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Men Who Killed Qantas The

Author : Matthew Benns
ISBN : 9780857985828
Genre : Aeronautics
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This book is the account of the Qantas story that every airline passenger needs to read: the full and frank history of Australia's national airline - updated with two new chapters It takes you into the boardroom, where golden parachutes are signed off, and onto the hangar floor, where engineers battle accounting cuts to keep planes flying safely. It takes you back to the foundation of the airline to disprove the line that Qantas never crashes. This is the warts and all history the Qantas PR department does not want you to read ... but you can bet they'll be reading it too!
Category: Aeronautics

Airplanes The Environment And The Human Condition

Author : Hans A. Baer
ISBN : 9780429513589
Genre : Social Science
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The number of airplane flights worldwide continues to grow and is one of the many drivers of climate change. This book examines the aviation industry from an anthropological perspective, focusing on the sector’s environmental impact and the challenges facing attempts to shift to more sustainable solutions. Hans Baer outlines how airplanes have become a key component of modern cultural and social life, and how the world system has become increasingly dependent on them to function. He critically examines current efforts to mitigate the climatic impact of the air travel and argues for a significant move away from air transport, suggesting that such a shift may only be achieved through a more fundamental change in the world system.
Category: Social Science

Air Transport Liberalization

Author : Matthias Finger
ISBN : 9781786431868
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This groundbreaking book offers a critical and wide-ranging assessment of the global air transport liberalization process over the past 40 years. This compilation of world experts on air transport economics, policy, and regulation is timely and significant, considering that air transport is currently facing a series of new challenges due to technological changes, the emergence of new markets, and increased security concerns.
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When The Bough Breaks

Author : Matthew Benns
ISBN : 1863254234
Genre : Filicide
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The true story of Australia's worst convicted female serial killer, Kathleen Folbigg. She killed her four children over 10 years. Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura Folbigg died one by one over a 10-year period in similar circumstances - suddenly, unexpectedly and while sleeping. Each was discovered by Kathleen, their mother, who raised the alarm to her husband, Craig, that they were not breathing. When the Folbiggs' marriage fell apart six weeks after the death of their fourth child, Laura, Craig was devastated. It only got worse when he discovered Kathleen's diary in her bedside drawer. Horrified at his wife's ramblings about losing control with the children, her 'terrible thoughts' and her fears she was her 'father's daughter', he took the diary to the police. The diary was the crucial evidence Detective Bernie Ryan had been searching for to confirm his suspicions that the babies had been murdered. With his career and credibility on the line, he made the decision to charge Kathleen Folbigg with the murder of her four innocent babies. No one who knew Kathleen could believe she had murdered her own children. Yet few knew of her tragic past - the fact that her own father had stabbed her mother to death four decades earlier. When The Bough Breaks exposes the secret life of Australia's worst convicted female serial killer, a woman jailed for the unthinkable crime of killing her own children. It raises important issues about parents who do not feel emotionally attached to their children and about the diagnosis of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as a cause of death.
Category: Filicide

The Men Who Came Out Of The Ground

Author : Paul Cleary
ISBN : 9780733627217
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'This account . . . is breathtaking in its scope and riveting in its research' - Sydney Morning Herald The gripping story of a small force of Australian Special Forces commandos that launched relentless hit and run raids on far superior Japanese forces in East Timor for most of 1942. These Australians were the men of the 2/2nd Australian Independent Company - a special commando unit. Initially stranded without radio contact to Australia, the Japanese declared these bearded warriors ‘outlaws’ and warned they would be executed immediately if captured. The Australians drawn mainly from the bush, were chosen for their ability to operate independently and survive in hostile territory. As film-maker Damien Parer said after visiting in Timor in late 1942, ‘these men are writing an epic of guerrilla warfare’. Expertly researched by Paul Cleary, who is fluent in Tetum, the main language of the indigenous group of East Timor, it also contains insightful black and white photos. 'A cracker of a read' - The Age 'Paul Cleary has brought to life one of the great success stories of World War II' - Daily Telegraph
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Kathleen Folbigg

Author : Matthew Benns
ISBN : 9781760896706
Genre : True Crime
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This is the true story of Australia's worst convicted female serial killer, Kathleen Folbigg. Kathleen’s children, Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura Folbigg, died one by one over a 10-year period in similar circumstances — suddenly, unexpectedly and while sleeping. Each time, it was Kathleen who raised the alarm to her husband, Craig. When the Folbiggs’ marriage fell apart after the death of their fourth child, Craig was devastated. He discovered Kathleen’s diary in her bedside drawer, filled with ramblings about losing control with the children and her ‘terrible thoughts’. The diary was the crucial evidence detectives had been searching for and in 2003 Kathleen Folbigg was jailed for forty years. After her conviction she and her supporters fought hard, protesting her innocence. At her trial she’d allowed her diaries to speak for her. They did, damningly. But what if she were able to explain her entries? Medical and legal experts brought pressure on the NSW attorney-general to order a judicial inquiry into her conviction. Finally, in 2019, Folbigg had the chance to speak for herself. This updated book takes us from the discovery of each of her children’s bodies, through Folbigg’s own tragic past, to her long-awaited explanation of what happened to Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura. The outcome is a searing look into the mind of Australia’s worst female serial killer
Category: True Crime

Mistress

Author : Matthew Benns
ISBN : 9781742759203
Genre : Social Science
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Between the sheets with Australia’s powerful, rich and famous Since the First Fleet landed, Australian history has been littered with mistresses. Slide between the covers of this book to find a cheaters’ list of those women, and a star-studded hall of infamy of Australia’s rich and powerful men, catching them sneaking into their lover’s bed in the dead of night. They are all here: Michael Hutchence, Clive James, Tony Mokbel – the list goes on ... Wealthy and powerful men have always attracted beautiful mistresses. Kerry Packer, Australia’s richest man, was one such notorious philanderer. He only moved home to his wife from the flat of his mistress the day before he died. Politicians are no better: Bob Hawke had a prolonged love affair with his biographer Blanche d’Alpuget before finally casting aside loyal wife Hazel. Former Liberal leader Sir Billy Snedden died on the job in a Sydney motel room with his lover and was found wearing only a condom. Today’s politicians certainly aren’t squeaky clean either ... Mistress takes you between the sheets with Australia’s billionaires, footballers, celebrities, gangsters and politicians; the women they cheat with, the wives they betray. And it explains the one lie that binds them all – sex.
Category: Social Science

Australian Survivor

Author : Matthew Benns
ISBN : 1740514556
Genre : Australian Survivor (Television Programme)
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Sixteen Australians find themselves abandoned at the very souther tip of Australia. They will battle extreme temperatures, harsh scrub and each other. Over 39 days they will make and break the friendships of a lifetime. They are already the survivors of a gruelling selection process which will decide who has the killer instinct needed to become the ultimate Survivor and walk away with $500,000. Australian Survivor: The Official Handbook is the story of this remarkable show. The book covers everything from the search for a suitable location, the selection of the contestants, how the filming was kept secret, and the dangers the crew and contestants faced. Australian Survivor: The Official Handbook will be snapped up by Survivor fans everywhere!
Category: Australian Survivor (Television Programme)

Dirty Money

Author : Matthew Benns
ISBN : 9781864711752
Genre : Social Science
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The true story of Australia's vast mineral wealth and the men and companies digging in the dirt to get it. Mining is a dirty business. At home mining is impacting on the lives of every Australian. In Esperance in Western Australia a doctor called for the lead levels in children to be checked after 4000 birds died in a few months. Lead from WA mines was suspected. In Kalgoorlie Newmont mining admitted dumping 7000 tonnes of poisonous mercury over the city in just 12 months. It causes chronic brain and kidney damage. In Tasmania 30km of the Arthur River has been killed by the run-off from the Mt Bischoff tin mine. In Queensland illegal mining pollution is damaging the Barrier Reef while in Darwin a uranium mine sits in the middle of Kakadu National Park - both World Heritage sites. These are issues that affect Australians today. Pollution from mining is entering water courses and the drinking supply of every one of us. The toxic effects are deadly. Overseas, Australians like to boast of their green credentials but it is our mining companies who are representing a very different side of Australia to the world. Australian Mining companies oppose legislation that would apply the same standards to their work offshore as they have at home. In Australia Rio Tinto promises: "Employees will be protected to the best of the company's ability against harassment in the workplace." In Indonesia it is being investigated by the National Human Rights Commission over sexual abuse of underage children at its Kelian mine. BHP's own Guide to Business Conduct promises: "It is BHP's policy to achieve a high standard of environmental care." But that did not stop the massive environmental disaster at its now notorious Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea. This is not a dry business book. This is a story of a greed that has defined a nation. It will take us from the earliest mining scams and scandals to the pollution of the present day. It is a story of how communities in Australia and across the world have risen up to fight for their land. And it will tell how rich men in boardrooms in major Australian cities thousands of kilometres away have forged dirty deals to sweep them aside. It will tell us just who those men are and what drives them. Newspaper and television reports merely scratch the surface. The true story of Australia's mining industry is told dramatically and in full. It is a book every Australian needs to read because it the story of our national wealth and how those who have access to it are abusing the privilege.
Category: Social Science

Anzac Journeys

Author : Bruce Scates
ISBN : 9781107020672
Genre : History
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Charts the history of pilgrimages to the battlefields and cemeteries of World War Two through surveys, interviews and fieldwork.
Category: History