent a flying visit during in 1836, and was glad to put the place behind him. Yet Australia's astonishing wildlife influenced him deeply, and his revolutionary theories still resonate profoundly in Australian society. Two hundred years after Darwin's birth, at... more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 27.95
In this challenging and provocative book, Tom Frame, one of Australias best-known writers on religion and society, examines diminishing theological belief and declining denominational affiliation. He argues that Australia has never been a very religious nation but that few Australians have deliberately rejected belief most simply cant... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2007; US$ 4.99
No contest has captured the imagination of cricket lovers around the world as much as the Ashes. From the controversy of the Bodyline series to the brilliance of Bradman, from the heroics of batsmen like Botham and Ponting to the bowling magic of Warne, this is an event that has always demanded the very best of those who wish to win it. THE ASHES looks... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 14.54
1942 was the year of Australia's greatest peril - as Darwin was destroyed by bombing, Australian ships were torpedoed within sight of our coast, midget Japanese submarines attacked shipping in Sydney Harbour, and the Japanese army invaded New Guinea on its inexorable march south. This is the real story of the genuine and imminent threat to Australia... more...
- The University of Western Australia Publishing 2008; US$ 14.99
A concise, clear and informative history of Western Australia, from 1826 to present; covers the evolution of popular WA institutions (RAC, BankWest, University of Western Australia, West Coast Eagles); The rise and fall of WA Inc. and associated personalities; The mining boom; Indigenous history; Isolation as fuel for parochial attitudes and stereotypes;... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 19.08
Mark Dodd arrived in Broome in 1978 as a 20-year-old looking for adventure, after working his way across northern Australia. There he fell in with the crew of the fabled DMcD, one of the last of the old wooden pearling luggers that still worked the Kimberley coast diving for pearl shell. He came aboard as a deckhand before graduating to become one... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 31.82
From battle on the high seas in the 18th century, to the peace-keeping forces in the 21st century, award-winning author Dr Jonathan King describes the battles that have had the greatest influence on Australian history. more...
- Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.79
In January of 1788 the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales and a thousand British men and women encountered the people who will be their new neighbours; the beach nomads of Australia. "These people mixed with ours," wrote a British observer soon after the landfall, "and all hands danced together." What followed would determine relations between... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99
When culture and faith collide . . . nothing is sacred. In the Aboriginal missions of far northern Australia, it was a battle between saving souls and saving traditional culture. Every Secret Thing is a rough, tough, hilarious portrayal of the Bush Mob and the Mission Mob, and the hapless clergy trying to convert them. In these tales, everyone is... more...