The Broken Shore
Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction (Australia) Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then. He was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you’ve come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before. Then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is beaten and left for dead. Everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community; everyone seems to want it to. But Cashin is unconvinced. And as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go. From the Hardcover edition.
In the Evil Day
Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Cold War is long dead but the trade in deceit and lies is still running hot. In Hamburg, John Anselm is hiding from the ghosts he has left behind in foreign war zones. He spends his days working for a surveillance firm. At night he drinks too much, paranoid about the suspicions he glimpses in the eyes of strangers. In London, Caroline Wishart calls herself an exposé journalist. The story she has stumbled on could make her career - or is she playing somebody else's game? Into both their lives comes ex-mercenary Con Niemand, bearing an explosive secret, a secret with the power to topple governments and destroy them all. A powerful and compelling thriller, In the Evil Day conjures a world where information is more dangerous than explosives and secrets are more important than human life.
Big Nate Laugh-O-Rama
Author: Lincoln Peirce
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Big Nate is back This companion activity book to the bestselling Big Nate series is packed with laughs, activities and fun. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspired Jeff Kinney, author of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'.
Bushcraft First Aid
Author: Dave Canterbury, Jason A. Hunt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"For people who want to develop their bushcraft skills and survive outdoors, this book provides information for treating injuries and illness while in the wild. It includes tips and information on how to use typical outdoorsman items in case of a medical emergency or survival situation"--
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
Explore the world one step at a time. Wanderlust presents legendary walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. The exciting Canyon Trail in Zion-National Park, the spectacular El Caminito del Rey in Spain, the pilgrim trail on the holy Kumano Kodo in Japan or a mythical hiking path in the land of the giants in Norway - Wanderlust explores legendary hiking trails in enchanting corners of the world and over a variety of terrain: thin ice and desert sands; coastal tracks and forest pathways. Spectacular photography illustrates journeys to sharp summits, astonishing vistas, and phenomenal locales. With maps featuring noteworthy locations alongside background information and practical tips by Cam Honan, an expert who has hiked many of the trails himself, Wanderlust will suit both intrepid beginners and seasoned trekkers. From modern-day transcendentalists or those who simply desire a casual break from concrete scenery, Wanderlust allows readers to live vicariously through vivid portraits or use the trips as impetus for their own hiking journey. Following faded footsteps of migrating animals or paths of ancient trade routes, the trails featured in Wanderlust offer both outdoor exploration and enjoyment.
Carving the Little Guys
Author: Keith Randich
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
This skill-building beginner's guide reveals the secrets of capturing humor and expression in caricature carving. Learn to transform small blocks of wood into expressive little people with illustrated cut-by-cut instructions. Basic information is included on wood, tools, sharpening, cutting, safety, finishing, repairs, and more.
A complete beginner's guide to training in medieval Italian longsword. This book covers everything from choosing a sword, to warming up, to fencing. Full of set drills and clear descriptions, this book has been the standard work on the subject since it first came out in 2004.
Practical Self Sufficiencyis a wonderfully useful and accessible book that contains something for absolutely everyone! This fully updated guide offers clear step-by-step information in classic DK style and offers a greater focus on the issues surrounding sustainable living for those living in urbanised parts of Australia (approximately half the population) and 'living small'. With practical advice on reducing your carbon footprint, growing and making your own, community gardening, design options for energy saving and retrofitting, and doing more with less. With authoritative advice, step-by-step guidance, and fascinating illustrations, Practical Self Sufficiencywill help you make simple changes that can have a major impact on your life and reduce your impact on the planet. Last edition- 9781740337700 (March 2011)
Author: Barn The Spoon
Publisher: Random House
'No one in Britain knows more about crafting a spoon from greenwood than Barn The Spoon.' Guardian 'London's most famous and charismatic spoon whittler ... King of the whittlers.' Sunday Telegraph Barn The Spoon, as he’s affectionately known is a rare master craftsman in the art of spoon carving. In this book he generously shares his extraordinary skill, gentle philosophy and his life’s work – designing and carving beautiful spoons that are both a joy to use and hold. The simple, ordinary spoon is part of our everyday lives, intimately entwined with the acts of eating and socialising, from stirring our first cup of coffee to scraping the last bit of pudding from the bowl. And who doesn't like to spoon in bed? Barn’s spoons will take you on a journey into the new wood culture, from understanding the relationship between wood, the raw material and its majestic origins in our trees and woodland, to the workshop and the axe block, and into your own kitchen. Barn will show you how to use the axe and knife, from how they should feel in your hand to honing the perfect edge when carving your own spoons. Featuring sixteen unique designs in the four main categories of spoon – eating, serving, cooking and measuring spoons, Barn takes you through the nuances of their making, how each design is informed by its function at the table or in the kitchen, and the key skills you will learn – such as creating octagonal handles, manipulating grain patterns and mastering bent branches. Beautiful photography will inspire and act as a blue-print to help perfect your technique.
Knife and ax throwing are becoming increasingly popular athletic disciplines. Dieter, a successful competitive thrower and your personal guide, is an expert in a wide range of throwing methods, and offers plenty of tips from his own experience. The former decorated paratrooper and school teacher has engaged since youth with knives and knife throwing. Now, you will learn everything you need to know about throwing all forms of projectiles, from deceptively simple steel knives to hatchets and tomahawks. Also included is rare information on making suitable targets, selecting the correct devices, tossing from all distances and positions, as well as knife- and ax-throwing history. Based on the knowledge of several distinguished throwers from around the world, this book is perfect for rookies and those who prefer to learn on their own.
SAS Survival Handbook
Author: John Wiseman
The ultimate guide to survival, this edition now includes the most essential urban survival tips for today, supplementing the fully updated original, bestselling handbook. With an added and up-to-date section on Urban Survival, ex-SAS survival expert John "Lofty" Wiseman classic guidance on how to survive on land, at sea, trekking in mountainous, desert or arctic regions, or in the midst of an unforeseen disaster, is now more thorough than ever. Including updated sections on mobile phones, mobile video and the internet, this new edition will be the only survival handbook you'll ever need. NEW CONTENTS INCLUDE: How to Save the Planet Poison and Chemical Hazards in the City Safety in the Office Terrorism and Self Defence
Provides practical information on the important crafts used in every day bush living in the northern forests. Discusses the basic existence skills that allow you to live in the bush on an indefinite basis with a minimal dependence on technological materials and tools. Includes chapters on trees and shrubs to be found in the northern forests and uses of them. Also the moose.
7th Edition, 8th printing of the original 1941 publication, many added color plates and addenda by Evelyn Payne Hatcher, the artist/author's daughter. A must for art collectors, artists, teachers and art dealers.