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1 Booth, Ken and Dunne, Tim [Edited by] WORLD'S IN COLLISION: Terror and the Future of Global Order
Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K. Palgrave MacMillan 2002 0333998057 / 9780333998052 1st Thus Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vii, + 376pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Corner-clipped half-title page. Printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn. Written in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, this volume is the combined talents of a most impressive list of contributors: academics and public intellectuals from a variety of countries, and all expert on answering questions relating to terror, force, law, ethics, and global order...Numerous contents, in chaptered 'parts', include: Preface, Part One-Terror, Part Two-Order, Part Three-Worlds. Notes on the Contributors, Index. Book weight approx. 580g. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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TAMPERING WITH ASYLUM : A Universal Humanitarian Problem, Brennan, Frank
2 Brennan, Frank TAMPERING WITH ASYLUM : A Universal Humanitarian Problem
Saint Lucia, QLD, Australia University of Queensland Press 2007 0702235814 / 9780702235818 Revised Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, + 317pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, faint mark to head of textblock. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. " . . . author Frank Brennan argues that the Australian government's response to the 'Tampa' incident was a massive overreaction, possible only in a remote country like Australia with few asylum seekers and no land borders. He compares Australia's policy with that of the United States and Europe and provides a practical blueprint for countries wanting to humanely protect asylum seekers. This revised edition features an epilogue, bringing the book up to date with the latest developments . . . " Contents include: Preface, Acks., Acronyms, Intro., 8 chapters, Epilogue, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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THANK GOD FOR THE REVOLUTION: A Journey Through Central America, Coxsedge, Joan
3 Coxsedge, Joan THANK GOD FOR THE REVOLUTION: A Journey Through Central America
Leichhardt, N.S.W., Australia Pluto Press 1986 0949138053 / 9780949138057 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 175pp., plus (iii). Illustrated throughout with b/white halftone plates (some images are very confronting). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-illustrated (Joan Coxsedge) card wrapper lightly bumped and pressure-marked only. Textblock flecked and mildly splotched, else good. Joan Coxsedge was a member of the Labor Party in the Victorian State Parliament when, in November 1984, she travelled to Central America as part of an Australian trade union delegation. "In this book, I will try to give some idea of the impact this visit had on me . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Foreword by Noam Chomsky (should be compulsory reading), Introduction, Part 1/ Mexico. 2/ El Salvador. 3/ Nicaragua. Conclusion, In Solidarity, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 265g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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HOTTING UP : How the Greenhouse Effect and Ozone Depletion Will Change Australia during the Next 40 Years, Crowley, Brian Matthew
4 Crowley, Brian Matthew HOTTING UP : How the Greenhouse Effect and Ozone Depletion Will Change Australia during the Next 40 Years
South Melbourne, VIC, Australia Matchbooks 1989 1863210075 / 9781863210072 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 138pp., several b/white maps intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Foreword by Dr A. Barrie Pittock, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research. Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, 8 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 210g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.03 AUD
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SURVIVING TERROR : Hope and Justice in a World of Violence, Erickson, Victoria Lee and Jones, Michelle Lim (edited by)
5 Erickson, Victoria Lee and Jones, Michelle Lim (edited by) SURVIVING TERROR : Hope and Justice in a World of Violence
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. Brazos Press 2002 1587430282 / 9781587430282 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
334pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name to half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated ( Francis G. Mayer) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, in-production surface laminate striation to lower half of spine. " . . . the editors have gathered an astonishing collection of essays that calls the church to respond to terror. Focusing on political, religious, spiritual and other forms of terror, the essays provide a range of perspectives, from the historical and auto-biographical to the theological and political. The contributors to this striking and important book have all been inspired by the life and work of Korean 'minjung' theologian David Kwang-sun Suh . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 21 chapters over 5 'parts', Contributors, Notes. Book weight approx. 450g. 
Price: 25.05 AUD
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AMERICAN NOTEBOOK: A Personal and Political Journey, Gawenda, Michael
6 Gawenda, Michael AMERICAN NOTEBOOK: A Personal and Political Journey
Carlton, Victoria, Australia Melbourne University Press 2007 052285253X / 9780522852530 First Edition (P/B) Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7 
xxvi, + 230pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper has soft crease to front panel, small bump to rear corner. Author, editor-in-chief, and veteran journalist Michael Gawenda was posted to the United States as a Washington correspondent in 2005. This, his absorbing account of his American posting, is "one journalist's view of the Bush years and of America at this crucial time in its history . . . " Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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REQUIEM FOR A SPECIES, Hamilton, Clive
7 Hamilton, Clive REQUIEM FOR A SPECIES
Crow's Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2010 1742372104 / 9781742372105 First Edition, First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 286pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front and rear panel. "This book is about how we have ignored the warnings about climate change, so that now it is too late. It is a book about the frailties of the human species: our strange obsessions, our hubris, and our penchant for avoiding the facts . . . And it is about the 21st century consequences of these failures, and what we can do now . . . " Contents include: Preface, 8 chapters, Appendix, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 285g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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THE BATTLE FOR ZIMBABWE: The Final Countdown, Hill, Geoff
8 Hill, Geoff THE BATTLE FOR ZIMBABWE: The Final Countdown
Cape Town, South Africa Zebra Press 2003 1868726525 / 9781868726523 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 308pp., unpaginated (8 page) colour and b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Red ribbon bookmark. Small splash-stain on text-block foredge, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially illustrated, french-fold dustjacket nominally scuffed only. An insightful narrative of the problems that have beset Zimbabwe, that, unfortunately for many of its citizens, have escalated further post publication . . . Contents include: Prelims., 14 chapters, Epilogue, Appendix, Notes, Biblio., Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 780g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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STILL KILLING : Landmines in Southern Africa, Human Rights Watch Arms Project
9 Human Rights Watch Arms Project STILL KILLING : Landmines in Southern Africa
New York, U.S.A. Human Rights Watch 1997 1564322068 / 9781564322067 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 204pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper has a soft corner crease to rear panel. From the rear cover: "Landmines are inherently indiscriminate weapons recognizing no cease-fire, and, long after the fighting has stopped, continue to maim or kill the children and grandchildren of the soldiers who laid them. No other people in the world are more likely to have had their lives devastated by landmines than those living in South Africa . . . " Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.02 AUD
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WHO HOLD THE BALANCE?, Hurry, Michael J.
10 Hurry, Michael J. WHO HOLD THE BALANCE?
Western Australia Veritas Publishing Company 1983 0949667722 / 9780949667724 First Edition Softcover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
iv, + 62pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper edgeworn, rubbed and corner-creased. "An examination of Patterns of Subversion, Worldwide Conspiracy and Culture -Alienation, as promoted in the Media of Mass-Communication, and elsewhere . . . " Contents include: Author's Preface, Introduction, One-World Hegemony - Dream of Nightmare?, Mind Control: The Great Steriopticon and How it Works, The Great Steripticon: Cinema, Radio, Television, Retrospect. Book weight approx. 80g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.02 AUD
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RAISING MY VOICE, Joya, Malalai
11 Joya, Malalai RAISING MY VOICE
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Pan Macmillan 2009 1405039132 / 9781405039130 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
278pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a small bump to head. "Born during the Russian invasion and spending her youth in refugee camps in Iran and Pakistan, Malalai Joya returned to Afghanistan in her teenage years. There she worked as a women's rights activist, running underground classes for girls in defiance of the ruling Taliban, risking torture and execution if she'd been caught. After the fall of the Taliban, Malalai was elected as one of the few women to represent her province at the constitutional Grand Assembly. Here she made world headlines in 2003 when she dared to speak out against the crimes of the warlords who now form part of the Afghan government . . . "This is her courageous story. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 14 chapters, Conclusion, Index. Book weight approx. 460g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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A BIG FIX : Radical Solutions for Australia's Environmental Crisis, Lowe, Ian
12 Lowe, Ian A BIG FIX : Radical Solutions for Australia's Environmental Crisis
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc 2005 1863951261 / 9781863951265 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
113pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slightly edge-tanned. Printed card wrapper very good. " . . . pre-eminent scientist and environmentalist Ian Lowe tackles the problem head on and offers far-reaching solutions to our environmental and social crisis. He advocates a fundamental change to our values and social institutions and offers a vision of a healthier society - one that is humane, takes an ecocentric approach, adopts long-term thinking, uses our natural resources responsibly and is informed about the fragility of our natural systems." Book weight approx. 160g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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MADE IN ENGLAND : Australia's British Inheritance (Quarterly Essay, Issue 12), Malouf, David
13 Malouf, David MADE IN ENGLAND : Australia's British Inheritance (Quarterly Essay, Issue 12)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2003 1863953957 / 9781863953955 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
100pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper minimally browned at foot. In the fourth 'Quarterly Essay' of 2003, celebrated author David Malouf "looks at Australia's bond with Britain and wonders whether it wasn't the Mother Country which did most of the giving . . . " Plus: Correspondence- 'Whitefella Jump Up', Les Murray, Lillian Holt, P.A. Durack Clancy, Fay Zwicky, Marcia Langton, Tony Birch, Mary Ellen Jordan, Geoff Sharp. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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PARADISE BETRAYED : West Papua's Struggle for Independence (Quarterly Essay, Issue 7), Martinkus, John
14 Martinkus, John PARADISE BETRAYED : West Papua's Struggle for Independence (Quarterly Essay, Issue 7)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2002 1863951636 / 9781863951630 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
132pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper nominally scuffed. In this third 'Quarterly Essay' for 2002, investigative reporter and author John Martinkus "details what is being done to West Papua by its Indonesian overlords. He illustrates how those who seek independence are tortured and killed for their cause . . . and how this is made possible by the indifference of everyone from the United Nations to the Australian government." Plus: Correspondence- 'Beyond Belief', Kenneth Davidson, David Day, Barry Jones, Susan Ryan, Hugh Stretton, John Button. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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MICHELLE OBAMA : A Biography, Mundy, Liza
15 Mundy, Liza MICHELLE OBAMA : A Biography
Australia Pocket Books 2008 1847397506 / 9781847397508 2nd Impression Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
225pp., plus 8 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper as new. "Funny and sharp-tongued, warm and blunt, empathic and demanding. Who is the woman Barack Obama calls 'the boss'? . . . Journalist Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait, taking us inside the marriage of the most dynamic couple in politics today . . . " Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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A GOLDEN AGE OF FREEDOM (Boyer Lectures), Murdoch, Rupert
16 Murdoch, Rupert A GOLDEN AGE OF FREEDOM (Boyer Lectures)
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia ABC Books 2008 0733324606 / 9780733324604 First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
108pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly indented only. "The 2008 Boyer lectures were presented by Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation . . . In 'A Golden Age Of Freedom' he cast a fond yet concerned eye upon the prosperous and peaceable country of his birth." Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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ISRAEL/PALESTINE : How to End the War of 1948, Reinhart, Tanya
17 Reinhart, Tanya ISRAEL/PALESTINE : How to End the War of 1948
Crows Nest, NSW, Australia Allen & Unwin 2003 1741140854 / 9781741140859 Second Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
278pp., b/white map. Book clean, square. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. Tanya Reinhart, an Israeli soldier known for her work in linguistics, and author of a biweekly column in the daily newspaper 'Yediot Aharonot', demonstrates the hoax suffered by the Palestinian people, sometimes with the complicity of their own Authority . . . " Contents include: Intro., 10 chapters, Appedix: The Oslo Aparthied, Notes, Index, About the Author. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY : The Struggle for Global Justice, Robertson, Geoffrey
18 Robertson, Geoffrey CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY : The Struggle for Global Justice
Camberwell, VIC, Australia Penguin Books 2006 0141024631 / 9780141024639 Third Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxxiv, + 758pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page previously corner-creased. Printed card wrapper almost 'as new'. "In this fresh edition of the book which has inspired the global justice movement, Geoffrey Robertson, Q.C., explains why we must hold political and military leaders accountable for genocide, torture and mass murder - the crimes against humanity that have disfigured the world . . . " Contents include; Preface to Third Edition, Introduction, 13 chapters, Epilogue, Notes, Appendices A-E, Index. Book weight approx. 590g. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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FROM OSLO TO IRAQ AND THE ROADMAP, Said, Edward W.
19 Said, Edward W. FROM OSLO TO IRAQ AND THE ROADMAP
London Bloomsbury 2004 0747573433 / 9780747573432 First Thus, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxi, + 323pp., intext area maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. In this final collection of essays written between December 2000 and July 2003, Edward Said writes about the second intifada and the peace process . . . All chapters have been previously published in essay form in a variety of publications. Contents include: Prelims., Part 1/ The Second Intifada Begins-Clinton's Failure. 2/ September 11. The War on Terror, the West Bank & Gaza Reinvaded. 3/ Israel, Iraq and the United States. Afterword, Index. Born in 1935, Edward Said died in September, 2003. Book weight approx. 740g. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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THE COLLAPSE OF GLOBALISM : And the Reinvention of the World, Saul, John Ralston
20 Saul, John Ralston THE COLLAPSE OF GLOBALISM : And the Reinvention of the World
Camberwell, VIC, Australia Viking/Penguin 2005 0670042676 / 9780670042678 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
309pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, black title there-on. Black line-drawn art-illustration (Mike Constable) on front panel of undamaged grey boards. Author signature to title page (with pen stroke through printed name below), else leaves clean and unmarked. Like-illustrated (in colour), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Contents include 27 chapters over 5 'parts', Notes, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 27.60 AUD
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