From the mythical heart of Greece, to the Black Sea flavours of Croatia and the Eastern influences of Turkish food, Rick Stein's Eastern Med will share over 100 recipes inspired by centuries of tradition and history. Forever influenced by its past as part of the Byzantine Empire, the Eastern Mediterranean stretches from Venice to Albania, to Croatia, Turkey and the shores of Greece, and stands as a gateway between East and West.
This melting pot of cultures inspires the unique and exotic character of its cuisine, which Rick Stein blends with his own passion for fabulous produce, fresh seafood and authentic cooking. Using influences from the Middle East, North Africa and the Balkans, Rick will share recipes such as garlic shrimps with soft polenta, stuffed squash leaves, and yoghurt baked lamb.
Accompanying the major BBC One series, Rick Stein's Eastern Med is a visually stunning collection of inspiring recipes to evoke the magic of the Byzantine Empire at home.
Imprint: BBC PUBLICATIONS
Will the struggle to simply stay alive become humanity's future rather than its past? The grand challenge of the 21st century is to ensure this is not the case. What happens if population pressures finally hit a threshold that tumbles the dominoes of food, water, energy, climate, pollution, and biodiversity, which in turn break up the intricate workings of the global society? Just how close we may be to a global tipping point becomes apparent when you take a helicopter view and see what's happening at the scale of the entire planet. In End Game Professors Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly have compiled a giddying single overview of the calamities which we face from huge human population growth. We know that resources, climate change and environmental contamination are all at dangerous levels, but what if they all become critical at once? Unless things change this tipping point will be reached. Our carbon footprint is now a carbon acre, global warming is now simmering - we each probably use up about about 194 pounds of stuff a day and an Olympic swimming pool's worth of water each year. And soon there will be 9 billion of us. The combination of this spend will plunge us quite suddenly into a global knife fight for remaining space, food, oil and water. The danger is palpable, but the solutions, as Barnosky and Hadly show, are still available. The most important wake-up call since Paul and Anne Ehrlich's 'The Population Bomb', 'End Game' is globally relevant and increasingly crucial.
Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
Because We Say So presents more than thirty concise, forceful commentaries on US politics and global power. Written between 2011 and 2015, Noam Chomsky's arguments forge a persuasive counter-narrative to official accounts of US politics and policies during global crises. Find here classic Chomsky on the increasing urgency of climate change, the ongoing impact of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing, nuclear politics, cyberwar, terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and the Middle East, security and state power, as well as deeper reflections on the Obama doctrine, political philosophy, Magna Carta and the importance of a Commons to democracy. 'There is no living political writer who has more radically changed how more people think in more parts of the world about political issues.' Glenn Greenwald
Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light.
When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome-but that will define his life forever.
In a remarkable and precise prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.
Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people. Reacher's one-day stopover becomes an open-ended quest...into the heart of darkness.
Prepare to be nailed to your seat by another hair-raising, heart-pounding adventure from the kick ass master of the thriller genre!
Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Australian Wine Companion is recognized nationally as the industry benchmark.
The 2016 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes, each with vintage-specific ratings, alcohol content and price, advice on optimal drinking as well as individual information on the wineries and winemakers.
Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
John Monash's life is emblematic of Australia's much-heralded egalitarian spirit - here is the ultimate outsider: poor, Jewish in an era which still practised anti-Semitism, bookish at a time when intellectual pursuits were frowned upon - who rose to become one of the nation's most enduring folk heroes. Despite a scandalous private life and the experience of virulent racism, he established himself as a major force, not just on the bloody fields of wartime Europe but also in post-war society, where he oversaw vital developments in making Australia into a modern nation. When he died, an astonishing 300,000 Australians attended John Monash's funeral in Melbourne. But who was this unconventional man, what drove him and how did he manage to break down so many walls to rise to such a prominent position?
Beyond an account of a much-admired general, this will be the story of an extraordinary and highly unconventional life and its legacy.
Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
Oliver Orme used to be a painter, well known and well rewarded, but the muse has deserted him. He is also, as he confesses, a thief; he does not steal for gain, but for the thrill of possession, the need to capture and fix the world around him. His worst theft is Polly, the wife of his friend Marcus, with whom he has had an affair. When the affair is discovered, Oliver hides himself away in his childhood home and from here he tells the story of a year, from one autumn to the next.
In his dazzling delineation of Oliver, John Banville has created one of the most memorable characters in recent fiction: compelling yet weak, desperate for love and yet inclined towards acts of terrible mischief. Set in a reimagined Ireland that is both familiar and deeply unsettling, The Blue Guitar reveals a life haunted by the desire to possess and always aware of the frailty of the human heart.
Paul Tarrant, Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville first met in 1914 at the Slade School of Art, before their generation lost hope, faith and much else besides on the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme. Now it is 1940, they are middle-aged, and another war has begun. London is a haunted city. Some have even turned to séances in an attempt to contact lost loved ones.
As the bombs fall and Elinor and the others struggle to survive, old temptations and obsessions return, and all of them are forced to make choices about what they really want . . .
Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America - the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music and unparalleled cuisine, yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveller's eye.
On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, labourers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road 'the plantation'. He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families: the unsung heroes of the South, people who despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.
From the writer whose 'great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself - and thus, to challenge us', Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.
Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
A Banquet of Consequences is a lively exploration by financial expert Satyajit Das on why, following the global credit crunch, the world is entering a period of prolonged economic stagnation, and what that means for all of us.
The factors that caused the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 have not been addressed, notes Satyajit Das in this brilliantly clear-eyed account of the state of the world economy. Global debt today is higher than it was before the crisis. The big banks, bailed out by taxpayers at the height of the GFC, are now bigger than ever, by an astonishing 40 per cent. The problem of unfunded and unsustainable welfare entitlements remains unresolved. In most developed countries, economic growth, employment, income and investment are still struggling to return to pre-crisis levels. Meanwhile the developing countries have not become the new drivers of global prosperity they were expected to be.
The crux of the issue, argues Das, is that economic growth cannot continue indefinitely. The reasons for this include demographic changes, lower rates of innovation, slower improvements in productivity, the increasing scarcity of natural resources, the impact of global warming, the reversal of globalisation, and the rising inequality within and between nations. The strategies deployed by governments to promote growth have failed. What's really needed is unpopular structural change, which will result in a reduction in wealth and living standards. World leaders know what to do, they just don 't know how to get re-elected after they 've done it. People don 't want to hear that their time of plenty has reached the end.
Starting with the long period of expansion that followed the end of World War II, A Banquet of Consequences traces the cycle of booms and busts that culminated in the GFC, working through to the present day and outlining a future without growth. It looks at the ill-advised policies implemented by governments that have left jobs, investment and living standards stagnant while driving prices of shares, property and financial investment ever higher, creating the conditions for a financial crash on a scale even larger than the last crisis.
The end of growth has vast consequences for us all, among them the increasing difficulty of finding a secure job with an adequate wage, buying a house and saving for retirement, a loss of trust in banks and political processes, and, perhaps most importantly, the impact on future generations, who will be forced to bear the cost of the problems.
Satyajit Das is well known as a commentator and author, having anticipated the 2008 crisis and much of what has happened subsequently. He has penned both reference works and two international bestsellers, Traders, Guns & Money and Extreme Money. Written for the lay reader, A Banquet of Consequences is peppered with witty anecdotes and cultural references both traditional and popular. Satyajit Das is perhaps the only finance writer who can simultaneously make you outraged and chuckle as you read, and the experience is a delight.
'Fascinating reading . . . explaining not only the high-minded theory behind the business and its various products but the sometimes sordid reality of the industry.' Financial Times, London, on Traders, Guns & Money
From the foundation of the wool industry in the 1820s to the mining boom of the 2000s, Australia's economy has been built on foreign investment. Yet we've always had an equivocal attitude towards it. Foreign takeovers of national brands like Arnotts and the Chiko Roll raise nationalist passions. We fear foreign mining companies are taking our resources without paying a fair return and that multinationals are avoiding our taxes. And foreign car companies have milked governments for all the subsidies they can get and then quit when they can get no more.
David Uren's new book, Takeover, traces the history of the Australian stance towards foreign investment. It has deep roots in both the right and the left of Australian politics. On the right, the rise of protectionism in the 1850s still shapes the attitudes of the National Party, while on the left, the dark suspicion of international capital, which first took root in the early union movement in the 1880s, still generates a hostility to globalization in the Greens and the Labor left. There are still faint echoes of the racist hostility towards Chinese immigration in the 1880s which gave rise to the White Australia policy.
Takeover explores the nationalist forces which led to the regulation of foreign investment in the 1970s and reveals the patterns in Australia's attitudes towards the successive waves of foreign investment from the British, the Americans, the Japanese and the Chinese. It tells the story of the birth and death of the motor industry and it examines the passions which are still fired by foreign investment in housing and farm land. It examines the threat to tax revenue posed by the rise of the stateless corporation and the debates over sovereignty generated by the new generation of global free trade agreements. How does foreign investment affect the national interest?
A delightful and original look at the role of chance and outrageous fortune when it comes to politics - with a strong Australian focus.The Luck of Politics is full of amazing and interesting facts, combined with snippets from interviews with everyone from John Howard to Annabel Crabb. It weaves together numbers and anecdotes to show the many ways luck can change the course of political events.
Where There's Smoke presents outstanding short fiction by Australia's finest male writers. These are tales of love, secrets, doubt and torment, the everyday and the extraordinary.
A man sleeps at the site of a massacre and wakes refreshed. An unassuming piano tuner is sent off to contribute to the war effort. A woman with Alzheimer's is dragged along by her interfering son to visit Uluru.
Brilliant, shocking and profound, these tales will leave you reeling in ways that only a great short story can.
Chris Womersley * Murray Bail * Tim Winton * Rodney Hall * David Malouf * Tony Birch * Shane Maloney * Ryan O'Neill * Nam Le * Kim Scott
and many more
In this generous collection, David Herbert brings together 200 of his most-loved recipes from his popular column in the Weekend Australian. David is well known for his down-to-earth style, using simple, well-chosen flavours to create delicious recipes that are sure to please the whole family.
Taking his cue from glowing testimonials from his readers, David handpicked his most-requested recipes, covering everything from party food, warming soups, roasts and casseroles, fresh salads and pasta dishes, naughty desserts and, of course, his ever-popular cakes, muffins and biscuits. In short, you'll find everything you need to cook for the people you love.
Gardens designed by Paul Bangay are renowned for their elegant proportions, careful use of materials and inspired choice of planting. In one garden precise box hedging frames billowing beds of perennials; in another, olive trees emerge from an undergrowth of rosemary against a dramatic coastal landscape. In a Paul Bangay garden, you can be sure that every plant has been carefully selected to achieve a particular purpose at a specific site.
Now expanded and fully updated, this guide is the perfect companion to Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook, which revealed Paul's insights into successful garden design and construction, and answers the question: what do I plant and where? Rich with anecdotes about what has worked best over the years, and with a special focus on plants for our changing climate, this collection showcases Paul's A-list plants with photography from the best in the business, Simon Griffiths.
Whether for an inner-city courtyard or a rambling rural estate, this book contains the practical advice readers need to give their own patch of green the Paul Bangay look. The chapters throughout focus on the uses of each plant: from hedges to groundcovers, climbers to plants for pots. Paul Bangay's Guide to Plants includes advice on planting schemes, colour schemes and how to select the right plant for your site.
Why are ladies like arrows?..When is a bird not a bird?..What do you call a nun with a washing machine on her head?
Welcome to the weird new word adventure from David Astle, plunging into the realm of riddles, chasing down and prising open 101 curious questions from around the planet. A mind-trip across time and place, Riddledom uncovers riddle relics from over 50 cultures, delving into language and deception, sampling Pompeii walls and Twitter feeds. Readers can unravel each mini-chapter, wrestling with riddles from Wonderland or Zanzibar, Oedipus Rex or Harry Potter. French acrobats, lusty dairymaids, ancient monks - you'll meet the lot in Riddledom. Readers will roam Tasmania and Mongolia, seeking out riddles on clay tablets and Popsicle sticks.
As David opens Riddledom: 'If you think riddles are solely the stuff of schoolyards and Christmas crackers, you're about to have your head refurbished'
Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
Kitchen Confidential meets He Died With a Felafel in His Hand in this laugh-out-loud hilarious expose of the restaurant industry.
If a bad attitude could be subject to copyright, my ten years as a waiter would have left me obscenely wealthy. Working the floor, I was the Kerry Packer of passive aggression. Sullen insolence was my personal trademark, diligently honed and perfected over time. For a long list of perceived diner slights - ranging from ordering the tomato sauce separately to the fries, to calling me 'dear' - I could perform a Jekyll and Hyde switch into the most perfunctory, robotic and joyless server the world has ever seen. If I didn't like a group of people I would endeavour to do my very best to ensure that the only thing left of their night was a cold, dry husk. That I regularly used something I privately referred to as the 'Dead Eyes' should reveal plenty.
Before she was one of Australia's top restaurant critics, Larissa Dubecki was one of its worst waitresses. A loving homage to her ten-year reign of dining-room terror, Prick With a Fork takes you where a diner should never go. From the crappiest suburban Italian to the hottest place in town, what goes on behind the scenes is rarely less fraught than the seventh circle of hell. Psychopathic chefs, lecherous owners, impossible demands and insufferable customers are just the start of an average shift.
Therapy for former waiters, a revelation to diners, and pure reading pleasure for anyone interested in what really happens out the back of the restaurant, Prick With a Fork is an hilarious and horrific dissection of the restaurant industry, combining the gritty take-no-prisoners attack of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential with the gross confessions and forensic grunge of John Birmingham's He Died with a Felafel in His Hand.
Dining out will never be the same again.
Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
Imagine if The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were a real handbook...
Internationally renowned astrophysicist Christophe Galfard takes us on a wonder-filled journey through the past, present and future of the universe - a journey into science fact.
The Universe in Your Hand is a popular science book that aims to explain Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity and String Theory using storytelling instead of graphs and equations. It transports us to the surface of our dying Sun, flies us to distant galaxies and puts us into the deathly grip of a Black Hole, and explains the mysteries of physics in language that will leave no reader behind.
An instant classic that does for astrophysics what Sophie's World did for philosophy, this is a popular science book that will make readers understand, for the very first time, the mind-bending truths that underpin modern science; and along the way looks deep into questions about the existence of God, the beginning of time and the future of humanity.
n. pl. junk·ies Slang
1. A narcotics addict, especially one using heroin
2. One who has an insatiable interest or devotion
1. Professional entertainer who tells jokes or performs other comic acts
2. An actor/writer in comedy
3. A person who amuses or tries to be amusing; a clown
For 25 years Greg Fleet has been one of Australia's most widely known and best loved comedians. For the same period, he's had a drug habit that has delivered him comedy and tragedy in equal parts.
These Things Happen is Fleet's hilarious, heartbreaking account of the life-or-death battle for his soul. On the high road: a genius wit and prodigious work ethic takes him from NIDA and Neighbours to Shakespeare with the MTC and writing and performing award-winning theatre around the country, and on to acclaim and adoration on stand-up stages all over the world. On the low road: a yearning for true love mutates in the maelstrom of addiction and leads to an extraordinary downward spiral, featuring faked and near deaths, sharing houses and needles, a six-month romance with ice, rock bottom and, just maybe, redemption.
Greg Fleet weaves the most mesmeric of memoirs. Part sweet poison, part guilty pleasure, from first gentle kiss to hate-fuelled wrecking ball. These things happen.
Henry Lytten - a spy turned academic and writer - sits at his desk in Oxford in 1962, dreaming of other worlds.
He embarks on the story of Jay, an eleven-year-old boy who has grown up within the embrace of his family in a rural, peaceful world - a kind of Arcadia. But when a supernatural vision causes Jay to question the rules of his world, he is launched on a life-changing journey.
Lytten also imagines a different society, highly regulated and dominated by technology, which is trying to master the science of time travel.
Meanwhile - in the real world - one of Lytten's former intelligence colleagues tracks him down for one last assignment.
As he and his characters struggle with questions of free will, love, duty and the power of the imagination, Lytten discovers he is not sure how he wants his stories to end, nor even who is imaginary.
Imprint: FABER AND FABER
Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, he is a compulsive liar and a melancholy weakling. When Lucy accepts employment assisting the majordomo of the remote, forbidding castle of the Baron Von Aux he meets thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and a puppy. He also meets Klara, a delicate beauty who is, unfortunately, already involved with an exceptionally handsome partisan soldier. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery and cold-blooded murder in which every aspect of human behaviour is laid bare for our hero to observe. Lucy must stay safe, and protect his puppy, because someone or something is roaming the corridors of the castle late at night.
Undermajordomo Minor is a triumphant ink-black comedy of manners by the Man Booker shortlisted author of The Sisters Brothers. It is an adventure story, and a mystery, and a searing portrayal of rural Alpine bad behaviour with a brandy tart, but above all it is a love story. And Lucy must be careful, for love is a violent thing.
A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.
Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write?
Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness. Portrayed in mythology either as a gift from heroes or as a curse from the gods, it has been used as both an instrument of power and a channel of the divine; a means of social bonding and of individual self-definition.
Now, as the revolution once wrought by the printed word gives way to the digital age, many fear that the art of writing-and the nuanced thinking nurtured by writing-are under threat. But writing itself, despite striving for permanence, is always in the midst of growth and transfiguration.
Celebrating the impulse to record, to invent, to make one's mark, Matthew Battles reenchants the written word for all those susceptible to the power and beauty of writing in all its forms.
Traces is arguably the most comprehensive collection of information about foods and food producers, restaurants and restaurateurs, cafes and other eating places that has ever been published about Adelaide's eating culture.
The period covered in this volume commence with the hastily assembled "cold-collation" that was furnished to celebrate the arrival of the first settlers in South Australia in 1836 through to the massive changes in our eating habits up to the time of the Dunstan era in the early 1960s
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Imprint: DIRECT FROM SUPPLIER