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Always Remember
40 Years - 40 Objects and Images from the AIDS Epidemic, 1981-2021
Geoff Allshorn
9780645353150
2021-12-01
A$9.99
Clouds of Magellan

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A brief history of AIDS in Australia, expressed through forty objects and images - newspaper clippings, books, films, TV, music, memorials, activism and art. Not to mention badges and milk cartons. Allshorn tenderly recalls his own experiences and struggles. More broadly, Allshorn probes the meanings behind the many silences, exclusions and (mis)representation, while at the same time celebrating the heroic work of many ‘heroes of the epidemic’.


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Amanka Stories
Saving the Last Apes
Lou Grossfeldt; David Blissett
9781925556742
2021-09-07
A$11.99
Melbourne Books

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Amanka is a word from one of the languages used by people living in the rural north west of Uganda. It’s a beautiful, rich word that means ‘family’. Yet, in the forests and villages of this part of Uganda – and across much of tropical Africa and Asia – families are at war. In the narrowing margins between forest and farm, human and non-human, there is a growing conflict. A deadly conflict.
The Amanka Book Project has been coordinated by writer, David Blissett and primate curator, Lou Grossfeldt. They celebrate our closest living relatives, by sharing the stories and experiences of the people who are working, fighting, and sometimes risking their lives to save them. The focus is on all ape species (gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee, bonobo and the gibbon family). These are stories of sacrifice and courage and hope; tears and happiness; love and loss. In each chapter, Lou and David speak with people who devote their lives to the conservation and wellbeing of the apes. This includes scientists, researchers, caregivers, vets, filmmakers and conservation advocates. Many of the stories in this book have never been told before and will give readers a direct insight into the day-to-day heartaches, challenges and joys of working with these intelligent, sentient beings.
‘We wrote this book to raise awareness of the plight of our ape family and to share the stories of the unsung heroes who are trying to help them. All contributors have donated to this project and profits from book sales will be donated to various ape conservation and enrichment programs or projects’ - Lou Grossfeldt and David Blissett.


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An American Angler in Australia

Zane Grey
9780648739098
2021-10-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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In 1936, the celebrated American author Zane Grey arrived in the sleepy New South Wales town of Bermagui, with the express reason of angling for the world's largest fish - Marlin, sharks and Swordfish. Here is his little classic of the chase.
Four miles out I sighted a long sickle fin cutting through a swell. Did I yell, "Marlin!"? I certainly did. An instant later Peter sighted another farther out, and this tail fin belonged to a large fish. I could not tell whether or not it indicated a black marlin. It stood up three feet or more, and that much would make a tail spread of over six feet. These marlin were riding the swells and they were moving fast. The tails would come up out of the top of a swell and cut the water at more than a ten-knot speed. Then they would vanish. It is always necessary to run the boat in the right direction to head the fish off. The Avalon is fast - she can do eighteen knots when opened up - but we could not catch up with the big fellow.


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Bad Habits

Sarah Evans
9780645042658
2021-10-01
A$6.99
Clan Destine Press

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A freezer full of body parts is the tip of the criminal iceberg for Perth cop Eve Rock.
The festive season has spawned a spate of murders, robberies and abductions, which actually reassures Eve that others' bad habits far exceed her own. It also gives her a watertight excuse to avoid hanging out with her dysfunctional family while spending time with her two gorgeous colleagues and would-be lovers, Quinn Fox and his son Adam. A win-win situation.
Butchered bodies used for questionable purposes, a murdered man in a skip, a brazen multi-million dollar haul from a high-end jewellers and posh art gallery are all in a day's work for Eve and her team.
Now usually Eve relishes getting stuck into solving crimes, but she's not so keen when she's the target and the boundaries between work and home become nastily blurred.
But who is trying to kill her this time? And why? And who are the strange people wandering around her temporary digs late at night? And why is her mum the nun acting more weird than usual?
And why is she such a pushover when it comes to the men in her life?
All will be revealed - but only if Eve can survive to work everything out.


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Bebo
A Portrait of My Mother
David Chandler
9781875703463
2021-11-29
A$29.99
David Chandler

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For this absorbing portrait of his mother, David Chandler drew on hundreds of letters that she sent and received, on his own warm memories, and the many and copious medical records from her hospitalizations in 1937 and 1963, afflicted with what were then called nervous breakdowns.
Gabrielle Chanler, nicknamed Bebo as a small child, was born into the upper reaches of New York society, deftly described in the novels of Edith Wharton, a life-long friend of Bebo's mother. Educated at a Catholic boarding school in London and in art schools in New York and Paris, Bebo added a "d" to her name when she married Porter Chandler, a lawyer who later became a became a partner in a New York law firm. David was the third of the Chandlers' four children.
In the 1930s Bebo campaigned against Prohibition, supported the Catholic Worker movement and served on the board of the Museum of Modern Art. After the war she worked with the Third Hour, an ecumenical movement.
For the last 10 years of Bebo was nourished by her companionable marriage, her wide circle of friends and by her profound religious faith. After her death of cancer in 1958 Bebo's friends and relatives recalled her intense intellectual curiosity, her convivial sense of the absurd, her interest in people, and her joie de vivre, which was especially intense because it was thrown off balance from time to time by what Bebo called "bouts of edginess and melancholy".


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Bebo
A Portrait of My Mother
David Chandler
9781875703470
2021-11-29
A$11.99
David Chandler

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For this absorbing portrait of his mother, David Chandler drew on hundreds of letters that she sent and received, on his own warm memories, and the many and copious medical records from her hospitalizations in 1937 and 1963, afflicted with what were then called nervous breakdowns.
Gabrielle Chanler, nicknamed Bebo as a small child, was born into the upper reaches of New York society, deftly described in the novels of Edith Wharton, a life-long friend of Bebo's mother. Educated at a Catholic boarding school in London and in art schools in New York and Paris, Bebo added a "d" to her name when she married Porter Chandler, a lawyer who later became a became a partner in a New York law firm. David was the third of the Chandlers' four children.
In the 1930s Bebo campaigned against Prohibition, supported the Catholic Worker movement and served on the board of the Museum of Modern Art. After the war she worked with the Third Hour, an ecumenical movement.
For the last 10 years of Bebo was nourished by her companionable marriage, her wide circle of friends and by her profound religious faith. After her death of cancer in 1958 Bebo's friends and relatives recalled her intense intellectual curiosity, her convivial sense of the absurd, her interest in people, and her joie de vivre, which was especially intense because it was thrown off balance from time to time by what Bebo called "bouts of edginess and melancholy".


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Beggars Belief
Stories From Gerald's Bar
Gerald Diffey
9781877096204
2022-02-01
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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Gerald Diffey has spent four decades immersed in the world of food, wine and hospitality, from early days waiting tables in old English hotels to establishing two of the best places in the world to drink and eat: the award-winning Gerald’s Bar in North Carlton – Heston Blumenthal described it as ‘a proper, proper old fashioned sort of bar’ – and Gerald’s Bar in San Sebastian.
 
Beggars Belief is a collection of funny, poignant, insightful and just plain ludicrous stories from Gerald’s life in kitchens and behind bars: his formative years in the UK, memories of food and family; tales and tips from forty years of service; journeys and meals, people and places, from lunch on the side of a volcano in Sicily to dinner on a beach in East Timor; stories and recipes and drinks suggestions from North Carlton and San Sebastian; vignettes, slices of life, observations.
 
‘Romance,’ writes Gerald in the introduction. ‘That’s what I sell. Sensual pleasures. Sights, sounds, smells, touch, taste. Cyrano de Bergerac said: “I have tried to live my whole life with panache.” If I said that, I’d sound like a twat. But you get the drift. I’m off to bone some quails.’


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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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Berlin's Hollow Homes

Trevor Carroll
9780648016359
2021-12-01
A$9.99
Tricky Press

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Stumbling upon Berlin's gruesome past.
From 1933 to 1945, Germany was gripped by Nazi tyranny. During those turbulent years many minorities suffered. Amongst them were the non-Aryan, political opponents, trade unionists, the disabled, homosexuals and ...the Jews. Any person who opposed the regime or did not fit their racial profile was persecuted or murdered.
Berlin is one of Trevor Carroll's favourite cities. In recent years, he happened upon the largest decentralised memorial in the world - Stolpersteine or 'Stumble Stones'. Intrigued, he started researching the stories behind each Stolperstein that rests among the cobblestones outside that victim's final home of choice. The Stolperstein, a unique brass plaque is stamped with its victim's name.
Follow Trevor as he stumbles from one Stolperstein to the next, uncovering the stories of some of the many who were taken by the Nazis. He uncovers stories of sacrifice, bravery and survival and the few who evaded Hitler's bloodlust.


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Big Wars
Why Do They Happen and When Will the Next One Be?
John Storey
9781925736694
2021-09-07
A$11.99
Hybrid Publishers

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World War II was the biggest and most destructive war in history. For two centuries wars had grown ever larger, with the use of more terrible weapons and rising casualties, culminating in the cataclysmic global events of 1939–45. And then, quite suddenly, large international wars have all but disappeared. What caused wars to grow in size to such an extent and then shrink so precipitously? Is this a permanent state of affairs or could big wars make a comeback?
 
Lawyer and historian John P Storey explores these questions by looking at the evolution of military technology and tactics over the long history of warfare. From ancient bronze spears and chariots to World War II tanks and warplanes, from the nuclear weapons of the Cold War to the drones and robotics of the future, the changes in our methods of waging war has had, and will continue to have, a major impact on their size and destructiveness. The sobering conclusion Storey makes is that, based on past trends and the weapons in the pipeline for the future, there is a much higher risk of there being much bigger wars in the coming decades.


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Bodysurfing

Hugh McGinlay
9780645042610
2021-11-29
A$5.99
Clan Destine Press

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Shenanigans at the beach seem a fine idea to Catherine and her friends at the height of an Australian summer, until the discovery of a body in the water kicks sand in their plans.
With the town of Ocean Grove in the grips of a by-election, and the police
investigation lagging (according to Detective Houden) the scene is set for a coastal rollick as Catherine and Co overturn various rocks to uncover a killer.
Add in a troupe of seahorse poachers, some hardened criminals and a ranting eccentric, and you have a holiday cocktail of chaos and chips.
There’s plenty of time for fun though. After all a woman’s entitled to a holiday.


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Boxed

Stephen Johnson
9780645042689
2021-11-29
A$6.99
Clan Destine Press

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A captive woman, a lover betrayed, an idealistic journalist.
Three women - their fates strangely aligned by a killer obsessed with retribution.
Melbourne Spotlight journalist Kim Prescott is promoted to the TV reporting staff after the program's expose of the Tugga's Mob murders in Australia and New Zealand was a ratings bonanza.
The TV show's high progile now attracts stories.
One anonymous tip-off will horrify the nation all over again. Despite the scandal that nearly closed the greyhound racing industry, it seems live baiting is still going on.
The trail leads Kim and her camera crew to the Victorian gold-mining ghost town of Steiglitz. They find horrific scenes at a trainer's starting boxes - but not at all what they expect.
Meanwhile, production assistant Jo becomes the pawn of an activist with a vendetta, testing whether her loyalty lies with him or her current affairs team.
And, most desperate of all, hope finally flickers for a woman who scratches the record of her captivity into a cellar wall.


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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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Car Wars Down Under
The Untold Story of Australia's First Land Speed Record
Murray Hubbard
9781922473905
2021-10-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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A rollicking ride through the early days of Australian Motorsport set in 1900-1918 in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the true story of bitter rivalry between two Brisbane car importers/dealers: E.G.Eager Son and Canada Cycle and Motor (CCM). There are four main characters: Fred Z. Eager, Alec Fraser Jewell, E.G.Eager and CCM managing director A.V.Dodwell.
The paths of speedsters Fred Eager and Alec Jewell collide on Christmas Day, 1916, on Southport Beach at the first attempt to set an Australian land speed record.
Whitey in the premier motorsport event of hill climbs so they decided to stage an event of their own, bespoke for Studebaker. This race would nullify Fred Eagers driving skills and suit the big-engined Studey: A straight line speed contest against the clock on the firm low-tide sand of Southport (Surfers Paradise) beach. Only one of them could win ... Or could they?


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Conveyancing Victoria 2022

Simon Libbis
9781922768001
2022-02-01
A$49.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Conveyancing is a process. As with all processes it can be reduced to a number of steps. But as any person involved with it knows, there is a lot more to conveyancing than just following the steps. Each transaction is a journey, and to help you on your way you need a roadmap. This is it. In much the same way that roadmaps are now accessed electronically via GPS, conveyancing is conducted digitally in cyber space. The destination is the same but the pathway is different. While most conveyancing trips stick to the main roads, you still need to know where the minor ones, and even the side tracks, will lead you. If you get lost some directions will be needed, and emergency assistance is required when you break down or become bogged. What if you crash? All this can be found in Conveyancing Victoria 2022.
 
It starts by explaining the basic elements of a conveyancing transaction, then provides a step-by-step guide to both the manual and electronic processes. This is complemented by detailed explanations and precedents. It envisages the problems that can arise and offers suggestions on how to avoid them. If it’s too late for that, then there are strategies for dealing with them.
 
This book will suit a person who just wants to know how to do conveyancing. It will also provide an invaluable reference for those practising in this area. The title includes a comprehensive index. Whatever your level of knowledge of, experience in or involvement with conveyancing, you cannot afford to be without Conveyancing Victoria 2022.

 

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