Books For All Tastes
Australia’s avifauna is large, diverse and spectacular, reflecting the continent’s impressive range of habitats and evolutionary history. With specially commissioned paintings of over 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds ever seen.
The guide features colour illustrations with particular emphasis on providing the fine detail required to identify difficult groups and distinctive plumages. Comprehensive species accounts have been written by a dedicated team of ornithologists to ensure identification details, distribution and status are current and accurate.
The Australian Bird Guide sets a new standard in field guides, providing an indispensable reference for all birders and naturalists looking to explore Australia’s magnificent and unique birdlife. Features include:
- 249 colour plates containing 4000 superb images by some of the most talented illustrators working in Australia today
- Every bird species in Australia is covered (more than 900), including subspecies and rarities
- Up-to-date maps reflect the latest information on distribution
- Accurate and detailed text
About the Authors Peter Menkhorst is a principal scientist with the Victorian government and has forty years' experience in ecological research and the survey and management of Australian mammals and birds. He is the author of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Danny Rogers is an ornithologist specializing in shorebird ecology and patterns of feather molt in birds, and works for the Victorian government environment department. Rohan Clarke is a lecturer in vertebrate ecology at the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University. Jeff Davies is a Melbourne-based artist who specializes in portraits of Australian birds and their environments. Peter Marsack is an award-winning wildlife artist based in Canberra. Kim Franklin is a freelance artist and illustrator who has exhibited worldwide and is based in Adelaide.$49.99
In a democracy, should everyone – absolutely everyone – get a vote? Does it really matter if tigers become extinct? Why does murder carry a heavier penalty than attempted murder? If you don't like the socks your grandma gives you for Christmas, should you tell her so?
101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher is packed with problems, puzzles, quizzes and questions, as well as ethical ideas and insights from history's greatest philosophers.
This thought-provoking, interactive and entertaining introduction to ethics will bring you face to face with some tough moral choices. It presents you with 101 imaginative scenarios – sometimes amusing, sometimes tragic and sometimes uncomfortably realistic – which will force you to re-examine your most cherished assumptions about right and wrong.$19.99
Food critic turned farmer and sustainable seafood activist Matthew Evans, along with his two best chef mates, show us how seafood should be cooked.
The simple recipes demystify everything from abalone to sea urchin, snapper to octopus, and the book offers inspiration if you want to catch your own dinner rather than head to the fishmongers. This is all about the taste of real food fresh from the sea, cooked with care and respect for the seafood populations in your part of the world...$49.99$34.99
If you are tired of London, are you really tired of life? 30-Second London agrees with Dr. Johnson's famous statement, taking the history of one of the most diverse cities on Earth and looking at the forces that shaped it, from the first traces of a Neanderthal settlement on the banks of the River Thames to today's vast and varied metropolis.
Along the way, you will discover underground London, secret London, suburban London and much more, on a revealing whistle-stop city tour.$19.99
Inspired by tradition. Freed by creativity. This is Barbecue, American Style.Go beyond the traditional and get a taste of the new, authentic American barbecue.
Weber's American Barbecue is an exciting, hands-on exploration of how barbecue is evolving. Fresh, modern and totally original, this book tours some of the most interesting trends in barbecue today. Features include:
- Places of interest, local experts, and the history behind the recipes
- Over 120 innovative new recipes – from starters and main dishes, to sides and sauces
- Step-by-step instruction on the latest techniques with hundreds of photos to show you how to get the most from your barbecue
The book is divided into two main areas: Facial Skincare and Cosmetics.
Learn how to identify your own skin type, then create personalized core products to cleanse, tone and moisturise, before rustling up the finishing touches to your skincare regime including blemish busters, exfoliators, serums, eye creams, face masks and more. Then give your cosmetics kit a complete makeover with recipes for foundation, concealer, bronzer, blusher, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, lip gloss, self tanner, perfume, nail polish, anti-shine powder as well as everyday and evening essentials to enhance your natural beauty.
You'll also find advice and recipes for mature skin, simple fridge-to-face solutions for beauty emergencies and great gift ideas. Whether you want to whip up a simple homemade moisturiser, a rosehip facial serum, a brightening face scrub or an all-natural lipstick, this book will revolutionize your beauty regime.$24.99