Former Monash University Vice-Chancellor Mal Logan AC (HonDLitt 1997) and his wife Toni are the authors of a new title about south eastern France, The Hidden Riviera (Trafford Publishing, 2009). The book takes the reader through unexplored landscape behind the French Riviera including pathways taken by Hannibal and Napoleon.
MaryAnne Bennie (MBus 1999) has co-authored Paper Flow: The Ultimate Guide to Making Paperwork Easy (Self published, 2009). The book is a practical guide for individuals and businesses who find it difficult to manage a neverending flow of hard-copy and electronic paper.
Teacher Ashley Capes (BA 2009, BEd 2009) has written a book of poetry. Stepping Over Seasons (Interactive Publications, 2009) captures the finer details of life including change within people and places as the seasons unfold
Simone Cusack (BA 2004, LLB(Hons) 2005) is the coauthor of Gender Stereotyping (Penn Press, 2009), offering perspectives on ways gender stereotypes might be eliminated through the transnational legal process.
In his new book Len Beadell's Legacy: Australia's
Atomic Bomb and Rocket Roads (BAS Publishing, 2009)
Ian Bayly (DSc 1975) describes the road-making accomplishments of outback hero Len Beadell and the Gunbarrel Road Construction Party during the 1950s and 60s.
John Fisher (GradDipBusMgmt 1998) has written Admiral Pip's Hope (Staffy Publications, 2008),
a children's book about a courageous mouse who
gives hope to his fellow sailors on their sinking ship
– HMAS Daffodil.
The latest book from children's author George Ivanoff (MA 1994) is Gamers' Quest (Ford Street Press, 2009). The science fiction novel for young adults is about two teenage thieves who, in their quest to reach 'Designers Paradise', realise that their world of magic and science is not what it appears to be.
Desert Diya (Ginnindera Press, 2010) by Adèle Ogiér Jones (BA 1979, BEd 1981, MEdSt 1984, PhD 1989) is the poignant story of Hana, who finds herself trapped in a country where she is considered merely cheap labour.
Business lecturer Lesley Kuhn (MEnvSc 1990) has written Adventures in Complexity: For Organisations Near the Edge of Chaos (Triarchy Press, 2009). Her book describes how complexity theory can be applied in organisations and includes illustrative case studies.
The Cicada (Aquinine Books, 2009) is a new science fiction/crime novel by Inge Meldgaard (BSc 1975). Set in the year 2450, the book explores a world at peace after recovering from a devastating period of climate change, famine, war and over population.
Cultural Commodities in Japanese Rural Revitalization (Brill, 2010) by Anthony Rausch (PhD 2007) examines the potential for rural Japan, specifically the Tsugaru District of the Aomori Prefecture, to capitalise on highly-specific local cultural resources.
Simon Smith (BJuris 1972, LLB 1974, LLM 1988, PhD 2008) is the author of Maverick Litigants: A History of Vexatious Litigants in Australia 1930–2008 (Maverick Publications, 2009). His book explores the evolution of a legal sanction against 'vexatious litigants', which was introduced to Australia in 1930.
Obstetrician and gynaecologist Derrick Thompson (MBBS 1970) has written The Australian Pregnant Book (Wenderbella Press, 2009), a guide for preparing expecting mothers and their partners for pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period.
Bouncing Back with Changes (Neway Phoenix Publications, 2009) is a new book from psychologist Tony Vickers-Willis (BA(Multi) 1979, MBA 2004). The publication advises people on how to bounce back from personal tragedies that threaten their happiness.
Sport in Australian National Identity: Kicking Goals (Taylor & Francis Group, 2010) by Tony Ward (PhD 1984) examines national identity and Australia's image as a sporting country. It traces the ebb and flow of Australia's sporting passions since the first Melbourne Cup in 1861.