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Going Wild in Woolly Bush

Author : Sarah Simi
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Nudinits is back with a guide to getting it all out in the open. Bernard and Barbara, from the eccentric village of Woolly Bush, deep in the English countryside, are here to give you some helpful reflections on outdoor life. Woolly Bush has all the standard features of a typical village – the cake shop, the vegetable show, the vicar – apart from two big differences: it’s all made of wool, and none of the characters have clothes on! With all the usual bare-bottomed fun from nudinits, brimming with double entendres and jollity, this outdoorsy set of pictures and comments will have you laughing out loud. Bursting with British eccentricity and the odd bare bottom, this enchanting book will appeal to humour-lovers and knitting fans alike. N.B. This book does not contain any knitting patterns. For nudinits knitting patterns, check out Nudinits: Bare-bottomed Fun from the Village of Woolly Bush and Nudinits: A Naughty Knitted Noel.

The Lawless Frontier

Author : Randy Denmon
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An Ugly Place To Die There's nothing pretty about Mexico in 1914. On the verge of a bloody civil war that's spiraling out of control, it's no place for hotheads or weak hearts--a place where only real men survive. . .if they're lucky. As an officer for the U.S. War Department, Myles Adams knows all about keeping a cool head. And he's just the man who can help his former partner-in-arms Stewart Cook rescue his soon-to-be fiancée, Alexia Garcia, from the rebel forces. But this is a country where a man would shoot you as soon as look at you. . . An Even Uglier Place To Live. . . With Alexia safe in hand, the two Americans find themselves in even greater danger. On the run from Jorge Trevino, a ruthless bandito who would kill to have what Myles has--namely the gorgeous Carmen Cologan--these men are about to witness all the horrors that the Mexican frontier has to offer--war, poverty, and human suffering too agonizing to be believed. They'll have to use every drop of courage they have to survive, but in a land with no law and order, sometimes a man has to kill to stay alive. . . "A classic adventure. . .riveting!" --Richard S. Wheeler, Spur Winning author of Vengeance Valley

Going Going Gone

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We asked 100 conservation groups around the world: 'if you could pick one species that epitomises your work, which would it be?' From the RSPB to WWF to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and many, many more, the answers came rolling in. Each provided a synopsis of the threats faced by their selected species, a summary of their degree of threat, an outline of the work being done to save them, and a number of ways in which the reader could help to conserve that species. With beautiful full-page photographs of each of the 100 species, this is a book that will both fascinate and educate and, hopefully, help to secure the future of the threatened animals and plants that it showcases.

The Boy in the Bush

Author : D. H. Lawrence
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Lawrence's rewriting of a tale by the part-time author Mollie Skinner, converted her production into an ambitious, powerful novel. A study of all the extant textual documents has revealed a process of composition and revision which qualifies the novel to be treated unequivocally as part of the Lawrence canon.

Beyond the Big Run

Author : Darrell Lewis
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Offering an in-depth overview of the early days in the Australian cattle industry, this unique memoir describes one man's experiences managing the Humbert River Station for 43 years. Remarkable life-stories intersect with renegades, ruthless bosses, floods and droughts, gun fights, and horse races, capturing the historic sweep of Charlie Schultz’s extraordinary adventures. A colorful, personal account of hardship and triumph complete with photographs and excerpts from diary entries, this narrative describes life in the hostile bush and shares a powerful insight into an older, simpler Australia.

Wild Harvest

Author : Karen Hardy
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Plants are fundamental to life; they are used by all human groups and most animals. They provide raw materials, vitamins and essential nutrients and we could not survive without them. Yet access to plant use before the Neolithic can be challenging. In some places, plant remains rarely survive and reconstructing plant use in pre-agrarian contexts needs to be conducted using a range of different techniques. This lack of visible evidence has led to plants being undervalued, both in terms of their contribution to diet and as raw materials. This book outlines why the role of plants is required for a better understanding of hominin and pre-agrarian human life, and it offers a variety of ways in which this can be achieved. Wild Harvest is divided into three sections. In section 1 each chapter focuses on a specific feature of plant use by humans; this covers the role of carbohydrates, the need for and effects of processing methods, the role of plants in self-medication among apes, plants as raw materials, and the extent of evidence for plant use prior to the development of agriculture in the Near East. Section 2 comprises seven chapters which cover different methods available to obtain information on plants, and the third section has five chapters, each covering a topic related to ethnography, ethnohistory, or ethnoarchaeology, and how these can be used to improve our understanding of the role of plants in the pre-agrarian past.

We Gambled Everything

Author : Arne Nielsen
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"We gambled everything-our careers, our fortunes, the future of our nation-and every day brought new discoveries. It was like living on a frontier."-Arne Nielsen The memoir of Canadian petroleum industry leader Arne Nielsen is not a conventional business biography. During his six decades in the business, he witnessed critical events in the oil industry that influenced Canada's economic history. From rain-soaked tents on the Arctic barren land to the luxurious New York offices of a multinational oil company, Arne Nielsen's expansive knowledge of geology and the oil industry made him one of the most influential and well-known figures of his time. His memoir provides crucial details and unique perspectives on events that will be of interest to the next generation of oil industry executives as well as to consumers, economists, and ecologists.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Hey Rube

Author : Hunter S. Thompson
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For decades, Hunter S. Thompson galvanized American journalism with his acerbic wit, radical ideas, and gonzo tactics. He continued his reign as ‘the Unabomber of contemporary letters’ (Time) with Hey Rube. Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking compilation as Thompson doles out searing indictments and uproarious rants while providing brilliant commentary on politics, sex, and sports – at times all in the same column. Filled with critics’ favorites, as well as never-before-published columns, Hey Rube follows Thompson through the beginning of the new century. Hey Rube gives us a look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form – unbridled, astute, and irreverent.

Suitable for the Wilds

Author : Mary Percy Jackson
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Suitable for the Wilds is a collection of Dr. Mary Percy Jackson's letters written to family and friends in the early years of her practice, from 1929 to 1931. The letters offer a glimpse of life in northern Alberta at the beginning of the Depression, when the region was being farmed and settled by new European immigrants. These homesteaders, along with the area's Aboriginal and Metis population, were Dr. Percy's patients, scattered throughout a territory covering nearly 400 square miles. Vigilant about vaccination, nutrition and preventive medicine, she quickly proved to be a talented physician who was truly ahead of her time, particularly in the area of tuberculosis treatment and prevention. Dr. Percy's dedication, good nature and unfailing sense of humour shine through in her letters.

Cowboys of the Sky

Author : Steve Levi
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For more than 80 years, bush pilots have carried supplies, delivered mail, and transported emergency personnel over Alaska's rugged terrain. They've flown with felons handcuffed to the seat, with corpses strapped to the wing, and with drugged polar bears sleeping in the cargo compartment. Ever since aviation came to Alaska planes have been far more important than cars or truck to the residents of the far-flung bush communities. In Cowboys of the Sky: The Story of Alaska's Bush Pilots, humorist and historian Steven C. Levi takes you on a wild ride through the heyday of aviation in Alaska, from the golden years, before federal regulations curbed the more dangerous and outlandish flying practices, all the way to the present. Through photographs and anecdotes, you'll meet brave and colorful pilots, the true cowboys of the sky who carved the face of America's Last Frontier.

Close Your Eyes

Author : Michael Robotham
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The eighth book in the Joe O'loughlin series, from bestselling author Michael Robotham. I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing Someone is coming They're going to find me A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Reluctantly, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, calling himself 'the Mindhunter', jeopardises the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger. With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discover links between these murders and a series of brutal attacks where his victims have been choked unconscious and had the letter 'A' carved into their foreheads. As the case becomes ever more complex, nothing is quite what it seems and soon Joe's fate, and that of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer . . . The nail-biting new psychological thriller that will keep you up till dawn, from world-renowned author MICHAEL ROBOTHAM. Praise for Michael Robotham's writing: 'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' The Times 'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay 'Superbly exciting ... a terrific read' Guardian 'Two terrific female characters, both with secrets. Add Michael Robotham's clean prose and whipcrack pacing. The result? A book you won't be able to put down, although you may occasionally want to hide your eyes' Stephen King

From Moravia to Texas

Author : Sam Kopecky
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As the early 20th century steadily recedes into the distant past, many details of daily life during that American pre-depression period fade to an increasingly abstract perspective, void of the feeling brought to life in this loving couple’s extensive and valuable correspondence. The minute details of everyday life become more important as the distance in decades between their readers and the correspondence, increases. This is a rare first-hand account of the stress and hardships of a country nurse, and country doctor and WWI veteran, from humble origins. With the advent of WWI, there is also the beginning of the ‘medical corps’ in General “Black Jack” Pershing’s notional army, which later became a permanent institution in the federalized U.S.A. army in WWII. Before this time, organized medical and nursing services were almost completely lacking, with tragic consequences in the American war between the States, only 60 years before Joe and Golda’s correspondence. This was a condition said not to have been resolved until the conclusion of Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’ of the 1930’s–early 40’s and the demands of WWII, that the great advances in medicine and nursing care achieved in the hospitals of the north eastern United States, had finally reached all corners of this country.

Aussie Angels 16 Pups 4 Sale

Author : Margaret Clark
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Everyone at Animal Haven is stunned when Alice has eight pups: four golden and four black labradors! Clearly, the father is Lex, the pedigree black lab from down the road. But before long the pups get out of control and need training - and good homes. Meg and Mike find trouble at puppy school, however, and when they try to organise homes for the pups, the Angels discover that some families and their motives are not very honest. PUPS 4 SALE is the sixteenth instalment in a series loved by children all over Australia.


Author : Mary Mapes
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Mary Mapes's Truth (previously published as Truth & Duty) was made into the 2015 film Truth, starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace and Elizabeth Moss. A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truth puts readers in the center of the "60 Minutes II" story on George W. Bush's shirking of his National Guard duty. The firestorm that followed that broadcast--a conflagration that was carefully sparked by the right and fanned by bloggers--trashed Mapes' well-respected twenty-five year producing career, caused newsman Dan Rather to resign from his anchor chair early and led to an unprecedented "internal inquiry" into the story...chaired by former Reagan attorney general Richard Thornburgh. Truth examines Bush's political roots as governor of Texas, delves into what is known about his National Guard duty-or lack of service-and sheds light on the solidity of the documents that backed up the National Guard story, even including images of the actual documents in an appendix to the book. It is peopled with a colorful cast of characters-from Karl Rove to Sumner Redstone-and moves from small-town Texas to Black Rock-CBS corporate headquarters-in New York City. Truth connects the dots between a corporation under fire from the federal government and the decision about what kinds of stories a news network may cover. It draws a line from reporting in the trenches to the gutting of the great American tradition of a independent media and asks whether it's possible to break important stories on a powerful sitting president.

Truth and Duty

Author : Mary Mapes
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A riveting account of how the public's right to know is being attacked by an unholy alliance among politicians, news organizations and corporate America For twenty five years, Mary Mapes has been an award-winning television producer and reporter -- the last fifteen of them for CBS News, principally for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 60 Minutes. She had the bedrock of respect of her peers -- in 2003 alone, she broke the story of the Abu Ghraib prison tortures (which won CBS The Peabody Award) and the existence of Strom Thurmond's illegitimate bi-racial daughter Essie Mae Washington. But it was Dan Rather's lightning rod of a story on George W. Bush's National Guard Service that brought Mapes into an unwanted limelight. The firestorm that followed the broadcast led not only to Mapes' firing and Rather's stepping down from his anchor chair a year early, but to an unprecedented "internal" inquiry into the story -- chaired by former Reagan Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. Peopled with an historic and colorful cast of characters—from Karl Rove to Summer Redstone to John Kerry to Col. Bobby Hodges -- this groundbreaking book about how the television news is made (and unmade) made headlines itself when first published. But this, it turns out, is only part of the story. Mapes talks for the first time about the riveting behind-the-scenes action at CBS during this frenzied period and exposes some of the largest political and social controversies that have broken in this new age of dissonance. Truth and Duty was made into the 2015 film Truth, starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace and Elizabeth Moss.

Women on the Line

Author : Miriam Glucksmann aka Ruth Cavendish
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Women on the Line is a pioneering ethnographic classic of the world of work in a British motor components factory. Miriam Glucksmann (aka Ruth Cavendish), a well-known contributor to the study of gender, work and employment, is for the first time revealed as the author, along with the identity of the company, product and factory. Recording the experience of migrant women from Ireland, the Caribbean, and the Indian subcontinent with the immediacy of a diary, this is a unique account from an observing participant of the daily routines of repetitive work, a strike led by women from below, and the temporalities of work, home, children and leisure. Glucksmann's vivid narrative of life on the assembly line is combined with an analysis of the intersections of gender, ethnicity and class that prefigures subsequent theoretical advances. This edition contains a new introduction situating the book in contemporary debates and developments and includes original photographs taken on the shop floor at the time.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Under the Mulga

Author : Jim Gasteen
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An authentic and entertaining first-hand account of life in the Australian bush from the 1920s to the 1950s. Under the Mulga follows Jim Gasteen’s childhood adventures, marriage and his life-long love affair with the land, which saw him eventually become an unlikely champion of land management.With a knack for storytelling, Jim Gasteen recounts classic tales of outback life – the bullockies, governesses and swaggies; the shearing, horse-breaking and fencing. His reminiscences tell of colourful characters, an unforgiving landscape, and a sense of community and camaraderie that makes Australian bush life unique.Full of wisdom, warmth and humour, Under the Mulga vividly brings to life this all-but-forgotten era in our pastoral history.

Hot Foot

Author : David F. Town
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Walter Knox lived in two worlds. As an outstanding track and field athlete, he won amateur championships and broke world records. However, he also explored the seedy world of matched races and it’s violent gambling culture. He played the dangerous game of the con man, hustling local hotshots. Prior to WWI, amateur officials, determined to eradicate the corrupt betting sports, demanded that an athlete be a pure and honest amateur or be banned as a reviled professional. Knox tried to have it both ways. He made his money in the disreputable matched racing world, yet still manoeuvred to enter amateur competitions. The story of his life in pursuit of both money and respect is as audacious as it is fascinating. This is the first full length, detailed biography of a Canadian professional track and field athlete in the pre-WWI era. The pros in that era sought anonymity, quietly slipping from town to town looking for high stakes races. Few records of their exploits exist. With thorough background research on why and how this struggle to control gambling in sports evolved, David Town has crafted an engaging account of Walter Knox’s unbelievable life. Brazen matched race hustler, Canadian amateur champion in five different track and field events, twice Canada’s Olympic coach, champion wrestler, wealthy gold miner, legend on the circuit of Scotland’s highland games, developer of high school sports in Ontario, he did it all. It was a life full of adventure; a life well worth remembering.