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Rite of Spring: 75 Years of ABC Music-Making

Martin Buzacott

Rite of Spring: 75 Years of ABC Music-Making by Martin BuzacottFor three generations the ABC's symphony orchestras were a jewel in the crown of Australian culture, allowing audiences to hear Rubenstein, tauber, Szell, Beecham, Schwarzkopf, Rostropovich and Klemperer in their primes, while providing career-long employment for Australia's own leading classical musicians. Much less well known is the fact that for many years the ABC's in-house musical ensembles also included full-time dance bands, a military bank and wireless choruses of uncommon distinction. In this ground-breaking study of the complete gamut of ABC music-making, well-known author and music...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Voices From the Air: The ABC war correspondents who told the stories of Australians in the Second World War

Tony Hill

Voices From the Air: The ABC war correspondents who told the stories of Australians in the Second World War by Tony HillAn untold tale of Australians at war: the first ABC war correspondents and how radio broadcast from the battlefields to those at home waiting for news. With the outbreak of the Second World War, a new breed of reporters joined the ranks of war correspondents - and through the reach and power of radio Australians back home heard their voices and their stories shaped from the sounds of battle, out of the white noise of the ether. Australian forces defended our long shoreline against the threat of invasion and more than 500,000 Australians went into battle overseas. They fought on the dusty soil...
2016 / 12 / 3
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The Second Best Job in the World: The Extraordinary Adventures of an ABC Cameraman

Julian Mather

The Second Best Job in the World: The Extraordinary Adventures of an ABC Cameraman by Julian MatherTake an entertaining and occasionally terrifying ride alongside likeable ABC TV camerman, Julian Mather and share some adventures from his 25 years on the job. Wry humour infuses this beautifully written book. For as long as he could remember Julian Mather wanted to be a photojournalist. then he got side-tracked. And while military sniper seemed like a good idea at the time, he found the telescopic sights of his rifle were starting to look more and more like a movie camera, and so he fell in love with film-making. It wasn't quite photojournalism but it was better than killing people. Shooting...
2016 / 12 / 2
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ABC Grandstand's Unsung Sporting Heroes

ABC Grandstand

ABC Grandstand's Unsung Sporting Heroes by ABC GrandstandA collection of short stories of courage, sportsmanship and having a go from ABC Grandstand. UNSUNG SPORtING HEROS is a collection of more than 30 stories of courage, sportsmanship and having a go. ABC Grandstand's broadcasters - such as Jim Maxwell, Debbie Spillane, Amanda Shalala, Peter Wilkins and Shannon Byrne - join the winners of the inaugural sports writing short story competition to bring you heart-warming tributes to their personal unsung sporting heroes. From Kokoda veteran, ted Howe, who returned to his hometown of Penguin to become an integral part of the Penguin Football Club for...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Living With Dogs: A commonsense guide

Dr. Hugh Wirth

Living With Dogs: A commonsense guide by Dr. Hugh WirthFrom ABC Local Radio pet expert and president of RSPCA Victoria, Dr Hugh Wirth, comes this essential guide to keeping your dog happy, healthy and safe. For almost thirty years Dr Hugh Wirth has been an ABC Local Radio pet expert, answering listeners' questions on everything from how to deal with a dog's bad breath to the best way to house train them. Whenever Dr Hugh is on the air, the switchboard becomes jammed with callers wanting his advice on their particular pet dilemma. In this practical, commonsense book on living with and caring for dogs, Hugh covers all the topics that dog owners need...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Living With Cats: A Commonsense Guide

Dr. Hugh Wirth

Living With Cats: A Commonsense Guide by Dr. Hugh WirthFrom ABC Local Radio pet expert and president of RSPCA Victoria, Dr Hugh Wirth, comes this essential guide to keeping your cat happy, healthy and safe. For almost thirty years Dr Hugh Wirth has been an ABC Local Radio pet expert, answering listeners' questions on everything from how to deal with a cat's hunting instinct to the best way to clean their teeth. Whenever Dr Hugh is on the air, the switchboard becomes jammed with callers wanting his advice on their particular pet dilemma. In this practical, commonsense book on living with and caring for cats, Hugh covers all the topics that cat owners...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Gift of the Gob: Morsels of English Language History

Kate Burridge

Gift of the Gob: Morsels of English Language History by Kate BurridgeA book about the quirks of the English language from an Australian point of view, from popular author and ABC TV and Radio regular Kate Burridge. Morsels of English Language History . Why can we fall in love but not in hate? . What do codswallop and poppycock share? . Why not one house and two hice? . How come we scream blue murder, sing the blues and turn the air blue? In GIFt OF tHE GOB Professor of Linguistics Kate Burridge explores our language and the everlasting tug-of-love that exists between 'proper' English and its wayward relation slang. She investigates the place where all that is...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Boyer Lectures 2013: Back to Grassroots

Quentin Bryce

Boyer Lectures 2013: Back to Grassroots by Quentin BryceHer Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, shares her thoughts on contemporary Australia. Her Excellency's lecture series, 'Back to Grassroots', will comprise four 30 minute lectures titled: Joining the neighbourhood: a personal story of equal rights advocacy; Watching the women: the powerful role of Australian women; Australians at their best: courage, compassion and resilience in everyday life; and Advance Australia Fair: looking to the future of Australian citizenship. "I am delighted to be giving the 2013 Boyer Lectures, contributing...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Boyer Lectures 2014: The Promise of Science - A Vision of Hope

Suzanne Cory

Boyer Lectures 2014: The Promise of Science - A Vision of Hope by Suzanne CoryProfessor Cory is not just a scientist: she is a humanist, an environmentalist, and an unremitting optimist. Cory's Boyer Lecture series reflects her hope for a bright future. In the Promise of Science: A vision of hope, Professor Cory explores what Australian science has given the nation and the world, and how it might help set to rights some of our biggest problems. Climate change, continuing gender inequity, the possibilities for a sustainable knowledge-based economy and the promise of medical research all come under the microscope as Cory carries an urgent message to Australians. the Boyer...
2016 / 12 / 2
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In Their Branches: Stories from ABC RN's Trees Project

Gretchen Miller

In Their Branches: Stories from ABC RN's Trees Project by Gretchen MillerA very special collection of over one hundred stories, memories, and reflections on trees that have had a special meaning in the lives of Australians, from ABC RN. We all have a favourite tree. We scaled their trunks in childhood, planted their saplings in memory of someone we loved, and carried their silhouettes in our hearts across lifetimes and continents. We have watched them grow and watched them burn, skylarked around in their foliage and cried into their trunks. Up in their branches we have let our imaginations soar, found a sanctuary away from our troubles, and felt connected to nature...
2016 / 12 / 3
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Great Australian Flood Stories

Ian Mannix

Great Australian Flood Stories by Ian MannixFrom ABC Books' Australiana range comes GREAT AUSTRALIAN FLOOD STORIES, stories of humour, survival and courage in the face of one of our country's most powerful natural forces: flood. 'I tried to follow the road but the rushing waters pushed me into a deep rut where I lost my footing and was swept away downstream in the overflow of the river ... I got very frightened at the noise, and the water swept me along ... but I kept saying to myself, "Don't panic." Hampered by the big mail bag I let it go and within seconds the water swept it out of sight.' Lyn Berlowitz, Bullita Station, Nt From ABC...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Roadtesting Happiness: How to be happier (no matter what)

Sophie Scott

Roadtesting Happiness: How to be happier (no matter what) by Sophie ScottWe are constantly being told that happiness should be our goal, and how we can achieve it. But does the advice of happiness 'experts' really work? Sophie Scott, the ABC's medical reporter, roadtests the most popular methods to find out. We are constantly told that happiness should be our goal, but how can we achieve it? Does the advice of happiness 'experts' really work? that is what Sophie Scott decides to find out. Exploring the science of happiness, the ABC's award-winning medical reporter gets inside the ideas of leading happiness experts, including Buddhist monk Mathieu Ricard (the 'world's...
2016 / 12 / 2
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A Book To Love: Favourite Guests of ABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club Sha re Their Most Loved Books

various

A Book To Love: Favourite Guests of ABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club Sha re Their Most Loved Books by variousThe first publication from FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB, this book is a collection of specially commissioned writing from selected guests on a book they have loved and treasured. first tuesday book club has been blessed with entertaining, inspiring and provocative guests. Now, a selection of wonderful authors and booklovers featured on the show comes together to reveal the books closest to their hearts. Some love classics-Jane Eyre anyone? A Moveable Feast? Anna Karenina? Some champion neglected gems: Ask the Dust, New Grub Street and Excellent Women may soon top your must-read-next list. And some...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Turn, Turn, Turn...Please! Musings on Cricket and Life

Kerry O'Keeffe

Turn, Turn, Turn...Please! Musings on Cricket and Life by Kerry O'KeeffeFormer Test bowler, ABC Radio cricket commentator, funny man, raconteur and all-round sporting tragic Kerry O'Keeffe recalls some of the most hilarious and poignant events from his life - in sport and away from it. Former test bowler, ABC Radio cricket commentator, funny man, raconteur and all-round sporting tragic Kerry O'Keeffe recalls some of the most hilarious and poignant events from his life - in sport and away from it. From the racetrack at Fanny Bay in Darwin and catching up with mates for legendary lunches to leading a tour party through the highs and lows of the 2004 Cricket World...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Every Beat of My Heart: An ABC Journalist's Journey From Death by Cardiac Arrest to Complete Recovery

Jeff Waters

Every Beat of My Heart: An ABC Journalist's Journey From Death by Cardiac Arrest to Complete Recovery by Jeff WatersOne ordinary evening, Jeff Waters suffered a cataclysmic cardiac arrest that killed him instantly. He was clinically dead for one hour, so how did he live to tell the tale? A miraculous story of survival and courage. One ordinary weekday evening, Jeff Waters had just gone to bed in his Melbourne home when pain began in his left arm and chest. He mentioned it casually to his wife, a GP, but dismissed her evident alarm - after all, he ate healthily, he swam regularly, he wasn't overweight or diabetic, and he was only 43. What did he have to worry about? Seconds later 'a dark curtain fell' and...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Feast: Grow, Cook, Eat

Gabrielle Chan

Feast: Grow, Cook, Eat by Gabrielle ChanFrom the nation's capital comes a delicious collection of the most popular recipes and horticultural tips from listeners, chefs, cooks, gardeners, providors as heard on 666 ABC Canberra. A must-have guide to planting, growing, buying and cooking food in Canberra and the surrounding region. From the garden to the table, FEASt is your guide to the seasonal produce, providores and favourite tastes of our nation's capital. FEASt is the perfect introduction for locals and visitors wanting to discover the tastes of Canberra's famous growers markets and local food scene. this collection of recipes...
2016 / 12 / 2
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The Quiet Revolution: The Emergence of Interfaith Consciousness

Peter Kirkwood

The Quiet Revolution: The Emergence of Interfaith Consciousness by Peter KirkwoodIntolerance of different religions, miscommunication, and bigotry. It doesn't have to be this way. A global revolution is emerging - interfaith. In an increasingly politically and religiously fragmented world, a number of adherents of different faiths have realised the necessity of global interfaith connection and communication.

Quiet Revolution investigates this important growing phenomenon. Over the last fifteen years or so there has been a worldwide mushrooming of organisations to promote international interfaith dialogue and understanding. Quiet Revolution introduces the basis for this developing...

2016 / 12 / 2
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Is That a Fact?

John Barron

Is That a Fact? by John BarronGet all the facts ... if you can handle the truth. Does Australia take the highest number of refugees per capita in the world? Are vegetarians slimmer than meat eaters? Is Clive Palmer really a billionaire ... Every day the ABC Fact Check unit listens to scores of claims being made in the news and asks, 'can that be true?'. they check the facts, talk to the experts and bring you the right answer. In this compact new book the Fact Check team, headed by ABC journalist and broadcaster John Barron, pull together the facts on over one hundred burning questions. Whether shark culls really work, is...
2016 / 12 / 2
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Completely Fact

John Barron

Completely Fact by John BarronGet the facts, not the spin, in this compelling new book from the ABC's FACT CHECK team. Does halal certification fund terrorism as Pauline Hanson claims? Is there an ice epidemic in Australia? How many election promises has the government broken since taking office? If you're confused about the claims you hear pouring forth from the 24/7 media - those made by politicians, lawyers, public figures and experts of all stripes, you need look no further than COMPLETELY FACT, the ABC FACT CHECK unit's easy to read primer on which claims check out, which ones look a little dubious and which should...
2016 / 12 / 3
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Three Weeks in Bali: A Personal Account of the Bali Bombing

Alan Atkinson

Three Weeks in Bali: A Personal Account of the Bali Bombing by Alan AtkinsonAlan Atkinson has worked for the ABC for more than 20 years and is currently Day Editor in the Adelaide ABC newsroom. He has also worked for newspapers in Australia and overseas, including the Sydney Morning Herald and the Adelaide Advertiser, the London Guardian and the Scotsman in Edinburgh. He is married with two children - his family was with him in Bali on holiday when he was woken with news of the bombing. He was one of the first Western journalists on the scene. His radio and tV broadcasts on the morning after the bombing - which included eye-witness accounts and the first reliable death...
2017 / 2 / 6
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