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The Sydney Harbour Bridge

RRP $19.95

On 19 March, 1932, after nine years of planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This revised edition of Peter Spearitt's biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tells the extraordinary story of the Bridge's design and construction, the drama of its official opening, and the way it has taken a central place in Sydney's celebrations and become a much-loved symbol of the city. The Bridge has inspired great art and drawn visitors from all over the world to marvel and climb it, yet is still so familiar that Sydneysiders refer to it endearingly as the coathanger. The Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates not only a magnificent structure, but the people who use it.

About the Author

Peter Spearritt is a leading historian, the former executive director of the Brisbane Institute, and a current professor at the University of Queensland. He has published more than 20 books, including Australians and the Monarchy, Electrifying Sydney, Sydney’s Century: A History, Holiday Business: Tourism in Australia since 1870, and Trading Places: Australian Travel Posters.


30 Days In Sydney

RRP $23.99

Novelist Peter Carey draws the reader into a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and re-discovery of Sydney.

After living in New York for ten years novelist Peter Carey returned home to Sydney with the idea of capturing its ebullient character via the four elements. 'I would never seek to define Manhattan by asking my New York friends for stories of Earth and Air and Fire and Water,' he writes, 'but that is exactly what was in my mind as I walked through immigration at Kingsford Smith International Airport.'

Carey draws the reader helplessly into a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and re-discovery. Reading this book is a very physical experience, as bracing as the southerly buster that sometimes batters Sydney's beauteous shores. Famous visual extravaganzas such as Bondi Beach, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains all take on a strange new intensity when exposed to the penetrating gaze of Peter and his friends.

Thirty Days in Sydney offers the reader a private glimpse behind the glittering facades and venetian blinds. It will exhilarate and enchant all who visit.

About the Author

Peter Carey was born in 1943 in Australia and lives in New York. He is the author of the highly acclaimed selection of short stories, The Fat Man in History, nine previous novels, Bliss, Illywhacker (shortlisted for the 1985 Booker Prize), Oscar and Lucinda (winner of the 1988 Booker Prize), The Tax Inspector, The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, Jack Maggs (winner of the 1998 Commonwealth Writers Prize), True History of the Kelly Gang (winner of the 2001 Booker Prize), My Life as a Fake, Theft, a book for children, The Big Bazoohley, and a work of non-fiction, Wrong About Japan.


The Cosmic History Of The Elements

RRP $14.99

Our endeavour to understand the universe using observation and experiment - what we now call science - has yielded incredible results and has even revolutionised our lives. It has allowed us to study the basic building blocks of the colourful world around us: the chemical elements. We have even been able to travel back in time and tell the story of the elements from its very beginning. It is a story which stretches over billions of years - a timescale that defeats our imagination. This book takes us on a brief journey through space and time to tell the story of the creation of the chemical elements. We will journey from the beginning of the universe to the evolution of stars and their final death. We will also take a look at one of the most important and beautiful achievements in the history of science: the periodic table of the elements. The periodic table embodies the amazing order that exists among the elements, and its story is the story of discovering this order.


A Sydney Sovereign

RRP $16.95

Collection of tales by the 19th century writer, Jessie Catherine Huybers who wrote under the pseudonym of TTasma'. There are nine pieces which reflect a woman's view of colonial Australia and Europe. They include early works from the years of her first marriage in rural Victoria as well as the products of her later years as the wife of a prominant Belgian. The author's other books include TUncle Piper of Piper's Hill' (1889) and numerous articles and short stories.



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