Books

Crude

Sonia Shah

Format: Paperback

AUD $24.99

An elegantly written and gripping history of oil, from its geological birth millions of years ago to its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. The world's most mischievous and politically influential mineral is the centre of a great human drama of discovery, risk, greed and violence.

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Granta 88: Mothers

Edited by Ian Jack

Format: Paperback

AUD $24.95

Granta celebrates mothers.

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With Lots of Love from Georgia

Brigid Lowry

Format: Paperback

AUD $17.95

Money can't buy you love, but sometimes you find one when you think you need the other. Georgia's fifteenth year starts in pursuit of money (for a trip to see her favourite band), and ends with an unexpected pay-off - first love. A funny and engaging novel written in a playful, inventive style.

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The Other Brother

Geoff Elliott

Format: Paperback

AUD $29.99

This fascinating and compellingly told mystery about the disappearance of the adventuring Simon Holmes a Court, younger brother of Robert, goes into the heart of big game Africa.

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Doing it Down Under

Juliet Richters and Chris Rissel

Format: Paperback

AUD $22.99

Find out if your sex life is normal or what your neighbours are up to! Based on the results from the largest and most accurate survey of its kind, this book uncovers the sexual lives and habits of Australians at the start of the 21st century.

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It's True! Animals are electrifying (11)

Rick Wilkinson

Format: Paperback

AUD $11.99

A book full of wonders, from snakes that can fly to eggs that can talk, from eels discharging 500 volts to lizards spurting blood from their eyes and chimps giving themselves medicine, plus a myriad other examples of animals superbly adapted to their environments.

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The Cruel Legacy

Tom Frame

Format: Paperback

AUD $35.00

Forty years after the collision between the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Sydney in which 82 men lost their lives this is the story of Australia's largest peacetime naval disaster, the men involved, the effect it had and continues to have on them, and the aftermath of political intrigue and cover-ups.

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Contemporary Issues In Gerontology

Victor Minichiello Irene Coulson

Format: Paperback

AUD $45.00

The aged population of the developed world is dramatically and increasingly outnumbering the young. Contemporary Issues in Gerontology helps students and practitioners to better understand and provide for the needs of our ageing population.

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Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu

Diane Lucas and Ken Searle

Format: Paperback

AUD $16.95

This sumptuous book invites us to closely observe the birds, plants and animals that inhabit the unique environment of Kakadu, through an understanding of the six Aboriginal seasons and their characteristics.

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It's True! Burke and Wills forgot the frying pan (12)

David Greagg and Roland Harvey

Format: Paperback

AUD $11.99

An accessible, humorous retelling of Australia's most stirring stories, detailing the accomplishments and personalities of the brave, obsessive and sometimes foolish men who mapped Australia.

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