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            Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy
             

            Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ayalon, Ami; David, Anthony; Ross, Dennis

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            A highly decorated Israeli military officer, leader, and former director of the internal security service, Shin Bet, sees the light on what his country must do to achieve a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In this deeply personal journey of discovery, Ami Ayalon... seeks input and perspective from Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own. As head of the Shin Bet security agency, he gained empathy for 'the enemy' and learned that when Israel carries out anti-terrorist operations in a political context of hopelessness, the Palestinian public will support violence, because they have nothing to lose. Researching and writing Friendly Fire, he came to understand that his patriotic life had blinded him to the self-defeating nature of policies that have undermined Israel's civil society while heaping humiliation upon its Palestinian neighbours. 'If Israel becomes an Orwellian dystopia,' Ayalon writes, 'it won't be thanks to a handful of theologians dragging us into the dark past. The secular majority will lead us there motivated by fear and propelled by silence.' Ayalon is a realist, not an idealist, and many who consider themselves Zionists will regard as radical his conclusions about what Israel must do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy.
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            ISBN 9781922310521
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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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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            Windfall: Unlocking a fossil-free future

            Windfall: Unlocking a fossil-free future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Joshi, Ketan

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            Renewable energy expert Ketan Joshi examines how wind power inspired the creation of a weird, fabricated disease, and why the speed with which emissions could have been reduced was hampered by a flurry of policy disasters. He then plots a way forward to a future where communities... champion equitable new clean tech projects.
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            ISBN 9781742236469
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
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            The Big Four: The Curious Past and Perilous Future of Global Accounting Monopoly

            The Big Four: The Curious Past and Perilous Future of Global Accounting Monopoly (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kells, Stuart; Gow, Ian D.

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            Stretching back centuries, their history is a fascinating story of wealth, power and luck. But today, the Big Four face an uncertain future - thanks to their push into China; their vulnerability to digital disruption and competition; and the hazards of providing traditional servi...ces in a new era of transparency.Both colourful and authoritative, this account of the past, present and likely future of the Big Four is essential reading for anyone perplexed or fascinated by professional services, working in the industry, or contemplating joining a professional services firm.
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            ISBN 9781863959964
            Published AU 2 Apr 2018
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century
              

            Trains Unlimited in the 21st Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fischer, Tim

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            The Great Train Show unearthed a huge number of train enthusiasts across the country. Hosted by former deputy PM and renowned train obsessive Tim Fischer, the series covered such topics as the restoration of locomotives, childhood train memories, the importance of rail during war...time, and travel on the Trans- Siberian railway
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            ISBN 9780733328343
            Published AU 1 Aug 2011
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
              

            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fitoussi, Michele

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            Long before SKII, La Prairie, or the coveted Creme de la Mer, there was Helena Rubinstein. Your mother or grandmother probably used Helena Rubinstein creams or cosmetics once upon a time. But not that many people know about Helena's Australian connections. She was little known an...d has been virtually forgotten, but her extraordinary life spanned nearly a century (she died in 1965 at the age of ninety-three) and three continents. She was banished by her family to Australia at age 24 for refusing to accept an arranged marriage and as a result, became a pioneer who reinvented beauty for modern times. Napoleon Perdis says that he is inspired by Helena. She really was a Polish modern day Scarlett O'Hara! This is the extraordinary story of the woman who created a cosmetic empire and gave it her name, of an entrepreneur who started with nothing except a belief in the strength of women. The eldest of eight girls in a poor Jewish Orthodox family, Helena was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1872. When she was banished to Australia her mother decided to slip a few pots of skin cream, made by a chemist friend of the family, into her daughter's suitcase. Barely two decades later, the cream her mother gave her had become the foundation of her fortune. Coleraine in Victoria, where her uncle was a shopkeeper, might have been an awful place but it did not lack for lanolin, the secret ingredient in Helena's creams. To disguise the sheep oil's pungent pong, Helena experimented with lavender, pine bark and water lilies. At the forefront of women's rights movements, Helena opened her first beauty institute in Collins Street, Melbourne in 1902, the year that women obtained the right to vote in Australia. Always ahead of her competitors (Arden, Factor, Revlon, Lauder), she developed marketing and advertising techniques that revolved around skin care and makeup, eventually opening beauty institutes in Australia, London, Paris, and New York. Using science to create cosmetics, she taught women all
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            ISBN 9780732293796
            Published AU 1 Apr 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Mike Colman on Sport
             

            Mike Colman on Sport (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Colman, Mike

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Oct 20

            Classic sports writing from one of Australia's finest journalists.

            ISBN 9780648733119
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Crystal Heart
              

            The Crystal Heart (Paperback)

            By Masson, Sophie; Foreword by Terenzi, Dr Fiorella

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            A girl in a tower. An underground kingdom. This retelling of Rapunzel offers a gripping blend of magic, romance, adventure, fairytale, and mystery.When 17-year-old army conscript Kasper Bator is chosen to join the elite guard that keeps watch over a dangerous prisoner in a tower,... he believes what he's been told: the prisoner is a powerful witch. But when he meets the prisoner, Kasper's life will change forever--for the prisoner is no witch, but a beautiful young girl. The daughter of the country's enemy, the Prince of Night, Izolda has been held hostage since she was three. And she is in imminent danger, for a prophecy says she must die on her 16th birthday if Krainos is to be saved from the Prince of Night. Kasper decides to help her escape. As the days pass, their friendship turns into real love, but their hiding place won't stay safe forever.
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            ISBN 9780857982070
            Published AU 1 Jul 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Fukushima

            Fukushima (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Willacy, Mark

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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
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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

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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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