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#SaveOzStories

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Carlton, VIC, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM22

ISBN: 0522870805

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, first edition, 128gms, 155 pages. Jackie French, David Malouf, Tim Winton and many more of our best writers have come together to issue a clarion call to all Australian citizens to defend writers and writing. If politicians have their way we will be the only nation to give away our right to tell our own stories. Read this collection of impassioned arguments from our most esteemed wordsmiths. Book is in very good condition with only very minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Maeve's Times: Selected Irish Times Writings

By: Binchy, Maeve; and Ingle, Roisin (ed)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, England, The Orion Publishing Group: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM23

ISBN: 1409149897

Condition: Good


Large softcover, first edition, 466gms, 389 pages. Book is in good condition with only minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Idolising Children

By: Donahoo, Daniel

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, University of New South Wales Press Ltd: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SELPAR144

ISBN: 0868409324

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 374gms, 264 pages. This book reflects on the place of children in our society by looking at everything from fertility rates, childcare, the role of the media and the day to day joys and challenges of being a parent. The author argues that idolising is a form of worship that is adversely affecting our children's development and creates citizens who no longer understand their roles and responsiblities. The book examines how we arrived here and looks at what needs to change so that communities as a whole are responsible for raising children. Book is in very good conditio... View more info

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Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think

By: Esposito, John L.; and Mogahed, Dalia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Gallup Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISMID6

ISBN: 1595620176

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 454g, 204pgs. Grounded in Gallup World Poll data, not in rhetoric, this book brings data-driven evidence - the voices of a billion Muslims, not those of individual experts or extremists - to one of the most heated and consequential debates of our time. Book is in fine, near new condition. View more info

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Crystal Bucket, The: Television Criticism From the Observer 1976-79

By: James, Clive

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, England, Jonathan Cape: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM20

ISBN: 0224018906

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black boards and dust jacket, first edition, 424gms, 238 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is a small pen mark on the inside front page from a previous owner. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Stuff White People Like: The Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions

By: Lander, Christian

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Prahran, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2008

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM36

ISBN: 1740667026

Condition: Good


Softcover, first Australian edition, 338gms, 211 pages. Here's a book that investigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with the Caucasian persuasion. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast

By: Lander, Christian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Prahran, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2010

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: SOCCOM41

ISBN: 1742701108

Condition: Good


Softcover, first thus, 350gms, 232 pages. Christian Lander is back with fascinating new information and advice on dealing with the Caucasian population. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Quarterly Essay: Reaction Time (Issue 27, 2007)

By: Lowe, Ian; et al.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM19

ISBN: 1863954120

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 234gms, 129 pages, issue 27. The Quarterly Essay presents significant contributions to the general debate in Australia. Each issue aims to represent the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. The feature essay in this issue is by Ian Lowe and is about Climate Change and the Nuclear Option. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Challenge for Africa, The

By: Maathai, Wangari

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, England, Arrow Books: 2010

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: SOCCOM35

ISBN: 0099539039

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first thus, 348gms, 319 pages. This book provides a unique perspective on the fate of Africa. Informed by three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy, the book celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Quarterly Essay: Australian Story (Issue 36, 2009)

By: MacCallum, Mungo; et al.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc.: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM16

ISBN: 1863954570

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 226gms, 138 pages, issue 36. The Quarterly Essay presents significant contributions to the general debate in Australia. Each issue aims to represent the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. The feature essay in this issue is by Mungo MacCallum and is about Kevin Rudd and The Lucky Country. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Fictional Woman, The

By: Moss, Tara

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Harper Collins Publishers: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS239

ISBN: 0732297893

Condition: Good


Large softcover, first edition, 468gms, 328 pages. Tara Moss blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women. At once insightful, challenging and entertaining, she asks how we can change the old fictions, one woman at a time. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers

By: Quart, Alissa

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, England, Arrow Books: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: SOCCOM34

ISBN: 0099458063

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 246gms, 308 pages. This book takes the reader to the dark side of teen marketing, revealing an aggressive and disturbing world in which adults build careers out of insinuating themselves into friendships with young people in order to monitor what they wear, eat, listen to, and talk about with each other. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Trouble with Paradise, The: Griffith Review (#14)

By: Schultz, Julianne (ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, ABC Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM29

ISBN: 0733319394

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 416gms, 264 pages, issue 14. The Griffith Review is devoted to a topical theme and includes essays, analysis, reportage, memoir, fiction, satire, poetry, photography and art. This edition focuses on the paradise myth and showcases a new essay by Frank Moorhouse. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives - And What We Can Do About It

By: Sigman, Dr Aric

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, England, Vermilion: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HEA117

ISBN: 0091902606

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 408gms, 356pgs. As well as exploring the negative effects of television, this book offers practical advice on how to make the much needed life changes that will help us bring up our children away from the influence of the remote control. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Children of the Lucky Country? How Australian Society Has Turned It's Back on Children and Why Children Matter

By: Stanley, Fiona; Richardson, Sue; and Prior, Margot

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM40

ISBN: 140503680X

Condition: Good


Large softcover, first edition, 400gms, 238 pages. The 'Lucky Country' has never been more prosperous. So why are some Australian children more disadvantaged than ever before? This book incisively examines how we treat our children and sets out the ways that our society can fully realise their potential. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. View more info

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Good News For a Change: Hope for a Troubled Planet

By: Suzuki, David; and Dressel, Holly

Price: $7.50

Publisher: St Leonards, Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2002

Edition: First Australian & New Zealand Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM11

ISBN: 18650857790

Condition: Good


Softcover, first Australian & New Zealand edition, 592gms, 398 pages. The natural systems that support our lives are in trouble. The good news is that thousands of individuals, groups and businesses are already changing their ways. Here, Suzuki and Dressel uncover hundreds of working solutions that offer us all some much needed hope. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. View more info

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Quarterly Essay: Last Drinks (Issue 30, 2008)

By: Toohey, Paul; et al.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM21

ISBN: 1863952152

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 232gms, 141 pages, issue 30. The Quarterly Essay presents significant contributions to the general debate in Australia. Each issue aims to represent the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. The feature essay in this issue is by Paul Toohey and is about The Impact of the Northern Territory Intervention. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Wives, Mistresses & Matriarchs: Asian Women Today

By: Williams, Louise

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, England, Phoenix Press/The Orion Publishing Group: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISASI54

ISBN: 1842124536

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 368gms, 302pgs. This is the untold story of the women of Asia. It is the true stories of prime ministers, factory labourers, business magnates, mistresses and prostitutes. It is a true story of extraordinary power and humiliating poverty in a region which is facing the most profound social changes the world has ever seen. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Beauty Myth, The

By: Wolf, Naomi

Price: $5.50

Publisher: London, England, Vintage: 1991

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: SOCCOM39

ISBN: 0099861909

Condition: Good


Softcover, first thus, 266gms, 348 pages. This is Naomi Wolf's hard-hitting investigation of the coercion of women by the beauty myth. Book is in good condition with minor general age-related wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. View more info