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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

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            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq
              

            Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq (Paperback)

            By Muttitt, Greg

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            Oil lies at the heart of Iraqi politics. In public the USA and Britain strenuously deny any self-interest. In private, however, they tell a different story. This title reveals how the occupying powers have sought to return Iraq's oil industry to multinational companies - since it... was nationalised in the early 1970s.
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            ISBN 9780099541738
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Moondust
             

            Moondust (Paperback)

            By Fowler, Gemma

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            Ten years ago, Lumite, a moon-mined energy source, spelt the end of Earth's crisis - until a huge explosion at the first Lumite power station. Agatha was the sole survivor. A poster-girl for the company, she's toed the line for years ... but one of the prisoner-miners, Danny, cha...nges her mind about everything she knows about her world.
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            ISBN 9781910655429
            Released NZ 1 May 2017
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Fukushima

            Fukushima (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Willacy, Mark

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            On 11 March 2011, Japan was rocked by the most violent earthquake in her history and one of the largest ever recorded. The quake itself was just the start of a chain of disastrous events, creating a massive tsunami that slammed the shores of north eastern Japan.

            ISBN 9781742612959
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change
               

            Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change (Paperback)

            Edited by Frost, Warwick; Hall, C. Michael

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            In 1872 Yellowstone was established as a National Park. The name caught the public's imagination and by the close of the century, other National Parks had been declared, not only in the USA, but also in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Yet as it has spread, the concept has evo...lved and diversified. In the absence of any international controlling body, individual countries have been free to adapt the concept for their own physical, social and economic environments. Some have established national parks to protect scenery, others to protect ecosystems or wildlife. Tourism has also been a fundamental component of the national parks concept from the beginning and predates ecological justifications for national park establishment though it has been closely related to landscape conservation rationales at the outset. Approaches to tourism and visitor management have varied. Some have stripped their parks of signs of human settlement, while increasingly others are blending natural and cultural heritage, and reflecting national identities. This edited volume explores in detail, the origins and multiple meanings of National Parks and their relationship to tourism in a variety of national contexts. It consists of a series of introductory overview chapters followed by case study chapters from around the world including insights from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Indonesia, China and Southern Africa. Taking a global comparative approach, this book examines how and why national parks have spread and evolved, how they have been fashioned and used, and the integral role of tourism within national parks. The volume's focus on the long standing connection between tourism and national parks; and the changing concept of national parks over time and space give the book a distinct niche in the national parks and tourism literature. The volume is expected to contribute not only to tourism and national park studies at the upper level undergraduate and graduate leve
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            ISBN 9781138867192
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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            The Predatory Delay Diaries: The petroleum industry's survival campaign to slow New Zealand's transition to a low carbon economy
             

            The Predatory Delay Diaries: The petroleum industry's survival campaign to slow New Zealand's transition to a low carbon economy (Paperback)

            By Loomis, Terrence

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            The Predatory Delay Diaries documents the petroleum industry's campaign to slow New Zealand's transition to a low carbon economy.

            ISBN 9780473511845
            Published NZ 17 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads

            Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads (Hardback)

            By Rundell, David

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            One of America's foremost experts on Saudi Arabia explains why the country has been stable for so long and what its future might be

            ISBN 9781838605933
            Released NZ 6 Oct 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil

            Insane Mode: How Elon Musk's Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil (Paperback, Main)

            By McKenzie, Hamish

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            The former lead writer for Tesla tells the astounding story of the most revolutionary car company since Ford, and shows how under Elon Musk's 'insane mode' leadership, it is bringing an end to the era of gasoline powered transportation.

            ISBN 9780571327676
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The New Climate War: The fight to take back our planet
             

            The New Climate War: The fight to take back our planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mann, Michael E.

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              2 Feb 21

            A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil-fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and to delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet. Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of t...he ways that we've been told can slow climate change. But the inordinate emphasis on behaviour is the result of a marketing campaign that has succeeded in placing the responsibility for fixing climate change squarely on the shoulders of individuals. Fossil-fuel companies have followed the example of other industries deflecting blame (think 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people') or greenwashing. Meanwhile, they've blocked efforts to regulate or price carbon emissions, have run PR campaigns aimed at discrediting viable alternatives, and have abdicated their responsibility to fix the problem they've created. The result has been disastrous for our planet. In The New Climate War, Mann argues that all is not lost. He draws the battle lines between the people and the polluters - fossil-fuel companies, right-wing plutocrats, and petro-states. And he outlines a plan for forcing our governments and corporations to wake up and make real change, including- a common-sense, attainable approach to carbon pricing - and a revision of the well-intentioned but flawed currently proposed version of the Green New Deal; allowing renewable energy to compete fairly against fossil fuels; debunking the false narratives and arguments that have worked their way into the climate debate and driven a wedge between even those who support climate-change solutions; and combatting climate doomism and despair-mongering. With immensely powerful vested interests aligned in defence of the fossil-fuel status quo, the societal tipping point won't happen without the active participation of citizens everywhere aiding in the collective push forward. This book will reach, inform, and enable citizens everywhere to join this battle
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            ISBN 9781922310651
            Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Snowy: A History

            The Snowy: A History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By McHugh, Siobhan

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            Tells the extraordinary story of the mostly migrant workforce who built one of the world's engineering marvels. This classic, prize-winning account of the remarkable Snowy Scheme is available again for the 70th anniversary of this epic nation-building project.

            ISBN 9781742236223
            Published NZ 1 May 2019
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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