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Band-Aid for a Broken Leg

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by Damien Brown
Being a Doctor with No Borders (And Other Ways to Stay Single). Damien Brown thinks he's ready when he arrives for his first posting with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Africa. But the town he's sent to is an isolated outpost of mud huts, surrounded by landmines; the hospital, for which he's to be the only doctor, is filled with malnourished children and conditions he's never seen; and the health workers - An...
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When There's Nowhere Else to Run

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by Middleton, Murray
In one way or another, isn't everyone on the run? A survivor of bushfires takes asylum with old friends. An editor-in-chief drives his sister halfway around Australia to an east-coast rehabilitation clinic. A single mother flies to Perth with her autistic son for one last holiday. A father at the end of his tether tries to survive the chaos of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. A group of young friends hire a l...
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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

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by Silberman, Steve
"Foreword by Oliver Sacks What is autism: a devastating developmental disorder, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Following on from his groundbreaking article 'The Geek Syndrome', Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the...
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The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch: Climber, Scientist, Inventor

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by Wainwright, Robert
"In the spring of 1901 a teenager stood on top of a hill, gazed out in wonderment at the Australian landscape and decided he wanted to be a mountaineer. Two decades later, the same man stood in a blizzard beneath the summit of Mount Everest, within sight of his goal to be the first to stand on the roof of the world. George Finch, a boy from the bush, was at the highest point ever reached by a human being an...
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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

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by Silberman, Steve
Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Foreword by Oliver Sacks What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Following...
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At The Beach

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by Roland Harvey
It's summer and time to head to Crabby Spit for a camping holiday. 'Don't forget to write!' says Grandma. And, sure enough, the postcards come thick and fast, detailing all the timeless pleasures of playing on the beach, paddling and surfing, finding treasures, dancing to the glow of a bonfire. But look out for the mischievous family dog who makes it his business to collect all the belongings of an absent-m...
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The Thing About Prague...: How I Gave it All Up for a New Life in Europe's Most Eccentric City

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by Weiss, Rachael
"When Rachael Weiss left a good job, Thelma the cat and a normal life in Sydney for the romantic dream of being a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted just three years, exasperated by the eccentricities of her ancestral city and its mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs. In this surprising and generous memoir full of warmth and unstoppable sociability, Rachael attempts to write her gre...
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Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot

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by Marquis, Sarah
In 2010, Sarah Marquis embarked on a perilous journey: alone and on foot, she walked ten thousand miles across the Gobi Desert, from Siberia, through Thailand, to the Australian outback. Relying on hunting and her own wits, she traversed fever-haunted jungles and scorching deserts, braved harassment from drug dealers, the Mafia, and camp raids from thieves on horseback. Surviving dehydration, dengue fever d...
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The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch - Climber, Scientist, Inventor

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by Wainwright, Robert
In the spring of 1901 a teenager stood on top of a hill, gazed out in wonderment at the Australian landscape and decided he wanted to be a mountaineer. Two decades later, the same man stood in a blizzard beneath the summit of Mount Everest, within sight of his goal to be the first to stand on the roof of the world. George Finch was at the highest point ever reached by a human being and only his decision to ...
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Me, Myself and Prague

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by Rachael Weiss
I tripped across the Charles Bridge just before first light, all alone apart from a sleepy pickpocket just clocking on for the morning shift, my heels clacking on the cobblestones, the early morning sky a beautiful deep blue. Armed only with a romantic soul and a pressing need to escape her overbearing family, Rachael Weiss heads for Prague in search of her Bohemian roots, with vague plans to write the next...
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Growing Old Outrageously: A Memoir of Travel, Food and Friendship

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by Linstead, Hilary
Two old school friends reconnect unexpectedly after thirty-five years and discover that they both love travelling - and the more exotic and far-flung the location, the better! Not having a clue whether they will get along, the eccentric pair embark on a trial journey to Morocco. That tentative beginning has turned into a series of wonderfully unusual holidays, and Hil and Liz have been circumnavigating...
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Questions of Travel

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by Kretser, Michelle de
Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events. An enthralling array of people, places and stories surround these superbly drawn characters - from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself. Mi...
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A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream

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by Keane, Bernard
How did everything get so dumb?..How did we become hostages to idiocy?..What must we do to be freed from a captor whose ransom note simply reads, 'D'oh'?..The deteriorating quality of our public debate and the dwindling of common sense in media, politics and culture can drive you to despair and rage. It certainly drove writers Helen Razer and Bernard Keane to a desperate act: befriending each other for long...
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Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War

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by de Soyza, Niromi
Two days before Christmas in 1987, at the age of seventeen, Niromi de Soyza found herself in an ambush as part of a small platoon of militant Tamil Tigers fighting government forces in the bloody civil war that was to engulf Sri Lanka for decades. With her was her lifelong friend Ajanthi, also aged seventeen. Leaving behind them their shocked middle-class families, the teenagers had become part of the Tamil...
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Destination Cambodia

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by Mason, Walter
From the rich tropical city of Phnom Penh, to the wonders of Ankor Wat and the oddly loveable country town of Kampot to Sihanoukville named after the movie-directing, womanising former-king, Walter takes the reader on another colourful adventure in one of the world's hottest new destinations. With his friends, Simon a taxi-driver and unlikely middle-aged gigolo, and Lan a leggy Vietnamese transsexual, he ex...
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The Taliban Cricket Club

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by Murari Timera
Rukhsana, a spirited young journalist in Kabul, is summoned to the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice to face its terrifying minister, Zorak Wahidi. A cricket tournament is announced, with the winning team to travel to Pakistan for training and then represent Afghanistan at an international level. In reality, the idea is ludicrous. The Taliban will never embrace a game ro...
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Questions of Travel

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by De Krester Michelle
Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events. An enthralling array of people, places and stories surround these superbly drawn characters - from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself. Mi...
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Australians: Eureka to the Diggers: 2

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by Keneally, Thomas
In this companion volume of Thomas Keneally's widely acclaimed history of the Australian people, the vast range of characters who have formed their national story are brought vividly to life. Immigrants and Aboriginal resistance figures, bushrangers and pastoralists, working men and pioneering women, artists and hard-nosed radicals, politicians and soldiers all populate this richly drawn portrait of a ...
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Southeast Asia

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by Osborne, Milton
The first edition of Southeast Asia: An Introductory History was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for travellers and students interested in a tantalisingly different part of the world. Subsequent editions (translated into Japanese, Khmer, Korean and Thai) have continued to document with great perception the enormous changes and dramatic growth experienced in the region. Dr Milton Osborne has ...
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The Exotic Booze Club: True Adventures of Volcanoes, Cobras, and a...Beer Elephant

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by Armstrong, Brian
At seven years old, the young Brian Armstrong was captivated by the pages of an old, yellow-bordered magazine . It wasn't just the bare-breasted tribeswomen that attracted his attention. Pictures of far-off jungles, exotic wildlife and intrepid explorers prompted the boy to declare 'That's what I'm going to do when I grow up.' Twenty- five years later, that dream came true. The boy from Bendigo found himsel...
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