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Study Skills, , Evian
1 , Evian Study Skills
Australia Evian Gutman & Kidz Korner 2004 0958602417 / 9780958602419 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
96 pages to help in learning the secrets that transform your grades from okay's to A's . 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Food Chain: A Game of Choice, Allaby, Michael
2 Allaby, Michael The Food Chain: A Game of Choice
U. K. Andre Deutsch 1984 0233976817 / 9780233976815 1st Edition Hard Cover Good 12mo 
176 pages including an introduction with 5 pages and 500 numbered paragraphs.This book is a game, like the adventure games you may have played before, and in it you play the part of a ruler. As you read the 500 numbered paragraphs, you have suggested choices which lead you from paragraph to paragraph, just as you would in an adventure game, but the choices you have to make are concerned with the real world, and with feeding hungry people. You will meet famine, civil war, food riots and have to decide between the different claims of people in your country. You may be tempted to give up, but there are successful solutions, only the search for them is long and hard. When you see pictures on television of starving people, usually their misery is due to a local catastrophe. Perhaps there has been an earthquake, or an unusually long drought, or perhaps they are running away from a war that has destroyed their homes and their farms. We send help to such people. We send medicines, blankets, clothes, and we send food. They can be helped because we can see quite clearly what it is they need. This book is people we see less often. They suffer because they are poor; they are poor in ways we ?nd it dif?cult to understand. Do you receive pocket money each week? How much? Let us suppose you are given $1 - and many young people receive more than that. This means that not counting birthday or Christmas money, or special spending money for holidays, you receive $52 a year. That is about as much as the average person earns in a year in Bhutan, the world’s poorest country. That amount must buy food, clothes, fuel for cooking and heating, and it must pay for the home and its repair. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing, Allen, Matthew
3 Allen, Matthew Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing
Australia Oxford University Press 1997 0195540727 / 9780195540727 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
viii + 166 indexed 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: 15.00 AUD
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Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing, Allen, Matthew
4 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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A First Course in Combinatorial Mathematics, Anderson, Ian
5 Anderson, Ian A First Course in Combinatorial Mathematics
U. K. Oxford Univ Pr 1974 0198596170 / 9780198596172 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
123 indexed pages. Name in front fly. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Assignment & Thesis Writing, Anderson, Jonathan; Poole, Millicent
6 Anderson, Jonathan; Poole, Millicent Assignment & Thesis Writing
Australia John Wiley & Sons 1998 047133927X / 9780471339274 3rd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
170 indexed pages. Good writing skills don't always come naturally. Students faced with writing essays, assignments, tutorial papers, dissertations or theses should find this book of use. It clarifies the complexities of formal writing, and is up to date for the late 1990s reflecting technological advances such as the use of the World Wide Web for referencing, and computers to write and publish. Table of Contents: Part 1 Assignment writing and theses at the tertiary level: writing at the tertiary level; planning the assignment; planning the thesis; scholarly writing - a case study; computer tools for writing; the computer as information tool. Part 2 Writing the assignment or thesis: common features of editorial style; the general format; page and chapter format; the use of quotations; footnotes. Part 2 Revising the assignment of thesis: editing and evaluating the final product. For tertiary students. 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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Australian Survival Speller, Arnold, Josie Stainsby
7 Arnold, Josie Stainsby Australian Survival Speller
Australia Oxford Univ Pr 1984 0195545583 / 9780195545586 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
80 pages. This Speller is designed to help secondary school students to gain confidence in spelling and using words which might not be a part of working vocabulary. It provides thirty spelling rules and hints, followed by exercises and examples to reinforce them. Specialist words are introduced and used in sentences to help to understand their everyday use and application. This Speller is a basic reference handbook which will provide a starting point to enrich your self-expression. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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Learning for the Future: Developing Information Services in Schools, Australian School Library Association /  Australian Library and Information Association
8 Australian School Library Association / Australian Library and Information Association Learning for the Future: Developing Information Services in Schools
Australia Curriculum Corporation 1993 1863667105 / 9781863667104 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good Large 8vo 
v + 82 indexed pages. The need to address essential learning skills in the information age is paramount. This book provides guidelines and indicators for developing information and ICT literacy in the school. Gives a a planning structure for ICT implementation and an outline of staffing need and expertise. Provides strategies for effectively implementing ICT in the school's learning environment. Discusses the increasingly significant role of ICT in the school's learning environment. Positions the role of information service centres/libraries in the context of the school as structured around the five domains: learners and learning; teachers and teaching; resourcing the curriculum; facilitating access to information; developing the physical environment. Provides a reproducible matrix of information and ICT literacy for student learning. Records technical and practical recommendations for acquiring electronic resources. There is a name in the first page. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Planning with Kids: A Guide to Organising the Chaos to Make More Time for Parenting, Avery, Nicole
9 Avery, Nicole Planning with Kids: A Guide to Organising the Chaos to Make More Time for Parenting
Australia Wrightbooks 2011 0730375641 / 9780730375647 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xiv + 274 indexed pages. The ultimate guide for parents who dream of having a little less chaos and a lot more time for the good things in life Written by mother of five, Nicole Avery, this book shows harried parents how, with just a bit of planning, family life can become easier to manage, less stressful, and decidedly more fun. "Dream on," you say? "I might as well try to herd cats as to get my kids to follow a lot of arbitrary rules!" And Nicole would agree, which is why Planning with Kids isn't like any other parenting guide out there. It was inspired by Nicole's blog of the same name, which, over the past three years, has garnered a huge audience of likeminded parents who have achieved nothing short of miraculous results following her advice. While other prescriptive guides offer mums and dads cook-cutter solutions to the challenges of raising kids, this handbook focuses on one simple, straightforward idea: by implementing a few simple strategies for how you do things, you'll make more time for you to be you and your kids to be kids. You'll find strategies for streamlining and enhancing everything from the routines of daily life, to family relationships, to budgeting and finances, playtime and much more! Nicole Avery is the master organiser behind popular blog 'Planning with Kids', where she shares tips and tricks to organising the chaos of family life. This is her first book. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Creating popular fiction: How to write novels that Sell, Bacia, Jennifer
10 Bacia, Jennifer Creating popular fiction: How to write novels that Sell
Australia Allen & Unwin 1994 1863736484 / 9781863736480 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
187 pages. This is the book all aspiring Australian writers have been waiting for! Here is a guide written by an Australian for Australians about how to write books that selL As one of Australia's most successful popular novelists, Jennifer Bacia provides practical advice and strategies for writing that novel you’ve dreamed of for so long. In a down-to-earth and conversational style the author: Tells you how to make sure you are writing the novel that publishers - and readers - really want. Shows you how ideas for plots are everywhere. Provides page after page of examples and illustrations. Takes you step by step through the development of her own ?rst novel sharing the lessons, the problems and the breakthroughs that resulted in a book which became a world-wide bestseller. Gives advice on the business side of writing. This book is a must for anyone who has nursed a dream of one day trying to write a best-seller. And the time has never been more ripe as Australian publishers now actively seek to develop their own lists of local popular writers. Jennifer Bacia tells you everything you need to know to write the kind of novel publishers can’t get enough of. Iemrifer Bacia is the author of the internationally successful novels "Shadows of Power", "Angel of Honour","Whisper from the Gods" and "Mask of Paradise", all published by Pan. She also teaches creative writing, writes stories and articles for various magazines, has a regular newspaper column and has just completed her ?rst screenplay. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Teaching international Students: A brief guide for lecturers and Supervisors, Ballard, Brigid; Clanchy, John
11 Ballard, Brigid; Clanchy, John Teaching international Students: A brief guide for lecturers and Supervisors
Australia IDP Education 1997 0864030045 / 9780864030047 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
ix + 96 pages including bibliography. This book is written for academic staff who find they are being asked to teach and supervise increasing numbers of students from overseas. lt provides a systematic account of the problems of academic adjustment that confront foreign students, and it outlines practical strategies for teachers who work with these students. The theme of Teaching International Students is that many of the difficulties international students experience in their studies derive not so much from ‘poor English’ as from a clash of educational cultures. indeed, the attitudes to knowledge and learning which characterise formal education in other societies are often very different form those which underpin our own universities and colleges. Failure to recognise and address these difficulties can produce problems and frustrations for teachers and supervisors as well as for students. Brigid Ballard is Head of the Study Skills Centre at the Australian National University. John Clanchy is co-ordinator of the Graduate Teaching Program in the Graduate School in the same university. Between them, they have many years of experience working with international undergraduate and postgraduate students both in Australia and in Africa. Asia and the Pacific. They are the authors of a number of highly successful books including Essay Writing for Students and Study Abroad: a manual for Asian students. There is a small inscription in the first page. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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The Wow Factor: Global Research Compendium on the Impact of the Arts in Education, Bamford, Anne
12 Bamford, Anne The Wow Factor: Global Research Compendium on the Impact of the Arts in Education
Germany Waxmann Verlag GmbH 2009 3830916175 / 9783830916178 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
178 pages. More than ever before, the arts are shaping and influencing our daily lives through the media and the creative industries. The arts are no longer confined to museums and theatres, but are adding value to our national economies and improving the quality of education. This has implications for arts education. However, unlike other subjects taught at schools, the arts have rarely made their purpose clear: Why are they taught? What is good arts education? And what are the benefits of teaching creative subjects or using creative ways to teach? In 2004 Professor Anne Bamford conducted the first international analysis of arts education research for UNESCO, in partnership with IFACCA and the Australia Council. Comparing data and case studies from more than 60 countries, the book analyses the differences between 'education in the arts' and 'education through the arts'. While appreciating that arts programmes are embedded in their unique social and cultural contexts, Professor Bamford develops internationally comparable standards for quality arts education. In addition, she identifies a number of concrete educational, cultural, and social benefits of arts education. This definitive work is of major interest to policy-makers, educators and artists. 
Price: 21.00 AUD
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Study: A Guide to Effective Study, Revision and Examination Techniques, Barrass, Robert
13 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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Ultimate Aptitude Tests: Assess and Develop Your Potential with Numerical, Verbal and Abstract Tests (Ultimate Series), Barrett, Jim; Barrett, Tom
14 Barrett, Jim; Barrett, Tom Ultimate Aptitude Tests: Assess and Develop Your Potential with Numerical, Verbal and Abstract Tests (Ultimate Series)
U.S.A. Kogan Page 2015 0749474076 / 9780749474072 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
235 pages. This book contains essential practice for recruitment tests and aptitude assessment procedures. Also includes new detailed explanations of answers to aid learning and test scoring abilities. This new edition also contains a new chapter on online testing environments and includes a free online test which scores the reader against others. Measuring your competence as well as your potential for achievement, aptitude tests are increasingly used by organisations to select the best new staff for their teams as well as to develop those already employed. With them, businesses gain a greater level of certainty in their recruitment decisions and also use them to fast track potential leaders. Ultimate Aptitude Tests, now in its third edition and part of the best-selling Ultimate series, is the largest and most comprehensive book of its kind, boasting over 1000 varied practice questions with accompanying detailed answers and explanations. In such a competitive job market, this is the perfect book to ensure you're entirely prepared to get those high scores and impress potential employers. Providing essential practice, it includes psychometric tests that mirror those you are likely to encounter, including abstract visual tests, verbal and numerical reasoning aptitudes test, practical skills and understanding tests as well as different types of mechanical and spatial awareness tests. This new edition also now includes a brand new section on online testing environments as well as free access to a separate full online test to evaluate your abilities. Ultimate Aptitude Tests is brilliant preparation for candidates wishing to outshine their competition on the job market and secure their dream job. Jim Barrett is a chartered psychologist with many years of experience in advising organizations on their selection procedures. He is a best-selling author and has written many testing books, including The Complete Personality Assessment, How to Pass Advanced Aptitude Tests, The Aptitude Test Workbook and he is the co-author of Test Your Own Aptitude, all published by Kogan Page. Tom Barrett runs a consultancy specialising in online software development. He specialises in web software architecture, web standards, usability and content management. Tom is a psychology graduate and has developed the software for the online psychometric tests available at insight-testsdotcom. Table of Contents: Section - ONE: Abstract Visual Tests; Chapter - 01: Constructs; Chapter - 02: Sequences; Chapter - 03: Perceptual; Section - TWO: Abstract Numerical Tests; Chapter - 04: Reasoning; Chapter - 05: Interpolation; Section - THREE: Abstract Verbal Tests; Chapter - 06: Deduction; Chapter - 07: Analysis; Section - FOUR: Physical Tests; Chapter - 08: Dynamics; Chapter - 09: Tracing; Section - FIVE: Spatial Tests;Chapter - 10: Formation; Chapter - 11: 3D tests; Section - SIX: Practical Numerical Tests; Chapter - 12: Reckoning; Chapter - 13: Arithmetic; Chapter - 14: Figure work; Chapter - 15: Number skills; Chapter - 16: Calculations; Section - SEVEN: System Tests; Chapter - 17: Systems; Chapter - 18: Coding; Section - EIGHT: Practical Verbal Tests; Chapter - 19: Word usage; Chapter - 20: Vocabulary; Chapter - 21: Verbal precision; Section - NINE: Online Testing; Chapter - 22: Core intelligence test. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The New Writer's Survival Guide, Bates, Dianne
15 Bates, Dianne The New Writer's Survival Guide
Australia Penguin 1989 0140115080 / 9780140115086 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
261 pages. An introduction to the art of writing for beginner-writers with information on contact addresses, ideas for various writing styles, songs, journalism, poetry, publishing, family histories, plays, drama, short stories, etc. With Words of advice and encouragement from authors such as Paul Jennings, Ruby Langford, Serge Liberman, David Foard, Helen Cerni, Doug MacLeod, Simon French, Judith Worthy and David Williamson. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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You Can Make Music! It's Never Too Late to Start, Ben-Tovim, Atarah; Boyd, Douglas
16 Ben-Tovim, Atarah; Boyd, Douglas You Can Make Music! It's Never Too Late to Start
UK Victor Gollancz 1986 0575037830 / 9780575037830 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
143 pages. Have you ever wished that you could play a musical instrument? Maybe you started to learn but gave up in frustration, believing you were 'no good at music'. Perhaps you were told at school that you were 'unmusical' or 'tone deaf'. , Atarah Ben-Tovim and Douglas Boyd maintain that nearly every adult is musical enough to experience the deep satisfaction of playing an instrument. They stress that age is no hindrance tolearning and may even be a positive advantage. From a unique, ten years' research programme, they have developed a practical and reliable system of testing musical aptitude; and they have shown that most people who fail on an instrument do so because it was wrongly selected. This book enables adults to use the same step-by-step approach as the authors' previous and highly successful book, "The Right Instrument for Your Child". Charts and questionnaires tell you if now is the right time to begin learning an instrument. They also assess your latent musical ability; compare the advantages and disadvantages of different instruments; and, finally, reveal the instrument to which you are physically and temperamentally best suited and which most easily fits in with your current lifestyle. Having selected the right instrument you will need a wide range of information on purchasing it and finding a teacher. For this, the Beginners' Information Pack at the back of the book is an invaluable aid. Atarah Ben-Tovim and Douglas Boyd are the ideal pair to demystify music and to understand beginners’ problems. Atarah was a child progidy on the flute, while Douglas Boyd, a brilliant linguist, was a musical drop-out. He gave up the piano after three years of agony yet went on to spend 20 fulfilling years in the music business. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Logic Made Easy, Bennett, Deborah J.
17 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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Writing Essays and Research Reports in the Social Sciences, Betts, Katharine; Seitz, Anne
18 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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Bill Hunter's Thousands of Great Australian Facts, Bill Hunter
19 Bill Hunter Bill Hunter's Thousands of Great Australian Facts
Australia Boab Press 1997 1876202270 / 9781876202279 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
275 indexed pages including b/w illustrstions. Maythings you ever needed to know about Australia! Bill Hunter, one of the proudest, most ardent Australians, has compiled a vast collection of facts about Australia and Australians. lt’s history that the history books ignore; funny, surprising, always interesting and often poignant. What was the name of the first madame convicted? Who were the leaders of the Eureka Rebellion? Who or what is an illywhacker? And what brand of champagne got John Kerr so drunk at the Melbourne Cup? Bill Hunter has covered everything from politics to scandals, geography, sport, innovations, firsts and biggests. He’s also found the winners and the losers who make up Australia's history, and what he knows, he tells in his inimitable, straightfonuard style. This is the book to confound all those dinner party know-it-alls eveiy time. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Career Choice Guide: A realistic approach to employment for school leavers, graduates, job seekers., Bisdee, Bob
20 Bisdee, Bob Career Choice Guide: A realistic approach to employment for school leavers, graduates, job seekers.
Australia Penguin 1989 0140103236 / 9780140103236 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
136 pages. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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