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Books: Non-Fiction

Other Times by Ron Banks . Other Times
Ron Banks

Life, journalism and the arts

Finally, a concise account of what made journalism tick in the romantic days of hot metal, flongs, stone subbing, typewriter bashing, bakelite phones and shady contacts: in short, everything to do with the days before digital. Journalist Ron Banks reflects on what life was like on the editorial floor of The West Australian newspaper from when he began as a rookie.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925590-54-8


 . Against All Probability
Darren Marc Willcox

Against All Probability is a personal account of events leading up to and following a military career dramatically cut short due to injury. Darren Marc Willcox exhibits an inbuilt yet unwavering integrity, resilience, and more critically the flexibility of such personality traits when challenging an illegal discharge.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925590-44-9


In Whom We Trust 
by Captain John Dikkenberg . In Whom We Trust
Captain John Dikkenberg

Crisis and Leadership at Sea

In Whom We Trust book deals with sea disasters from the perspective of the ships’ masters and captains. Written by a master mariner and former naval captain, the book brings a rare insight into the characters of the captains and what led these men to make the decisions that destroyed their ships.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925590-55-5


Nicci Was Here by 
Peta West . Nicci Was Here
Peta West


Not a lot happened while growing up during the Sixties and Seventies. Or did it?
.
'Nicci Was Here’ is a powerful memoir o f Australian childhood, told with humour and heart, and will especially resonate with those who grew up in the same era. It is also testament to a sister’s love and the fractured yet enduring bonds that hold families together.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925590-33-3


High in a Sunlit Silence by Cmdr Tony Vine . High in a Sunlit Silence
Cmdr Tony Vine

The story of fifty Trainee Pilots - RAAF Narromine NSW, December 1941

‘Make sure you give your brother a big hug and remember his face as you will never see him again.’

These are the heartbreaking words of a father, addressed to his daughter, as her brother Bill Gunning went off to war. Tragically, his father’s presentiment came to pass and, like so many other young men who fought in World War II, Bill never did come back.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925590-21-0


The Mystery of Fairyland, Kew
 by James Nicolas . The Mystery of Fairyland, Kew
James Nicolas

In 1965 in Kew, Melbourne, 88-year-old Grace Tabulo passed away at her 1860’s home, Fairyland. This ended more than 20 years that Grace and her Gallipoli veteran husband Jim had made their home a tourist attraction for children in the local area and beyond. It was a unique place in a more innocent time that had a profound effect on all those who went there.
What motivated this childless couple to dedicate their lives to their community? And what are some of the mysteries that lie behind this story?

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925590-02-9


Plantation Papua 
Denis Longhurst . Plantation Papua
Denis Longhurst

A true tale of trials and tribulations in Papua between 1962 and 1982

This book is the story of PNG’s journey from wild colonial exuberance to nurtured independence, entwined with a personal tale of the trials, tribulations and way of life in sometimes remote plantations set in Papua in the 1960s through to the 1980s.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925590-17-3


Plato's Caribbean Atlantis 
Dr P.P. Flambas . Plato's Caribbean Atlantis
Dr P.P. Flambas

A Scientific Analysis

‘Plato’s Caribbean Atlantis’ provides a scientific explanation for the greatest and most misunderstood archaeological mystery of any era – the lost civilisation of Atlantis. The book’s conclusions may cause a radical rethinking of the origin of human civilisation and the geological processes that have shaped humanity.

Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925515-85-5


Poverty, Poaching, Police 
by Catalina Selena Rose . Poverty, Poaching, Police
Catalina Selena Rose

The hardships of growing up in the Northern Territory

Catalina Selena Rose is an adventurer who loves camping, bushwalking and sightseeing. Poverty, Poaching, Police is Catalina’s autobiographical memoir that explains where her passion of animals, their welfare and her love of zoos comes from. She’s a unique character that feels comfortable handling creepy-crawlies, snakes and large crocodiles.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925590-12-8


Taxi 528 
by Rowena Hopper . Taxi 528
Rowena Hopper

Have you ever wondered what really happens inside a taxi? Bit of a voyeur are you? Come take a ride with me...
Working as a female cabbie driving the night shift in Perth in her 20’s and 30’s, Rowena experienced many situations that gave her amazing insight into the people around her. Picking up many odd yet fascinating fares, Rowena discovered there is no ‘normal’ in human nature.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925590-19-7


Building Your Bali Dream Villa by Guy Morgan . Building Your Bali Dream Villa
Guy Morgan

Everything you need to know about building your dream villa in Bali. From sourcing land, putting together your team and creating a brief to dealing with construction, finding the right fixtures and fittings and living happily ever after in Bali. Illustrated with many beautiful and inspiring shots of some of Bali’s best known villas.

Format: Paperback Full Colour + eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925515-39-8


A Piece of Good Land 
by Val Carter . A Piece of Good Land
Val Carter

Four Corners is a 3600-acre farm nestled away in the Shire of Dandaragan in Western Australia. When Ron and Val Carter first acquired it in 1955, it was virgin scrub land — no communication, no electricity, just acres of bush. They envisioned a viable farm where cattle grazed and crops flourished; a place where they could raise their growing family.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925515-16-9


A Blackwood Trilogy 
by John A. Maslin . A Blackwood Trilogy
John A. Maslin

A Blackwood Trilogy began with a 1990s publication titled Brothers on the Blackwood. It was a story centered on a tiny country town in south western Australia involving convicts, cattle stealing, settlers in conflict and Supreme Court action. From there the story expanded into this Trilogy, evermore intriguing, fascinating, captivating.

Format: Flexi-Case Full Colour
ISBN: 978-1-925341-37-9


Little Fist 
D. Holmes . Little Fist
D. Holmes

It’s not pretty, but it needs to be done, and Little Fist knows how to do it. She knows when to strike and when to talk, when to walk away and when to get involved. Security work is as much about judgement as it is muscle-power, and Little Fist uses both with extraordinary skill.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925341-65-2


Building Your Bali Dream Villa by Guy Morgan . Heresies of Music
Patrick Brislan

What is Lisztomania, and how was it cured? Who was Drog, and what was his prophecy regarding Electronic Music? What preparation do you need before throwing an artistic tantrum? Which orchestral musicians are also qualified to run a hospital?
The plausible answers to these and many other tantalising questions can be found in this wickedly funny – and occasionally just wicked – book.

Format: Paperback + eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925515-48-0


Visions 2100 by John O'Brien . Visions 2100
John O'Brien

As part of the VISIONS 2100 Project, this book tells of the power of Visions and invites the reader to create and share their own vision of a better world. Only by starting conversations of the future will we manage to build the world that we really want.
The future is a beautiful, if challenging, partner. Your choice is whether you take the risk in having a first date or whether you are happy to accept a life of regret.

Format: Paperback / ebook
ISBN: 978-1-925341-52-2


A Theatre in my Mind by Reg James with James Aitchison . A Theatre in my Mind
Reg James with James Aitchison

The inside story of Australian radio drama


Radio drama is often called the “theatre of the mind”, wherein a listener’s imagination is stimulated by voices, sounds, and music to create mental imagery as real as any bricks-and-mortar theatre.
Reg James spent a lifetime in the thick of Australian radio drama. Rising through the ranks at Grace Gibson Radio Productions — from despatch boy to general manager — he takes us behind the scenes into the fascinating world of broadcasting from the 1930s to the present day.

Format: Paperback / ebook
ISBN: 978-1-925341-34-8


Good Reasons to Kill 
by Chris Rhyss Edwards . Good Reasons to Kill
Chris Rhyss Edwards


What would you kill for?

Is killing ever justified? Would you kill to protect someone you love? Is killing for your country an act of patriotism or murder? Is the death penalty justified or simply vengeance? Is one human life ever worth more than another? Good Reasons to Kill, the first book of its kind, shares the stories of people who have confronted the biggest moral dilemma possible. At the core of each story are two questions; what would you do in the same situation, and do we ever have a good reason to kill?

Format: Paperback / ebook
ISBN: 978-1-925341-31-7


START Parenting by Sue Gould and Doug MacLeanJ . START Parenting
Sue Gould and Doug MacLean

A Guide to Thoughtful Parenting by Sue Gould and Doug MacLean

Parenting can be a wild ride. It can be the ultimate roller coaster. Unlike the fairground ride, however, it won’t just stop when you have had enough. It is a lifelong journey.
Parents need all the help they can get, as they hang on for the ride. Especially because this is a ride that can be derailed by chance events, no matter how much great work parents put in.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925341-04-1


How to get a job in the 21st Century 
by Rebecca Fraser . How to get a job in the 21st Century
Rebecca Fraser

Including the hidden job market, e-recruitment, resumes, online profiles and cover letters

In this book we bring you what is current and important in today’s job search. From finding a job through the hidden or advertised job market, through to writing your resume, the information contained in this book will help you on your journey. Most importantly, we touch on the challenges of e-recruitment tools and provide you much needed information on how technology is now impacting your job search.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925341-28-7


But I'm Not Tired by 
Jennifer S. Smith . But I'm Not Tired
Jennifer S. Smith

The nature of sleep, and how to nurture it in children and teenagers
If you want all the information you need to get your children and teenagers to sleep well, this book is for you. Our young people have much less sleep than their counterparts in any previous generation, and parents are understandably concerned. They consistently ask, “Can we blame nature, nurture or both, for the chronic sleep deficits our young people currently suffer?”

Format: Paperback / ebook
ISBN: 978-1-925209-43-3


Nudge for Schools 
Ian Mackie & Gary MacLennan . Nudge for Schools
Ian Mackie & Gary MacLennan

Help your students choose success
That’s right, success is a choice. Here are powerful ready-to-use tools that will support positive choices. Ian Mackie and Gary MacLennan have a lifetime of experience in education. Both have taught in a wide variety of settings in Australia and internationally. This book is written for you. Enjoy a conversation between you, the authors and the world’s most influential thinkers in education, psychology and behavioural economics. Don’t miss out!

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925341-06-5


Njinga by Kate Leeming . Njinga
Kate Leeming

A world-first cycle expedition across Africa from Senegal to Somalia

The story of Kate Leeming’s astonishing 22,000-kilometre trek by bicycle across Africa – dodging rebels, insurgents and Somali pirates and exotic and dangerous wildlife while battling extreme conditions from desert to jungled terrain on non-existent roads and faint tracks, is more than a story of mental grit and physical endurance.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925171-29-7


Primary Schooling  by Kate Riley . Primary Schooling
Kate Gurjian


Ever wondered what actually happens in primary schools? Or simply which school to choose?

This ‘must have guide for parents’ is what you need to know about primary education with advice on ways to prepare your child for primary school. Also discover what schools and teachers aren’t telling you. There is no other resource on the market that will honestly inform you about what is occurring in primary schools across Australia, warts and all!

Paperback A 181mm x 111m
ISBN: 9781921787744
RRP: $25


The View From the Clouds by 
John Hunt . The View From the Clouds
John Hunt

The remarkable story of one of race calling's favourite sons

The View From The Clouds is a testament to one man’s love for all things horses, given free reign through the arcane pursuit of race broadcasting.

Format: Paperback / eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925209-04-4


Jatani Ali Tandhu 
by Tadhi Liban . Jatani Ali Tandhu
Tadhi Liban

Life & Legacy of a Borana Statesman

From time to time, certain individuals who display courage and self-sacrifice for the greater good emerge to make a lasting impact on the lives of entire communities. The late Jatani Ali Tandhu (“Shaalaqa”) was such a figure, born into a Borana family in southern Ethiopia.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925209-28-0


The Very Worst of the Beatles by Michael Witheford . The Very Worst of the Beatles
Michael Witheford


The Very Worst Of The Beatles is a light-hearted but studious examination of the band’s least outstanding moments, from the hurried and badly played cover versions they were obliged to record for a hungry market in the early sixties, to the drug-fuelled and overblown indulgences from later in the decade when they had no obligations at all.

Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925209-99-0


Yes, Miss Gibson by James Aitchison & Reg James . Yes, Miss Gibson
James Aitchison & Reg James

The life and times of an Australian radio legend

YES, MISS GIBSON offers a nostalgic journey back to the 1950s when radio drama dominated Australia’s age of innocence. What emerges is a rare social and media history, and an engaging look into the bustling radio industry of a lost era.

Format: Paperback / eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925209-16-7


Death Rules by Will Cairns . Death Rules
Will Cairns

How Death Shapes Life on Earth, and What it Means For Us

Death Rules explores life from the perspective of death. We are all going to die; our lifespan is limited. That is the way it is. And yet we do our best to avoid death, and at almost any cost. While we accept the fact of death, we seldom talk about it. Now, in the 21st century, science is offering us the opportunity to better understand the vital role of death as it shapes the success and the complexity of life on Earth, and to appreciate our place in the midst of it all.

Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925171-92-1


Love: A Collaborative Memoir 
by Candace Davis . Love: A Collaborative Memoir
Candace Davis

Candace's lifelong mission was to create the perfect love story to tell her grandchildren. Instead, three decades in, she is divorced, broken-hearted and dealing with the aftermath of an affair. Wanting to understand where she went wrong, and how she can make it right again, Candace turned to others—friends, family, experts and complete strangers—to make sense of it all.
In her raw, honest, and emotionally charged memoir she shares her own love story while weaving through the thoughts and experiences of others.

Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925209-06-8


Australian made...Australian played... by Michael Atherton . Australian made...Australian played...
Michael Atherton

HANDCRAFTED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FROM DIDJERIDU TO SYNTHESIZER

From Bulgarian zurlas to bass drums, from the delicate lute to the high-tech Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument, Australians make some of the world’s finest musical instruments. This magnificently illustrated book is the first to tell the story of the people, some world famous, dedicated to coaxing beautiful music from natural and manufactured materials.  

Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925209-03-7


Exploring the Frozen Continent by Bede Harris . Exploring the Frozen Continent
Bede Harris

What Australians think of constitutional reform

t is usually thought that, at best, the Australian public has little interest in constitutional reform or, at worst, is profoundly suspicious of it. A key reason for voter reluctance to countenance reform is the poor state of civics education in Australia, which has the consequence that voters are, understandably, fearful of changing what they do not understand.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925171-73-0


I am Catherine Jane 
by Catherine Jane Fisher . I am Catherine Jane
Catherine Jane Fisher

The True Story of One Woman’s Quest for Justice

f you ever wondered why so many victims choose not to report rape or why so many people prefer to put the blame for crime on its victims, then you should read this book. Catherine's story will stop you in your tracks as you ponder how this could happen to an innocent person.
- Michael O'Connell APM, Commissioner for Victims' Rights.

Format: Paperback / ebook
ISBN: 978-1-925171-63-9


D-Day Exposed 
by Temple Kehoe . D-Day Exposed
Temple Kehoe

A Bad Combat Plan Saved by Good Men, June 6, 1944 - The Tragedy of the Missing LVTs

In this controversial book, the first in a series on D-Day, the author Temple Kehoe provides irrefutable evidence that the D-Day invasion plan was an incompetent combat plan that failed to use the available amphibious invasion technology and experience that could have changed the course of the war. The author shows how even as late as April 1944 this could have been fixed.

Format: Paperback / ebook
ISBN: 978-1-925171-34-1


Warrnambool -A Long Way to Tipperary: The Incredible Life of John Hyland by James Nicolas . Warrnambool -A Long Way to Tipperary
James Nicolas

The Incredible Life of John Hyland

In the 1850's an amazing man came to the western districts of Victoria from Tipperary in Ireland. Police Trooper, pioneer, capturer of bushrangers, squatter, mayor, stock and land auctioneer, friend of Australia’s first Governor General and a mentor to Archibald, the founder of The Bulletin.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925171-37-2


Teach Your Child to Sleep Through the Night by Dr Annemarie Christie . Teach Your Child to Sleep Through the Night
Dr Annemarie Christie

The no-nonsense baby and toddler sleep solution

Packed with useful tips, tools and techniques to ensure you and your child get a good night’s sleep. This book will change your life and help your child to reach their potential!
In this easy-to-read guide, Dr Annemarie Christie shows you a proven system to get your child sleeping through the night, and taking long, restful naps during the day.

Format: Paperback / eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925171-18-1


A Half Glass Full 
Lee Mylne . A Half Glass Full
Lee Mylne

And other travel stories

For more years than she cares to count, Lee Mylne has been travelling wherever life has taken her. Sometimes, she has found the road smooth…other times, there have been some rough patches. But an inherent sense of optimism - the belief that the glass is almost always half-full - has kept her going when more sensible people may have stayed at home.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925171-40-2


Roxanne: My Extraordinary Life . Roxanne
Roxanne Holmes

My Extraordinary Life

"Give me everything in the till. Notes only! Don’t make me nervous or I’ll shoot!”
The waitress handed me twenty dollars. I fled back to the car and John hightailed it outta there.
Roxanne is a fascinating, sometimes confronting, insight into a life most of us will only hear about fleetingly on the six o’clock news.

Format: Paperback / ebook
ISBN: 978-1-925086-75-1


21 Question for a 21st Century Army by 
Grant Sandercock-Brown . 21 Question for a 21st Century Army
Grant Sandercock-Brown

Being the Salvos Now

The Salvos are part of the fabric of Australian culture. This once rag-tag mob of 19th Century evangelists has morphed into a much loved Christian charity. This is both gratifying and challenging. How do we balance the Christian bit and the charity bit? How are we Salvos to understand our place in the wider church?

Format: Paperback / eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925171-17-4


The Art of Weather Photography by Jacci Ingham . The Art of Weather Photography
Jacci Ingham

A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

Renowned Australian nature photographer Jacci Ingham shares her passion for chasing storms and reveals her secrets of mastering the art of weather photography. In this comprehensive guide, Jacci teaches you everything you need to know about capturing your own landscape and lightning images.

Format: Paperback / eBook
ISBN: 978-1-925171-25-9


My Salvation by Marvin Cohen . My Salvation
Marvin Cohen

The remarkable story of an Iraqi Jewish Refugee

This is the remarkable true story of a young child who endured the murder of his family and the imprisonment of a brutal regime. Marvin escaped from Iraq only to discover that the human rights system would not deliver the liberty and freedom he sought

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925171-09-9


The Lost Dictionary by 
Wim Vervest . The Lost Dictionary
Wim Vervest

A history of the Chin people, the Newland family and the American Baptist Chin Mission
This is the story of Surgeon-Major Arthur Newland, the pioneering photo-journalist who gave the Chins their written language; of the missionaries who converted the Chins to Christianity and of the Chin people themselves, a complex feudal society living in one of the most inaccessible regions on Earth.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925086-61-1


Enjoying Challenges by Ada Drue May . Enjoying Challenges
Ada Drue May


Enjoying Challenges is the story of Ada Drue May, born in 1919 in Adelaide, South Australia. It provides a rich account of life in Australia in the early to rnid 20th Century as vvell as chronicling the travels of Ada and her husband Arthur throughout Australia and across the vvorld through the 1970’s to the 1990’s. Filled vvith fascinating stories of a life well-lived and vvritten with warmth and humour, Enjoying Challenges provides a great read for lovers of history and travel alike.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925171-31-0


Altering the Face of Toowoomba by John Parker and Sandra Searstone. . Altering the Face of Toowoomba
John Parker and Sandra Searstone

A Reflection on Selected Works of William Hodgen Jnr

 

 

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925171-20-4


McGartland's Daughter by Ervan Summerhayes . McGartland's Daughter
Ervan Summerhayes

An Australian Story
Based on a cornerstone of ancestral memoirs archived by his great-grandmother Elizabeth Summerhayes [1871-1947], the author has constructed a monumental masterpiece from his extensive research into the life and times of one remarkable Australian.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925086-67-6


The Arab-Israeli Conflict 
Daryl KibbleWim Vervest . The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Daryl Kibble

No Service, Returned and Captured Mail
The postal history of civilian No Service, Returned & Captured Mail resulting from the Arab-Israeli conflict has been neglected in philatelic literature.  Philately is simply the study of stamps and postal history.  Postal history can be defined as postal covers sent through the mail, as well as associated material, which illustrate the historical episodes of the civilian postal system. 

Format: Colour Hardcover
ISBN: 978192508-65-8-4


Spanish for Travellers by Lourdes Flores . Spanish for Travellers
Lourdes Flores


Learning a second language opens new doors to a new culture, its ideas and its people. The purpose of Spanish for Travellers is to help English speaking people to learn the basics of the Spanish language. So when travelling to Spain or Latin America, their journey will be more enjoyable.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-925086-56-0


A World of Myth by 
Nobel M. Pasi . A World of Myth
Nobel M. Pasi


A World of Myth is an excellent introduction to the topic of global migration, xenophobia and racism. Written by Nobel M. Pasi (a global migrant who has lived in Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia), the book looks at 28 myths about migrants that are commonly spread by politicians, the mass media, and the public at large. Using data from nations across the world, each myth is challenged for its validity.

Format: Paperback/eBook
ISBN: 9781925086546


What Kind of Funeral by Peter Erceg . What Kind of Funeral
Peter Erceg

A self-help guide to planning a meaningful funeral

The death of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time for everyone. For most of us, coping with death and planning a funeral is one of the most difficult things we will ever be asked to do. Yet, we are generally unaware of our funeral rights and don’t know how we can have genuine and meaningful involvement in the funeral. n this book, Peter Erceg informs and empowers you so that you can have more involvement in the whole experience.

Format: Paperback/eBook
ISBN: 9781925086294


Passaparola by 
Bianca Leone . Passaparola
Bianca Leone


Based on the True events of an Australian / Italian actress' social experiment to walk in the footsteps of her Mother, in the hope that she will find forgiveness, a green card and a white fly!

This is Bianca Leone’s true story of her search to find answers, and help her mother’s spirit return to her home soil in a heartfelt ceremony, so she and her mother could finally have peace.

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781925086898


A Lifetime in Longhaul 
by Bill Anderson
. A Lifetime in Longhaul
Bill Anderson

Qantas Pilot Flying Stories

“The pilots with the 747 have carried Australians to the world... These are their fascinating stories of passion and commitment. Essential reading for anyone in love with flying” - Geoffrey Thomas, Chief Editor, Air Transport World

Format: Pb + eBook
ISBN: 9781925086089


Brush Off! by 
George Dreyfus . Brush Off!
George Dreyfus

Saving the gilt-edged kid from oblivion
For over forty years, composer George Dreyfus—he wrote the much-loved Theme from Rush—has confronted Opera Australia about the opera it commissioned from him in 1969 but never performed. Lashing around wildly, regardless of reputations, including his own, George Dreyfus entertains his readers in his inimitable humourous style.

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781922204738


Gone Missing by 
Douglas Coop . Gone Missing
Douglas Coop

A Guide for Those Left Behind
Those going missing far exceed the combined number of traffic fatalities, suicides, and all the injuries requiring hospitalization. Added to this, for every person reported missing at least twelve others are affected either emotionally, physically or financially. For some it lasts a lifetime.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925086027


Illawarra Agitators by 
Chris Lacie . Illawarra Agitators
Chris Lacie

A Centenary History of Thirroul Labor (Est. 1913)
"Blood drawn in feud – fight in billiard saloon
Men and women came to blows last night at Thirroul over a political feud between supporters
of the Labor Party. They met on equal terms about 50-a-side in a billiard saloon and, although
the fight was stopped without outside interference, it was not until blood had been drawn."
- Cairns Post, 1 August 1933

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922204462


Out There and Back  Kate Leeming . Out There and Back
Kate Leeming

The Story of the 25,000 kilometre Great Australian Expedition

"Take a large measure of guts, strength, will and heart; add a bike and a young woman and spend 25000 kilometres across Australia. Truth can be so much better than fiction. A brilliant story." Bryce Courtenay

Format: eBook / Paperback
ISBN: 9781922204127


What Should I Eat For My Heart
 by Dr Alistair Begg . What Should I Eat For My Heart
Dr Alistair Begg

The Guide for Healthy Eating for Heart Problems

The basis of this book lies in the inescapable fact that what we do with our bodies has a major impact on our heart and our health. Many people have asked me over my years in private cardiology practice for advice on diet, exercise and weight management. I therefore sought to develop a resource to which people can refer when trying to reduce the risk factors that lead to heart disease.

Format: eBook
ISBN:9781925086959
RRP: $9.99.


Number 96, Mavis Bramston and me by  David Sale . Number 96, Mavis Bramston and me
David Sale

Behind the scenes of two of Australia's most outrageous television shows
Two shows changed the face of Australian television forever, and rocked the nation to its foundations. And now, the creator of Number 96 and the Executive Producer of The Mavis Bramston Show takes you behind the scenes of these two controversial, outrageously ground-breaking series for a jaunt through the industry’s Golden Years.

Format: Paperback / eBook
ISBN: 9781922204080


The Australian Coffee Guide by Izaac Trpeski . The Australian Coffee Guide
Izaac Trpeski

TOP 100 - 2013
The premium guide to the top 100 coffee venues in Australia created for the lovers of serious coffee.
Aimed at the adventurist, the local and the pure die hard coffee connoisseur, this coffee bible is the perfect companion helping you limit your time and taking you straight to the best source of coffee where ever you may be in Australia.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922204226


Freedom, Democracy and Accountability by Bede Harris . Freedom, Democracy and Accountability
Bede Harris

A Vision for a New Australian Constitution
The contents of the federal Constitution are a mystery to most people, yet it is in the Constitution that are found the rules of how our institutions function, and what powers they may exercise over us. In a time of increasing voter dissatisfaction with how government is conducted in Australia, this book explains how our Constitution works, and why it is in need of reform. Foreword by the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780987356543


Holy Hell  by Patricia Feenan . Holy Hell
Patricia Feenan

Faith, betrayal, pain, courage, justice.

A police investigation, a very public criminal trial and the silence of the general Catholic community, unwilling to believe evil about a popular priest, make this particular journey very painful indeed but a very good insight for the reader into the power of a strong and loving family.

Format: Paperback / eBook
ISBN: 9780987356543


Snapshots of Sri Lanka  Travel tales from the island of serendipity . Snapshots of Sri Lanka
Travel tales from the island of serendipity

Once called “the island of serendipity”, Sri Lanka is a place where a rich culture and chequered history combine. Where cricket tragics, surfers, and adventurers meet Buddhist monks, fishermen, and orphaned elephants. Where the scent of cinnamon floats on the air and there’s a feeling that anything is possible. This collection of travellers’ tales has been put together to benefit the “Samadhi Grove” early childhood development centre in the village of Smagipura in southern Sri Lanka.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922022844


Higher Intelligence - How to Create a Functional Artificial Brain by Peter van der Made . Higher Intelligence
How to Create a Functional Artificial Brain by Peter van der Made

Artificial Intelligence, in the sense of a machine that is aware and capable of making intelligent decisions on indefinite criteria, does not yet exist. What needs to change to make intelligent machines a reality? Why has this not happened already? This book may be the first step in the direction that leads to a truly intelligent, evolving and learning machine.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922204158


Lentil as Anything Book by  Shanaka Fernando . Lentil as Anything
Shanaka Fernando
with Greg Hill

Everybody deserves a place at the table
Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary best known for his ‘pay-what-you-can-afford’ community restaurants in Melbourne. He was named Australia’s Local Hero in the Australian of the Year Awards and was a guest judge on MasterChef alongside the Dalai Lama. Lentil as Anything strips back the labels that have been slapped onto Shanaka’s media-built poster boy persona and gives us an insight into some of the experiences that have shaped the man he has become.

Format: Paperback / eBook
ISBN: 9781922022721
RRP: $32.95


The Electricity Box  by Robyn Berkeley . The Electricity Box
Robyn Berkeley


“This book has been many years in the making, and I have longed for it, because I knew Eric McNally and his remarkable story - and I saw first-hand how knowing Eric changed Robyn. Berkeley profoundly.”

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922022776
RRP: $t.b.c.


Lentil as Anything Book by  Shanaka Fernando . Wisdom of Eating
Dr. Bel Zoughi

Wisdom of Eating is designed to bring more insight to understanding our physical body and its incredible intelligence. With a little guidance on this magnificent being combined with some basic information about food, this book will assist in alleviating confusion when it comes to your body’s nutritional needs.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922022684


Lentil as Anything Book by  Shanaka Fernando . On Nietzsche
Dušan Todorovič Zarač

An Explanation of His Literary and Philosophical Activity
Along with Freud and Marx Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers and among the few brilliant writers who left an indelible mark on subsequent generations of writers, poets, and thinkers all over the world. Reading him can be a sobering as well as a maddening experience.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922022660
RRP: $29.95


A Paediatrician in Your Pocket by Dr Melvyn Polon . A Paediatrician in Your Pocket
Dr Melvyn Polon

Common Sense information about your baby
It is not possible for you as a parent to know what your doctor knows about illnesses, you would need to go to medical school for this, but it is totally possible for you to know just about everything that your doctor knows about a normal baby. You are entitled to this knowledge, and it is only when you have this basic knowledge that you can begin to trust Mother Nature and to trust your intuition.

Format: Paperback
Published by: Dr Melvyn Polon


Your Child is Bright . Your Child is Bright
EBC (Chich) Thornton

Why is it that so often children are full of potential as infants, and less
so as they grow older?

This book is designed for young parents who are embarking on the great adventure of bringing new people into the world. If you are a parent with a normal little boy or girl, you have a remarkable new member of the family. Your child is bright!

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922022431


Chinese by Numbers  by David Pearce . Chinese by Numbers
David Pearce

The ultimate method to find Chinese characters fast
Chinese by Numbers presents the ultimate method to find Chinese characters fast. It does some things that no other Chinese reference book has ever tried. With more characters and its unique features it is the salvation of any person reading Chinese and frequently looking up new characters.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922022240
RRP: $32.95


No Chemicals Required by  Beverley Barkway . No Chemicals Required
Beverly Barkway

A common-sense approach to your dog’s skin allergies, infestations and fears
This book is dedicated to all those unfortunate itchy, scratchy, flea-plagued dogs out there and was written for the benefit of all their carers who have been blessed with a very special friend but the ‘caring’ is now costing more than the household can afford in both time and money.
This easy to read guide will change your dog’s life forever. Scratching and itching will become a thing of the past and not a chemical in sight!

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922022158
RRP: $24.95


Comfortableness with golf by Christopher Peacock . Comfortableness with golf
Christopher Peacock

A collection of experiences from a long golfing life

"June was to me attraction personified. She was a friendly handsome woman who made me feel most comfortable when we were in close proximity or in friendly conversation. In fact she exuded a sensual aura, which undoubtedly affected my game. What a lovely way to have a poor score (poor choice of words)."

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922022202
RRP: $24.95


CSIRO Perfidy by Geoff Russell . CSIRO Perfidy
Geoff Russell

The truth about CSIRO's best selling "scientifically proven" diet

"Read this book: it may save your life. And if enough people read it, it just might save the planet." Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University
"You may not agree with everything in this book, but it's an important book. Everyone who cares about their own health and the sustainability of the earth should read it."
Dr Rosemary Stanton, OAM Nutritionist

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780980638134
RRP: $19.95


Bits About Boarding School by  Michelle Dunn . Bits About Boarding School
Michelle Dunn

A guide to help you discover an exciting and life-changing experience in boarding school.

If you are between 11 and 15 years of age, and you are about to start, or have already started your boarding adventure, this book is ideal for you. Read it by yourself, or share it with your parents. This book covers things that may happen to you, or around you, tips and hints on how to overcome difficulties, and ways to enrich your boarding experience.

Paperback B 198mm x 128mm
ISBN: 9781922022059
RRP: $19.95


Islam, Arrogance and Delusion by John L. Perkins . Islam, Arrogance and Delusion
John L. Perkins

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A reply to people like Waleed Aly
Religious believers think that their own belief is the one true religion. Why else would they believe it? Believers may be kindly and well-meaning, but belief gives them an underlying sense of righteousness, of being chosen, of cultural superiority. Yet there is no objective justification. Is this arrogance?

Paperback B 198mm x 128mm
ISBN: 9781922022103
RRP: $26.95


How I Got Here  - MT. DRUITT LIFE STORY SERIES . How I Got Here
MT. Druitt Life Story Series

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Women and Men tell their stories
These are the life stories of ten Aboriginal people talking about where they grew up and their experiences before coming to Mt. Druitt.

Paperback A5 210mm x 148mm
ISBN: 9780921787522
RRP: $25.00


Aged Care with Altruism by J.K. Pearce . Aged Care with Altruism
J.K. Pearce

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A Practical Guide for Aged Care Workers
Aged Care with Altruism is a practical guide on how best to provide care, what personal qualities are useful, and some difficulties one might encounter. It describes both the practical component of providing care, with altruism, which is the regard for others as a principle of action. ‘Aged Care with Altruism’ seeks to fill a gap in the knowledge base, for educators, aged care workers, and prospective aged care workers.

Paperback 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 9781921787836
RRP: $19.95


Dusty Paddocks by Rowan Murphy . Dusty Paddocks
Rowan Murphy

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A collection of stories recounting the bush experiences of Rowan Murphy, a fourth generation landowner. “I have written them truthfully, irreverently and hopefully amusingly. They cover the good times and the bad, the uncomfortable and the delightful. I sincerely hope you will enjoy and be entertained.”

Paperback 210mm x 148mm
ISBN: 9781921787881
RRP: $24.95


Aged Care with Altruism by J.K. Pearce . Sage: 101 Faces of Age
Robyn Lambert

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In her book, SAGE:101 Faces of Age, Robyn Lambert documents year by year the process, response and attitudes about age, from the very young to the very old. It is a fascinating insight into the most natural of all processes and helps to highlight what is positive about ageing; in a society which reveres ‘youth’ and staying young.

Paperback 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 9781921787744
RRP: $44.95


Salted Herring  Tadeusz & Jill Andruszkiewicz . Salted Herring
Tadeusz & Jill Andruszkiewicz

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As a result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact signed between the Soviets and Nazi Germany on the 23rd August, 1939, the Germans invaded Poland from the west and the Red Army invaded Poland from the east. The Soviets quickly annexed its newly held territory and hundreds of thousands of Polish people were rounded up from the area and sent to Siberia and other remote parts of the USSR.

Paperback A 181mm x 110mm
ISBN: 9780980700978
RRP: $19.95


Aged Care with Altruism by J.K. Pearce . Babes in the Water
Stephanie Kalesh with Rick Kalesh

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Barging In Europe— The Perfect Baby Boomer Adventure
What should you do when you’ve never even been in a rowboat, but discover one boring Saturday morning, as you were reading two inches in a travel column, an instant but hitherto totally unknown passion to live and cruise on a barge in Europe? Should you give your Australian life the flick, pack your midlife crisis in two suitcases, kiss family and friends goodbye and grab a plane to the other side of the world to buy a boat?
Absolutely! But where do you start?

Paperback 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 9781921787836
RRP: $19.95


Aged Care with Altruism by J.K. Pearce . Pictures Not Words
Fiona Perry

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A handy guide for easier communication
This book has been designed for hospital like settings but can be used in any setting that the reader sees fit. It is to enable easier communication between professionals and their clients/patients who may struggle to communicate verbally due to various operations, intellectual disability or are non English speaking.

Paperback 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 9781921787775
RRP: $24.95


Boys and the 'f' word  by Pascal Rohan . Boys and the 'f' word
Pascal Rohan

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BOYS and the ‘f’ word comes jam-packed with ideas and strategies to help you increase both your awareness and your effectiveness in being with boys. It is an experience-based, hard-hitting, action-oriented work designed to assist parents be more gutsy, firm and connected in their parenting. It helps teachers think about boys in ways that propels re-energised and re-organised teaching and it ensures better grades.

Paperback 225mm x 185mm
ISBN: 9781921787713
RRP: $19.95


Taking the Drop by  Sheree da Costa, Danielle DuBois, Jillian Flitton & Debbie James . Taking the Drop
Sheree da Costa, Danielle DuBois, Jillian Flitton & Debbie James

Taking the Drop is the life-affirming story of four women who took up surfing in their forties, broke away from their existing daily routines and steered their lives into new directions. Their love of the ocean broadens their horizons, teaches them lessons of skill and survival, allows them time for reflection and shows them that change and loss make way for growth, renewal and peace.

Paperback C-format 400pp Colour
ISBN: 9781921787621
RRP: $32.95


Readalong  by Julian Dickenson . Readalong
Julian Dickenson

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The Complete Phono-Graphic Reading Program
Is there anything more important for a child than learning to read? Well can you imagine what it would be like if they couldn't read? You can appreciate that their entire future depends on being able to do that very thing and do it well!

Paperback 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 9781921787690
RRP: $24.95


Release the Seed  by Paul Berry . Release the Seed
Paul Berry

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Six Steps to Embracing Your Inner Travel Bug
WARNING! Reading this book may cause you to quit your job, leave your partner and blow your savings on the adventure of a lifetime. If a trip overseas for you usually entails any of the following, then this just may be the book you’ve been waiting for.

Paperback 152mm x 229mm
ISBN: 9781921787591
RRP: $34.95


Gathering No Moss by John Holland . Gathering No Moss
John Holland

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It's not everyday a 50-something corporate executive throws in his job, picks up a backpack and becomes a global wanderer. It is even rarer that he heads for Bangladesh (where his tiny wooden canoe collides with a thousand tonne steel barge), Yemen (finding himself in an Arab brothel while searching for a cold beer with lunch) and Peru (having his shoelaces chewed by guinea pigs while he eats the rodents’ brothers and sisters).

Paperback 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 9781921787898
RRP: $29.95


Vegans Are Cool by Kathy Divine . Vegans Are Cool
Kathy Divine
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A delicious collection of essays, interviews and articles by cool vegans from around the planet.
Vegans Are Cool is a collection of writings by the global vegan community. This collaborative project showcases the knowledge, creativity and heart of individuals from a diversity of races, cultures and backgrounds who share one thing in common: they are all living the healthy, environmentally friendly vegan lifestyle.

Paperback B 198mm x 128mm + eBook
ISBN: 9781921787867
RRP: $19.95


. . Beyond Belief
James F. Coyle
THE ULTIMATE MIND-POWER MANUAL

If you were told that you could use your mind to influence a slot machine or dice fall....would you find this beyond belief? If you were told that you could use your mind in a telepathic manner to influence the thinking pattern of another individual or group of people...would you believe it?

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921787171
RRP: $49.95


What is Acupuncture : Simple Explanation of an Eastern wisdom . What is Acupuncture
Zhu Wu, Zheng Lu & Nina Philosoph

A Simple Explanation of an Eastern wisdom

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) is based on the principle that we are part of nature - it exists both around us and within our body. We reach optimal health when we live in harmony with the environment and when we achieve that balance within ourselves. TCM treats everybody as an individual. Everyone is unique. Two people may come in for the same issue but treatment will depend on the underlying cause.

Format: 62pp B 198mm x 128mm Paperback + eBook
ISBN: 9781922022035
RRP: $19.95


A Balance of Self by Dr Winfried Sedhoff M.D. . A Balance of Self
Dr Winfried Sedhoff M.D.

A new approach to self understanding, lasting happiness, and self-truth.

A balanced life is something we all yearn for, but it can only be honestly achieved through a balance of self. This important book gently and sensitively guides us towards our inner self and shows us step by step how we can rescue, resuscitate and nurture our real identity back to health.

Format: Paperback
ISBN:978-19217874-5-4
RRP: $34.95


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Raoul Kent: A Life of Mastery Haydn Ellis . Raoul Kent: A Life of Mastery
Haydn Ellis

Tales and teachings from the extraordinary life of martial artist and healer Raoul Kent

“It’s only a matter of realising there are certain basic principles to follow when fighting. When you’re driving a car and you want the car to turn the corner you don’t get out of the car, lift it and carry it around the corner. When you want to control a person you don’t have to fight the whole body. You attack one portion of the body and take control by exerting pain. Everybody responds to pain.” - Raoul Kent

Format: Hardcover, Paperback + eBook
ISBN: 9781921787485
RRP: $29.95


Herbs for Healing by Wendy Trow . Herbs for Healing
Wendy Trow

A beginners guide to growing, storing and using herbs

Herbs for Healing has been written for busy people who just want to know the facts, therefore the layout and alphabetical index are designed to help you locate ailments quickly.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780646560335
RRP: $19.95


In Your Face by Elizabeth McNish . In Your Face
Elizabeth McNish

The magical method of making the move from mediocre to mesmerising
“It is your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude...”
With this piece of home-spun wisdom Elizabeth Macnish begins her guidebook on how to pick yourself off the floor after life has dealt you a stunning blow. Elizabeth writes with the victim’s experience. This gives her advice the aura of present-day reality and good sense and that makes her book worth reading.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921787195
RRP: $24.95


Your Professional Headspace  by Scott Charlton . Your Professional Headspace
Scott Charlton

Achieving career success and personal fulfilment as a professional in practice

Too busy looking after clients to consider yourself? Feel like you're in a washing machine, wrung out at the end of the spin cycle? If so, parking your soul at the door of the office each day and going through the motions is not the answer.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921787553
RRP: $34.95


Stay on Message  by Paul Ritchie . Stay on Message
Paul Ritchie

The spin doctor's guide to effective and authentic communication

Stay on Message reveals the simple yet powerful tools that will allow you to communicate effectively and authentically in a world with unlimited media possibilities.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780980757804
RRP: $32.95


. . The Hollywood Survival Guide
Kym Jackson

Your handbook to becoming a working actor in L.A.

The Hollywood Survival Guide is not only tailored for Aussie actors coming to or in Hollywood, but for actors anywhere who want to become "smart actors" and understand how each facet of the entertainment industry works, and how it affects you as the actor.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9872316-0-4
RRP: $39.95


Accountants - The Natural Trusted Advisors by Colin Dunn . Accountants - The Natural Trusted Advisors
Colin Dunn

Accountants are routinely awarded the accolade of ‘trusted advisor’. Yet many accountants, bogged down with compliance work, spend most of their time writing history instead of helping their clients make history. There has been much talk about how accountants should embrace value based, business improvement services so that they can step up and truly embrace their trusted advisor status. Yet little has been written on how to go about doing that in a way that sits firmly within the accountant’s heartland – the numbers.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922022097
RRP: $34.95


Your Professional Headspace  by Scott Charlton . Accounting Practices Don't Add Up!
Rob Nixon

Why they don’t and what to do about it

The traditional Accounting ‘Practice’ model is outdated. Your clients do not want an accountant who is just an order taker. What they do want is an accounting firm that looks to the future and provides them with timely advice on what they should be doing now to improve their businesses and ultimately to help them achieve their financial and lifestyle goals. If you want to be that firm, you need to read ‘Accounting Practices Don’t Add Up’ to learn how.

Format: Paperback + Hardcover
ISBN: 9781921787355


Advice for a Young Surgeon  by John C. Hall . Advice for a Young Surgeon
John C. Hall

This instructive short book is born from the day-to-day experiences of a successful academic surgeon.

Divided into forty-two concise essays, this small book contains straight forward pragmatic advice about the development of a surgical career. It complements the usual surgical texts and details the hurdles that need to be overcome to be become an expert surgeon. It is full of wisdom borne of experience.

Format: Paperback + eBook
ISBN: 9781922022042
RRP: $24.95


When it's Hit the Fan  by Elizabeth Jane Wilks . When it's Hit the Fan
Elizabeth Jane Wilks

Achieving career success and personal fulfilment as a professional in practice

Being an entrepreneur involves taking risks and Elizabeth Jane Wilks has taken more than most. Riding the initial wave of the dot.com boom in the UK was a brave and foolhardy venture, but for one woman the dream of taking a company to the stock market was a driving passion.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780980757859
RRP: $24.95


Gluten-Free KISS Method of Cooking  by Sandy Koutalis . Gluten Free KISS Method of Cooking
Sandy Koutalis

When cooking gluten-free you must read the fine print on labels. I have garnered an endorsement from the Coeliac Society of Australia with all the recipes in the gluten free kiss method of cooking. Through trial and error I have a selection of recipes that are delightful for everybody, from soups such as vegetable soup to chicken involtini [a good dinner time fare], a creamy yummy baked cheesecake or a simple, tasty tuna bake. Yum for the whole family.

Format: 108pp Spiral Mound A5 210mm x 148mm
ISBN: 9781922022288
RRP: $30.00


KISS Method of Cooking  by Sandy Koutalis . KISS Method of Cooking
Sandy Koutalis

The KISS Method of Cooking has selections for entrée, main meal, desserts and treats to spoil you. The soups are quick, delicious and simple to make. Side dishes include mango with two-minute noodles, sweet potato mash, cheats fried rice and so much more. There is a simple way to make white sauce without lumps in the microwave.

Format: 86pp Spiral Mound A5 210mm x 148mm
ISBN: 9781921787409
RRP: $30.00


Marketing Made Easy for Celebrants  by Anita Revel . Marketing Made Easy for Celebrants
Anita Revel

Boost your bookings with easy and effective marketing methods

Celebrants know how to create and deliver beautiful, personalised ceremonies. But with the ever-growing number of Celebrants in Australia today, getting noticed (and hired!) is the key to making a living from the work you love. As competition increases, only marketing-savvy Celebrants will build a thriving business. Don’t be left behind!

Format: 116pp Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 9780980443967
RRP: $34.95


A World of Myth 
by Nobel M. Pasi . A World of Myth
Nobel M. Pasi

DISMANTLING MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLOABL MIGRANTS

TO COME IN 2014

Format: 182pp Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-1-925086-54-6
RRP: $39.95


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