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1. A Buzz in the Meadow - Dave Goulson

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In A Buzz in the Meadow Goulson tells the story of how he bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow and how, over a decade, he has created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive. But other creatures live there too, myriad insects of every kind. You will learn about how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps.

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2. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World - Tony Horwitz

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3. A Wolf Called Romeo - Nick Jans

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Having lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years, Nick Jans was no stranger to wildlife. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species -- up close as never before.

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4. 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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5. 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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6. Consuming Desires: Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happ -

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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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10. 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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11. Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous - Ken Wells

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A sad duty brings Alafair Tucker to Enid, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1915. Her sister's husband, Lester, is not long for this world, and the family is gathering to send him to his reward. Alafair's eldest daughter Martha has come along to help care for toddler Grace. But where is Kenneth, her niece's irresponsible husband? When it comes to light that Kenneth has been involved in some shady dealing with Buck Collins, the most ruthless businessman in town, everyone is convinced that Collins has done him in. But Alafair suspects that things are not so simple, and she sets about to discover the truth about Kenneth's fate. Soon Alafair and Martha come face-to-face with blackmail, intimidation, murder, and family secrets that stretch back over 20 years.... Donis Casey was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She lives with her husband in Tempe, Arizona. The Sky Took Him is fourth in her Alafair Tucker series. www.doniscasey.com www.typem4murder.blogspot.com

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12. 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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13. Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Bei - Dr. Jane Goodall

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14. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How - Thomas L Friedman

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15. Hot:: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth - Mark Hertsgaard

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16. 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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17. 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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18. Planet X and the Kolbrin Bible Connection: Why the Kolbrin Bible - , Greg Jenner

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19. Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells--Our Ride to the Renew - Amanda Little

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20. 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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