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14 Minutes - A Running Legend's Life And Death And Life, Alberto Salazar
1 Alberto Salazar 14 Minutes - A Running Legend's Life And Death And Life
Rodale 240508 USA 2012 1609619986 / 9781609619985 Trade Paperback Near Fine Condition No Dust Jacket In 2007, after collapsing on a practice field at the Nike campus, champion marathoner Alberto Salazar's heart stopped beating for 14 minutes. Over the crucial moments that followed, rescuers administered CPR to feed oxygen to his brain and EMTs shocked his heart eight times with defibrillator paddles. He was clinically dead. But miraculously, Salazar was back at the Nike campus coaching his runners just nine days later. Salazar had faced death before, but he survived that and numerous other harrowing episodes thanks to his raw physical talent, maniacal training habits, and sheer will, as well as--he strongly believes--divine grace. In 14 Minutes, Salazar chronicles in spellbinding detail how a shy, skinny Cuban-American kid from the suburbs of Boston was transformed into the greatest marathon runner of his era. For the first time, he reveals his tempestuous relationship with his father, a former ally of Fidel Castro; his early running life in high school with the Greater Boston Track Club; his unhealthy obsession to train through pain; the dramatic wins in New York, Boston, and South Africa; and how surviving 14 minutes of death taught him to live again. 260 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781609619985. Inventory No: 240508. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD 9.80 AUD 
The Truth about Sascha Knosch, Aris Fioretos
2 Aris Fioretos The Truth about Sascha Knosch
Vintage 226907 London 2007 009948899X / 9780099488996 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 'My name is Knisch, Sascha Knisch, and six days ago my life was in perfect order.' Knisch, who works as a projectionist at the Apollo movie theatre, is a person with special sexual habits. One night, he sees the enigmatic Dora Wilms. A week later, she is dead and Knisch is charged with murder. As he tries to clear his name, he discovers a scientific conspiracy and is drawn into the rich tangle of a story in which nothing is as it seems. How can he prove what didn't happen? What goes on at the Foundation for Sexual Research? And why is it important to have testicles? A biological thriller set in the steamy underworlds of Weimar Berlin in the sweltering summer of 1928, The Truth about Sascha Knisch deals with the so-called 'sexual question', its lures and seductiveness, dangers and temptations, but also with the shrewd passion between two young people in a Germany at the brink of disaster. 305 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780099488996. Inventory No: 226907. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD 6.97 AUD 
Jackal's Dance, Beverley Harper
3 Beverley Harper Jackal's Dance
Pan Macmillan 240291 Australia 2001 0732910986 / 9780732910983 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Twelve pairs of eyes watched the Land Rovers leave ... Once the tourists were out of sight, their leader rose and gestured that the others should follow. Their destination lay thirteen kilometres to the east - Logans Island Lodge.' As the last guests of summer are welcomed to a luxury lodge in Etosha National Park, Namibia, thoughts are predominantly on the three-month break ahead. Camping in the park nearby, Professor Eben Kruger has his work cut out keeping the attention of the university students in his charge on the behavioural habits of the cunning jackal. Not one could ever be prepared for the horrendous events about to take place. Each will be pushed to breaking point as the quest for survival becomes the only thing that matters. 563 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0732910986. ISBN/EAN: 9780732910983. Inventory No: 240291. Paperback 
Price: 18.00 AUD 12.60 AUD 
The Propagation of Alpine Plants and Dwarf Bulbs [Rock Gardener's Library], Brian Halliwell
4 Brian Halliwell The Propagation of Alpine Plants and Dwarf Bulbs [Rock Gardener's Library]
B. T. Batsford 236399 Great Britain 1992 First Edition 0713470194 / 9780713470192 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good This guide is intended for use by rock gardeners of temperate regions in both hemispheres, and covers both alpine plants and dwarf bulbs. Methods of propagation are described in detail, with illustrations emphasizing important points. Timing is given by season rather than by month to cater for a range of temperature zones. There is also a section devoted to the propagation of dwarf bulbs with additional information on their cultivation. The main part of this book comprises an alphabetical list of more than 1000 genera of plants which may be grown on rock gardens. Many of these are common, some rare, and there are several new or recent introductions. Each entry details the plant's family and habits, and there is also a hardiness key and comments on behaviour and methods of propagation. 193 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Horticulture::Gardening; Gardening; ISBN: 0713470194. ISBN/EAN: 9780713470192. Inventory No: 236399. Hardcover 
Price: 17.41 AUD 12.19 AUD 
The Sunday Wife, Cassandra King
5 Cassandra King The Sunday Wife
A&U 237951 Australia 2003 1865089737 / 9781865089737 Trade Paperback Good Condition No Dust Jacket Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of the prestigious Methodist church, Dean Lynch has never quite adjusted her temperament to the demands of the role of a Sunday wife. When her husband is assigned to a larger and more demanding community in the Florida panhandle, Dean becomes fast friends with Augusta Holderfield, a woman whose good looks and extravagant habits immediately entrance her. As their friendship evolves, Augusta challenges Dean to break free from her traditional role as the preacher's wife. Just as Dean is questioning everything she has always valued, a tragedy occurs, providing the catalyst for change in ways she never could have imagined. 389 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1865089737. ISBN/EAN: 9781865089737. Inventory No: 237951. Paperback 
Price: 11.94 AUD 8.36 AUD 
Frogs, David Badgwer
6 David Badgwer Frogs
Barnes & Noble Books 235378 New York 1997 0760706050 / 9780760706053 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good John Netherton [Photographs] Frogs and toads fascinate us for many reasons. Frogs sport a dazzling array of colors and markings--some for camouflage, others to warn away predators. Adults also vary a good deal in size, from a tiny Brazilian frog (under one-half inch) to the West African goliath frog (almost sixteen inches), and they exhibit similar diversity in body shape, from the slender tree frogs and narrow-waisted "true frogs" to the stout-bodied roads and buxom burrowing frogs. "Frogs" showcases over fifty of the world's most fascinating frogs. While some of the frogs and toads included in this book will be recognized by readers, others will certainly be new. This is understandable, since there are over 3,950 species worldwide. Frog families such as tree frogs, toads, poison frogs, horned frogs, and bullfrogs, are shown with photographs to distinguish the different species. In "Frogs," John Netherton's brilliant photos are paired with David Badger's easy-to-read, non-technical text, pointing out the characteristics that make the frogs so unique and interesting. This four-color reference book gives great detail about the physical characteristics of frogs, and their behavior. From their skin, to their senses of hearing, sight, and taste, to their unique style of communication--croaking, singing, and chirping, all of the traits that make frogs special are described in detail. Their reproductive habits and springing jumps are shown with visual references. 145 pages. Illustrator: John Netherton [Photographs]. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Animals & Nature; United States; Animals & Birds; ISBN: 0760706050. ISBN/EAN: 9780760706053. Inventory No: 235378. Hardcover 
Price: 19.90 AUD 13.93 AUD 
The Little Book of Good Health - Facts, Tips & Habits, Dr Sonia Kakar
7 Dr Sonia Kakar The Little Book of Good Health - Facts, Tips & Habits
Exisle Publishing 231382 Australia 2013 192196636X / 9781921966361 Softcover Fine Condition Get smart about your health! 181 ideas to make you feel better, healthier and stronger. True health is as much a matter of mind as it is a matter of body. It is about total wellness. The author has meticulously sifted through thousands of international studies on all aspects of health and medicine, both modern and alternative, and wellness philosophies and reduced them to 181 short, crisp, fact-based and helpful explanations you can incorporate in your daily routine. Like all good things in life the secret of good health lies in concepts that are simple, practical, easy-to-follow and inexpensive; ideas that may seem small or insignificant, but are the way to a fitter, healthier and a happier life. 'A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.' - A Spanish Proverb 222 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Health; Medicine & Health; ISBN/EAN: 9781921966361. Inventory No: 231382. Paperback 
Price: 13.93 AUD 9.75 AUD 
The Real You - Becoming The Person You Want To Be, Dr. Kevin Leman
8 Dr. Kevin Leman The Real You - Becoming The Person You Want To Be
Fleming H. Revell 226920 USA 2002 0800758641 / 9780800758646 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Describing how a personality is shaped by birth order, personality types, childhood memories, and "love languages," a guide to self-improvement discusses how to develop positive habits, overcome common obstacles, and achieve personal goals. 221 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Self Help::Motivational; Self Help & Motivation; ISBN: 0800758641. ISBN/EAN: 9780800758646. Inventory No: 226920. Paperback 
Price: 11.94 AUD 8.36 AUD 
Gardening With Shrubs, Eric Sawford
9 Eric Sawford Gardening With Shrubs
Guild of Master Craftsman Publications 225342 Great Britain 2004 Reprint 1861083068 / 9781861083067 Softcover Near Fine Condition Shrubs can form the backbone of a garden and add year-round interest in so many ways. This practical book covers all you need for the successful growth, maintenance and propagation of these versatile plants, including advice on selecting species to make the most of their different habits and forms, and utilising their architectural qualities to best effect. The diverse range of foliage shape and hue and the many colourful flowers, berries and fruits give you the freedom to create a stunning garden that carries its beauty through every season. A fully illustrated directory lists popular species from 70 genera, including camelia, daphne, garrya, magnolia, potentilla, senecio and yucca. Notes on average height, flower type, flowering time, and cultural requirements help you choose the right plants for your garden to achieve colour and interest throughout the year. 168 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Horticulture::Gardening; Gardening; ISBN: 1861083068. ISBN/EAN: 9781861083067. Inventory No: 225342. Paperback 
Price: 12.44 AUD 8.71 AUD 
Birdscaping Your Garden, George Martin Adams
10 George Martin Adams Birdscaping Your Garden
Rigby 241198 Australia 1980 First Edition 072701367X / 9780727013675 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Describes the habitat, feeding habits, and behavior of common birds, lists plants that attract birds, and offers advice on planning a bird-friendly landscape 144 pages. Light fading to spine edge. Light foxing to outer page edges. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Horticulture::Gardening; Animals & Nature::Birds / Ornithology. ISBN: 072701367X. ISBN/EAN: 9780727013675. Inventory No: 241198. Hardcover 
Price: 18.00 AUD 12.60 AUD 
Conversatins with my Gardener, Henri Cueco
11 Henri Cueco Conversatins with my Gardener
Granta Books 236374 London 2006 1862078408 / 9781862078406 Softcover Good Condition Tales of life, death and lettuce in a French garden. Two men, both advancing in years, converse deep in the French countryside. One is an artist, the other his gardener. On finishing his work, the gardener enters the studio and looks over the artist's shoulder. As the artist draws, the gardener talks: about his youth, his family, his travels, his health, and, of course, the pleasures of gardening. Sometimes the artist responds, sometimes he just listens; but, all the while the bond between these two very different men is deepening. Their growing friendship produces many moments of dry humour: when the gardener visits the artist in Paris, he brings an anvil along in his luggage; the pair go to the forest on a mission to steal a twenty- foot fir tree; they marvel at the curious habits of local characters, and ponder whether a modern-day Jesus would take a job on the railway. There are moments of profundity, too, when the two friends reflect on their own mortality, and the equally taxing question of whether a lettuce can be as beautiful as a paintin First few pages have a stain to side edge. 202 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1862078408. ISBN/EAN: 9781862078406. Inventory No: 236374. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD 6.97 AUD 
Jack Pollard's Australian Fishing, Jack Pollard
12 Jack Pollard Jack Pollard's Australian Fishing
Angus & Robertson 239694 Australia 1990 Revised Edition 020715161X / 9780207151613 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good This book orginally published in 1969 and completely revised, provides answers and information for all amateur anglers, from surf fishermen and rockhoppers to fly fishers, deep sea and estuary enthusiasts. Detailed information on identification of fish, feeding habits and best bait and tackles to use in an easy to use alphabetical format. Advise on building rods, the most useful rigs, hoks, baits and lures. How to tie flies, the best knots, casting techniques and even how to prepare and cook your fish. Over 250 species of fish illustrated, sketches and diagrams, maps of top coastal areas and inland waterways. A comprehensive fishing reference. 920 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Dust jacket has a few small tears to edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Sport::Fishing; Fishing & Hunting; ISBN: 020715161X. ISBN/EAN: 9780207151613. Inventory No: 239694. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
Price: 30.00 AUD 21.00 AUD 
Natural Beauty - How To Look and Feel Fabulous, From Top To Toe, Joanna Lorenz [Editor]
13 Joanna Lorenz [Editor] Natural Beauty - How To Look and Feel Fabulous, From Top To Toe
Southwater 229618 Great Britain 2000 1842151797 / 9781842151792 Softcover Near Fine Condition Simple basic routines and habits that contribute to complete well-being, inside and out, with sections on nutrition, diet, healthy exercise and relaxation techniques as well as make-up skills, hairstyling and work-outs that will tone the body. 256 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fashion & Beauty; Medicine & Health; ISBN: 1842151797. ISBN/EAN: 9781842151792. Inventory No: 229618. Paperback 
Price: 17.91 AUD 12.54 AUD 
So,What's It Like To Be A Cat, Karla Kuskin
14 Karla Kuskin So,What's It Like To Be A Cat
Simon & Schuster 239255 London 2006 1416911154 / 9781416911159 Softcover Good Condition Betsy Lewin 'A cat has her habits. A human has his.' This is what a young boy discovers, in no uncertain terms, when interviewing his cat for a class assignment. As well as eating ('a bit of fish might be delish') and sleeping ('Meow. And how.'), the 'odd need to prance' is revealed as one of kitty's most enjoyable hobbies - Cue much tail-whisking and silent dancing. And what of plain old humans? Well, this straight-talking cat admires their ability to balance nicely on two feet, but can't ignore the fact that 'they look peculiar with no fur'. And why must they 'stomp around and yell' when they could just be having a nap? All things considered, wouldn't you rather be a cat? Illustrator: Betsy Lewin. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; ISBN: 1416911154. ISBN/EAN: 9781416911159. Inventory No: 239255. Paperback 
Price: 7.00 AUD 4.90 AUD 
Supercharged Foods for Kids, Lee Holmes
15 Lee Holmes Supercharged Foods for Kids
Murdoch books 236584 Sydney 2016 174336721X / 9781743367216 Softcover Good Condition Supercharged Food for Kids will inspire you to create fresh, wholesome and nutrient-rich meals that your children will enjoy again and again, giving them the energy and nourishment they need to thrive. You'll find recipes here that will please even the pickiest of little eaters!With advice on how to avoid added sugar and processed foods, eating for allergies and intolerances, tips for busy families and even the lowdown on how to sneak superfoods into everyday meals, this book is full of resources to help establish positive eating habits for your kids that they can maintain for the rest of their lives.Supercharged Food for Kids features old favourites such as pizza, nuggets, pasta and desserts reinvented using fresh, healthy ingredients, plus ideas for yummy snacks and school lunches that kids will actually want to eat. Think Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, Cacao Bomb Crackles, Cheesy Mini Tartlets, Crunchy Chicken Drummers, Watermelon Icy Poles and Savoury Breakfast Muffins, just for starters. 152 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Cookery, Food & Wine::Children; Australia; Cooking, Wine & Dining; ISBN/EAN: 9781743367216. Inventory No: 236584. Paperback 
Price: 13.93 AUD 9.75 AUD 
Cottontail, Leonard Lee Rue III
16 Leonard Lee Rue III Cottontail
Thomas Y. Crowell 240923 USA 1965 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good The life and habits of Sylvilagus Floridanus: Children's Pet, gardener's Pest, Hunter's Favorite 75 Photographs 111 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Animals & Nature; Animals & Birds; Inventory No: 240923. Hardcover 
Price: 20.00 AUD 14.00 AUD 
Expensive Habits, Maureen Howard
17 Maureen Howard Expensive Habits
Penguin Books 000889 England, Great Britain 1988 Reprint 0140093982 / 9780140093988 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket 268 pages. First published in the USA by Summit Books 1986. First published in Great Britain by Viking 1986. Published in Penguin Books 1987. Cover illustration by Linda Jeffrey. 268 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0140093982. ISBN/EAN: 9780140093988. Inventory No: 000889. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD 6.97 AUD 
Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises [The Little Guides], Peter Gill [Editor]
18 Peter Gill [Editor] Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises [The Little Guides]
Fog City Press 241241 California 2000 1875137807 / 9781875137800 Softcover Very Good Condition Guide to Species; Where to See Whales; Lavishly Illustrated. HUMANS HAVE LONG SHARED a powerful and mysterious bond with whales, from the biblical story of Jonah, who spent three days and three nights inside the belly of a whale, through centuries of hunting whales for the oil and other products they provided, to today's popular whale-watching tours, which take enthusiasts on expeditions to view these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. This book brings together the latest research findings on the evolution, biography, habits and behavior of these intriguing "cousins of the sea," which include some of the largest animals ever to have lived on earth. 320 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Marine Life; United States; Ships & the Sea; ISBN: 1875137807. ISBN/EAN: 9781875137800. Inventory No: 241241. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD 10.50 AUD 
Feeding The Crisis, Rachel Garst & Tom Barry
19 Rachel Garst & Tom Barry Feeding The Crisis
University of Nebraska 238751 USA 1990 0803260954 / 9780803260955 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Since 1980 the United States has increased tenfold its shipments of food to Central America. Supposedly, tis humanitarian aid has alleviated social turmoil and economic underdevelopment in Central America. But has it really been in the best interests of the people it was intended to assist? After nearly two years of research that took them to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Costa Rica, Rachel Garst and Tom Barry have concluded that U. S. food shipments and assistance in agricultural development are, in fact, feeding the crisis in Central American, hurting rather than helping. The findings of Garst and Barry are disturbing. They discovered that increased U. S. food aid to Central America is being used to achieve short-term foreign-policy objectives that undercut long-term U. S. interests. The authors reveal that, instead of being allocated on the basis of need, U. S. food aid is being used to support military programs; and that it is distorting Central American economies by reducing production of and prices for local crops, by benefitting agribusiness at the expense of small farmers, and by encouraging new consumption habits that neither family incomes nor national treasuries can sustain. For recipient governments, food aid has become a permanent solution instead of an emergency measure. Garst and Barry charge that the Agency for International Development and U. S. Department of Agriculture are partly to blame for this state of affairs. They make detailed recommendations for changes in the way food aid is administered, changes that are urgently needed to stem the negative social, economic, and political effects of programs that until now have largely been shielded from scrutiny. 275 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History::American History; History; ISBN: 0803260954. ISBN/EAN: 9780803260955. Inventory No: 238751. Paperback 
Price: 17.41 AUD 12.19 AUD 
George's Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
20 Roald Dahl George's Marvellous Medicine
Puffin / Penguin Books 236885 Great Britain 1982 014031492X / 9780140314922 Softcover Good Condition Quentin Blake George's grandmother has the nastiest eating habits in the world. She's as frightening as a witch and as grumpy as a camel without a hump. When he can't stand this cantankerous old woman any longer, George decides to cure her nastiness once and for all. He concocts a very nasty medicine. 112 pages. Tanning to pages. Cover has a few creases. Illustrator: Quentin Blake. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children's::Puffin. ISBN: 014031492X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140314922. Inventory No: 236885. Paperback 
Price: 9.95 AUD 6.97 AUD 
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