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Deakin Alumni Community authors

Deakin alumni members around the world continue to produce some outstanding publications. Here are some recent releases.



Young Children Learning Mathematics
Robert Hunting, Dr Judy Mousley (MEd 1993)
and Bob Perry
ACER Press, Camberwell, Australia 2012
To purchase visit www.acer.edu.au

This publication is based on research of children aged 0–5 in rural and regional Australia. The topics covered include: Can young children learn mathematics before school?; What ideas and concepts are they capable of learning?; and How can adults develop a child’s mathematical thinking from birth to five years? The book also provides advice on how adults can engage ‘mathematically’ with children as they play. The authors propose that mathematical play in a child’s first few years can lay the foundation for later success in schooling.

 


Mindfulness for Life
Dr Stephen McKenzie (PhD 1987) and Dr Craig Hassad
Exisle Publishing, Wollombi, Australia 2012
To purchase visit mindfulnessforlife.com.au

Written by two experts in the field, Mindfulness for Life is the only book you will ever need on mindfulness. It shows you how to apply mindfulness techniques to your own life whether you need help with medical conditions, personal development or spiritual development.

 



Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources

Geoff Hiscock (BA 1984)
John Wiley & Sons, United States 2012
To purchase visit Amazon.com

Food, water, energy and metals are the drivers of industrial, economic and social growth. As the world’s population grows beyond seven billion and income levels rise in the emerging economies of China and India, the struggle for access to key resources intensifies. The global miners and energy companies increasingly face competition from state-backed enterprises and cashed-up newcomers. Earth Wars looks at these very real problems in-depth, presenting a definitive look at one of the greatest challenges of our time.

 

 With Faith and Zeal Resplendent
Steven Stefanopoulos (GDipMuseumStuds 2005)
and Nicholas Quin
De La Salle College, Malvern, Australia 2012
To purchase visit delasalle.vic.edu.au

To mark the centenary of De La Salle College, Malvern, this 120 page, full colour, hardback pictorial history of the college has been published. This beautifully illustrated book showcases the many people, places and events throughout the 100-year journey of the college and features rare photographs, documents and objects from the college archives.

 

 I Am Satan
Tim Hawken (BA/BCom 2004)
Rethink Press, United Kingdom 2012
To purchase visit www.timhawken.com

I Am Satan is the second instalment of what is to be a trilogy series. It creates a contemporary twist on what hell and the afterlife might be like by exploring universal themes such as sin, revenge and the redeeming power of love. The controversially titled book is the sequel to the author’s 2011 cult hit Hellbound. I Am Satan is available in both paperback and eBook formats.

 

 Wattle Creek
Fiona McCallum (BA 2000)
Harlequin MIRA, Australia 2012
To purchase visit www.harlequinbooks.com.au

Wattle Creek is a story of dreams, expectations and endurance set in rural South Australia. Damien is a young farmer dealing with the demons of his past and trying to find his way forward with the help of Jacqueline, the new psychologist in town, who is fresh from the city and escaping her own issues. Will this accidental farmer dare to fulfil the long-forgotten legacy of his father and find peace in the arms of the doctor? Or will the ghosts of their pasts threaten the fragile new lives they’ve just begun to build?

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30th October 2012