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              The Knowledge Wars
               

              The Knowledge Wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Doherty, Peter

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              Climate scientists have warned that we need to change our behaviour in ways that may be inconvenient and threaten the commercial status quo. The result has been a polarising division in society and a sustained attack on their research. In The Knowledge Wars, Nobel prizewinner Pet...er Doherty makes a passionate case for citizens to become informed so they are able to evaluate the facts of any scientific debate. It provides practical advice on how to analyse research and take meaningful action. The Knowledge Wars challenges our assumptions and encourages us to take an evidence-based view of the world. There's something here to offend everybody!
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              ISBN 9780522877038
              Published AU 1 Sep 2015
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Islam and Muslims in Australia: Settlement, Integration, Shari'ah, Education and Terrorism
                

              Islam and Muslims in Australia: Settlement, Integration, Shari'ah, Education and Terrorism (Hardback)

              By Ali, Jan A.

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              Examines the growing presence of Islam and Muslims in Australia and how it is transforming, and transformed by, social, cultural and religious spaces. The book illuminates how socio-cultural, economic, and political processes maintain and manage the ways Australian Muslims build ...their religious lives and identities and engage in the wider world.
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              ISBN 9780522877304
              Published AU 1 Dec 2020
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              Islam and Muslims in Australia: Settlement, Integration, Shari'ah, Education and Terrorism
               

              Islam and Muslims in Australia: Settlement, Integration, Shari'ah, Education and Terrorism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ali, Jan A.

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              Examines the growing presence of Islam and Muslims in Australia and how it is transforming, and transformed by, social, cultural and religious spaces. The book illuminates how socio-cultural, economic, and political processes maintain and manage the ways Australian Muslims build ...their religious lives and identities and engage in the wider world.
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              ISBN 9780522877076
              Published AU 1 Dec 2020
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              The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize (New Edition): A life in Science
               

              The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize (New Edition): A life in Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Doherty, Peter

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              Is it possible to be passionate about politics, football or R&B and still be a creative scientist? In this entertaining and inspiring account, Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty offers readers an insider's guide into discovery science and the individuals who work in it. Starting wi...th the story of his own career and its improbable origins in the outer suburbs of Brisbane, and its progression to a breakthrough discovery about how human immunity works. Doherty explores the realities of a life in science. How research projects are selected; how discovery science is resourced and organised; the big problems it is trying to solve; and the rewards and pitfalls of a career in scientific research- all these are explored in The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize. Doherty gives readers an insight into the issues that make him tick including his belief that the mission of science is to help make the world a better place to live in. He also essays answers to some of the great questions of our age. Are Nobel Prize winners exceptional human beings or just lucky? Are GMO crops really dangerous? And why can't scientists and born-again Christians get along?
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              ISBN 9780522877298
              Published AU 2 Jun 2014
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Naught to Thirty-three
               

              Naught to Thirty-three (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bedford, Randolph

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              Australia in the late nineteenth century was a land of opportunity and challenge. The cities were expanding, mineral wealth was being discovered and a new sense of nationalism was flowering. Randolph Bedford was a man who loved his country- 'my own land-that had no written histor...y, and no tradition', as he called it. Born in Sydney on 28 July 1868, he writes of his childhood there with affection, wit and liveliness that he also employs to describe his later callings of mining prospector and Labor politician. His career in mining, begun at the age of twenty, took him first to Broken Hill and then to Kalgoorlie. For twelve years his literary and mining periodical, the Clarion, was an influential guide to Australian mines. He travelled to Europe and New Guinea searching for new lodes, but his great success came in 1923 when he was the promoter of one of the three pioneering companies on the new silver-lead field at Mount Isa in Queensland. Bedford's loyalty to the Labor Party sprang from nationalism and he twice contested seats in the Victorian parliament in the 1890s; he came close to winning a Melbourne federal electorate in 1906. In 1917 he was nominated to the Legislative Council in Queensland, which he helped to vote out of existence. From 1923 until his death in 1941 he sat for the outback seat of Warrego in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. An intrepid adventurer, he was also part of the growing literary scene. His friends were the Lindsays, the Dysons and his fellow writers for the Bulletin and the Age; indeed, he knew the outback more comprehensively than either Lawson or Furphy. His output was voluminous, for in addition to his journalism Bedford wrote novels, short stories, plays and a fine book of travel. He had a feeling for words, a deep sense of rhythm, and a gift for crisp phrases which enabled him to describe vividly all that he saw and heard. He provides an unforgettable picture of Australia nearly a century ago.
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              ISBN 9780522874891
              Published AU 1 Jan 1976
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Dangerous Allies
               

              Dangerous Allies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fraser, Malcolm; Roberts, Cain

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              Australia has always been reliant on 'great and powerful friends' for its sense of national security and for direction on its foreign policy-first on the British Empire and now on the United States. Australia has actively pursued a policy of strategic dependence, believing that m...aking a grand bargain with a powerful ally was the best policy to ensure its security and prosperity. Dangerous Allies examines Australia's history of strategic dependence and questions the continuation of this position. It argues that international circumstances, in the world and in the Western Pacific especially, now make such a policy highly questionable. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has also changed dramatically, making it less relevant to Australia and a less appropriate ally on which Australia should rely. Malcolm Fraser argues that Australia should adopt a much greater degree of independence in foreign policy, and that we should no longer merely follow other nations into wars of no direct interest to Australia or Australia's security. He argues for an end to strategic dependence and for the timely establishment of a truly independent Australia.
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              ISBN 9780522876451
              Published AU 14 Nov 2014
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Dangerous to Know Updated Edition: An Australasian Crime Compendium
                

              Dangerous to Know Updated Edition: An Australasian Crime Compendium (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated Edition)

              By Morton, James; Lobez, Susanna

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              Following the success of their bestselling Gangland Australia, James Morton and Susanna Lobez turn their attention to crime and criminals, both organised and disorganised, in Australia and New Zealand over the last century.

              ISBN 9780522877274
              Published AU 28 Feb 2016
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              The Independents in the English Civil War
               

              The Independents in the English Civil War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Yule, George

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              George Yule has provided in this book the results of his study of the Independent Members of Parliament during the Civil War and Interregnum; who they were, where they came from, what was their policy, and what were their relations with the Independent divines in the Westminster ...Assembly and after. He establishes that their ecclesiastical policy was not separatist, but aimed at maintaining the traditional relationship of Church and State with Independents, and Presbyterian or Anglican-Puritan parish priests. He finds that the Independent M.P. 's came from the gentry; but that the Civil War cannot be interpreted in simple terms either as a class struggle, or as a religious one. The appendixes give in biographical sketches all that Mr Yule has discovered about the religious and political affiliations of the Independent M.P.'s.
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              ISBN 9780522838169
              Published AU 1 Jan 1958
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Lucky City
               

              Lucky City (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bate, Weston

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              Ballarat was not a typical goldfield. There was little surface alluvial gold and, in a tantalising search for fabulous underground river beds the, the youthful migrants of the 1850s overcame immense obstacles. They were both thrifty and speculative, using the profits of one bonan...za to pursue another-and were probably goaded by officialdom into the famous Eureka rebellion of 1854. Weston Bates explores the interaction of man with the environment. He sees Ballarat's pioneers as heroic adventurers. And he shows how a makeshift boom town matured into Golden City, City of Gardens, City of Sculptures. Lucky City tells how pastoral, agricultural, timber-milling and mining activity sustained a regional marketplace and industrial centre. It looks at the spread of Ballarat's influence across the country, and charts its rivalry with Bendigo and its resentment of Melbourne's interference. This is the lively story of an immigrant community. Its focus is human, its writing clear and engaging, and its wonderful collection of illustrations covers the whole panorama of Ballarat life.
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              ISBN 9780522876796
              Published AU 2 Feb 1999
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              Martin Boyd: A Life
               

              Martin Boyd: A Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Niall, Brenda

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              ISBN 9780522876994
              Published AU 15 Jun 2004
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