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Book Launch: Long Half-life by Ian Lowe (Mitcham Library, Adelaide)

Ian Lowe

Ian Lowe

TO BE LAUNCHED BY MARK PARNELL

Australia has been directly involved in the nuclear industry for more than a century, but our involvement has never been comprehensively documented. Long Half-life tells the social and political history of Australia’s role, from the first discovery of radioactive ores in 1906 to contemporary contentious questions. Should the next generation of submarines be nuclear powered? Can nuclear energy help to slow global climate change? Do we need nuclear weapons for defence? Should we store radioactive waste from nuclear power stations in our region?

Long Half-life is a timely and riveting account of the political, social and scientific complexities of the nuclear industry, revealing the power of vested interests, the subjectivities of scientists and the transformative force of community passion.

Long Half-life launch
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Book Launch: Long Half-life by Ian Lowe (Avid Reader, Brisbane)

Ian Lowe

Ian Lowe

TO BE LAUNCHED IN CONVERSATION WITH ROD WELFORD

Australia has been directly involved in the nuclear industry for more than a century, but our involvement has never been comprehensively documented. Long Half-life tells the social and political history of Australia’s role, from the first discovery of radioactive ores in 1906 to contemporary contentious questions. Should the next generation of submarines be nuclear powered? Can nuclear energy help to slow global climate change? Do we need nuclear weapons for defence? Should we store radioactive waste from nuclear power stations in our region?

Long Half-life is a timely and riveting account of the political, social and scientific complexities of the nuclear industry, revealing the power of vested interests, the subjectivities of scientists and the transformative force of community passion.

Long Half-life launch
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Book Launch: Long Half-life (Readings, Hawthorn)

Ian Lowe

Ian Lowe

Update: due to COVID-19 restrictions this launch will now be online (via zoom)

Join Dave Sweeney of the Australian Conservation Foundation to celebrate the launch of Ian Lowe’s latest book, Long Half-Life.

Long Half-Life tells the important story of how Australia has been directly involved in the nuclear industry for more than a century, but our involvement has never been comprehensively documented. It tells the social and political history of Australia’s role, from the first discovery of radioactive ores in 1906 to contemporary contentious questions. Should the next generation of submarines be nuclear powered? Can nuclear energy help to slow global climate change? Do we need nuclear weapons for defence? Should we store radioactive waste from nuclear power stations in our region?

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

Please book here.

Ian Lowe and Luke Stegemann
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Ian Lowe and Luke Stegemann in conversation (Maleny, Queensland)

Outspoken presents two fascinating authors discussing their recently published books. The wonderful Ian Lowe will be discussing Long Half-Life, his analysis of the Nuclear Industry in Australia, while Luke Stegemann, recently short-listed for two Premiers’ Literary Awards will be discussing his remarkable book Amnesia Road. Both in conversation with Steven Lang

 

Long Half-life launch
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Book Launch: Long Half-life by Ian Lowe (Gleebooks, Sydney)

Ian Lowe

Ian Lowe

TO BE LAUNCHED ONLINE BY JUSTICE JIM SPIGELMAN

Australia has been directly involved in the nuclear industry for more than a century, but our involvement has never been comprehensively documented. Long Half-life tells the social and political history of Australia’s role, from the first discovery of radioactive ores in 1906 to contemporary contentious questions. Should the next generation of submarines be nuclear powered? Can nuclear energy help to slow global climate change? Do we need nuclear weapons for defence? Should we store radioactive waste from nuclear power stations in our region?

Long Half-life is a timely and riveting account of the political, social and scientific complexities of the nuclear industry, revealing the power of vested interests, the subjectivities of scientists and the transformative force of community passion.

A Brave New Future Panel
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Panel: A Brave New Future featuring Ian Lowe, Scott Ludlam and Alex Kelly (Clunes Booktown Festival)

Scott Ludlam, Ian Lowe and Alex Kelly are thinkers who spend much of their time contemplating possible futures. We have entered the Anthropocene – an era in which humans are changing the earth’s climate irreversibly, and political, human and natural systems are on the cusp of collapse. We are headed for radical change and this mob explore the issues we will inevitably face. Chaired by Prof. Tim Lynch.