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            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

            By Pascoe, Bruce

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            `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
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            ISBN 9781921248016
            Published AU 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Magabala Books
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            Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

            Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi; Gillard, Julia

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            Women and Leadership presents a lively and readable analysis of how gender impacts the access of women to positions of political leadership, the perceptions of them as leaders, the trajectory of their leadership and the circumstances in which it comes to an end. Analysing the les...sons learned from these women, Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala provide a road map of essential knowledge to inspire all of us. Women leaders often have biographies published but the approach taken to analysing gender is not consistent. Authors may shy away from dealing deeply with gender questions fearing a backlash if a book is seen to be whinging in tone. Women and Leadership fills that void and takes a consistent and comprehensive approach to teasing out what is different for women leaders. The same interview questions were used to examine each woman's journey in leadership and their real world experiences were tested against the authors' hypothesis of how gender impacts leadership. Resulting in an action agenda for change that will make it more likely women leaders are treated fairly and with no gender bias. Featuring- Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Clinton, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Theresa May, Michelle Bachelet, Joyce Banda, Erna Solberg, Christine Lagarde and more.
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            ISBN 9780143794288
            Published AU 24 Jul 2020
            Publisher Random House
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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
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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

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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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            Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town
             

            Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Demick, Barbara

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              18 Aug 20

            An unprecedented exploration of contemporary Tibet, one of the world's most inaccessible places, geographically and politically, and one of its most misunderstood.

            ISBN 9781925498783
            Published AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
              

            The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Omaar, Rageh

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            This comprehensive, accessible, and factual guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the teachings of the Ko...ran to Islam in the 21st century. Celebrating the scientific, literary, and artistic achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and the ideas of philosophers and theologians across the centuries, it opens a window on the Islamic world. The series' trademark graphics and mind maps unpick the central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage. Clear factual writing offers insight into terms like Sharia law, the Caliphate, and jihad; Sunni and Shia divisions; and Sufi poetry and music. Images of Islamic art, architecture, calligraphy, and historical artefacts illustrate the articles. Modern issues such as fundamentalism are discussed in context alongside the work of peaceful traditionalists, modernizers, and women's rights campaigners, among others. Packed with more than 80 inspiring quotations, and bold, intriguing illustrations, The Islam Book is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the world's major religions and any interested reader who wants a clear unbiased guide to the meaning of this faith.
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            ISBN 9780241409688
            Released AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly
              

            Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly (Paperback, 57th edition)

            By Hitchcock, Karen

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            ISBN 9781863958165
            Published AU 28 Mar 2016
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Quarterly Essay
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            The Truth About French Women
              

            The Truth About French Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Le Moel, Marie

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            In France, criticizing oneselves is a national sport, even more important than football. But there's one thing every foreigner does need to understand if they ever plan to spend some time with a French person. Or even more dangerously, marry a French person. Or, pure madness, liv...e in France with lots of French persons. French people hate it when foreigners do criticize them. Immediately this provokes a strange physical phenomenon. The heart starts pumping a little bit faster, reminiscences of the Marseillaise are heard by their gallic ears, and they reach mentally for the sword. For years now, French women have become a target for all sorts of representations. In fact, the number of books written about French women is becoming a publishing market in itself. No year goes by without a new book about them. And yet, in spite of her reserves in differentiating French women from other women, Marie Le Moel found some aspects can't be so easily dismissed. Of course, women, and men, all around the world, share similarities. And yet, they remain a product of their environment. French environment, culture and rich history, has produced a certain type of men and women. It has produced, too, a certain type of relationship between the two genders, where seduction and games play, still now, an important part. And in order to better fight the stereotypes, one has to try to put the finger on what constitutes a modern French woman, and why she has become, for many, an example.
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            ISBN 9780857981745
            Published AU 2 Mar 2015
            Publisher Random House
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            Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High
              

            Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Seal, Graham

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            Headless bikers on the highways; tummies exploding at work; garden gnomes taking international holidays. In this edition, the author tracks down over 100 contemporary Australian legends.

            ISBN 9780732269869
            Published AU 27 Jul 2001
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Reports from a wild country: Ethics of decolonisation
              

            Reports from a wild country: Ethics of decolonisation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rose, Deborah Bird

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            Explores some of Australia's major ethical challenges. Written in the midst of rapid social and environmental change and in a time of uncertainty and division, this work offers stories and arguments for ethical choice and commitment. It focusses on reconciliation, between indigen...ous and 'Settler' peoples, and with nature.
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            ISBN 9780868407982
            Published AU 1 Oct 2004
            Publisher UNSW Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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