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Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages, Ambrose, Tom
1 Ambrose, Tom Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages
U. K. New Holland 2010 1847734685 / 9781847734686 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
216 indexed pages. Demonised by the Church throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, homosexuals became the scapegoats of society, constantly facing exile or a brutal death. In "Heroes to Exiles", the human cost of this long exile is told through the lives of the most eminent homosexual men and women in history. Some were artists like the wild living Benvenuto Cellini or the repressed Edward Lear. Others were poets such as Thomas Gray, W. H. Auden or novelists such as Henry James and A. J. Symonds. Their places of refuge changed through the centuries from Italy in the 18th, to Paris in the 19th and Berlin, California and Tangier in the 20th. Some experiences were tragic, like those of William Beckford, Lord Byron or Oscar Wilde, and some were triumphant, like the remarkable story of the Ladies of Llangollen who became the most famous lesbians in Europe. Often treated with outright suspicion, homosexuals were targets for the totalitarian dictatorships of the 20th century. As such they were consigned in their tens of thousands to exile in Siberia or to the Nazi death camps. Even when peace returned after World War II most democracies still proscribed homosexual behaviour, forcing the Americans Paul Bowles and James Baldwin to seek exile in Europe and North Africa. Today the tolerance of Ancient Greece has returned to most Western societies although homosexuals are still persecuted in some Islamic countries such as Iran. In "Heroes to Exiles", Tom Ambrose asks if we have finally realised that sexual orientation is as irrelevant to character and achievement as gender and skin colour and if the long exile has ended. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Angel Cats: When Feline Friends Touch Hearts and Change Lives, Anderson, Allen; Anderson, Linda
2 Anderson, Allen; Anderson, Linda Angel Cats: When Feline Friends Touch Hearts and Change Lives
UK Penguin 2010 0141044411 / 9780141044415 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
169 pages including illustrations. Describes the often extraordinary ways in which cats respond to human need. Interwoven with true stories are brief meditations as well as fun facts about cats, also a question-and-answer section about the fabulous feline. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Karma of Culture, Arasanayagam, Jean
3 Arasanayagam, Jean The Karma of Culture
Canada Trafford Pub 2005 1412050790 / 9781412050791 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xxi + 150 pages. This book provides a thoughtful approach to some important and highly topical questions on what constitutes Australia's nationhood. It appeals to academics, public servants, students, and many members of the general public. Culture is ubiquitous. Culture is all-pervasive. Many (mainly Asian) immigrants take into white host nations strongly divergent, and historically durable, cultural stances and practices. In the migrant-receiving countries of the Western world, the core issue of a conflict between a sustained attempt by such immigrants to retain their cultures and the osmotic force of equal opportunity offering an earlier and smoother integration into the values and mores of the host people bobs up and down in the seas of social policy. Cultural diversity can therefore be de-stabilising to a hitherto cohesive society. The national identity which had evolved through the merging of culturally compatible tribes and peoples can now be seen to be threatened. Whilst this book is about Australia, the issues raised have relevance for all immigrant-receiving nations. One's culture provides the template for dealing with life. Its base is laid in childhood, through the values imposed by family and community. The cultural practices of one's tribe reinforce these values and associated perceptions. The impacts of nurture (experience) upon nature (inheritance), as one passes through life, are filtered through this network of cultural values. A conditioned belief among some in the West that a human zygote equates to a human being, contrasting with an older Asian belief that the human soul enters a baby's body at or after birth, is reflective of divergent cultural values. The need for immigrants to reconcile their inherited cultural values and associated practices with the predominant values and practices of their adopted nation-state can create stresses on both cultures. The issues which arise from this cross-cultural impact are those of: equal opportunity; whether a unified people can arise from a wide tribal diversity; individualism vs the collective (the family), ie whether the individual or the family unit has priority in terms of rights and responsibilities; the definition of family, and its role in society; cultural hegemony and political sovereignty in a globalising nation-state; the place of the Creator in modern life; and whether Australia's 'fair-go' social and policy ethos needs an infusion of Asian values. 
Price: 26.00 AUD
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Indigenous Peoples, Racism and the United Nations, Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers' Federation
4 Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers' Federation Indigenous Peoples, Racism and the United Nations
Australia Common Ground Pub 2001 1863350691 / 9781863350693 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
240 pages. This book was published as both a record of conference proceedings, the workshops and the papers given, and a series of recommendations to be taken forward as agenda items for the United Nations at the World Conference in Durban, South Africa, September 2001. The Regional Meeting of Indigenous Peoples on the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance was hosted by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIe in Sydney, Australia in February 2001. The meeting, designated a satellite meeting by the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights, provided a forum allowing discussion and presentation by Indigenous Peoples from Aotearoa/New Zealand, mainland United States, Hawaii, Canada and Australia on racism and racial discrimination issues that affect Indigenous Peoples in those countries. Indigenous Peoples, Racism and the United Nations preserves a record for those who participated in the Sydney Conference as well as becoming a means to disseminate and canvass both local and international issues of racism and identity in the wider public domain. As well it serves to demystify the role and activities of the United Nations in relation to racism and Indigenous Peoples. This is a book addressing policy makers and politicians, but it is much more than that. It includes a collection of voices telling it 'like it is' for many of the world's Indigenous Peoples. It is a book that should be widely read by non-Indigenous communities as a means of connection with the humanity in us all, and as a call for change. Upper corner of the first leaf was cut off; no text is affected though. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Amazing Love, Barker, Ken
5 Barker, Ken Amazing Love
Australia Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd 2012 1921421665 / 9781921421662 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
157 pages. "With an engaging blend of scriptural reflection, theological investigation and very personal and human stories of struggle, confusion and journeys in faith, Father Ken Barker has provided his readers with a very real reason to live their lives in hope. Over and over again he shows us that the basis for this hope is Jesus Christ. As Father Barker insists, however, there is a world of difference between knowing about Christ and knowing Christ. It is when we encounter him as a living presence in our lives today, rather than simply an interesting and perhaps inspiring figure from the past, that our lives begin to be transformed by his saving grace. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know Jesus better, love him more and serve him with generosity and courage." - Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB - Archbishop of Perth. Fr Ken Barker is the founder of the Missionaries of God's Love, a new emerging congregation in the Australian Church. He is a well-known conference speaker, involved in charismatic renewal, Disciples of Jesus Community, Young Men of God Movement, and various other youth ministries. He is the author of the books Becoming Fire, A Radical way of Love, Young Men Rise Up, and His Name is Mercy. Creases and wear. 
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Wrecked! Mysteries and Disasters at Sea, Bassett, Jan
6 Bassett, Jan Wrecked! Mysteries and Disasters at Sea
Australia Allen & Unwin 1996 1864480890 / 9781864480894 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
96 indexed pages including b/w and colour illustrations. Fabulous treasure lost for 300 years; mutineers chained to the ship's deck; a rescue on horseback; bodies vanished in a blowhole. These extraordinary stories of danger and heroism at sea chart the extremes of human experience. For primary and secondary school students. Covered in adhesive plastic. Shipwreck stories and miraculous rescues After long months of sailing across the oceans, navigating by sun and stars, there on the horizon is the new land. But wild seas, jagged rocks and coral reefs snared many a ship before it could reach safety. How many people drowned when the Cataraqui smashed into rocks off King Island? Find out how the 'graveyard' and treasure of the Batavia was uncovered after 300 years; how Captain Bligh and his castaways suffered in an open boat after the mutiny on the Bounty; how two people survived the wreck of the Loch Ard when everyone else perished. Did Eliza Fraser owe her life to the Aborigines? How do you explain the ancient wreck before the arrival of Captain Cook? Unbelievable but true, these extraordinary stories of disaster and rescue at sea chart the extremes of human experience - from brutality and madness to heroic courage and endurance. 
Price: 29.00 AUD
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Dogs & Lovers, Beck, Chris ( Prelude By Michael Leunig )
7 Beck, Chris ( Prelude By Michael Leunig ) Dogs & Lovers
Australia Soho Media 2000 0646388940 / 9780646388946 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
Oblong. xvii + 110 pages including about 100 b&w photos and a prelude by Miochael Leunig. This is not a book about heroes, celebrities, pedigree or champions. It is a book about real dogs and real people with a real love to share. It is a collection of images documenting the relationships between dogs and their owners. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Reasoning and Argument Psychology, Bell, P. B.; Staines, P. J.
8 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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Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Meditation on Psalms, Benhoeffer, Dietrich
9 Benhoeffer, Dietrich Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Meditation on Psalms
U.S.A. Zondervan 2005 031026703X / 9780310267034 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
157pp. "The only way to understand the "Psalms" is on your knees, the whole congregation praying the words of the Psalms with all its strength." -Dietrich Bonhoeffer. At the time of his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was not quite forty years old. Yet already, his influence as a theologian was felt not only in Germany, but throughout the world. His interactions with the "Psalms" reveal a passionate heart and brilliant mind grappling with the Bible's eternal truths and their application to human nature and temporal realities. "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Meditations on Psalms" is vintage Bonhoeffer: eloquent, incisive, encouraging, challenging, inviting us to find in the "Psalms" both a path toward repose in God and a call to Christlike living and practical action as followers of the Lord Jesus. Also available are "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Prison Poems", and "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons". Table of Contents: Prologue 13 Sermon to the Preachers' Seminar, Psalm 127 23 Sermon to the German-Speaking Congregation, Psalm 62 33 Harvest Festival Sermon, Psalm 63 43 Morning Address during an Ecumenical Conference, Psalm 85 53 Sermon on God's Righteous Anger, Psalm 58 67 Meditations from the Losungen, Psalms 41; 104; 25; 20; 71 75 Kristallnacht (Crystal Night), Psalm 74 81 With Eyes Wide Open--Meditations, Psalm 119 99 Selections from Ethics, Psalms 9; 107; 148 105 Letter to the Brethren at Finkenwalde, Psalm 100 111 The Prisoner, Psalm 47 117 Meditation from the Losungen for May 29, 1944, Psalm 94 123 Meditations from the Losungen for June 7 and 8, 1944, Psalms 54; 34 133 The Plot That Failed: Letters to Eberhard and Renate Bethge Various, Psalms 139 The, Psalms Echoed in Bonhoeffer's Poetry, Psalms 3; 47; 70 149 The End--and a Beginning: More Poetry , Psalm 22 157 Sources There is a blacked out inscription in front fly. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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Logic Made Easy, Bennett, Deborah J.
10 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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Myth and Today's Consciousness, Berg, Ean
11 Berg, Ean Myth and Today's Consciousness
U. K. Coventure 1986 0904575306 / 9780904575309 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
112 pages. The image, or persona, to which it is expected one should conform in the new age, whether we call it Aquarian, post- Christian, nuclear, or space, is already revealing itself. It is both more individual and more generalized than its predecessor. The new tide runs strongly against the accidental differences that divide us, like class, nationality and religion, flowing rather with the essential qualities which unite us. Much light has been shed on the nature of these qualities by the twentieth century phenomenon of depth psychology. As a result, we are becoming more sceptical of the prophet and the hero and the guru who claims special knowledge or virtue - or at least we ought to be - and more aware of the shadow that contradicts and counteracts the aspirations of the idealist, more conscious and tolerant of the paradoxical multiplicity of human nature....The gods and their myths are mighty forces which grip the psyche; they are never more dangerous than when they are ignored, repressed or slighted. So this book is very much concerned with religion, Christianity, and the predecessors which it supplanted, and the present state of our relationship with the gods. This is a presumptuous aim which will rely heavily for its fulfillment on a subjective, intuitive assessment of the signs of the times. Particular emphasis will be placed on the need to become more conscious of the deities with whom we appear to be on bad terms. The book is apologetically polytheistic in the same way that the circle of the horoscope contains the signs and the planets and the Tarot deck its multitude of archetypal images. (excerpts from book's preface) 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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Philosophy and Human Movement, Best, David
12 Best, David Philosophy and Human Movement
U. K. George Allen & Unwin 1978 0043700888 / 9780043700884 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
164 indexed pages. The major philosophical issues which arise in the rapidly growing field of the study of human movement, physical education, sport and dance are examined in these book. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Writing Essays and Research Reports in the Social Sciences, Betts, Katharine; Seitz, Anne
13 Betts, Katharine; Seitz, Anne Writing Essays and Research Reports in the Social Sciences
Australia Nelson 1994 0170089118 / 9780170089111 2nd Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
200 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. Essay and report writing are important skills that today’s tertiary student needs to master quickly and thoroughly. Writing Essays and Research Reports in the Social Sciences, second edition will help students of the social and human sciences to produce better, more persuasive essays and reports and will help to make the transition from secondary to tertiary education less demanding. The second edition of this popular Australian text walks the student through all the stages of producing essays and reports - from choosing a topic and developing library skills to structuring an argument, using standard referencing and using a computer to produce professional quality work. The book’s humourous style and commonsense approach will appeal to students. Katharine Betts and Anne Seitz have taught together for a number of years, first at Monash University and now at Swinburne University of Technology. Both have Written many journal articles and chapters in edited collections. Katharine is also the author of Ideology and Immigration: 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The White Garden, Bird, Carmel
14 Bird, Carmel The White Garden
Australia Univ of Queensland Pr 1996 0702228214 / 9780702228216 Reprint Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
218 pages. Author's third novel examining the secrets of the human mind. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Red Sky at Morning, Bradford, Richard
15 Bradford, Richard Red Sky at Morning
USA Pocket Books 1974 0671770675 / 9780671770679 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
213 pages. The story of Josh Arnold - a boy whose father has joined the Navy in World War ll - and who has been sent with his mother to wait out the war in a sleepy mountain town in New Mexico. It is in this alien village that Josh begins the bittersweet process of growing up; And itis here that he learns the value of human relationships and what life and people are all about. 
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Finding Common Ground: An Assessment of the Bases of Aboriginal Land Rights, Brennan, Frank; Egan, John; Honner, John
16 Brennan, Frank; Egan, John; Honner, John Finding Common Ground: An Assessment of the Bases of Aboriginal Land Rights
Australia Dove Communications 0859243613 / 9780859243612 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
79 pages. Here are reasoned moral bases for the land rights claims of the Australian Aboriginal peoples. While recognising this as a complex issue, a challenging one for all Australians, the authors show clear grounds tor supporting Aboriginal peoples in their struggle. Frank Brennan's historical-political survey; John Honner’s reply to the ‘Christian’ argumentation of Hugh Morgan for the Australian Mining Industry Council; John Egan’s moral argument from Church documents and human rights: these provide an unemotive, valuable introduction to land rights issues. Ex lib. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Training Australians: A better way of Working, Business Council of Australia
17 Business Council of Australia Training Australians: A better way of Working
Australia Business Council of Australia 1990 0909865337 / 9780909865337 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
142 pages including b/w illustrations. 27 case studies from leading Australian organisations of their best training strategies. In its submission to the Commonwealth Government arising from the Ministerial paper "Industry Training in Australia", the Business Council undertook to collect and disseminate information on best practice in training in leading Australian companies. Companies from a wide spectrum of industrial and commercial sectors were invited to participate. Most of the companies which were asked to participate and contribute to this document did so. Companies which were asked to participate were not exclusively members of the Business Council. Companies were asked to describe their training approaches either for the whole of their company or for a particular operating division or subsidiary. The choice as to which training approach was to become their case study was determined by the company. Therefore, considerable variability exists between the description of each company’s training initiatives. Whenever a 'total' view of training was presented for the entire company, the case study often included statements concerning the company's mission, philosophy and overall human resource strategy. Whenever a company preferred to describe a particular initiative or the training involved in a particular subsidiary, the company often chose not to comment on philosophy but restricted its discussion to specific activities. Companies were provided with a suggested five-heading outline for their contribution: forces of change; human resource strategies; skills formation processes; skills formation effort; outcomes. Considerable latitude was given to the companies as to the manner in which they addressed this outline, and to the word length of their submissions. The result is a publication with great diversity and stands as one of the most detailed documentations of current training and development practices in Australia. The Business Council of Australia engaged Wescol Pacific, the Training and Consultancy Division of Wesley College, Melbourne, to collect and prepare for publication this series of case studies. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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Eclipse of the Spirit: A Community in Exile - Stories from the Tibetan Community in Sydney, Butler, Cathy; Lobsang Lungtok; Leona Kieran (editors)
18 Butler, Cathy; Lobsang Lungtok; Leona Kieran (editors) Eclipse of the Spirit: A Community in Exile - Stories from the Tibetan Community in Sydney
Australia Gyangbod Inc 2009 0646509543 / 9780646509549 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
124 pages including illustrations. Stories of eighteen Tibetan refugees who were forced to free their homeland to seek safety in exile or were born to a life in exile. Each story shows the impact of ongoing human rights violations on daily life, hazardous journeys, loss of homeland and culture, separation from family and friends and the challenges associated with starting a new life in exile. "Every story in this beautifully produced book is a tale of survival. Throughout, there is an overarching message: that truth will ultimately prevail and that the spirit will triumph. Tibetans are not afraid of the dark." The story of an extraordinary friendship in modern Tibet. 
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Human Growth Its Source and Potential, Cairns, Jim
19 Cairns, Jim Human Growth Its Source and Potential
Australia Jim Cairns 1984 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
184 indexed pages. This book is an account of the source of human growth and potential, of how it has been repressed and distorted, and of its liberation on the way to its limitless potential. Jim Cairns (1914-2003) was Australian politician in the Labor movement during the 1960s and 1970s. He was Deputy Prime Minister in the Whitlam government. Creases in the cover. Underlining in some text. Blacked out inscription in the first page. 
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Bargained Out: Negotiating without Unions in Australia (Workplace Research Centre), Campling, John; Gollan, Paul
20 Campling, John; Gollan, Paul Bargained Out: Negotiating without Unions in Australia (Workplace Research Centre)
Australia Federation Press 1999 1862873461 / 9781862873469 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
143 indexed pages including bibliography. The pursuit of non-employee relations and human resource strategies by private and public sector employers has been a consistent theme of the industrial landscape in Australia in the past decade. This book analyses the organisational impact of such changes and focuses on their motivations, processes and outcomes in lightly and non-unionised workplaces. The book draws primarily on 12 case studies whose major outcomes were the nature of the non-union agreements, productivity, remuneration and workplace equity. The case studies revealed a number of positive outcomes for both employers and employees. On the other hand, there was evidence that the shift to lightly or non-unionisedworkplaces represented an attempt by corporate Australia to manage without the constraints imposed by trade union activity, and to capture anticipated reductions in labour costs and improvements in productivity. The study also draws on a wealth of recent quantitative survey information on Australian workplaces conducted by the Australian Government and independent university-based research organisations such as the Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training (ACIRRT). While unique in its utilisation of a multi-dimensional analysis of lightly and non-unionised workplaces in Australia, it also links these developments with broader trends in the global economy towards greater non-union employee relations and human resource management. The book clearly has important policy implication. Governments, employers, employees and trade unions will need to develop appropriate macro- and micro-level policies and practices to respond to a more heterogeneous and diverse employee relations landscape. Students, researchers and professional managers interested in employee relations, human resources and the management of organisation change will find this book both illuminating and relevant. Table of Contents: Part I Introduction The growth of non-union employee relations in Australia Part II Employee relations: processes and mechanisms Consultation and employee involvement Alternative forms of employee representation Bargaining power and negotiations Part III Employee relations: outcomes Non-union agreements Workplace productivity, performance and equity Part IV Conclusion A review of current developments in lightly and non-unionised workplaces Bibliography/ Index 
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