Evolutionary Psychology is a uniquely accessible yet comprehensive guide to the study of the effects of evolutionary theory on human behaviour. Written specifically for the general listener and for entry-level students, it covers all the most important elements of this interdisciplinary subject, from the role of evolution in our selection of partner, to the influence of genetics on parenting. This audiobook draws widely on examples, case studies and background facts to convey a substantial amount of information.
The youngest of the world religions, the Baha’i Faith is well known for its belief in the oneness of all religions. In this clear, readable, and informative guide, Momen provides a vibrant introduction to all aspects of this fast-expanding faith, which now has over seven million adherents.
An investigation of a divisive and often misunderstood ideology. What do anarchists stand for? In this clear and penetrating study, Ruth Kinna goes directly to the heart of this controversial ideology, explaining the influences that have shaped anarchism and the different tactics and strategies that have been used by anarchists throughout history to achieve their ends. Kinna covers themes both historical and acutely contemporary, including: Could anarchy ever really be a viable alternative to the state?
Existentialism pervades modern culture, yet if you ask most people what it means, they won’t be able to tell you. In this lively and topical introduction, Wartenberg reveals a vibrant mode of philosophical inquiry that addresses concerns at the heart of the existence of every human being. He uses classic films, novels, and plays to present the ideas of now-legendary Existentialist thinkers from Nietzsche and Camus to Sartre and Heidegger and to explore central concepts, including freedom, anxiety, and the absurd.
Horse-whispering, crocodile-hunting and single-handedly changing an 80-kilo flat tyre on a road train in 40-degree heat…there is nothing these modern-day outback women can't do. But when it comes to hardship and heartbreak, they've endured far more than their fair share. Living and working in some of the most remote spots in the world, they've had to become experts at turning tragedy into triumph.
At a time of unparalleled environmental change, there has never been a greater need for new ways of defending nature. In this forward-thinking work, Paul Jepson and Richard Ladle cover all aspects of modern conservation to provide a fascinating look into how we’re fighting for the earth’s species and habitats, as well as details on where conservation is heading, and how we can all contribute. Because it will be far more than just a pity when we lose the polar bears, pandas, and parrots.
Biologist John Spicer shows how closely our future is linked with that of biodiversity while navigating listeners through some key problems facing our planet, including mass extinctions, population explosions, habitat destruction, and pollution. Along the way, he provides valuable insight into the impact humans have had upon the earth and its inhabitants, whether efforts such as ecotourism really help, and how scientists and economists calculate the "value" of biodiversity.
"Do not be fooled by the Title"
After a terrible argument with her father over their family property, 'Waters Meeting', Rebecca Saunders throws her swag in the ute and heads north with her three dogs. A job as a jillaroo takes her into the rowdy world of B&S balls, Bundy rum and boys. When she at last settles down to a bit of study at agricultural college, her life is turned upside down by the very handsome but very drunken party animal Charlie Lewis.
Rachael Treasure’s funny, heartwarming sequel to Jillaroo follows Rebecca and the farm through tumult and heartbreak to discover what’s really important in life. Ten years ago, Rebecca took up the reins of the family farm and her boyfriend, Charlie, came on board to help - her life was complete. But now Rebecca’s relationship is in trouble, and so is the farm. Can she rebuild her life and her livelihood on her own?
"Heartbreaking, Inspirational, Truthful, Mesmerised"
Robust country girl Emily Flanaghan and her country-music star brother, Sam, have been raised in the rugged Dargo High Plains by their mountain cattleman father, Rod. Despite the beauty of their High Country heritage, all of them are lost in life.
"Beautiful story well written and well told"
Kate Webster is a loveable girl who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. Rocked by the death of her mother, she takes on a dare at one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball - to 'scalp' gorgeous farm boy Nick McDonnell. It's a dare that changes everything. For just as Kate is ready to start her new life, away from her grieving father and the pressures of the family farm, she discovers she is pregnant.
Bindi and her American friend, Kelly, are on a surfing tour in Mexico and the United States. Totally gnarly! Getting to surf with green sea turtles is a complete thrill. But one of their fellow surfers is acting suspiciously, and Bindi realises that he’s got more than beautiful waves on his mind. Be careful of the wipe-out, dude!
Rosie Highgrove-Jones grows up hating her double-barrelled name. She dreams of riding out over the wide plains of the family property, working on the land. Instead she's stuck writing the social pages of the local paper. Then a terrible tragedy sparks a series of shocking revelations for Rosie and her family. As she tries to put her life back together, Rosie throws herself into researching the haunting true story of a 19th century Irish stockman who came to Australia and risked his all for a tiny pup and a wild dream.
"Another awesome read by Rachael Treasure."
Very early one morning, Samantha Barlow, mother of two young children, was brutally attacked with a brick on her way to work as a policewoman in Kings Cross. She was left for dead in a park. She could have been any young woman - the attack was completely random. Samantha's husband, Laurence, an inspector used to managing huge police operations, was thrown into the role of caregiver. She went through 22 months of rehab for both physical and head-trauma injuries, and triumphantly returned to work. The couple speak candidly of Samantha's journey over the last four years, and the personal price they've paid to be in the police force.
"Even the narrator sounds bored."
Bindi's birthday party at Australia Zoo is going to be HUGE. But when a spoilt 10-year-old boy decides he wants to take home one of the zoo's precious water dragons, chaos ensues. Later, Bindi and her friend are on a horse-riding trek in South Africa when they discover that the breeding sanctuary for the giant sable antelope is more like a game reserve for tourists with big guns.
The Irwins are on their annual crocodile-tagging trip in the Cape York Peninsula, the home of the extraordinary Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve. When Bindi and Robert chance upon a campsite set up by a father and daughter behaving like two fish out of water, they set about discovering the real reason behind their trip to the reserve.
Australia's favourite rural storyteller is back with a new collection of short fiction stories. Anyone who knows Rachael Treasure's writing knows that she writes a ripper short story - full of warmth and heart and humour and with characters as lively and lovable as Rachael herself.
Bonnie and Sam are best friends. No one loves horses the way they do. When Bonnie whispers to them, they understand, and Sam always knows if they need a drink, or a hug, or a race around the paddock.Now it's time for the Royal Show, and the girls are going to help their riding teacher get ready for a big competition. But in a backyard near the showgrounds they see a sad, starving pony - and it's Bonnie and Sam to the rescue!
Bindi takes a pair of troublesome English twins out for a whale-watching trip. But when one of the twins spots an emergency flare, they race to the scene of a boating accident, only to notice an oil spill, which may jeopardise marine life for hundreds of kilometres!
Bindi, Robert, and Terri are on their way to Sumatra to collect three gorgeous tiger cubs to take back with them to Australia Zoo. Soon after, Bindi and her new friend Madi get involved in tracking down a gang of tiger poachers.