Prana World Publishing publishes and distributes a range of books. Passionate about writing and reading, Prana World Publishing has a slate of projects in research and pre-production phases covering technical subjects, education and research, and historical, non-fiction books and creative writing. The latest volumes available through Prana World Publishing are the historical biography entitled “Heniek: A Polish Boy’s Coming of Age in India During World War II” and a commercial account summarising the unique technology of an Australian company, entitled “Virotec: A Ten-Year Story of Success in Environmental Remediation.”
Heniek: A Polish Boy's Coming of Age in India During World War II, by Anna Bonshek, is the true story of a Polish boy born in the eastern Kresy region in the 1920s. After Hitler invades Poland, Stalin seizes Poland’s eastern territory in 1939. Like other innocent children from the region, Heniek is deported to Siberia and ordered to work as hard labour in a penal camp. Facing a life of hell, starvation and disease, over a million Poles are sent to such camps. Over half perish.
Recounting an astonishing story of survival, Heniek tells of his daring escape under the so-called amnesty and his journey to Uzbekistan and then on to India, where he is taken in to a Polish orphanage established with the help of the Maharaja of Jamnagar. Finding it hard to recover, Heniek is sent to an English school in the restful regions of Mt Abu. But as the end of the war approaches, Heniek has to make a choice. With Poland’s future increasingly under Stalin’s influence, will Heniek ever return home?
Heniek is at once a heart-wrenching tale of one young man but speaks for hundreds of Polish orphans whose lives were inexorably altered as a consequence of war. Heniek is an inspiring “must read” story of survival, perseverance and renewal.
Heniek has been reviewed by Jasmine Ward (Beaudesert Times), Michael Jacobson (Gold Coast Bulletin, Paradise Magazine), and Puls Polonii.
Francis J. Rutyna, Chairman of the Polish Archives and Museum in Queensland says of Heniek, “In my humble opinion this in not just a story of [Heniek] and his family but a lesson in history. The amount of research which [has been] put in this work is tremendous.”
Jasmine Ward of the Beaudesert Times wrote: “the story of Heniek is one that could easily be mistaken for being ripped straight from the pages of a history book. It’s the tale of one man’s experience during the most devastating period in world history.”
The following is an extract from the journal Puls Polonii: “Interested in reading a compelling and powerful historical biography of a remarkable Polish Australian who grew up in India? Heniek is a must read.”
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Heniek was launched at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival, Byron Bay, NSW, Polonia House, Brisbane, and at the "Poles in India" international congress in Poznan, Poland.
Dr Anna Bonshek speaking at Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery Nariman Point, Mumbai, India.
Virotec: A Ten-Year Story of Success in Environmental Remediation, by Lee Fergusson, details the remarkable story of the Virotec group of companies. This book was originally published as a research paper, and formed part of a project on the Management of Bauxite Residues for the Commonwealth Government of Australia.
As such it also represented part of the overall commitment of the Australian Government towards the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate as it related to the management and reuse of caustic alumina refinery residues.
The purpose of the book is twofold: firstly, to present a technical and operational overview of the technologies of Virotec, including commercial development pathways and case examples of applications; and secondly, to provide an overview of environmental and waste treatment problems in the Asia-Pacific region, and to project the volumes of chemical reagents and alumina refinery residues required to treat them.
This book therefore provides a concrete example of how to commercialise environmental remediation and waste treatment technologies derived from the conversion and safe reuse of industrial waste.
Since 2000, Virotec has researched, developed and commercialised a range of technically engineered environmental and industrial waste solutions derived from utilising and augmenting the specific physical and chemical properties of alumina refinery residues. These solutions provide evidence of how a sustainable industrial future can be achieved through the conversion and reuse of this type of solid waste.
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