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            COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine
             

            COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mosley, Dr Michael

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            AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION This book charts the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley gives you a detailed understanding of the secrets of this c...oronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. Armed with the facts you'll be in a much better position to protect yourself and your family when the world begins to reopen. Dr Mosley also follows the work of leading doctors and virus researchers as they battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus). Eating well, sleeping soundly, exercising and managing your stress are all critical for keeping your brain, body and immune system in the best possible shape over the coming months. These are areas where Dr Mosley is well known for his science-based and practical approach.
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            ISBN 9781760857592
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Maori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook
              

            Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Maori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook (Paperback)

            Edited by Hutchings, Jessica

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            • Pub Date
              31 Jul 20

            Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore: A Maori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook shines a light on Maori relationships with soil, as well as the connections between soil and food security, and frames these links within the wider discourse of tino rangatiratanga from a variety of Maor...i perspectives.
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            ISBN 9780473516192
            Published NZ 31 Jul 2020
            Publisher FREERANGE PRESS
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            Challenge Everything: An Extinction Rebellion Youth guide to saving the planet
              

            Challenge Everything: An Extinction Rebellion Youth guide to saving the planet (Paperback)

            By Sandford, Blue

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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 20

            Written by the coordinator of Extinction Rebellion Youth London, this is no greenwashing book - it's an important call to action. A manifesto for how young people can help to save the planet by questioning everything about modern life and acting upon their conclusions.

            ISBN 9781843654643
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World
             

            Who Cares Wins: Reasons For Optimism in Our Changing World (Hardback)

            By Cole, Lily

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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            A Radical Guide to Thinking Differently About the World and Initiating Change In 2013, Lily Cole was aware that change was needed in the world - big change. Global warming had reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion and development had seen the extinction of count...less species, and Neoliberalism and led to a destructive divide in wealth and to a polarisation of mainstream politics. And she believed that, in the face of such a gloomy predicament, the answer lay in optimism. Taking inspiration from altruism-based communities, she launched Impossible, a platform (Impossible People) for people to give their time and skills to help others. Impossible has since evolved into an incubator and innovator, which uses design and technology to help solve social and environmental issues. Reasons for Optimism draws together Lily's knowledge, the experiences which led her to Impossible, and everything she has learned from the enterprise. In it she describes how we can build stronger communities, invest in sustainable solutions and ultimately divest ourselves of the enormous burden represented by capitalism and our current monetary system. Full of practical tips to help you instigate change, from how to build a community library to share books and knowledge, to how to launch a social network like Impossible, Reasons for Optimism is a radical vision for a new and better world.
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            ISBN 9780241309124
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How Are We Going to Explain This?: Our Future on a Hot Earth
             

            How Are We Going to Explain This?: Our Future on a Hot Earth (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Mommers, Jelmer

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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            The climate debate leads to so much division. What the hell are we supposed to do? For many of us the answer is: looking away. Tom, one of my best friends, is looking away. He told me the other day when we had coffee. He wants to live his life without feeling bad about the state ...of the earth all the time. I understand Tom. And yet I believe desperation can be the beginning of something new. This book is for all Toms out there. For anyone who tends to look away, but also knows that this is not a solution.
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            ISBN 9781788164931
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ 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 NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World!

            This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World! (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Isabel; Illustrated by Paterson, Alex

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            Discover how YOU can save the planet, with 50 practical ideas for how you can really make a difference.

            ISBN 9781526361530
            Released NZ 11 Sep 2018
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century
              

            Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wennersten, John R.; Robbins, Denise

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            Global climate change is undeniable. Over the next few decades, as sea levels rise, storms intensify, and drought and desertification run rampant, hundreds of millions of civilians will abandon their homes, cities, and even entire countries. What will happen to these massive numb...ers of environmental refugees? Where will they go, what rights will they have, and who will take care of them? Over 200 million people in Asian countries live on land that will be affected by rising seas. Picture Pakistan, India, and China all nuclear powers skirmishing at their borders over access to shared rivers and farmable land with former coastal areas now submerged. Imagine tens of thousands of Pacific and Indian Ocean islanders cast adrift by waves that have drowned their nations, and more than 100,000 Caribbean islanders forced to leave submerged towns. Consider the complete abandonment of Miami Beach and other coastal communities up and down the Americas. At the same time, hundreds of millions will be desperate for water and a secure life in drought-ravaged Africa and the Middle East. Rising Tidessounds an urgent wakeup call to the growing crisis of climate refugees, and offers an essential, continent-by-continent look at these dangers. The crisis is everywhere and it is imminent. Detailing a number of solutions, John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins argue that no nation can tackle this universal problem alone. The crisis of climate refugees requires global, concerted solutions beyond the strategic, fiscal, and legal capability of a single country or agency.
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            ISBN 9780253025883
            Released NZ 12 Jun 2017
            Publisher Indiana University Press
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            Irreplaceable: The fight to save our wild places

            Irreplaceable: The fight to save our wild places (Paperback)

            By Hoffman, Julian

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            For readers of George Monbiot, Mark Cocker and Robert Macfarlane - an urgent and lyrical account of endangered places around the globe and the people fighting to save them. 'Powerful, timely, beautifully written and wonderfully hopeful... Julian Hoffman shines a light on what we ...had, what we have, and how much we still stand to lose' Rob Cowen, author of Common Ground 'Unforgettable. At a time when the Earth often seems broken beyond repair, this courageous and hopeful book offers life-changing encounters with the more-than-human world' Nancy Campbell, author of The Library of Ice 'Wonderful, tender and subtle, beautifully written and filled with a calm authority... No book has done more to champion the idea that connections between the human and the natural are the lifeblood of everything that matters' Adam Nicolson, author of The Seabird's Cry All across the world, irreplaceable habitats are under threat. Unique ecosystems of plants and animals are being destroyed by human intervention. From the tiny to the vast, from marshland to meadow, and from Kent to Glasgow to India to America, they are disappearing. Irreplaceable is not only a love letter to the haunting beauty of these landscapes and the wild species that call them home, including nightingales, lynxes, hornbills, redwoods and elephant seals, it is also a timely reminder of the vital connections between humans and nature, and all that we stand to lose in terms of wonder and wellbeing. This is a book about the power of resistance in an age of loss; a testament to the transformative possibilities that emerge when people come together to defend our most special places and wildlife from extinction. Exploring treasured coral reefs and remote mountains, tropical jungle and ancient woodland, urban allotments and tallgrass prairie, Julian Hoffman traces the stories of threatened places around the globe through the voices of local communities and grassroots campaigners as well as professional ecologists and academic
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            ISBN 9780241979495
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Racial Ecologies
             

            Racial Ecologies (Hardback)

            Edited by Nishime, Leilani; Hester Williams, Kim D.

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            From the Flint water crisis to the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, environmental threats and degradation disproportionately affect communities of color, with often dire consequences for people's lives and health. Racial Ecologies explores activist strategies and creative resp...onses, such as those of Mexican migrant women, New Zealand Maori, and African American farmers in urban Detroit, demonstrating that people of color have always been and continue to be leaders in the fight for a more equitable and ecologically just world.Grounded in an ethnic-studies perspective, this interdisciplinary collection illustrates how race intersects with Indigeneity, colonialism, gender, nationality, and class to shape our understanding of both nature and environmental harm, showing how and why environmental issues are also racial issues. Indeed, Indigenous, critical race, and postcolonial frameworks are crucial for comprehending and addressing accelerating anthropogenic change, from the local to the global, and for imagining speculative futures. This forward-looking, critical intervention bridges environmental scholarship and ethnic studies and will prove indispensable to activists, scholars, and students alike.
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            ISBN 9780295743714
            Released NZ 28 Jun 2018
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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