The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Jimmy Patterson

ISBN:0316420603

Total Pages:320

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With their parents in trouble once again, the Kidds must traverse the Australian Outback, recover a pair of stolen gems, and defeat treasure-hunting pirates to save them! The Kidd family is on their way to Australia to find Lasseter's Gold when they are challenged by fellow treasure hunter Charlotte Badger, who challenges them to a race to the gold! But when the Kidds pull into port in Australia, their parents are suddenly arrested -- they've been framed! It turns out Charlotte Badger is a pirate, and she's planted a priceless stolen black opal on the Kidds' ship, The Lost! Now Bick, Beck, Storm, and Tommy have seven days to traverse the Australian Outback, find Charlotte Badger and her pirate cronies, and bring back the evidence that will prove their parents innocent. If they fail, their parents will be found guilty and thrown in prison . . . forever!

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Adventures in Australia

Author:W. H. G. Kingston

Publisher:1st World Publishing

ISBN:1421848651

Total Pages:132

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Some years ago two travellers, mounted on wiry yet strong looking steeds, were wending their way through a forest in Australia. They were both young and dressed much alike in broad-brimmed pith hats, loose red shirts, corduroy trousers and high boots with

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

Author:Florence Williams

Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:0393083861

Total Pages:352

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A 2012 New York Times Notable Book A 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Award Winner in the Science & Technology category An engaging narrative about an incredible, life-giving organ and its imperiled modern fate. Did you know that breast milk contains substances similar to cannabis? Or that it’s sold on the Internet for 262 times the price of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the breast is changing. Breasts are getting bigger, arriving earlier, and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are stacked against us in the struggle with breast cancer, even among men. What makes breasts so mercurial—and so vulnerable? In this informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon’s office where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas to the laboratory where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk. The result is a fascinating exploration of where breasts came from, where they have ended up, and what we can do to save them.

How to Have Feminist Sex

Author:Flo Perry

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0141991119

Total Pages:144

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'Funny, kind, generous and smart - I could have done with the wisdom of Flo Perry far sooner' Dolly Alderton When it comes to our sex lives, few of us are free of niggling fears and body image insecurities. Rather than enjoying and exploring our bodies uninhibited, we worry about our bikini lines, bulging tummies and whether we're doing it 'right'. Flo broaches everything from faking it to consent, stress to kink, and how losing your virginity isn't so different to eating your first chocolate croissant. Her mission is to get more people talking openly about what they do and don't want from every romantic encounter.

The Wonder Down Under

Author:Nina Brochmann,Ellen Stokken Dahl

Publisher:Yellow Kite

ISBN:1473666910

Total Pages:304

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'The Wonder Down Under is set to do for the vagina what Guilia Enders' Gut did for our digestive system a few years ago.' - Stylist 'This new guide should be on every woman's shelf' - Emerald Street 'A vital publication - it deserves to be a hit' - The Press Association 'Tells you everything you need to know' - Fabulous The Wonder Down Under explains everything you ever wanted to know about the vagina but didn't dare ask. Learn the truth about the clitoris' inner life, the menstrual hormone dance and whether the vaginal orgasm really exists. The book helps you understand how different types of contraception work in the body, what a "normal" vulva looks like and how wearing socks can change your sex life. Medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl draw on their medical expertise to bring vagina enlightenment to the world. Their no-nonsense approach, written with great humour, makes this a must-read for women (and men!) of all ages. Say goodbye to the myths and misconceptions surrounding female anatomy, this is a timely and empowering book that will inspire women to make informed choices about their sexual health. Listen to Nina and Ellen on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour here: bbc.in/2D3Svjh Or watch their myth-busting TED talk 'The virginity fraud': www.ted.com/talks/nina_dolvik_brochmann_and_ellen_stokken_dahl_the_virginity_fraud

Treasure Hunters: The Plunder Down Under

Author:James Patterson,Chris Grabenstein

Publisher:Jimmy Patterson

ISBN:0316420603

Total Pages:320

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With their parents in trouble once again, the Kidds must traverse the Australian Outback, recover a pair of stolen gems, and defeat treasure-hunting pirates to save them! The Kidd family is on their way to Australia to find Lasseter's Gold when they are challenged by fellow treasure hunter Charlotte Badger, who challenges them to a race to the gold! But when the Kidds pull into port in Australia, their parents are suddenly arrested -- they've been framed! It turns out Charlotte Badger is a pirate, and she's planted a priceless stolen black opal on the Kidds' ship, The Lost! Now Bick, Beck, Storm, and Tommy have seven days to traverse the Australian Outback, find Charlotte Badger and her pirate cronies, and bring back the evidence that will prove their parents innocent. If they fail, their parents will be found guilty and thrown in prison . . . forever!

The Craft of Copywriting

Author:June A Valladares

Publisher:SAGE Publications India

ISBN:9351500179

Total Pages:288

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Written by a professional copywriter and trainer who rose to become the creative director of one of India`s leading advertising agency, this unique book provides provides an insider`s insight into the nuances of copywriting. Using a direct and anecdotal style, June Valladares shares her experience and `secrets` that made her an acclaimed copywriting professional. This book is designed as a step-by-step guide to writing advertising copy that sells with each chapter serving as a building block for the next. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of `guest` pieces by some of India`s advertising `greats`, such as Gerson da Cunha, Alyque Padamsee, Roda Mehta and Frank Simoes.

The World from Down Under

Author:George Negus

Publisher:HarperCollins Australia

ISBN:0730493911

Total Pages:544

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One of Australia's most respected journalists turns his unflinching gaze to the big issues that affect us George Negus is one of Australia's most respected journalists. As the host of SBS tV's Dateline, and in his earlier international programs Foreign Correspondent and 60 Minutes, George has traversed the world, meeting and interviewing politicians, philosophers, peace-brokers, philanthropists, presidents, princes and pundits. From Al Gore and Bob Geldof to Mikhail Gorbachev and Colonel Gaddafi, from the Dalai Lama and Desmond tutu to Naomi Wolf, Richard Branson and Cherie and tony Blair, the list of Negus interviewees is as varied as it is extraordinary. In tHE WORLD FROM DOWN UNDER George draws on his travels and his extensive journalistic experience to take on climate change, poverty, war, indigenous affairs, 9/11, the global financial crisis, China, race, religion, the role of women - and lighter stuff. Locking horns with the world's movers and shakers, he looks affectionately, if a bit sceptically, at how the land Down Under, its politics, its people and its culture fits - or doesn't fit - into the wider global scheme of things. In his earlier bestselling books tHE WORLD FROM ItALY and tHE WORLD FROM ISLAM, George gave us his unique 'Australian internationalist's perspective' on post-communism, the world game of football, God, the Muslim faith and even terrorism. Now, in the same easy, conversational, but provocative style via his 'chat with recent history' he unravels the world's big issues - the things that concern, perplex and provoke us all.

G'Day to Die

Author:Maddy Hunter

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781416531227

Total Pages:304

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There’s danger down under, and if sleuth Emily Andrew can’t solve the mystery, life might permanently stay upside down! When Emily Andrew lands in the Land of Oz—Australia, that is—she and her hearty group of world-touring seniors know they're not in Iowa anymore. Winter is summer, drains drain counterclockwise, and all the comforts of home are, well, back home. Even Emily's love life is upside down: her darling detective Etienne Miceli has yet to propose, while gorgeous tour director Duncan Lazarus is vying to be more than just mates. Emily is preoccupied calming the group's jitters about the outback's killers, from sunstroke to snake bites. But when a fellow traveler turns up dead, Emily fears something far more toxic has struck: human greed. Someone has stumbled upon a natural wonder that could turn science on its head -- was this priceless discovery the catalyst for murder? Before the dust settles, a second untimely death occurs. If Emily can't stop a killer in their tracks, this Aussie adventure just may be her last.

The Vagina Book

Author:Thinx

Publisher:Chronicle Books

ISBN:1452182906

Total Pages:240

Viewed:1214

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The Vagina Book is an essential guide packed with invaluable information about sexual health that everybody should know, but might be too afraid to ask. With sections on anatomy, periods, hormones, sex, contraception, fertility, hair care, and so much more, this fun-to-read guide helps readers make healthy decisions for their bodies. Compelling personal essays from a diverse group of luminary figures—including Margaret Cho, Roxane Gay, and Blair Imani—are sprinkled throughout, enriching the pages with beauty, strength, and honesty. • From OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Conti and the team behind the beloved Thinx period products • Dispenses with taboos and misinformation about vaginas and bodies • Provides the latest health research in easy-to-digest entries Advice includes yoga poses to help with PMS and cramping, a cheat sheet for making sense of contraception options, why you should care about your pelvic floor (plus easy strengthening exercises!), and the illustrated history of feminine hygiene products, from ancient Egypt through today. This groundbreaking guide is a perfect gift for every modern woman and a vital addition to every modern bookshelf. • A must-have handbook for anyone with a vagina • Presented in a luxe, cushioned case filled with more than a hundred vibrant illustrations • Perfect unique gift for anyone who is passionate about sexual health, feminism, and learning more about their body, as well as readers of Refinery29 and GOOP • Add it to the shelf with books like Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski PhD;, WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source by Alisa Vitti; and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashaue.

The Warslayer

Author:Rosemary Edghill

Publisher:Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN:1618243349

Total Pages:320

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LIVE THE LEGEND! Gloria "Glory" McArdle plays Vixen the Slayer in a straight-to-syndication TV show where even the fans say the villain is the better actress. The wizards of Erchanen have been searching all the worlds to find a hero, and Vixen the Slayer is the last name on their list. The Warmother, imprisoned a thousand years before by Ginnas the Warkiller, has broken free of her ancient chains. If a hero can't be found somewhere in all the universes to fight for them, the people of Erchanen are toast. But is it Glory they're looking for... or Vixen It all seemed to be a perfectly straightforward misunderstanding when Belegir was explaining it in Glory's dressing room. The reality¾if you could call it that¾isn't just fighting for her life. Faced with a challenge like that, what can a girl do but pick up her magic sword and her stuffed elephant and give her trademark battle cry: "Hi-yi-yi-yi! Come, Camrado! Evil wakes!" At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for Beyond World's End by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill: ". . . vivid . . . this novel's.accessible blend of the urban and the whimsical wilt appeal to those who wonder whether the phantasmagoric walk city streets." ¾Publishers Weekly ". . . fast-paced urban fantasy that resonates with the pulse of the modern world while remaining true to ancient legends." ¾Library Journal. ".'. . a dark tale seething with diabolical humans and evil schemes ... readers will welcome [Beyond World's End}." ¾Romantic Titties

The Queen V

Author:Dr. Jackie Walters

Publisher:Andy Cohen Books

ISBN:125020917X

Total Pages:256

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In The Queen V, the beloved OB-GYN, celebrity doctor, and star of Bravo's Married to Medicine reveals the twelve principles behind a happy and healthy vagina...and other lady parts. After twenty years of private obstetrics and gynecological practice, there’s nothing Dr. Jackie Walters hasn’t seen. And now, in her new book, the widely-adored OB-GYN invites you to put your feet in the stirrups and investigate. Whether she’s covering libido, contraceptives, labiaplasty, or fertility, Dr. Jackie educates readers with her characteristic grace and pragmatism. Both funny and informative, she brings you on a quest through the female reproductive system—answering all the burning (and itching, and smelling...) questions you’ve always been afraid to ask. Dr. Jackie knows that every woman is different, and she’s designed a reading experience that’s tailor-made for each individual. After taking a fun quiz to uncover your own vaginal personality (V.P.), you'll embark upon an eye-opening journey of self-discovery. Are you a Mary Jane, a Sanctified Snatch, or a Notorious V.A.G.? What’s the shape of your vaginal flower—rosebud, tulip, or carnation? Dr. Jackie reveals the answer and doles out advice so personal you’ll feel like you’re in the office talking to her. For every time you've been draped in a paper gown and too embarrassed to ask that question, Dr. Jackie has you covered. Her book is a woman's guide to self-awareness that will educate, entertain, and empower others to achieve vaginal liberation. It's a must-read for anyone who owns (or loves) a vagina.

Phallacy

Author:Emily Willingham

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0593087186

Total Pages:336

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A wry look at what the astonishing world of animal penises can tell us about how we use our own. The fallacy sold to many of us is that the penis signals dominance and power. But this wry and penetrating book reveals that in fact nature did not shape the penis--or the human attached to it--to have the upper...hand. Phallacy looks closely at some of nature's more remarkable examples of penises and the many lessons to learn from them. In tracing how we ended up positioning our nondescript penis as a pulsing, awe-inspiring shaft of all masculinity and human dominance, Phallacy also shows what can we do to put that penis back where it belongs. Emphasizing our human capacities for impulse control, Phallacy ultimately challenges the toxic message that the penis makes the man and the man can't control himself. With instructive illustrations of unusual genitalia and tales of animal mating rituals that will make you particularly happy you are not a bedbug, Phallacy shows where humans fit on the continuum from fun to fatal phalli and why the human penis is an implement for intimacy, not intimidation.

Jurisprudence of National Identity

Author:Nan Seuffert

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351154745

Total Pages:180

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Presenting a unique blend of historical and contemporary research from a range of interdisciplinary and theoretical analysis, this book examines the intersection of 'race', gender and national identity. Focusing on New Zealand, the book highlights the ways in which shifts in national identity shape and limit legal claims for redress for historical racial injustices internationally. Key features: * Analyzes the identity configurations produced by New Zealand's process of 'settling' colonial injustices and highlights the wider relevance for other groups such as Australian aborigines and Native Americans. * Traces the connections and discontinuities between the free trade imperialism of the mid-19th Century and the Free Trade Globalization of the late 20th Century. * Rich, rigorous interdisciplinarity and use of a range of theoretical perspectives provides insights relevant to legal theorists, feminists and legal scholars internationally.

Lazarus Rising

Author:John Howard

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:006207573X

Total Pages:512

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John Howard spent decades under media scrutiny, and while his credentials as a political leader, devoted family man and sports tragic are beyond dispute, in this autobiography he reveals much more about himself. In Lazarus Rising, Howard traces his personal and political journey, from childhood in the post-World War II era through to the present day, painting a fascinating picture of a changing Australia. We see the youngster who had to overcome serious deafness and who latched onto the family passion for current affairs and politics. From school debating, to a legal career, to the Liberal Party and life with Janette, it all seemed such a natural progression. Yet no one would say that Howard had it easy; not when his own colleagues sidelined him . . . twice. An economic radical and social conservative, John Howard's ideology united many Australians and divided just as many others. Long before he attained the role of prime minister, he first had to convince his fellow Liberals that he was the man they needed. To do that, he had to tough it out; it took several attempts and many years biding his time. When he finally got his turn to take on the ALP, he proved wrong all his doubters, and showed a whole nation that it had been a mistake ever to underestimate John Howard. He led the Liberal Party to victory in four elections and became the second-longest-serving PM in the nation's history. Lazarus Rising is history seen through the eyes of the ultimate insider; an account of a 30-year political career. No prime minister of modern times has reshaped Australia and its place in the world as forcefully as John Howard. As part of his reform agenda he privatized Telstra, dismantled excessive union power and compulsory trade union membership, instituted the unpopular Goods and Services Tax, and established the ‘work for the dole' scheme. Then there are the insights into political leadership and character, the stuff that drives history. Without his deep reserves of resilience - and the support of a strong wife and loving family - there would have been no Prime Minister John Howard walking the world stage. He tells us how he responded on issues vital to Australia, such as gun control, the aftermath of 9/11, Iraq and the rising tide of asylum-seekers. He also shares his thoughts on his former Treasurer and leadership aspirant, Peter Costello, and the Rudd-Gillard debate. Lazarus Rising takes us through the life and motivations of John Howard and through the forces which have changed and shaped both him and the country he led for 11 years.

Private Parts

Author:Eleanor Thom

Publisher:Coronet

ISBN:1473687578

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1880

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Eleanor Thom is living with endometriosis and she thinks that it's time to talk a bit more about our private parts. Part memoir, part guide book and part survival guide, Private Parts retraces Eleanor's journey with endometriosis, offering readers practical, down-to-earth and friendly advice covering everything from what actually happens in an internal exam to the perfect post-op wardrobe. Eleanor writes as fearlessly as she has fought this disease; with heart, honesty and a humour that is rarely afforded to subjects as serious as this. - Phoebe Waller-Bridge Private Parts is just like its author: funny, brave, charming, honest, reassuring and ultimately brilliant - Joe Lycett Written for the newly diagnosed as well as those who have had more operations than they can count on one hand, Private Parts is a friend and companion to everyone whose life has been impacted by this little understood condition. It will arm you for your doctors appointments and bring light and laughter in darker times. Features exclusive inspirational interviews with Hilary Mantel, Paulette Edwards, Lena Dunham and Emma Barnett, as well as insights from experts in the field. *A Stylist and Dazed best of 2019 book* **As featured in How Do You Cope with Elis + John on BBC Radio 5, available to listen to on BBC Sounds**

Reproductive Rights

Author:Kathryn Roberts

Publisher:Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN:1534505628

Total Pages:176

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Around the world, state legislatures have taken the liberty of policing women's bodies, suppressing women's rights and restricting or prohibiting access to health care, contraception, and abortion. In some countries, women have been banned from breastfeeding in public, are subject to forced sterilization, and are required to have spousal authorization for prenatal and obstetric treatments. Are reproductive rights human rights, and if so, how do we ensure them? This thought-provoking resource offers global perspectives on the need to expand reproductive health services to ensure the safety and agency of women around the world.

International Entrepreneurship

Author:Susan Freeman,Ying Zhu,Malcolm Warner

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1351109650

Total Pages:192

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This book explores the importance of entrepreneurs in driving economic growth as the world economy grows and becomes more integrated and more challenging. It examines the situation in both advanced and developing countries and shows how the entrepreneurial orientation of the founders of small and medium sized enterprises has resulted in phenomenal growth, often fuelled by innovation and new technologies. It contrasts the experiences of Chinese family business in China and among the overseas Chinese with the experiences of family businesses in the United States and Europe. One important conclusion is that there has been a noticeable fall in entrepreneurial proclivity in the advanced economies, in contrast to the position in emerging economies.

Quarterly Essay 54 Dragon's Tail

Author:Andrew Charlton

Publisher:Quarterly Essay

ISBN:1922231568

Total Pages:144

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In Dragon’s Tail, Andrew Charlton explores the supercharged rise of China and considers Australia’s future as the Chinese dragon stirs and shifts. China’s rise has been perhaps the most significant economic event in two centuries, occurring 100 times more quickly and on a scale 1000 times larger than Britain’s Industrial Revolution. Since 2000, Australia has been an essential part of this transformation, providing the raw materials to feed China’s frantic manufacture of steel vertebrae for everything from cars and trucks to railways, apartments and office towers. China’s appetite for resources has made us richer than ever before, but it has also drained the competitiveness from many parts of our economy, leaving us vulnerable. In Dragon’s Tail, Andrew Charlton shows that China’s growth model is now reaching its limit, and the world’s most populous economy faces a challenging transition. Whether China crashes, or crashes through, this will have dramatic implications for Australia, slowing the demand for our resources and forcing us to reassess the foundations of our wealth. Charlton looks at ways to revitalise the Australian economy and secure our prosperity in a changing world. “Understanding China’s growth model helps explain why australia has done so well in the twenty-first century. But it also explains why, at the same time, our economic anxiety is reaching a zenith: why holden is leaving, why the budget is in such an apparent quagmire, why house prices are soaring, why the dollar is so volatile. China’s growth has brought us a windfall, but it is a precarious sort of prosperity.” - Andrew Charlton, Dragon’s Tail Andrew Charlton is the author of Ozonomics, Fair Trade for All (written with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz) and Quarterly Essay 44, Man-Made World, which won the 2012 John Button Prize. From 2008 to 2010 he was senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He previously worked for the London School of Economics and the United Nations and received his doctorate in economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Come As You Are: Revised and Updated

Author:Emily Nagoski

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1982165324

Total Pages:400

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A revised and updated edition of Emily Nagoski’s game-changing New York Times bestseller Come As You Are, featuring new information and research on mindfulness, desire, and pleasure that will radically transform your sex life. For much of the 20th and 21st centuries, women’s sexuality was an uncharted territory in science, studied far less frequently—and far less seriously—than its male counterpart. That is, until Emily Nagoski’s Come As You Are, which used groundbreaking science and research to prove that the most important factor in creating and sustaining a sex life filled with confidence and joy is not what the parts are or how they’re organized but how you feel about them. In the years since the book’s initial publication, countless women have learned through Nagoski’s accessible and informative guide that things like stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman’s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it—and that even if you don’t always feel like it, you are already sexually whole by just being yourself. This revised and updated edition continues that mission with new information and advanced research, demystifying and decoding the science of sex so that everyone can create a better sex life and discover more pleasure than you ever thought possible.