Wind turbine syndrome

by Susan Murray - Published on: 5 December 2017
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Published on: 5 December 2017

Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Communicated Disease

In Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Communicated Disease, Simon Chapman and Fiona Crichton explore the claims and tactics of the anti-windfarm movement, examine the scientific evidence, and consider how best to respond to anti-windfarm arguments. This is an eye-opening account of the rise of the anti-windfarm movement, and a timely call for a more evidence-based approach.

SUP 2017 Catalogue is now available!

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 29 September 2017
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Published on: 29 September 2017

SUP 2017 Catalogue
We are delighted to announce that our new catalogue is now available. It features new releases for October to December 2017, as well as upcoming titles for 2018 and selected backlist. Check it out!

Best practice in urban planning

by Susan Murray - Published on: 22 August 2017
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Published on: 22 August 2017

Comparative Urban Land Use Planning: Best Practice
Throughout the world, city planners and governments grapple with the challenges of urban planning using remarkably similar land use regimes. Yet the realisation is increasing that real urban problems – crime, decay, drug abuse, inequality, depression and alienation – are not easily solved by the classic devices of a strategic plan and a zoning map. Comparative Urban Land Use Planning: Best Practice draws on examples from around the world to discover the best practice responses to the critical issues of planning and urban social problems.

“A Life for Animals” by Christine Townend

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 2 June 2017
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Published on: 2 June 2017

A Life for Animals
Do you care about animals? Do you wonder how an individual can make a difference in animal welfare? A Life for Animals is the story of a life devoted to a radical idea: that animals should be treated with dignity and respect. Christine Townend records the successes and challenges of animal welfare work, the critical moments that have shaped her philosophy, and the profound personal and political consequences of sharing a life with animals in Australia and in India.

A review of ‘The Fiction of Tim Winton’

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 6 April 2017
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Published on: 6 April 2017

The Fiction of Tim Winton
A great review of Lyn McCredden’s The Fiction of Tim Winton appeared over the weekend in The Australian. ‘The Fiction of Tim Winton is an intelligent and exhaustively researched contribution to studies of Winton’s writing. This book is also an example of sophisticated and immensely readable literary analysis.’ (Jay Daniel Thomson)

Happy International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month!

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 8 March 2017
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Published on: 8 March 2017

Editing for a cause. Wikimedia Commons

We’re very excited to be celebrating the Women’s History Month with a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on 28 March. We’ll be getting together with the University of Sydney students, staff and the wider community to improve the representation of Australian women on the world’s favourite encyclopedia.

Happy 140th birthday, May Gibbs!

by Susan Murray - Published on: 17 January 2017
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Published on: 17 January 2017

May Gibbs, mother of the gumnuts

Today we celebrate the 140th birthday of May Gibbs, Australian author and illustrator, and her extraordinary legacy.

Professor Rick Shine, snakes, lizards and cane toads

by Susan Murray - Published on: 20 October 2016
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Published on: 20 October 2016

Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science

Congratulations to Professor Rick Shine for winning the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Professor Shine’s research into cane toads and their effects on predators are a vital component of Nigel Turvey’s book on cane toads and other invasive introduced species, Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science.

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