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The Resource Dictionary of world biography, Barry Jones

Dictionary of world biography, Barry Jones

Label
Dictionary of world biography
Title
Dictionary of world biography
Statement of responsibility
Barry Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jones, Barry Owen (1932- ). Australian politician, writer and lawyer, born in Geelong. Educated at Melbourne University, he was a public servant, high school teacher, television and radio performer, university lecturer and lawyer before serving as a Labor MP in the Victorian Parliament 1972-77 and the Australian House of Representatives 1977-98. He took a leading role in reviving the Australian film industry, abolishing the death penalty in Australia, and was the first politician to raise public awareness of global warming, the 'post-industrial' society, the IT revolution, biotechnology, the rise of 'the Third Age' and the need to preserve Antarctica as a wilderness. In the Hawke Government, he was Minister for Science 1983-90, Prices and Consumer Affairs 1987, Small Business 1987-90 and Customs 1988-90. He became a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Paris 1991-95 and National President of the Australian Labor Party 1992-2000, 2005-06. He was Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Convention 1998. His books include Decades of Decision 1860 (1965), Joseph II (1968), Age of Apocalypse (1975), and he edited The Penalty is Death (1968). Sleepers, Wake!: Technology and the Future of Work was published by Oxford University Press in 1982, became a bestseller and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish and braille. The fourth edition was published in 1995. He received a DSc for his services to science in 1988 and a DLitt in 1993 for his work on information theory. Elected FTSE (1992), FAHA (1993), FAA(1996) and FASSA (2003), he is the only person to have been elected to all four Australian learned Academies. Awarded an AO in 1993, named as one of Australia's one hundred 'living national treasures' in 1998, he was elected a Visiting Fellow Commoner of Trinity College, Cambridge in 1999. His autobiography, A Thinking Reed, was published in 2006 and The Shock of Recognition, about music and literature, in 2016. In 2014 he received an AC for services 'as a leading intellectual in Australian public life'
Member of
Cataloging source
WNC
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Jones, Barry O
Dewey number
920.02
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
CT103
LC item number
.J66 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Anu lives series in biography
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  • Biography
  • Biography
  • Biography - General
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Dictionary of world biography, Barry Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pages:1 to 46; Pages:47 to 92; Pages:93 to 138; Pages:139 to 184; Pages:185 to 230; Pages:231 to 276; Pages:277 to 322; Pages:323 to 368; Pages:369 to 414; Pages:415 to 460; Pages:461 to 506; Pages:507 to 552; Pages:553 to 598; Pages:599 to 644; Pages:645 to 690; Pages:691 to 736; Pages:737 to 782; Pages:783 to 828; Pages:829 to 874; Pages:875 to 920; Pages:921 to 932
Control code
993126249
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760460105
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bwc0w6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993126249
Label
Dictionary of world biography, Barry Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pages:1 to 46; Pages:47 to 92; Pages:93 to 138; Pages:139 to 184; Pages:185 to 230; Pages:231 to 276; Pages:277 to 322; Pages:323 to 368; Pages:369 to 414; Pages:415 to 460; Pages:461 to 506; Pages:507 to 552; Pages:553 to 598; Pages:599 to 644; Pages:645 to 690; Pages:691 to 736; Pages:737 to 782; Pages:783 to 828; Pages:829 to 874; Pages:875 to 920; Pages:921 to 932
Control code
993126249
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760460105
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bwc0w6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993126249

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