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            Welcome to the Urban Revolution. How Cities Are Changing the World
              

            Welcome to the Urban Revolution. How Cities Are Changing the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brugmann, Jeb

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Essential reading for the 21st century Are we transforming the planet into one massive global city? Urban migration and the rapid growth of cities are creating global change at a revolutionary scale. From Mumbai to Melbourne, we are facing global crises like climate change, epide...mics, widening poverty and terrorism.
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            ISBN 9780702236969
            Published AU 3 Aug 2009
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities
              

            The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vallas, Steven P.; Finlay, William; Wharton, Amy S.

            • RRP: $116.99
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            Comprehensive and versatile, The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities is ideal for courses in the sociology of work and occupations, and the sociology of organizations and corporations, as well as labor studies and human resource management.

            ISBN 9780195381726
            Released AU 15 Jan 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

            • RRP: $35.00
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            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation an...d inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we see how it is too soon to judge shale gas, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Should you trust unemployment figures? Is China's rise unstoppable? And what's worse for the environment: your car or mobile phone? Unclouded by pessimism or optimism and unafraid of big questions, Smil explains why calls for the Anthropocene era may be premature but why the Paris Agreement does not go far enough. These issues are not straightforward and progress takes longer than you think, but with Smil as our authoritative and entertaining guide we get a healthy shot of realism. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie is a powerful rallying cry for interrogating what you take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paint
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            ISBN 9780241454428
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World - and Globalization Began

            The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World - and Globalization Began (Hardback)

            By Hansen, Valerie

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            When did globalization begin? Most observers have settled on 1492, the year Columbus discovered America. But as celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen shows, it was the year 1000, when for the first time new trade routes linked the entire globe, so an object could in theory cir...cumnavigate the world. This was the 'big bang' of globalization, which ushered in a new era of exploration and trade, and which paved the way for Europeans to dominate after Columbus reached America. Drawing on a wide range of new historical sources and cutting-edge archaeology, Hansen shows, for example, that the Maya began to trade with the native peoples of modern New Mexico from traces of theobromine - the chemical signature of chocolate - and that frozen textiles found in Greenland contain hairs from animals that could only have come from North America. Introducing players from Europe, the Islamic world, Asia, the Indian Ocean maritime world, the Pacific and the Mayan world who were connecting the major landmasses for the first time, this compelling revisionist argument shows how these encounters set the stage for the globalization that would dominate the world for centuries to come.
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            ISBN 9780241351260
            Released AU 28 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World

            Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World (Hardback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

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            'There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil' Bill Gates Is flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh?And what makes people happy? From earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and... inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge lazy thinking. Packed with 'well-I-never-knew-that' information and with fascinating and unusual examples throughout, we find out how many people it took to build the Great Pyramid, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). There's a wonderful mix of science, history and wit, all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics. Urgent and essential, Numbers Don't Lie inspires readers to interrogate what they take to be true in these significant times. Smil is on a mission to make facts matter, because after all, numbers may not lie, but which truth do they convey? 'He is rigorously numeric, using data to illuminate every topic he writes about. The word polymath was invented to describe people like him' Bill Gates 'Important' Mark Zuckerberg, on Energy 'One of the world's foremost thinkers on development history and a master of statistical analysis . . . The nerd's nerd' Guardian 'There is perhaps no other academic who paints pictures with numbers like Smil' Guardian 'In a world of specialized intellectuals, Smil is an ambitious and astonishing polymath who swings for fences . . . They're among the most data-heavy books you'll find, with a remarkable way of framing basic facts' Wired 'Vaclav Smil has led a 30-year career of interdisciplinary contrarianism, writing hundreds of scientific articles and dozens of books attacking sacred cows of Western environmental and geopolitical thought' Foreign Po
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            ISBN 9780241454411
            Released AU 30 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Can Globalization Succeed?

            Can Globalization Succeed? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Freeman, Dena; Edited by Taylor, Matthew

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            A lively examination of the effects of neoliberal globalization, its ability to adapt, and its potential to survive the antiglobalization and nationalist backlash.

            ISBN 9780500295670
            Released AU 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The big idea
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            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems
             

            Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems (Paperback)

            By Banerjee, Abhijit V.; Duflo, Esther

            • RRP: $24.75
            • $24.75
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            FROM THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS 'Wonderfully refreshing . . . A must read' Thomas Piketty In this revolutionary book, prize-winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social an...d political problems of our day. From immigration to inequality, slowing growth to accelerating climate change, we have the resources to address the challenges we face but we are so often blinded by ideology. Original, provocative and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times offers the new thinking that we need. It builds on cutting-edge research in economics - and years of exploring the most effective solutions to alleviate extreme poverty - to make a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. A much-needed antidote to polarized discourse, this book shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.
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            ISBN 9780141986197
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation

            The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rubin, Jeff

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            A provocative, far-reaching account of how the middle class got stuck with the bill for globalisation, and how the blowback - from Brexit to Trump to populist Europe - will change the developed world. Real wages have not risen much for decades. Union membership has collapsed. Ful...l-time employment is beginning to look like a quaint idea from the distant past. Falling tariffs, low interest rates, global deregulation, and tax policies that benefit the rich have all had the same effect- the erosion of the middle class. Bestselling author Jeff Rubin argues that all this was foreseeable back when major Western countries started to believe their own propaganda about free trade, and especially when they allowed China to exploit weaknesses in the trading system they devised. The result, growing global inequality, is a problem of our own making. And solving it won't be easy if we draw on the same ideas about capital and labour, right and left, that led us to this cliff. Articulating a vision that, remarkably, dovetails with the ideas of both Naomi Klein and Donald Trump, The Expendables is an exhilaratingly fresh perspective that is at once humane and irascible, fearless and rigorous, and most importantly, timely. GDP is growing, the stock market is up, and unemployment is down, but the surprise of this book is that even the good news is good for only 1 per cent of us. Praise for Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller- 'The book is a great read, and one that should be required for anyone with a long-term interest in ... energy, transportation, manufacturing or agriculture.' -The Globe and Mail 'Jeff Rubin is not your typical eggheaded senior economist ... And the controversy that has dogged his work is about to hit the boiling point ... So get set. If Jeff Rubin says something is coming, you better listen. Love him or hate him.' -Canadian Business 'Should be mandatory reading for all corporate executives.' -National Post Praise for The Carbon Bubble- 'An astute cr
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            ISBN 9781922310217
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Oneness vs the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom

            Oneness vs the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom (Paperback)

            By Shiva, Vandana; Shiva, Kartikey

            • RRP: $24.99
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            In Oneness vs. The 1%, Vandana Shiva takes on the Billionaires Club of Gates, Buffet, Zuckerberg and other modern Mughals, whose blindness to the rights of people, and to the destructive impact of their construct of linear progress, have wrought havoc across the world.

            ISBN 9781925581799
            Published AU 1 Sep 2018
            Publisher Spinifex Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia
              

            Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (Paperback)

            Edited by Firth, Stewart

            • RRP: $48.00
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            The contributors to this volume examine Pacific globalisation and governance from a wide range of perspectives. They come from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, HawaiOi, the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Jamaica as well as Australia.

            ISBN 9781920942977
            Published AU 1 Nov 2010
            Publisher ANU Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series State, Society and Governance in Melanesia
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