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In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to worldwide attention when she was assaulted by police during the Egyptian Revolution. She responded by writing a groundbreaking piece in Foreign Policy entitled 'Why Do They Hate Us'; 'They' being Muslim men, 'Us' being women. It sparked huge controversy. In Head... read more

Headscarves and Hymens
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Why do Jews win so many Nobel Prizes and Pulitzer Prizes? Why are Mormons running the business and finance sectors? Why do the children of even impoverished and poorly educated Chinese immigrants excel so remarkably at school? It may be taboo to say it, but some cultural groups starkly outperform othe... read more

The Triple Package: What Really Determines Success
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In Inside Apple, Adam Lashinsky provides readers with an insight on leadership and innovation. He introduces Apple business concepts like the 'DRI' (Apple's practice of assigning a Directly Responsible Individual to every task) and the Top 100 (an annual event where that year's top 100 up-and-coming e... read more

Inside Apple
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This book tells the story of ecological forest recovery in the wet forests of Victoria following major wildfires in February 2009. It also focuses on the science of ecological recovery. It presents this important story via short engaging text and truly spectacular images, which are accompanied by highly informative captions.

Forest Phoenix: How a Great Forest Recovers After Wildfire
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It is the biggest scandal to hit global warming science in years. In November 2009 it emerged that thousands of documents and emails had been stolen from one of the top climate science centres in the world. The emails appeared to reveal that scientists had twisted research in order to strengthen the c... read more

Climate Files
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Series:Boyer Lectures

Professor Cory is not just a scientist: she is a humanist, an environmentalist, and an unremitting optimist. Cory's Boyer Lecture series reflects her hope for a bright future. In The Promise of Science: A vision of hope, Professor Cory explores what Australian science has given the nation and the worl... read more

Boyer Lectures 2014: the Promise of Science - A Vision of Hope
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One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today. In this landmark anthology, twenty-seven of Australia's finest writers have focused their intelligence and creativity on the theme of the dispossessed, bringing a ... read more

A Country Too Far
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Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his talk, 'How Schools Kill Creativity', is the most viewed in the history of TED. In this empowering, ground breaking book, he sets out his vision for how we can transform our industrial model of education to better meet the... read more

Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up
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"Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged ele... read more

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: The Shocking Story of How America Really Took Over the World
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The remarkable behind-the-scenes story of one of the most iconic clashes in sports and world history. In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers goose-stepping, an African-American athlete won a staggering four Olympic gold medals. Jesse Owens, the son of sharecroppers, had sin... read more

Triumph: Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
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Gaza: Law, Morality and Politics
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