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Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms

by Dale Crane

Essential for all aviation industry professionals, this comprehensive dictionary explores more than 10,000 aviation-specific terms, phrases, and acronyms. Nearly 500 illustrations, tables, and lists supplement...


Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Pirates

by Paul Chandler, Rachel Chandler & Sarah Edworthy

On October 23, 2009, Somali pirates kidnapped Paul and Rachel Chandler from their sailing boat, the Lynn Rival, in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. In this remarkable memoir, the Chandlers...


Larrikins: A History

by Melissa Bellanta

Australia has often been said to possess a “larrikin streak,” from the Stiffy and Mo cartoons and the true-blue Crocodile Hunter to the characters in the silent film The Sentimental Bloke. When it first...


Re-Thinking Green: Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy

by Robert Higgs & Carl P. Close

Environmental quality has been a major public concern since the first Earth Day in 1970, yet the maze of environmental laws and regulations enacted since then has fostered huge government bureaucracies better...


Neither Liberty nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government

by Robert Higgs

The history of the United States, from the 19th century to present day, is included in this examination of the very foundations of unwarranted government intrusiveness that illuminates the two essential elements...


Deconstructing Wikileaks

by Daniel Estulin

Depending on the source, Julian Assange, the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, is regarded as either a genius or terrorist, and this exploration of the man and the organization seeks to find the truth. Delving into...


Singapore Perspectives 2012: Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides

by Soon Hock Kang & Chan-Hoong Leong

The Singapore Perspectives series is a yearly publication that provides critical analysis of emerging trends and issues Singapore faces in terms of social, economic and political development. It is a quick and...


The Hovercraft: A History

by Ashley Hollebone

The hovercraft was first created in 1959, when Sir Christopher Cockerell came up with a prototype that crossed the English Channel. The SRN1, the first ever hovercraft, is now proudly housed in the Science Museum...


Islam in Australia

by Abdullah Saeed

A clear and complete introduction to the world of Islam: the history, beliefs, practices and laws of this ancient religion. With particular focus on the contemporary Muslim world, and on Islam in Australia.


The Woman Who Ran For President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull

by Lois Beachy Underhill

Victoria Woodhull was a feminist pioneer who rose up from poverty to become the first woman Wall Street broker, the first woman to testify before Congress and the first woman to run for president.


Culture and Dignity: Dialogues Between the Middle East and the West

by Laura Nader

In Culture and Dignity - Dialogues between the Middle East and the West, renowned cultural anthropologist Laura Nader examines the historical and ethnographic roots of the complex relationship between the East...


Inside Group Work: A Guide to Reflective Practice

by Fiona McDermott

An introductory group work textbook for students in social work, community work, health and welfare.


Manhattan to Baghdad: Despatches from the Frontline in the War on Terror

by Paul McGeough

From the trenches in Afghanistan to the Occupied Territories, Israel to Baghdad and beyond, this is a poignant account from one of Australia's most respected foreign correspondents, of the international fallout...


Telling Stories: Indigenous history and memory in Australia and New Zealand

by Bain Attwood & Fiona Magowan

Indigenous histories not only challenge the content of conventional national and colonial histories inasmuch as they tell a different story, but they also challenge the nature of history itself...;


Promoting Family Change: The Optimism Factor

by Bronwen Elliott, Louise Mulroney & Di O'Neil

'This book heralds an exciting new chapter in the history of family-centred practice. It takes us a long way down the road toward the destination of strength-based family work.'

From the foreword by Associate...


Asia: Cultural politics in the global age

by David Birch, Tony Schirato & Sanjay Srivastava

An introduction to the cultures and societies of contemporary Asia.


How to Kill a Country: Australia's Devastating Trade Deal with the United States

by Linda Weiss, Elizabeth Thurbon & John Mathews

The first authoritative account of the fashioning of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the USA reveals how the Australian government has deliberately and surreptitiously sacrificed Australia's interests...


Family: Changing families, changing times

by Marilyn Poole

Our understanding of the family has been in flux over the past 30 years. This new text explores the patterns of contemporary Australian family life, and the impact of social, political and economic change.


Words and Silences: Aboriginal women, politics and land

by Peggy Brock

A fascinating investigation into how Aboriginal women communicate their knowledge to gain a public voice and recognition of their rights to land.


Saltwater People: The waves of memory

by Nonie Sharp

A fascinating insight into the culture of the saltwater peoples of northern Australian coasts, their profound knowledge of and attachment to their sea country, how this endured despite dislocation and repression,...