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Law, Corporate Governance And Partnerships At Work

RRP $457.99

This book examines how businesses manage their labour systems, and particularly how they manage the complex interaction of factors which give rise to instances of 'partnership' style relations between businesses and their employees. The book draws from the literature concerning 'Varieties of Capitalism' (VoC) and the different institutional and regulatory designs inherent in different types of political economy. The book is informed by a new and extensive set of empirical data from Australia that examines the activities of national and multinational business corporations, their outlooks and relationships with stakeholders, and relates these to new and evolving theoretical frameworks based in political economy and law. The book places the Australian regulatory model within this international debate, and assesses the extent to which the system does or does not fit into the general categorisation created in the VoC literature.


The Music Tree, Part 2b, English Edition

RRP $15.99

Edition adapted for British and Australian students. The Music Tree series continues the development of complete musicianship by providing the beginner with delightful and varied repertoire. The pupil learns a variety of idioms encompassing folk, jazz and pop. The creativity of the students is emphasized since they are given musical segments to rearrange, transpose, complete or to use as the basis for a new composition. Technical aspects are also addressed including greater facility, blocked intervals and chords, and more hands together playing. Guided training steps are used to encourage intelligent practice skills.


A Parting Shot

RRP $14.95

This historical narrative tells the story of the shelling of Sydney and Newcastle in 1942 by Japanese submarines. Although casualties and damage were slight, the bombardments fuelled the real fear of an impending Japanese invasion, a fate dreaded by Australians for a century before 1942. The narrative reconstructs the events that occurred in both cities and includes the search for, recovery and disposal of unexploded shells. In recounting this legendary tale of two cities, the book also examines Australia's east coast defences, the activities of the National Emergency Service, and the management and communications structures that were implemented during the early stages of the Pacific War. To put it all into context, A Parting Shot also offers a Japanese perspective to the story through a critical account of Japan's submarine operations in Australian waters. Why did the Japanese launch submarine operations in Australian waters when they had no intention of invading? Were the bombardments revenge attacks following the Japanese defeat at Midway? What were the Japanese targets in Sydney and Newcastle? Were all the unexploded shells recovered? A Parting Shot answer these and other long-standing questions, dispelling many rumours and urban myths surrounding the Japanese submarine attacks.

A Parting Shot is more than an account of a significant event in Australia???s wartime history it is a living history, a landmark story about good luck, tragedy and courage. This is the first book devoted to this wartime history, and coincides with the 70th anniversary year of the Japanese submarine attacks.

The Foreword has been written by Dr Peter Stanley, Head, Research Centre, National Museum of Australia. A Parting Shot adds to the controversial debate on the Battle for Australia. It also announces that one live Japanese shell remains buried on the Royal Sydney golf links.

About the Author

Terry Jones is best known as a member of Monty Python but he has also written books on medieval England, Chaucer's Knight, the highly acclaimed Who Murdered Chaucer? and Crusades, as well as Terry Jones' Barbarians, which accompanied a major television series he presented in 2006. He is the author of several children's books including Fairy Tales and Fantastic Stories, The Knight and the Squire and The Lady and the Squire. He has directed several feature films: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Personal Services, Erik the Viking and The Wind in the Willows. Alan Ereira has worked as an award-winning producer and writer of history programmes on radio and television for over 40 years, and has collaborated with Terry for ten years on a number of historical films. His previous books include The People's England, The Invergordon Mutiny, The Heart of the World and (with Terry Jones) Crusades and Terry Jones' Barbarians.


Australian Wildlife

RRP $12.99

The world's third-largest island nation has a wide range of wildlife - there are over 450 species of mammals, 300 species of lizards, 110,000 species of insects, not to mention 800 species of bird. Eco-tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers will find Australian Wildlife to be the essential pocket-sized, folding guide to use as they travel.

This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. A map of prominent vegetation zones found in Australia has been included.

Laminated for durability, this guide will conveniently fit into a pocket when you want to reach for your camera or binoculars.

About the Author

Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts.

His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.


Andre Gorz And The Sartrean Legacy

RRP $491.99

One of the most inspiring social thinkers in France today, Andre Gorz is known throughout Western Europe as a leading critic of work-based society and a radical exponent of the 'politics of time'. Despite the popular appeal of his writings, however, Gorz has had only a marginal influence on the academic debates and controversies currently taking place in the English-speaking world. This book argues that the neglect of Gorz's work is a costly oversight. Concentrating initially on early and largely untranslated philosophical texts, it highlights his interest in, and contribution to, the Continental tradition of existential phenomenology. With critical treatments of Husserl, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Marx, and Habermas, as well as incisive discussions on the transformation of work and the significance of political ecology, Finn Bowring argues that Gorz's unique achievement is to have forged a social theory firmly rooted in people's experience of themselves as free and sentient beings.



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