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New books by UTS Authors

Highlighting some recent additions to our collection by UTS authors and editors.
To find works by UTS authors, refine your search using the menu on the left hand side in the Catalogue by Special Collections > UTS Authors.

The World Without Us

Mireille Juchau , BA Communications (Hons), University of Technology Sydney and PhD  Writing and Philosophy from the University of Western Sydney. Mireille was the UTS Creative Writing Scholar in residence in 2010.


Description - In a northern Australian rainforest town, the Müller family watch as their bees slowly disappear. This 'bee rapture' is one more sign of a landscape altered by climate, gas mining and deforestation. But for sisters Tess and Meg, it foreshadows greater mysteries about their mother Evangeline – where does she go each day, pushing an empty pram and returning wet, muddy and disheveled? – and her childhood in a mountain commune.

One morning, the girls' father discovers a car wreck on his land – and, not far off, human remains. The mystery surrounding the body's identity will crack apart long held secrets in the small town. Is it linked to Evangeline's time in the commune, or with the fire that changed her forever?

The Shadow Game

Steve Lewis, Senior Advisor, Newgate Australia. Bachelor of Law and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Technology Sydney
Chris Uhlmann, Political Editor, ABC News

Description - Australia's own House of Cards.Vengeance and redemption in the corridors of power are served up in this explosive conclusion to the thrilling political trilogy that began with The Marmalade Files.

At the end of The Mandarin Code, beloved yet dishevelled newshound Harry Dunkley was in disgrace, having failed to reveal the existence of The Alliance, a sinister cabal of mandarins pulling the strings of power in Canberra. But new purpose is in the air.

As the Coalition government looks increasingly disastrous, a revived Dunkley, aided by an unlikely group of allies, is emboldened to take on resurrected Labor powerhouse Catriona Bailey, and Sir Jack Webster, Defence Secretary, respected statesman and member of The Alliance.

Dexter The Courageous Koala

Jesse Blackadder, studied creative writing (along with film and photography) in a BA (Communication) at the University of Technology Sydney. Jesse also has a Master of Applied Science (Social Ecology) and recently finished her Doctor of Creative Arts at the University of Western Sydney.

Description - Twelve-year-old Ashley is going to stay with her Aunt Micky who lives near Byron Bay. Micky has spent many years looking after rescued wildlife, but when a freak storm hits and they discover a baby koala and his mother, Ashley is drawn into the reality of what caring for wildlife, such as koalas, really involves.

This is a heart-warming and moving story about one of Australia's best-loved animals.

We have also added the following books by Jesse Blackadder to our Junior Fiction Collection.

Storm and Grace

Kathryn Heyman , Doctor of Creative Arts, University of Technology Sydney

Description - World-famous free-diver Storm Hisray hits Grace Cain like a bolt from the blue. Instantly smitten, she abandons her life in the city to follow him to his idyllic Pacific island. There he teaches Grace the ways of the deep, and she learns to sink to unimaginable depths on one single breath.

As their world narrows to the two of them, she learns, too, the exquisite pleasures of her body - but also that storm hides as many secrets as the sea. As he pushes Grace further and further beyond her limits--both in and out of the water--her resistance grows, but so does Storm's need to control her. With a secret of her own to protect, Grace starts to realise that she is in deeper and more dangerous water than she has ever imagined possible.

Brilliant, mesmerising, incendiary and haunting, Storm and Grace explores the dazzling thrill of the deep, and the terrors that lie in its shadows.

Designing Creative Organizations : Tools, Processes and Practice

Igor Hawryszkriewycz, Professor of Computer Sciences, School of Systems, Management and Leadership, University of Technology Sydney

Description - Designing Creative Organizations is one of the first books to cover ways to organize creativity, innovation and business model development in a way that provides a seamless transition from an idea generated through team brainstorming to a business solution.

It provides systematic ways to design new business models, and how to choose technologies to support them. By defining agility as continuous business model innovation, the book describes how organizations can become agile in an increasingly complex and disruptive world.

Drawing on current developments, the book examines both large and medium-sized organizations successfully creating a design-centric culture to encourage innovation in their products and in the ways that they engage with clients. Design-centric culture is seen here as one where people throughout the business ask the question: 'how do I design my business to make things work better', rather than 'how do I use the existing system to do something'.

This book will be of value to all those who are designing business systems in volatile environments and for students and researchers of innovation, design thinking, business model design and product development.

Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes

Dena Fam, Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Jane Palmer, Doctor of Philosophy, Sustainable Futures & former Senior Research Consultant, HDR Supervisor, University of Technology Sydney
Chris Riedy, Professor, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Cynthia Mitchell, Deputy Director, Institute of Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

Description - ‘Transdisciplinarity’ is a form of research and practice that synthesises knowledge from a range of academic disciplines and from the community. There is now global interest and a significant body of work on transdisciplinarity and its potential to address the apparently intractable problems of society. This creates the opportunity for a specific focus on its practical application to sustainability issues.

Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes examines the role of transdisciplinarity in the transformations needed for a sustainable world. After an historical overview of transdisciplinarity, Part I focuses on tools and frameworks to achieve sustainability outcomes in practice and Part II consolidates work by a number of scholars on supporting transdisciplinary researchers and practitioners.Part III is a series of case studies including several international examples that demonstrate the challenges and rewards of transdisciplinary work. The concluding chapter proposes a future research pathway for understanding the human factors that underpin successful transdisciplinary research.

Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development

Eris Schoburgh, University of the West Indies
Roberta Ryan , Director, Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney

Description - Effective governance is a crucial aspect of all modern nations. Through various collaborative efforts and processes, nations can enhance their current governance systems.

The Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the intersection between local and national politics, analyzing how this relationship affects nations’ economy and administration. Highlighting theoretical foundations and real-world applications, this book is ideally designed for professionals, academics, students, and practitioners actively involved in the fields of public policy and governance.

Beyond the Bauhaus : Cultural Modernity in Breslau, 1918-33

Deborah Ascher Barnstone, Professor, School of Architecture University of Technology Sydney

Description - Reclaims the essential role that the city of Breslau played in the origins of aesthetic modernism in the Weimar era.

Although the Breslau arts scene was one of the most vibrant in all of Weimar-era Germany, it has largely disappeared from memory. Studies of the influence of Weimar culture on modernism have focused almost exclusively on Berlin and the Dessau Bauhaus, yet the advances that occurred in Breslau affected nearly every intellectual field, forming the basis for aesthetic modernism internationally and having an enduring impact on visual art and architecture.

Breslau boasted a thriving modern arts scene and one of the premier German arts academies of the day until the Nazis began their assault on so-called degenerate art.

This book charts the cultural production of Breslau-based artists, architects, art collectors, urban designers, and arts educators who operated in the margins of Weimar-era cultural debates. Rather than accepting the radical position of the German avant-garde or the reactionary position of German conservatives, many Breslauers sought a middle ground.

Web: Electronic Resource also available.

Hot Metal : Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein , Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

Description - The world of work is tightly entwined with the world of things. Hot Metal illuminates connections between design, material culture and labour between the 1960s and the 1980s, when the traditional crafts of hot-metal typesetting and letterpress were finally made obsolete with the introduction of computerised technologies.

This multidisciplinary history provides an evocative rendering of design culture by exploring an intriguing case: a doggedly traditional Government Printing Office in Australia. It explores the struggles experienced by printers as they engaged in technological retraining, shortly before facing factory closure.

Topics explored include spatial memory within oral history, gender-labour tensions, the rise of neoliberalism and the secret making of objects 'on the side'. This book will appeal to researchers in design and social history, labour history, material culture and gender studies. It is an accessible, richly argued text that will benefit students seeking to learn about the nature and erosion of blue-collar work and the history of printing as a craft.

UTS Library is dedicated to collecting the books of UTS Authors. If we have missed adding anything published in the last 2 years by UTS staff, students or alumni, please let us know by emailing Merrillie Redden.