Tambora: Travels to Sumbawa and the Mountain that Changed the Earth. Winner: Territory Read Best Non-Fiction Book 2016 Finalist: Chief Minister's Book of the Year, 2016 Launched on May 10 2015 to celebrate the bicentenary, Tambora erupted in 1815 in an explosion that was the biggest for at least 10,000 years. The eruption was ten times the size of Krakatoa's famous 1873 eruption. Tambora killed or affected millions, it can be linked to the start of a religion, the first bicycles, the birth of science fiction and the first Irish potato famine. Why then, have so few heard of it? Order through on-line booksellers, your local shop or directly from me.
The Owner's Guide to the Teenage Brain, a book for teenagers, teachers and all parents (see also articles on the subject). In 2016 the publisher of this book has gone into liquidation. Limited copies are still available through this website.
Tammy Damulkurra is a negotiated text novel written with the ‘Sunshine Girls of Maningrida’. Now in its second edition, it has been selected by The Indigenous Literacy Foundation in their book selection for 2015
Author's Bio for quoting: Derek Pugh is an award-winning author based in Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. An inveterate traveller since the 1970s, he most recently has spent more than a decade travelling and living among Indonesia’s volcanoes. When not on the road he divides his time teaching, writing and raising two lively sons to view the world with awe, respect and wonder. Pugh has written six books, including two for Charles Darwin University. His fourth book, Tambora; Travels to Sumbawa and the Mountain of Change won the Best Non-Fiction Award in the Territory Read Book Awards in 2016. Pugh can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or via www.derekpugh.com.au.