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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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            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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            • Pub Date
              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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            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
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            Growing Up Queer in Australia
             

            Growing Up Queer in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Law, Benjamin

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            'I marked the day in my adolescent diary with a single blank page.' 'The mantle of queer migrant compelled me to keep going - to go further.' 'I never came out to my parents. I felt I owed them no explanation.' 'All I heard from the pulpit were grim hints.' 'I became acutely awar...e of the parts of myself that were unpalatable to queers who grew up in the city.' 'I was thirty-eight and figured it was time to come out to her.' 'That's when I know it's not going anywhere - the gay.' 'I felt like I had been dunked into an episode of The L Word and I wasn't given the script.' 'No amount of YouTube videos and queer think pieces prepared me for this moment.' 'My queerness was born in a hot dry land that was never ceded.' 'I finally admitted what my feelings for Dirty Dancing-era Patrick Swayze had clearly been indicating for some time.' 'Even now, I sometimes think that I don't know my own desire.' Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTQIA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, genders, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia. 'For better or worse, sooner or later, life conspires to reveal you to yourself, and this is growing up.' With contributions from David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Steve Dow, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Tony Ayres, Nic Holas, Rebecca Shaw, Giselle Au Nguyen and many more.
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            ISBN 9781760640866
            Published AU 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Black Inc
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            The Case of George Pell: Reckoning with child sexual abuse by clergy

            The Case of George Pell: Reckoning with child sexual abuse by clergy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davey, Melissa

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            Guardian Australia's Melbourne bureau chief Melissa Davey covered Cardinal George Pell's evidence at the royal commission into child sexual abuses, and attended each of his trials for his alleged historic sexual offences against children--his committal hearing, mistrial, retrial,... and appeal.
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            ISBN 9781925849684
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            One Bright Moon

            One Bright Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kwong, Andrew

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            From famine to freedom, how a young boy fled Chairman Mao's China to a new life in Australia Andrew Kwong was only eight when he witnessed his first execution. The desperate scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his fervour as a revolutionary in Mao's new China. Ye...t he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would be saved. That's what his teacher told him. Months later, it was his own father on trial. This time the sentence was banishment to a re-education camp, not death. Yet it left the family tainted, despised, and with few means of survival during the terrible years of persecution and famine known as the Great Leap Forward. Escape seemed the only solution, and it would be twelve-year-old Andrew who undertook the perilous journey first. This is the poignant, resonant story of a young boy's awakening - to survival, education, fulfilment, and eventually to a new life of freedom in Australia.
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            ISBN 9781460758625
            Published AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            On Pandemics; Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

            On Pandemics; Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Waltner-Towes, David

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            Written by a leading epidemiologist, this engrossing book answers our questions about animal diseases that jump to humans - called zoonoses - including why they have become more common in recent history, and what we can do about them. Almost all pandemics and epidemics - includin...g SARS, Ebola and now COVID-19 - have been caused by diseases that come to us from animals. In On Pandemics, David Waltner-Toews gathers the latest research to profile dozens of illnesses. Why do zoonotic diseases jump from animals to humans - and why do some hang around for good? How have governments responded to pandemics and epidemics throughout history, for better or worse? How have climate change, industrialised farming, cultural practices, biodiversity loss and globalisation made these diseases not only possible, but the inevitable outcomes of our modern lifestyles? Coronaviruses have made bats their home for centuries. Until SARS came along, we didn't know they were there, nor do we know how many other death-dealing viruses might be living undetected in wildlife. On Pandemics examines the increasing impact of animal-borne diseases on our world, and encourages us to re-examine our role in pandemics - for the health of the planet as well as our own survival.
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            ISBN 9781760642808
            Published AU 29 Jun 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            The Boy At the Back of the Class

            The Boy At the Back of the Class (Paperback)

            By Rauf, Onjali Q.; Illustrated by Curnick, Pippa

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            WONDER meets Walliams meets TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN - told through the eyes of an 8-year old child, this is a heart-warming and funny story about the refugee crisis and how simple it actually is to show kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense...

            ISBN 9781510105010
            Released AU 10 Jul 2018
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Rising Heart
             

            Rising Heart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conteh-Biger, Aminata; With Rieden, Juliet

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Brutally kidnapped from her father's house by rebel soldiers. Resettled in Australia as a refugee. Now helping mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

            ISBN 9781760784966
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Money for Something: Sex Work. Drugs. Life. Need.

            Money for Something: Sex Work. Drugs. Life. Need. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walsch, Mia

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            Mia is nineteen, too mentally ill and too often on drugs to keep a 'straight' job so she starts working at a massage parlour. She takes to sex work with recklessness, aplomb and good humour. As she works her way through Sydney's many rub-and-tug joints, Mia, or Sasha as she is no...w known, meets women from every walk of life who choose sex work for myriad reasons. While negotiating the demands of her new job, she battles her problematic drug use, and the mental illness that has shaped her life. But rather than needing saving from sex work, it is the work that saves Mia from her many demons. This captivating memoir is not only told with raw candour, humility and grace, it also announces the arrival of a startlingly talented Australian writer.
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            ISBN 9781760686451
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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