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The Miners: Stories from the Industry That Drives Modern Australia, Barry Avery
1 The Miners: Stories from the Industry That Drives Modern Australia
Barry Avery Australia Freemantle Press 2016 1922089613 / 9781922089618 Hardcover New New Book 28.6 x 23.8 x 2.6 cm 
"The Miners traces the Australian mining industry and its turning points of discovery and development, the booms and the busts. It tells this story through the eyes of those involved in it, from the captains of the industry, managing directors of small and mid-tier companies, the financiers, the service companies and lobbyists. From exploration to the mining tax and from oil to iron ore, this is a book of dreams, praise, criticisms, anger and laughter." 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey, Cliff Van Eaton
2 Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey
Cliff Van Eaton New Zealand Exisle Publishing 2014 1775591638 / 9781775591634 Soft cover New Book Trade Paperback 
Not so long ago, in a small island nation in the South Pacific, beekeepers produced a most peculiar honey. It was much darker than the clover honey everyone put on their toast in the morning, and it tasted very different. In fact, the honey was a problem: it was hard to get out of the combs, and even harder for beekeepers to sell. Today that honey, manuka from New Zealand, is known around the world. It fetches high prices, and beekeepers do everything in their power to produce as much of it as possible. Wound dressings containing manuka honey are used in leading hospitals, and it has saved the lives of patients infected with disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to standard antibiotic drugs. In so doing it has forced the medical profession to rethink its position on the therapeutic properties of natural products. This book chronicles the remarkable 'rags-to-riches' story of manuka honey, as seen through the eyes of a New Zealand beekeeping specialist who watched it unfold from the very beginning. It's a great tale of science, in which an inquisitive university lecturer found something totally unexpected in a product everyone had written off. It's also an entertaining account of the way that seemingly simple discovery caught the international media's attention, helping enterprising New Zealanders to develop manuka honey-based products and take them all around the globe. But above all else it's a story of hope for the future, sounding a note of optimism in a world that for good reason feels saddened and sometimes even afraid about the future of the special relationship we humans have always had with those marvellous creatures, the honey bees. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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One-Straw Revolutionary: The philosophy and work of Masanobu Fukuoka, Larry Korn
3 One-Straw Revolutionary: The philosophy and work of Masanobu Fukuoka
Larry Korn USA Chelsea Green Publishing 2015 1603585303 / 9781603585309 Soft cover New Book 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.8 cm 
One-Straw Revolutionary represents the first commentary on the work of the late Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 2008), widely considered to be natural farming's most influential practitioner. Mr. Fukuoka is perhaps most known for his bestselling book The One-Straw Revolution (1978), a manifesto on the importance of no-till agriculture, which was at the time of publication a radical challenge to the global systems that supply the world's food, and still inspires readers today. Larry Korn, who apprenticed with Mr. Fukuoka in Japan at the time, translated the manuscript and brought it to the United States, knowing it would change the conversation about food forever. The One-Straw Revolution, edited by Korn and Wendell Berry, was an immediate international success, and established Mr. Fukuoka as a leading voice in the fight against conventional industrial agriculture. In this new book, through his own personal narrative, Larry Korn distills his experience of more than thirty-five years of study with Mr. Fukuoka, living and working on his farm on Shikoku Island, and traveling with Mr. Fukuoka to the United States on two six-week visits. One-Straw Revolutionary is the first book to look deeply at natural farming and intimately discuss the philosophy and work of Mr. Fukuoka. In addition to giving his personal thoughts about natural farming, Korn broadens the discussion by pointing out natural farming's kinship with the ways of indigenous cultures and traditional Japanese farming. At the same time, he clearly distinguishes natural farming from other forms of agriculture, including scientific and organic agriculture and permaculture. Korn also clarifies commonly held misconceptions about natural farming in ways Western readers can readily understand. And he explains how natural farming can be used practically in areas other than agriculture, including personal growth and development. The book follows the author on his travels from one back-to-the-land commune to another in the countryside of 1970's Japan, a journey that eventually led him to Mr. Fukuoka s natural farm. Korn's description of his time there, as well as traveling with Mr. Fukuoka during his visits to the United States, offers a rare, inside look at Mr. Fukuoka's life. Readers will delight in this personal insight into one of the world's leading agricultural thinkers." 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Red Dust Rising: The Story of Ray Fryer of Urapunga Station, Marion Houldsworth
4 Red Dust Rising: The Story of Ray Fryer of Urapunga Station
Marion Houldsworth Australia Boolarong Press 2011 1921920165 / 9781921920165 Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 16.5 cm 
This is the inspiring story of a northern cattleman who built up the Urapunga cattle station from nothing. From the 1950s to the 1990s, he lived rough and worked hard. He worked closely with the tribal Aborigines, made Urapunga a dry station, coped with the many crocodiles in the Roper River, fought against cattle diseases, hunted buffalo, built himself a homestead and survived. Ray Fryer says of himself, "I always admired those old-time pioneers, the Duracks and the Buchanans. I wanted to do something like them; something worthwhile." So, when the government resumed the Fryer property for an army training reserve, Ray threw his swag into the back of his truck and headed off to the Northern Territory. This is is the story of Ray's 'making something worthwile' of Urapunga, a run-down property on the Roper River. After years of 'reaching up to touch bottom', rough living and hard work, of learning to live in harmony with the tribal Aborigines, of coping with crocodiles in the rivers, diseases among his stock, and of being cut off in the Wet for months at a time, he could at last begin to feel he was 'getting his head above water'. Then came the cattle crash of the 1970s. How Ray faced and overcame this challenge and succeeded in making Urapunga a valuable property is part of this gripping story of a man pitting physical strength, integrity and principles, against the odds. Told with humour in Ray Fryer's own words, this is a great yarn. With a foreword by Les Hiddins 'Bush Tucker Man'. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor, Martin Greenfield and Wynton Hall
5 Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor
Martin Greenfield and Wynton Hall USA Regnery Publishing Inc 2014 1621572668 / 9781621572664 Hardcover New Book 22.9 x 15.3 x 2.3 cm 
He's been called "America's greatest living tailor" and "the most interesting man in the world." Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby brother. In haunting, powerful prose, Greenfield remembers his desperation and fear as a teenager alone in the death camp--and how an SS soldier's shirt dramatically altered the course of his life. He learned how to sew; and when he began wearing the shirt under his prisoner uniform, he learned that clothes possess great power and could even help save his life. Measure of a Man is the story of a man who suffered unimaginable horror and emerged with a dream of success. From sweeping floors at a New York clothing factory to founding America's premier custom suit company, Greenfield built a fashion empire. Now 86 years old and working with his sons, Greenfield has dressed the famous and powerful of D.C. and Hollywood, including Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, celebrities Paul Newman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jimmy Fallon, and the stars of Martin Scorsese's films. Written with soul-baring honesty and, at times, a wry sense of humor, Measure of a Man is a memoir unlike any other--one that will inspire hope and renew faith in the resilience of man. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Career Interrupted: How 14 Successful Women Navigate Career Breaks, Norah Breekveldt
6 Career Interrupted: How 14 Successful Women Navigate Career Breaks
Norah Breekveldt Australia Melbourne Books 2015 1922129798 / 9781922129796 Soft cover New Book Trade Paperback 
How do women defy the odds and get their careers back on track after a break? How do women manage the mummy mafia at the school gate? Is there a motherhood penalty? Can women really have it all - a successful career and a rewarding family life? Does overseas experience really accelerate your career in Australia? How do you recreate your career after a setback? In Career Interrupted fourteen high-achieving women talk openly about their challenges in carving out a successful career after a break. These women come from all walks of life - from battlers to privileged backgrounds, from small business to big corporations, from large corporates to small business, from professional services to the community sector. Several women had children and talk candidly about what it's like to be in the throes of mother guilt and come out the other side; some are expatriates who returned to Australia to rebuild their career, yet others had to re-establish their career after a misstep. These stories are interwoven with the latest research from thought leaders around the obstacles and pitfalls in leaving the workforce for a time, and include practical and proven strategies to overcome these hurdles. Career Interrupted contributes to the discussion and debate in business and the broader community about how to develop workplaces where the contribution of everyone, including women, is recognised, nurtured and optimised. It explores the shared experiences of women who have had to navigate a break in their career and provides a beacon for other women about to embark on a similar journey. The 14 women include: Moira Rayner - Lawyer and former WA Anti-corruption Commissioner Frances Adamson - Australian Ambassador to China Margeurite Evans-Galea - Scientist, Bruce Lefroy Centre, Murdoch Children's Research Institute; active in Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Forum Dr. Sharon Lierse - Lecturer, Charles Darwin University Helen Szoke - Chief Executive, Oxfam Kirsten Bartlett - Founder, Created Equal Kelly O'Dwyer - Federal Member for Higgins Anna Burke - Federal member for Chisholm Jodie Sizer - Principal, PwC Indigenous Consulting Lisa Croxford - Lawyer, Herbert Smith Freehills Lucinda Nolan - Deputy Police Commissioner, Victoria Police Lucinda Dunn - Former prima ballerina with the Australian Ballet Tracey Spicer - Journalist and news reader. Runs media company Spicercommunications Jennifer Keyte - Journalist and news presenter 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Boganaire: The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler, Paddy Manning
7 Boganaire: The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler
Paddy Manning Australia Black Inc. 2014 1863956735 / 9781863956734 Soft cover New Book 
From blue collar to billionaire . . . Hunter Valley mine electrician Nathan Tinkler borrowed big in 2005, made a fortune from several speculative coal plays, and by 2011 was a self-made billionaire. He had gambled and won, but his volatility and reluctance to pay his debts were making him enemies. He lived the high life as only a young man would, buying luxury homes, private jets, sports cars and football teams, and splurging massively to build a horseracing empire. But Tinkler's dreams had extended beyond even his resources, and his business model worked only in a rising market. When coal prices slumped in 2012, Tinkler had no cash flow to service his massive borrowings and no allies to help him recover. Within months he was trying desperately to stave off his creditors, large and small, and fighting to save his businesses and his fortune. In this impressive new biography, leading business writer Paddy Manning tells the story of Tinkler's meteoric rise to wealth, and captures the drama of his equally rapid downfall. About the Author Paddy Manning is the author of What the Frack: Everything You Need to Know About Coal Seam Gas. 
Price: 22.95 AUD
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