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30 Days On Australia's Railways

RRP $14.95

An entertaining look at railway events in Australia in the month of September—from 1848, when a meeting was called to start a railway company in New South Wales, to 2013, when the great Bayer-Garrett AD6029 steam engine was restored to working order.Author David Burke has crafted a ‘diary’ which documents, day by day, major happenings to do with railways in Australia—from the days of steam, to diesel, to diesel-electric and electrification, covering the first trains that ran between New South Wales and Queensland, and to Melbourne.

About the Author

David Burke is a documentary filmmaker and former 60 MINUTES writer/producer who came to Paris in 1986 for what he thought would be a year, but turned into more than twenty. Besides Writers in Paris, he has written two editions of HarperCollinss Access Paris, a travel guide to Mediterranean France, and numerous articles for magazines and web sites.

He and his wife, producer/director Joanne Burke, have also made seven documentaries over these years and are working on a eighth.

He now divides his time between Paris and New York.


Australian Birds

RRP $12.99

Australian Birds highlights over 140 bird species found in Australia. This folded guide conveniently fits into a pocket and is printed on weatherproof material. The back cover features vegetation zones found in Australia.

With 800 species of birds in the country, you need a program to identify the players. Australian Birds is the ideal eco-travel guide for the bird lover. Lightweight, it conveniently folds to fit into a pocket when you want to reach for your camera or binoculars.

This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species and the prominent vegetation zones found in Australia. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is the one to take on your next birding adventure.

About the Author

Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts.

His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.


Australia's Dangerous Animals

RRP $12.99

One of the most the most dangerous places for humans to live on earth, Australia is home to a variety of creatures that can severely injure humans on land and in the water. From the giant saltwater crocodile and great white shark to the tiny red-backed spider and dozens of poisonous snakes, travelers and residents alike now have a handy pocket reference that covers the creatures to watch out for, how to avoid encounters and basic first aid on how to treat different injuries.

About the Author

Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts.

His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.


The Traveler

RRP $29.99

As David meditates, he has some unusual experiences. At one point, he is invited to visit an alternate dimension. As a traveler in this dimension, David's awareness of himself grows.
He sees his own life experiences from a different perspective. Curiosity, perseverance, courage, and barriers are understood in a new light. He is exposed to many teaching opportunities, including the energy of romance.
We also visit David at a later time in his life. His damaged heart is ready to shut down when he chooses a new adventure. He is challenged to try a new life-style that confronts him to share what he has learned with an appreciative audience and a wonderfully compatable female partner.


Avoid Being A Convict Sent To Australia!

RRP $20.99

This book contains amusing illustrations and descriptive text, which provide an interesting insight into the harsh realities faced by convicts under the old penal system, and the beginnings of colonial enterprise. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this an ideal and fun introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts. This is an ideal text for Key Stage 2 shared and guided reading and helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14.



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