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            Holden Commemorative Edition: The Great Years, the Great Cars 1968-2020
             

            Holden Commemorative Edition: The Great Years, the Great Cars 1968-2020 (Hardback)

            Producer Street Press, Gelding

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 20

            Commodore. Torana. Monaro. Holden captures the essence of these three great cars - their muscle, their romance and their engineering - as well as their glory days at racetracks such as Mount Panorama at Bathurst and Phillip Island. It celebrates 50-plus years of great Aussie moto...ring memories, from the original Monaro's launch in 1968 to living in the seventies through the Torana years. Then there's the Commodore era, covering the VB to ZB models from 1978 to 2020 and including the last Aussie-built V8s. Holden features photos, stories and a comprehensive history of the country's best-loved vehicles, plus a detailed analysis of all the models of these three nameplates.
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            ISBN 9781925946130
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Rockpool Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
              

            A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Oscar

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            This photographic identification guide to 239 bird species in New Zealand, including the most commonly seen, unique and endemic species, is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from one of New Zealand's youngest nature photographers are accompanied by ...detailed species descriptions.
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            ISBN 9781912081431
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Naturalist's Guide
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            The Oak Papers

            The Oak Papers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Canton, James

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            Oaks are born and die on the same patch of earth. It is that sure-footedness that is so appealing. Ancient oaks hold a powerful sense of the longevity of life. The sense of security, of attachment to place, enchants us. You can stand beneath a grand oak and know that your more di...stant ancestors did so too. This is the story of one man's relationship to an ancient tree, the Honywood Oak. Colossal and wizened, it would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying this unique tree. It was an exercise in discipline- he needed to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to it, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around, inside and under it. In this stunning, meditative treatise, he examines our long-standing relationship with trees, a material as well as a source of myth and legend, and of solace. We no longer build our houses from the sturdy oak and its relatives, use them to fuel our fires or grind their seeds and nuts into flour in times of famine. Physically, we don't need them. Or do we? The natural world has lessons for us - if we slow down enough to listen.
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            ISBN 9781760642594
            Published AU 7 Sep 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect

            The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Williams, Wendy

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            An enthralling look at one of the world's most beautiful and resilient animals, and the role they play in our ecosystem Butterflies are beloved across the globe, adorning gardens, parks and zoos. Their feats are staggering - monarchs migrate thousands of kilometres each year. The...y are smarter than we think - some species have learned to fool ants into taking care of them. Their beauty has led many to obsession - lepidopterists (butterfly-seekers) have died in search of particular species, frenzied and driven mad in the pursuit of colour. What draws us to these creatures so intensely? Why do they live so briefly? How do they get their colours? Science journalist Wendy Williams investigates butterflies across the globe, their habitats and those dedicated to studying them. She examines the ancient partnership between butterflies and humans, and the ways we depend on them today - from a bellwether on climate change to a source of life-saving medical technology. For lovers of Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus and Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees, this melodious book reveals the inner lives of these special creatures and shows why they continue to fascinate us. Touching, eye-opening and profound, it is a love letter to these vanishing species, and a celebration of the beauty and joy they bring to our world.
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            ISBN 9781760642532
            Published AU 7 Sep 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            The Best of Perth and Western Australia: All the Must-See Destinations for Short Visits

            The Best of Perth and Western Australia: All the Must-See Destinations for Short Visits (Paperback)

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            The Best of Perth and Western Australia covers everything there is to see and do for short stays.If you have limited time these are the best places to see and adventures to do on a short stay holiday or business trip.Covering the best locations in Western Australia to visit and h...ow to get around including maps.Also included is where to find the best produce and the best locations for food and drink venues in the city of Perth and around Western Australia.Covering the Margaret River and all the must see things to do with the best food in the region, the history and culture of Western Australia and the places to experiences best sunsets and beaches around the coastline.
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            ISBN 9781760791858
            Published AU 4 Sep 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure
             

            Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Thomas, Nathan James; Roberts, Jennifer

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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            Exhilarating, introspective and inspiring, this collection of true travel stories proves seeing the world is worth it, no matter the trepidation. Let wanderlust conquer fear!

            ISBN 9781925820577
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Reprehensible

            Reprehensible (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robins, Mikey

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            Rollicking and informative, Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour is your guide through some of the most shameful behaviour indulged in by humanity's most celebrated figures, as told by Mikey Robins, one of Australia's most beloved comedians. It is often said that we l...ive in era of constant outrage, but we are definitely not the inventors of outrageousness. Let's be honest, human beings have always been appalling. Not everyone and not all the time, but our history is littered with those whose work and deeds have rendered them . . . reprehensible. Sometimes it's our most esteemed luminaries who behave the worst. In Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour, Mikey Robins holds the mirror up to everyone, from Popes to politicians, from certified artistic geniuses to scientific and mathematical minds without peer - few emerge without blush or blemish. For instance, what are we to make of Catherine the Great's extensive collection of pornographic furniture, Hans Christian Anderson's too-much-information diary and Karl Marx's epic pub crawls? Or hall-of-fame huckster William McCloundy, who in 1901 actually `sold' the Brooklyn Bridge to an unsuspecting tourist, and the Pharaoh who covered his slaves in honey to keep flies off his meal? Did you know about the royal ticklers of the Romanov court, and the bizarre coronation rituals of early Welsh kings? (Let's just say that eating a white horse wasn't the weirdest part of the ceremony.) And who else but Mikey could uncover the story of Chrysippus, the Stoic philosopher who laughed himself to death at the sight of a drunk donkey? So sit back and rest your conscience: there will be a host of scoundrels, bounders and reprobates, tales of lust and power aplenty, as we indulge in that sweet spot where history meets outrage, with just a bit of old-school TMZ thrown in for good measure.
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            ISBN 9781760852993
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path

            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path (Hardback)

            By Winn, Raynor

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            Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book. This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life... after a period of homelessness. Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything. This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.
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            ISBN 9780241401460
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            More Great Australian Outback Police Stories

            More Great Australian Outback Police Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marsh, Bill

            • RRP: $32.99
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            From some of the biggest beats in the world came these unforgettable tales of adventure and misadventure, drama and mayhem, larrikinism and laughter. After there'd been a robbery in a block of Wiluna retirement units, two police officers arrive to begin their investigations. They... knock on the front door of the first unit in the block. An old lady answers. 'Lady,' says one of the police officers, 'where were you between 5 and 6?' 'I'm not exactly sure officer,' replies the old lady, 'but I was most probably in kindergarten.' Australia's outback police have seen it all: natural disasters, incredible acts of selflessness, unspeakable crimes and daring rescues, to name just a few. And they've met some unforgettable characters along the way. This memorable and eye-opening collection of real-life accounts from cops on the frontline in the heart of Australia is by turns inspiring, poignant, heartbreaking and hilarious. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. Swampy is one of ABC Books' bestselling authors of Australian stories; this is his twentieth book.
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            ISBN 9780733340079
            Published AU 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Series Great Australian Stories
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            Speed Kings: Australia and New Zealand's Quest to Win the Indy 500, the World's Greatest Motor Race
             

            Speed Kings: Australia and New Zealand's Quest to Win the Indy 500, the World's Greatest Motor Race (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smailes, John

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Winning the Indianapolis 500, the greatest spectacle in motorsport, has been a quest for Australians and New Zealanders since the first race in 1911. Seventeen have tried and two have succeeded, New Zealand's Scott Dixon in 2008 and Australia's Will Power in 2018. More than a cen...tury before, Rupert Jeffkins, Australia's original speed king, entered the first 500 and on his second attempt in 1912 came within five kilometres of victory. He and Italian Ralph de Palma created legend when they pushed their car to the finish line when it blew up while leading. Speed Kings tells Jeffkins' full story for the first time. The lure of the Brickyard, paved with 3.2 million bricks, all now covered except for a ceremonial 'Yard of Bricks' at the finish line, has drawn champions from both sides of the Tasman. Three-time world champion Sir Jack Brabham, his son Geoffrey and grandson Matthew have each tried to win. So have the 'big three' of New Zealand motor racing: Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and Chris Amon. Brabham was instrumental in changing the face of the Indianapolis race when he raced his rear-engine Cooper Climax against the monstrous front-engine Indy roadsters of the time. Blinding speed - nudging 380 km/h and averaging 280 km/h over 500 miles - makes the Brickyard one of the most precarious racetracks in the world. Forty-two drivers have died attempting the 500. Indy doesn't offer up victory lightly. It's taken Dixon and Power, who've dedicated their careers to IndyCar racing, to win it. Now Australian Supercar champion Scott McLaughlin, a New Zealander, looks set to become the next driver from down under to chase American motor racing's greatest prize. Speed Kings tells the story of the drivers, team owners, engineers, even commentators who've made The Brickyard their quest.
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            ISBN 9781760529390
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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