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Rigged

Rigged

Paul Frijters, Cameron Murray

The shocking story of how networks of Mates have come to dominate business and government, and managed to rob the majority of ordinary Australians of half our wealth.

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Sweet in Tooth and Claw

Sweet in Tooth and Claw

Kristin Ohlson

A revelatory work about the many connections and helping behaviours among plants, fungi, microbes, and animals, and the implications of this reality for the way we manage our forests, wilderness areas, farmlands, waters, and even...

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Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention

Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention

Johann Hari

Why have we lost our ability to focus? What are the causes? And, most importantly, how do we get it back?

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Provocations: New and Selected Writing

Provocations: New and Selected Writing

Jeff Sparrow

In Provocations, Jeff Sparrow brings together some of his most challenging and continuously relevant work alongside daring new writing.

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 Special priceYou'll Be a Wonderful Dad

You’ll Be a Wonderful Dad

Ailsa Wild

A kind, generous and feminist book of advice for new dads, helping them navigate the early stages of parenting.

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 Read reviewAugust in Kabul: America's Last Days in Afghanistan

August in Kabul: America’s Last Days in Afghanistan

Andrew Quilty

Told through the eyes of witnesses to the fall of Kabul, Walkley award-winning journalist Andrew Quilty's debut publication offers a remarkable record of this historic moment

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Ice Bound: The Australian Story of Antarctica

Ice Bound: The Australian Story of Antarctica

Joy McCann

Australians have long been tempted by the lure of the ice to the south, and our Antarctic stories are filled with mystery, exploration, adventure, ground-breaking science, tragedy, and triumph.

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Forgotten War (New Edition)

Forgotten War (New Edition)

Henry Reynolds

In Forgotten War, winner of the 2014 Victorian Premier's Award for non-fiction, influential historian Henry Reynolds makes it clear that there can be no reconciliation without acknowledging the wars fought on our own soil.

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Movement: How to Take Back Our Streets and Transform Our Lives

Movement: How to Take Back Our Streets and Transform Our Lives

Thalia Verkade, Marco te Broemmelstroet

Our dependence on cars is damaging our health - and the planet's. Movement asks radical questions about how we approach the biggest urban problem, reflecting on the apparent successes of Dutch cities.

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Masked Histories: Turtle Shell Masks and Torres Strait Islander People

Masked Histories: Turtle Shell Masks and Torres Strait Islander People

Leah Lui-Chivizhe

A celebration of the extraordinary turtle shell masks of the Torres Strait

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Australia's China Odyssey: From Euphoria to Fear

Australia’s China Odyssey: From Euphoria to Fear

James Curran

Australia's China Odyssey is the story of the complex and crucial relationship between Australia and China, charting its highs and lows through the prism of the prime ministers who have handled relations with Beijing since Whitlam...

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The Shortest History of the World

The Shortest History of the World

David Baker

A fascinating journey through life, the universe and everything

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Grounded

Grounded

Alisa Bryce

An Aussie scientist digs up some dirt about the history and science of soil

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Astronomy: Sky Country

Astronomy: Sky Country

Karlie Noon, Krystal De Napoli, Margo Neale

What do you need to know to prosper for 65,000 years or more? The First Knowledges series provides a deeper understanding of the expertise and ingenuity of Indigenous Australians.

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Curlews on Vulture Street: Cities, Birds, People and Me

Curlews on Vulture Street: Cities, Birds, People and Me

Darryl Jones

In Curlews on Vulture Street, acclaimed urban ecologist Darryl Jones reveals the not-so-secret lives of the most common birds that share our towns and cities.

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The Age of Seeds

The Age of Seeds

Fiona McMillan-Webster

Plants evolved seeds to hack time. Thanks to seeds they can cast their genes forward into the future, enabling species to endure across seasons, years, and occasionally millennia.

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Of Marsupials and Men

Of Marsupials and Men

Alistair Paton

Of Marsupials and Men recounts the fascinating and often hilarious history of the men and women who dedicated their lives to understanding Australia's native animals.

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 Read reviewMotherlands: In Search of Our Inherited Cities

Motherlands: In Search of Our Inherited Cities

Amaryllis Gacioppo

Weaving memoir and cultural history through modern political history, examining notions of citizenship, statelessness, memory and identity and the very notion of home, Motherlands heralds the arrival of a major talent that opens...

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The Ballad of Abdul Wade

The Ballad of Abdul Wade

Ryan Butta

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 Read reviewMelbourne on Film: Cinema That Defines Our City

Melbourne on Film: Cinema That Defines Our City

Melbourne International Film Festival

A collection of bold new writing capturing Melbourne's identity in cinema

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Westography: Images of a Vanishing Suburbia

Westography: Images of a Vanishing Suburbia

Warren Kirk

A new edition - with additional images - of Warren Kirk's bestselling and beloved first book of photography.

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Explore Australia 2023: Australia's Essential Travel Guide

Explore Australia 2023: Australia’s Essential Travel Guide

Hardie Grant Explore

Explore Australia 2023 is the latest edition of the country's longest-running and most trusted travel guide. Now in its 39th edition, this bestselling guidebook has been completely revised and updated to reflect the way we travel...

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Ultimate Cycling Trips: Australia

Ultimate Cycling Trips: Australia

Andrew Bain

Part of the bestselling Ultimate series, this is the definitive guide to cycling in Australia.

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The Compact Australian Bird Guide

The Compact Australian Bird Guide

Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Kim Franklin

The essential quick identification guide, based on the award-winning The Australian Bird Guide.

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