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            Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time

            Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time (Hardback)

            By Blackwell, Geoff; Hobday, Ruth

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            Humanity has reached a pivotal moment in time. With extinction looming over one million species of plants and animals, the United Nations has declared that nature is in more trouble now than at any time in human history. In light of increasing natural disasters, polluted environm...ents and rising sea levels, the present geological era has been described as the age of Anthropocene; the effect of humanity's now indelible, and irreversible, intersection with nature. In this important and timely book, these seminal questions of our time are addressed by twelve of the world's most influential contemporary photographers: Joel Sartore, Paul Nicklen, Ami Vitale, Brent Stirton, Frans Lanting, Brian Skerry, Tim Laman, Cristina Mittermeier, J Henry Fair, Richard John Seymour, George Steinmetz and Steve Winter. With compassion, insight and in compelling detail they share their extraordinary images and the stories behind them, and seek to understand what really matters now for humanity and the planet. At once shocking, illuminating and inspiring, Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time asks: 'What do we have?', 'What do we stand to lose?' and 'What must we change?', or is the Anthropocene Age to be humanity's last?
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            ISBN 9781760761264
            Published AU 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19
             

            The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Flannery, Tim

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            An urgent and essential call to arms from one of Australia's most respected climate scientists, Tim Flannery. A compelling and solution-focused declaration of the action required to win the climate battle, and how change must start in our board rooms and parliaments.

            ISBN 9781922330352
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fight For Planet A
             

            Fight For Planet A (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Reucassel, Craig

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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 20

            What we can do when there's no plan B. Based on the hit ABC series - don't leave earth without it ...

            ISBN 9780733341335
            Published AU 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters

            Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Prince-Ruiz, Rebecca; Finn, Joanna Atherfold

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            'I'm going plastic free next month, who wants to join me?' When Rebecca Prince-Ruiz asked this question in 2011, she had no idea that nine years later they would result in a global movement of 250 million people in 177 countries committed to reducing single-use plastic. No one wa...nts to see an environment smothered in plastic, but what can we do? How do we move from awareness and concern to action? Plastic Free tells the inspiring story of how a simple community initiative grew into one of the world's most successful environmental movements. It shares stories of people from around the world who have taken on the Plastic Free July challenge and made it their own. At its heart, Plastic Free is a book about positive change and how small actions can make a huge impact, no matter who you are or where you are from. Find out how you can make a real difference to your household, your workplace, your school, your community, and your environment, one step - and piece of plastic - at a time.
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            ISBN 9781742236551
            Published AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

            Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Massy, Charles

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            Call of the Reed Warbler will change the way we farm, eat and think about food. In this groundbreaking book Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. Using his personal farming experience as a touchstone, he tells th...e real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows how innovative farmers are finding a new way, regenerating their land and witnessing astounding transformations. Evocatively, he captures what it truly means to live in connection with the land. For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a clear vision of a sustainable future for our food supply, our landscape, our health and our Earth. It offers hope and a powerful affirmation of our potential for change. Now is the time for a grassroots revolution.
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            ISBN 9780702263224
            Published AU 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
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            Hazelwood

            Hazelwood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Doig, Tom

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            Early in the afternoon of February 9, 2014, during the worst drought and heatwave south-eastern Australia had experienced in over a century, two separate bushfires raged towards the massive Hazelwood open-pit brown coal mine, near Morwell in the Latrobe Valley. The fires overwhel...med local fire-fighting efforts and sent a skyful of embers sailing on to millions of square metres of exposed, highly flammable brown coal. Twelve hours later, the mine was burning.The 2014 Hazelwood mine fire burned out of control for 45 days straight. As the air filled with toxic smoke and ash, residents of the Latrobe Valley became ill, afraid - and angry. Up against an unresponsive corporation and an indifferent government, the community banded together, turning tragedy into a political fight.In Hazelwood, Tom Doig reveals the decades of decisions that led to the fire, and gives an intimate account of the first moments of the blaze and the dark months that followed. This is a gripping and immediate report of one of the worst environmental and public health disasters in Australian history.
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            ISBN 9780143793342
            Published AU 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Dirty Money
             

            Dirty Money (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Benns, Matthew

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            They put the boys into the Anvil mining truck. They came for my dad. I asked them 'where are you taking him?' and they didn't answer. The Australian mining company trucks had come roaring into the African village and disgorged over 100 heavily armed Government soldiers. The rebel...s, protesting at the way the Australian company was mining the Congolese silver and copper without giving anything back to the local community, had already surrendered. But their looting of food and fuel from the Anvil Mining depot at Kilwa could not go unanswered. The Australians flew in the Government troops, loaded them onto their trucks and then stood back while they rounded up the rebellion's 'sympathisers'. We started running but the soldiers caught and searched our belongings, they arrested my dad and two other boys, said Albert Kitanika. The soldiers refused to say where they were taking his father. They took him 50 metres down the road where they shot and stabbed him to death. A United Nations investigation found Mr Kitanika was one of at least 100 people summarily executed in the Government operation in 2004. Afterwards the Australian company issued a press release praising the Government for its rapid response. Asked about its role in transporting the troops, Anvil's chief executive officer Bill Turner said: So what . Mining is a dirty business. This book reveals that the real dirt lies in the boardrooms of some of Australia's biggest companies. The United Nations named Katumba Mwanke, an adviser to Congo President Joseph Kabila, as one of the people responsible for the illegal exploitation of Congo's natural wealth. Anvil Mining put Mr Mwanke on the board of directors for three years. The Australian company has steadfastly refused to sign the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, designed to prevent dodgy deals, and is instead considering a tie-up with British mining company Trafigura, which is responsible for one of the worst pollution scandals in recent history. When d
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            ISBN 9781742750002
            Published AU 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Carbon Club: How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians and Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia's Climate Policy

            The Carbon Club: How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians and Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia's Climate Policy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wilkinson, Marian

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            As the climate crisis threatens more extreme bushfire seasons, droughts and floods, many Australians are demanding their leaders explain, 'Why didn't you do something?' This book answers that question. The Carbon Club is the story of how influential climate science sceptics, poli...ticians and business leaders sought to control Australia's response to the climate crisis. They shared a fear that dealing with climate change would undermine the nation's wealth, jobs and competitive advantage - and the power of the carbon club. Central to their strategy was an international campaign to undermine climate science and the urgency of climate crisis. The more the climate science was questioned, the more politicians lost the imperative to act. The sustained success of the carbon club over two decades explains why Australian governments failed to deal with the challenge of climate change. But at what cost to us and the next generation? One of Australia's most respected investigative journalists, Marian Wilkinson has tracked the rise and rise of the Australia's carbon club in brilliant detail with extraordinary access to key players on all sides. The result is a book that is both essential and disturbing reading.
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            ISBN 9781760875992
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Antarctica

            Antarctica (Hardback)

            By Gallo, Nina

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            In 1820, after millennia spent speculating and searching, humans laid eyes on Antarctica for the very first time. Since then, our relationship with this enigmatic land of ice and has continually evolved, from one of industry during the sealing and whaling eras, to exploration as ...pioneers charted undiscovered coastlines and forged perilous paths towards the South Pole. Today, the human relationship with Antarctica is defined by scientific endeavour, international collaboration and luxury tourism. The bicentenary of the first human sighting of Antarctica is an opportunity to reflect on our Antarctic legacy as the latest scientific research reveals the startling impacts that climate change in Antarctica could have on a global scale. Discover this remarkable continent covered in ice, where days endure for months, highways are built by penguins and shimmering lights illuminate the night sky.
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            ISBN 9781925847864
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tim & Tigon
             

            Tim & Tigon (Paperback)

            By Cope, Tim

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            A young readers' edition of the bestselling ON THE TRAIL OF GENGHIS KHAN, the story of Tim Cope's journey through the land of the nomads on horseback.

            ISBN 9781760554293
            Published AU 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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