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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson

A superb natural and cultural history of bees - the only such book to celebrate their full diversity.

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The Death of Truth

The Death of Truth

Michiko Kakutani

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West's retreat from reason.  

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Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again

Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again

Lucy Siegle

An accessible, practical and ultimately inspiring book that not only serves as a much-needed call to arms to end the plastic pandemic, but gives useful tools on how to make meaningful change in our everyday lives and advice on how...

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 Special priceThe Football Solution

The Football Solution

George Megalogenis

In a characteristically sweeping and entertaining story, George Megalogenis reveals how football has been shaped by the nation that invented it and how the game we love, in turn, might help resolve Australia's political impasse.

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The Mess We're In: How Our Politics Went to Hell and Dragged Us with It

The Mess We’re In: How Our Politics Went to Hell and Dragged Us with It

Bernard Keane

Crikey correspondent Bernard Keane explains capitalism, identity and why everything is awful

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2062: The World that AI Made

2062: The World that AI Made

Toby Walsh

What does a world of smart machines actually look like? AI expert Toby Walsh predicts the state of work, war, politics, economics, everyday life and death in the not-too-distant future, when we will live with machines as...

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When Galaxies Collide

When Galaxies Collide

Lisa Harvey-Smith

The Andromeda Galaxy is rushing towards us at 400,000 kilometres an hour. When Galaxies Collide will guide you to look at the night sky afresh. It peers 5.86 billion years into the future to consider the fate of Earth. Will the...

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Best We Forget: The War for White Australia 1914-18

Best We Forget: The War for White Australia 1914-18

Peter Cochrane

Best We Forget will challenge what you currently believe about twentieth-century Australian history

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Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture

Roxane Gay

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that "not that bad" must no longer be good enough.

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Captured Lives: Australia's Wartime Internment Camps

Captured Lives: Australia’s Wartime Internment Camps

Peter Monteath

Captured Lives peers behind the barbed wire veil that was drawn around people-both civilian internees and prisoners of war-deemed threats to Australia's security during the two world wars.

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The Persecution of the Templars: Scandal, Torture, Trial

The Persecution of the Templars: Scandal, Torture, Trial

Alain Demurger, Teresa Lavender Fagan

A striking account of the relentless persecution, and the oft-underestimated resistance, of the once-mighty Knights Templar.

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Adani and the War Over Coal

Adani and the War Over Coal

Quentin Beresford

Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped lock its politics into the fossil fuel age. This book exlores the role of the Adani Carmichael mine in the conflict over coal. We see the rise of a fossil...

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The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War

The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War

Brendan Taylor

A timely and authoritative account of the four most troubled hotspots in the world's most combustible region.

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The Eastern Curlew

The Eastern Curlew

Harry Saddler

Every year around August, large flocks of Eastern Curlews leave their breeding grounds in the Arctic and embark on a perilous 10,000km journey to the coast of Australia. The birds cannot swim; if they become exhausted and fall...

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet

Matt Haig

The follow-up to the number one bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive: A vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first century.

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Under the Rock: The Poetry of a Place

Under the Rock: The Poetry of a Place

Benjamin Myers

A bold and original exploration of landscape, nature and literature by one of Britain's most acclaimed novelists

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See You Again in Pyongyang: A Journey into Kim Jong Un's North Korea

See You Again in Pyongyang: A Journey into Kim Jong Un’s North Korea

Travis Jeppesen

From the first American to ever complete a North Korean university program, a nuanced and eye-opening portrait of the country and its capital Pyongyang, examining the culture, psychology, propaganda, and customs of the hermit...

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Made by Humans: The AI Condition

Made by Humans: The AI Condition

Ellen Broad

An Australian data expert challenges the idea of AI being better than humans

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 Read reviewThe Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

Sam Twyford-Moore

Writing and mental illness make excellent bedfellows, for better or worse. The Rapids is an extraordinary personal memoir peppered with film and literary criticism, as well as family history. It manages to be both a wild ride and...

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Water Colour

Water Colour

Greg French

Featuring wild and warming tales from a life spent in the natural world, Water Colour is master fly fisher and storyteller Greg French's follow-up to the much loved and bestselling Frog Call...

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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Viet Thanh Nguyen

An anthology of personal essays on the refugee experience from twenty leading refugee writers, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen, the critically-acclaimed, best-selling author of The Sympathizer.

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This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

Henry Reynolds

Listening to the whispering in his own heart, Henry Reynolds was led into the lives of remarkable and largely forgotten white humanitarians who followed their consciences and challenged the prevailing attitudes to Indigenous...

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Outnumbered

Outnumbered

David Sumpter

Algorithms are running our society, and as the Cambridge Analytica story has revealed, we don't really know what they are up to.Our increasing reliance on technology and the internet has opened a window for...

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Rendezvous with Oblivion

Rendezvous with Oblivion

Thomas Frank

From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What's the Matter with Kansas comes a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times - perfect for this political moment.

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The Fierce Country: True stories from Australia's unsettled heart, 1830 to today

The Fierce Country: True stories from Australia’s unsettled heart, 1830 to today

Stephen Orr

The open spaces and isolated places outside Australia's cities have unsettled us from first European settlement to today. In this nail-biting book combining the notorious and little-known, author Stephen Orr has collected true...

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The Bulldog Track

The Bulldog Track

Peter Phelps

This is the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track', a story that has never been told. Seventy-five years later, Tom's grandson, award-winning actor and writer Peter Phelps, is sharing the unforgettable tale of resilience...

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God is Good for You: A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times

God is Good for You: A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times

Greg Sheridan

At a time of crisis for Christianity in the West, God is Good for You shows just why we need faith in our world.

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Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power

Stephen Greenblatt

An exploration of power in the plays of William Shakespeare that sheds light on our most urgent contemporary dilemmas.

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The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

David E. Sanger

From the premiere New York Times Washington correspondent, a stunning and incisive look into how cyberwarfare is influencing elections, threatening national security, and bringing us to the brink of global war.

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Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love

Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

By the bestselling author of Seinfeldia, a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series, Sex and the City, to coincide with the show's twentieth anniversary.

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Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Jaron Lanier

A life-changing manifesto from one of the world's most celebrated pioneers and critics of the digital revolution

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Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness

Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness

Tim Parks

Adventures in the latest studies on consciousness, from bestselling non-fiction writer Tim Parks.

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Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic

Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic

John Zubrzycki

A brilliant and erudite book that unearths fascinating sources and vividly enchanting tales about the history of Indian magic.

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From the Corner of the Oval Office: One woman's true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House

From the Corner of the Oval Office: One woman’s true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House

Beck Dorey-Stein

The compulsively readable, behind-the-scenes memoir that takes readers inside the Obama White House, through the eyes of a young staffer learning the ropes, falling in love and finding her place in the worldShare this

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Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Deborah Snow

The powerful and uncompromising story of what happened inside the Lindt Cafe and why the police response went so tragically wrong

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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Edith Sheffer

A ground-breaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.

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Australia and Indonesia: Can we be Friends?: Australian Foreign AffairsIssue 3

Australia and Indonesia: Can we be Friends?: Australian Foreign AffairsIssue 3

Jonathan Pearlman

Australian Foreign Affairs is published three times a year and seeks to explore - and encourage - debate on Australia's place in the world and global outlook.

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 Special priceThe Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, Sahm Venter

An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth.

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The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

Richard O. Prum

A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences - what Darwin termed 'the taste for the beautiful' - create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world.

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Serving in Silence?: Australian LGBT servicemen and women

Serving in Silence?: Australian LGBT servicemen and women

Noah Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett

Most people have heard of the United States' infamous Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, yet few know about Australia's own history of LGBT military service. In Serving in Silence? lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemen...

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Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

Erin Rhoads

Waste Not is your practical guide to start tackling waste at your own pace.

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The Knowledge Solution: Politics

The Knowledge Solution: Politics

Various Authors

Can a return to direct democracy reconnect a jaded electorate with an out-of-touch establishment? Would reforming Canberra's toxic culture lead to worthwhile debate and better decision-making? Should today's leaders look back...

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Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism

Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism

Richard Brooks

Behind the boring image, the world's accountants are running the world for their own benefit

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The Re-Origin of Species: A Second Chance for Extinct Animals

The Re-Origin of Species: A Second Chance for Extinct Animals

Torill Kornfeldt, Fiona Graham

What does a mammoth smell like? Do dinosaurs bob their heads as they walk, like today's birds? Do aurochs low like cows? You may soon find out.

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A Coveted Possession: The Rise and Fall of the Piano in Australia

A Coveted Possession: The Rise and Fall of the Piano in Australia

Michael Atherton

What has lived with us, entertained us, travelled with us and symbolised Australian aspirations, only to end up gathering dust or even at the tip? It's not the car, or the washing machine, or the sewing machine . . . it's the...

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The Doctor's Diet

The Doctor’s Diet

Dr. Sandro Demaio

Australian doctor and star of ABC TV's Ask the Doctor presents a clear path to good health with his simple and effective eating plan and recipes.

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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts who made man’s first journey to the Moon

Robert Kurson

Fifty years ago, Christmas 1968, Man first orbited the Moon. This book tells the inside story of that epic journey.

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A Zero Waste Life

A Zero Waste Life

Anita Vandyke

Want to make a change but don't know where to start? The practical thirty-day guide to radically reducing your waste by 80%, from waste warrior Anita Vandyke.

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Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Gisela Kaplan

A fully revised, easy-to-read second edition providing the most comprehensive single study of tawny frogmouths.

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Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

Sallie Tisdale

How many of us know how to die, or how to support a loved one in a 'good death'? You get ready to die the way you get ready for a trip. Start by realizing you don't know the way.

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Dunera Lives: A Visual History

Dunera Lives: A Visual History

Ken Inglis, Seumas Spark, Dr Jay Winter, Carol Bunyan

`When scholars of such rigorous and refined erudition engage with a topic of such critical importance it is a cause for celebration, as are the lives themselves, painstakingly recorded so movingly herein. And all of it comes...

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The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Signs

Peter Wohlleben

Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how to decipher the weather through nature's secret signs

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Quarterly Essay 70: Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

Quarterly Essay 70: Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

Richard Denniss

How did the big banks get away with so much for so long? Why are so many aged-care residents malnourished? And when did arms manufacturers start sponsoring the Australian War Memorial?In this passionate essay, Richard...

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Trump/Russia: a definitive history

Trump/Russia: a definitive history

Seth Hettena

Uncovering the sordid history of the decades-long association between Donald Trump and Russia.

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Too Big to Walk: The New Science of Dinosaurs

Too Big to Walk: The New Science of Dinosaurs

Brian J. Ford

Ever since Jurassic Park we thought we knew how dinosaurs lived their lives. In this remarkable new book, Brian J. Ford reveals that dinosaurs were, in fact, profoundly different from what we believe, and their environment was...

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Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Edith Hall

How to live happily in the modern world, guided by the ancient ideas of Aristotle

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On Michael Jackson

On Michael Jackson

Margo Jefferson

Pulitzer Prize-winner Margo Jefferson takes on the legend and legacy of the King of Pop.

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See What Can Be Done

See What Can Be Done

Lorrie Moore

The first collected edition of over three decades of exquisite criticism - of art, television, film, and literature - by one of America's most beloved writers.

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 Read reviewThe Year Everything Changed: 2001

The Year Everything Changed: 2001

Phillipa McGuinness

On New Year's Eve 2001, with her husband by her side, Phillipa McGuinness buried her son. They stood with a young priest in Chua Chu Kang Cemetery and watched a small coffin go into the ground. Later that night, shattered, they...

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Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma

Now Say This: The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma

Heather Turgeon, Julie Wright

A powerful new parenting book that gives flustered parents the exact words to use to solve any sticky parenting situation!

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How to Buy a Home: From Debt to a Deposit

How to Buy a Home: From Debt to a Deposit

Emily Power

A practical guide for preparing to enter the property market

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The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett

Neuroscientist Dean Burnett, author of the acclaimed The Idiot Brain, investigates the Science of Happiness. Or whether such a thing even exists.

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Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

Jonathan Miller

The first biography of Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous, unpredictable President of the Philippines, whose war on drugs has seen thousands of people killed in cold blood.

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 Read reviewSmall Wrongs: How we really say sorry in love, life and law

Small Wrongs: How we really say sorry in love, life and law

Kate Rossmanith

H is for Hawk meets Helen Garner: this fascinating memoir brings extraordinary insight to the huge topics of justice, love and remorse.

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Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean

Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean

Joy McCann

Flowing completely around the Earth and unimpeded by any landmass, the Southern Ocean reaches from the seasonally-shifting ice continent of Antarctica to the southern coastlines and islands of Australia, New Zealand, South America...

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The Digital Ape: How to Live (in peace) with Smart Machines

The Digital Ape: How to Live (in peace) with Smart Machines

Nigel Shadbolt, Roger Hampson

How smart machines are transforming us all - and what we should do about it.

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Michael Pollan

Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America's most admired writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousness

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The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations

The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations

Frank Tallis

A fascinating account of a life investigating obsessive love, packed with intriguing true stories.

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 Read reviewOrigin Story: A Big History of Everything

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

David Christian

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future.

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How We Desire

How We Desire

Carolin Emcke

A genre-busting, thoughtful exploration of sexuality and identity by one of Germany's most admired writers in the vein of Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss and Emily Witt.

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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Robert Wright

From one of America's most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.

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On Patrick White: Writers on Writers

On Patrick White: Writers on Writers

Christos Tsiolkas

In this passionate and electrifying short book, Christos Tsiolkas writes about his year spent reading Patrick White, of his ‘discovery and rediscovery of White as a writer.' The result is a vivid introduction to and...

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The Inflamed Mind

The Inflamed Mind

Edward Bullmore

A radical new approach to depression from the publishers who brought you Michael Mosley's international bestsellers

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 Read reviewBalancing Acts: Women in Sport - Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies and Love

Balancing Acts: Women in Sport - Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies and Love

Justin Wolfers & Erin Riley (eds)

Focusing on a critically underrepresented part of Australian culture (the many ways non-male participants in sport negotiate the traditionally male spectacle of athleticism) this accessible and inclusive collection investigates...

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 Read reviewMarcia Langton: Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton

Tourism Australia statistics show that many overseas tourists, as well as Australians, are keen to learn more about Australia's first peoples. And while the Indigenous tourism industry continues to grow, no comprehensive travel...

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 Read reviewAxiomatic

Axiomatic

Maria Tumarkin

This boundary-shifting fusion of thinking, storytelling, and meditation takes as its starting point five axioms:‘Give Me a Child Before the Age of 7 and I'll Give You the (Wo)Man'‘History Repeats...

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Romance Was Born: A Love Story with Fashion

Romance Was Born: A Love Story with Fashion

Anna Plunkett, Luke Sales, Georgina Safe

The fully illustrated story of one of the most successful Australian fashion houses of the last 15 years. Romance Was Born collections are lavish, larger than life, iconic and iconaclastic, and this gorgeous book is a celebration...

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The Women's Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness

The Women’s Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness

Dr Sarah McKay

For women, understanding how the brain works during the key stages of life - in utero, childhood, puberty and adolescence, pregnancy and motherhood, menopause and old age - is essential to their health. Dr Sarah McKay is a...

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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

Juli Berwald

A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperilled ecosystems.

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Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase

Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World’s Longest Sea Chase

Kjetil Saeter, Eskil Engdal

Poachers, kingpins and the longest chase in maritime history: A desperate race to save our planet's oceans.

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Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want

Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want

Ruby Tandoh

Think about that first tickle of hunger in your stomach. A moment ago, you could have been thinking about anything, but now it's thickly buttered marmite toast, a frosty scoop of ice cream straight from the tub, some creamy,...

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 Read reviewSkin in the Game: The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

Skin in the Game: The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

Sonya Voumard

Stella Prize long-listed author Sonya Voumard's Skin in the Game is original, incisive, and hugely entertaining.

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 Read reviewFeel Free: Essays

Feel Free: Essays

Zadie Smith

Arranged into four sections--In the World, In the Audience, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free--this collection poses questions we may immediately recognize.

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The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

Christina Twomey

Follows the stories of 15,000 Australian prisoners of war from the moment they were released by the Japanese at the end of World War II. Their struggle to rehabilitate themselves and to win compensation and acknowledgement from...

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The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave Experiments

The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif’s Robbers Cave Experiments

Gina Perry

The fascinating true story of one of the most controversial psychological experiments of the modern era.

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The Gender Games

The Gender Games

Juno Dawson

Why we are all being messed up by gender, and what we can do about it

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Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers

Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers

Christopher Lawrence

Love-crazed geniuses, a killer soundtrack and a garnish of imagined pillow talk - here are the real love stories of the great composers as you have never heard them before.

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A Life Less Stressed: The Five Pillars of Health and Wellness

A Life Less Stressed: The Five Pillars of Health and Wellness

Ron Ehrlich

A holistic guide to the stresses that wear us down and the changes we can make to lead happier, healthier, and more resilient lives.

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Thinking is Overrated: Empty Brain - Happy Brain

Thinking is Overrated: Empty Brain - Happy Brain

Niels Birbaumer

Find the happiness of emptiness.

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We'll Show the World: Expo 88

We’ll Show the World: Expo 88

Jackie Ryan

How did one long and expensive party change a city forever?

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 Read reviewA History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

Raj Patel, Jason W. Moore

Nature, Money, Work, Care, Food, Energy, and Lives.

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Break-up Boss

Break-up Boss

Zoe Foster Blake

Break-ups suck but you don't have to suck at break-ups.

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Of Women: In the 21st Century

Of Women: In the 21st Century

Shami Chakrabarti

A powerful, urgent and timely polemic - why women still need equality, and how we get there.

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Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World

Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World

Jennifer Palmieri

An empowering letter from former White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field.

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The Declaration of the Rights of Women: The Originial Manifesto for Justice, Equality and Freedom

The Declaration of the Rights of Women: The Originial Manifesto for Justice, Equality and Freedom

Olympe De Gouges

Understand the history behind feminism with these core treatises on women's rights.

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Creativity Crisis: Toward a Post-Constructivist Educational Future

Creativity Crisis: Toward a Post-Constructivist Educational Future

Robert Nelson

In Creativity Crisis Robert Nelson argues that university education is systematically uncreative and suggests how this might be changed. Constructive alignment, the centrepiece of today's university pedagogy, promotes...

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The Birds At My Table: Why we feed wild birds and why it matters

The Birds At My Table: Why we feed wild birds and why it matters

Darryl Jones

In The Birds at My Table, Jones draws on an impressive knowledge of the latest scientific findings as well as his own personal knowledge, to reflect and explain the modern practice of bird feeding.

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Kintsugi: Embrace your imperfections and find happiness - the Japanese way

Kintsugi: Embrace your imperfections and find happiness - the Japanese way

Tomas Navarro

An inspiring guide that teaches us how adversity can be an opportunity to make us into stronger, better people.

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The Hope Circuit

The Hope Circuit

Martin Seligman

One of the most important psychologists alive today tells the story of the transformation of modern psychology through the lens of his own career and change of heart.

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Seven Types of Atheism

Seven Types of Atheism

John Gray

A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers.

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The Darkest Web

The Darkest Web

Eileen Ormsby

Hitmen for hire, drugs for sale. Inside the dangerous world that lurks beneath the bright, friendly light of your internet screen

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The Suitcase Baby

The Suitcase Baby

Tanya Bretherton

SYDNEY, 1923: a suitcase washed up on a harbourside beach reveals its grisly contents - and from there, an extraordinary story unfolds.

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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Alexis Okeowo

In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo - a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent's...

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The Happiness Plan

The Happiness Plan

Elise Bialylew

The Happiness Plan is a down-to-earth, science-driven guide to building a mindfulness meditation practice

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The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy

The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy

Mariana Mazzucato

One of the world's foremost economists presents a major new analysis of the crisis in modern capitalism, and how to reform it.

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Monash's Masterpiece: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

Monash’s Masterpiece: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons brings the Allied triumph at the Battle of Le Hamel to life, and tells the magnificent story of the first modern battle as it should be told.

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Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury

Michael Wolff

The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a...

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Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

Hugh Mackay

A courageous and passionately argued treatise on how we harness the power of the new era to create a stronger, fairer society.

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RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future

RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future

David Holmgren

This 592 page manual shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and, above all, themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future. It promises a...

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Roar

Roar

Samantha Lane

A celebration of the wonderful characters of the AFLW and the remarkable success of the new Women's League.

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How to Be Human: The Manual

How to Be Human: The Manual

Ruby Wax

A practical and inspiring new book by the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.

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The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the early colony, 1788-1817

The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the early colony, 1788-1817

Stephen Gapps

The Sydney Wars tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians - described as ‘this constant sort of war' by one early colonist - around the greater Sydney region.

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The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living

The Other Side of Happiness: Embracing a More Fearless Approach to Living

Brock Bastian

An internationally acclaimed psychologist makes the surprising case that pain, difficulty and risk are necessary to achieve happiness.

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The Motivation Hoax: A Smart Person's Guide to Inspirational Nonsense

The Motivation Hoax: A Smart Person’s Guide to Inspirational Nonsense

James Adonis

Everywhere you look - on posters, in offices, on social media - there's a motivational quote to greet you. Dreams can come true! Happiness is a journey! Think positive! You can do anything! But how many of these are accurate? How...

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James Comey

A chronicle of never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of Comey's career.

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Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow's Economy

Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow’s Economy

Jennifer Rayner

Drawing on extensive research and dozens of interviews, Rayner argues that there can be blue-collar jobs in our future economy; in fact, we can't keep building a fair and prosperous Australia without them. Humane and clear-eyed,...

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Growing Pains: the future of democracy (and work)

Growing Pains: the future of democracy (and work)

Gwynne Dyer

We are now living in a world where Brexit and Trump are daily realities. But how did this come about? And what does it mean for the future?

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Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Michael Isikoff

The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.

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Trump in Asia: The New World Disorder: Australian Foreign Affairs: Issue 2

Trump in Asia: The New World Disorder: Australian Foreign Affairs: Issue 2

Jonathan Pearlman

Towards an independent foreign policy.

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It's Even Worse Than You Think

It’s Even Worse Than You Think

David Cay Johnston

Bestselling author and longtime Trump observer David Cay Johnston shines a light on the political termites who have infested our government under the Trump Administration, destroying it from within and compromising our jobs,...

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I Feel You: A Journey to the Far Reaches of Empathy

I Feel You: A Journey to the Far Reaches of Empathy

Cris Beam

Every generation, a phrase enters our consciousness. In the sixties it was civil rights; in the eighties, it was self-esteem; now our word is empathy.

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The Rough Patch: Midlife and the Art of Living Together

The Rough Patch: Midlife and the Art of Living Together

Daphne De Marneffe

A wise, radical and optimistic approach to the stresses of marriage and midlife from a leading clinical psychologist.

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Populism Now!: The Case For Progressive Populism

Populism Now!: The Case For Progressive Populism

David McKnight

This timely and persuasive book exposes the failures of globalisation: greedy banks, predatory privatisation, corporate tax avoidance and a growing underclass of temporary overseas workers. David McKnight argues that a progressive...

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Serving our Country: Indigenous Australians, War, Defence and Citizenship

Serving our Country: Indigenous Australians, War, Defence and Citizenship

Joan Beaumont, Allison Cadzow

After decades of silence, Serving Our Country is the first comprehensive history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's participation in the Australian defence forces. This book reveals the courage, resilience and...

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The Bible in Australia: A cultural history

The Bible in Australia: A cultural history

Meredith Lake

Tells the revelatory story of the Bible in Australia, from the convict era to the Mabo land rights campaign, Nick Cave, the Bra Boys and beyond. At a time when public discussion of religion is deeply polarised, Meredith Lake...

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Quarterly Essay 69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia's Future

Quarterly Essay 69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future

Mark McKenna

Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if its citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past. Indigenous recognition and a new push for a republic await action.

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 Read reviewThe Italian Garden: Restoring a Renaissance Garden in Tuscany

The Italian Garden: Restoring a Renaissance Garden in Tuscany

Cecilia Hewlett, Narelle McAuliffe, Paul Bangay

The remarkable story of the project undertaken by Paul Bangay and Monash University to transform a neglected car park at the university's Prato campus in Tuscany into a traditional Renassance walled garden, befitting its...

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Dancing in Shadows: Histories of Nyungar Performance

Dancing in Shadows: Histories of Nyungar Performance

Anna Haebich

Dancing in Shadows explores the power of Indigenous performance pitted against the forces of settler colonisation. Historian Anna Haebich documents how the Nyungar people of Western Australia strategically and...

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 Read reviewDeep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia

Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia

Billy Griffiths

'People would have known about Australia before they saw it. Smoke billowing above the sea spoke of a land that lay beyond the horizon. A dense cloud of migrating birds may have pointed the way. But the first Australians were...

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 Read reviewOn Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time

Robert Manne

A stunning new collection of essays from Australia's leading public intellectual.

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Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World

Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World

Andrew Leigh

In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, Randomistas is a brilliant and entertaining exploration of a hidden but vital foundation of modern life.

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Dancing Bears: True Stories about Longing for the Old Days

Dancing Bears: True Stories about Longing for the Old Days

Witold Szablowski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Incisive, humorous and heartbreaking oral histories of people living in formerly Communist countries holding fast to their former lives, from one of Poland's finest journalists.

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Reason & Lovelessness: Essays, Reviews and Encounters, 1980-2017

Reason & Lovelessness: Essays, Reviews and Encounters, 1980-2017

Barry Hill

Barry Hill is a multi-award winning writer of poetry, essays, biography, history, criticism, novels, short stories, libretti, and reportage. As a writer, Hill's voice is informed by his Australian working-class and militant union...

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Zero Hour: Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in ModernHistory to Your Advantage

Zero Hour: Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in ModernHistory to Your Advantage

Harry S. Dent, Andrew Pancholi

Will you be prepared to take advantage when the revolution comes or will you go down with the rest?

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The Colossus of New York

The Colossus of New York

Colson Whitehead

In a dazzlingly original work of non-fiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will...

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Silent Invasion

Silent Invasion

Clive Hamilton

In 2008 Clive Hamilton was at Parliament House in Canberra when the Beijing Olympic torch relay passed through. He watched in bewilderment as a small pro-Tibet protest was overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students. Where did...

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Birds in Their Habitats: Journeys with a Naturalist

Birds in Their Habitats: Journeys with a Naturalist

Ian Fraser

Discover birds and the places they live.

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Janesville: An American Story

Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein

This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts down - but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around...

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 Read reviewEnlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker

An epic assessment of the current human condition, from one of the world's greatest contemporary thinkers.

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Australia: The Vatican Museum's Indigenous Collection

Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection

Katherine Aigner

From the ancient Etruscans and Romans, to the Renaissance masters of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums represent an aspect of the history of humanity through art. The Indigenous Australian collection is a little known...

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Lost Connections

Lost Connections

Johann Hari

From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?<br...

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