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Along Came a Spider
Child Abuse Survivors' Stories of the Journey from Trauma to Triumph
Neil H Atkinson
9781925736717
2021-04-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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In so many ways, although personal accounts are at times difficult to read, this is a book celebrating the victory of the human spirit over personal tragedy. It is not a book of tears and sad stories, but inspiring lives where you cheer for sexual abuse survivors who show the way with courage to rebuild their lives and not let their experiences frame or shame them.’ – Dr Darlene Barriere, Trauma and Child Abuse Counsellor and Psychologist
 
In this confronting collection by victims of child sexual abuse, you will read not only of their horrific experiences as children, but also of their lifetime of living with the consequences and aftereffects of that abuse.
There has been silence for too long, and these stories, uncomfortable though they may be to read, should be hidden no longer. The contributors need a voice. They come from various backgrounds: white, Asian, Indigenous, Jewish – male and female.
It is important that their individual stories are told, and we honour their courage in giving their accounts to show the world that the scourge of child sexual abuse must be brought to light, and hopefully help our society to no longer allow it to be hidden or suppressed.
The aim of this book is to to encourage other victims to seek help and redress; also useful for healers and therapists of child sex abuse survivors and other traumatised people.
 
‘There is a need to hear these stories, to know what did happen and what is still happening. A need to not bury our heads and say “it won't happen to me” or “I will never let that happen to MY kid.”’ – Lauren White


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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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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 5.1
Soft Borders, Hard Edges
Sam Elkin; Yves Rees
9780645193534
2021-06-01
A$9.99
Clouds of Magellan

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In this midyear 2021 edition of Bent Street, guest editors Sam Elkin and Yves Rees from the Spilling the T Collective bring a special trans and gender diverse community focus: essays, poetry, polemic, memoir, fiction, and imagery that explores and celebrates gender diversity. In this edition, trans creatives bring an acute understanding of how embodied subjects construct and perform gendered selves - an understanding that though sometimes borne of pain and trauma, and sometimes met in joyful euphoria - creates memorable art ... foregrounding nuances often eluding the cis gaze. A distinctive trans lens dissecting how gender works - for all people, cis and trans - shines through in this special issue.


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Brave Adventures, Little Girl

Iresha Herath; Oscar Fa
9781922358387
2021-07-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Visiting her grandparents is always an adventure, and Anika can’t wait to show them what she’s learned in kindergarten. But things don’t always go to plan. Can her grandfather, Seeya, help Anika overcome the fear she sometimes feels when trying new things? And what fantastical stories will he tell of his adventures that can help her feel brave?


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Caiaque Polo
Habilidades e táticas básicas
Ian Beasley
9780645046113
2021-04-01
A$9.99
Stern Turn Publishing

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Polo de canoa, habilidades básicas e táticas é um guia completo para o esporte de pólo de canoa. É um guia essencial para jogadores e treinadores em todos os níveis do esporte.


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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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Ground Breaking
Soil Security and Climate Change
Philip Mulvey; Freya Mulvey
9781875703449
2021-08-01
A$39.99
Groundbreaking Press

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Practical solutions for agricultural management, enabling the restoration of landscape, climate and community.
Reaching zero emissions alone won't stop the Earth heating up.
There's another factor at play, even bigger than rising greenhouse gas levels: agricultural land use, and it is turning the world's bread baskets into deserts. In south west Western Australia, the 'Bunny Fence Experiment', the world's largest study of two contrasting land uses in the same vast region, showed strong evidence that clearing and cropping was the reason why rainfall over the Wheat Belt has dropped 20 per cent in the lifetime of some of us. This book tells of how what farmers do exports heat waves, dust and fire, south and south-eastward in Eastern Australia and north and north-westward in Western America.
You'd be forgiven for thinking there ought to be a law against it, but our lawmakers don't even acknowledge that under the air and the plants, there is anything but bedrock. Soil, the depleted carbon sink that still manages to feed us today, might as well be a vacuum in law, but it could be a saviour for our civilisations.
Ground Breaking has solutions too: manage land use, sequester carbon in soil, reduce bare ground and increase bush corridors.


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Ground Breaking
Soil Security and Climate Change
Philip Mulvey; Freya Mulvey
9781875703456
2021-08-15
A$11.99
Groundbreaking Press

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Practical solutions for agricultural management, enabling the restoration of landscape, climate and community.
Reaching zero emissions alone won't stop the Earth heating up.
There's another factor at play, even bigger than rising greenhouse gas levels: agricultural land use, and it is turning the world's bread baskets into deserts. In south west Western Australia, the 'Bunny Fence Experiment', the world's largest study of two contrasting land uses in the same vast region, showed strong evidence that clearing and cropping was the reason why rainfall over the Wheat Belt has dropped 20 per cent in the lifetime of some of us. This book tells of how what farmers do exports heat waves, dust and fire, south and south-eastward in Eastern Australia and north and north-westward in Western America.
You'd be forgiven for thinking there ought to be a law against it, but our lawmakers don't even acknowledge that under the air and the plants, there is anything but bedrock. Soil, the depleted carbon sink that still manages to feed us today, might as well be a vacuum in law, but it could be a saviour for our civilisations.
Ground Breaking has solutions too: manage land use, sequester carbon in soil, reduce bare ground and increase bush corridors.


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Hard Wired
Life, Death and Triathlon
Emma Carney; Jane E Hunt
9781876498146
2021-07-01
A$11.99
Ryan Publishing

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Fresh out of school and emerging as one of Australia's future distance running stars, Emma Carney discovered the sport of triathlon. The sport was never the same again. With an unmatched record, she devastated the international circuit. Defined by a relentless pursuit of sporting excellence, Emma was known to detest losing more than she loved to win.
At home in the cutthroat world of professional sport, Emma didn't expect a welcoming party waiting for her when she reached the pinnacle of triathlon. A fiercely independent athlete, fitting in and conforming was never her style. Rules annoyed her. Authority irritated her. And that complicated things…
Emma's is a life publicly defined by winning. But like sport, nothing is predictable. Success is fickle, life is fragile.
Emma's story reveals that international sporting success is about much more than winning. Courage is a constant. Hard work and dedication are vital, as are unwavering passion, belief, and desire. But there is more. Emma's story also raises questions: who is truly there when things go wrong, when the system fails? Who cares when you find yourself dying on the roadside, saving yourself only to then lose your sister, identity, self-belief and hope in everything you once believed in...?


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I Have a Magic Ball

Nisrine El-Choueifati; Amy Calautti
9781922678935
2021-08-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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'Grab a ball that's boring, find a ball that's plain, please grab a ball so you can play this game...'
With its beautiful illustrations, descriptive language and clever use of rhyme, children will be invited to imagine, interact and engage with the magic ball as it transforms from page to page. This book encourages interaction, so grab a ball, say the magic words and pass the ball as you turn each page to watch it turn to something strange.


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In Full Uniform

Bo Starsky
9780648958673
2021-06-23
A$3.99
Improbable Press

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Four tales about falling for a man in uniform.
 
Huan is a hopeless romantic living in Seattle. Arthur's a soldier shipping out to Iraq. Something sparks when their paths cross...
 
Being a British police officer is all Eli's ever known, then he meets Gloria Hole, a drag queen who's an expert at turning heads and causing trouble...
 
There's not much night life in Ezra's quaint hometown, there is the prim bookstore owner Vincent, who Ezra's determined to woo with book titles...
 
It's 1976 and Dov indulges once a year behind a gay bar across town. Then Detective Charles Blasted Coleman catches him in the act...
 
For four men and the men in uniform with whom they fall in love, what may seem the end of everything, turns out to be only the beginning.

 

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