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'A man of conviction, a thoroughly honest man, a man of principle.' Alan Ramsey Brown led the Australian Greens from the party's foundation in 1992 until April 2012.and resigned as leader of the Greens in 2012 and from the Australian Senate in June 2012. In 1978 Bob was appointed director of the Tasmania Wilderness Society and led the campaign to prevent the construction of the Franklin dam. He spent 19 days in prison and on the day of his release, in 1983, he became a member of Tasmania's parliament. Bob was elected to the Australian Senate in 1996. From 2002 to 2004, when minor parties held the balance of power in the Senate, Brown became a well-recognised politician. He was reelected in both 2001 and in 2007. Bob Brown was also the first openly gay member of the Parliament of Australia, and the first openly gay leader of an Australian political party. Bob lives with his partner Paul in Tasmania and travels widely. Bob has published a number of books including both photographic and poetry books. He has also won many awards, including from the United Nations.
An A-Z of the foods that can be used as natural remedies to prevent and cure common ailments. Comprehensive and fully illustrated throughout, The Illustrated Food Remedies Sourcebook is a go-to reference for those of us wanting to nourish our body from the inside out. So much of what we eat affects our general health and well-being, and there are many widely available foods that, when eaten regularly, not only stave off illness, but also act as a natural cure for ailments. In this essential book, over 1,000 super-foods are listed with their nutritional breakdown and special properties highlighted for instant and easy reference. As well as those well-known fruits, nuts, and seeds that have been traditionally used as natural remedies for thousands of years, such as honey and lemon to soothe sore throats and oranges for vitamin C, there are also many more unusual foods included, such as blueberries and kale, whose beneficial properties have been acknowledged more recently. * So why not add a handful of acai berries to your morning cereal for a boost of antioxidants and fiber? * Or sprinkle chia seeds on your salad for a powerful protein hit and to aid sluggish digestion? * Did you know that adding calcium-rich kale to your diet could ward off osteoporosis? * Or that substituting your potato for a beta carotene-rich sweet potato could significantly lower your risk of developing cancer? Simple tweaks to your everyday diet could add up to huge changes in your future health, and this guide will tell you all you need to know to make those changes as easy and straightforward as possible.
Visit some of the most remote and beautiful places of south and west Australia in Green Nomads Wild Places, Bob Brown and partner Paul Thomas's three-month adventure across Australia. This is a photographic and written record of a journey that took them first by yacht and then by road along the coasts and by-ways of southern Australia. They floated in hidden harbours and on ancient rivers, climbed over age-old rock formations, and camped at isolated Bush Heritage Australia properties, revelling in the beauty of the natural universe. Bob Brown and Paul Thomas remind us how extraordinary and diverse is our natural world. Green Nomads Wild Places is a superb companion to Green Nomads, the book of their first 19 000 kilometre journey inland through eastern Australia, which followed Bob's retirement after 16 years in the Senate. Praise for Bob and Paul's previous book, Green Nomads: Green Nomads can be compared with publications by other stalwart defenders of the world's ecological systems such as David Attenborough and the Prince of Wales. - Clyde Selby, Mercury Green Nomads is ... pretty much all that you could imagine: glorious - Thuy On, Sunday Age
Green Nomads is a celebration of Australia's wilderness areas, and we surely have something to celebrate. The landscape and close-up photographs of Australia's natural landscape are ehterial yet familiar, calming yet powerful. Paired with Bob's personal and insightful anecdotes, there is not doubt that this book will appeal to travellers, tourists, conservationists and all those that enjoy the wilderness. When Bob Brown gave his home in Liffey (Tasmania) to Bush Heritage Australia he had no idea that it would be the start of a movement. Now, a number of beautiful places have become safe havens for Australia's wild places. In Green Nomads, Bob Brown takes us on a journey across Australia, visiting Bush Heritage sites and sharing the beauty and diversity they represent. Powerfully capturing the landscapes and spirit of Australia, Green Nomads is a book for anyone interested in Australia's environment, or anyone looking for a beautiful landscape photography book. When someone next asks for a book of Australian photography, this is the perfect answer. This is the most spectacular collection of Australian travel photography you will ever see - Judith Gray, Creative Culture In Green Nomads, Bob Brown takes us on a journey across Australia, visiting Bush Heritage sites and sharing the beauty and diversity they represent - Home Ideas GreenNomadscan becompared with publications by other stalwart defenders of the world's ecological systems such as David Attenborough andthe Prince of Wales. - Clyde Selby, Mercury Green Nomads is the photographic document of their three-month travel. It's pretty much all that you could imagine: glorious - Thuy On, Sunday Age
With the frenetic pace and the often negative influences of modern culture, sometimes life can seem tough and happiness is elusive. This ebook aims to guide you to understand what happiness is and how you can achieve it. It will take you on a step by step, personal journey from which you can attain a life filled with happiness, fun and joy, a life full of genuine contentment and peace. As will be explained, the causes of unhappiness arise in the mind and the solutions are also to be found in the mind. This ebook will show you both how and why you create your life with your thoughts and consequently how you can attract the life that you wish for. This book is arranged into thirty, bite size, easy to read chapters which are enriched with everyday examples and practical advice for contented living. The relaxed writing style will draw you along at a gentle pace that suits you but I can guarantee that right from the outset you will start to experience small changes in your fortunes and more positive feelings about your life. Your life will feel better from the outset and continue to improve day by day. Many people enjoy their lives moment by moment and are happy; you can be one of those people. The practices in this ebook really do work and everybody who has embarked on this journey, without exception, has seen results. If you really commit to it and follow the guidance the prize is huge: you too can have that enriched and happy life that you desire.
The former leader of the Australian Greens, Bob Brown has long been one of Australia's most influential and admired environmental thinkers. Here he outlines the importance of a global, humane approach to the issue of overpopulation. At once compassionate, intelligent and straightforward, this is a valuable and significant extract from Brown's memoir, Memo for a Saner World.