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Australia And New Zealand As The Home Of A New Sub-race

RRP $49.99

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Adherents of theosophy, the esoteric philosophy popular at the turn of the 20th century, believed that science and religion could be reconciled, and that the plan of the universe could and should be understood, and that it was humanity's duty to adapt to that plan. Here, in a series of lectures delivered in Sydney, Australia, in 1915, the renowned spiritualist Charles W. Leadbeater, a leader of theosophical thought, celebrates the new "sub-race" of humanity come to joyful life in the immigrant nations of America, Australia, and New Zealand, where, freed from the social shackles of Old World Europe, races and classes were intermingling to create a new kind of culture, which would in turn reshape the world. Far-reaching and perceptive, this is an extraordinary little volume of social insight and criticism. British author CHARLES WEBSTER LEADBEATER (1854-1934) was ordained as an Anglican priest, but later joined the prominent Theosophical Society and traveled to India to study alternative spiritual and occult practices, eventually settling into his life as a clairvoyant and author. His other works include Man Visible and Invisible and The Science of the Sacrament.


Australian Wildlife

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The world's third-largest island nation has a wide range of wildlife - there are over 450 species of mammals, 300 species of lizards, 110,000 species of insects, not to mention 800 species of bird. Eco-tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers will find Australian Wildlife to be the essential pocket-sized, folding guide to use as they travel.

This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. A map of prominent vegetation zones found in Australia has been included.

Laminated for durability, this guide will conveniently fit into a pocket when you want to reach for your camera or binoculars.

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.


Pastoral Australia

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Pastoral Australia tells the story of the expansion of Australia's pastoral industry, how it drove European settlement and involved Aboriginal people in the new settler society. The rural life that once saw Australia "ride on the sheep's back" is no longer what defines Australians, yet it is largely their history as a pastoral nation that has endured in heritage places and which is embedded in their self-image as Australians.

The challenges of sustaining a pastoral industry in Australia make a compelling story of their own. Developing livestock breeds able to prosper in the Australian environment was an ongoing challenge, as was getting wool and meat to market.

Many stock routes, wool stores, abattoirs, wharf facilities, railways, roads, and river and ocean transport systems that were developed to link the pastoral interior with the urban and market infrastructure still survive. Windmills, fences, homesteads, shearing sheds, bores, stock yards, traveling stock routes, bush roads and railheads all changed the look of the country. These features of the landscape are symbols of a pastoral Australia, and of the foundations of a national identity, which will endure long into the future.

Key features
Outlines the history of pastoralism from 1788 to 1967 in an accessible way
Links the history to the many and varied surviving sites and landscape features created by it, which are now part of the heritage
Tells the story of involvement of Aboriginal people in pastoralism, particularly in northern Australia
Puts pastoralism into the context of Australia's development as a nation


Travel Balance

RRP $45.99

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How can I thrive while I travel? What can I bring to help me maintain my health? How can I best manage sleep while crossing time zones? Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Travel Balance offers a simple guide on how to stay healthy and balanced while on your trip. World traveler and Naturopath John Ayo shares a wide variety of health tips on some of the best foods to eat, natural supplements to take, some easy ways to exercise, how to reduce stress, get better sleep, and for those long international flights, how to alleviate jetlag. He also offers some natural remedies for some of the most common illness symptoms that can happen while traveling. From preparing for your trip, to traveling to your destination, enjoying your trip, to returning home, Travel Balance is a step-by-step, health and wellness guide that shows you some unique ways to stay balanced and healthy while you travel. "This book is a must for every traveler! I travel internationally quite often and there a so many tips in this book to keep you healthy during your trip. I believe in natural solutions and this guide provides a comprehensive approach to stay healthy naturally while traveling." Esther Ferre, IBM General Manager "Whether one travels constantly for business or just wants to feel their best on that special vacation, this book will have effective tips on how to feel great while doing it well!" Dr. Paul Collett, DC "I travel on over 100 flights every year. Frequent travelers need a system to ensure maximum personal productivity while on the road. Corporations want their employees healthy while they represent the company across the globe. It simply makes financial sense. John's natural approach is a system that works to keep the mind and body healthy and fresh while on the road." Bob Jones, Area Vice President, Midwest Business Unit, IBM Corporation


A Photographic Guide To Birds Of Australia

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The book is aimed directly at field identification. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumages, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the bird's distribution.

About the Author

Peter Rowland was born in 1938 and has lived in NE London all his life. Was maried for more than 30 years but, sadly, became a widower in 1993. Graduated with honours from Bristol University in 1960. Worked in local goverment (primarily the Greater London Council) until 1998, but pursued a parallel career as a historian and biographer (and occasional novelist). His most well-known achievements, to date, have been a biography of David Lloyd George (1975) and engaging the services of Mr Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery of Edwin Drood (1991). But he has tackled a considerable number of other subjects.

Produced first-ever biography of E.W. Hornung, creator of Raffles, and rediscovered 'Lanoe Falconer' (pseudonym of Victorian author Mary E. Hawker), writing her biography and tracking down many of her "lost" stories. Currently working on a biography of William George, Lloyd George's father, and then hopes to produce one of Thomas Hood. His interests include vintage films, rambling, photography and music.



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