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Aesthetics and the Divine
Engaging Artists, Fostering Religious Art
Shimon Dovid Cowen
9781925736649
2020-09-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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"Rabbi Cowen's creative engagement with these contemporary artists reveals how spirituality can enhance the power of the visual image, the emotional persuasiveness of the literary text, and the neurological impact of music ..." - Mel Alexenberg, formerly Professor of Art at Columbia University
 
In the realm of contemporary aesthetic high culture, there are many painters, writers and composers of great talent, but few with deep religious knowledge and belief. In the realm of faith, there are many with deep belief and religious knowledge, but very few with developed great artistic talent. Is there some way of making good the absent but essential combination of artistic prowess and religious depth required to produce great religious artworks in the various artistic media?
 
In response to this question, this book addresses the theory and practice of engaging significant artists – not necessarily religiously learned or committed – to draw forth from them genuinely religious high art. After exploring the concept of the religious artwork, it documents three religious-creative encounters through which important religious artworks emerged, in the realms of painting, literature and music. It concludes with thoughts on the methodology and kinds of successful engagements between religion and aesthetics – with broader implications for education to religious art.


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Angels
Life in an Australian Motorcycle Gang in the 60s and 70s
David King; Maureen Lane
9781925556766
2021-02-01
A$11.99
Melbourne Books

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David King was only ten years old when he met the Angels.
 
This is a story full of childhood adventures, street smarts and ingenuity. It is the story of a survivor in a time when violence in the home was commonplace, and of the gang of Angels who took him under their wing, protected him and taught him the value of 'safety in numbers'.
 
David's story also provides insights into the history of Melbourne's west and the teenage boys and girls who broke free of the norms of the 50s to rebel in the 60s. It is a snapshot of life in a motorcycle gang that had a code of conduct, common interests and specific values.
 


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Arthur Schüller: Founder of Neuroradiology
A Life on Two Continents
John Keith Henderson; Michael A Henderson
9781925736618
2021-02-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Professor Arthur Schüller (1874-1957) was a distinguished pioneer in the field of neuroradiology. His research rapidly made him the pre-eminent authority on the radiology of the skull and brain in the German-speaking world, particularly after the publication of his two books, including a monograph on diseases of the head, which became the standard textbook throughout the "classic era" of neuroradiology.
 
He was a university professor at the age of 35, author of many scientific articles in medical journals, and is credited with the first description of three diseases and three operations.
 
Schüller was also a refugee - fleeing Austria with his wife in 1938 and settling in Melbourne in 1939. The analysis of his career is woven into the personal history of his family. Tragically, his later years were darkened by the news from Europe that his two sons had perished in a concentration camp.


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Astonishing Rock Trivia

John Tait
9781925556896
2020-09-28
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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A juicy piece of trivia is like a beautiful fresh cut of protein. It needs to be handled just right. Some fillets of trivia work well as a question, others are best posed as a ‘Did you know’. Some have so much flesh on them that they are better served up as a whole story or essay. That is what you will find between these pages, a smorgasbord of trivia treats to feast upon. Like a buffet on a cruise ship, you can start at the beginning and work your way along, you can push in at any point for the one tasty treat that you want, or you can fill a small plate and come back over and over again.
 
This is possibly the most complete book of Rock Trivia ever compiled and the morsels will astonish …
 
Did you know that in 2013 Chubby Checker sued Hewlett-Packard over a 99-cent app called the ‘Chubby Checker’ which allowed users to enter a man’s shoe size to estimate the size of his penis? He claimed that the product would cause damage to his goodwill, tarnishing his image. Trivia with a twist?
 
Did you know that Charles Manson co-wrote a song for the Beach Boys?
 
Plus hundreds of questions to tease and expand the mind.
 
"At last ... a rock trivia book that is not at all trivial! This is a remarkable collection of questions, facts, myths, stories, jokes, riddles and answers. Number one with a bullet!" - Brian Nankervis, ABC Radio and RocKwiz host.
 
"This is the book that we music trivia nuts have been waiting for. Even if you think you know it all there'll be something that surprises you. Read it from front to back or just dip into it when you need a trivia top up. I love it!" - Murray Cook, The Wiggles, The Soul Movers


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Australian Good Birding Guide: Northern Queensland

Ted Wnorowski; Alex Wnorowski
9780648956402
2020-09-03
A$24.99
Ted and Alex Wnorowski

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This is our fifth book in the series of comprehensive travel guidebooks to birdwatching destinations in Australia.
 
The Northern Queensland guide describes the most interesting and reasonably accessible birding spots located in the northern half of the vast Queensland State.
 
Description of each birding site includes, at a minimum, habitat description, site facilities and key avifauna. The authors have cross-checked and supplemented their findings with verified sightings reported online. Ebook format is also available.
 
 
Other books by Ted & Alex Wnorowski:
Australian Good Birding Guide: NSW-ACT
Australian Good Birding Guide: Tasmania
Australian Good Birding Guide: Victoria
Australian Good Birding Guide: Southern & Central Queensland
 
In preparation:
Australian Good Birding Guide: South Australia


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Behind Dark Eyes
The True Story of John English
Jeff Apter
9781925868647
2021-03-19
A$11.99
Woodslane Press

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He was the pop star with the raccoon eyes who sang ‘Hollywood Seven’ and ‘Six Ribbons’; the swashbuckling Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance; the rocker who packed beer barns across Australia; and, in the words of Tim Rice, ‘a brilliantly judged and truly exciting’ Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. On the small screen he was as comfortable portraying Bobby Rivers in All Together Now as he was Jonathan Garrett in Against the Wind.
 
But there was a lot more to Jon English. He was a proud father of four who married his high school sweetheart. He was so devoted to the Parramatta Eels that he wrote one of their team songs. And he was also a composer whose rock opera, Paris, proved to be the biggest challenge of his life.
 
Written with the full support of Jon’s family, friends and peers, Behind Dark Eyes swings from the massive highs of Jesus Christ Superstar and pop stardom to the turmoil brought about by creative frustration and depression - and Jon’s tragic death in 2016 at the age of 66.


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Bent Street 4.2
Kiss My Apocalypse
Tiffany Jones
9780648746997
2020-12-01
A$9.99
Clouds of Magellan

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Bent Street 4.2: Kiss My Apocalypse
Australian LGBTIQA+ Arts, Writing and Ideas
Bent Street is a biannual publication that gathers essays, fiction, poetry, artwork, reflections, and analysis to bring you 'The Year in Queer'


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Beyond the Sky
The Passions of Millicent Bryant, Aviator
James Vicars
9781925556643
2020-09-28
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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The first woman to gain a pilot's licence in the Commonwealth outside Britain, Millicent Bryant steps onto the Sydney Harbour Ferry, Greycliffe, to return home on a sunny November afternoon in 1927. But just off Bradley's Head, the Greycliffe is rammed and sunk by a passenger ship and, in the moments of her drowning, Millicent's recent life and flying achievements rise like final bubbles of breath from the wreckage.
 
Ninety years later, this innovative biographical work, based on Millicent's rediscovered letters and writings, tells the 'lost' life of a highly individual, modern woman whose passions took her not only to the sky but beyond it.
 
Entrepreneur, student of Japanese, early motorist, mother of three, would-be novelist, politically engaged citizen - and woman wih a hidden love - this was Millicent Bryant, aviator.


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Canoe Polo
Basic Skills and Tactics
Ian Beasley
9780645046106
2020-12-01
A$9.99
Stern Turn Publishing

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Canoe polo,basic skills and tactics is a complete guide to the sport of canoe polo. It is an essential guide for players and coaches at all levels of the sport.
 


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Die Junggesellen von Broken Hill

Arthur W. Upfield
9781922384881
2020-12-01
A$7.99
ETT Imprint

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Erst Samuel Goldspink, dann Alfred Parsons, zuletzt Hans Gromberg: drei ältere Junggesellen, die in der Stadt Broken Hill durch Zyankali vergiftet wurden...
Kriminalinspektor Napoleon Bonaparte, der berühmte »Bony«, hat es diesmal besonders schwer, denn zur Mordzeit trieben sich mehrere verdächtige Personen in der Goldgräberstadt in Neusüdwales herum.…


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Ein Stein
A Novel
Joe Reich
9781925736571
2021-03-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Elderly Holocaust "survivor" Jack (Yaakov Stein) now lives in Melbourne. After trying to pass off a false testimony to a young Catholic photographer, Ian Gross, he then relents and tells us the truth ... Or does he?
 
With false memoirs all the rage, this is clearly a fictitious story with some real characters, at once highly entertaining and deadly serious.
 
Ernst Leitz II ("the photography industry's Schindler") not only designed and manufactured Germany's most famous camera, the Leica, but also saved hundreds of Jewish lives from certain death during the Holocaust. From the kernel of this true story, Joe Reich weaves an interesting - sometimes outrageous - blend of fact and fiction, historical and contemporary times, drawing the reader into the fictional life and exploits of the protagonist.
 
"Joe has the ability to seamlessly merge history with the present, and create a most readable and enjoyable story." - Nicolas Brasch, author of Gallipoli Reckless Valour
 
"Ein Stein is a real page turner and a terrific read." - Esther Kister, Chairperson Melbourne Jewish Book Week
 


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Facing Fear
The First Woman to Sail Solo around Antarctica
Lisa Blair
9781922388094
2021-02-01
A$11.99
Australian Geographic

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Facing Fear is the inspiring true story of Lisa Blair, who on 25 July 2017 became the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica. She very nearly didn’t live to tell the tale. Seventy-two days into her circumnavigation, when Lisa was more than 1000 nautical miles from land, the mast of Climate Action Now came crashing down in a ferocious storm. In freezing conditions, Lisa battled massive waves and gale-force winds, fighting through the night to save her life and her boat. Following her ordeal, Lisa relied on her unbreakable spirit to beat the odds and complete her world record. With unwavering focus and determination, she sailed home, completing her journey after 183 days. This is the story of her remarkable voyage.


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Fred Hollows
The Updated Autobiography
Fred Hollows; Peter Corris
9780958128391
2021-02-01
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Kerr Publishing

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This book first appeared in 1991, claiming it 'replenishes the sense of what is possible'. It still does. This edition shows what is possible being done daily, problems encountered and overcome, breakthroughs big and small, the spread of the work across the globe, how more and more people are getting modern eye care... and how The Foundation bearing Fred Hollows' name is setting up an ever accelerating attack on blindness the like of which has never been seen before.
 
The book's heart is the same: the life, work and ideas of Fred Hollows.
 
Fred was no saint, didn't pretend to be. He was as rough a diamond as they come. Tom Keneally called him 'the wild colonial boy of Australian surgery'.
 
'Every eye is an eye' as Fred put it, and there's somewhere between 25 to 40 million blind in the Third World, half that preventable cataract work. Daunting, but no excuse for inaction or failure. He knew what tools were needed. Look, talk, listen, think. Urgent problem, time available unknown.
 
Now this lean but sturdy foundation is growing and many more vital trained people are available and the number of operations a day, a year, is climbing.
 
'The patient, whoever, wherever, he or she may be, will see the doctor'. Today, a lot of patients are seeing the doctor, and many more will tomorrow.
 
'A story to lift the spirits... it is possible to change the world.' - Judith Wright, Sun Herald.
 
'...an all-action drama' - Kirsty Cameron, Australian
 
'In parts this is a shocking book' - Peter Wilmoth, Age
 
For information about The Fred Hollows Foundation visit www.hollows.org


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 1
My Father, Ted Docker
John Docker
9781875703333
2020-10-15
A$50.00
Kerr Publishing

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Ted Docker was an Australian of Irish descent who as a young man wanted to change the world, joining first the Industrial Workers of the World and then helping form the Communist Party of Australia. He was steadfastly loyal to the Soviet Union and by historical record a stern hard-liner.
 
This is not the whole story.


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 1
My Father, Ted Docker
John Docker
9781875703371
2020-10-15
A$11.99
Kerr Publishing

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Ted Docker was an Australian of Irish descent who as a young man wanted to change the world, joining first the Industrial Workers of the World and then helping form the Communist Party of Australia. He was steadfastly loyal to the Soviet Union and by historical record a stern hard-liner.
 
This is not the whole story.

 

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