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            COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine
             

            COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mosley, Dr Michael

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            AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION This book charts the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley gives you a detailed understanding of the secrets of this c...oronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. Armed with the facts you'll be in a much better position to protect yourself and your family when the world begins to reopen. Dr Mosley also follows the work of leading doctors and virus researchers as they battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus). Eating well, sleeping soundly, exercising and managing your stress are all critical for keeping your brain, body and immune system in the best possible shape over the coming months. These are areas where Dr Mosley is well known for his science-based and practical approach.
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            ISBN 9781760857592
            Published AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment
             

            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment (Paperback)

            Edited by Morton, Steve; Lindenmayer, David; Dovers, Stephen

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            A 'must read' follow-up to the highly successful Ten Commitments book.

            ISBN 9781486301676
            Published AU 1 Sep 2014
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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            The Politics of Indonesian Rainforests
             

            The Politics of Indonesian Rainforests (Paperback)

            By Smith, Shannon L.

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            ISBN 9780732604189
            Published AU 1 Dec 1992
            Publisher Inbooks
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Working papers
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            Australia's War Against Rabbits: The Story of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease
              

            Australia's War Against Rabbits: The Story of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (Paperback)

            By Cooke, Brian Douglas

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            Provides up-to-date information on the use of biological control agents to manage wild rabbit populations.

            ISBN 9780643096127
            Published AU 1 Jun 2014
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Body Count: How Climate Change is Killing Us
             

            Body Count: How Climate Change is Killing Us (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Manning, Paddy

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            'Our house is on fire,' 16-year-old Swedish school strike activist Greta Thunberg told world leaders in 2019. Across an angry year of weather, Australians watched it in real-time: record heatwaves and worsening drought, unprecedented fish kills in the Murray-Darling Basin and dev...astating wildfires across Queensland and NSW - this is climate change, a terrifying portent for the most arid continent on earth. But most shocking of all is the untold human toll - escalating human deaths in Australia and beyond. The climate crisis is now a health emergency, with extreme weather events, disease, mental illness and infrastructure collapse killing what the WHO predicts will be millions around the world over the next decade. Shocking and undeniable, Manning reveals what climate change really looks like, telling the moving stories of victims, their families and doctors - putting names and faces to the people who have already paid the ultimate price for inaction on the biggest moral challenge of our century.
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            ISBN 9781925456752
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

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            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

            How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Huntley, Rebecca

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            A self-help book for the climate era, for readers of Ross Garnaut, Tim Flannery, Hugh Mackay Why is it so hard to talk about climate change? Perhaps no other issue today is as confronting as our warming earth. But while scientists double down on the shocking figures, we still fin...d ourselves unable to discuss climate change meaningfully among friends and neighbours - or even to grapple with it ourselves. The key to progress on climate change is in the psychology of human attitudes and our ability to change. Whether you're already alarmed and engaged with the issue, concerned but disengaged, a passive skeptic or an active denier, understanding our emotional reactions to climate change - why it makes us anxious, fearful, angry or detached - is critical to coping on an individual level and convincing each other to act. This book is about understanding why people who aren't like you feel the way they do and learning to talk to them effectively. What we need are thousands - millions - of everyday conversations about the climate to enlarge the ranks of the concerned, engage the disengaged and persuade the cautious of the need for action.
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            ISBN 9781760525361
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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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
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            Too Late. How we lost the battle with climate change

            Too Late. How we lost the battle with climate change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maslen, Geoffrey

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            In Too Late, Geoff Maslen discusses the dramatic changes that are occurring to our planet and explains some of their consequenes in simple terms: how are land and ocean affected by global warming, what is a methane time bomb, and what happens once the global temperature rise reac...hes a critical treshold?
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            ISBN 9781743793244
            Published AU 1 Jul 2017
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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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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