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A Barrister's Brief
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 30,410. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Bernie Ryan's fifty year journey as a Prosecutor in Australia, new Guinea and Hong Kong.
Terra Cognita: Return to New Guinea
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,430. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Ten years after his first visit, Chuck McAllister returns to old haunts and familiar faces. But what has become of this nascent island nation in the intervening years? Through his journey, McAllister reflects on the various affects—positive and negative—of the millennial clash between the modern West and the undeveloped “Fourth World.”
Lost Among the Baining: Adventure, Marriage, and Other Fieldwork
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
In this wry travel memoir, a fiasco of an anthropological field trip leaves the writer and her husband haunted by the Baining of New Guinea, a people who upend Western theories as well as the couple's young lives. Years later, they return to the jungle to make peace with this very different culture and their youthful past.
Another Fool's Paradise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 178,460. Language: Australian English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Dreams of adventure become reality when, in 1961, nineteen-year-old Roger J Burke gets a job in New Guinea as a Cadet Patrol Officer. Come with Roger as he tackles the clash of cultures; the harshness and humor of colonial administration; patrolling in country; earthquakes, tropical diseases, and other nasties; investigating murders and suicides; and just missing death by a spear in the gut....
Paradise: Solo Across New Guinea
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,860. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A first-person account of two months solo across one of the world's most primitive places. The author travels on foot, by canoe, and by hitching rides with missionaries, and lives side by side with hunter-gatherers who still live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago.
The Amazing Echidna: Puggles in Pouches: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Echidnas are animals that have spiny hairs all over their body. This makes them look like a hedgehog or a porcupine. Echidnas are also covered in fur. Depending on where they live, some are furrier than others. They can vary in color from very light brown to red-brown and right through to black. Did you know the spines are really hairs? They are just very large and strong hairs Has CCSS activitie
The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II: Weapon of Denial - Air Power and the Battle for New Guinea, Japanese Onslaught, Coral Sea through Milne Bay, Air Power and the Supply War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Pacific forces in World War II, viewed the Battle of the Bismarck Sea as a disaster for the Japanese and a triumph for the Allies. In that great air-sea confrontation, U.S. and Australian air forces proved that air power could be decisive in preventing the resupply of ground troops by sea.
McAlister's Way
Series: The McAlister Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,060. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Coming of age
By his fifteenth birthday, Danny McAlister in on the run. He has escaped from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal. His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track.
Twins Sail Into Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,040. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Twins, Nia and Ngaire along with their dog “Lik-lik” sail from their New Guinea home to explore an island and the reefs around it. Little do they know that they will be sailing straight into a host of dangers, shipwreck, komodo dragons, giant squid, and most deadly of all, criminals with guns who are determined to keep their secret at all cost. An exciting read for children age 8 to 13.
The Amazing Echidna: Puggles In Pouches
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Echidnas have spiny hairs all over their body. This makes them look like a porcupine. Echidnas are also covered in fur. Depending on where they live, some are furrier than others. They can vary in color from very light brown to red-brown and right through to black. Did you know that the spines are really hairs? They are just very large and strong hairs. Find out more about the amazing echidna!