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How Globalization and Trade are putting the World at Risk

By: Andrew Nikiforuk

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2007

Seller ID: 247785

ISBN: 0702236187

Condition: Good Condition

Is the pace and scale of global trade endangering our livestock, hospitals and waterways? How vulnerable is our food to bacterial, viral and fungal invaders? Do certain trade goods cause more biological trouble than others? And - most importantly - how can we do things differently? Whether it's pandemics like avian flu, the potential loss of most of the world's banana crops to disease, or the devastation of a foot-and-mouth epidemic, the deadly pace of globalization and biological traffic in all living things invites disaster. While we enjoy our twenty-first century global lifestyle - internat... View more info

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The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook

By: Ben Mezrich

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, William Heinemann: 2009

Seller ID: 245147

ISBN: 0434019550

Condition: Very Good Condition

At Harvard, social acceptance and success with the opposite sex had to be applied for. In the absence of family money or innate charisma, misfit and maths prodigy Eduardo Saverin dreamed of joining one of Harvard's elite Final clubs. His best friend, painfully shy computer genius Mark Zuckerberg, turned instead to his natural talents, hacking into the university's computer system to create a rateable database of every female student on campus. Narrowly escaping expulsion after 80 per cent of Harvard's population voted in just two hours, crashing the entire computer system, Mark and Eduardo tog... View more info

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Blood Brothers

By: Elias Chacour with David Hazard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: USA, Baker Books: 2013

Edition: Updated Edition

Seller ID: 248676

ISBN: 0801015731

Condition: Near Fine Condition

As a child, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. When tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed and nearly one million forced into refugee camps in 1948, Elias began a long struggle with how to respond. In Blood Brothers, he blends his riveting life story with historical research to reveal a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict, touching on questions such as: *What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil in the Middle East? *What does Bible prophecy really have to say? *Can bitter enemies ever be reconciled? Now updated with commentary on the ... View more info

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Reframe: How To Solve The World's Trickiest Problems

By: Eric Knight

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Black Inc: 2012

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 242472

ISBN: 1863955593

Condition: Very Good Condition

'An original and vital contribution to understanding politics.' - Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist How to solve the world's trickiest political problems? In Reframe, Eric Knight explains how a change of focus can reveal a solution that was lying just outside your frame of vision. From terrorism to global warming, from border security to high finance, he brings a new perspective that is both exhilarating and useful. Why can't we eliminate terrorism by killing terrorists? Why can't we learn anything about climate change by talking about the weather? Why can't we resolve immigration t... View more info

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The Elsewhere Community

By: Hugh Kenner

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1998

Seller ID: 241255

ISBN: 1864488727

Condition: Very Good Condition

'This grand tour of books, writers and places both physical and of the mind - conducted by one of the grand critics and teachers of our time - is above all a highly civilised confirmation that, when all is said and done, great literature is the source of profound insights into the unchanging nature of human experience.' Andrew Riemer'.Kenner's book is both a time capsule and eloquent reminiscence. Anyone interested in mid-twentieth century literature and criticism should read it.' Mark Davis'Sunlight unwinds from the pages in this trip of a lifetime. It's On the Road with the best minds of all... View more info

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The Teenage Girls Survival Bible

By: Jane Bradley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Matador: 2018

Seller ID: 249525

ISBN: 1789014468

Condition: Near Fine Condition

The Teenage Girls Survival Bible is brimming with tips, life hacks and advice. As a highly successful make-up artist to the stars, author Jane Bradley shares her years of insider knowledge on make-up, skincare, hair care and style. She reveals the 'behind the scenes' secrets of a celebrity photo shoot and sheds light on the harsh realities of 'fame'. Learn about boys and break-ups, friendships and love, bullying and panic attacks, depression and self-esteem. There's tonnes of advice about your body too; from bad breath to B.O., periods, contraception and pregnancy. Going out? You'll need to be... View more info

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Snobbery: The American Version

By: Joseph Epstein

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2002

Seller ID: 247867

ISBN: 0395944171

Condition: Near Fine Condition

Joseph Epstein's highly entertaining new book takes up the subject of snobbery in America after the fall of the prominence of the old Wasp culture of prep schools, Ivy League colleges, cotillions, debutante balls, the Social Register, and the rest of it. With ample humor and insight, Epstein uncovers the new outlets upon which the old snobbery has fastened: food and wine, fashion, high-achieving children, schools, politics, health, being with-it, name-dropping, and much else, including the roles of Jews and homosexuals in the development of snobbery. He also raises the question of whether snob... View more info

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Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of Amercian Culture

By: Katherine Washburn and John Thornton

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1996

Seller ID: 247884

ISBN: 0393038297

Condition: Near Fine Condition

This is a collection of essays which confront the decline in American life, art and thought, once so full of richness and vitality. The contributors speculate on the reasons why a vibrant legacy of knowledge, tradition and competence came to be so rapidly squandered. Can this "dumbing down" be halted or reversed? The 22 essays address such developments with vigour, wit, common sense and urgency. The contributors include critics and commentators Philip Loparte, Cynthia Ozick, Wendy Kaminer, Francine Prose, Sven Birkerts, George F. Kennan, Brad Leithhauser and John Simon. Although they a... View more info

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Micro Trends: Surprising Tales of the Way We Live Today

By: Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2008

Seller ID: 235678

ISBN: 0141036842

Condition: Good Condition

Mark Penn argues that the biggest trends in America are the Microtrends, the smaller trends that go unnoticed or ignored. One million people can create new market for a business, spark a social movement, or effect political change. In 1996, a microtrend identified by Penn ("soccer moms") was crucial in re-electing President Clinton. With years of experience as one of world's most highly regarded pollsters, Mark Penn identifies the new microtrends sweeping the world: *Single women by choice: More often than ever before, they aren't waiting for Mr. Right. They are raising children by the... View more info

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The Warrior's Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience

By: Michael Ignatieff

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Chatto & Windus: 1998

Seller ID: 247915

ISBN: 0701163240

Condition: Very Good Condition

Since the early 1990s, Michael Ignatieff has travelled the world's war zones, from Bosnia to the West Bank, from Afghanistan to central Africa. THE WARRIOR'S HONOUR is a report and a reflection on what he has seen in the places where ethnic war has become a way of life. In a series of vivid portraits, Ignatieff charts the rise of the new moral interventionists - the aid workers, reporters, peacekeepers, Red Cross delegates, and diplomats - who believe that other people's misery, no matter how far away, is of concern to us all. He brings us face to face with the new ethnic warriors-the warlords... View more info

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The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently - and Why

By: Richard E. Nisbett

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Nicholas Brealey Publishing: 2003

Seller ID: 247856

ISBN: 1857883284

Condition: Near Fine Condition

When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish.Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different "seeings" are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians. As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece an... View more info

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The Sibling Society

By: Robert Bly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, William Heinemann: 1996

Seller ID: 247617

ISBN: 0855615885

Condition: Very Good Condition

'We live in a society with no elders and no children, no past and no future where . . . the talk show replaces family; instead of art we have the Internet; in the place of community we have the mail. Bly turns to stories as unexpected as 'Jack And The Beanstalk' and the Hindu tale of 'Ganesha' to illustrate and illuminate the troubled soul of our nation itself. What he shows us is a culture where adults remain children, and where children have no desire to become adults - a nation of squabbling siblings. Through the use of poetry and myth, Bly takes us beyond the sociological statistics 319 pa... View more info