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            Why We Argue About Climate Change
             

            Why We Argue About Climate Change (EPUB ebook)

            By Knight, Eric

            A new perspective on a diabolical problem. Climate change, one of the most polarising issues of our time, has reached a political deadlock in the battle of sceptics and believers. But it doesn't have to be that way.

            ISBN 9781922231062
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            Language en
            Released NZ 26 Jun 2013
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Redback Quarterly
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            Dealing with Bullying
              

            Dealing with Bullying (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Bullying is the deliberate desire by one or more people to hurt, threaten or frighten someone with words, behaviour or actions. Bullying can be verbal, physical, social or psychological and is one of the major issues facing young people today. It occurs at school, in the workplac...e, and even online as cyberbullying - it is very common, and it can happen to anyone. Bullying can have devastating impacts on victims, and it can also have detrimental effects on all involved, including bullies. This book identifies the various forms of bullying, explains its causes and effects, and presents advice on how to develop strategies in schools, workplaces and online to deal with bullying behaviour. Banish bullying - don't put up with it, deal with it. Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
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            ISBN 9781921507540
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            Language en
            Published NZ 27 Jul 2011
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series Issues in Society
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            The Story of My Life: With Her Letters and a Supplementary Account of Her Education
             

            The Story of My Life: With Her Letters and a Supplementary Account of Her Education (EPUB ebook)

            By Keller, Helen

            Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, tells of her early life and of her experiences with Annie Sullivan, her teacher and companion. It was first published in 1903. Keller was the first deaf-blind person to attain a Bachelor of Arts degree, became well traveled and ...a prolific author, and was outspoken in her campaigning against war and for many other progressive causes. This story shows how Annie Sullivan helped Keller break through her isolation and absence of language to blossom and learn to live in the world of people.
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            ISBN 9781775413936
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            Released NZ 1 Jan 2009
            Publisher The Floating Press
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            Slave to Fashion

            Slave to Fashion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Minney, Safia

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            Raises awareness of modern slavery in the fashion industry and shows how it can be eradicated by business and consumers

            ISBN 9781780263984
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
             

            Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Krakauer, Jon

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            From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, ...with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team the Grizzlies with a rabid fan base. The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities.In this, Missoula is also typical. A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year.Krakauer s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several
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            ISBN 9780804170567
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2016
            Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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            The Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society
             

            The Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society (Hardback)

            By Appelbaum, Binyamin

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            After decades of pervasive influence over government policy, economists have done much to create the world in which we live. And yet, how well do they actually understand human behaviour? As the Western world turns against `experts', has their time come to an end?

            ISBN 9781509879137
            Released NZ 23 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Pills, Powder, and Smoke: inside the bloody war on drugs
             

            Pills, Powder, and Smoke: inside the bloody war on drugs (EPUB ebook)

            By Loewenstein, Antony

            Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why. The war on drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world follo...wing suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. And now the Trump administration is unleashing diplomatic and military forces against any softening of the conflict. Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, victims, DEA agents, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war. Travelling through the UK, the US, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines, and Guinea-Bissau, Loewenstein uncovers the secrets of the drug war, why it's so hard to end, and who is really profiting from it. In reporting on the frontlines across the globe - from the streets of London's King's Cross to the killing fields of Central America to major cocaine transit routes in West Africa - Loewenstein reveals how the war on drugs has become the most deadly war in modern times. Designed and inspired by Washington, its agenda has nothing to do with ending drug use or addiction, but is all about controlling markets, territories, and people. Instead, Loewenstein argues, the legalisation and regulation of all drugs would be a much more realistic and humane approach. The evidence presented in this book will persuade many readers that he's right.
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            ISBN 9781925693768
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            Released NZ 21 Aug 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (Hardback)

            By Aronson, Louise

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            As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life.

            ISBN 9781620405468
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing

            Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boughton, John

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            A narrative history of council housing--from slums to the Grenfell Tower Urgent, timely and compelling, Municipal Dreams brilliantly brings the national story of housing to life. In this landmark reappraisal of council housing, historian John Boughton presents an alternative hist...ory of Britain. Rooted in the ambition to end slum living, and the ideals of those who would build a new society, Municipal Dreams looks at how the state's duty to house its people decently became central to our politics. The book makes it clear why that legacy and its promise should be defended. Traversing the nation in this comprehensive social, political and architectural history of council housing, Boughton offers a tour of some of the best and most remarkable of our housing estates--some happily ordinary, some judged notorious. He asks us to understand their complex story and to rethink our prejudices. His accounts include extraordinary planners and architects who wished to elevate working men and women through design; the competing ideologies that have promoted state housing and condemned it; the economic factors that have always constrained our housing ideals; the crisis wrought by Right to Buy; and the evolving controversies around regeneration. Boughton shows how losing the dream of good housing has weakened our community and hurt its most vulnerable--as was seen most catastrophically in the fire at Grenfell Tower.
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            ISBN 9781784787400
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Verso Books
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            A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama's Promise, Wall Street's Power, and the Struggle to Control Our Economic Future

            A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama's Promise, Wall Street's Power, and the Struggle to Control Our Economic Future (Hardback)

            By Kuttner, Robert

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            When Barack Obama took office in January 2009, he had an unprecedented chance to do what no other recent president could: seize the nationas financial reins from the corporate elite and return them to the American people. Progressives everywhere held out hope that their new leade...r would take advantage of the economic crisis he stepped into and enact bold policies that would evoke real financial reforms-putting Main Street in front of Wall Street, at last.But that, writes Robert Kuttner, is not the way things turned out. Instead, Americaas best chance for radical financial reform turned into Wall Streetas greatest victory. Obama filled his administration with allies of financial elites who were more interested in business as usual than in transformative change. As a consequence, Main Street remained mired in deep recession. Instead of being the instrument of economic renewal, Obama became the target of economic frustration.In this hard-hitting, incisive account, Kuttner shares his unique, insider view of how the Obama administration not only missed its moment to turn our economy around-but deepened Wall Streetas risky grip on Americaas future. Carefully constructing a one-year history of the problem, the players, and the outcome, Kuttner gives readers an unparalleled account of the presidentas first year.More importantly, though, Kuttner shows how we could-with swift, decisive action-still enact real reforms.This is a book not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand exactly how Wall Street won, and how Main Street can still fight back.
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            ISBN 9781603582704
            Released NZ 5 Apr 2010
            Publisher NewSouth Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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