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Pastoral Australia

RRP $34.99

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Pastoral Australia tells the story of the expansion of Australia's pastoral industry, how it drove European settlement and involved Aboriginal people in the new settler society. The rural life that once saw Australia "ride on the sheep's back" is no longer what defines Australians, yet it is largely their history as a pastoral nation that has endured in heritage places and which is embedded in their self-image as Australians.

The challenges of sustaining a pastoral industry in Australia make a compelling story of their own. Developing livestock breeds able to prosper in the Australian environment was an ongoing challenge, as was getting wool and meat to market.

Many stock routes, wool stores, abattoirs, wharf facilities, railways, roads, and river and ocean transport systems that were developed to link the pastoral interior with the urban and market infrastructure still survive. Windmills, fences, homesteads, shearing sheds, bores, stock yards, traveling stock routes, bush roads and railheads all changed the look of the country. These features of the landscape are symbols of a pastoral Australia, and of the foundations of a national identity, which will endure long into the future.

Key features
Outlines the history of pastoralism from 1788 to 1967 in an accessible way
Links the history to the many and varied surviving sites and landscape features created by it, which are now part of the heritage
Tells the story of involvement of Aboriginal people in pastoralism, particularly in northern Australia
Puts pastoralism into the context of Australia's development as a nation


Australia: In Bed With A Sheikh!

RRP $20.99

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Irresistible, Seductive Sheikhs - Sarah Hillyard was persuaded to become travelling companion of sheikh Tareq al-Khaima and, as he tries to win her with no promise of commitment, Sarah decides to see how the self-contained Sheikh will react if she turns the tables and becomes the seducer. When Sharif al Kader's betrothed eloped with a pilot, he acted swiftly with all the pride and arrogance of a desert king - abducting the pilot's sister, Leah, as a replacement in the wedding bed! When Emily Ross is imprisoned on Sheikh Zageo's island palace, she will do anything to prove her innocence. If the price is giving herself to him, it's one she'll have to pay...


Australia

RRP $16.95

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Geoff Ross is an acclaimed Australian landscape photographer. From his base in Australia, he travels around the world seeking to capture through his own eyes inspiring photographs of the world's spectacular landscapes. His New Zealand landscape books have become best sellers in their respective categories.

'Australia - A Land of Diversity' is a compact photographic coffee table book which contains 96 pages of colour images showing many notable landscapes of Australia.

The range of images is far reaching across Australia, and the book shows many of the highlights of this often harsh, but unique country. From the tropical beaches, cool high country, stunning waterfalls, fern and palm covered rainforests, to the outback deserts and gorges, Australia has something for everyone. It is a country that one can get totally immersed in, and very few people would not be impressed by its vastness, where you can easily find solitude amongst the nature of your choosing.

This is a book that will appeal to anyone who loves unspoilt natural landscapes.


Travels With Bertha

RRP $41.99

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Before the economy forced Ireland s youth to look to countries afar, Paul Martin made the decision to get out of a mundane job and see the world throughout the 1990s. Thus began the adventure of a lifetime that took him 30,000 kilometers through Australia in a 1978 Ford Falcon station wagon.In August 2011 it was reported that the number of Irish people who received working holiday visas for Australia increased by nearly 50 per cent compared to the previous year. In the current economic climate, Australia seems to be the destination of choice for the many recently emigrated Irish. With their tendency to stay in main cities, particularly Sydney, how much of Australia do they really see?Travels with Bertha is the story of the real Australia. Extending a one-year working holiday visa into thirty months, Paul lived the colorful, precarious and occasionally solitary life of a backpacker in various locations throughout Australia, traveling extensively through every State and Territory in Australia including a trip across the Bass Straits to Tasmania. In this and two other journeys across the continent, he traveled (and slept) in Bertha, encountering many fascinating characters (including the Queensland drug dealer-turned-miner who had blown off all his fingers in repeated work accidents; the Adelaide Aborigine whose Irish uncle, in revenge for Captain Cook, claimed the territory of Britain for Australia from the top of Big Ben; the ex-alcoholic in Tasmania who relayed that his bipolar condition could be traced back to his direct ancestor, King George III; the dying man in the Kimberleys who had witnessed a haunting aboriginal dance gathering in 1925....) and much of Australia s hidden history and landscape. Travels With Bertha is the perfect book for not only those planning on or dreaming about visiting Australia, but also those who have returned and want to relive their years Down Under. A lighthearted travel book with strong historical content, Travels With Bertha details Paul Martin s two years spent traveling through the startling beauty of this most fascinating of continents in a 1978 Ford Falcon station wagon. Guaranteed to give you itchy feet!"


A Guide To Australian Lizards In Captivity

RRP $32.99

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This full colour, 952-page book provides the most comprehensive and detailed account of Australian lizard species on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to all species of Australian lizards???geckos, skinks, dragons and monitors that may be maintained in captivity.

The book is littered with the largest collection of reptile images ever presented, with 2865 images from some of Australia???s finest reptile photographers, many unique to this book and many showing species never before illustrated, including undescribed species and unobserved behaviours. These full colour images show all aspects of sexing, housing, breeding as well as the general appearance of the species within each chapter including dozens of morphotypes of visually variable species.



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