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              'Boredom is the Enemy': The Intellectual and Imaginative Lives of Australian Soldiers in the Great War and Beyond
               

              'Boredom is the Enemy': The Intellectual and Imaginative Lives of Australian Soldiers in the Great War and Beyond (Paperback)

              By Laugesen, Amanda

              • RRP: $84.99
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              War is often characterised as one percent terror, 99 per cent boredom. Whilst much ink has been spilt on the one per cent, relatively little work has been directed toward the other 99 per cent of a soldier's time. As such, this book will be welcomed by those seeking a fuller unde...rstanding of what makes soldiers endure war, and how they cope with prolonged periods of inaction. It explores the issue of military boredom and investigates how soldiers spent their time when not engaged in battle, work or training through a study of their creative, imaginative and intellectual lives. It examines the efforts of military authorities to provide solutions to military boredom (and the problem of discipline and morale) through the provisioning of entertainment and education, but more importantly explores the ways in which soldiers responded to such efforts, arguing that soldiers used entertainment and education in ways that suited them. The focus in the book is on Australians and their experiences, primarily during the First World War, but with subsequent chapters taking the story through the Second World War to the Vietnam War. This focus on a single national group allows questions to be raised about what might (or might not) be exceptional about the experiences of a particular national group, and the ways national identity can shape an individual's relationship and engagement with education and entertainment. It can also suggest the continuities and changes in these experiences through the course of three wars. The story of Australians at war illuminates a much broader story of the experience of war and people's responses to war in the twentieth century.
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              ISBN 9781138110953
              Released NZ 22 May 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970

              Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970 (Hardback)

              By Laugesen, Amanda

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Globalizing the Library focuses on the globalization of information and the library in the period following the Second World War. Providing an examination of the ideas and aspirations surrounding information and the library, as well as the actual practices and actions of informat...ion professionals from the United States, Britain, and those working with organizations such as UNESCO to develop library services, it tells an important story about international history that also provides insight into the history of information, globalization, and cultural relations. Exploring efforts to help build library services and train a cohort of professional librarians around the globe, the book examines countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific during the period of the Cold War and decolonization. Using the ideas of `library diplomacy' and `library imperialism' to frame Anglo-American involvement in this work, Laugesen examines the impact library development work had on various countries. The book also considers what might have motivated nations in the global South to use foreign aid to help develop their library services and information infrastructure. Globalizing the Library prompts reflection on the way in which library services are developed and the way professional knowledge is transferred, whilst also illuminating the power structures that have shaped global information infrastructures. As a result, the book should be essential reading for academics and students engaged in the study of libraries, development, and information. It should also be of great interest to information professionals and information historians who are reflecting critically on the way information has been transferred, consumed, and shaped in the modern world.
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              ISBN 9780815370031
              Released NZ 8 Apr 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science
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              Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary
               

              Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary (Hardback, 8th edition)

              By Gwynn, Mark; Laugesen, Amanda; Robinson, Julia

              • RRP: $33.99
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              The Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary (APOD) is an indispensable guide to English as it is written and spoken in Australia. First published in 1976, the APOD is Australia's bestselling dictionary. Extensive and versatile, this dictionary is firmly established as Australia's fav...ourite reference in schools, homes, and offices and provides unrivalled coverage of Australian English. Featuring over 500 new words, this eighth edition of the APOD commemorates 30 years of the Australian National Dictionary Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra. To celebrate this anniversary, a limited number of copies will feature a special edition cover.
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              ISBN 9780190311988
              Published NZ 14 Dec 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (R)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Australian Dictionaries/Thesauruses/Reference
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              Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary

              Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Laugesen, Amanda; Gwynn, Mark; Mackenzie, Margaret

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              The Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary is the most comprehensive and up-to-date middle primary dictionary, covering all the latest words students need to know. Written specifically for Australian school children aged 8-10 years and featuring over 25,000 headwords, the Au...stralian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary serves as a working tool in the classroom that accustoms students to the style in which most adult dictionaries are written. At the same time, this dictionary is easy for students to use because it avoids abbreviations and similar conventions. Like other dictionaries published by Oxford University Press, the Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary draws on the continually updated databases of the Australian National Dictionary Centre and Oxford Dictionaries. The Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary includes the following information about words:their meanings (definitions)their part/s of speech (how they are used in sentences)how they are pronouncedhow they are usedtheir spellingassociated words (word building)their originsadditional information.A grammar, punctuation, and spelling guide is also provided as an insert.
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              ISBN 9780190311940
              Published NZ 18 Jul 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (R)
              Interest Age Children
              Series Australian Dictionaries/Thesauruses/Reference
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              Australian Primary Oxford Dictionary

              Australian Primary Oxford Dictionary (Paperback, 4th edition)

              Edited by Laugesen, Amanda; Gwynn, Mark

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              Australian Primary Oxford Dictionary is an essential reference for Australian Upper Primary students with appendix words that identify core words in key learning areas.

              ISBN 9780195597431
              Published NZ 31 Jul 2015
              Publisher Oxford University Press (R)
              Interest Age Children
              Series Australian Dictionaries/Thesauruses/Reference
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              Diggerspeak: The Language of Australians at war
               

              Diggerspeak: The Language of Australians at war (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Laugesen, Amanda

              • RRP: $56.99
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              A collection of words used by Australians at war - a dictionary complete with information about meaning, origins and usage. Rather than a collection of military slang, it focuses on words used by ordinary Australians during wartime and demonstrates how wars have contributed to th...e development of Australian English.
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              ISBN 9780195551822
              Published NZ 29 Mar 2005
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Convict Words: Language In Early Colonial Australia
               

              Convict Words: Language In Early Colonial Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Laugesen, Amanda

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              This book explores the language of the Australian convict era, taking the form of a dictionary with supporting quotations from contemporary texts, including newspapers, government reports and document, comtemporary observations, and novels.

              ISBN 9780195516555
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2003
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary
               

              Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary (Paperback, 6th edition)

              By Laugesen, Amanda; Gwynn, Mark

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              The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary is Australiaas most authoritative concise dictionary. Produced in partnership with the Australian National Dictionary Centre, this sixth edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes many hundreds of new words you wonat find in any oth...er dictionary. It provides an authoritative description of Australian and international English that is unrivalled by other concise dictionaries.
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              ISBN 9780190311308
              Published NZ 26 Oct 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (R)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Australian Dictionaries/Thesauruses/Reference
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              Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary
               

              Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary (Hardback, 6th edition)

              By Gwynn, Mark; Laugesen, Amanda

              • RRP: $55.99
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              The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary is Australiaas most authoritative concise dictionary. Produced in partnership with the Australian National Dictionary Centre, this sixth edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes many hundreds of new words you wonat find in any oth...er dictionary. It provides an authoritative description of Australian and international English that is unrivalled by other concise dictionaries.
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              ISBN 9780190311315
              Published NZ 26 Oct 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (R)
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              Series Australian Dictionaries/Thesauruses/Reference
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              Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus

              Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Laugesen, Amanda; Gwynn, Mark

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              The Australian Middle Primary Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus (2e) is the most up-to-date, fully integrated primary dictionary and thesaurus available in Australia. It draws on the very latest Australian research into the words most commonly used by Australian children in Years 3 a...nd 4, and combines a dictionary and thesaurus using an innovative 'one-stop' entry format. Key features:Age level: 8-10Over 11 000 dictionary head words and thesaurus entriesAlphabet edge indexes for clear signposting and easy navigationSimple respelling system to aid pronunciationWord origins are explained, while synonyms and antonyms are included within dictionary entriesWord building boxes are included to develop students' morphology skillsExample sentences to show words used in context.
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              ISBN 9780190311957
              Published NZ 19 Oct 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (R)
              Interest Age Children
              Series Australian Dictionaries/Thesauruses/Reference
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