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New books by UTS Authors

Highlighting some recent additions to our collection by UTS authors and editors.
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Raising Human Beings : Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child

Ross W Greene , Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney

Description - In Raising Human Beings, the renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence.

Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is—his or her skills, preferences, beliefs, values, personality traits, goals, and direction—get comfortable with it, and then help him or her pursue and live a life that is congruent with it. But parents also want to have influence. They want their kid to be independent, but not if he or she is going to make bad choices. They don’t want to be harsh and rigid, but nor do they want a noncompliant, disrespectful kid. They want to avoid being too pushy and overbearing, but not if an unmotivated, apathetic kid is what they have to show for it. They want to have a good relationship with their kids, but not if that means being a pushover. They don’t want to scream, but they do want to be heard. Good parenting is about striking the balance between a child’s characteristics and a parent’s desire to have influence.

Now Dr. Ross Greene offers a detailed and practical guide for raising kids in a way that enhances relationships, improves communication, and helps kids learn how to resolve disagreements without conflict. Through his well-known model of solving problems collaboratively, parents can forgo time-out and sticker charts, stop badgering, berating, threatening, and punishing, allow their kids to feel heard and validated, and have influence. From homework to hygiene, curfews, to screen time, Raising Human Beings arms parents with the tools they need to raise kids in ways that are non-punitive and non-adversarial and that brings out the best in both parent and child. (Publisher: simonandschuster.com)

zero waste fashion design

Timo Rissanen, 2017 Artist in Residence at UTS Library, PhD from the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB), University of Technology Sydney.
Assistant Professor, Fashion Design and Sustainability, Parsons School of Design at The New School, New York.

Holly McQuillan

DescriptionZero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach. The book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste techniques to help you develop your own cutting edge fashion designs.

Sample flat patterns and more than 20 exercises will reinforce your understanding of the zero waste fashion design process. Beautifully illustrated interviews with high-profile, innovative designers, including Winifred Aldrich, Rickard Lindqvist and Yeohlee Teng, show the stunning garments produced by zero waste fashion design.

The Bloomin' Notion of Other & Beau

Toby Fitch, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Communication, University of Technology Sydney

Description - Nineteenth-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud told his friends in Africa that he had “seen Australia”. But what did he mean by “seen”? Visited? Viewed on the horizon? Imagined? 

The Bloomin’ Notions of Other & Beau is a book of antipodes—inversions—of the prose poems collected in Rimbaud’s Les Illuminations, which Toby Fitch turns upside down, hijacking and re-versing their content. Here you will find collages, redactions, homophonic and metonymic mistranslations, pattern poems, concrete poems and other systematic derangements, some curiously child-like, others warped by the virtual world. Rimbaud’s prose proves fertile ground in which to grow Bloomin’ Notions—poems that see the land Down Under in an other light. 

"In The Bloomin’ Notions of Other & Beau, Toby Fitch releases hordes of godless hierodules to hack, frack and adirondack multiversal pathways through the parallel universes of Australian poetry. This is the archive as hi-rise, Rimbaud via Ashbery fed through the Shredder of Babel, where the jackhammered lupids of a Concrete aesthetic ruse, saturate, fold and bend in a ‘double sex heartbeat ribcage jangle’. In this uniquely co-dependent autopoiesis, Fitch has produced an anonymous autobiography that is at once prolifically particular and breathtakingly universal. ~Fiona Hile (Publisher: vagabondpress.net)

Another Economy is Possible : Culture and Economy in a Time of Crisis

Manuel Castells et al
Chapter 8 includes Kirsten Seale, Academic, University of Technology Sydney and Sarah Pink.

Description - Throughout the Western world, governments and financial elites responded to the financial crisis of 2008 by trying to restore the conditions of business as usual, but the economic, social and human damage inflicted by the crisis has given rise to a reconsideration of the inevitability of unfettered capitalism as a fact of life. A number of economic practices and organizations emerged in Europe and the United States that embodied alternative values: the value of life over the value of money; the effectiveness of cooperation over cut-throat competition; the social responsibility of corporations and responsible regulation by governments over the short-term speculative strategies that brought the economy to the brink of catastrophe. 

This book examines the blossoming of innovative new experiments in organizing work and life that emerged in the wake of the financial crisis: cooperatives, barter networks, ethical banking, community currencies, shared time banks, solidarity networks, sharing of goods, non-monetary transactions, etc., experiments that paved the way for the emergence of a sharing economy in all domains of activity oriented toward the satisfaction of human needs. Other innovations included the creation of cryptographic virtual currencies, epitomized by bitcoin, which blended a libertarian, entrepreneurial spirit with information technology to provide an alternative to standard forms of currency. On the basis of a cross-cultural analysis of alternative economic practices, this book develops an important theoretical argument: that the economy, as a human practice, is shaped by culture, and that the diversity of cultures, as revealed in a time of crisis, implies the possibility of different economies depending on the values and power relations that define economic institutions. 

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, economics and the social sciences generally, and to anyone who wishes to understand how our societies and economies are changing today.

Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management

Dr Huu Hao Ngo, Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Wenshan Guo, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Rao Y. Surampalli and Dr Tian C. Zhang

Description - Sponsored by the Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Engineering Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management describes science-based principles and technological advances behind green technologies that can be effective solutions to pressing environmental problems. Today’s challenge for sustainable water management is to develop environmentally friendly, economically viable, and energy-efficient processes for treating and preserving the world’s limited water resources. Successful approaches will provide a high removal-efficiency of pollutants and nutrient recovery while also reducing the carbon footprint, minimizing waste, and protecting human health and the environment.

Following an overview of water as a valuable resource, this 28-chapter book provides in-depth information on current various green technologies associated with sustainable water and wastewater management. It considers various aspects of pollution prevention, control, remediation, and restoration. The applications of these technologies toward a sustainable society are considered, and needs for future research and development are identified.

Researchers, students, scientists, engineers, government officials, and process managers will find this book an excellent source of comprehensive, state-of-the-art material on green technologies for sustainable water management.

Electronic version : ProQuest Ebook Central

Ion Idriess : An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography

Ellie Aroney, Lending Services UTS Library, University of Technology Sydney
Paul Feain

Description -  An illustrated bibliography of all 56 bestselling books by the popular Australian writer Ion Idriess. Each book (arranged alphabetically by title) covers 2 to 4 pages, and consists of photos of the dustjacket and cloth covers, plus a list of each edition and reprint, including publisher, month and year published, and print run (where known). There are separate sections on the illustrators and photographers. A unique guide.

Ion Idriess (1889 - 1979) is one of Australia's most collected authors. In the 1930's, his books sold in quantities which would please a twenty-first century writer. He grew up in Broken Hill, travelled Australia in search of treasure, served in World War I in the 5th Australian Light Horse. He wrote 56 books over 43 years.

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.