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27 Jul 2017 | Olivia Fleetwood


The Vandemonian War

Governments and others succeeded in burying the real story of the Vandemonian War for nearly two centuries. And historians failed to see through the myths and lies – until now. This is the story of how the British truly occupied Van Diemen’s Land, deploying regimental soldiers and special forces, armed convicts and mercenaries. In the 1820s and 1830s the British deliberately pushed the Aboriginal people out, driving them to the edge of existence.

Dr Nick Brodie is an historian, archaeologist, and writer. Nick’s previous books, Kin and 1787: The lost chapters of Australia’s beginnings have both been published to critical acclaim.


Halliday Wine Companion 2018

Halliday Wine Companion is recognised as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. The 2018 edition has been completely revised to bring you up to-the-minute information. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes with points, price, value symbol and advice on best-by drinking, as well as each wine’s closure and alcohol content. He provides information about wineries and winemakers, including vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details.


Real Food by Mike

Real Food by Mike reminds us of the age-old truth that we are what we eat. Inspired by the concept of a physic garden, acclaimed chef Mike McEnearney reminds us that everything we put in our bodies has a profound effect on our wellbeing and long-term health, but this doesn’t mean it can’t also be delicious, diverse and indulgent!

Following on from his successful first book, Kitchen by Mike, Mike harnesses the best produce available to bring you fresh, wholesome and incredibly delicious recipes that you’ll want to cook and eat over and over again. Divided into seasons and beautifully photographed and illustrated, Real Food by Mike reminds us of the sometimes lost art of joyful eating.


Alone in a Crowd

Photographer, blogger, art director and fashion enthusiast Giuseppe Santamaria invites us on a journey across four continents to explore men’s street style in eight inspiring cities – New York, Toronto, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Florence and Paris. This striking photographic collection showcases unique men and their styles, from the classic silhouettes of Italian tailoring to the eccentric outfits of Manhattan and downtown Tokyo. Alone In A Crowd is a global sartorial adventure that captures the relationship of place, personality and fashion.


Life of Brine

Life of Brine is the memoir of Phil Jarratt, one of the world’s best-known chroniclers of surfing culture whose lifelong pursuit of the perfect wave has placed him in the midst of some of the most exciting moments in surfing’s modern history.

Jarratt, who has courted controversy in his long career as a journalist, editor and documentarian, pulls no punches as he rides an exhilarating wave of nostalgia from the sixties up until now, through the heady days of drugs, alcohol and excess in Bali and Biarritz and other exotic locations in between. Filled with debauchery, reflection and insight, this is a book that will be devoured by surfers young and old.


Aerial Australia

There's nothing like the thrill of looking out an aeroplane window and seeing the world from above. In Aerial Australia, Nick Rains' photographs reveal Australia as it's rarely seen, revealing a whole new side of its beauty. It offers sweeping views of Australia's cities; dramatic glimpses of its outback sand dunes and epic waterfalls; a new perspective on Australia's coral reefs and coastal fringes, and a new way of looking at Australia's countryside. These hundreds of stunning photographs turn industrial scenes and winding rivers into abstract art. This beautiful keepsake casts Australia's beauty in a whole new light.


An Uncertain Future

In An Uncertain Future, Geoffrey Maslen takes us into the fascinating lives of Australian birds, showing us how intelligent they are, the significant threats they face due to disappearing habitats and climate change and how essential these angels of the air are to our own survival. Soaring through the skies, light as the air itself, birds are the closest creatures we have to angels on the planet. They bring song and beauty to our lives, and they play a significant role in sustaining Earth’s ecosystems. But birds are also facing the threat of extinction. Drawing on numerous interviews with researchers and biologists studying birdlife in Australia and dozens of scientific reports from around the world, Maslen reveals a dire picture of what plummeting bird populations means for humanity.


Think Small

A simple and accessible plan for success, based on six scientifically tested steps that really work. We’re human, we lead very busy lives and we all have frailties that often get in the way of us achieving what we want. By following the six easy steps in this book we can overcome these barriers and achieve our goals. Each of the six steps is clearly explained – why they’re important and how to implement them. Each step has three golden rules to follow, with space to record your progress.

These methods were developed by the Nudge Unit, the team that started life in a small office in 10 Downing Street and has since achieved such resounding success with their approach that there is now a behavioural insights team in every department in Whitehall, as well as offices overseas in New York and Sydney.

Engaging, thought-provoking and informative, this is a self-improvement book that redefines the genre. Based on a scientific understanding of the human mind and written by those responsible for the practical application of behavioural science that supports millions of people worldwide, this could be the most important book you read this year!