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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
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              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Quarterly Essay
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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
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              Factory 19
               

              Factory 19 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Glover, Dennis

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              They tell us that human happiness lies only in the future. But what if it really lies in the past? Hobart, 2022- a city with declining population, in the grip of a dark recession. A rusty ship sails into the harbour and begins to unload its cargo on the site of the once famous bu...t now abandoned Gallery of Future Art, known to the world as GoFA. One day the city's residents are awoken by a high-pitched sound no one has heard for two generations - a factory whistle. GoFA's owner, world-famous tycoon Dundas Faussett, is creating his most ambitious installation yet. He's going to defeat the internet's dominance over our lives by establishing a new Year Zero- 1948. Those whose jobs and lives have been destroyed by Amazon and Uber and Airbnb are invited to fight back in the only way that can possibly succeed- by living as if the internet and the smartphone had never been invented. The hold over our lives by Gates, Bezos, Musk, Zuckerberg and the rest starts to loosen as the revolutionary example of Factory 19 spreads. Can nostalgia really defeat the future? Can the little people win back the world? We are about to find out.
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              ISBN 9781760641764
              Published AU 3 Nov 2020
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              The Oak Papers

              The Oak Papers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Canton, James

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              Oaks are born and die on the same patch of earth. It is that sure-footedness that is so appealing. Ancient oaks hold a powerful sense of the longevity of life. The sense of security, of attachment to place, enchants us. You can stand beneath a grand oak and know that your more di...stant ancestors did so too. This is the story of one man's relationship to an ancient tree, the Honywood Oak. Colossal and wizened, it would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying this unique tree. It was an exercise in discipline- he needed to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to it, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around, inside and under it. In this stunning, meditative treatise, he examines our long-standing relationship with trees, a material as well as a source of myth and legend, and of solace. We no longer build our houses from the sturdy oak and its relatives, use them to fuel our fires or grind their seeds and nuts into flour in times of famine. Physically, we don't need them. Or do we? The natural world has lessons for us - if we slow down enough to listen.
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              ISBN 9781760642594
              Published AU 7 Sep 2020
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              Australia and New Zealand; Quarterly Essay 80
                

              Australia and New Zealand; Quarterly Essay 80 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tingle, Laura

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                30 Nov 20

              In a tumultuous year, Australia and New Zealand have never been closer, as we move towards a shared travel zone, based on remarkable success in suppressing COVID-19. But why, despite being so close, do we seem to know so little about each other? And is there such a thing as natio...nal character? In this wise and illuminating essay, Laura Tingle looks at leadership, economics, history and more. Competitiveness has marked our relationship from its earliest days. In the past half-century, both countries have been compelled to remake themselves amid shifting economic fortunes. New Zealand has been held up as a model for everything from tax reform to the way we conduct our politics. What have been the outcomes? How do they compare to ours? Tingle considers everything from Morrison and Ardern as national leaders to the different ways each country has dealt with its colonial legacy. What could we learn from New Zealand? And it from us? This is a perceptive, often amusing introduction to a country just like ours in some ways, but quite different in others.
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              ISBN 9781760642228
              Published AU 30 Nov 2020
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              The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect

              The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Wendy

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              An enthralling look at one of the world's most beautiful and resilient animals, and the role they play in our ecosystem Butterflies are beloved across the globe, adorning gardens, parks and zoos. Their feats are staggering - monarchs migrate thousands of kilometres each year. The...y are smarter than we think - some species have learned to fool ants into taking care of them. Their beauty has led many to obsession - lepidopterists (butterfly-seekers) have died in search of particular species, frenzied and driven mad in the pursuit of colour. What draws us to these creatures so intensely? Why do they live so briefly? How do they get their colours? Science journalist Wendy Williams investigates butterflies across the globe, their habitats and those dedicated to studying them. She examines the ancient partnership between butterflies and humans, and the ways we depend on them today - from a bellwether on climate change to a source of life-saving medical technology. For lovers of Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus and Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees, this melodious book reveals the inner lives of these special creatures and shows why they continue to fascinate us. Touching, eye-opening and profound, it is a love letter to these vanishing species, and a celebration of the beauty and joy they bring to our world.
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              ISBN 9781760642532
              Published AU 7 Sep 2020
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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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              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 Big Four: The Curious Past and Perilous Future of Global Accounting Monopoly

              The Big Four: The Curious Past and Perilous Future of Global Accounting Monopoly (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kells, Stuart; Gow, Ian D.

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              Stretching back centuries, their history is a fascinating story of wealth, power and luck. But today, the Big Four face an uncertain future - thanks to their push into China; their vulnerability to digital disruption and competition; and the hazards of providing traditional servi...ces in a new era of transparency.Both colourful and authoritative, this account of the past, present and likely future of the Big Four is essential reading for anyone perplexed or fascinated by professional services, working in the industry, or contemplating joining a professional services firm.
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              ISBN 9781863959964
              Published AU 2 Apr 2018
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              Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

              Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McKibben, Bill

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              A powerful call to arms from one of the world?s most eminent environmentalists. Thirty years ago, environmentalist Bill McKibben?s bestselling The End of Nature - now regarded as a classic - was the first book to alert us to global warming. Now, in Falter, he suggests that the hu...man race may have played itself out. Climate change, robotics and artificial intelligence may spell the end of humanity as we know it. Unless we act now. Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervour that keeps us from bringing them under control. Drawing on McKibben?s experience in building 350.org, the first global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We?re at a bleak moment in human history, and we must confront the reality or watch the civilisation our forebears built slip away. This is a timely, sobering and inspiring rallying cry to save not only our planet but also our humanity. 'McKibben is the world?s best green journalist.?-Time 'The most effective environmental activist of our age. Anyone interested in making a difference can learn from him.?-Tim Flannery
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              ISBN 9781760641597
              Published AU 16 Apr 2019
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