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              Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China

              Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China (Paperback)

              By Zhang, Lijia

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              A spirited memoir by a former Chinese factory worker who grew up in Nanjing, participated in the Tiananmen Square protest and ended up as an international journalist. As a teenager, Zhang worked in a factory producing missiles designed to reach North America, queuing every month ...to give evidence to the period police that she wasnt pregnant.
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              ISBN 9780980296556
              Published AU 1 Aug 2008
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              Not Always Diplomatic: An Australian Woman's Journey through international affairs
                

              Not Always Diplomatic: An Australian Woman's Journey through international affairs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Boyd, Sue

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                1 Nov 20

              A pioneer for women in international diplomacy, Sue Boyd shares this account of her life in foreign service. 'An engaging account of life at the coalface by one of Australia's most active and effective diplomats - and real pathfinder in leading our diplomatic establishment out of... its sexist dark age' - Gareth Evans, Foreign Minister 1988-96 'A thoroughly engaging read. Sue's book took me for a walk down memory lane, remembering the tumultuous events of 2000 in Fiji and the fall out thereafter. Sue has a rare understanding of the Pacific Islands and its peoples. An enjoyable read. Part of it made me laugh out loud. From a gender perspective, it offers intuitions into the difficulties faced by women attempting to pierce the glass ceiling. Sue faced those difficulties with good humour and common sense, partly explaining why she has had such a successful career.' - Imrana Jalal, The World Bank
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              ISBN 9781760801496
              Published AU 1 Nov 2020
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              No One

              No One (Paperback)

              By Hughes, John

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              In the ghost hours of a Monday morning a man feels a dull thud against the side of his car near the entrance to Redfern Station. He doesn't stop immediately. By the time he returns to the scene, the road is empty, but there is a dent in the car, high up on the passenger door, and... what looks like blood. Only a man could have made such a dent, he thinks. For some reason he looks up, though he knows no one is there. Has he hit someone, and if so, where is the victim? So begins a story that takes us to the heart of contemporary Australia's festering relationship to its indigenous past. A story about guilt for acts which precede us, crimes we are not sure we have committed, crimes gone on so long they now seem criminal-less. Part crime novel, part road movie, part love story, No One takes its protagonist to the very heart of a nation where non-existence is the true existence, where crimes cannot be resolved and guilt cannot be redeemed, and no one knows what to do with ghosts that are real.
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              ISBN 9781760800291
              Published AU 1 Apr 2019
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              Return to Dust

              Return to Dust (Paperback)

              By Powell, Dani

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              I am calling her Amber because amber is my favourite stone. In truth, it is not a stone at all. Technically, it is fossilised tree resin that has withstood all kinds of weather and woe, the likes of which would normally cause sap to disintegrate. Amber resists decay. I am calling... her Amber to give her something precious. To remind her of what the world has to offer. She knew this once, more keenly than most. But she has forgotten. I am hoping to remind her that the world's beauty isn't gone. That beauty exists inside things, sometimes trapped, often obscured. When Amber returns to her home in the Australian desert one year after her brother's death, her hope is to move on from her grief, to start again. Invited to do some work in a remote Aboriginal community, she relishes the opportunity to return to country she loves so deeply. She hadn't realised her friend Andrew had a reason to ask her to come back. She begins a three-day road trip on unsealed roads that link a constellation of Aboriginal communities. From the outset, it is as if she has been picked up by a willy willy on a windless day; and must be carried to the end of it, until the wind decides to drop. During this adventure, her composure is undone by a series of encounters, observations, the country itself, and she learns that grief takes its own time. Told like memoir, spun like myth, this is a philosophical tale about coming to terms with the death of a loved one. About our way of dealing with death, and the offerings of another culture. It is about home, and how this is found in people as much as place.
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              ISBN 9781760801380
              Published AU 1 Jun 2020
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              A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law
               

              A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By King, Kerry

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              The World Health Organisation estimates that `road traffic deaths' currently run in the order of 1.35 million per year. The first study of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world, this book explores how the parliament, the criminal law and the courts responded to deaths occasio...ned by the use of motor vehicles over more than 70 years, including the extent to which the community and judiciary have been prepared to label driving conduct culpable. It pays special attention to the construction, employ and sentencing of alternative driving-causing-death offences as against vehicular manslaughter, alongside shifting social attitudes about what constitutes culpable fault behind the wheel. Drawing on hundreds of cases, the book traces the development of the case law while observing key emerging themes, including approaches to multiple fatalities, outcomes in cases involving vulnerable road users, the difficulties associated with prosecuting drinking drivers, and, most importantly, trends in charging standards and sentencing. It seeks to explore why and how deaths on the road have been treated as a species apart.
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              ISBN 9781760800024
              Published AU 1 Jan 2020
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              ADHD Go-To Guide: Facts and strategies for parents and teachers
               

              ADHD Go-To Guide: Facts and strategies for parents and teachers (Paperback)

              By Silva, Ms Desiree; Toner, Ms Michele

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              Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental-health condition in children and is present in most countries around the world. Although there is an abundance of literature on ADHD with plenty of scientific information, this condition remains controversi...al and often under-diagnosed. Many books have been written for parents about ADHD but most of them are quite scientific. They can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are a parent with some symptoms of ADHD yourself. This book is a go-to guide for parents and teachers, providing up-to-date knowledge in a simple, easy-to-read format. It is filled with information your doctor would like to provide, but is often unable to do so in the limited appointment times available. This book also gives a framework and practical tips for how you can manage and advocate for your child in different settings, with or without medication. It summarises evidence to date for medication and alternative therapies, examines commonly held beliefs about ADHD, and debunks myths. ADHD Go-To Guide book has been written by a developmental paediatrician (Desiree Silva) and an ADHD coach (Michele Toner), both of whom are passionate about improving the lives of children with ADHD and their families. They both have over 20 years of experience in the field and recognise the need for this practical guide.
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              ISBN 9781742589480
              Published AU 1 Aug 2017
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              Rogue Intensities

              Rogue Intensities (Paperback)

              By Rockel, Angela

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              Rogue Intensities is a memoir grounded in Tasmania, with a richness of storytelling which emerges from the space between human, nature and environmental threads. It manages to straddle the intimate and the universal with ease a great deal of delight. The exploration of the Austra...lian landscape through prose is a core tenet of Australian literature and the UWAP has been successful in finding a shining example of this in Rogue intensities. This work successfully adds to this canon in a way that extends it and enriches writing alongside it. 'Rogue Intensities is an uncannily timely work, its aesthetic achievement is deeply embedded in urgent concerns of our current moment. It breaks down the artificial divisions between science, art, creative production and history to forge an original perspective and a model of connection between the creative processes of nature, knowledge and writing. Angela manages to create intimacy with the elements of the observable world and with experiences through a careful detachment, which is akin to scientific record. Rogue Intensities engages the reader with what Hayden White termed the great `pleasure of information' about creatures, the atmosphere, the weather, landscape, seasons, as they are encountered in everyday life. There is a great joy in this text of discovery - as if writer and reader were encyclopaedists who have been granted permission to wonder at the world. I know of no other contemporary text that does this.' - Associate Professor Elizabeth McMahon, UNSW
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              ISBN 9781760800994
              Published AU 1 Oct 2019
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              Flute of Milk

              Flute of Milk (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fealy, Susan

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              Flute of Milk is Susan Fealy's first full-length collection of poems after years of publication in Australian and US journals and anthologies including Poetry (Chicago), Island, Cordite, Rabbit and in the Anthology of Australian Contemporary Feminist Poetry (Hunter, 2016). The co...llection is in two parts, with each one interrogating love, loss, gender and aesthetics. The poems refract these themes through personal experience, as well as through a broader cultural lens. Some of these works are direct responses to the act of reading literature. The hallmark of this collection is precision with language: these works are always present and vivid.
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              ISBN 9781742589367
              Published AU 1 Feb 2017
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              Rica Erickson: A Naturalist's Life

              Rica Erickson: A Naturalist's Life (Hardback, New title)

              By Erickson, Rica

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              In this book, we have Rica Erickson's account of how she became interested in natural history, who were her guides, mentors and associates, and how she did her research. Through these pages we meet many other naturalists of the century, as well as some who came before. The book i...s interspersed with reproductions of some of Rica's writings.
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              ISBN 9781920694432
              Published AU 1 Nov 2004
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              World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life
               

              World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life (Hardback)

              By Crist, Darlene Trew; Sowcroft, Gail; Harding Jr., James

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              What once lived in the global ocean? What is living there now? What will live there in the future? The answers to these questions are at the heart of World Ocean Census, which also explores the great adventures experienced during the books research.

              ISBN 9781921401596
              Published AU 1 Sep 2009
              Publisher UWA Publishing
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