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            Black Summer: Stories of loss, courage and community from the 2019-2020 bushfires
             

            Black Summer: Stories of loss, courage and community from the 2019-2020 bushfires (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Rowland, Michael

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              6 Jan 21

            A record of events from ABC reporters on the ground during our worst ever fire season The bushfires that burnt across Australia from June 2019 to February 2020 were unprecedented. By the time the rains came, they had devoured more than 18 million hectares of bushland, destroyed n...early 3000 homes, claimed the lives of 34 people, killed about a billion animals and driven more to the brink of extinction. The heartbreak, pain, loss and uncertainty has been felt far and wide. These were fires that affected nearly everyone along the east coast directly or indirectly, and touched the hearts of people across the country. But out of the tragedies, the fear, the lost homes, the burnt forests, the bleak holidays, the unrelenting smoke, have come stories of courage and community. ABC reporters on the ground during the crisis brought many of these stories into the homes of the nation. This book contains updates of these stories and others, as well as reflections on how such a crisis occurred and what we learnt. It is both a record of the events and a tribute to those who endured, escaped, fought and in some cases paid the ultimate price in the awful conflagrations that consumed our summer. Contributions are from Jen Browning, Jessie Davies, Daniel Doody, Matthew Doran, Richard Glover, Liz Hobday, Nick Hose, Tom Joyner, Jonathon Kendall, Stacey Lee, Hamish MacDonald, Jade Macmillan, Adriane Reardon, Michael Rowland, Peter Sommerville, Josh Szeps, Claire Wheaton, Williams, Casey Briggs, Baz Ruddick, Erin Semmler. All profits from this book will go to the bushfire recovery effort. By purchasing this book you are assisting people, animals, forests and communities affected by the fires.
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            ISBN 9780733341328
            Published AU 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

            Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Massy, Charles

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            Call of the Reed Warbler will change the way we farm, eat and think about food. In this groundbreaking book Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. Using his personal farming experience as a touchstone, he tells th...e real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows how innovative farmers are finding a new way, regenerating their land and witnessing astounding transformations. Evocatively, he captures what it truly means to live in connection with the land. For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a clear vision of a sustainable future for our food supply, our landscape, our health and our Earth. It offers hope and a powerful affirmation of our potential for change. Now is the time for a grassroots revolution.
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            ISBN 9780702263224
            Published AU 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time

            Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time (Hardback)

            By Blackwell, Geoff; Hobday, Ruth

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            Humanity has reached a pivotal moment in time. With extinction looming over one million species of plants and animals, the United Nations has declared that nature is in more trouble now than at any time in human history. In light of increasing natural disasters, polluted environm...ents and rising sea levels, the present geological era has been described as the age of Anthropocene; the effect of humanity's now indelible, and irreversible, intersection with nature. In this important and timely book, these seminal questions of our time are addressed by twelve of the world's most influential contemporary photographers: Joel Sartore, Paul Nicklen, Ami Vitale, Brent Stirton, Frans Lanting, Brian Skerry, Tim Laman, Cristina Mittermeier, J Henry Fair, Richard John Seymour, George Steinmetz and Steve Winter. With compassion, insight and in compelling detail they share their extraordinary images and the stories behind them, and seek to understand what really matters now for humanity and the planet. At once shocking, illuminating and inspiring, Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time asks: 'What do we have?', 'What do we stand to lose?' and 'What must we change?', or is the Anthropocene Age to be humanity's last?
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            ISBN 9781760761264
            Published AU 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19
             

            The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Flannery, Tim

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            An urgent and essential call to arms from one of Australia's most respected climate scientists, Tim Flannery. A compelling and solution-focused declaration of the action required to win the climate battle, and how change must start in our board rooms and parliaments.

            ISBN 9781922330352
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Oneness vs the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom

            Oneness vs the 1%: Shattering Illusions, Seeding Freedom (Paperback)

            By Shiva, Vandana; Shiva, Kartikey

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            In Oneness vs. The 1%, Vandana Shiva takes on the Billionaires Club of Gates, Buffet, Zuckerberg and other modern Mughals, whose blindness to the rights of people, and to the destructive impact of their construct of linear progress, have wrought havoc across the world.

            ISBN 9781925581799
            Published AU 1 Sep 2018
            Publisher Spinifex Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rivers: The Lifeblood of Australia
             

            Rivers: The Lifeblood of Australia (Hardback)

            By Hoskins, Ian; Foreword by Watson, Don

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            Rivers have long run in the blood of Australians. Givers of life and subjects of anguish, Australian rivers have shaped the nation from the moment the first Australians arrived tens of thousands of years ago. Offering the vital ingredient for life, they are also guardians of cult...ure, a means of transportation, sites for play and leisure, and sources of power-deeply entrenched in almost every aspect of human life and an irreplaceable part of the global ecosystem. Australia's vast inland seas of some 50 million years ago have disappeared, leaving a continent that is mostly desert. Of the waters and wetlands that remain, most of which are connected to rivers, 65 are listed as Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance. They are also of incredible-sometimes painful-local importance, as reminders of the dispossession suffered by those first peoples and their descendants and evidence of the devastation wrought by drought and dying waterways. The damming of Western Australia's Ord River during the 1960s and 1970s captured monsoonal rains within a catchment of over 55,000 square kilometres, creating the largest artificial lake on mainland Australia while destroying sites of cultural significance to the Miriwoong people and changing the ecosystem irrevocably. Barely ten years after the completion of the Ord project, the success of the Save the Franklin campaign in Tasmania is a testament to evolving understanding of the precious nature of waterways. Yet even this triumph was fraught: environmentalists' argument for preservation of Tasmania's 'wilderness' contained the implication that the land was without people, despite Indigenous habitation for at least 30,000 years. In this broad-ranging survey of some of Australia's most well-known, loved, engineered and fought over rivers, from Melbourne's Yarra to the Alligator rivers of Kakadu, award-winning author Ian Hoskins presents a history of our complex connections to water. A thoughtful foreword by former prime-ministerial sp
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            ISBN 9780642279569
            Published AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher National Library of Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Environment Fights Back
             

            The Environment Fights Back (Paperback, New edition)

            By Naumann, Ruth

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            In the midst of doom and gloom about environmental problems, it is easy to overlook the good news ' that more and more individuals, groups and governments are working to help the environment fight back. This book is about some of those efforts which give cause for hope. Accessibl...e to students at all levels, suitable for Years 7 ' 13.
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            ISBN 9780170418409
            Published AU 22 Dec 2017
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Sustainability (Literacy Edition)
             

            Sustainability (Literacy Edition) (Paperback, New edition)

            By Naumann, Ruth

            • RRP: $15.99
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            This visually stunning book examines the concept of sustainability that we as individuals and a nation need to take responsibility for looking after the planet, and that our actions today will affect future generations.

            ISBN 9780170235020
            Published AU 19 Jun 2012
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition

            Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition (Hardback)

            Edited by Arthur, Bill; Morphy, Frances

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            The second edition of the bestselling Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, a unique tool for exploring and understanding the lives and cultures of Australia's First Peoples.

            ISBN 9781760556587
            Published AU 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dirty Money
             

            Dirty Money (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Benns, Matthew

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            They put the boys into the Anvil mining truck. They came for my dad. I asked them 'where are you taking him?' and they didn't answer. The Australian mining company trucks had come roaring into the African village and disgorged over 100 heavily armed Government soldiers. The rebel...s, protesting at the way the Australian company was mining the Congolese silver and copper without giving anything back to the local community, had already surrendered. But their looting of food and fuel from the Anvil Mining depot at Kilwa could not go unanswered. The Australians flew in the Government troops, loaded them onto their trucks and then stood back while they rounded up the rebellion's 'sympathisers'. We started running but the soldiers caught and searched our belongings, they arrested my dad and two other boys, said Albert Kitanika. The soldiers refused to say where they were taking his father. They took him 50 metres down the road where they shot and stabbed him to death. A United Nations investigation found Mr Kitanika was one of at least 100 people summarily executed in the Government operation in 2004. Afterwards the Australian company issued a press release praising the Government for its rapid response. Asked about its role in transporting the troops, Anvil's chief executive officer Bill Turner said: So what . Mining is a dirty business. This book reveals that the real dirt lies in the boardrooms of some of Australia's biggest companies. The United Nations named Katumba Mwanke, an adviser to Congo President Joseph Kabila, as one of the people responsible for the illegal exploitation of Congo's natural wealth. Anvil Mining put Mr Mwanke on the board of directors for three years. The Australian company has steadfastly refused to sign the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, designed to prevent dodgy deals, and is instead considering a tie-up with British mining company Trafigura, which is responsible for one of the worst pollution scandals in recent history. When d
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            ISBN 9781742750002
            Published AU 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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