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The Sydney Harbour Bridge

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On 19 March, 1932, after nine years of planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This revised edition of Peter Spearitt's biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tells the extraordinary story of the Bridge's design and construction, the drama of its official opening, and the way it has taken a central place in Sydney's celebrations and become a much-loved symbol of the city. The Bridge has inspired great art and drawn visitors from all over the world to marvel and climb it, yet is still so familiar that Sydneysiders refer to it endearingly as the coathanger. The Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates not only a magnificent structure, but the people who use it.

About the Author

Peter Spearritt is a leading historian, the former executive director of the Brisbane Institute, and a current professor at the University of Queensland. He has published more than 20 books, including Australians and the Monarchy, Electrifying Sydney, Sydney’s Century: A History, Holiday Business: Tourism in Australia since 1870, and Trading Places: Australian Travel Posters.


Cafe Life Sydney

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Australia has evolved from a nation of tea drinkers into one of passionate, true-to-Italian-immigrant espresso consumers.

Cafe culture is carved into Sydney's phenomenal harbour topography and colourful neighbourhood character. From bayside to beachfront, bohemian inner-city areas, student zones and leafy residential areas, each suburb has its own distinct flavour and cafes to match. Cafe Life Sydney explores how espresso culture has percolated up from its Italian roots to be an essential part of Australian lifestyle.

About the Author

Tamara Thiessen has spent the past decade as a freelance foreign correspondent, travel, and cultural writer. Backed by a Masters in international studies and several languages, she has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines (National Geographic Traveller, Monocle Magazine, Connect Business Travel Magazine, Hotel News Now, Get Lost! Business Traveller, Wanderlust Magazine, Islands Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, Air Emirates Open Skies & Portfolio, Bthere! Brussels Airline, US Airways Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, CARLSON Holiday Magazine US, The Melbourne Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Business Post, Sunday Herald); she is also the author of the Bradt Travel Guidebook to Borneo (2009) and has worked as a writer and photographer on the Eyewitness Guides to France, Italy, and Australia and to Thames, and Hudson's StyleCity Europe. When she thinks of home, she looks immediately to her suitcase and to the horizon of her next travels.


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


Sydney Girl

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A missing girl. Gun toting gangsters. Corrupt coppers. It's all in a day's work for Jerome Cardinal, Sydney's newest private investigator. When Amy Davenport is reported missing by her mother, Cardinal takes the job expecting to follow a truant teenager. As he tracks her down, he is catapulted down one girl's dangerous descent into the seedy underbelly of Sydney's drug scene and violent gangland. Crossing paths with drug addled fiends and trigger happy gangsters, as well as questionable police, Cardinal has to rely on his street smarts, fearlessness and a sense of humour to get to the bottom of this mystery in one piece. The Jerome Cardinal private investigator series A former federal police officer, Jerome Cardinal is toiling away in the sometime exciting but often dull world of private investigations. With a laid back optimism, he's too young to be crusty and jaded, and lives for the opportunity to solve that next challenging case. Living on his wits since he left the force, he squats at the luxurious house of a best friend while he runs his fledging PI business in a pokey Surry Hills studio. The latest addition to the Australian crime and mystery thriller series, fans of Cliff Hardy and Jack Irish will appreciate Jerome Cardinal as the newest upstart in the Australian private detective fiction world.



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