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            The Dickens Boy
             

            The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keneally, Tom

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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            ISBN 9781760893194
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment
             

            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment (Paperback)

            Edited by Morton, Steve; Lindenmayer, David; Dovers, Stephen

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            A 'must read' follow-up to the highly successful Ten Commitments book.

            ISBN 9781486301676
            Published AU 1 Sep 2014
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            What a Waste: Big Book
             

            What a Waste: Big Book (Paperback)

            By McDougall, Jill; Illustrated by Smith, Martin

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            Wings is a series of readers at the earliest Guided Reading Levels. Level 8 (Pre-Primary) is for reading ages 4-5. For small book of same title use ISBN 1863748245. This big book looks at the water we waste every day. It shows you how we waste water and tells you why we should no...t waste water.
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            ISBN 9781863749114
            Published AU 20 Feb 2003
            Publisher Era Publications Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wings
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            Let'S Propagate!: A Plant Propagation Manual for Australia
             

            Let'S Propagate!: A Plant Propagation Manual for Australia (Paperback)

            By Stewart, Angus

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            An indispensable guide to propagation for the home gardener and the nursery professional, from first principles to the latest techniques.

            ISBN 9781742375816
            Published AU 1 Feb 2012
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Nail your Renovation without getting Screwed: Tips and Advice from an Award-Winning Builder

            Nail your Renovation without getting Screwed: Tips and Advice from an Award-Winning Builder (Paperback)

            By Steve Burke and Suzanne Burke

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Secrets of a builder has everything you need to think about before you get started on your home renovation and then while it's progressing. Learn from a professional builder and award-winning renovation specialist - Steve Burke - as he shares the tricks and traps to watch out for.... The book includes invaluable advice on such topics as: how to make sure every step in your renovation is done in the right order; options for an environmentally sensitive renovation; checklists for kitchens, bathrooms and home extension projects; and how to avoid becoming a building horror story! With more than 20 years specialising in renovations, the authors have amassed a catalogue of stories and lessons learnt, met all sorts of interesting characters, and have discovered the many do's and don'ts of renovating homes. The book is also full of inspirational before and after photographs.
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            ISBN 9781925403510
            Published AU 5 May 2019
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it

            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Matthew

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            'Compelling, illuminating and often confronting, On Eating Meat is a brilliant blend of a gastronome's passion with forensic research into the sources of the meat we eat. Matthew Evans brings his unflinching honesty - and a farmer's hands-on experience - to the question of how to... be an ethical carnivore.' Hugh Mackay How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'? Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf? Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too. Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.
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            ISBN 9781760637699
            Published AU 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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            Ready, Set, Code!: Coding Activities for Kids

            Ready, Set, Code!: Coding Activities for Kids (Paperback)

            By O'Brien, Nicola; Catchpole, Heather

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            Introduces children to coding with illustrated step-by-step instructions for hands-on projects.

            ISBN 9781486312351
            Published AU 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age Children
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            Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature
             

            Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th Revised edition)

            By Spencer, Roger; Cross, Rob

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            An easy-to-read introduction to the world of plant names and how to write, pronounce and remember them.

            ISBN 9781486311446
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Television

            Television (Hardback)

            By Park, L.

            This series provides a new and different way of looking at popular topics by taking an investigatory approach that aims to give students a behind the scenes look at a variety of subjects that interest them. Ages 10+.

            ISBN 9781442512276
            Published AU 1 May 2010
            Publisher Harcourt Education
            Interest Age Children
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            100 Inventions that Changed the World: Experts Demystify Our Biggest Breakthroughs

            100 Inventions that Changed the World: Experts Demystify Our Biggest Breakthroughs (Paperback)

            By Geographic, Australian

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            We take thousands of inventions for granted, using them daily and enjoying their benefits. But how much do we really know about their origins and development? This absorbing new book tells the stories behind the inventions that have changed the world, with details about-- Conveni...ence items, such as safety pins, toothbrushes, and bifocals Weapons of war, including explosives, gunpowder, and shrapnel shells Industrial advances, such as the steam engine and the power loom for weaving Transportation advances, including the airplane, the diesel engine, the automobile, and the air-inflated rubber tire Electronic marvels, including color television, the microprocessor, the personal computer, the compact disc, and the cell phone Medical advances, from antiseptic surgery to the electron microscope...and much more. Inventors and pioneers of science and technology, including Eli Whitney, James Watt, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Bessemer, Thomas Edison, J.B. Dunlop, the Wright Brothers, Werner von Braun, Jonas Salk, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and many others are also discussed. Fascinating photos and illustrations complement authoritative summaries of each invention, and remarkable quotations from many of the inventors add to this chronicle of human ingenuity that began some 6,000 years ago with the invention of the wheel.
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            ISBN 9781742457833
            Published AU 5 Apr 2016
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age General Audience
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