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Ferran The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food

By: Andrews, Colman

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Gotham (Penguin), 2011

Ferran Adrià is arguably the greatest culinary revolutionary of our time. Hailed as a genius and a prophet by fellow chefs, worshipped (if often misunderstood) by critics and lay diners alike, Adrià is imitated and paid homage to in professional kitchens, and in more than a few private ones, all over the world. In his lively close-up portrait of Adrià, award-winning food writer Colman Andrews traces this groundbreaking chef 's rise from resort- hotel dishwasher to cu... View more info

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Dictionary of World Biography

By: Jones, Barry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Information Australia, 1996

ex-reference lib softcover. If you remember Bob Dyer saying "Ooooh Barry . . " then you'll know how the information in this book will be well chosen & presented. 820 pp & approx 1.2 kgs carded/packed for post View more info

Apache The Man, the MacHine, the Mission

By: Macy, Ed

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Harper Press, 2008

What's it about? In 2007, Ed Macy's Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan's notorious Helmand Province, with the mission to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground by any means necessary. When a marine goes missing in action, Macy and his team are the Army's only hope of bringing him back alive. With a soldier strapped to each side of two gunships, they must land in the heart of Jugroom Fort, a Taliban stronghold, and come face-to-face with hordes of th... View more info

The Victorians Making Their Mark

By: Priestley, Susan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Australia, Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Assoc, 1984

382pp 1kg This book gives an account of the changing look of Victoria expressly over last 150 years, although the impact made by the aborigines' lifestyle before contact with Europeans is also briefly covered. Last book of a 3 part series looking at the Vics. View more info

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Frank Lloyd Wright A Biography

By: Secrest, Meryle

Price: $34.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1992

Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography focuses on Wright's family history, personal adventures, and colorful friends and family. Secrest had unprecedented access to an archive of over one hundred thousand of Wright's letters, photographs, drawings, and books. She also interviewed surviving devotees, students, and relatives. The result is an explicit portrait of both the genius architect and the provocative con-man. 635pp with extensive index & ref notes, just o... View more info