Good Reading : August 2005
Looking for the perfect Fathers Day gift? Available in all good bookstores. $41.95 Hb $41.95 Pb $29.95 Pb The Pearl: Steve Renouf’s Story By John Harms The Pearl is the long-awaited biography of Steve Renouf, a brilliant Aboriginal rugby league player. But it is not just the story of a gifted footballer. It is the story of his family heritage; of his childhood in the southern Queensland town of Murgon; and of his emergence as a try-scoring centre. Steve Renouf is one of the most admired attacking players in the game’s history – The Pearl is a must-read this Fathers’ Day. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EXPLORATION BY RAYMOND JOHN HOWGEGO The search for the Source of the Nile; the opening up of the African interior; from the first ocean crossings to the discovery of Australia, all of these great achievements and more are highlighted in the Encyclopedia of Exploration. This award - winning reference work includes a catalogue of all known expeditions and journeys , as well as biographical information on the travellers who undertook them, from Marco Polo to Matthew Flinders . In two mammoth tom es the Encyclopedia is the first port -of-call for all those interested in this fascinatin g subject. Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800 ISBN 1-875567-36-4 $295.00 (+ p ostage & handling) Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1800 to 1850 ISBN 1-875567-39-9 $245.00 (+postage & handling) For information and orders, contact t he publishers : Hordern House, 77 Victoria Street, Potts Po int NSW 2011 Phone: (02) 9356 4411 Fax: (02) 9357 3635 e- mail: www.hordern.co mor www.explorersencyclopedia.com www.uqp.uq.edu.au $29.95 Veterans speak on the 60th Anniversary In the 60th anniversary year of the end of WWII we hear the voices of veterans now old men and women, as they share their feelings about the war, about the Japanese, about relations between Australia and the old enemy. We also hear Japan’s silence on its wartime history. Indra $27.95 great gift ideas for dad Excellent gift for FATHERS’ DAY goodreading 17 ʼ Fathers’ Day is coming up on Sunday 4th September. Here are some great ideas of books to give.