Books to inspire hope

The Purpose of Power

The Purpose of Power

Alicia Garza

In a powerful exploration of recent racial history, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter examines the moment we're in, how we got here, and how together we can build movements to create a just and equal world.

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 Special priceA Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough

A legacy-defining book from Sir David Attenborough, reflecting on his life's work, the dramatic changes to the planet he has witnessed, and what we can do to make a better future.    

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 Read reviewPhosphorescence

Phosphorescence

Julia Baird

A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us...

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Humankind: A Hopeful History

Humankind: A Hopeful History

Rutger Bregman

The major new book from Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, international bestselling author of Utopia for Realists and one of the greatest young thinkers of our time

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Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

Charles Massy

Call of the Reed Warbler will change the way we farm, eat and think about food. In this groundbreaking book Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health.

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You Can Change The World

You Can Change The World

Lucy Bell

Every day, we see a problem we would like to fix. A piece of rubbish in a green, grassy park. Plastic water bottles buried in the sand at the beach. A garbage bin overflowing onto the street. A skinny, stray dog. A homeless person...

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Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today

Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today

Alison Whittaker

Curated and introduced by Alison Whittaker, Fire Front is a ground-breaking anthology of First Nations poetry showcasing some of the brightest new stars, as well as leading Aboriginal writers and poets including Bruce Pascoe, Ali...

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Emma Dawson, Janet McCalman

With contributions from some of Australia's most respected academics and leading thinkers, What Happens Next? sets out a progressive, reforming agenda to tackle the twin crises of climate change and inequality. It provides a...

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for...

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Untamed

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

Who were you before the world told you who to be? When women learn to please they forget who they are. Part inspiration, part memoir Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of...

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Who Cares Wins

Who Cares Wins

Lily Cole

A radical guide to thinking differently about the world and initiating change.

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This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Julia Samuel

A leading therapist shares memorable patient stories to explore the key crises in life and what we can learn from them.

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Solved!

Solved!

Andrew Wear

Sometimes the solutions are closer than you think. Denmark is set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Iceland has topped the gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. South Korea's average life expectancy...

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 Read reviewHow to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

Rebecca Huntley

A self-help book for the climate era, for readers of Ross Garnaut, Tim Flannery, Hugh Mackay

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Superpower: Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Opportunity

Ross Garnaut

We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make it happen?  

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling...

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Glimpses of Utopia

Glimpses of Utopia

Jess Scully

A fascinating deep dive into the ideas, communities and leaders who are working to solve the world's biggest problems. Optimism isn't naive!

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2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

Damon Gameau

Based on Damon Gameau's 2019 documentary, 2040, 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration is a practical manual that provides you and your family with the tools and inspiration to live a more sustainable life - NOW.

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