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              Philosophy In The Garden
                

              Philosophy In The Garden (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Young, Damon

              • RRP: $27.99
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              Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing in Chawton, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his Italian Gedankenbaum, 'thought tree'? In Philosophy in the Garden, Damon Young reveals some of literature's most intimate rela...tionships: between authors and their gardens.
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              ISBN 9780522857139
              Published AU 3 Dec 2012
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Gough Whitlam: His Time
               

              Gough Whitlam: His Time (Hardback)

              By Hocking, Jenny

              • RRP: $49.99
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              Recreates the excitement of Whitlam's historic win in 1972, forces that never accepted his ascendency &the tragedy that followed. Drawing on previously unseen archival material, interviews with family, colleague sand with the man himself, this second volume finally exposes the tr...uth about the Whitlam years.
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              ISBN 9780522857931
              Published AU 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Life As I Know It: The bestselling book, now a major film 'Ride Like a Girl'

              Life As I Know It: The bestselling book, now a major film 'Ride Like a Girl' (Paperback)

              By Payne, Michelle; Harms, John

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              In Life As I Know It, Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. Michelle was put on a horse aged four. At five years old her dream was to win the Melbourne Cup, and at thirty she rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Cup.

              ISBN 9780522876024
              Published AU 6 Aug 2019
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              When Galaxies Collide

              When Galaxies Collide (Paperback)

              By Harvey-Smith, Lisa

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              When Galaxies Collide will guide you to look at the night sky afresh. It peers 5.86 billion years into the future to consider the fate of Earth and its inhabitants. Will the solution be to live in space without a planet to call home? Will one of the other 100 billion planets spaw...n life?
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              ISBN 9780522876512
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Choke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most
                 

              Choke: Use the Secrets of Your Brain to Succeed When it Matters Most (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Beilock, Sian

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              Why do you mess up when it matters the most - and how can you perform your best instead? Sian Beilock reveals the new science of why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. She explains the inescapable links between body and mind, and shows how to succeed brilliantly w...hen it matters most.
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              ISBN 9780522853247
              Published AU 1 Feb 2011
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              H.M. Bark Endeavour Updated Edition

              H.M. Bark Endeavour Updated Edition (Hardback)

              By Parkin, Ray

              • RRP: $100.00
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              Here, in one accessible volume, is Ray Parkin's highly acclaimed and multi-award winning study of Captain James Cook's Endeavour. This incomparable book is a unique account of a great journey-Endeavour's voyage up the east coast of Australia in 1770-and a remarkable re-creation o...f the experience of being on board ship. Parkin draws on meticulous research to reveal what the Endeavour looked like, how it sailed, how it smelled, what daily life would have been like for those on board. How many strands of yarn were in the ship's cable? (954.) Did the ship have a lightning conductor? (Yes.) What was the diameter of her main mast? (21 inches.) These details are illustrated by plans and figures depicting the ship's architecture and construction, its deck plan, rigging, sails, armament, boats, cables, anchors and accommodation, all beautifully drawn by Parkin. A composite log of Endeavour's voyage-extracts from journals kept by those on board-is supplemented by an interpretive commentary and explanatory charts. H.M. Bark Endeavour is an absorbing book- discursive, erudite, at times poetic, full of wisdom, insight and information.
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              ISBN 9780522876437
              Published AU 19 May 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              The Coast
               

              The Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hammer, Chris

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              From the winner of the ACT Book of the year Award for his first book, The River, comes this celebration of the Australian seascape, from its natural grandeur to the quirky individualism of those who live beside it. It is also the heartfelt and pertinent story of the issues facing... our coast today and the resilience of communities at a turning point. Chris Hammer travels the length of the east coast of Australia on a journey of discovery and reflection, from the Torres Strait to Tasmania; from an island whose beach has been lost forever to the humbling optimism of the survivors of Cyclone yasi; from the showy beaches of Sydney to a beautiful village that endures despite the loss of its fishing fleet. This is a relevant, satisfying and highly readable book, imbued with a sense of optimism and humour. Even as new economic imperatives emerge and the shift in our climate becomes apparent, we can revel in the heritage and character of our shores, reminding us why the coast is so important to all of us.
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              ISBN 9780522865974
              Published AU 2 Dec 2013
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              The Most Beautiful Job in the World
               

              The Most Beautiful Job in the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mensitieri, Giulia

              • RRP: $34.99
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                4 Aug 20

              Fashion is one of the most powerful industries in the world, accounting for 6 per cent of global consumption and growing steadily. Since the 1980s and the birth of the neoliberal economy, it has emerged as the glittering face of capitalism, bringing together prestige, power and b...eauty and occupying a central place in media and consumer fantasies. Yet the fashion industry, which claims to offer highly desirable job opportunities, relies significantly on job instability, not just in outsourced garment production but at the very heart of its creative production of luxury. Based on an in-depth investigation involving stylists, models, designers, hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers and interns, anthropologist Giulia Mensitieri draws back fashion's glamorous facade to explore the lived realities of working in the industry. This challenging book lays bare the working conditions of 'the most beautiful job in the world', showing that exploitation isn't confined to sweatshops or sexual harassment of models, but exists at the very heart of the powerful symbolic and economic centre of fashion.
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              ISBN 9780522876109
              Published AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Unfinished Business: Life of a Senator

              Unfinished Business: Life of a Senator (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hinch, Derryn

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              Derryn Hinch made headlines in 2016 when he went from media personality to Victorian Senator at the head of a new political party and made a lasting impact on the political landscape. This is an unflinchingly honest account of his last two years as a senator, before he lost his s...eat in the 2019 election.
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              ISBN 9780522873535
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country
               

              Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country (Paperback)

              By Watson, John; Dunn, Amanda

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              Politics in Australia is in a dire state. We have the diagnosis, but what's the cure? In this collection of essays, the country's best academic minds look at the key issues and chart a way forward.

              ISBN 9780522875935
              Published AU 29 Mar 2019
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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