• Alice Behind Wonderland
    Alice Behind Wonderland
    On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera, recently purchased in London.

    Simon Winchester deftly uses the resulting image-as unsettling as it is famous, and the subject of bottomless speculation-as the vehicle for a brief excursion behind the lens, a focal point on the origins of a classic work of English literature. Dodgson's love of photography framed his view of the world, and was partly responsible for transforming a shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the world's best-loved observers of childhood. Little wonder that there is more to "Alice Liddell as
    the Beggar Maid" than meets the eye. Using Dodgson's published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice.

    Acclaim for Simon Winchester

    "An exceptionally engaging guide at home everywhere, ready for anything, full of gusto and seemingly omnivorous curiosity."
    -Pico Iyer, The New York Times Book Review

    "A master at telling a complex story compellingly and lucidly."
    -USA Today

    "Extraordinarily graceful."
    -Time

    "Winchester is an exquisite writer and a deft anecdoteur."
    -Christopher Buckley

    "A lyrical writer and an indefatigable researcher."
    -Newsweek

    ISBN: 9780190614546
    Publication date: 15/10/2016
    Price: $25.99
    Author: Winchester, Simon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.99
  • Atlantic a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
    Atlantic a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
    The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water -- the Atlantic. One hundred and ninety million years ago, the shifting of two of the world's tectonic plates led to the creation of an immense chasm. This giant gash in the flanks of the planet slowly opened up and eventually evolved into the most important and most travelled ocean in our world. In this utterly original biography, Simon Winchester explores the life of the Atlantic; it's birth, its relationship with mankind, and what lies in store for it once man has left the stage. He charts the development of the first settlements by the Oceanside -- the communities of Celts and Vikings and whose lives depended on the sea -- and delves into the age of exploration, venturing to forgotten worlds. The building of some of the world's most beautiful port cities -- London, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Casablanca -- is also examined, along with the creation of settlements and colonies in and around the sea. Completely unique and highly readable, Atlantic takes its reader on a wonderful journey through time, along the waves of our planet's most significant ocean.

    ISBN: 9780007341399
    Publication date: 07/07/2011
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Winchester, Simon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Children Citizenship and Environment T
    Children Citizenship and Environment T
    Required text TECP 319 semester 2, 2020

    ISBN: 9781849714372
    Publication date: 21/06/2012
    Price: $40.49
    Author: Hayward, Bronwyn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.49
  • Children of Jocasta
    Children of Jocasta
    In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes retells the Oedipus and Antigone myths to reveal a new side of an ancient story . . .

    My siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents . . .

    Jocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband.

    Ismene is the same age when she is attacked in the palace she calls home. Since the day of her parents' tragic deaths a decade earlier, she has always longed to feel safe with the family she still has. But with a single act of violence, all that is about to change.

    With the turn of these two events, a tragedy is set in motion. But not as you know it.

    ISBN: 9781509836178
    Publication date: 22/03/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Haynes, Natalie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Exactly
    Exactly
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018

    Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson.

    Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world?

    Simon Winchester seeks to answer these questions through stories of precision's pioneers. Exactly takes us back to the origins of the Industrial Age, to Britain where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production: John `Iron-Mad' Wilkinson, Henry Maudslay, Joseph Bramah, Jesse Ramsden, and Joseph Whitworth. Thomas Jefferson exported their discoveries to the United States as manufacturing developed in the early twentieth century, with Britain's Henry Royce developing the Rolls Royce and Henry Ford mass producing cars, Hattori's Seiko and Leica lenses, to today's cutting-edge developments from Europe, Asia and North America.

    As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it? Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? Are we missing something that reflects the world as it is, rather than the world as we think we would wish it to be? And can the precise and the natural co-exist in society?

    ISBN: 9780008241780
    Publication date: 15/04/2019
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Winchester, Simon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Fight Like a Girl
    Fight Like a Girl
    'With wit, insight and glorious, righteous rage, Clementine Ford lays out all the ways in which girls and women are hurt and held back, and unapologetically demands that the world do better. A passionate and urgently needed call to arms, Fight Like A Girl insists on our right to be angry, to be heard and to fight. It'll change lives.' Emily Maguire, author of An Isolated Incident

    A friend recently told me that the things I write are powerful for her because they have the effect of making her feel angry instead of just empty. I want to do this for all women and young girls - to take the emptiness and numbness they feel about being a girl in this world and turn it into rage and power. I want to teach all of them how to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. Clementine Ford

    Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. Crucially, it is a call to arms for all women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.

    Fight Like A Girl will make you laugh, cry and scream. But above all it will make you demand and fight for a world in which women have real equality and not merely the illusion of it.

    ISBN: 9781760633400
    Publication date: 29/08/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Ford, Clementine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Great Escape
    Great Escape
    Max has nine lives...and he's going to need every one of them!

    It's the summer holidays and Millie is bored stiff. Every week, she has to clean windows with her dad at a nearby laboratory. But she's sure something weird is going on inside...Then, one day, a cat comes hurtling through the lobby towards her...and asks her for help. And Max needs a lot of help. He's trying to escape, he wants to know who kidnapped him, and why-who on earth would want to make cats that can talk? And he needs Millie to help him rescue the friends he's left behind before it's too late...!

    ISBN: 9781471121845
    Publication date: 24/04/2014
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Haynes, Natalie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Haerenga Early Maori Journeys Across the Globe
    Haerenga Early Maori Journeys Across the Globe
    'Maori and Europeans were encountering one another for the first time not just along the shorelines of New Zealand but also on the streets of Melbourne, Liverpool and New York.'From the late eighteenth century, Maori travellers spread out from New Zealand across the globe. They travelled for a variety of reasons - curiosity, adventure, commerce, political missions or under duress. Most travellers eventually returned home, bringing something of their own 'new world' stories with them. These remarkable experiences of voyaging and discovery, presented here in a series of vignettes, also form part of the wider history of Maori and Pakeha encounter.

    ISBN: 9780908321193
    Publication date: 10/04/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: O'Malley, Vincent
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Krakatoa the Day the World Exploded
    Krakatoa the Day the World Exploded
    Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer and father of geology. In breathtaking detail he describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial society was turned upside-down in a cataclysm whose echoes are still felt to this day.

    ISBN: 9780141005171
    Publication date: 03/06/2004
    Price: $29.00
    Author: Winchester, Simon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt
    Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt
    This is the story of Dame Lena Gaunt: musician, octogenarian, junkie. Lena is Music's Most Modern Musician; the first theremin player of the twentieth century. From the obscurity of a Perth boarding school to a glittering career on the world stage, Lena Gaunt's life will be made and torn apart by those she gives her heart to.

    ISBN: 9781922089465
    Publication date: 21/08/2013
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Farr, Tracy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Magpie Hall
    Magpie Hall
    A gripping and powerful novel from the author of best-selling The Sound of Butterflies. "There were two rumours surrounding my great-great-grandfather Henry Summers: one, that his cabinet of curiosities drove him mad; and, two, that he murdered his first wife." Rosemary Summers is an amateur taxidermist and a passionate collector of tattoos. To her, both activities honour the deceased and keep their memory alive. After the death of her beloved grandfather, and while struggling to finish her thesis on gothic Victorian novels, she returns alone to Magpie Hall to claim her inheritance: Grandpa's own taxidermy collection, started more than 100 years ago by their ancestor Henry Summers. As Rosemary sorts through Henry's legacy, the ghosts of her family's past begin to make their presence known.

    ISBN: 9781869792886
    Publication date: 06/11/2009
    Price: $30.00
    Author: King, Rachael
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Map That Changed the World
    Map That Changed the World
    In the summer of 1815 an extraordinary hand-painted map was published in London. Some eight feet tall and six feet wide, brightly coloured - in sea-blue, green, bright yellow, orange, umber - it presented England and Wales in a beguiling and unfamiliar mixture of lines and patches and stippled shapes. It was the product of one man's obsession with rocks, a passion that sustained him whilst the rest of his life slid into ruin. For nearly 20 years, an Oxfordshire blacksmith's son named William Smith journeyed across Britain investigating and naming the layers of rock beneath his feet. Self-taught and determined, Smith had great expertise in practical geology, and this evolving science demanded a new sort of delineation. The beautifully executed map he produced was the first of its kind and transformed the way in which the world was understood. It was a document that laid the groundwork for the making of great fortunes in oil, iron and tin, and, elsewhere, in diamonds, platinum and silver, and was key to the development of one of the great fields of modern science.
    Smith's was a remarkable achievement, and all the more astonishing for having been completed single-handedly and without financial or professional support. Shatteringly, such heroic and painstaking work exacted a terrible price: imprisoned for debt, Smith was turned out of his home; his work was plagiarized; the scientific establishment turned its back on his trouble; and Smith's wife was diagnozed insane and he himself fell ill. It was not until 1829 that, in a fairy-tale twist of fate, Smith returned to London in triumph, to be hailed as a genius. Simon Winchester, best-selling author of "The Surgeon of Crowthorne" and himself the holder of a degree in geology, enters the dramatic world of "Strata Smith" to tell his moving and inspiring story. Celebrating the unique geology of the British Isles, "The Map That Changed the World" resurrects the forgotten pioneer whose passion for fossils came above all else.

    ISBN: 9780140280395
    Publication date: 04/07/2002
    Price: $31.00
    Author: Winchester, Simon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
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