Gift ideas for Father's Day: Compelling non-fiction

Questions Raised by Quolls

Questions Raised by Quolls

Harry Saddler

Fatherhood and Conservation in an uncertain World

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We, Hominids: An Anthropological Detective Story

We, Hominids: An Anthropological Detective Story

Frank Westerman

A roving philosophical journey into what makes us human

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The Shortest History of War

The Shortest History of War

Gwynne Dyer

War has always been a defining feature of human society. This pacy, lively history explains why we do it - and how we can stop.

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The Ferals that Ate Australia

The Ferals that Ate Australia

Guy Hull

Dangerous predators and ravenous herbivores: the story of Australia's feral nightmare

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Design: Building on Country

Design: Building on Country

Alison Page, Professor Paul Memmott, Margo Neale

Aboriginal design is of a distinctly cultural nature, based in the Dreaming and in ancient practices grounded in Country.Alison Page and Paul Memmott show how these design principles of sophisticated function, sustainability and...

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Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

Carol Leonnig

The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on 6 January...

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An Insider's Plague Year

An Insider’s Plague Year

Peter Doherty

An illuminating glimpse into the scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic from Australia's most prominent 'insider'

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This Is Your Mind On Plants

This Is Your Mind On Plants

Michael Pollan

In This Is Your Mind On Plants, Michael Pollan explores three very different drugs - opium, caffeine, and mescaline -- and throws the fundamental strangeness of our thinking about them into sharp relief. 

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True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture

True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture

Terri Janke

Indigenous cultures are not terra nullius - nobody's land, free to be taken. Using real-world cases and personal stories, True Tracks is a ground-breaking work that paves the way for the respectful and ethical engagement with...

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Islands of Abandonment

Islands of Abandonment

Cal Flyn

In a journey to some of the eeriest and most desolate places on earth, Cal Flyn investigates the abandoned areas of the world - what goes on there, and what might they be used for?

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The Nordic Edge: Policy Possibilities for Australia

The Nordic Edge: Policy Possibilities for Australia

Andrew Scott, Rod Campbell

How the Nordic approach can shape Australia's future for the better

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12 Bytes: How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love

12 Bytes: How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love

Jeanette Winterson

Twelve bytes. Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love - from Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette Winterson.

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The Shortest History of China

The Shortest History of China

Linda Jaivin

A pacy history of China that can be read in an afternoon, but will transform your perspective for a lifetime.

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Finding the Mother Tree

Finding the Mother Tree

Suzanne Simard

The world-leading scientist of plant communication and intelligence reveals how she discovered the secrets of the forest

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Earth Detox: How and Why we Must Clean Up Our Planet

Earth Detox: How and Why we Must Clean Up Our Planet

Julian Cribb

Every person on our planet is poisoned every day by our chemical emissions. Julian Cribb explains the scale of the threat to individuals, human society, and life on Earth. He proposes a new Human Right - not to be poisoned - and...

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Full Circle; Power, Hope and the Return of Nature

Full Circle; Power, Hope and the Return of Nature

Scott Ludlam

A visionary book for our wild times

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I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year

I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year

Carol D. Leonnig, Philip Rucker

The definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable Genius

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The Anthropocene Reviewed

The Anthropocene Reviewed

John Green

A deeply moving and mind-expanding collection of personal essays in the first ever work of non-fiction from #1 internationally bestselling author John Green The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human...

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 Read reviewSoil

Soil

Matthew Evans

The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy

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Radicals: Remembering the Sixties

Radicals: Remembering the Sixties

Meredith Burgmann, Nadia Wheatley

In Radicals - Remembering the Sixties some of the people doing the changing reflect on how the decade changed them and Australian society forever. It will make you feel like you were there, whether or not you really were.

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Bird Talk: An Exploration of Avian Communication

Bird Talk: An Exploration of Avian Communication

Barbara Ballentine, Jeremy Hyman

Unravel the complexities of bird communication, from birdsong to visual signals and behaviours.

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Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City

Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City

Edmund Richardson

A wild journey through nineteenth-century India and Afghanistan, with impeccably researched storytelling that shows us a world of espionage and dreamers, ne'er-do-wells and opportunists, extreme violence both personal and...

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Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Richard Beasley

A very angry book about our greatest environmental catastrophe… the death of the Murray-Darling Basin.

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