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            Bunker: Building for the End Times
             

            Bunker: Building for the End Times (Hardback)

            By Garrett, Bradley

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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            Since prehistory, bunkers have been built as protection from cataclysmic social and environmental forces, and as places of power and transformation. Today, the bunker has become the extreme expression of our greatest fears: from pandemics to climate change and nuclear war. And on...ce you look, it doesn't take long to start seeing bunkers everywhere. In Bunker, acclaimed urban explorer and cultural geographer Bradley Garrett explores the global and rapidly growing movement of 'prepping' for social and environmental collapse, or 'doomsday'. From the 'dread merchants' hustling safe spaces in the American mid-West to eco-fortresses in Thailand, from geoscrapers to armoured mobile bunkers, Bunker is a brilliant, original and never less than deeply disturbing story from the frontlines of the way we live now: an illuminating reflection on our age of disquiet and dread that brings it into new, sharp focus. The bunker, Garrett shows, is all around us: in malls, airports, gated communities, the vehicles we drive. Most of all, he shows, it's in our minds.
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            ISBN 9780241336014
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present
             

            The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present (Hardback)

            By Gosden, Chris

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Three great strands of practice and belief run through human history. In religion, the primary human relationship is with one god or many gods. Science distances people from the world. Magic is human beings participating in the universe directly, and the universe influencing and ...shaping us. Magic preceded religion and science. And many people believe in magic: we might swear at the printer or believe that the mind of a patient influences recovery. But over the last few centuries, magic has developed a bad reputation. Professor Chris Gosden restores it to its place in the history of the world, exploring its positive qualities and asking what it can offer the world today. From the curses and charms of ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish magic, to the shamanistic traditions of Eurasia, indigenous America and Africa, the alchemy of the Renaissance, colonial dismissals of magic as backward, and quantum physics today, his colourful history provides the missing part of the story of civilisation. Drawing on decades of research around the world, with incredible breadth and authority, and stunning detail - from the first known horoscope, through the statue ordered into exile, to the power of tattoos - Gosden shows what magic can offer and how we might use it to rethink our relationship with the world.
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            ISBN 9780241294819
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman's Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan
             

            Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman's Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan (Hardback)

            By Stanley, Amy

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            • Pub Date
              16 Oct 20

            A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in the city that would become Tokyo -- and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West.

            ISBN 9781784742300
            Released AU 16 Oct 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook
             

            Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook (Hardback, Main)

            By Gray, Annie

            • RRP: $48.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady burnt her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go into service, who had married, had a daughter, and gone back to work after her husban...d died, was so like that of many others, that there could be little there worth saving. This is the story of a woman who was, indeed, like many other people: not a royal, not rich, not famous, simply someone who worked hard and enjoyed her life. Beginning in 1882, she ranged through life in the country, life in the town, life in her own house, and in that of others. She travelled, married, had children and a highly successful career. For while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and the life she lived, were anything but. She started her career as a nursemaid, and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history, a man to whom food was central, not only as a pleasure by itself, but as a diplomatic tool in a time when the world was embroiled in a worldwide war. Churchill's Cook is a culinary biography: a life lived through food ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. Through one eager eater, and one skilled cook, Annie Gray tells the story of the way Victorian tastes changed and 20th century food developed, taking a look into the kitchens of the time complete with evolving technology and attitudes towards domestic service. Recipes include Georgina's German Kougelhof, Curried Brains, macaroons, Boodles Orange, Mousse de Maple and 'Chocolat Cake Good'
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            ISBN 9781788160445
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Avocado Book: Recipes for the world's most Instagrammable fruit
             

            The Avocado Book: Recipes for the world's most Instagrammable fruit (Hardback)

            By Simpson, Ron; Zaal, Julien

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 20

            The Avocado Book is a celebration of the world's most instagrammed fruit. With over 60 recipes taking you from breakfast to dessert, this book proves that avocados are not only tasty and nutritious but incredibly versatile.

            ISBN 9781911663133
            Released AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            Himalaya: A Human History
             

            Himalaya: A Human History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglas, Ed

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            This is the first major history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains. Spanning millennia, from its earliest inhabitants to the present conflicts over Tibet and Everest, Himalaya is a soaring account of resilience a...nd conquest, discovery and plunder, oppression and enlightenment at the 'roof of the world'. From all around the globe, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers and mountaineers seeking to test themselves among the world's most spectacular and challenging peaks. But far from being wild and barren, the Himalaya has throughout the ages been home to an astonishing diversity of indigenous and local cultures, as well as a crossroads for trade, and a meeting point and conflict zone for the world's superpowers. Here Jesuit missionaries exchanged technologies with Tibetan Lamas, Mongol Khans employed Nepali craftsmen, Armenian merchants exchanged musk and gold with Mughals. Here too the East India Company grappled for dominance with China's emperors, independent India has been locked in conflict with Mao's Communists and their successors, and the ideological confrontation of the Cold War is now being buried beneath mass tourism and ecological transformation. Featuring scholars and tyrants, bandits and CIA agents, go-betweens and revolutionaries, Himalaya is a panoramic, character-driven history on the grandest but also the most human scale, by far the most comprehensive yet written, encompassing geology and genetics, botany and art, and bursting with stories of courage and resourcefulness.
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            ISBN 9781847924148
            Released AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Radicalization to Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
             

            Radicalization to Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moskalenko, Sophia; McCauley, Clark R.

            • RRP: $30.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Oct 20

            Radicalization to Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know synthesizes original and existing research to answer the questions raised after each new terrorist attack. It enables readers to see beyond the relentless news cycle to understand where terrorism comes from - and how best t...o respond to it.
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            ISBN 9780190862589
            Released AU 2 Oct 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
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            The Case for Keto: The Truth About Low-Carb, High-Fat Eating

            The Case for Keto: The Truth About Low-Carb, High-Fat Eating (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taubes, Gary

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            While the government and nutritional agencies still spout the failed mantra of calorie reduction, doctors treating diabetes and obesity are experiencing extraordinary results among patients cutting out carbs; a diet which has the essential benefit of allowing you to lose weight w...ithout leaving you feeling hungry, one of the biggest reasons diets fail. With forensic journalistic rigour and in compelling prose, Taubes analyses the bad science behind our nutritional dogma that has brought us to a diabetic and obesity crisis. He shows that weight gain is driven by genetic, hormonal factors - and not 'gluttony' as is so commonly the underlying suggestion - citing compelling evidence that people with the propensity to fatten more easily than the lean among us can be helped by a low carbohydrate diet, diets discredited in the 70s and 80s as 'fads'. This groundbreaking read offers hope to anyone wishing to prevent or reserve diabetes or obesity - as well as anyone wanting to eat more healthily - and will fundamentally change our habits around food forever.
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            ISBN 9781783786534
            Released AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Day of the Dead: Artists, Makeup, Rituals and Tattoos
              

            Day of the Dead: Artists, Makeup, Rituals and Tattoos (Hardback)

            Edited by Moura, Clarisa

            • RRP: $46.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Oct 20

            Day of the Dead, a long-celebrated holiday in Mexico has spread throughout the world in recent years, infiltrating aspects of popular visual culture at large. Over the past decade, in particular, the powerfully iconic, colorful imagery associated with the holiday has captured the... public's imagination to become a world-wide, year-round phenomenon. This exciting volume, suffused with amazing color and energy, is the first to take the next logical step and include amazing Day of the Dead inspired works by makeup specialists, artists, tattooists and mask designers. It also shows how new interpretations from California, Japan and Europe are in turn influencing contemporary Mexican artists' work. This book includes some of the best artists in the genre such as David Lozeau, Pooch, Alex Branwyn, Jeral Tidwell, and Sylvia Ji, as well as a host of new talents. Not only for fans of Day of the Dead, but also of professional interest to tattooists, makeup artists and event planners.
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            ISBN 9781584237259
            Released AU 31 Oct 2020
            Publisher Gingko Press
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            In Defence Of New Zealand: Foreign Policy Choices In The Nuclear Age
              

            In Defence Of New Zealand: Foreign Policy Choices In The Nuclear Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thakur, Ramesh

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Dec 20

            This book provides a timely, thoughtful and wide-ranging study of the issues of nuclear policies, overall strategy, and the value of the Australia, New Zealand and the United States alliance. It also presents alternatives to traditional New Zealand defence policies, neutrality, a...nd nonalignment.
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            ISBN 9780367156350
            Released AU 23 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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