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Shears, Richard 1944-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 109 publications in 2 languages and 1,945 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QL31.I78, B
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Most widely held works about Richard Shears
 
Most widely held works by Richard Shears
Wildlife warrior : Steve Irwin, 1962-2006 : a man who changed the world by Richard Shears( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steve Irwin's sudden and tragic death made headline news around the world. Shock and grief followed. He was a giant and the world has lost a man of heroic proportions: the Crocodile Hunter touched and change lives everywhere. Wildlife Warrior charts Steve Irwin's amazing life - from his childhood in Victoria, Australia, through his work in the wilderness and his zoo. It follows his story into marriage and his fame on the world stage as he took every opportunity to spread the word about wildife conservation. He was a natural historian, whose passion will be remembered long after the world has paid its final respects. A percentage of the proceeds of this book will be directed to ensuring the survival of wildlife around the world"--Amazon.com
The Rainbow Warrior affair by Isobelle Gidley( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who sank the Rainbow Warrior? ... and why? ... Shortly before midnight on the evening of 10 July 1985, a mysterious bomb blast shattererd the peace of Auckland Harbour. As their flagship the "Rainbow Warrior" keeled over, members of Greenpeace scrambled for the safety of the wharf -- with the exception of Fernando Pereira, the organisation's photographer. Returing to his cabin to rescue pictures and equipment he was caught in the second explosion and went down with the ship. The incident created an international storm which inflamed still further growing international anger against French activities in the Pacific. With their colonial presence in parts of the South Pacific arousing increasing opposition and French nuclear tests at Mururoa under intense world scrutiny the stage was set for confrontation. Isobelle Gidley and Richard Shears have combined their intimate knowledge of the region with thorough on the spot investigations, revealing a complex and sinister chain of events involving all levels of French government -- from secret service operatives to Defence Minister. This is the first full account of the extraordinary cloak and dagger affair which New Zealand Prime Minister David lange called "an act of international terrorism"."--Back cover
Betrayed : escape from Iraq by Latifa Ali( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story by a young Kurdish woman who is raised in Australia after her family fled Iraq. However, her life changes dramatically when she is forced first to move with her mother to Germany, and further when her father returns to Iraq and a more traditional Islam. In Germany, Latifa refuses to marry the Kurdish man who secretly raped her, so her mother tricks Latifa into returning to Iraq and abandons her by leaving her in the care of her father without passport or any way to contact the world outside her father's home. Her father and his family beat her and threaten her with death if she does not comply with his rules or brings dishonor on the family in any way. Allowed to do some work under the supervision of her aunts, Latifa tries desperately to escape her father's control and return to Australia, even resorting to working as a spy and consorting with a UN official in hopes of earning her freedom
Devi : the bandit queen by Richard Shears( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alzheimers : what it is, how to cope by Isobelle Gidley( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alzheimer's disease is a creeping malady that destroys brain cells and ultimately leads to senile dementia. A description of the disease in layperson's language and how to cope with it
We never said goodbye : the tragedy of Alzheimer's disease by Isobelle Gidley( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highway to nowhere by Richard Shears( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloodstain : the vanishing of Peter Falconio by Richard Shears( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gigolo, the heiress and the blackmail plot by Richard Shears( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009 Swiss businessman and alleged gigolo, Helg Sgarbi was imprisoned for trying to extort 7 million euros from one of the richest women in the world, the heiress to the Germany BMW fortune, Susanne Klatten. This is the story behind the headlines
Swamp : who killed Margaret Clement? by Richard Shears( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about a fascinating mystery that had never been solved. Margaret Clement, a rich heiress living on a large property in Gippsland, Victoria, suddenly disappeared and was never heard of again. The author investigates what might have happened
Bloodstain : murder in the desert by Richard Shears( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through numerous sources in the police force and local indigenous communities, Bloodstain is the most in-depth analysis of the Falconio trial. Richard Shears is the only journalist who has interviewed the parents of Brad Murdoch, the South Australian drug-runner acused of Falconio's murder. Before the trial Shears studied the crime scene with local aboriginal trackers and helped highlight the glaring contradictions in the court's evidence. He was also uniquely privy to police reports and witnesses' statements in the build up to the trial. Bloodstain reveals the changing testimony of key witnesses, Joanne Lees' secret affair before Falconio's disappearance, the mystery of the bloodstains and the conflicting evidence upon which the whole trial was based
What happens in Bali : drugs, murder and misadventure from the dark side of the island paradise by Richard Shears( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is known as the Island of Gods - and what happens in Bali might leave the spiritual guardians of this dreamy holiday destination weeping tears of dismay or gazing down with contentment that all is well in this Hindu domain. These are the events that made headlines around the world, or which were quietly played out behind a veil of tropical serenity. More than four million tourists, both rich and budget-conscious, visit the island each year; it is inevitable that things go wrong. Drugs, surfing, murder, love, death on the roads, hangovers, bombs, relaxation they are all part of a cocktail of life in a land of looming volcanoes, hillside rice paddies and idyllic beaches
The pursuit of excellence by Richard Shears( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winners and selected entrants in the BHP Pursuit of Excellence Awards, 1984. Jack Leonard Davis, Aboriginal poet and playwright, pp. 57-59. Margaret Valadian, Community Service and Welfare award winner, pp. 79-90
Azaria by Richard Shears( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm out of Africa : the 1981 Springbok tour of New Zealand by Richard Shears( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother on trial : the mysterious death of an outback baby by Richard Shears( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coconut war : the crisis on Espiritu Santo by Richard Shears( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long way from home : a mother's story by Barbara Barlow( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mother of a young man sentenced to die for drug offenses in Malaysia in 1986 tells the story of her fight to save his life
Swamp : who murdered Margaret Clement? by Richard Shears( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Australia's most enduring and strangest mysteries, Swamp is a story of greed, deceit, the abuse of trust - and murder. International journalist and acclaimed writer Richard Shears uncovers new evidence in the case of the mysterious disappearance of Margaret Clement - the 'Lady of the Swamp'. Rich beautiful and well-educated, Margaret Clement was the belle of Melbourne society. With a legacy from her wealthy father, she and her sister set up a mansion called Tullaree in the verdant pastures near the Tarwin River. With staff to run the property, they impressed the cream of Edwardian society with Japanese screens, tapestries and furniture from their trips abroad. Hit hard by the Great Depression and World War I, their finances declined and the ditches that kept the Tarwin River back collapsed through neglect. The lush paddocks sank under a vast swamp as the elderly belles clung to their beloved Tullaree. As the swamp rose, so too did the presence of opportunists, scammers, lawyers - and a killer" --Back cover
A skier's guide to Australia & New Zealand by Richard Shears( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wildlife warrior : Steve Irwin, 1962-2006 : a man who changed the world
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Betrayed : escape from IraqHighway to nowhereBloodstain : the vanishing of Peter FalconioThe gigolo, the heiress and the blackmail plotSwamp : who killed Margaret Clement?Bloodstain : murder in the desertSwamp : who murdered Margaret Clement?
Alternative Names
Shears, R. 1944-

Languages
English (73)

German (2)