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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Challenge Everything: An Extinction Rebellion Youth guide to saving the planet
              

            Challenge Everything: An Extinction Rebellion Youth guide to saving the planet (Paperback)

            By Sandford, Blue; Rebellion, Extinction

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              1 Oct 20

            Written by the coordinator of Extinction Rebellion Youth London, this is no greenwashing book - it's an important call to action. A manifesto for how young people can help to save the planet by questioning everything about modern life and acting upon their conclusions.

            ISBN 9781843654643
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Racial Ecologies
             

            Racial Ecologies (Hardback)

            Edited by Nishime, Leilani; Hester Williams, Kim D.

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            From the Flint water crisis to the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, environmental threats and degradation disproportionately affect communities of color, with often dire consequences for people's lives and health. Racial Ecologies explores activist strategies and creative resp...onses, such as those of Mexican migrant women, New Zealand Maori, and African American farmers in urban Detroit, demonstrating that people of color have always been and continue to be leaders in the fight for a more equitable and ecologically just world.Grounded in an ethnic-studies perspective, this interdisciplinary collection illustrates how race intersects with Indigeneity, colonialism, gender, nationality, and class to shape our understanding of both nature and environmental harm, showing how and why environmental issues are also racial issues. Indeed, Indigenous, critical race, and postcolonial frameworks are crucial for comprehending and addressing accelerating anthropogenic change, from the local to the global, and for imagining speculative futures. This forward-looking, critical intervention bridges environmental scholarship and ethnic studies and will prove indispensable to activists, scholars, and students alike.
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            ISBN 9780295743714
            Released AU 28 Jun 2018
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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            Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World

            Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World (Hardback)

            By Cole, Lily

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            A Radical Guide to Thinking Differently About the World and Initiating Change In 2013, Lily Cole was aware that change was needed in the world - big change. Global warming had reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion and development had seen the extinction of count...less species, and Neoliberalism and led to a destructive divide in wealth and to a polarisation of mainstream politics. And she believed that, in the face of such a gloomy predicament, the answer lay in optimism. Taking inspiration from altruism-based communities, she launched Impossible, a platform (Impossible People) for people to give their time and skills to help others. Impossible has since evolved into an incubator and innovator, which uses design and technology to help solve social and environmental issues. Reasons for Optimism draws together Lily's knowledge, the experiences which led her to Impossible, and everything she has learned from the enterprise. In it she describes how we can build stronger communities, invest in sustainable solutions and ultimately divest ourselves of the enormous burden represented by capitalism and our current monetary system. Full of practical tips to help you instigate change, from how to build a community library to share books and knowledge, to how to launch a social network like Impossible, Reasons for Optimism is a radical vision for a new and better world.
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            ISBN 9780241309124
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years
             

            Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years (Hardback)

            By Goldin, Ian; Muggah, Robert

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              21 Sep 20

            Based on decades of research, and combining mesmerising, state-of-the-art satellite maps with enlightening and passionately argued analysis, authors Ian Goldin and Robert Muggah chart humanity's impact on the planet, and the ways in which we can make a real impact to save it, and... to thrive as a species.
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            ISBN 9781529124194
            Released AU 21 Sep 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Guide to Eco-Anxiety: How to Protect the Planet and Your Mental Health
             

            A Guide to Eco-Anxiety: How to Protect the Planet and Your Mental Health (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 0th New edition)

            By Grose, Anouchka

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              17 Nov 20

            This is the first book to tackle the growing phenomenon of eco-anxiety. Written by a psychoanalyst, with a foreword from Greenpeace's Ed Gillespie, this book offers emotional tools and strategies to ease anxiety by taking positive action on a personal and community level.

            ISBN 9781786784292
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Watkins Media
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            There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years
             

            There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Berners-Lee, Mike

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            Escaping to Planet B to avoid environmental catastrophe is pure fantasy. This book is for anyone who yearns for a realistic alternative to the destructive path the world is on at the moment, and wants practical advice on how they can make things better.

            ISBN 9781108439589
            Released AU 2 Jun 2019
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World!

            This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World! (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Isabel; Illustrated by Paterson, Alex

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            Discover how YOU can save the planet, with 50 practical ideas for how you can really make a difference.

            ISBN 9781526361530
            Released AU 11 Sep 2018
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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