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- Hardie Grant Books 2016; US$ 11.99
If we broaden our gaze, our story will get bigger.. Nick Brodies 1787 traces the history of Australia before the First Fleet. Usually treated as a preface to the main story - a brief interlude that starts 50,000 years before the present and ends as sails are seen on an eastern horizon - the time before European settlement is so much... more...
- Rosenberg Publishing 2016; US$ 12.01
Since the publication of the first edition, a number of changes have taken place in the Australian locomotive fleet. Four completely new designs of locomotive have entered service, and new examples of existing types have appeared under new ownership, as well as to existing operators, and some locomotives have changed hands. Aurizon, in particular,... more...
- NewSouth 2016; US$ 13.72
In September 2016 it will be 60 years since the first British mushroom cloud rose above the plain at Maralinga in South Australia. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland. In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 49.34
A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turbulent and dramatic era of revolutionary change. The Pursuit of Power draws on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich, surprising and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation. The book aims to reignite the... more...
- Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.97
Great Western Moguls & Prairies is a volume in Pen & Sword’s series, ‘Locomotive Profiles’. It describes the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of Prairie 2-6-2 tank engines and the Mogul 2-6-0s designed by Churchward in the early part of the twentieth century and perpetuated by his successor, Charles... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60
This book examines governmental and crowd responses to famine, from the late Middle Ages through to the early modern era. more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 24.02
Fifteen Young Men is the true story of a doomed adventure. Few people know an Australian football team drowned in 1892. Yet the boat disaster still ranks alongside the Manchester United plane crash (1958) as one of the world's greatest sporting tragedies. Lost were fifteen men and boys from one town - brothers, fathers, sons, uncles and best mates... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99
The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has largely remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. The world... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99
An ancient design, emerging from Central Asia in the second millennium BC, the composite bow was adopted by a staggering variety of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples such as the Huns, Turks and Mongols, to mighty empires such as the Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Arabs and Chinese. Offering high power and portability, the composite bow was an ideal... more...