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 Read reviewThe Secret Life of Stars

The Secret Life of Stars

Lisa Harvey-Smith, Eirian Chapman

For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earth's atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxy's most remarkable stars.

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The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

Paolo Zellini

A masterful cultural history of mathematics from bestselling Italian mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini.

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A Concise History of Australia

A Concise History of Australia

Stuart Macintyre

The fifth edition of A Concise History of Australia brings together the long narrative of Australia's First Nations' peoples; the arrival of Europeans and the era of colonies, convicts, gold and free settlers; the foundation of a...

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Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership

Julia Gillard, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

An inspirational and practical book for women looking to take charge of their careers and lives, sharing the stories, advice and words of some of our most extraordinary women leaders.

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 Read reviewDiary of a Young Naturalist

Diary of a Young Naturalist

Dara McAnulty

An astonishing, evocative exploration of the natural world and all its wonders, by 15-year-old conservationist and rising literary star Dara McAnulty.     

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A Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader

A Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader

Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick, David Remnick

An expansive collection of love letters to books, libraries, and reading, from a wonderfully eclectic array of thinkers and creators.

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Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader

Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader

Michelle Duff

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is lauded as one of the world's most influential people. Her rise to power has been stellar. In 2017 she became leader of the Labour party just seven weeks before the election at...

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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

A sumptuous new one-volume edition of Tolkien's classic masterpiece that is fully illustrated throughout in watercolour by the acclaimed and award-winning artist, Alan Lee, and housed in a special transparent slipcase.

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30,000 Years of Art

30,000 Years of Art

Phaidon Editors

An accessible, comprehensive, freshly-updated celebration of the vast range of human artistry from 28,000 BC to today

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Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices

Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices

Desert Pea Media, Ellen van Neerven

A new generation of deadly, young poets has emerged in Australia.

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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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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Leonard Mlodinow

An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist...

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Becoming

Becoming

Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

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Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World

Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

A collection of history's greatest speeches, with commentary from internationally bestselling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Rone: Street Art and Beyond

Rone: Street Art and Beyond

Mo Wyse

Known for his multi-storey murals gracing buildings all over the world, Melbourne-based artist Rone uses his work to explore the friction and connection between beauty and decay, youth and ruin.

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Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition

Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition

Bill Arthur, Frances Morphy

The second edition of the bestselling Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, a unique tool for exploring and understanding the lives and cultures of Australia's First Peoples.

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Let's Talk: How English Conversation Works

Let’s Talk: How English Conversation Works

David Crystal

Banter, chit-chat, gossip, natter, tete-a-tete: these are just a few of the terms for the varied ways in which we interact with one another through conversation. David Crystal explores the factors that motivate so many different...

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Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution

Slam Your Poetry: Write a Revolution

Miles Merrill, Narcisa Nozica

No props. No music. No costumes. Just you, your words and a mic - you've got two minutes to make the crowd scream your name. Miles Merrill, performance poet and founder of Australian Poetry Slam, and award-winning teacher Narcisa...

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Surviving Year 12

Surviving Year 12

Elly Robinson, Michael Carr-Gregg

Each year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving good results in the end-of-school exams. This can lead to students feeling extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic expectations.

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Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Penny Wong: Passion and Principle

Margaret Simons

A revelatory portrait of one of the most talented, poised and respected women in Australian politics, written by one of Australia's foremost biographers.

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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden

Carol Anderson's White Rage took the world by storm, landing on the New York Times bestseller list and best book of the year lists from New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Review of Books. It launched her as...

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 Read reviewFinding the Heart of the Nation

Finding the Heart of the Nation

Thomas Mayor

An important and unique book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about how we can live together, moving beyond the injustices of the past.

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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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The Iliad and The Odyssey: (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition)

The Iliad and The Odyssey: (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition)

Homer, Samuel Butler

Homer's two epics of the ancient world, The Iliad and The Odyssey, tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B.C. This edition employs Samuel Butler's classic translations of...

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She is Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women

She is Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women

Ana Sampson

An empowering selection of poems by women - from classic, well loved poets to innovative and bold modern voices.

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Women Our History

Women Our History

DK, Lucy Worsley

Re-examining history from a female perspective, this book celebrates the numerous important roles women have played in culture and society that are less often told.

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli

Presents what you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven lessons. In this introduction to modern physics, the author explains Einstein's theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics,...

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 Special priceThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

David Crystal (University of Wales, Bangor)

An essential text for a new generation of twenty-first-century English language enthusiasts, its dual purpose as both a reference and textbook will appeal to English language lecturers and students as well as non-native English...

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 Read reviewGrowing Up African in Australia

Growing Up African in Australia

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan, Ahmed Yussuf

Welcome to African Australia. Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together the regions of Africa, and the African...

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Cosmic Chronicles: A User's Guide to the Universe

Cosmic Chronicles: A User’s Guide to the Universe

Fred Watson

In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson - Australia's Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author - explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.

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Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Marcia Langton

An extended, education-focused edition of this bestselling book, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction and was shortlisted for General Non-fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIA.

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Growing Up Queer in Australia

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Benjamin Law

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity.

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Gulpilil

Gulpilil

Derek Rielly

From the bestselling author of Wednesdays with Bob comes an intimate portrait of Indigenous actor David Gulpilil.

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Dark Emu

Dark Emu

Bruce Pascoe

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

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 Read reviewWelcome to Country

Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton

A completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

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Growing Up Muslim in Australia

Growing Up Muslim in Australia

Demet Divaroren, Amra Pajalic

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 Read reviewGrowing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Anita Heiss

This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

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Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

John Berger

Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation...

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I Am Malala

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

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