Father's Day gift ideas: Natural history and science

The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat

The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat

Tim Bonyhady

A surprising and absorbing new work of scientific, historical and environmental investigation, featuring one of Australia's most misunderstood native animals, the long-haired rat.

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The Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator

The Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator

Timothy Winegard

The surprising true story of how the course of human history was redirected, time and again, by the pesky mosquito.

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 Read reviewThe Wooleen Way

The Wooleen Way

David Pollock

A remarkable memoir detailing a heroic and unswerving commitment to renew the severely degraded land on Wooleen, a massive pastoral property in Western Australia's southern rangelands.

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The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

Andrew Ramsey

The Basis of Everything is the story of the coming of the atomic bomb, and how the unlikely union of two scientists - Ernest Rutherford, the son of a New Zealand farmer, and Mark Oliphant, a peace-loving vegetarian from a tiny...

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Wayfinding

Wayfinding

M.R. O'Conner

In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our humanity

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Songspirals: Sharing Women's Wisdom of Country Through Songlines

Songspirals: Sharing Women’s Wisdom of Country Through Songlines

Gay'wu Group of Women

Songspirals is a rare opportunity for outsiders to experience Aboriginal women's role in crying the songlines in a very authentic and direct form. 

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Walks in the Wild: A guide through the forest with Peter Wohlleben

Walks in the Wild: A guide through the forest with Peter Wohlleben

Peter Wohlleben

Learn to find your way around the woods without a compass or GPS, which berries and mushrooms are good to eat, how to read animal tracks and what it's like to spend a night alone in a forest.Walks in the Wild has everything you...

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Dark Emu (New Edition)

Dark Emu (New Edition)

Bruce Pascoe

Contradicts the conventional wisdom that native peoples were primitive hunter-gatherers

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Memory Craft

Memory Craft

Lynne Kelly

In her bestselling book The Memory Code Lynne Kelly uncovers the memory methods of the ancients. She has now tested them thoroughly and in Memory Craft she shows how anyone of any age can use traditional memory methods to expand...

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 Read reviewThe Way Through the Woods: Of Mushrooms and Mourning

The Way Through the Woods: Of Mushrooms and Mourning

Long Litt Woon

One woman's journey to overcome grief by delving into an overlooked wonder of nature.

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 Read reviewSuperior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race Science

Angela Saini

'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge

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The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

Vince Beiser

The story of sand and how it shaped civilization.

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 Read reviewWho's Minding the Farm?

Who’s Minding the Farm?

Patrice Newell

A call to arms from Patrice Newell who has dedicated her life to land management at Elmswood in the Hunter Valley.

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The Fate of Food

The Fate of Food

Amanda Little

Mary Roach meets Michael Pollan in this ambitious, dynamic and thought-provoking foray into the future of food

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Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

Robert M. Hazen

An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth.

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet's past and future.

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The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

David Wallace-Wells

A cinematic, propulsive and frightening climate tour of our near future - coming much faster than you think.

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Heart: A History

Heart: A History

Sandeep Jauhar

A doctor's inspiring obsession with the heart, seamlessly combining history, gripping scenes from the operating theatre and a moving personal story

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