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            The Politics of Indonesian Rainforests
             

            The Politics of Indonesian Rainforests (Paperback)

            By Smith, Shannon L.

            • RRP: $11.00
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            ISBN 9780732604189
            Published AU 1 Dec 1992
            Publisher Inbooks
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Working papers
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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

            • RRP: $32.99
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Climate Change: The Real Problem and What We Can Do To Fix It
             

            Climate Change: The Real Problem and What We Can Do To Fix It (Hardback)

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Facing the challenges of climate change involves all of us. This book offers children truth without despair, hope without deception, and a road map to a better future. After a recap of the physical causes of climate change - coal, cars, cows, etc. - the book comes to the real pro...blem: adults behaving like children. A range of familiar arguments are rehearsed, before a cast of kids steps in, and shows us how the problems should be approached, with fairness, kindness and maturity.
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            ISBN 9781925847956
            Published AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time

            Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time (Hardback)

            By Blackwell, Geoff; Hobday, Ruth

            • RRP: $65.00
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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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            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

            • RRP: $32.99
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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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            Dirty Money
             

            Dirty Money (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Benns, Matthew

            • RRP: $34.99
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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

            • RRP: $32.99
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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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            Now or Never
             

            Now or Never (Paperback)

            By Flannery, Tim

            • RRP: $22.00
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            Tim Flannery's Quarterly Essay was a national bestseller. Now or Never combines this landmark essay with nine responses to it by leading figures, and Flannery's reply. The result is an essential short book about the most urgent issue of our time - sustainability, and whether huma...nity can rise to this challenge.
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            ISBN 9781863954297
            Published AU 4 May 2009
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age 14+ years
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Water for Food in a Changing World
              

            Water for Food in a Changing World (Paperback)

            Edited by Garrido, Alberto; Ingram, Helen

            • RRP: $98.99
            • $98.99
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            Our thirst for water grows with our population, but the amount of fresh water available on Earth is fixed. This book explores water and food production at global and regional scales. The collection offers a comprehensive discussion of all relevant issues.

            ISBN 9781138807662
            Released AU 23 Jun 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contributions from the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy
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