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            Black Summer: Stories of loss, courage and community from the 2019-2020 bushfires
             

            Black Summer: Stories of loss, courage and community from the 2019-2020 bushfires (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Rowland, Michael

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $26.24
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            • Pub Date
              6 Jan 21

            A record of events from ABC reporters on the ground during our worst ever fire season The bushfires that burnt across Australia from June 2019 to February 2020 were unprecedented. By the time the rains came, they had devoured more than 18 million hectares of bushland, destroyed n...early 3000 homes, claimed the lives of 34 people, killed about a billion animals and driven more to the brink of extinction. The heartbreak, pain, loss and uncertainty has been felt far and wide. These were fires that affected nearly everyone along the east coast directly or indirectly, and touched the hearts of people across the country. But out of the tragedies, the fear, the lost homes, the burnt forests, the bleak holidays, the unrelenting smoke, have come stories of courage and community. ABC reporters on the ground during the crisis brought many of these stories into the homes of the nation. This book contains updates of these stories and others, as well as reflections on how such a crisis occurred and what we learnt. It is both a record of the events and a tribute to those who endured, escaped, fought and in some cases paid the ultimate price in the awful conflagrations that consumed our summer. Contributions are from Jen Browning, Jessie Davies, Daniel Doody, Matthew Doran, Richard Glover, Liz Hobday, Nick Hose, Tom Joyner, Jonathon Kendall, Stacey Lee, Hamish MacDonald, Jade Macmillan, Adriane Reardon, Michael Rowland, Peter Sommerville, Josh Szeps, Claire Wheaton, Williams, Casey Briggs, Baz Ruddick, Erin Semmler. All profits from this book will go to the bushfire recovery effort. By purchasing this book you are assisting people, animals, forests and communities affected by the fires.
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            ISBN 9780733341328
            Published AU 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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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 Dr Michael

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $14.99
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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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            Fukushima

            Fukushima (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Willacy, Mark

            • RRP: $32.99
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            On 11 March 2011, Japan was rocked by the most violent earthquake in her history and one of the largest ever recorded. The quake itself was just the start of a chain of disastrous events, creating a massive tsunami that slammed the shores of north eastern Japan.

            ISBN 9781742612959
            Published AU 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Superstorm Sandy
              

            Superstorm Sandy (Library Binding)

            By Peppas, Lynn

            • RRP: $67.50
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            By the time Hurricane Sandy had hit New York City on October 22, 2012, it had left a trail of death and destruction across the Caribbean and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Affecting 24 U.S. states, Sandy is the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. This... informative book follows the timeline of the hurricane and features personal accounts by those who experienced the destruction in many New York City and New Jersey neighborhoods.
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            ISBN 9780778711933
            Released AU 1 Feb 2014
            Publisher Crabtree Publishing Co,Canada
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Disaster Alert!
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            Our Planet: The official companion to the ground-breaking Netflix original Attenborough series with a special foreword by David Attenborough

            Our Planet: The official companion to the ground-breaking Netflix original Attenborough series with a special foreword by David Attenborough (Hardback)

            By Fothergill, Alastair; Scholey, Keith; Pearce, Fred; Foreword by Attenborough, David

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            'The future of all life on this earth depends on our willingness to take action now' - David AttenboroughWhat we do in the next twenty years will determine the future of not just the natural world but humanity itself.

            ISBN 9780593079768
            Released AU 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

            Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family (Paperback)

            By Albom, Mitch

            • RRP: $22.99
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            International number one bestseller Mitch Albom's first work of non-fiction in ten years - his most personal story to date.

            ISBN 9780751571943
            Released AU 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand

            The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand (Paperback)

            By Gutman, Matt

            • RRP: $34.99
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            From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded ca...ve miles underground for nearly three weeks--a pulse-pounding page-turner by a reporter who was there every step of their journey out. After a practice in June 2018, a Thai soccer coach took a dozen of his young players to explore a famous but flood-prone cave. It was one of the boys' birthday, but neither he nor the dozen resurfaced. Worried parents and rescuers flocked to the mouth of a cave that seemed to have swallowed the boys without a trace. Ranging in age from eleven to sixteen, the boys were all members of the Wild Boars soccer team. When water unexpectedly inundated the cave, blocking their escape, they retreated deeper inside, taking shelter in a side cavern. While the world feared them dead, the thirteen young souls survived by licking the condensation off the cave's walls, meditating, and huddling together for warmth. In this thrilling account, ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman recounts this amazing story in depth and from every angle, exploring their time in the cave, the failed plans and human mistakes that nearly doomed them, and the daring mission that ultimately saved them. Gutman introduces the elite team of volunteer divers who risked death to execute a plan so risky that its American planners admitted, for us, success would have meant getting just one boy out alive. He takes you inside the meetings where life and death decisions were grimly made and describes how these heroes pulled off an improbable rescue under immense pressure, with the boys' desperate parents and the entire world watching. One of the largest rescues in history was in doubt until the very last moment. Matt Gutman covered the story intensively, went deep inside the caves himself, and in
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            ISBN 9780062909923
            Released AU 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita
             

            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Liu, Amy; Anglin, Roland V.; Mizelle, Richard M., Jr.; Plyer, Allison

            • RRP: $78.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            Resilience and Opportunity examines the important ingredients in post-disaster recovery, with an eye toward how to rebuild communities that are more resilient and prosperous in the face of multiple disasters.

            ISBN 9780815721499
            Released AU 1 May 2011
            Publisher Brookings Institution
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            Katrina: A History, 1915-2015
             

            Katrina: A History, 1915-2015 (Hardback)

            By Horowitz, Andy

            • RRP: $76.00
            • $64.72
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            • Internationally sourced

            The Katrina disaster was not a weather event of summer 2005. It was a disaster a century in the making, a product of lessons learned from previous floods, corporate and government decision making, and the political economy of the United States at large. New Orleans's history is A...merica's history, and Katrina represents America's possible future.
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            ISBN 9780674971714
            Released AU 15 Jun 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Visitation: The Earthquakes of 1848 and the destruction of Wellington
              

            The Visitation: The Earthquakes of 1848 and the destruction of Wellington (Paperback)

            By Grapes, Rodney

            • RRP: $34.50
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            Wellington was only a fledgling settlement of some 3,000 people when it was struck by a cluster of devastating earthquakes in 1848. Now the authoritative text on this event, this scientific and historic account explains the cause of the earthquakes, the geological aftermath, the ...quakes' impact on early British settlers, and predictions of larger movements along the Wellington Fault in New Zealand's future making it a compelling read for science and history buffs alike.
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            ISBN 9780864736864
            Published AU 11 Apr 2011
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
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