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Quarterly Essay #57: Dear Life - On Caring for the Elderly

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Quarterly Essay #57: Dear Life - On Caring for the Elderly

Karen Hitchcock

History; Social issues & processes; Care of the elderly; Health economics; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Today's World

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In this essential Quarterly Essay, doctor and writer Karen Hitchcock explores the humane treatment of the elderly and dying... [more]

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The Truth About French Women

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The Truth About French Women

Marie-Morgane Le Moel

History; European history; Social & cultural history; Gender studies: women; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - History

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In France, criticizing oneselves is a national sport, even more important than football. But there's one thing every foreigner... [more]

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Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism

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Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism

Larry Siedentop

Philosophy; Ethics & moral philosophy; Political science & theory

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Asks us to rethink the evolution of the ideas on which modern societies and government are built, and argues that the core... [more]

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In All Respects Ready: Australia's Navy in World War One

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In All Respects Ready: Australia's Navy in World War One

David Stevens

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; Naval forces & warfare

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Written by Australia’s foremost naval historian, In All Respects Ready presents the most comprehensive and authoritative... [more]

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Last Woman Hanged: The Terrible, True Story of Louisa Collins

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Last Woman Hanged: The Terrible, True Story of Louisa Collins

Caroline Overington

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Gender studies: women; Human rights

Hardback

One woman. Two husbands. Four trials. One bloody execution. The last woman hanged in NSW. [more]

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Australia and the War in the Air: Volume I - The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War

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Australia and the War in the Air: Volume I - The Centenary History of Australia...

Michael Molkentin

History; Australasian & Pacific history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; First World War; Air forces & warfare

Hardback

Drawing on archival records in Australasia, Europe and North America, Australia and the War in the Air provides a fresh perspective... [more]

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My Story

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My Story

Julia Gillard

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership

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On Wednesday, 23 June 2010, with the government in turmoil, the author asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot.... [more]

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The Spy Who Changed The World: Klaus Fuchs and the Secrets of the Nuclear Bomb

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The Spy Who Changed The World: Klaus Fuchs and the Secrets of the Nuclear...

Mike Rossiter

History; Espionage & secret services

Paperback

Brilliant German physicist Klaus Fuchs worked on the Manhattan Project and developed many of the significant calculations... [more]

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Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

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Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination...

Philip Shenon

Biography: historical, political & military; True crime; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most... [more]

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Obento Supreme Student Book 4th Edition

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Obento Supreme Student Book 4th Edition

Anne Fisher, Ayako Lyons, Kyoko Kusumoto, Jacqueline Brown

Teachers' classroom resources & material; Educational: Languages other than English; Languages & ESL

Paperback

The new editions of the Obento series have been updated in response to teachers feedback and changing emphases in the curriculum... [more]

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Party Time: Who Runs China and How

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Party Time: Who Runs China and How

Rowan Callick

History; Political ideologies; Political parties

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Who is running China? As the third generation since Mao takes charge, where does real power lie? In Party Time, Rowan Callick... [more]

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The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

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The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

Ernest Freeberg

History; History of the Americas; Society & culture: general

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The late 19th century was a period of explosive technological creativity, butarguably the most important invention of all... [more]

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Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Political Cartoons 2012

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Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Political Cartoons 2012

National Museum of Australia

Fiction & Literature; Politics & government; Cartoons & comic strips

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Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons is a celebration... [more]

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?...

Jared M Diamond

General & world history; Classical history & classical civilisation; Society & Social Sciences; Social & cultural anthropology

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Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity.... [more]

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb PH.D. MBA

Philosophy; Psychology; Health & Self-Help

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Shares philosophical insights into how adversity and chaos can bring out the best in individuals and communities, drawing... [more]

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Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying: The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs

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Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying: The Secret World War II Transcripts...

Sonke Neitzel, Harald Welzer (Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research, Essen, Germany)

History; European history; Second World War; Military veterans

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A trove of previously unpublished, transcribed conversations among German POWsNsecretly recorded by the AlliesNreveals the... [more]

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Joseph Anton

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Joseph Anton

Salman Rushdie

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict; Ethical issues: censorship; Freedom of information & freedom of speech

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In 1989, Rushdie received a telephone call from a journalist who told the author that he had been sentenced to death by... [more]

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The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

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The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and...

Robert D. Kaplan

Military history; Politics & government; Geopolitics

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The insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the past look back at critical pivots... [more]

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The Office: A Hardworking History

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The Office: A Hardworking History

Gideon Haigh

Social & cultural history; Society & Social Sciences; Popular culture

Paperback

This book traces the office from origins among merchants and monks to the gleaming glass towers of New York and the space... [more]

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Obento Supreme 4th Edition Workbook & Audio CD & DVD

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Obento Supreme 4th Edition Workbook & Audio CD & DVD

Anne Fisher, Ayako Lyons, Kyoko Kusumoto, Jacqueline Brown

Language teaching & learning (other than ELT); Teachers' classroom resources & material; Educational: Languages other than English; Languages & ESL

Mixed media product

The new editions of the Obento series have been updated in response to teachers feedback and changing emphases in the curriculum... [more]

$38.95

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The Mind's Eye

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The Mind's Eye

Oliver Sacks

Psychology; Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Perception; Health & Self-Help

Paperback

Describes how we experience the visual world. In this book, the author writes about the myriad ways in which we experience... [more]

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Nothing to Envy: Love, Life and Death in North Korea

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Nothing to Envy: Love, Life and Death in North Korea

Barbara Demick

Reportage & collected journalism; History; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Cultural studies

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North Korea, run by a mad dictator, is cut off from the rest of the world, unknown and unknowable. But North Korea is also... [more]

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Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-building for Australian Progressives

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Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-building for Australian Progressives

Tim Soutphommasane

History; Political science & theory; Nationalism

Paperback

Reclaiming Patriotism explores the intertwining concepts of patriotism and Australian national identity. [more]

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Them: Adventures with Extremists

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Them: Adventures with Extremists

Jon Ronson

Society & Social Sciences; Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge; Political activism

Paperback

The brilliant first book from the number one bestselling author, in stunning new livery. [more]

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Latham at Large

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Latham at Large

Mark Latham

History; Politics & government; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Politics

Paperback

Mark Latham is, by his own admission, the most outspoken, rebellious, thoroughly uncontrollable former leader in Labor Party... [more]

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