Feelings about lost or destroyed places rouse our deepest emotions. Losing a home or a suburb or leaving a homeland can be like losing a loved one. This book examines what it means to lose a place forever and why we return, and keep on returning, to these places so large in our memories. It considers many lost towns, suburbs, and homes: Darwin after Cyclone Tracy, the flooding of the town of Adaminaby in New South Wales, the inundation of Lake Pedder in Tasmania, bushfire at Macedon in Victoria, migration from other countries, the clearing of neighbourhoods for freeways and the everyday circumstances which force people from their land. Peter Read establishes how important the places we live in are, and how much we grieve when we lose them. It tells a human story, which is disturbing, poetic, and often inspiring. Everyone who has lost a place of importance to them will find it unforgettable.
Since Gemmology was first published, thousands of readers have used it to gain an in-depth appreciation of the science of gemmology, its history and practice. This third edition has been completely revised to cover the latest methods of gem enhancement and identification, as well as the most up to date test instruments and laboratory techniques. It includes details of the Gemmological Associations recently introduced Foundation course, and even provides sample examination questions. * Contains essential information for the Gem-A exams * Fully updated to cover recent advances and instruments * An invaluable resource for gemmologists worldwide
Revised and updated 2nd edition of a biography of prominent Aboriginal activist Charles Perkins first published 1990. Revisions draw on new interviews and research to include developments in both indigenous affairs and Perkins' personal life. Charts his journey from poverty and disadvantage to the national stage of Aboriginal activism in Australia. Recounts his many achievements and activities as an indigenous activist, including his role in the 1965 Freedom Ride through New South Wales, his famous clashes with ministers and his standing down as Department of Aboriginal Affairs Secretary. Includes photographs, notes, bibliography and index. Foreword by Marcia Langton, Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. Author is Australian Research Council Senior Fellow. Previous titles include 'Belonging: Australians, place and Aboriginal ownership' and 'A Rape of the Soul So Profound: The return of the stolen generations'.
With the Framework Convention on Climate Change, action to prevent possible global warming is on the agenda. But the obtacles appear daunting. Peter Read argues that the problem can be tackled, however, at a much more affordable cost than commonly realized, and in ways likely both to provide incentives to energy corporations and to improve the development prospects of many countries in the South. The key lies in a multi-disciplinary policy perspective that integrates engineering, economics and decision theory. The author's highly innovative argument proposes a novel Tradeable Absorption Obligation to wean energy corporations onto sustainable fuel coupled with deploying recent biomass energy technology advances - notable new methods of intensive fuelwood production, gas turbine power generation and ethanol fermentation. This strategy opens up the prospect of controlling the level of the main global warming gas not simply by lowering CO2 emissions but by radically increasing CO2 absorption.
This extraordinary book explores the feelings of non-Aboriginal Australians as they articulate their sense of belonging to the land. Peter Read asks the pivotal questions: What is the meaning of places important to non-Aboriginal Australians from which the Indigenous people have already been dispossessed? How are contemporary Australians thinking through the problem of knowing that their places of attachment are also the places which Aboriginals loved--and lost? And are the sites of all our deep affections to be contested, articulated, shared, foregone or possessed absolutely?
In Peter Read Miller on Sports Photography, the 30-year Sports Illustrated veteran photographer takes you into the action of many of his most iconic shots, relating the stories behind the photos of some of the world’s greatest athletic events, including the Olympics and the Super Bowl. Discussing the circumstances surrounding particular shots, Peter shares observations of the athletes themselves, and provides tips and techniques for sports photographers of all levels looking to capture great photos of football, track and field, gymnastics, and swimming, as well as dynamic portraits of athletes. Unlike photo collections by other greats of sports photography, this book seamlessly interweaves the images and the fascinating stories behind them with photographic instruction, while giving you an inside look at what it’s like to work at the nation’s leading sports publication. Beautifully illustrated with images from the Olympics, football, and portrait sessions with professional athletes, this book offers a rich and inspiring experience for sports photographers, sports fans, and Sports Illustrated readers.
This biography of Dixie McNeil captures the genius of the football legend who shot to prominence in the 1970s. He was instrumental in helping Hereford Utd and Wrexham FC to reach the second tier of the English league for the first time in their histories. Dixie played in an era long before the big football salaries came into being.