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1. Body at the Melbourne Club Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man (Large Print 16pt) - David Burke

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Bertram Armytage, son of a wealthy squatter, a popular sportsman who rowed for Cambridge, was the first Australian - born member of an Antarctic expedition. An expert horseman, he was given charge of the ponies in Ernest Shackleton's great 1907 - 1909 expedition, narrowly escaping the jaws of killer whales. In London he was decorated by royalty, but on coming home to Australia he went to his part - time city residence, the exclusive Melbourne Club, put on his dinner suit and polar medals and, at the age of 41, shot himself. This mystery - cum - biography provides a new perspective on one of Shackleton's greatest expeditions.

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2. Climate Action A Campaign Manual for Greenhouse Solutions (Large Print 16pt) - Mark Diesendorf

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In the USA, social movements succeeded in stopping 59 proposals to build new conventional (dirty) coal-fired power stations. In the UK, there was an extended campaign to stop the expansion of Heathrow airport, primarily on the grounds of the greenhouse gas emissions from increased flights. Responding to this global epidemic, Climate Action is a campaign manual that draws upon positive case studies of successful grass-roots social movements from the last few decades, and presents a menu of strategies for activists and citizens who want to pressure governments and businesses to create a framework for big and rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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3. Consuming Desires: Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happ -

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4. Dune Is a Four-Letter Word (Large Print 16pt) - Griselda Sprigg, Rod MacLean

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Dune is a four - letter word', said Griselda Sprigg on the first day of her family's attempt to make the first motorised crossing of the forbidding Simpson Desert. 'And so is bloody spinifex.'
Dune is a Four - letter Word tells the story of Griselda and Reg Sprigg's pioneering desert adventures - not only in the Simpson Desert but all over the vast Australian outback. Griselda's story is also the story of Arkaroola Sanctuary, how she, with her husband, Reg, turned a drought - stricken sheep station into the magnificent flora and fauna reserve and tourist mecca it is today.
The late Rod Maclean was an author, journalist and television reporter and the late Griselda Sprigg was the first white woman to cross the Simpson Desert.
'I came to realise that Griselda Sprigg is a great Australian. Now, in the pages of this book, readers the wide world over can make the same discovery.' - Dick Smith

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5. Encountering Terra Australis The Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders (Large Print 16pt) - Jean Fornasiero, John West-Sooby, Peter Monteath

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Encountering Terra Australis traces the parallel lives and voyages of the explorers Flinders and Baudin, as they travelled to Australia and explored the coastline of mainland Australia and Tasmania. Unusually, the book takes its lead from the voyages of Baudin, rather than Flinders, providing a rather different interpretation than those presently circulating. Furthermore the authors have worked using their own totally fresh translation of Baudin's journals, sourcing original accounts including material which has never before been available in English.
Extensively illustrated in colour and black and white.
Jean Fornasiero teaches French in the Centre for European Studies at Adelaide University, John West - Sooby is head of the centre and Peter Monteath is head of history at Flinders University.?

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6. From the Inside Out Observations on Quaker Work at the United Nations (Large Print 16pt) - David Atwood

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A systematic and inspiring examination of Quakers' involvement in achieving non - violent international outcomes, e.g. working against landmines and the small arms problem. Poses a challenge to Quakers worldwide to increase their effectiveness by communicating what they are doing, and the lessons learned, to each other and to the world.

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7. Governor Macquarie His Life, Times and Revolutionary Vision for Australia (Large Print 16pt) - Derek Parker

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The first new biography of Lachlan Macquarie in decades, this book draws on a wealth of sources, both in Australia and overseas, to paint a picture of the man and his times. It must be seen as one of the great ironies of Australian history that as far as the British Government was concerned he failed in his duty as Governor of New South Wales - as was clearly documented to official minds in the official report compiled by Commissioner John Bigge. This report concluded that while Governor Macquarie had certainly supervised the building in New South Wales of some good roads and some handsome buildings (if at far too high a cost to the British taxpayers), under his government the colony had ceased to be what it was required to be: a place with a reputation for cruelty and hopelessness so terrifying that the very threat of being banished there would strike terror into the heart of any prospective malefactor. Macquarie had in fact had a vision shared by few others that New Holland had the potential to become `one of the greatest and most flourishing colonies belonging to the British Empire' - and became determined to do his part in steering the fledgling community in that direction.

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8. Lean and Green Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment (Large Print 16pt) - Pamela Gordon

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Illustrated with real - life examples from Sony, Intel, IBM, and other well - known companies, this handbook promotes practical environmental tasks that yield immediate benefits.

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9. Mine-Field The Dark Side of Australia's Resources Rush (Large Print 16pt) - Paul Cleary

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In Mine - Field, Paul Cleary counts the true human and economic costs of Australia's short - term mineral addiction. Australia is in the grip of a bad habit that won't be easy to break. As royalty - hungry governments license breakneck development of our finite mineral resources, people, families, communities and industries are being steamrolled by the mining juggernaut. Politicians consider them expendable victims as they roll out one big mining and gas project after another. High - risk projects are being approved without a full assessment of the long - term consequences. Mining is happening in just about every productive corner of our country. The implications are enormous and beyond the capacity of governments to manage responsibly. Farmers have been worn down, many left with hundreds of coalseam gas wells on their properties, after drawn - out negotiations with miners. A ground - breaking piece of reporting by the author of Too Much Luck, Mine - Field plots the dubious networks created and greased by mining companies to get their projects through and exposes regulatory gaps that must be addressed to avoid an enormous and irreversible cost on society and the environment.

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10. Planet X and the Kolbrin Bible Connection: Why the Kolbrin Bible - , Greg Jenner

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11. Rooftop Revolution How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy-And Our Planet-From Dirty Energy (Large Print 16pt) - Danny Kennedy

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Solar power's detractors have been proclaiming that the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra proves solar is just a hippie pipe dream. But as Danny Kennedy points out, Solyndra's downfall actually proves the opposite: the company failed because it wasn't able to compete in a red-hot industry, not because solar isn't ready for prime time. In this succinct, hard-hitting book, Kennedy proves that solar can save money, create jobs, and protect the environment - and only politics and perception stand in its way.
Signs of solar's ascendency are everywhere. The industry employs 100,000 people in the United States, twice as many as in 2009 and twice the number of coal miners. In 2011, Warren Buffet invested 2 billion dollar in a solar farm, and around the time Solyndra went bust, General Electric bought a start-up solar manufacturer, announcing, ''By 2020 this is going to be at least a 1 billion dollar product line.'' Production of solar-generated electricity rose by 45 percent in the first three quarters of 2010, while electricity from natural gas rose only 1.6 percent and coal declined by 4.2 percent.
But powerful forces are still arrayed against solar power, and that's why Kennedy wrote this book. We need a rooftop revolution to break the entrenched power of the coal, oil, nuclear, and natural gas industries (which Kennedy calls King CONG) and their bought-and-paid-for allies. Kennedy systematically refutes the lies spread by CONG - that solar is expensive, inefficient, and unreliable; that it is kept alive only by subsidies; that it can't be scaled up; and many other untruths - and shows that the solar industry can become a far greater source of jobs than it already is. Praising the pioneers who are pushing solar forward, Kennedy also decries the rampant political pandering that keeps us dependent on dirty and dangerous forms of energy. Now is the time to move away from the declining sources of the past and unleash the unlimited potential of the sun.

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12. Sky Dog Lessons From Katrina (Large Print) - Jeremiah Hensley

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An astounding account of what actually occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina from a resident of New Orleans that actually went through the entire process. Sky Dog is a way of perceiving without having true Knowledge of what is being perceived. What the Americans saw in the aftermath of Katrina was not the real picture of what was going on on the ground. When the Spanairds came to America; they came with horses. The American Indians had dogs, but they had never seen a horse. When they looked at the horses, they had to look up. As they looked up, they also saw the sky. Thus the title "Sky Dog"

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13. Storms and Dreams Louis de Bougainville: Soldier, Explorer, Statesman (Large Print 16pt) - John Dunmore

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Louis - Antoine Comte de Bougainville (1729 - 1811) is best known for his circumnavigation of the globe from 1766 to 1769. Throughout a long and distinguished life, however, he participated in many of the turning points of world history: the birth of the United States, the fall of French Canada, the opening of the Pacific, the French revolution and the Revolutionary Wars, the crowning of Napoleon and the modernisation of France.
Bougainville was also a witty and charming courtier, becoming one of Napoleon's senators. A true Man of Enlightenment, he was gifted in navigation, seamanship, soldiering, mathematics, longitude and latitude - many of the arts that made his age one of the most productive and creative in modern history.
John Dunmore, a distinguished historian and an expert in French Pacific exploration, brings the man and his era to life in this vivid and elegantly written biography.

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14. Temagami A Debate on Wilderness (Large Print 16pt) - Matt Bray

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Over the past two decades, the question of who owns the land of Temagami and how the land should be used has caused a debate of unparalleled intensity. For the native people, it is their lands under attack. For environmentalists from all parts of Ontario, it is a case of ecological preservation of a unique but fast - disappearing wilderness. For others, dependent upon the resource sector, it is a matter of economic survival, both individually and for their communities. In an attempt to clarify the issues surrounding Temagami, Laurentian University's Institute of Northern Ontario Development and Research invited participants in the Temagami debate to a conference in October, 1989. What follows in this volume are eleven of the revised papers originally presented there. A balanced perspective on the issues at hand is coupled with the views of the various interest groups. Topics covered include aboriginal rights in Temagami, the development of a wilderness park system in Ontario, the management of multiple resources, the importance of tourism in Temagami and an environmentalist's perspective.

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15. The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing S - Stan Ulanski

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16. The Italians - John Hooper

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John Hooper’s marvellously entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind - and often belie - the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life.

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17. The Man from Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelso - Bill Christofferson

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The simple idea - a day set aside to focus on protecting our natural environment - was the brainchild of US Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. This book presents the life of Nelson, a small-town boy who learned his values and progressive political principles at an early age, is woven through the political history of the twentieth century.

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18. Turn Me on 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy (Large Print 16pt) - Michelle Kodis

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TURN ME ON 100 Easy Ways to Use Solar Energy HERE COMES THE SUN! With page after page of creative and innovative ideas for using this limitless form of energy, as well as thoughtfully compiled lists of useful resources, Turn Me On is an introductory guide to understanding the exciting advances in a progressing technology that harnesses the boundless power of the sun to bring us clean, renewable energy.

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19. Working for Good Making a Difference While Making a Living (Easyread Large Edition) - Jeff Klein

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A Practical Guidebook for Building and Operating a Successful Conscious Enterprise The words ''business'' and ''social change'' may seem contradictory, but the fact is that a successful business may be the most powerful force for positive change in the wo

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20. From the Flight Deck Plane Talk and Sky Science (Large Print 16pt) - Doug Morris

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Imagine you're sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he's eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take - offs delayed? What happens if there's a storm? How does this plane stay in the air, anyway? In From the Flight Deck: Plane Talk and Sky Science, pilot, meteorologist, and flight - school instructor Doug Morris lets you take the window seat on a trip around the world, giving you the scoop on everything from take - off to landing. He explains what you see looking out the window, what that window is made of, and how the plane is kept in rigorous flying condition. Perfect for informing the aviation enthusiast and calming the fearful flier, From the Flight Deck tells you everything you want to know about commercial airline travel: the physics of flight, how airplanes work and what they're made of, how pilots are trained, route planning and the importance of the ground crew, turbulence, flying in storms, what the flight crew gets up to on layovers, and much more. With facts, trivia, humour, and illuminating photos throughout, From the Flight Deck is the ultimate flight companion.

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