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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two by J.K. Rowling, ISBN: 9780751565355

#1 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two

(Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production

Hardcover

by ( Jul, 2016 )
$41.68 The Nile NZ
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.This Special Rehearsal Edition will be available to purchase until early 2017, after which a Definitive Edition of the script will go on sale.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling, ISBN: 9781408845646
Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic! Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike., When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor., Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated edition) by J.K. Rowling, ISBN: 9781408845653
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Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic! Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling full-colour illustrations in this stunning new edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Breathtaking scenes, dark themes and unforgettable characters - including Dobby and Gilderoy Lockhart - await inside this fully illustrated edition., With paint, pencil and pixels, award-winning illustrator Jim Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this inspired reimagining will captivate fans and new readers alike, as Harry and his friends, now in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, seek out a legendary chamber and the deadly secret that lies at its heart ...
The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape, ISBN: 9780730324218

#4 The Barefoot Investor

The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need

Paperback

by ( Sep, 2016 )
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This is the only money guide you’ll ever need.  That’s a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won’t be overwhelmed with a bunch of ‘tips’ … or a strict budget (that you won’t follow). You’ll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand. This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you’ll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week. You’ll also get the skinny on: Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months Doubling your income using the ‘Trapeze Strategy’ Saving $77,641 and wipe almost seven years off your mortgage Finding a financial advisor who won’t rip you off Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday Why you don’t need $1 million to retire … with the ‘Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy’.   Sound too good to be true? It’s not.  This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies — single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees — who have applied the simple steps in this book and achieved amazing, life-changing results.
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, ISBN: 9780393081084
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J. Kenji Lopez-Alt shows that cooks don't need a state-of-the-art kitchen to cook perfect meals. In a book centred on much-loved dishes, Kenji explores the science behind searing, baking, blanching and roasting., In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-colour images illustrating step-by-step instructions, readers will find out how to make perfect roast turkey with crackling skin, how to make extra fluffy or creamy scrambled eggs and much more. Combining the unrelenting curiosity of a cheerful science geek with the expert knowledge of a practised chef, The Food Lab gives readers practical tools and new approaches to apply when they next step into the kitchen.
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition (includes blue-eyed boy scout elf) by Carol V. Aebersold, ISBN: 9780976990703
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition (includes blue-eyed, light skin tone boy scout elf) Bring the Christmas magic home to your family this year! The original Elf on the Shelf set includes a magical scout elf from the North Pole and a beautiful children’s story book, all in a keepsake gift box. When you adopt this special elf and name him, he receives his Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole—but only when all girls and boys are sound asleep. At the start of each holiday season, the elf returns to his family’s house to be Santa’s eyes and ears, and every night he travels back to the North Pole to report in. Families can register their elf online to receive an official adoption certificate and a special letter from Santa. Set includes boy elf with light skin tone. A timeless Christmas tradition that the whole family can enjoy The Elf on the Shelf comes in light skin tone and dark skin tone boy and girl scout elves Bestseller with over 4 million copies sold A Scout Elf Game Day Jersey is available, sold separately
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Life-Changing Konmari Method by Marie Kondo, ISBN: 9781607749721
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Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo s "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up"has revolutionized homes and lives across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings ofperfectly organized drawers and closets.She also provides advice on frequentlyasked questions, such as whether to keep necessary items that may not bringyou joy. With guidance on specificcategories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, anddigital photos, this comprehensivecompanion is sure to spark joy inanyone who wants to simplify their life.
The Road to Ruin by Niki Savva, ISBN: 9781925321401

#8 The Road to Ruin

How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government

Paperback

by ( Mar, 2016 )
In The Road to Ruin , prominent political commentator, author, and columnist for The Australian Niki Savva reveals the ruinous behaviour of former prime minister Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Based on her unrivalled access to their colleagues, and devastating first-person accounts of what went on behind the scenes, Savva paints an unforgettable picture of a unique duo who wielded power ruthlessly but not well.
Blood Sugar Fix by Michael Mosley, ISBN: 9781780722405

#9 Blood Sugar Fix

Paperback

by ( Dec, 2015 )
Dr Michael Mosley, author of the bestselling 5:2 Fast Diet, reveals a game-changing approach to one of the greatest silent epidemics of our time - raised blood sugar levels. The food we eat today, high in sugar and easily digestible carbohydrates, is not only making us fat, but is putting us at risk of type 2 diabetes, strokes, dementia, cancer and a lifetime on medication. More than a third of adults in the UK now have raised blood sugar levels and most don't know it. In this timely book, Dr Mosley explains why we pile on dangerous abdominal fat and shows us how to shed it, fast. He demolishes common myths, such as the claim that steady weight loss is always better than rapid weight loss and that those who lose weight rapidly will inevitably put it back on. This is a book not just for those at highest risk but for anyone who has struggled with their weight and wants to regain control of their health. "I feel amazing. I have been given another chance at life." Cassie, 28 - lost 20kg. Average weight loss: 14kg in 8 weeks. Includes a detailed 8-week programme with menu plans.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, ISBN: 9781847923677

#10 When Breath Becomes Air

Hardback

by ( Feb, 2016 )
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
Star Wars Art: Ralph Mcquarrie by Ralph McQuarrie, ISBN: 9781419717932
A deluxe two-volume slipcase of conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, posters, book covers, album covers and Lucasfilm holiday cards by the leading Star Wars artist shares insight into how he worked hand-in-hand with Lucas to establish the saga's visual aesthetic. Movie tie-in.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo, ISBN: 9781473501706
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Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie KondoThis is a beautiful hardback edition of Marie Kondo's classic book.Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that for the rest of your life you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard. The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You can also find the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life. For example, you can recognise and finish a bad relationship, stop feeling anxious or finally lose weight.Marie Kondo's method is based on a 'once-cleaned, never-messy-again' approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book. Alternatively, if you want to share The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying with your friends and family this lovely edition is the perfect gift.
The Tarot Cards of Francesco Clemente by Max Seidel, ISBN: 9783777445212
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The work of painter Francesco Clemente has always drawn on many esoteric traditions. He finds inspiration in a variety of visual languages, ranging from the Tantric diagrams of India to the 'Candomble' ceremonial implements of Brazil.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, ISBN: 9781607747307
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This #1"New York Times" best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy (and which don t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire."
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever by Marie Kondo, ISBN: 9780091955106
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Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once - and quickly., After that for the rest of your life you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard. The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change., You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight. Marie Kondo's method is based on a 'once-cleaned, never-messy-again' approach., If you think that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.
The 78-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, ISBN: 9781743535004

#16 The 78-Storey Treehouse

Paperback

by ( Aug, 2016 )
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Join Andy and Terry in their spectacular new 78-storey treehouse. They've added 13 new levels including a drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (9th Edition) by Murray Longmore, ISBN: 9780199609628
Now in its ninth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine continues to be the definitive pocket-friendly guide to medicine. The culmination over 25 years of experience at the bedside and in the community, this handbook is packed with practical advice, wit, and wisdom. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine presents clinical information in a clear way that makes it easy to revise, remember, and implement on the ward. It gives reliable advice on what to do, when to do it, and how to do it, with clinical photographs and diagrams that bring theory to life. Uniquely for a medical text, this book weaves history, literature, art, and philosophy into its survey of medicine, casting new light on the specialties and encouraging the reader to see beyond the practical aspects of medicine and adopt a patient-centred approach to care. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine looks better than ever, with a more modern design and over 600 colour images and illustrations. The History and Examination chapter has been completely revamped with systematic flowcharts and new illustrations so that it better reflects real bedside practice.The index, cross-references, and references have been overhauled to make them even easier to use. Every chapter has been written with supervision from experts in each field to ensure accuracy, and updated to reflect relevant guidelines from the NHS, NICE, the Resuscitation Council and other key professional bodies. Loved and trusted by generations of doctors, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine continues to be an indispensable companion for the practice of modern medicine.
Harry Potter Boxed Set by J.K. Rowling, ISBN: 9781408856772

#18 Harry Potter Boxed Set

: The Complete Collection (Children's Paperback)

Paperback

by ( Oct, 2014 )
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It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON - with brand new children's editions of the classic and internationally bestselling series
How It Works: The Mum by Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris, ISBN: 9780718184216
This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups.
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton, ISBN: 9780241145470

#20 The Course of Love

Hardcover

by ( Apr, 2016 )
Twenty years after his bestselling debut Essays in Love, internationally acclaimed author Alain de Botton returns to fiction with a brilliant new novel about modern relationships What does it mean to live happily ever after? At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet? The answer comes easily - it's a happy story, one they both love to tell. But there is a second part to this story, the answer to a question their friends never ask: what happened next? Rabih and Kirsten find each other, fall in love, get married. Society tells us this is the end of the story. In fact, it is only the beginning. From the first thrill of lust, to the joys and fears of real commitment, to the deep problems that surface slowly over two shared lifetimes, this is the story of a marriage. It is the story of modern relationships and how to survive them. Playful, wise and profoundly moving, The Course of Love is a delightful return to the novel by Alain de Botton, twenty years after his debut Essays in Love.
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak, ISBN: 9781419717802
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Step inside the Lucasfilm art departments for the creation of fantastical worlds, unforgettable characters, and unimaginable creatures. The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take you there, from the earliest gathering of artists and production designers at Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco to the fever pitch of production at Pinewood Studios to the conclusion of post-production at Industrial Light & Magic-all with unprecedented access. Exclusive interviews with the entire creative team impart fascinating insights in bringing director J., J. Abrams's vision to life; unused "blue sky" concept art offers glimpses into roads not traveled. Bursting with hundreds of stunning works of art, including production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and matte paintings, this visual feast will delight Star Wars fans and cineastes for decades to come., The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the definitive expression of how the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga was dreamed into being.ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ABRAMS IN AUTUMN 2016:The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Mark Cotta Vaz. Forewords by J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy.ISBN: 978-1-4197-2022-2
Brukner & Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine by Peter Brukner, ISBN: 9780070998131
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The Bible of Sports Medicine - Now enhanced by a new companion website! Brukner and Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine 4th Edition is the complete practical guide to musculoskeletal medicine and physical therapy, covering all aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity. Extensively revised and expanded by the world's leading sports physicians, this fourth edition continues to set the standard as the pinnacle of current knowledge and practice in sports medicine. At 1,270 pages, 67 chapters and over 1000 full colour images, the fourth edition has 25% more content than the best-selling third edition. All aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity are covered, including the fundamental principles of sports medicine, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, enhancement of sports performance and dealing with special groups of participants. With a focus on clinical relevance, each chapter has been comprehensively reviewed and updated and there are 13 brand new chapters covering hot topics such as challenging hip pain, sudden death in sport, hamstring tear management, sideline emergency care, and the latest in pain science. Led by Peter Brukner (Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, Liverpool Football Club) and Karim Khan (Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver), the 100 strong author team, representing 14 countries around the world, are all renowned experts in their field and have an average of 15 years practical experience. Key Features: - New companion website featuring over 4 hours of assess¬ment and treatment video and audio material which will be updated regularly - 12 months access with book purchase - Comprehensively reviewed and updated featuring an expert international author team - Expanded! Includes 13 new chapters covering topics such as hip pain, military medicine, prevention of sudden cardiac death and the integration of evidence into clinical practice - MORE illustrations than ever before with over 1000 colour photographs demonstrating techniques, exercises and sports injuries and purpose drawn full colour anatomical illustrations - Full colour text design greatly enhances readability of the content while clear colour differentiation for headings and figures ensures ease of use The fourth edition is enhanced by a new companion website featuring Clinical Sports Medicine Masterclasses Online . Readers will gain access to this secure site via a pincode included with the book. The site will include video clips of clinical examinations, interviews with leading experts and will be updated regularly. Brukner and Khan's Clinical Sports Medicine 4E provides excellent value as an authoritative clinical foundation for physiotherapists, medical practitioners, osteopaths, massage therapists, podiatrists, sports/athletic trainers, sports therapists, fitness leaders and athletes. It is widely adopted by students in sports physiotherapy, medicine, and human movement studies/kinesiology.
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss, ISBN: 9781785041273

#23 Tools of Titans

The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Paperback

by ( Dec, 2016 )
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From the author: For the last two years, I’ve interviewed nearly two hundred world-class performers for my podcast,The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview, and the show is on the cusp of passing 100 million downloads. This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met. What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis? I don’t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can’t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I’m not interested. Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration. I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It’s changed my life, and I hope the same for you.”
Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis by Nicholas J Talley, ISBN: 9780729541473
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Suitable for student clinicians, this book addresses the core principles and clinical skills that underpin diagnosis for safe, effective medical practice. It breaks down each body system into a logical framework focusing on the history, clinical examination and correlation between physical signs and disease for each system.
Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee, ISBN: 9781760451486

#25 Do Not Open This Book

Hardcover

by ( Sep, 2016 )
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Please! Whatever you do, DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK! Do Not Open This Book was only ever meant to have one copy printed. Andy wrote it as a surprise for his sister and her husband to celebrate the 1st birthday of their son, George. But we can't let George have all the fun, now can we? From the radio sensation behind Hamish and Andy comes the funiest picture book of year. Now please don't open it!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling, ISBN: 9781408708989
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When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone . ., .Inspired by the original Hogwart's textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best., Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader's bookshelf.The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.
Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford, ISBN: 9781760292362

#27 Fight Like A Girl

Paperback

by ( Oct, 2016 )
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'With wit, insight and glorious, righteous rage, Clementine Ford lays out all the ways in which girls and women are hurt and held back, and unapologetically demands that the world do better. A passionate and urgently needed call to arms, Fight Like A Girl insists on our right to be angry, to be heard and to fight. It'll change lives.' Emily Maguire, author of An Isolated IncidentA friend recently told me that the things I write are powerful for her because they have the effect of making her feel angry instead of just empty. I want to do this for all women and young girls - to take the emptiness and numbness they feel about being a girl in this world and turn it into rage and power. I want to teach all of them how to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. Clementine FordOnline sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. Crucially, it is a call to arms for all women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.Fight Like A Girl will make you laugh, cry and scream. But above all it will make you demand and fight for a world in which women have real equality and not merely the illusion of it.
Eat Vegan - A Cookbook That Happens to Be Vegan by Shannon Martinez, ISBN: 9781743792070
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Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan) ignores convention in favor of plant-based creativity in the kitchen. Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse set out to build a restaurant that’s fun and full of life with a rock and roll vibe, and where good food is served – that happens to be vegan. No shouting about saving the animals. Shannon comes from the perspective of a carnivore and combines science, innovation and whimsical methods to create dishes and flavors that aren’t the norm for vego/vegan food. She instead tries to replicate the tastes and textures of meat that is the opposite of bland, predictable vegan food. Across 7 chapters, including big plates, small plates, salads, sweets, dressings and drinks, Smith & Daughters offers 80+ delicious vegan recipes with a Spanish twist to recreate at home. From 'chorizo' and potato, Spanish 'meatballs' in a saffron almond sauce, chipotle cashew 'cheese', 'tuna' and green pea croquettes to doughnuts, avocado and corn icecream, the recipes give new inventive life to classics that will appeal to meat and vegetarian eaters alike.
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, ISBN: 9780099590088

#29 Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Paperback

by ( May, 2015 )
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PATTERNS OF LIFE: SPECIAL EDITIONS OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE BOOKSPlanet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind’s extraordinary history – from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age – and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.'Unbelievably good. Jaw dropping from the first word to the last' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2
Community by Hetty McKinnon, ISBN: 9781743530405

#30 Community

Paperback

by ( May, 2014 )
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Community is all about sharing good food, giving you endless ideas on delicious salads to serve up for your family, friends and neighbours. These simple, sustainable and healthy recipes feature fresh, seasonal produce and inject colour, life and flair into that most modest of everyday meals: the salad. Rather than being simply sides, Community's salads are meals in their own right, giving vegetables, legumes, herbs and nuts their moment to shine. The recipes in Community are inspired by author Hetty McKinnon's community kitchen, Arthur Street Kitchen, where Hetty single-handedly makes and delivers homemade salads to residents in Surry Hills, Sydney, on Thursday and Friday every week. All by bike! Hetty's salads use only the freshest produce, sourced locally wherever possible. Inspired first and foremost by the seasons, Hetty also takes cues from what she sees, smells and experiences from the world around her. At the heart of every dish is a core vegetable, around which a thoughtful culinary story is built, resulting in honest, inventive and hearty salads that deliver big, punchy flavours.
Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner, ISBN: 9781925355369

#31 Everywhere I Look

Paperback

by ( Apr, 2016 )
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I pedal over to Kensington just after dark. As I roll along the lane towards the railway underpass, a young Asian woman on her way home from the station walks out of the tunnel towards me. After she passes there's a stillness, a moment of silent freshness that feels like spring. Helen Garner is one of Australia's greatest writers. Her short non-fiction has enormous range. Spanning fifteen years of work, Everywhere I Look is a book full of unexpected moments, sudden shafts of light, piercing intuition, flashes of anger and incidental humour. It takes us from backstage at the ballet to the trial of a woman for the murder of her newborn baby. It moves effortlessly from the significance of moving house to the pleasure of re-reading Pride and Prejudice. Everywhere I Look includes Garner's famous and controversial essay on the insults of age, her deeply moving tribute to her mother and extracts from her diaries, which have been part of her working life for as long as she has been a writer. Everywhere I Look glows with insight. It is filled with the wisdom of life.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, ISBN: 9780718157838

#32 Me Before You

Paperback

by ( Jan, 2012 )
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THE MAJOR FILM AND NO. 1 BESTSELLING NOVEL LOVED AROUND THE WORLDWill needed Lou as much as she needed him, but will her love be enough to save his life?Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home., She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun teashop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live., He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.*LOU CLARK'S STORY CONTINUES IN AFTER YOU AND THE BRAND-NEW BOOK STILL ME*Praise for Me Before You:'You simply have to read it' Closer 'Magical and heartbreaking . ., . Waterproof mascara essential' Marie Claire 'A triumph' Elle'A timeless love story' Red
Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe, ISBN: 9781922142436

#33 Dark Emu

Paperback

by ( Mar, 2014 )
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Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources.
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton, ISBN: 9780241145487

#34 The Course of Love

Paperback

by ( Apr, 2016 )
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The long-awaited and beguiling second novel from Alain de Botton that tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a romantic partnership, from the internationally bestselling author of "On Love" and "How Proust Can Change Your Life." We all know the headiness and excitement of the early days of love. But what comes after? In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children but no long-term relationship is as simple as happily ever after. "The Course of Love" is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence. You experience, along with Rabih and Kirsten, the first flush of infatuation, the effortlessness of falling into romantic love, and the course of life thereafter. Interwoven with their story and its challenges is an overlay of philosophy an annotation and a guide to what we are reading. This is a Romantic novel in the true sense, one interested in exploring how love can survive and thrive in the long term. The result is a sensory experience fictional, philosophical, psychological that urges us to identify deeply with these characters, and to reflect on his and her own experiences in love. Fresh, visceral, and utterly compelling, "The Course of Love" is a provocative and life-affirming novel for everyone who believes in love."
Learning Fun Bumper Book! by No Author, ISBN: 9780603569654

#35 Learning Fun Bumper Book!

Paperback

by ( Apr, 2014 )
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Suitable for children learning to read, write and begin to learn numbers and simple maths, this book includes notes to help parents guide their children.
The Hogwarts Library Boxed Set by J. K. Rowling, ISBN: 9781408834824
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A highly collectable hardback boxed set from the world of Harry Potter - containing handsome new editions of Quidditch Through the Ages , Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (both in hardback for the first time) and The Tales of Beedle the Bard . The Hogwarts Library is an essential collection for any wizard or Muggle home. Eager seekers of wizard learning will find within a treasure trove of magical facts, additional notes from the esteemed Professor Albus Dumbledore, and illustrations from J.K. Rowling. Purchasers can be reassured that two charities important to J.K. Rowling - Comic Relief and Lumos - will benefit from the sale of each set. These editions are exclusively available in this boxed set.
Harry Potter Hardcover Boxed Set: Books #1-7 by J. K. Rowling, ISBN: 9780545044257
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Collects all seven adventures of Harry Potter and his friends during their years at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, ISBN: 9781455539741

#38 Hamilton

Hardcover

by ( Apr, 2016 )
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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable perfor­mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond­heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi­dent Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, ISBN: 9781447294832

#39 A Little Life

Paperback

by ( Mar, 2016 )
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The 700-or-so pages of A Little Life that took Japanese-American author Hanya Yanagihara 18 months to write, open in a somewhat jaunty and recognisable manner: introducing four bright young things as they graduate college, their sights trained on big New York City careers. Christian Lorentzen, in the London Review of Books, wrote that the characters "seem like stereotypical middle-class strivers plucked out of 1950s cinema", and indeed they slip into these careers somewhat easily, becoming a successful actor, painter, architect and lawyer. But soon the novel darkens, it jars and then it appals, becoming less about the four young men and more particularly about one of them: the one who won’t tell of why he limps, why he doesn’t have relationships, why he cuts. The one who won’t tell of his ugly childhood and why he fears he will never escape its horrors. Yanagihara should be commended for creating a book that, despite being a shattering and difficult read, became a bestseller, was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2015 and won the Kirkus Prize in Fiction.
Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath, ISBN: 9781595620156

#40 Strengths Finder 2.0

Hardcover

by ( Feb, 2007 )
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DO YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO WHAT YOU DO BEST EVERY DAY? Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than five years on bestseller lists and ignited a global conversation, while StrengthsFinder helped millions discover their top five talents. In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment. While you can read this book in one sitting, you'll use it as a reference for decades. Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself - and the world around you - forever. Available exclusively through the unique access code included in StrengthsFinder 2.0: A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment, a personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week, month and year, 50 Ideas for Action (10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes) and the redesigned StrengthsFinder 2.0 companion website.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by American Psychiatric Association, ISBN: 9780890425541
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This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. This manual, which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders, includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists. DSM-5 is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.
Murtagh's General Practice by John Murtagh, ISBN: 9781743760031

#42 Murtagh's General Practice

Hardcover

by ( Oct, 2015 )
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John Murtagh's General Practice 6th Edition is the book for all GPs, registrar and student GPs. This text is widely recognized as the most influential publication for general practice and primary health care. Updates are key in maintaining John Murtagh's reputation for having the best clinical content for GP education and reference. John Murtagh's General Practice 6th Edition gives a whole view of GP, considering skills such as communication as well as diagnosis. With detailed explanations of diagnoses accompanied by illustrations and diagrams to provide clear explanations, this book provides detailed descriptions with background and anatomical information. Exciting New Features in this edition: Approximately 30% of the book in total has been revised and updated; The book's contents have been restructured for a more logical topic flow; Several chapters have been heavily revised or are new.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) by Project Management Institute, ISBN: 9781935589679
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK (R) Guide ) - Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognised standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organisational results. A tenth Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities., Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management. These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans is integrated through the overall project management plan.
I Love Mum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, ISBN: 9780141363905
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This beautiful little gift book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect way to say 'I love you, Mum!'Mum . . . you lift me up . . . and hold me close . . . even when I'm snappy . . . that's why I love you, Mum! Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of love and all the ways to tell your mum how much you care. This delightful little book features Eric Carle's bright and distinctive artwork of animal mums and babies - from giraffes and crocodiles to bears and penguins - with The Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, or any day you want to say . . . I love you, Mum!%%%Mum . . . you lift me up . . . and hold me close . . . even when I'm snappy . . . that's why I love you, Mum! Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a celebration of love and all the ways to tell your mum how much you care. This delightful little book features Eric Carle's bright and distinctive artwork of animal mums and babies - from giraffes and crocodiles to bears and penguins - with The Very Hungry Caterpillar making an appearance alongside each one. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, or any day you want to say . . . I love you, Mum!
The Tenses of the English Language: abridged version 1.1 by Max Brown, ISBN: 9781781484104
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'The Tenses of the English Language: Abridged Version 1.1': (1) explains the usage and shows the structure of the tenses of the English language; (2) elucidates the types of verbs, i.e. the main verbs, the auxiliary verbs, the modal verbs, and the participles; (3) describes the difference between the dynamic verbs and the static verbs, and the difference between the active voice and the passive voice; (4) gives somewhat 700 sentence-examples that are supposed to enhance and facilitate the basic understanding of the tenses; (5) introduces the enhanced Timeline Table that visually represents the usage of the tense; and (6) offers a full, contemporary, tabulated list of the irregular verbs.
The Australian National Dictionary: Australian Words and Their Origins - 2 Volumes  A-L and M-Z by Bruce Moore, ISBN: 9780195550269
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The Australian National Dictionary 2e is the only comprehensive, historically based record of the words and meanings that make up Australian English. As the dictionary maps the history of Australian words, it is also a lexical map of Australian history and culture.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, ISBN: 9781784161101

#47 The Girl on the Train

Paperback

by ( May, 2016 )
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THE RUNAWAY SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR, NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING EMILY BLUNT. "Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night., The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect". (Stephen King). Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning., She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them., Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking., It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar., Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...
Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver, ISBN: 9780718178444

#48 Super Food Family Classics

Hardcover

by ( Jul, 2016 )
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Freshen up your family favourites and expand your recipe repertoire to make your weekly menu something to shout about Sneak in extra veg with Squash Mac 'N' Cheese and enjoy a no-arguments family dinner with Chicken Fajitas, Smoky Dressed Aubergines & Peppers. When you need a no-fuss meal on the table fast try Chicken Goujons or Pasta Pesto, or get ahead with freezer-friendly Jumbo Fish Fingers or Proper Chicken Nuggets. Use ingredients you know the family already love in new, exciting ways, with Sweet Potato Fish Cakes or Chocolate Porridge., Every recipe is tried and tested, has clear and easy-to-understand nutritional information on the page, including the number of veg and fruit portions in each dish, plus there's a bumper back-section packed with valuable advice on everything from cooking with kids and tackling fussy eaters, to good gut health, the importance of fibre, budgeting and of course, getting more of the good stuff into your family's diet. If you're looking for fresh ideas and an easy way to make healthy eating a part of everyday family life, Jamie's Super Food Family Classics is the book for you. 'Brilliant recipes' Mail on Sunday'Our failsafe foodie of choice' Sunday Times'Jamie Oliver is great - I'd put him in charge of the country' Guardian
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe, ISBN: 9781473620919
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It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words.Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button?In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why.
Sociological Perspectives on Media Piracy in the Philippines and Vietnam 2016 by Vivencio O. Ballano, ISBN: 9789812879202
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This book addresses the persistence of the optical media piracy trade in the Philippines and Vietnam. It goes beyond arguments of defective law enforcement and copyright legal systemsby applyingsociological perspectives to examine the socio-economic forces behind the advent of piracy in the region. Usingdocumentary and ethnographic data, in addition to resistance and ecological theories in sociology of law and technology as the overall theoretical framework, the book investigates factors that contribute to this phenomenonand factors that impede the full formalization of the optical media trade in the two countries. These factors include the government s attitude towards the informal sector and strong resistance to tougher IPR protection, unstable and sometimes conflicting policies on technologies, burdensome business registration process and weak enforcement of business regulations, bureaucratic corruption and loopholes in law enforcement system as well as trade ties with China. In addition to that, the book highlights the social background of the actors behind the illegal business of counterfeit CDs and DVDs, thereby explaining the reasons they continue to persist in this type of trade. It invites policymakers, law enforcers, advocates of anti-piracy groups, and the general public to use a more holistic lens in understanding the persistence of copyright piracy in developing countries, shifting the blame from the moral defect of the traders to the current problematic copyright policy and enforcement structure, and the difficulty of crafting effective anti-piracy measures in a constantly evolving and advancing technological environment."
My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, Book One) by Elena Ferrante, ISBN: 9781925240009
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My friendship with Lila began the day we decided to go up the dark stairs that led, step after step, flight after flight, to the door of Don Achille's apartment... I waited to see if Lila would have second thoughts and turn back. I knew what she wanted to do; I had hoped that she would forget about it, but in vain. My Brilliant Friend is a ravishing, wonderfully written novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime. The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, sometimes to their own detriment, as each discovers more about who she is and suffers or delights in the throes of their intense friendship. There is a piercing honesty about Ferrante's prose that makes My Brilliant Friend a compulsively readable portrait of two young women, and also the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country.
Human Anatomy & Physiology by Elaine N. Marieb, ISBN: 9780321927040
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringA&P does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringA&P search for ISBN-10: 0321927028/ISBN-13: 9780321927026 . That package includes ISBN-10: 0321927044/ISBN-13: 9780321927040 and ISBN-10: 0133997022/ISBN-13: 9780133997026. MasteringA&P should only be purchased when required by an instructor. "For the two-semester A&P course." Setting the Standard for Innovation in A&P "Human Anatomy & Physiology " has launched the careers of more than three million healthcare professionals. With the newly revised Tenth Edition, Marieb and Hoehnintroduce a clear pathway through A&P that helps students and instructors focus on key concepts and make meaningful connections. Each chapter opens with a visual Chapter Roadmap that guides students through the material and shows how concepts are related within and across chapters. The new modular organization makes key concepts more readily apparent and understandable to students, and new videos help students see why the content matters in their course as well as their future careers. As students master important concepts and follow a clear path through chapter content, the expanded suite of learning tools in the book and in MasteringA&P ensure they don t get lost along the way. Also Available with MasteringA&P (r) This title is also available with MasteringA&P an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with t
Harry Potter Boxed Set: The Complete Collection (Children's Hardback) by J.K. Rowling, ISBN: 9781408856789
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It's time to PASS THE MAGIC ON - with brand new children's editions of the classic and internationally bestselling series
Best Kitchen Basics by Mark Best, ISBN: 9781742709802

#54 Best Kitchen Basics

A Chef's Compendium for Home

Hardcover

by ( Mar, 2016 )
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Best Kitchen Basics beats the revolutionary drum in the domestic kitchen - no longer are high-end techniques or recipes the sole domain of multi-award-winning restaurants like Best's Sydney fine diner Marque and his bistros Pei Modern in Melbourne and Sydney. Here, Mark Best breaks it down, putting the individual elements of each recipe into the home cook's hands and empowering them to think differently. It includes 100 original recipes built around 30 accessible ingredients - from eggplant to pumpkin to chocolate and eggs. Best Kitchen Basics ups the ante on the familiar. Best insists that it is not a question of luxurious ingredients, simply the knowledge and wherewithal to unlock the beauty of some of the most basic elements of cooking. He says a good cook can compose a menu walking through a supermarket. A purple salad onion has its own beauty, for example, and in good hands can be elevated beyond the ordinary. Or a parsnip usually relegated to the roasting pan or soup pot can sing as a dessert when transformed with common builder's lime. In the case of pumpkin, he starts with a basic recipe for the ubiquitious but much-loved pumpkin soup. Explanation of basic principles and detailed technique deliver a superior version. The next step is a pumpkin custard, sweet or savoury, and requiring a little more application. And then, for the enthusiastic cook with a little more time on their hands, a pumpkin ravioli in pumpkin consomme.
Wasteland Apocalyptic EditionVolume 5 by Antony Johnston, ISBN: 9781620102763
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The award-nominated sci-fi epic concludes in this final deluxe hardcover, as Christopher Mitten returns to Wasteland! Michael, Abi, and Thomas have found A-Ree-Yass-I at last. Now its secrets will be exposed and the truth of the Big Wet must be told! Collecting issues #53-60, this beautiful volume brings a close to the epic story and also includes scripts, design sketches, covers, and more from creators Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten. by Christopher Mitten, Antony Johnston
Annihilation Omnibus by Hachette Australia, ISBN: 9780785188896

#56 Annihilation Omnibus

Hardcover

by ( May, 2014 )
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Marvel's cosmic superstars return in explosive, widescreen sci-fi style! Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, has declared war! And as his unstoppable Annihilation Wave swarms into the Marvel Universe, demolishing all in its path, only a handful of heroes can resist the destruction! As Nova learns the ways of war from Drax the Destroyer, the Silver Surfer seeks out his former master Galactus for aid, the Super-Skrull fights for his son's life and Ronan the Accuser faces Gamora and her woman warriors! Nova and Quasar's army leads the charge, but as heroes fall and Annihilus rises, the universe's one remaining hope may be Thanos, the Mad Titan! COLLECTING: Drax the Destroyer 1-4, Annihilation: Prologue, Annihilation: Nova 1-4, Annihilation: Silver Surfer 1-4, Annihilation: Super-Skrull 1-4, Annihilation: Ronan 1-4, Annihilation 1-6, Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus 1-2, Annihilation: Nova Corps Files
Amazinger Face by Zoe Foster Blake, ISBN: 9780670078233

#57 Amazinger Face

Paperback

by ( Jun, 2016 )
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Fully revised and updated! Over 60 new pages! New longer title!Sometimes a lady just needs to know the most flattering lipstick for her skin tone, or how to correctly use sunscreen, or a very quick hairstyle to conceal her unwashed hair. And there's no reason she shouldn't know which foundation or mascara is best for her, either.All the answers are here, in this top-to-toe beauty extravaganza. Former Cosmopolitan and Harper's BAZAAR beauty director, and the founder of Go-To skin care, Zoë Foster Blake suggests makeup colours and brands for every occasion; useful, practical skin care routines and products for every age; and step-by-step instructions for winged eyeliner, arresting red lips, foolproof tanning, simple updos, sexy-second-day hair, and much, much more . . .
Empire of Storms (book # 5, Throne of Glass series) by Sarah J. Maas, ISBN: 9781408872895
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Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe and fans will be left breathless as kingdoms collide in this instalment of the epic New York Times bestselling series. The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? Contains mature content. Not suitable for younger readers.
Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, ISBN: 9780984782857
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Cracking the Coding Interview : 189 Programming Questions and Solutions
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, ISBN: 9781447299370

#60 Our Souls at Night

Mass Market Paperback

by ( May, 2016 )
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'I loved Our Souls at Night' David NichollsThis is a love story. A story about growing old with grace.Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for years. Now they both live alone, their houses empty of family, their quiet nights solitary., Then one evening Addie pays Louis a visit.Their brave adventures form the beating heart of Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf's exquisite final novel.
Secret Garden Artist's Edition: A Pull-Out and Frame Colouring Book by Johanna Basford, ISBN: 9781780677309
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From the publisher that brought you the hugely successful Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest - this special artist’s edition features 20 beautiful, pull-out art prints for colouring in. Colouring fans of all ages will enjoy immersing themselves in a selection of the most popular artworks from the original book, now presented in a new, large-scale format for maximum colouring enjoyment. Each detailed illustration is printed on high-quality card and can be removed easily for framing or craft projects.
Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Core Set by Fantasy Flight Games, ISBN: 9781616613761
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Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Game recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!  The Star Wars X-Wing starter set includes everything you need to begin your battles, such as scenarios, cards, and fully assembled and painted ships. What's more, Star Wars: X-Wing's quick-to-learn ruleset establishes the foundation for a system that can be expanded with your favorite ships and characters from the Star Wars universe. Age 14+ Players 2 Play Time: 20+ Mins
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben, ISBN: 9781771642484
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n up-to-date research and engaging forester stories to reveal how trees nurture each other and communicate, outlining the life cycles of "tree families" that support mutual growth, share nutrients and contribute to a resilient ecosystem. Illustrations.
Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver, ISBN: 9780718181239

#64 Everyday Super Food

Hardcover

by ( Aug, 2015 )
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'Jamie Oliver is great - I'd put him in charge of the country' Guardian'Packed with vitamins, bursting with flavour: irresistible new recipes from Jamie Oliver' Sunday TimesJamie's Everyday Super Food makes eating well exciting, delicious, easy and fun.No matter how busy you are, you'll find that healthy eating the Jamie way is both straightforward and achievable, making it super easy to choose exactly the kind of meals that suit you.The book is divided into breakfasts (up to 400 calories), lunches (up to 600 calories) and dinners (up to 600 calories), and every tasty meal is nutritionally balanced so that any combination over the day will bring you in under your recommended daily allowance of calories (2000 women/2,500 men), allowing you to enjoy snacks and drinks on the side. 'The healthy recipes that helped Jamie lose two stone' Sunday TimesYou can eat Smoothie Pancakes with Berries, Banana, Yoghurt and Nuts for breakfast, Tasty Fish Tacos with Game-Changing Kiwi, Lime and Chilli Salsa for lunch and Griddled Steak and Peppers with Herby-Jewelled Tabbouleh Rice for dinner, and still be healthy! Whether you dip in and out of it, eat from the book Monday to Friday or use it faithfully every day for a month, it's totally up to you.'Our failsafe foodie of choice' Sunday TimesIn Everyday Super Food, Jamie's done all the hard work for you - all you need to do is choose a delicious recipe, cook it up and, most importantly, enjoy it.Every meal in this book is a good choice and will bring you a step closer to a healthier, happier you.%%%Jamie's Everyday Super Food makes eating well exciting, delicious, easy and fun.No matter how busy you are, you'll find that healthy eating the Jamie way is both straightforward and achievable, making it super easy to choose exactly the kind of meals that suit you.The book is divided into breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and every tasty meal is nutritionally balanced so that any combination over the day will bring you in under your recommended daily allowance of calories, allowing you to enjoy snacks and drinks on the side. You can eat Smoothie Pancakes with Berries, Banana, Yoghurt and Nuts for breakfast, Tasty Fish Tacos with Game-Changing Kiwi, Lime and Chilli Salsa for lunch and Griddled Steak and Peppers with Herby-Jewelled Tabbouleh Rice for dinner, and still be healthy! Whether you dip in and out of it, eat from the book Monday to Friday or use it faithfully every day for a month, it's totally up to you.In Everyday Super Food, Jamie's done all the hard work for you - all you need to do is choose a delicious recipe, cook it up and, most importantly, enjoy it.Every meal in this book is a good choice and will bring you a step closer to a healthier, happier you.%%%'Packed with vitamins, bursting with flavour: irresistible new recipes from Jamie Oliver' Sunday TimesJamie's Everyday Super Food makes eating well exciting, delicious, easy and fun.No matter how busy you are, you'll find that healthy eating the Jamie way is both straightforward and achievable, making it super easy to choose exactly the kind of meals that suit you.The book is divided into breakfasts (up to 400 calories), lunches (up to 600 calories) and dinners (up to 600 calories), and every tasty meal is nutritionally balanced so that any combination over the day will bring you in under your recommended daily allowance of calories (2000 women/2,500 men), allowing you to enjoy snacks and drinks on the side. 'The healthy recipes that helped Jamie lose two stone' Sunday TimesYou can eat Smoothie Pancakes with Berries, Banana, Yoghurt and Nuts for breakfast, Tasty Fish Tacos with Game-Changing Kiwi, Lime and Chilli Salsa for lunch and
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, ISBN: 9781471157790

#65 Born to Run

Hardcover

by ( Sep, 2016 )
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'Writing about yourself is a funny business...But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this.' -Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humour and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger and darkness that fuelled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as 'The Big Bang': seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candour, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song 'Born to Run' reveals more than we previously realized. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star's memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs ('Thunder Road', 'Badlands', 'Darkness on the Edge of Town', 'The River', 'Born in the U.S.A.', 'The Rising', and 'The Ghost of Tom Joad', to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen's autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling, ISBN: 9781408803011
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An entertaining companion to the Harry Potter books, written by J.K. Rowling. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an extensive introduction to magical beasts familiar from the Harry Potter books and others we haven't yet met. Includes information about beasts which can be found in Australia and New Zealand and what they eat.
Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings by Leonie Arthur, ISBN: 9780170264105
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Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to documenting childrens learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum.
Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey, ISBN: 9781760154271

#68 Pig the Elf

Hardcover

by ( Oct, 2016 )
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No one loves Christmas more than Pig. And the world’s greediest Pug will stay up all night to get his presents!
Napoleon's Roads by David Brooks, ISBN: 9780702253911

#69 Napoleon's Roads

Mass Market Paperback

by ( Jan, 2016 )
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‘What are the crimes of love, anyway, but fragments of passion broken from their moorings, evidence of a kind of shipwreck? (But what kind of ship? Where was it? What was its name?) Or crows, a flock of them, high in the air, fighting against a wind that no-one can see.’ David Brooks' mastery of the written word is both evocative and compelling in this, his fourth collection of stories and his first in almost twenty years. These pieces capture unforgettable images of streetscapes and heartscapes, grappling with concepts of time and memory, tenderness, morality, creativity and solitude. Profound and illuminating, Napoleon’s Roads is a celebration of the rich possibility of language and expression from one of the finest poets and prose stylists in contemporary Australian literature.
Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook by Wizards of the Coast, ISBN: 9780786965601
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Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game  The Player’s Handbook® is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons® roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more.   Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D® races and classes.   Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.   The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1 by Robert Kirkman, ISBN: 9781607060765
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Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection! Collects The Walking Dead #1-48. This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC: over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman''s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes'' waking up alone in a hospital, to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel''s farm, and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot: The Governor. In a world ruled by the dead, we are finally forced to finally start living.
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass novel #5) by Sarah J. Maas, ISBN: 9781619636071
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Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas's epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series. The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't. With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what -- and who -- to sacrifice if she's to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.
The True Cuisine of Florence: Food and Stories from the Renaissance City by Emiko Davies, ISBN: 9781743790038
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Florentine is a collection of recipes and photographs from Tuscany's capital. Emiko Davies draws on her lived experience of traditional Florentine cuisine to share recipes that transport readers to the piazzas of Florence. From her torta di mele - a reassuringly nonna-esque apple cake - to ravioli pera e ricotta - mouthwateringly buttery pear and ricotta ravioloni - allow yourself to be taken on a culinary tour through the city. Florentine is a unique stroll through the city's streets, past pastry shops bustling with espresso-sippers, hole-in-the-wall wine bars, busy food vans and lunchtime trattorias, to reveal why the people of Florence remain proudly attached to their unchanging cuisine - a cuisine that tells the unique story of its city, dish by dish. From the morning ritual of la pasticceria (the pastry shop) and il forno (the bakery), the tantalising fresh produce of il mercato (the market) and il maccellaio (the butcher) through to the romance of la trattoria, Davies expertly guides food lovers through the Renaissance city. Be swept up in the atmosphere of Florence's street food scene with a few bites of crunchy crostini with fig compote and prosciutto, or savour a silky gelato of hazelnut and crema. With a nod to Florence's rich history, Florentine offers some much-loved traditional dishes, such as schiacciata fiorentina (orange and vanilla cake), apricot jam crostata (apricot jam pie), piselli alla fiorentina (peas cooked in tomato sauce) and cinghiale con le olive (stewed wild boar with olives). Seasons and long-held food traditions play an important role in the Tuscan kitchen and this is reflected in every Florentine menu, bakery window or market stall. Davies says that one of the things living in Tuscany has taught her is that there is no such thing as Italian cuisine; rather, Florentine is about offering readers a local's perspective on one of the country's 20 regional cuisines. In this case, the one that has won her heart.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, ISBN: 9780008138301
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WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II ‘Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.’ For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth. In this magnificent, deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.
Sing Fox to Me by Sarah Kanake, ISBN: 9781922213679

#75 Sing Fox to Me

Paperback

by ( Feb, 2016 )
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In 1986, the year the Tasmanian tiger is officially declared extinct, fourteen-year-old Samson and his twin brother Jonah travel from the Sunshine Coast to the wild back country of west Tasmania to live on a mountain with a granddad they've never met. Clancy is a beat-up old man who breaks brumbies, hunts tigers, and has spent four years hunting for his missing daughter, River. The resentful, brooding Jonah, and sunny-tempered Samson, who has Down syndrome, feel very lost. The mountain isn't their home but they become entranced, in different ways, with their surroundings. While Samson finds delight all around, Jonah develops a dark obsession that ties in with Clancy's desire to bring River home. There's something out there in the bush, something that seems set on tearing this family to pieces. Sing Fox to Me is a story built from lost and stolen children, Tasmanian tigers, missing animals, Down syndrome and parents who run away. It is the symphony of three howling male voices, each hoping to find the right pack and live comfortably in their own skin.
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 by J. K. Rowling, ISBN: 9780545162074
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Now for the first time ever, J.K. Rowling’s seven bestselling Harry Potter books are available in a stunning paperback boxed set! The Harry Potter series has been hailed as "one for the ages" by Stephen King and "a spellbinding saga’ by USA Today. And most recently, The New York Times called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the "fastest selling book in history." This is the ultimate Harry Potter collection for Harry Potter fans of all ages!
Supernormal by Andrew McConnell, ISBN: 9781743791325

#77 Supernormal

Paperback

by ( Nov, 2015 )
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In Supernormal: The Cookbook — the cookbook based on the restaurant of the same name — Andrew, owner and head chef, takes home cooks into the kitchen of his hugely popular pan-Asian eatery. Across eight chapters, he shares something of the McConnell magic, as well as menus for fans who aspire to a Supernormal-worthy spread at home. This alongside photographs from Earl Carter – who offers a behind-the-scenes take on the restaurant and its characters, as well as scenes from Tokyo, a long-time source of inspiration for McConnell and his Flinders Lane eating house.
A Murder Without Motive - The Killing of Rebecca Ryle by Martin McKenzie-Murray, ISBN: 9781925321357
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In 2004, the body of a young Perth woman was found on the grounds of a primary school. Her name was Rebecca Ryle. The killing would mystify investigators, lawyers, and psychologists — and profoundly rearrange the life of the victim's family. It would also involve the author's family, because his brother knew the man charged with the murder. For years, the two had circled each other suspiciously, in a world of violence, drugs, and rotten aspirations. A Murder Without Motive is a police procedural, a meditation on suffering, and an exploration of how the different parts of the justice system make sense of the senseless. It is also a unique memoir: a mapping of the suburbs that the author grew up in, and a revelation of the dangerous underbelly of adolescent ennui. 'A writer of exceptional moral heft . . . He feels and is felt on every page.' Erik Jensen, author of Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen 'At the time of her death, one man stripped away Rebecca Ryle's dignity. In some small way, those involved in the telling of this story have reinstated that dignity with love, thoughtfulness, and a passion to challenge the status quo.' Ken Lay, former Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police
Fever at Dawn by Peter Gardos, ISBN: 9781925240771

#79 Fever at Dawn

Paperback

by ( Jan, 2016 )
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'A magnificent novel, tonally flawless, its humour defiant in the face of vast tragedy.' Joan London Twenty-five-year-old Holocaust survivor Miklós is being shipped from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp to Gotland, Sweden, to receive treatment at the Larbro Hospital. Here he is sentenced to death again: he is diagnosed with tuberculosis and his doctor informs him that he has six months to live. But Miklós decides to wage war on his own fate: he writes 117 letters to 117 Hungarian girls, all of whom are being treated in the Swedish camps, with the aim of eventually choosing a wife from among them. Two hundred kilometres away, in another Swedish rehabilitation camp, nineteen-year-old Lili receives Miklós's letter. Since she is bedridden for three weeks due to a serious kidney problem, out of boredom — and curiosity — she decides to write back. The slightly formal exchange of letters becomes increasingly intimate. When the two finally manage to meet, they fall in love and are determined to marry, despite the odds that are against them. Based on the original letters written by Miklós and Lili (ninety-six altogether), Fever at Dawn is a tale of passion, striving, and betrayal; true and false friendships; doubt and faith; and the redeeming power of love.
Quiet by Susan Cain, ISBN: 9780141029191

#80 Quiet

The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking

Paperback

by ( Jan, 2013 )
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Quiet by Susan Cain will change how you think about introverts foreverA Sunday Times and New York Times BestsellerOur lives are driven by a fact that most of us can't name and don't understand. It defines who our friends and lovers are, which careers we choose, and whether we blush when we're embarrassed.That fact is whether we're an introvert or an extrovert.The introvert/extrovert divide is the most fundamental dimension of personality. And at least a third of us are on the introverted side., Some of the world's most talented people are introverts. Without them we wouldn't have the Apple computer, the theory of relativity and Van Gogh's sunflowers.Yet extroverts have taken over. Shyness, sensitivity and seriousness are often seen as being negative., Introverts feel reproached for being the way they are.In Quiet, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths.Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.'I can't get Quiet out of my head. It is an important book - so persuasive and timely and heartfelt it should inevitably effect change in schools and offices' Jon Ronson, The Guardian 'Susan Cain's Quiet has sparked a quiet revolution., In our booming culture, hers is a still, small voice that punches above its weight. Perhaps rather than sitting back and asking people to speak up, managers and company leaders might lean forward and listen' Megan Walsh, The Times 'Quiet is a very timely book, and Cain's central thesis is fresh and important. Maybe the extrovert ideal is no longer as powerful as it was; perhaps it is time we all stopped to listen to the still, small voice of calm' Daisy Goodwin, The Sunday Times Susan Cain is the owner of The Negotiation Company, a firm that trains people in negotiation and communication skills., Her clients include Merrill Lynch, Standard & Poor, University of Chicago Business School and many of the US's most powerful law firms. She previously practiced corporate law for seven years with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. She lives in New York with her husband and two sons., www.ThePowerOfIntroverts.com
The Good People by Hannah Kent, ISBN: 9781743534908

#81 The Good People

Paperback

by ( Sep, 2016 )
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The fires on the hills smouldered orange as the women left, pockets charged with ashes to guard them from the night. Watching them fade into the grey fall of snow, Nance thought she could hear Maggie’s voice. A whisper in the dark. “Some folk are born different, Nance. They are born on the outside of things, with a skin a little thinner, eyes a little keener to what goes unnoticed by most. Their hearts swallow more blood than ordinary hearts; the river runs differently for them.” Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheál. The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of gossips, has kept the child hidden from those who might see in his deformity evidence of otherworldly interference. Unable to care for the child alone, Nóra hires a fourteen-year-old servant girl, Mary, who soon hears the whispers in the valley about the blasted creature causing grief to fall upon the widow’s house. Alone, hedged in by rumour, Mary and her mistress seek out the only person in the valley who might be able to help Micheál. For although her neighbours are wary of her, it is said that old Nance Roche has the knowledge. That she consorts with Them, the Good People. And that only she can return those whom they have taken…
The North Water by Ian McGuire, ISBN: 9781471151255

#82 The North Water

Paperback

by ( Feb, 2016 )
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A 19th-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp and highly original tale that grips like a thriller. Behold the man: stinking, drunk, brutal and bloodthirsty, Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaling ship bound for the hunting waters of the Arctic Circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money and no better option than to embark as ship's medic on this violent, filthy, ill-fated voyage. In India during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which a man can stoop and imagined he'd find respite on the Volunteer, but now, trapped in the wooden belly of the ship with Drax, he encounters pure evil and is forced to act. As the true purposes of the expedition become clear, the confrontation between the two men plays out in the freezing darkness of an Arctic winter.
Quantum Physics for Babies by Chris Ferrie, ISBN: 9781492309536

#83 Quantum Physics for Babies

Paperback

by ( Sep, 2013 )
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Quantum Physics for Babies by Chris Ferrie is a colorfully simple introduction to the principle which gives quantum physics its name. Baby will find out that energy is "quantized" and the weird world of atoms never comes to a stand still. It is never too early to become a quantum physicist!
The Little Veggie Patch Co. by Fabian Capomolla, ISBN: 9781742610184
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Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember run a successful business installing edible gardens: in polystyrene boxes on balconies, in crates you can put anywhere in your backyard, or by creating no-dig, raised garden beds. After years of helping clients set up spaces to grow their own fruit and vegetables they believe anyone can create their own little edible garden, in most any area. And in this easy-to-use guide they show you how simple it is! Fundamentals such as Soil, Climate, Watering, Composting, Worm Farms, Saving and Sowing Seeds, and Raised Garden Beds and Crates are all discussed comprehensively – each with a fully illustrated step-by-step activity to help you create your own little veggie patch. The complete A-Z of Edible Plants gives you vital information on more than 40 vegetables (and fruit trees), including detailed planting information, ongoing maintenance advice, tips on best companions and when to harvest. And the family activities scattered throughout the book will get the kids involved too, whether it’s Making a Scarecrow, Building a Spud Tower or Growing Beans in a Bean Can. Lots of fun, and packed full of all the information you’ll need (plus some hilarious tips and stories from the Little Veggie Patch boys’ own experience along the way), this colourful guide is for anyone interested in growing their own food.
Understanding Nutrition by Sharon Rady Rolfes, ISBN: 9780170222853
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Presents a practical introduction to the core principles of nutrition. With its focus on Australia and New Zealand, this title incorporates nutrition guidelines, recommendations and public health nutrition issues relevant to this region of the world.
Lonely Planet USATravel Guide by Lonely Planet, ISBN: 9781743218617
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze into the mile-deep chasm of the Grand Canyon, tap into the pulse of iconic cities like New York, or let sultry southern music and food stir your soul; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the USA and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet USA Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, national parks, wildlife, cuisine and wine Over 96 maps Covers New England, New York, the Mid-Atlantic, Florida, the South, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Texas, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, California, Alaska, Hawaii, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet USA, our most comprehensive guide to the USA, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled., Looking for just the highlights of the USA? Check out Lonely Planet Discover USA, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on New York City, San Francisco or Los Angeles? Check out our Lonely Planet New York City guide, San Francisco guide, and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all these cities has to offer; Discover New York City or Discover San Francisco, photo-rich guides focused on these cities' most popular attractions; or Lonely Planet Pocket New York City, Pocket San Francisco, and Pocket Los Angeles guides, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet., About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Credlin & Co.How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself by Aaron Patrick, ISBN: 9781863958097
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Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin, ran a brilliant opposition campaign. But their approach led to disaster in government. When Abbott became prime minister, he and Credlin ruthlessly controlled ministers, backbenchers, the public service and the media. They shut out voices that questioned Abbott's way. Everything started to unravel. Credlin & Co. is the story of a relationship that determined the fate of a government. It shows in stunning detail the disastrous consequences of power abused, and the broken people left in its wake.
The Bob's Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers by Loren Bouchard, ISBN: 9780789331144
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With its warm, edgy humor, outstanding vocal cast, and signature musical numbers, Bob's Burgers has become one of the most acclaimed and popular animated series on television, winning the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program and inspiring a hit ongoing comic book and original sound track album. Now fans can get the ultimate Bob's Burgers experience at home with seventy-five straight from the show but actually edible Burgers of the Day. Recipes include the Bleu is the Warmest Cheese Burger, the Bruschetta-Bout-It Burger, and the Shoot-Out at the OK-ra Corral Burger (comes with Fried Okra)., Serve the Sweaty Palms Burger (comes with Hearts of Palm) to your ultimate crush, just like Tina Belcher, or ponder modern American literature with the I Know Why the Cajun Burger Sings Burger. Fully illustrated with all-new art in the series's signature style, The Bob's Burgers Burger Book showcases the entire Belcher family as well as beloved characters including Teddy, Jimmy Pesto Jr., and Aunt Gayle. All recipes come from the fan-created and heavily followed blog The Bob's Burger Experiment.
Hello Tokyo: Handmade projects and fun ideas for a cute Tokyo-inspired lifestyle by Ebony Bizys, ISBN: 9781743365090
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Hello Tokyo by Japanese blogger, crafter and designer Ebony Bizys is a cute and quirky guide to living a handmade lifestyle, inspired by Ebony's life in Tokyo. Capturing the charm, humour and originality of her eclectic and highly successful blog, Hello Sandwich, Hello Tokyo presents over 30 craft projects, as well as other tidbits and a peek into Japanese culture. Learn how to make hand-sewn cushions, charm necklaces, a memory walking book, corsages and a 'party-in-a-box' as well as handmade stationery including notebooks and envelopes, quirky post packages and gift tags, and much more. The projects 'make everyday life more pleasurable through the daily use of cute handmade items'.
The Brain's Way of Healing: Stories of Remarkable Recoveries and Discoveries by Norman Doidge, ISBN: 9780141980805
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'This is a book of miracles. Fascinating... An absorbing compendium of unlikely recoveries from physical and mental ailments offers evidence that the brain can heal..., brings Oliver Sacks to mind' Lisa Appignanesi, ObserverThe Brain's Way of Healing explores the astonishing advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing, only recently uncovered. Norman Doidge discusses a series of remarkable recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain injury, autism or learning disorders are reversed. He also shows how the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60%., Using stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain's performance.
Ladybird Key Words with Peter and Jane Box Set by Ladybird, ISBN: 9780723296782
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Key Words with Peter and Jane is a highly trusted bestselling reading scheme using high frequency words in the English language as a foundation to reading successfully. With the help of Peter and Jane, key words are introduced, practiced and developed through the levels. The fail-safe reading scheme. With nearly 100 million copies sold worldwide, Key Words with Peter and Jane has successfully helped...
Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics by Andy Field, ISBN: 9781446249185
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Lecturers/instructors - request a free digital inspection copy here With a little help from his weird band of characters the Fourth Edition of the award-winning book continues, with its unique blend of humour and collection of bizarre examples, to bring statistics - from first principles to advanced concepts - well and truly to life using IBM SPSS Statistics. Lecturers: with WebAssign you can manage and monitor your students'' progress quickly and easily online or give them more opportunities to practise! Ideal for short courses, choose to use WebAssign alongside the Fourth Edition of Andy Field''s textbook to quickly set up courses and schedule assignments (using the 2159 questions available) and track individual performance so you can spot in an instant where more instruction or practice is needed. If not using for fomal assessment, WebAssign still lets you set questions for your students to practise over and over again. They get instant feedback and also links to the relevant chapter or section in the integral ebook to help them work out the correct solution. For more information on how to integrate WebAssign into a forthcoming course or to arrange a class test please contact your local SAGE representative for more details. (Students please note: access to WebAssign is dependent not only on the purchase of a student access code (ISBN: 9781446273043) but also a username, institution code and password supplied by your course leader/instructor). SAGE MobileStudy - study where
Fear is the Rider by Kenneth Cook, ISBN: 9781925240856

#93 Fear is the Rider

Paperback

by ( Jan, 2016 )
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It was quite silent in the scrub. No breeze stirred the leaves and no bird moved, except for the kite hawks wheeling silently, eternally, high in the hot air. She smelt her attacker before she saw him. A heavy stench hit her with such force that she started with shock. It was a smell she'd never encountered before. Not man, not animal, something like carrion, but alive. It seemed to envelop and suffocate her, then became tangible as two arms wrapped around her body and began tearing at her clothing. A young man driving from Sydney to Adelaide for work decides to take a short detour into the desert. He turns his hatchback on to a notoriously dangerous track that bisects uninhabited stone-covered flats. Out there, under the baking sun, people can die within hours. He's not far along the road when a distraught young woman stumbles from the scrub and flags him down. A journalist from Sydney, she has just escaped the clutches of an inexplicable, terrifying creature. Now this desert-dwelling creature has her jeep. Her axe. And her scent… From the author of the classic novel Wake In Fright comes a chillingly brilliant short novel that's part Wolf Creek and part Duel. Fear Is the Rider is a nail-biting chase into the outback, towards the devil lurking at its centre. Wake In Fright was made into an internationally acclaimed film. Fear Is the Rider is a previously unpublished manuscript from the 1980s that was recently rediscovered among Kenneth Cook's papers.
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek, ISBN: 9781419713101
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Starring the same little girl in the same charming illustration style as Hello In There!, In My Heart explores emotions--happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness and more. Unlike other feelings books that tend to oversimplify, In My Heart lyrically explains what an emotion feels like, physically, inside. For example: "When I get really angry, my heart feels like it's going to explode! Don't come near me! My heart is yelling, hot and loud., This is when my heart is mad." Toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. On the cover and the right side of each spread, a die-cut heart decreases in size, creating a multi-coloured heart the depth of the entire book.
Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver, ISBN: 9780718183653
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Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook is your guide to the best Christmas ever.This EPIC cookbook is one you'll come back to year after year: packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food, new ways to love those leftovers AND even the perfect party drinks.'If you take Jamie's advice, plan ahead and delegate to friends and family, you might just find your Christmas turning out as jolly as the cheery photos of Jamie's festive gatherings' Daily Mail, Books of the Year------------------------------------- Inside you'll find all the classics as well as tasty alternatives, including: salmon pate, apple and squash soup; roast turkey, goose and venison; nut roast and baked squash; best roasties, baked mash, parsnips, glazed carrots, four ways to do sprouts; gravies and cranberry sauce, meat and vegetarian stuffings; turkey risotto; Christmas pud, trifles, pavlova; chocolate logs, Christmas cake, mince pies, gingerbread, baked camembert, smoked salmon bilinis, hot buttered rum and many, many more delicious recipes. "I've got all the bases covered with everything you need for the big day and any feasting meals over the festive period, as well as party fare, edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails and of course, exciting ways to embrace and celebrate those leftovers. You'll also find all the deeply important technical info you need, such as cooking charts, and wherever possible, I've designed the recipes to be cooked at the same oven temperature, so you can be efficient with time and oven space, and it'll be super-easy for you to mix and match the different elements and build your own perfect Christmas meal., I haven't held back. This book is the greatest hits, all wrapped up in one Christmas parcel, and I hope you have fun looking through, picking your recipes, and building your own plan." Jamie Oliver------------------------------------- 'Our favourite. It is a 400-page-plus volume featuring recipes that will become your go-tos for the festive period and beyond' Independent 'Excellent, wonderful., A good-natured book that will be the cook's friend this season' Evening Standard
Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler, ISBN: 9780733335259

#96 Ghost Empire

Hardcover

by ( Aug, 2016 )
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GHOST EMPIRE is a rare treasure – an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, realised by a master storyteller. In 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard’s passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire – centred around the legendary Constantinople – we are swept into some of the most extraordinary tales in history. The clash of civilisations, the fall of empires, the rise of Christianity, revenge, lust, murder. Turbulent stories from the past are brought vividly to life at the same time as a father navigates the unfolding changes in his relationship with his son. GHOST EMPIRE is a revelation: a beautifully written ode to a lost civilisation, and a warmly observed father-son adventure far from home.
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood, ISBN: 9781760111236
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She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, ‘I need to know where I am.’ The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised. He says, almost in sympathy, ‘Oh, sweetie. You need to know what you are.’ Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a broken-down property in the middle of a desert. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls, forced to wear strange uniforms, their heads shaved, guarded by two inept yet vicious armed jailers and a ‘nurse’. The girls all have something in common, but what is it? What crime has brought them here from the city? Who is the mysterious security company responsible for this desolate place with its brutal rules, its total isolation from the contemporary world? Doing hard labour under a sweltering sun, the prisoners soon learn what links them: in each girl’s past is a sexual scandal with a powerful man. They pray for rescue – but when the food starts running out it becomes clear that the jailers have also become the jailed. The girls can only rescue themselves… The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. Most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage… With extraordinary echoes of The Handmaid’s Tale and Lord of the Flies, The Natural Way of Things is a compulsively readable, scarifying and deeply moving contemporary novel. It confirms Charlotte Wood’s position as one of our most thoughtful, provocative and fearless truth-tellers, as she unflinchingly reveals us and our world to ourselves…’As a man, to read it is as unsettling as receiving one piece of bad news after another. It is confronting. Yet anyone who reads it, man or woman, is going to be left with a sense that a long-hidden truth has been revealed to them.
Neighbourhood by Hetty McKinnon, ISBN: 9781743538982

#98 Neighbourhood

Paperback

by ( Aug, 2016 )
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When Hetty McKinnon uprooted her beloved Arthur Street Kitchen from Sydney's Surry Hills and relocated to Brooklyn, NYC, she left behind legions of devoted fans. These fans found solace in Community, Hetty's immensely popular cookbook showcasing the delicious, seasonal salads so adored by her customers. Now Hetty is back, with a second cookbook that is equally sure to delight and inspire. Neighbourhood takes its cues from Community and ventures a little bit further. These salad and sweets recipes are inspired by many different places, journeying from Brooklyn to the greater Americas, the Mediterranean, Asia, France, Australia and many other places around the world for inspiration.
Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, ISBN: 9780761169086

#99 Atlas Obscura

An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Hardcover

by ( Sep, 2016 )
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Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders-the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India., Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvellous the world really is., And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveller as the die-hard adventurer.Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition by J.K. Rowling, ISBN: 9781408871874
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Deluxe slipcase collector's edition of the full-colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - with breathtaking illustration by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal. An utterly enchanting feast of a book, this stunning collector's edition of the full-colour illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a volume to treasure for a lifetime. Brimming with rich detail and humour, Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters will captivate fans and new readers alike. In oil, pastel, pencil, watercolour, pixels and a myriad of other techniques, Jim Kay has created over 115 astonishing illustrations; there really is magic on every page. This beautiful, deluxe edition of J.K. Rowling's timeless classic features an opulent page size and an exclusive pull-out double gatefold of Diagon Alley; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on the real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers - the ultimate must-have edition for any fan, collector or bibliophile.