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Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing, Allen, Matthew
1 Allen, Matthew Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing
Australia Oxford University Press 2012 0195517334 / 9780195517330 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xi + 193 pages including bibliography. For tertiary students. Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. Accessible and straight forward in its style and goals, Smart Thinking is nevertheless based on strong epistemological foundations. It treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, rather than as an abstract exercise in logic, combining practical advice and theoretical rigour in a way that facilitates a deeper understanding of the processes of smart thinking without being confusing. The book not only provides detailed advice on how to practise better analytical skills, but also demonstrates how these skills can be used in research and writing. In particular, it stresses the vital importance of developing arguments and explanations that are internally coherent, and that take account of their audience and context. Divided into short, easily managed sections, the book is designed to meet the needs of under graduate students. It contains exercises and detailed answers to assist in self-learning, and includes an extensive glossary of concepts. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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Date Him or Dump Him?, Angel, Jennifer
2 Angel, Jennifer Date Him or Dump Him?
Australia New Holland 2004 1741101581 / 9781741101584 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
128 pages. 'Date Him Or Dump Him?' is full of useful advice to help the modern woman successfully steer her way through the various stages of a relationship, from dating to commitment. It will help you decide whether to date him at all, when to keep working on a relationship and when it's time to dump him. It includes tips on how to improve your communication, how to nurture the relationship, how to deal with any issues that come up, and when to have sex, or not! 'Date Him Or Dump Him?' is a fun-dating book, which gives the reader quick love hints at a glance. It's in point form and provides handy solutions for serious personal problems. If you are ever in a dilemma about what to do with your relationship or how to make it work better, then this book is the ideal and handy little love guide. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Study: A Guide to Effective Study, Revision and Examination Techniques, Barrass, Robert
3 Barrass, Robert Study: A Guide to Effective Study, Revision and Examination Techniques
USA Chapman & Hall 1984 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
182 pages. This book provides invaluable advice on practical study techniques to help you progress through all stages of your college career. Study! tells you how to: Plan your coursework; Reduce the pressure; Prepare for exams; Improve your results. Most coursework requires careful planning and organization, and these are key factors in achieving the best results, whether writing essays and dissertations, taking notes in lectures or revising for exams. Robert Barrass offers numerous suggestions and techniques which will enable you to make maximum use of your time. There are sections on writing reports, summaries and précis; skim reading; note-taking; working on a special study; preparing for exams; plus straightforward information on managing finances and keeping fit and healthy under pressure. This book will therefore not only be a valuable asset to students in all subject areas but may also be recommended to complement courses on study skills or communication studies. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Reasoning and Argument Psychology, Bell, P. B.; Staines, P. J.
4 Bell, P. B.; Staines, P. J. Reasoning and Argument Psychology
Australia UNSW Press 1983 0868401056 / 9780868401058 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
217 indexed pages about human beings' capacities for reasoning and develop arguments and concepts, therefore enhancing communication. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Logic Made Easy, Bennett, Deborah J.
5 Bennett, Deborah J. Logic Made Easy
UK Penguin 2005 0141019905 / 9780141019901 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
256 indexed pages. This book guides readers through those hair-raising times when logic is at odds with common sense. Whether we realize it or not, we all use logic every day. Logic helps us make decisions, avert misfortunes and solve problems, as the human mind naturally seeks patterns, structures and connections. But poor communication can put up barriers to effective reasoning - our use of language can lead us to be misunderstood. In this stimulating and practical book, Deborah Bennett describes the often cloudy relationship between language and logic, with illuminating explanations of the many different ways in which logic is used. She gives real-life examples of maddeningly illogical aspects of everyday life - from forms and traffic signs to political speeches and advertising - and provides all the tools of reasoning to help avoid common errors in logic. Complete with puzzles, questions and diagrams you can try yourself, Logic Made Easy is the ideal guide to help you to make your ideas and language clear, think well and become a more logical human being. Remainder mark to lower page edges. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Secret of Happy Children: Steve Biddulph's Best-selling Parents' Guide, Biddulph, Steve
6 Biddulph, Steve The Secret of Happy Children: Steve Biddulph's Best-selling Parents' Guide
Australia HarperCollins 1998 0732258421 / 9780732258429 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
140 pages. This book helps people with parent-child communication from babyhood to teens. It gives people confidence to be more themselves as parents - stronger, more loving, more definite, more relaxed. Steve Biddulph, who has worked as a family therapist for over twenty years, reveals here what is really happening inside kids' minds, and what to do about it! You'll find yourself letting go of old, negative approaches, and freeing up more energy to enjoy your kids and your life. In this edition Steve also discusses: Stopping tantrums before they start; Curing shyness in your children; The skills of fathering; Being a single parent - how to make it easier; Kids and TV; Food and behaviours - it makes a huge difference; How to cure whingeing kids; The ten minutes that can save your marriage. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Talk Curriculum, Booth, David; Thornley-Hall, Carol
7 Booth, David; Thornley-Hall, Carol The Talk Curriculum
Australia Australian Reading Association 1991 0949512419 / 9780949512413 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
160 pages including bibliography. Here teachers explore the nature at classroom talk as they examine ways in which speaking and listening can maximize learning for every student. Eight leading educators including Yetta Goodman, Gordon Wells and Judith Newman share their experiences, research, and commitment to talk as a medium for leaming. Each author's essay provides an overview of a dynamic part of the talk curriculum. From practical suggestions on observing talk, story talk and drama talk, the essays lead to thoughtful examination of assessing and researching talk. These significant insights into classroom talk will help teachers develop students who use talk to think, communiocate, reflect and bebelong. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Understanding Accounts (Essential Managers), Brookson, Stephen
8 Brookson, Stephen Understanding Accounts (Essential Managers)
U. K. Dorling Kindersley Pub 2001 0751312169 / 9780751312164 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
72 indexed pages including colour illustrations. The titles in the Essential Managers series provide accessible coverage of the key skills needed to succeed in business. They contain hints and tips, checklists, diagrams and photographs. If you find most accounting guides as complex as accounting itself, you'll love this itty-bitty guide, full of practical techniques that show you how to analyze financial statements, interpret financial data, and measure business performance. On every page, clear text and illustrations cover each aspect of accounting principles and practices, while simple checklists enable you to calculate ratios, identify creative accounting, and make sound financial decisions. And throughout, accessible charts and diagrams explore different options for financial planning and forecasting. Granted, if you're looking for specific or in-depth guidance, you may find this book too general in its approach. But if you're looking for a thumbnail guide to the basics, it'll do just fine. It's worth mentioning that the book is also part of reference publisher Dorling-Kindersley's Essential Managers series--20 itty-bitty books on business and career topics ranging from communication, leadership, and decision-making to the management of time, budgets, change, meetings, people, projects, and teams. Combining the For Dummies series' talent for breaking down a lot of information into bite-sized bits and sidebars with Dorling-Kindersley's signature, crisp graphics on a gleaming white backdrop, they don't represent the cutting edge of business thinking and they don't necessarily reflect any unique individual perspective. Instead, it's as though someone collated the best general thinking on these 20 topics and rolled them out into 72 brightly designed and easy-to-read pages, studded along the way with boxed tips, color shots of a multiracial cast of "coworkers" animatedly hashing through the workplace issues of the day, and a self-test of one's skills in the topic at hand on the last few pages of each volume. Again, they're not for anyone looking for in-depth or focused help on any of the subjects they cover, but they're perfect as a quickie general-interest reference... and let's face it, they're so cute, and look so smart in a neat little stack or row, that you'll probably want to buy a whole bunch to give to your entire department or staff. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia, Bryden, Christine
9 Bryden, Christine Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia
U. K. Jessica Kingsley Pub 2005 184310332X / 9781843103325 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
200 pages including b/w illustrations and endnotes. Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype of people with dementia by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she continues to lead an active life nevertheless, and explains how professionals and carers can help. Christine Bryden makes an outspoken attempt to change prevailing attitudes and misconceptions about the disease. Arguing for greater empowerment and respect for people with dementia as individuals, she also reflects on the importance of spirituality in her life and how it has helped her better understand who she is and who she is becoming. Contents: Preface. 1. A 'Roller-coaster' journey since early 1998. 2. 'Coming out' with dementia. 3. Let's talk about having dementia. 4. I know who I'll be when I die. Afterword. Appendix 1. Do you believe in miracles? Appendix 2. Frequently asked questions. Appendix 3. Where to go for help. Some creases. Ex lib. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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Contemporary literary theory and the reading of poetry, Buchbinder, David
10 Buchbinder, David Contemporary literary theory and the reading of poetry
Australia Macmillan 1991 0732905087 / 9780732905088 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
x + 148 indexed pages. The last two decades have seen an unprecedented flourishing in the field of theory, whether literary, social or cultural. Many of these theories present a significant obstacle to the student of literature, who may be daunted on the one hand by their sheer richness and complexity, and on the other by their typical density of expression and style. Moreover, many current theories focus on narrative genres, to the virtual exclusion of poetry, once central to the writing of theory and its application. Contemporary Literary Theory and the Reading of Poetry addresses these issues, firstly by exploring the nature and use of theory in the reading of literary texts, explaining that no reading of a work of literature can be innocent, that all readings are framed, implicitly or explicitly, by a theory of some kind. Second, the book outlines and explores six important and current theories or types of theory: "Anglo-American New Criticism, structuralism, deconstruction, Russian Formalism, historicism (including, among others, Marxist, Bakhtinian and Foucauldian theory), and gender theory. Contemporary Literary Theory and the Reading of Poetry situates these historically and conceptually in relation to one another. Third, it shows how each theory or type of theory works by reading sample poems according to the approach of each theory. This book thus supplies the need of many a student of literature for material that both explicates conte_mporary theory and illustrates it, with specific reference, in this instance to poetry. Lucid and accessible in style, Contemporary Literary Theory and the Reading of Poetry is an invaluable text for the student interested in learning about current literary theory and how it can be usefully applied. David Buchbinder is a senior lecturer in the School of Communication and Cultural Studies at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Though he has written widely on literature, film and television, and culture, he is perhaps best known for his work on men, masculinities and male sexualities, in which field he has, in addition to many journal articles and book chapters, published three books: Masculinities and Identities (1994), Performance Anxieties: Re-producing Masculinity (1998) and Studying Men and Masculinities (2012). 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Networking exposed : discover the secrets of business Networking, Butler, Lisa
11 Butler, Lisa Networking exposed : discover the secrets of business Networking
Australia Paragon Associates 2008 0977559505 / 9780977559503 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
104 indexed pages including drawings and bibliography. Networking is crucial to business and and personal success. From this book you will learn how to network successfully. Including many practical tips and techniques to make networking easier and more comfortable. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Sound in Between: Voice, Space, Performance, Carter, Paul
12 Carter, Paul The Sound in Between: Voice, Space, Performance
Australia New South Wales Univ Press 1992 0868401099 / 9780868401096 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
198 pages including b/w illustrations and bibliography. Essays on the relationship between voice, space and performance, alternate with the minimalist poetry of scripts like Cooee Song, and end with a staccato sequence of sayings and sarcasms. This book argues that a space exists that has lacked a name, a space calling for a new kind of performance. Divided into two parts, it discusses the use of mimic language during European and Aboriginal contact, and compares it to a theatrical performance in which the participants listen for word-sounds rather than meaning. By the author of 'The Road to Botany Bay'. 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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Using Words: Verbal communication in Industry, Casson, John
13 Casson, John Using Words: Verbal communication in Industry
U. K. John Casson 1981 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
220 indexed pages. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Popular Culture: The Metropolitan Experience, Chambers, Iain
14 Chambers, Iain Popular Culture: The Metropolitan Experience
U. K. Methuen 1986 0416376800 / 9780416376807 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
244 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. The rise of popular urban culture since the 1880s has been accompanied by an increasingly diverse and complex response to the sights and sounds of the city. lain Chambers approaches the often overlooked details and textures of popular culture through a series of histories, graphically presented with photographs and contemporary illustrations. These show how popular culture is continually being remade as each of us defines our own urban space. After a tour of the urban landscape to examine the impact of commerce and urbanization on popular tastes, lain Chambers goes on to treat certain sights and sounds in greater detail. He looks at the effects of advertising, photography, cinema and television and traces the emergence of genres such as the costumed melodrama and horror film, science fiction and soap opera. Then he leads us through popular music as the soundtrack of cultural, diversity: the romance and release of dance, the resistance rhythms of reggae, the coded insolence of male subcultures, the hidden presence of women between the public grooves of male pop. In the final section the author examines how such diverse tastes and styles suggest both an extended understanding of our everyday world and a more democratic sense of culture. Illustrated throughout, the book also contains suggestions for further work and an extensive guide to other resources-not just books, but films and TV programmes, videos, magazines and records as well. It will be useful on a wide variety of courses in cultural studies, liberal studies, art and design and social history, as well as communication studies. Name in the first page. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, Chapman, Gary;Chapman, Gary D.
15 Chapman, Gary;Chapman, Gary D. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
U.S.A. Moody Pub 2004 1881273156 / 9781881273158 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
204 pages. Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? While love is a many splendored thing, it is sometimes a very confusing thing, too. And as people come in all varieties, shapes, and sizes, so do their choices of personal expressions of love. But more often than not, the giver and the receiver express love in two different ways. This can lead to misunderstanding, quarrels, and even divorce. Quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch are the five basic love languages. Dr. Gary Chapman identifies these and guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp! There is moderate tanning and small stains in the upper edges of a few initial pages. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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When the Lord Speaks to the Heart, Courtois, Gaston
16 Courtois, Gaston When the Lord Speaks to the Heart
Canada Editions Paulines 1983 289039929X / 9782890399297 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
160 pages. All who have had the chance to meet Father Gaston Courtois at retreats, meetings, conferences, formation sessions or in the confessional, all who have found support from his impressive spirituality and humility about his works, will find in these intimate notes the ideas which the author cherished and developed with a passion which no one can resist. His writings are the reward of meaningful contemplation and reflection. In the last years of his life he frequented the chapel more often and for longer periods of time, with a notebook on his knee, praying, so to speak, with his pen to Christ, writing in his own words, "Your will be done." Father Courtois expressed often the desire for a great number of prayer leaders. He prayed often for this intention, which he often addressed to Our Lady as, "the first leader of prayer." His desire seems appealing today. Prayer groups and "schools of prayer" are springing up to guide those who wish to mature in the greatest of disciplines, the open communication between man and God. Father Gaston Courtois (1897-1970) was born in Paris. He served as an officer during World War I and was seriously wounded in action in 1917. After the war he entered the renowned Seminary of Saint Sulpice and in 1921 joined the Sons of Charity. Ordained in 1925 he served for several years as a parish priest and during that period collaborated in the foundation of the French J.O.C. (Young Christian Workers). This was the beginning of a chain of apostolic activities in which he would play a role of leadership»,directorship or editorship: in the fields of Catholic Action. Education and the administration of his own religious institute. His studies took him to the Sorbonne. and the Institut Catholique of Paris. His work was honored by the French Government, the French Academy and the University of Montreal. name in the first page. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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Kierkegaard's Socratic Art, Daise, Benjamin
17 Daise, Benjamin Kierkegaard's Socratic Art
U.S.A. Mercer Univ Pr 1999 086554655X / 9780865546554 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
135 indexed pages. The thesis for which this book offers support is Kierkegaards claim that he was a midwife for Christendom. The idea of midwifery is to develop the authors means of an analysis of portions of Platos Meno. That analysis leads to sensitivity in decisions about ascribing views articulated in the texts that are considered primarily Philosophical Fragments to Kierkegaard or to his pseudonyms. Consequently, Daise offers detailed textual analysis of the questions that are explicitly addressed in Philosophical Fragments, in order to show that what are ostensibly traditional metaphysical and epistemological issues are not those kinds of questions at all and that the formulation of the questions is demanded by the maieutic requirements of the environment in which Kierkegaard wrote. Daise directly confronts interpretations of the Climacian writings that see Climacus as presenting traditional kinds of responses to theological or metaphysical questions. It is necessary for the author to provide some criticism of plausible accounts of portions of Fragments and Postscript that see Climacus as holding the kind of view he denies that he holds. Daise does this as part of an effort to provide analysis of textual language that shows the concern of Climacus to be, not just primarily existential, but wholly existential in character. Since Kierkegaard hints at but does not develop an ethical justification for indirect communication, Daise examines possible arguments for the ethical requirement of indirect communication by Kierkegaard in order to assess Kierkegaards claim. 
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The Sex-Starved Marriage: A Couple's Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido, Davis, Michele Weiner
18 Davis, Michele Weiner The Sex-Starved Marriage: A Couple's Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido
UK Simon & Schuster 2004 0743252411 / 9780743252416 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
209 indexed pages. 'Not tonight, darling, I've got a headache.' An estimated one in three couples suffer from problems associated with one partner having a higher libido than the other. Marriage therapist Michele Weiner Davis has written this book to help couples come to terms with this problem. Weiner Davis shows you how to address pyschological factors like depression, poor body image and communication problems that affect sexual desire. With separate chapters for the spouse that's ready for action and the spouse that's ready for sleep, this book will help you re-spark your passion and stop you fighting about sex. Weiner Davis is renowned for her straight-talking style and here she puts it to great use to let you know you're not alone in having marital sex problems. Bitterness or complacency about ho-hum sex can ruin a marriage, breaking the emotional tie of good sex. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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See-Change Centres Grey Power and Hope, Douglas, Bob
19 Douglas, Bob See-Change Centres Grey Power and Hope
Australia Nature and Society Forum 2006 095856745X / 9780958567459 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
118 pages including bibliography. This book has been written for Australians of all ages who are concerned at the mounting evidence that humans are placing unprecedented strains on the planet and are wondering how, as individuals and communities, they can begin to turn society in new directions of sustainability, equity and peace. The author argues that 21 positive outcome to the current human predicament will depend upon a major culture shift and that in Australia, this shift could be initiated by a coalition of thoughtful older and younger people acting together through networks of newly evolving structures called SEE-Change Centres. He believes that a safer social and environmental path is both feasible and practicable and that a Cultural "tipping point" is imminent in Australia. He suggests that Cross-generational SEE-Change Centres could become a meeting ground where concerned Australians could discuss future options and reclaim control over our currently uncertain future. 
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Into Adulthood: A Parents Guide to Life with an 18 to 25-Year-Old Student, Edwards, Jean; English, Jenny
20 Edwards, Jean; English, Jenny Into Adulthood: A Parents Guide to Life with an 18 to 25-Year-Old Student
Australia Finch 2005 1876451637 / 9781876451639 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
181 indexed pages. Into Adulthood helps parents understand and deal with the stages that their children go through after finishing school and moving into post-secondary study. The authors, counsellors at two Melbourne universities, work daily with problems faced by students and know well the stresses associated with the transition from adolescence to adulthood. In Into Adulthood they look at the emotional and behavioural responses of students and parents to these changes. Many issues arise relating to separation from families and growing independence as the students struggle with questions such as 'Who am I? What do I believe in? What are my abilities? Am I gay or straight? What direction do I want my life to take?' and so on. They also examine the parent and child communication process with particular reference to 'difficult' subjects like drug and alcohol use/abuse and mental health issues. The book considers issues that parents and students face: the challenges of the first year (often with minimal support from the college or university); the complications of sexual friendships and changing relationships with family; maintaining good communication; and the general life issues that the student faces in early adulthood. Ex-library markings/attachments or remnants of and covered in adhesive plastic. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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