'For the general reader, there are few better ways to get the backstory to the latest developments and controversies in science than through this annual collection of essays (and poems).' — Fiona Capp, Sydney Morning Herald
Honeysuckle Creek reveals the pivotal role that the tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek, near Canberra, played in the first moon landing. Andrew Tink gives a gripping account of the role of its director Tom Reid and his colleagues in transmitting some of the most-watched images in human history as Neil Armstrong took his first step.
in love with my first misfit at the age of three. He was a disabled man in a wheelchair
who sold newspapers every afternoon outside the Empire Hotel in Annandale.
Whenever I glimpsed him in the distance I would break into a run, jump onto his
lap, and smother him with kisses.'
'Our cities are changing fast. Seamus' O'Hanlon tells us how and why, with a keen historian's eye for both the big picture and the local scene. An indispensable guide to the contemporary Australian city.' — Professor Graeme Davison
Originally published to great acclaim in 2001, A Certain Style introduced this stylish and formidable woman to thousands of readers and told a history of books and publishing in twentieth-century Australia. This reissue has a new introduction and updates throughout as the author presents a compelling account of a contradictory woman and her times.
is the political, economic and cultural totem for debates about climate change.
Yet Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped
lock our politics – and our country – into the fossil fuel age.
'The Rapids is beautifully
written: brimming with humour, empathy, pathos and heart. This book is an earnest,
generous, and important contribution to ongoing global dialogue around mental
health .' — Maxine Beneba Clarke
Marking its 180th anniversary, this book explores the significance of one of the most horrifying events of Australian colonialism. Thoughtful and fearless, it challenges us to look at our history without flinching as an act of remembrance and reconciliation.
Populism can be a dirty word. Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have certainly given it a bad name. But rather than associating it with demagoguery and exclusion, might we better see it as a backlash against free market globalisation? Might it be harnessed as a positive force able to thrive in difficult times?
Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers, scatter the crumbs or seeds, or leave the picnic scraps behind for the birds.
Head-aches. Dizziness. Can't sleep. Bad dreams (never have been released). The rice jungle had some compensation to some of us who just don't seem to make a success of our return — ROBERT, A RETURNED POW
A Timeline of Australian Food takes readers on a tasty and sometimes
surprising culinary journey through 150 years of Australian food. Lavishly illustrated,
this tasty book looks at what we've eaten, how we've shopped, and how we've
produced and prepared our food, decade by decade, through depression, war, and
decades of abundance.
Since 1967 more than 25,000 students have graduated from UNSW after studying at Duntroon, HMAS Creswell , the Australian Defence Force Academy. Tom Frame examines the productive 50-year partnership between UNSW and the Australian Defence Force.
Marine biologist Micheline Jenner discovered humpback breeding grounds off the Kimberley coast, has swum through orange golfball-sized pygmy blue whale poo to uncover a feeding spot, and is one of very few people to witness a humpback whale giving birth. In The Secret Life of Whales