How the Butterflies Came to be


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877559983

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 24

View: 4991

"This story explains death in a positive way within a wider context of the cycle of life. Seasonal changes and the life cycle of the butterfly are used to explain concepts of birth, growth, transformation, death and new life"--Publisher's website. Suggested level: primary.

How to Climb Mt. Blanc in a Skirt

A Handbook for the Lady Adventurer


Author: Mick Conefrey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230112420

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 750

• Which explorer found the lost site of Jesus' first miracle? • Who was first to the top of the highest mountain in Peru? • Who was the first Westerner to visit the Ottoman harem in Constantinople? • Who held the world record as the only person to fly from Britain to Australia for 44 years? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in Mick Conefrey's charming new book (a hint: none of them had beards). In 1870, New York mountaineer Meta Brevoort climbed Mt. Blanc in a hoop skirt. Pausing at the summit only long enough to drink a glass of champagne and dance the quadrille with her alpine guides, she marched back down the mountain and into history as one of the first female mountain explorers. Here, Mick Conefrey weaves together tips, how-tos, anecdotes, and eccentric lists to tell the amazing stories of history's great female explorers—women who were just as fascinating and inspiring as all the Shackletons, Mallorys, and Livingstones. Most were brave, some were reckless, and all were fascinating. From Fanny Bullock Workman, who was photographed on top of a mountain pass in the Karakoram, holding up a banner calling for "Votes for Women" to Mary Hall, the Victorian world traveler, whose motto was, "take every precaution and abandon all fear," How to Climb Mt. Blanc in a Skirt is uproariously funny and occasionally downright strange.

Moths of Australia


Author: I. F. B. Common

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004092273

Category: Nature

Page: 535

View: 9137

This book is an essential, up-to-date reference on moths by an Australian authority. Emphasis is given to behaviour, defence mechanisms and larval food plants, and to egg, larval, pupal and adult structure. More than 1000 species are figured in 32 colour and 46 halftone plates of photographs, and in numerous line drawings.

Butterfly Song


Author: Terri Janke

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857978810


Page: 348

View: 2726

Tarena Shaw has just finished her law degree but isn't sure she wants to be a lawyer after all. What place does a black lawyer have in a white system? Does everyone in Sydney feel like a turtle without a shell? Drawn to Thursday Island, the home of her grandparents, Tarena is persuaded by her family to take on her first case. Part of the evidence is a man with a guitar and a very special song . . . Butterfly Song moves from the pearling days of the Torres Strait to the ebb and flow of big-city life, with a warm and funny modern heroine whose story reaches across cultures.

Eden: The Papua


Author: Peter Watt

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 9781742626024

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 9438

A new war, a new generation and an old enemy meet in this thrilling and poignant novel of love, loss and hope written by the bestselling author of Papua. Jack Kelly and Paul Mann have survived one world war-will they survive another? When the Japanese threaten to invade the Pacific the two men know that they must do everything in their power to protect their country, and their loved ones from an ambitious and merciless enemy.Lukas Kelly and Karl Mann are like brothers-just like their fathers-and both are determined to do their part for the Australian cause. While Karl works undercover in espionage, Lukas trains to be a pilot. The two men have also inherited their father's passionate nature, and romantic entanglements raise the stakes even further. Four men, with ties closer than blood fight to hold on to love, and a world that is gradually disappearing. When the war finally explodes terrible tragedies, courageous deeds and enduring friendships will change their lives forever.

Lost Antarctica

Adventures in a Disappearing Land


Author: James McClintock

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137113731

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 6006

The bitter cold and three months a year without sunlight make Antarctica virtually uninhabitable for humans. Yet a world of extraordinary wildlife persists in these harsh conditions, including leopard seals, giant squid, 50-foot algae, sea spiders, coral, multicolored sea stars, and giant predatory worms. Now, as temperatures rise, this fragile ecosystem is under attack. In this closely observed account, one of the world's foremost experts on Antarctica gives us a highly original and distinctive look at a world that we're losing.

Discover Australia

A Region-by-Region Guide to Landscapes, Wildlife and Plants


Author: Reader's Digest

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 591

Includes over 600 colour photographs of the Australian landscape accompanied by descriptions, diagrams and maps. Forty different regions are presented here, along with an explanation of the forces which shaped the land.



Author: Gary Crew

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0734411480

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1153

In the second volume of the Sam Silverthorne series, Sam sets sail to China in search of a rare carnivorous butterfly. Before it is released in England and kills again he must track down the enraged Chinese Prince Chi Lin and stop him breeding more of the monstrous creatures. However, Sam discovers the British Empire can cause just as much devastation as the evil prince.

Wie unser Gehirn die Welt erschafft


Author: Chris Frith

Publisher: Springer Spektrum

ISBN: 9783642410383

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

View: 7760

Ist die Welt real – oder lediglich ein Konstrukt unseres Gehirns? Und wer ist eigentlich „Ich“? In Ihrem Kopf gibt es eine erstaunliche Vorrichtung, die Ihnen jede Menge Arbeit erspart – und die darin effizienter ist als die modernsten High-Tech-Computer: Ihr Gehirn. Tag für Tag befreit es Sie von Routineaufgaben wie der bewussten Wahrnehmung der Objekte und Geschehnisse um Sie herum sowie der Orientierung und Bewegung in der Welt, so dass Sie sich auf die wirklich wichtigen Dinge im Leben konzentrieren können: Freundschaften zu schließen, Beziehungen zu pflegen und Ideen auszutauschen. Wie sehr all das, was wir wahrnehmen, ein von unserem Gehirn geschaffenes Modell der Welt ist, wird uns kaum je bewusst. Doch noch überraschender – und vielleicht beunruhigender – ist die Schlussfolgerung, dass auch das „Ich“, das sich in die soziale Welt einfügt, ein Konstrukt unseres Gehirns ist. Indem das Gehirn es uns ermöglicht, eigene Vorstellungen mit anderen Menschen zu teilen, vermögen wir gemeinsam Größeres zu schaffen, als es einer von uns alleine könnte. Wie unser Gehirn dieses Kunststück vollbringt, beschreibt dieses Buch. Der britische Kognitionsforscher Chris Frith beschäftigt sich mit dem vielleicht größten Rätsel überhaupt, nämlich dem Entstehen und den Eigenschaften unserer Erlebniswelt – der einzigen Welt, die uns direkt zugänglich ist. Er behandelt dieses schwierige Thema in einer souveränen, sympathischen und sehr verständlichen Weise, immer nahe an den psychologischen und neurobiologischen Forschungsergebnissen, von denen einige bedeutende aus seinem Labor stammen. Er verzichtet dabei bewusst auf jeden bombastischen philosophischen Aufwand. Das macht das Buch unbedingt lesenswert. Gerhard Roth Frith gelingt das Kunststück, die enorme Bandbreite der kognitiven Neurowissenschaften nicht nur anhand vieler konkreter Beispiele darzustellen, sondern auch die Bedeutung ihrer Ergebnisse auszuloten ... eine Aufforderung, dem Augenschein zu misstrauen. Es gibt wenige Bücher, die diesen Appell ähnlich anschaulich und fundiert mit Leben füllen, gewürzt mit einer guten Portion Humor. Gehirn und Geist

Discover Australia

our highways & byways


Author: Robert Wilson,Ray Joyce,Reg Morrison (III.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 487

View: 7200

Molecules of Murder

Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases


Author: John Emsley

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 0854049657

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 2225

Molecules of Murder is about infamous murderers and famous victims; about people like Harold Shipman, Alexander Litvinenko, Adelaide Bartlett, and Georgi Markov. Few books on poisons analyse these crimes from the viewpoint of the poison itself, doing so throws a new light on how the murders or attempted murders were carried out and ultimately how the perpetrators were uncovered and brought to justice. Part I includes molecules which occur naturally and were originally used by doctors before becoming notorious as murder weapons. Part II deals with unnatural molecules, mainly man-made, and they too have been dangerously misused in famous crimes. The book ends with the most famous poisoning case in recent years, that of Alexander Litvinenko and his death from polonium chloride. The first half of each chapter starts by looking at the target molecule itself, its discovery, its history, its chemistry, its use in medicine, its toxicology, and its effects on the human body. The second half then investigates a famous murder case and reveals the modus operandi of the poisoner and how some were caught, some are still at large, and some literally got away with murder. Molecules of Murder will explain how forensic chemists have developed cunning ways to detect minute traces of dangerous substances, and explain why some of these poisons, which appear so life-threatening, are now being researched as possible life-savers. Award winning science writer John Emsley has assembled another group of true crime and chemistry stories to rival those of his highly acclaimed Elements of Murder.