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Books in the Senior Library
Freedom or security? by Judith Anderson
Call Number: Library - non-fiction 323.44
"Freedom and security are like two sides of a coin. We cannot consider one without the other. The freedom of a person, or a community, or a country, needs protection from those who seek to undermine that freedom, but finding the right balance is not easy" - page 5. Read this book to find out more about finding that balance.
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An overcrowded world? : our impact on the planet by Rob Bowden
Call Number: Library - non-fiction 363.9
"An Overcrowded World?" investigates how and why the population is growing so fast, the pressure on resources, the effects on wildlife and habitats, food distribution, living spaces and urbanization, migration and refugees and suggests ways of controlling growth.
Espionage and disinformation by Nick Arnold ; illustrated by Tony De Saulles
Call Number: Library - non-fiction 529
This book examines how nations, companies, organisations, and individuals gather intelligence, and how they use it for good and evil.
Your cat could be a spy by Sue Bursztynski ; pictures by Mitch Vane
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 327.12
This work describes famous episodes of courage and cunning through the ages; spy craft and spy gadgets.
Urbanization by Rob Bowden
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 307.76
In a few year's time more than half the population will be living in urban centres. If we and the earth are to survive, we have to develop urban areas that minimise their impact on others, and the environment. Find out about sustainable urbanisation in this book.
Are We Running Out of Energy? by Christiane Dorion
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 333.79
Discusses the effects of climate change and examines some energy sources of the future.
Valentina by Kevin McDermott
Call Number: F MCD
Remarkable dystopian fiction told in the sharp voice of a heroine with a chip on her shoulder Most of the world is burning or flooded. The temperate zones are still habitable, and one small island is teeming with climate refugees. Life in the Badlands is dangerous, disease-ridden, violent, and controlled by gangsters and terrorists. But Valentina lives high in the privileged Citadel, at the heart of the heavily protected Green Zone. She is the president’s daughter, sheltered, spoiled, and arrogant. When she makes a secret trip to the Badlands, however, with her friends, Pippa and Damian, she is forced to face up to the realities of life on the island and to the responsibilities her position brings with it. Features a map and a glossary.