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              Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

              Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet (Paperback)

              By Camerini, Valentina; Illustrated by Veci Carratello, Veronica

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              Greta's story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference. It's 20 August 2018, late summer in Stockholm, and it feels incredibly hot in the city. The TV news reports rising temperatures, and there have been numerous fires throughout Swe...den. Fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg decides she can't wait any longer- politicians have to do something to save the environment. Instead of returning to school, Greta takes a placard and goes on strike in front of Sweden's parliament building. Greta's protest began the Fridays for Future - or School Strike 4 Climate - movement, which millions have now joined around the world. Greta has spoken at COP24, the UN summit on climate change, and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is her story, but also that of many other girls and boys around the world willing to fight against the indifference of the powerful for a better future. For readers aged 9 to 12.
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              ISBN 9781760642198
              Published AU 19 Aug 2019
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
                

              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chapman, Madeleine

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                30 Mar 20

              Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compas...sion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success- donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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              ISBN 9781760641818
              Published AU 30 Mar 2020
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              Melting Moments
               

              Melting Moments (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Goldsworthy, Anna

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                3 Mar 20

              It is 1941. Eighteen-year-old Ruby leaves behind the family farm, her serious mother and roguish father, and heads for Adelaide. After a brief courtship, she enters into a hasty marriage with a soldier about to go to war - who returns a changed man. In this absorbing novel, Anna ...Goldsworthy recreates the world of Adelaide half a century ago, and portrays the phases of a woman's life with intimacy and sly humour. We follow Ruby as she contends with her damaged husband and eccentric in-laws. We see her experience motherhood and changing social circumstances, until, in a moving twist, a figure from the past reappears, to kindle a late-life romance. In her captivating fiction debut, Goldsworthy evokes a woman's life in a pre-feminist world. In this tender, funny book, she combines an Austenesque wit with Alice Munro's feeling for human complexity.
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              ISBN 9781863959988
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
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              Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly: Quarterly Essay 57
                

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

              By Hitchcock, Karen

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              ISBN 9781863958165
              Published AU 28 Mar 2016
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              Series Quarterly Essay
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              How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

              How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Odell, Jenny

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              A galvanising critique of the forces vying for our attention - and our personal information - that redefines what we think of as productivity and reveals what we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a... world where our value is determined by our data productivity, doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to slowing down. Odell sees our attention as the most precious - and overdrawn - resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humanity's role in the environment, and arrive at a more meaningful understanding of happiness and fulfilment. Far from a simple anti-technology screed, or a pointless back-to-nature meditation, How to Do Nothing is an action plan for thinking beyond capitalist narratives of efficiency and value. Provocative, timely and utterly persuasive, it shows us how to preserve our inner lives and bring about change in a world that needs this more than ever. 'A manifesto for the internet age.'-The A.V. Club 'An invigorating meditation on ways of seeing and being more present ... It's a book that could change you for the better.'-LitHub
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              ISBN 9781760641795
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
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              The Godmother: La Daronne

              The Godmother: La Daronne (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cayre, Hannelore

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              Meet Patience Portefeux, fifty-three, an underpaid Franco-Arab judicial interpreter for the Ministry of Justice who specialises in telephone tapping. Widowed after the sudden death of her husband, Patience is now wedged between university fees for her two grown-up daughters and n...ursing home costs for her ageing mother. She's laboured for twenty-five years to keep everyone's heads above water. Happening upon an especially revealing set of police wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in - and infiltrating - the machinations of a massive drug deal. She thus embarks on an entirely new career path- Patience becomes 'the Godmother'. This is not life in the French idyll of postcards and stock photos. With a gallery of traffickers, dealers, police officers and politicians who are more real than life itself, a sharp and amusing gaze on everyday survival in contemporary France, and an unforgettable woman at its centre, Hannelore Cayre's bestselling novel shines a torchlight on a European criminal underground that has rarely been seen.
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              ISBN 9781760641610
              Published AU 3 Sep 2019
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              Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats: Stories From Behind The Scenes At The Zoo

              Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats: Stories From Behind The Scenes At The Zoo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Flynn, Hazel

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              Why does each koala in a zoo need 1000 trees? How do you check a Tree-kangaroo's pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat's poo square-shaped? And how do dogs help look after 'extinct' bandicoots? Discover all this and more, as we take you behind the scenes of a modern Australian zoo and... animal hospital. Find out what it's really like to be a zookeeper and hear their funny and fascinating stories about the animals they look after - from the koala who regularly escapes her cage, to cheeky Tasmanian devil cubs nipping the keepers' ankles for food; and from Jess, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle, to tiny but precious frogs and skinks. These delightful and fascinating stories for children aged 9 to 12 reveal the essential role of zoos today, from preserving and rehabilitating endangered species to making groundbreaking scientific discoveries and uncovering more about how animals think. Packed full of fascinating facts, Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats is the perfect read for animal-loving kids.
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              ISBN 9781760641672
              Published AU 7 Jan 2020
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              Solved!: How other countries have cracked the world's biggest problems and we can too
               

              Solved!: How other countries have cracked the world's biggest problems and we can too (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wear, Andrew

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                3 Mar 20

              Sometimes the solutions are closer than you think. Denmark is set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Iceland has topped the gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. South Korea's average life expectancy will reach ninety due to diet and world-class healt...hcare. The homicide rate in Britain is the lowest in the OECD. Singapore blitzes other developed nations in world education rankings. Phoenix, Arizona, has reinvented itself as a smart city. How have these places and more achieved such remarkable outcomes? Public policy adviser Andrew Wear examines what has proven successful around the world, and how we can apply the lessons from these innovative case studies in our own country. Through his research, we meet inspiring community leaders, world-renowned authorities and government policy-makers leading the globe in change. We don't have to look far to tackle humanity's most pressing concerns. Solved! is a much-needed dose of optimism in an atmosphere of doom and gloom, a toolkit for those looking for social change. Informative, accessible and revelatory, it shows that the solutions exist - we just need to know where to look. 'Wear shows why in pessimistic times there are reasons to feel optimistic about our capacity to solve the big problems.'-Robyn Scott, co-founder and CEO of Apolitical
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              ISBN 9781760641641
              Published AU 3 Mar 2020
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              Vertigo
                

              Vertigo (Paperback)

              By Lohrey, Amanda

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              Luke and Anna decide on a sea-change. They leave the city, fleeing a past and a future that fill them with fear. On the coast they discover a natural world that is both destructive and rejuvenating. Events sweep them up and they must confront what they have tried to put behind th...em. Vertigo is a fable of love and awakening.
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              ISBN 9781863954303
              Published AU 4 May 2009
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              The Red Highway
               

              The Red Highway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rothwell, Nicolas

              This is the story of a quest - a journey down the red highway. After a spell reporting the Iraq War, Nicolas Rothwell returns to Australia, to explore the deserts and towns, sleepy coastline and hidden worlds of the north As he travels, his journey gathers momentum and finds a sh...ape. It becomes a quest - for knowledge and a sense of home.
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              ISBN 9781863954211
              Published AU 4 May 2009
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              Interest Age 14+ years
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