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The Breweries Of Australia
The Breweries of Australia is a unique colonisation. From its small and scattered origins in convict settlements, the brewing industry has been vital in the development of hundreds of country towns, and is now one of Australia's largest and most important industries. In this encyclopaedic book, Keith Deutsher gives in detail the history of all the breweries, large and small, established in towns across Australia.
He records: all the known facts about each brewery the trials and tribulations of the brewers, their failures and successes descriptions of the difficulties of brewing in the hot Australian climate, and the relative inexperience of many of the brewers. the brewing dynasties and takeovers the change in preference from old English style ales to lager beers the human dramas many humorous anecdotes the battles with the Temperance Movement the origin of the X in XXXX the beginning and the rise of the boutique breweries. Breweries in every state in Australia are alphabetically listed by towns (with a location map for each state). The book includes chapters on Norfolk Island, a comprehensive review of the modern day boutique breweries, and gives details of complex takeovers by international breweries. There are summaries of all breweries. The book is a unique and invaluable reference for all interested in breweries, beer, Australian social history and the development of country townships. The Breweries of Australia is comprehensively illustrated with maps, cartoons, early brewery photographs and beer labels.
About the Author
Keith Deutsher, a retired businessman, has been connected with the brewing industry for many years as the manufacturer of the plastic sixâ€”ring beer can carrier.
He has also long been a collector, first of coins and banknotes, then vintage wines, Australian paintings and antique Wedgwood ceramics. He was the founder and foundation president of the Wedgwood Society of Australia and is currently President Emeritus of that society, an Honorary Life Member of the Wedgwood Society of New South Wales and a retired Honorary Member of the Board of Governors of the Wedgwood International Seminar of the United States. Keith is also a Life Member of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and a Founder Benefactor of the Art Foundation of Victoria.
More recently, he has concentrated on collecting the beer labels of Australian breweries, and has devoted himself to researching and recording the history of all known Australian breweries. Keith is a keen gardener and traveller, and for relaxation enjoys classical music and a game of snooker.
Exploring A Wild Australian Coast
A poetic, personal, candid and richly descriptive account of over 40 journeys, on foot, in a kayak and by campervan to different parts of the South Coast of New South Wales over the last twenty years. It includes observations of animals, plants, people, history, ship wrecks, ecology, lakes and islands, and encounters with cuckoos, terns, owls, snakes, sugar gliders, manta rays, dolphins, whales, emus, dingos, cicadas, ant lions, ticks, lace monitors, strangler figs and prickly pear as well as greenies, botanists, bushwalkers, young lovers, locals, park rangers and canoeists.
Anecdotes, poems and photos bring every beach, rock pool, headland, river and lagoon to life.
Australia And Oceania
Australia is a large island in the South Pacific Ocean. It's neighbours are the thousands of islands of Oceania.
What is the Outback? It is a vast region in the centre of Australia. Most of it is a hot, dry desert.
Inside, you'll find :
- The largest butterfly in the world
- Maps, a time line, photos and a desert with some of the biggest rocks on Earth
- Surprising, true facts that will shock and amaze you
- Clean new design for easy readability and comprehension
- Updated text presented in a lively, continuous narrative
- New centre-spread sidebar feature presenting material in a fun, creative way
- Excellent age-appropriate introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects
- Important Words glossary clarifies subject-specific vocabulary
- Resources section encourages independent study
- Index makes navigating subject matter easy
Southeast Asia Birds
Southeast Asia, as covered in this guide, includes Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Sumatra, Borneo, Cambodia, & the Philippines. Filled with an impressive array of bird species, this region will be a delight to bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. Southeast Birds is the perfect pocket-sized, reference guide to bring along as you explore this richly diverse area. Over 140 familiar species of birds are highlighted with detailed illustrations and clear, easy-to-read descriptions.
A back panel map showing the regionâ€™s most prominent birding hotspots is also included.
Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide is an excellent source of portable information and will conveniently fold to fit into a pocket for quick access.
About the Author
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.
Melbourne, capital of the State of Victoria, is a gracious, vigorous and cosmopolitan city. The magic lens of Steve Parish has caught the quintessential Melbourne in this compact volume full of vibrant colour and sparkling text.Â
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