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            Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers
             

            Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Jones, Philip

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            Takes Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and traces their stories, revealing charge and nuanced moments of encounter in Australia's frontier history. Special Price A$24.00 valid 01/09/08-13/10/08 ALIA Conference 08

            ISBN 9781862545854
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            Published AU 24 Apr 2007
            Publisher Wakefield Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Best Australian Science Writing 2011
              

            The Best Australian Science Writing 2011 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2011 ed.)

            Edited by Pincock, Stephen

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            With a foreword by Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, The Best Australian Science Writing 2011 is a landmark book. Showcasing selections from the work of renowned communicators, this book is an inspiring exploration of the most exciting, elegant, powerful, and important writing ab...out science and nature published in Australia and by Australians.
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            ISBN 9781742233000
            Published AU 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation
             

            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tedeschi, Mark

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            ISBN 9781925310221
            Published AU 1 Nov 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Adam Spencer's World of Numbers
             

            Adam Spencer's World of Numbers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spencer, Adam

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            From the building blocks of life, to the games we play, the food we eat, and the marvels of space, Australia's funniest mathematician is back with a fascinating snapshot of the world of numbers.

            ISBN 9781921134869
            Published AU 2 Nov 2015
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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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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              4 Aug 20

            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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            2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

            2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration (Paperback)

            By Gameau, Damon

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            Based on Damon Gameau's 2019 documentary, 2040, 2040: A Household Handbook for the Regeneration is a practical manual that provides you and your family with the tools and inspiration to live a more sustainable life - NOW.

            ISBN 9781760554149
            Published AU 23 Apr 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            How to Eat: All your food and diet questions answered

            How to Eat: All your food and diet questions answered (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bittman, Mark; Katz, David L.

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            Bestselling author Mark Bittman and physician David Katz cut through all the noise on food, health, and diet to give you the real answers you need. What is the 'best' diet? Do calories matter? And when it comes to protein, fat, and carbs, which ones are good and which are bad? Ma...rk Bittman and David Katz answer all these questions and more in a lively and easy-to-read Q&A format. Inspired by their viral hit article on Grub Street - one of New York magazine's most popular and most-shared articles - Bittman and Katz share their clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, answering questions covering everything from basic nutrients to superfoods to fad diets. Topics include dietary patterns (Just what should humans eat?); grains (Aren't these just 'carbs'? Do I need to avoid gluten?); meat and dairy (Does grass-fed matter?); alcohol (Is drinking wine actually good for me?); and more. Throughout, Bittman and Katz filter the science of diet and nutrition through a lens of common sense, delivering straightforward advice with a healthy dose of wit. 'In an approachable Q&A format, award-winning New York Times columnist Bittman and Katz, the founding director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Centre, tell you everything you ever wanted to know about eating healthily.' -Library Journal Praise for How to Cook Everything- 'Useful to the novice cook or the professional chef, How to Cook Everything is a tour de force cookbook by Mark Bittman. Mark lends his considerable knowledge and clear, concise writing style to explanations of techniques and quick, classic recipes. This is a complete, reliable cookbook.' -Jacques Pepin, chef, cookbook author, and host of his own PBS television series Praise for Dinner for Everyone- 'With a thoughtful and global range of recipes and clear instructions using easily available ingredients, this cleverly conceived cookbook is a winner for all types of cooks, especially those wishing to enhance their skills.' STARRED REVIEW
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            ISBN 9781922310170
            Published AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The End of Epidemics: How to stop viruses and save humanity now
             

            The End of Epidemics: How to stop viruses and save humanity now (Paperback)

            By Quick, Jonathan D.; Fryer, Bronwyn

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              4 Aug 20

            The 2020 outbreak of coronavirus has terrified the world - and revealed how unprepared we are for the next outbreak of an infectious disease. Somewhere in nature, a killer virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of a bird, bat, monkey, or pig, preparing to jump to a human being. T...his not-yet-detected germ has the potential to wipe out millions of lives over a matter of weeks or months. That risk makes the threat posed by ISIS, a ground war, a massive climate event, or even the dropping of a nuclear bomb on a major city pale in comparison. In The End of Epidemics, Duke Global Health Institute faculty member and past Chair of the Global Health Council Dr. Jonathan D. Quick examines the eradication of smallpox and devastating effects of influenza, AIDS, SARS, Ebola, and other viral diseases . Analysing local and global efforts to contain these diseases and citing firsthand accounts of failure and success, Dr. Quick proposes a new set of actions which he has coined The Power of Seven, to end epidemics before they can begin. These actions include- - Spending prudently to prevent disease before an epidemic strikes, rather than spending too little, too late - Ensuring prompt, open, and accurate communication between nations and aid agencies, instead of secrecy and territorial disputes - Fighting disease and preventing panic with innovation and good science Practical and urgent, The End of Epidemics is crucial reading for citizens, health professionals, and policymakers alike. 'Pragmatic, insightful and research-rich, this is a key volume for the policymaker's shelf.' -Nature 'Dr. Quick's urgent message makes one hope that this book will reach a huge audience and that its exhortations will be acted on everywhere.' -The Wall Street Journal 'In The End of Epidemics, Quick and co-author Bronwyn Fryer spell out the seven biggest things we need to stop those outbreaks becoming epidemics. It is an impressive wish list ... We could certainly use some of the advocacy for public heal
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            ISBN 9781922310392
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Bird Way

            The Bird Way (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ackerman, Jennifer

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            From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds - how they live and how they think. 'There is the mammal way and ther...e is the bird way.' This is one scientist's pithy distinction between mammal brains and bird brains- two ways to make a highly intelligent mind. But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviours they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries. What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive. They're also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own - deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also, ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. Some of these extraordinary behaviours are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of- well - birdness- A mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own. Young birds that devote themselves to feeding their siblings and others so competitive they'll stab their nestmates to death. Birds that give gifts and birds that steal, birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves, birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special call - and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter. Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Ala
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            ISBN 9781925713763
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved

            Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved (Paperback)

            By Naish, Darren; Barrett, Paul M.

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            Fully illustrated and immersive guide to the latest research in these incredible animals.

            ISBN 9781486309849
            Published AU 1 Sep 2018
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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