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              On Pandemics; Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

              On Pandemics; Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Waltner-Towes, David

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              Written by a leading epidemiologist, this engrossing book answers our questions about animal diseases that jump to humans - called zoonoses - including why they have become more common in recent history, and what we can do about them. Almost all pandemics and epidemics - includin...g SARS, Ebola and now COVID-19 - have been caused by diseases that come to us from animals. In On Pandemics, David Waltner-Toews gathers the latest research to profile dozens of illnesses. Why do zoonotic diseases jump from animals to humans - and why do some hang around for good? How have governments responded to pandemics and epidemics throughout history, for better or worse? How have climate change, industrialised farming, cultural practices, biodiversity loss and globalisation made these diseases not only possible, but the inevitable outcomes of our modern lifestyles? Coronaviruses have made bats their home for centuries. Until SARS came along, we didn't know they were there, nor do we know how many other death-dealing viruses might be living undetected in wildlife. On Pandemics examines the increasing impact of animal-borne diseases on our world, and encourages us to re-examine our role in pandemics - for the health of the planet as well as our own survival.
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              ISBN 9781760642808
              Published NZ 29 Jun 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
               

              Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Heiss, Anita

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              What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside t...hose from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today. Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more. Teaching notes by Dr Marnee Shay available from publisher's web site: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/sites/default/files/Growing%20Up%20Aboriginal_Teaching%20Notes.pd
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              ISBN 9781863959810
              Published NZ 16 Apr 2018
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              The Oak Papers

              The Oak Papers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Canton, James

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              Oaks are born and die on the same patch of earth. It is that sure-footedness that is so appealing. Ancient oaks hold a powerful sense of the longevity of life. The sense of security, of attachment to place, enchants us. You can stand beneath a grand oak and know that your more di...stant ancestors did so too. This is the story of one man's relationship to an ancient tree, the Honywood Oak. Colossal and wizened, it would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying this unique tree. It was an exercise in discipline- he needed to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to it, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around, inside and under it. In this stunning, meditative treatise, he examines our long-standing relationship with trees, a material as well as a source of myth and legend, and of solace. We no longer build our houses from the sturdy oak and its relatives, use them to fuel our fires or grind their seeds and nuts into flour in times of famine. Physically, we don't need them. Or do we? The natural world has lessons for us - if we slow down enough to listen.
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              ISBN 9781760642594
              Published NZ 7 Sep 2020
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              See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse

              See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hill, Jess

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              At the office of Safe Steps, Victoria?s dedicated 24/7 family violence response call centre, phone counsellors receive a call every three minutes. Many women are repeat callers- on average, they will go back to an abusive partner eight times before leaving for good. 'You must get... so frustrated when you think a woman?s ready to leave and then she decides to go back,? I say. 'No,? replies one phone counsellor, pointedly. 'I?m frustrated that even though he promised to stop, he chose to abuse her again.? Women are abused or killed by their partners at astonishing rates- in Australia, almost 17 per cent of women over the age of fifteen - one in six - have been abused by an intimate partner. In this confronting and deeply researched account, journalist Jess Hill uncovers the ways in which abusers exert control in the darkest - and most intimate - ways imaginable. She asks- What do we know about perpetrators? Why is it so hard to leave? What does successful intervention look like? What emerges is not only a searing investigation of the violence so many women experience, but a dissection of how that violence can be enabled and reinforced by the judicial system we trust to protect us. Combining exhaustive research with riveting storytelling, See What You Made Me Do dismantles the flawed logic of victim-blaming and challenges everything you thought you knew about domestic and family violence.
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              ISBN 9781760641405
              Published NZ 24 Jun 2019
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              The Inheritors

              The Inheritors (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cayre, Hannelore

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              She had been dead now for four days and I had become rich. Unimaginably rich. Blanche de Rigny has always considered herself the black sheep of the family. And a black sheep on crutches at that. But it turns out her family tree has branches she didn't even know existed. And many ...of them are rotten to the core. As Blanche learns more about the legacy left by her wealthy Parisian ancestors, she decides a little family tree pruning might be in order. But great wealth also brings great responsibility - a form of richesse oblige, perhaps - and Blanche has a plan to use her inheritance to cure the world of its ills. Spanning two centuries, from Paris on the eve of the Franco-Prussian War to the modern day, this unforgettable family saga lays bare the persistent and poisonous injustice of inequality. In her trademark razor-sharp style, Hannelore Cayre again delivers the sardonic humour and devilish creativity that made The Godmother an international bestseller.
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              ISBN 9781760642662
              Published NZ 7 Sep 2020
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              The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect

              The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Williams, Wendy

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              An enthralling look at one of the world's most beautiful and resilient animals, and the role they play in our ecosystem Butterflies are beloved across the globe, adorning gardens, parks and zoos. Their feats are staggering - monarchs migrate thousands of kilometres each year. The...y are smarter than we think - some species have learned to fool ants into taking care of them. Their beauty has led many to obsession - lepidopterists (butterfly-seekers) have died in search of particular species, frenzied and driven mad in the pursuit of colour. What draws us to these creatures so intensely? Why do they live so briefly? How do they get their colours? Science journalist Wendy Williams investigates butterflies across the globe, their habitats and those dedicated to studying them. She examines the ancient partnership between butterflies and humans, and the ways we depend on them today - from a bellwether on climate change to a source of life-saving medical technology. For lovers of Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus and Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees, this melodious book reveals the inner lives of these special creatures and shows why they continue to fascinate us. Touching, eye-opening and profound, it is a love letter to these vanishing species, and a celebration of the beauty and joy they bring to our world.
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              ISBN 9781760642532
              Published NZ 7 Sep 2020
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              Some Boys

              Some Boys (Paperback)

              By Thomas, Nelly; Illustrated by Dunk, Sarah

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              Some Boys is the second in a series of kids books aimed at challenging old-fashioned stereotypes about boys and girls. It is a story about how everyone is different and special in their own way. Your boy might like rough, tough, gentle or pretty stuff. He might wear wears shirts,... skirts, hats or plaits. He might get sad sometimes, and mad sometimes. He might feel shy sometimes and want to fly sometimes! Some Boys says it's all good - all boys can be whoever they want. Written by Australian comedian Nelly Thomas, Some Boys encourages all boys to be free of stereotypes and other kids - and adults - to allow them to be. Read Some Boys and Some Girls with the young kids in your life and show them early thata oALL KIDS CAN BE WHOEVER THEY WANTo!
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              ISBN 9781760640897
              Published NZ 3 Sep 2018
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The Storm Before the Calm: America's discord, the coming crisis of the 2020s, and the triumph beyond

              The Storm Before the Calm: America's discord, the coming crisis of the 2020s, and the triumph beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Friedman, George

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              An illuminating, provocative new book by the master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years. George Friedman turns to the future of the United States, predicting that the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of government, f...oreign policy, economics and culture. Examining the cycles through which the United States has developed, matured and solidified, Friedman breaks down the coming years in thrilling detail. American history is governed by cycles - an eighty-year 'institutional cycle' that has defined the nation politically, and a fifty-year 'socio-economic cycle' that has seen the formation of the industrial classes, baby boomers and the middle classes. These two cycles are converging on the late 2020s, when many of these foundations will change. The United States will have to endure upheaval and possible conflict, but also, ultimately, increased strength and stability. Friedman's analysis covers the size and scope of the federal government, the future of marriage and the social contract, shifts in corporate structures, and new cultural trends based on longer life expectancies. The result is a riveting account of current circumstances and the political upheavals that will pave the way for a new era of American prosperity and power.
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              ISBN 9781760642525
              Published NZ 7 Sep 2020
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              Peter and the Tree Children
               

              Peter and the Tree Children (Hardback)

              By Wohlleben, Peter

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              Meet Piet the squirrel and his new friend, Peter the forester. Piet feels all alone in the forest. Luckily, Peter has the perfect plan to cheer him up- a search for baby trees, or tree children. You can't be lonely in a forest full of friends! As they hike through the woods they ...meet all sorts of creatures, from tiny caterpillars to majestic hawks, and Peter shares amazing facts about trees- how they communicate and care for one another, and the struggles they endure. Soon, the little squirrel is feeling much better - especially when he realises he's helped the tree children grow. This environmentally conscious picture book, written by the acclaimed author and forester Peter Wohlleben, brings the splendour of The Hidden Life of Trees to young readers everywhere.
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              ISBN 9781760642518
              Published NZ 17 Nov 2020
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              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Laurinda
               

              Laurinda (Paperback)

              By Pung, Alice

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              'Nothing has a stronger hold over a girl than the fear of the thoughts of her peers - thoughts that change five times in a day. No wonder things are so complicated with teenagers.' - Alice Pung, Laurinda Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls.

              ISBN 9781863956925
              Published NZ 22 Oct 2014
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age 13+ years
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