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 History

'Nominally a history of the hot air balloon, 'Falling Upwards' is really a history of hope and fantasy - and the quixotic characters who disobeyed that most fundamental laws of physics and gave humans flight' New Republic, Best Books of 2013 CHOSEN AS BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR IN ** Guardian ** New State... read more

Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air
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In this revealing and entertaining guide to how the Romans confronted their own mortality, Peter Jones shows us that all the problems associated with old age and death that so transfix us today were already dealt with by our ancient ... read more

Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us about Old Age and Death
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'Europe where the sun dares scarce appear For freezing meteors and congealed cold.' - Christopher Marlowe
In this innovative and compelling work of environmental history, Philipp Blom chronicles the great climate ... read more

Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present
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 British

Series:Six Tudor Queens Ser.

'This six-book series looks likely to become a landmark in historical fiction' The Times Alison Weir, historian and author of the Sunday Times bestsellers KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN, ANNE BOLEYN: A KING'S OBSESSION and JANE SE... read more

Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets (Six Tudor Queens #4 )
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'Great Australian Stories is true to its title as it wanders from bush track to spooky hollow, follows the path of yowies and bunyips, searches for Lasseter's Reef, meets Dad and Dave and, on a different path, Henny-Penny, and then rambles into the cities where just as many entertaining characters are... read more

Great Australian Stories: Legends, Yarns and Tall Tales
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The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed- where for the last five centuries the globe turned westwards on its axis, it now turns to the east. For centuries, fame an... read more

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
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Category:

 European

To travel through Italy is as close as one gets to being in paradise. For centuries, writers, artists, architects and merchants have been drawn here, inspired by the beauty of Venice, Florence, Naples and Rome. Countless books, paintings, poems and sculptures are evidence of its undying appeal, and ov... read more

Great Escapes Italy
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In this book you will be taken back to a significant time in Australian history, wherein a brilliant and dignified Aboriginal man William Cooper bravely challenged the norms of his country. This Yorta Yorta man brought change and fought for the human rights of several groups of people who were victims... read more

William Cooper, Gentle Warrior: Standing Up for Australian Aborigines and Persecuted Jews
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Category:

 Military

Reading Level:very good

Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth, yet 1914 did. The story of the outbreak of World War I.In July of 1914, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain, and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of socie... read more

1914: The Year the World Ended
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Category:

 Australian

Series:Europeans in Australia Ser.

The second of three volumes of the landmark, award-winning series The Europeans in Australia gives an account of early settlement by Britain. Volume Two, Democracy, takes the story from around 1815 to the early 1870s. By exploring the nineteenth-century communications revolution Atkinson casts new lig... read more

The Europeans in Australia: A History: Volume Two - Democracy
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 Military

At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefie... read more

Women to the Front
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Category:

 Australian

Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

The Land of Dreams- How Australians Won Their Freedom, 1788-1860 tells the story of how Australians became a free people, gaining the liberties they desired to take control of their own lives, the right to govern themselves and the c... read more

The Land of Dreams: How Australians Won Their Freedom, 1788-1860
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