Books For All Tastes
Newly revised and updated 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings.
From Ancient Egyptian wall paintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in its scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created.
Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting – an enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organised chronologically, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the sumptuous pages.$39.99
What does the Hippocratic Oath actually say? Who originally discovered antibiotics? And when were hospitals invented?
Find out the answers to these questions and many others in 30-Second Medicine. Taking the story from the first “medicines” direct from nature to today’s keyhole surgery, and with a look toward future developments, it’s an engrossing journey.$19.99
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
Coconut Oil explores the versatility of coconut oil with tips, advice and easy-to-follow instructions. This unique book explores the uses of coconut oil that reach far beyond cookery, by offering a fully comprehensive guide to coconut oil and its benefits and uses.
Focusing on the use of coconut oil within four categories (Beauty, Health, Home and Cooking), this guide shows how coconut oil offers natural and affordable solutions to a number of life's problems - from sore throats to frizzy hair. Readers will be surprised with new and innovative ways to use coconut oil – from their bathrooms to their kitchens and throughout their home – with ideas such as using coconut oil as a stain remover or to remove chewing gum, alongside more traditional uses, such as a replacement for butter in cooking, a skin moisturiser and lip balm.$19.99
The Book of Shells presents a lifesize collection of 600 of the most significant shells.
Each shell is reproduced lifesize, and the book is arranged by shell family, and by size within each family, providing instant visual identification and comparison. Accompanying text for every example is divided into charted specifications, a general 'biography,' a summary of related species and an extended caption that provides a detailed visual description. Magnified details reveal the diversity of pattern, while miniature line drawings reveal the variation in structure.
The result is a collector's piece that is both a significant resource for enthusiasts and scholars, and the most visually stimulating guide to shells you could wish to find.$59.99
Creating natural beauty products in your own kitchen is made easy and enjoyable with this book. You'll learn all you need to know to make delightful lotions and potions, using organic and natural holistic ingredients, which will nourish and pamper your body from head to toe.
Packed with step-by-step photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, clear diagrams, expert tips and fix-its, this book will guide you through each step of creating hand-crafted and individual beauty products!$19.99