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 Read reviewThe Woman Who Fooled the World

The Woman Who Fooled the World

Beau Donelly, Nick Toscano

Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she'd never had cancer.

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Acland Street: The Grand Old Lady of St Kilda

Acland Street: The Grand Old Lady of St Kilda

Judith Buckrich

Unique in Melbourne's history, Acland Street has been the home, playground and business address for millionaires and paupers, members of parliament, creators of the culture, sex workers, criminals, migrants from Europe and Asia...

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The Best Australian Essays 2017

The Best Australian Essays 2017

Anna Goldsworthy

The Best Australian Essays showcase the nation's most eloquent, insightful and urgent non-fiction writing. In her first time as editor, award-winning author Anna Goldsworthy chooses brilliant pieces that provoke, unveil,...

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 Special priceJohn Curtin's War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia

John Curtin’s War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia

John Edwards

Volume one of a major new biography of arguably our greatest (and one of our most underrated) Prime Ministers, who shaped modern Australia.

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God: A Human History

God: A Human History

Reza Aslan

From the internationally bestselling author of Zealot comes a fascinating, provocative and meticulously researched history of humanity's relationship with the divine.

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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

Stephen Fry

The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and...

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A Pleasure to be Here: The Best of Clarke and Dawe 1989-2017

A Pleasure to be Here: The Best of Clarke and Dawe 1989-2017

John Clarke

Drawn from John Clarke's and Bryan Dawe's weekly broadcasts, these timelessly funny scripts will delight readers as they revisit the scandals and stuff-ups of our lifetimes. Politics was never so preposterous. All the...

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How To Think: A Guide for the Perplexed

How To Think: A Guide for the Perplexed

Alan Jacobs

A contrarian treatise on why we're not as good at thinking as we assume - but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life.

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Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration & the Fate of Western Democracy

Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration & the Fate of Western Democracy

Sasha Polakow-Suransky

An indispensable account of the global rise of anti-immigration politics and the ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe's new far right.

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 Special price Read reviewSaga Land

Saga Land

Richard Fidler, Kari Gislason

A gripping blend of family mystery, contemporary stories and the beautiful and bloody Viking tales, set against the starkly stunning landscape of Iceland.

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The Secret Life of Whales

The Secret Life of Whales

Micheline Jenner

Marine biologist Micheline Jenner discovered humpback breeding grounds off the Kimberley coast, has swum through orange golfball-sized pygmy blue whale poo to......

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 Special priceThe River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks

In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been reflecting on his experiences with...

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Paradise in Chains: The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

Paradise in Chains: The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

Diana Preston

Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony.

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1947: Where Now Begins

1947: Where Now Begins

Elisabeth Asbrink, Fiona Graham

As the clock strikes the end of the war, the time begins to turn towards a new age - the one we call now.

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Curing Affluenza: How to Buy Less Stuff and Save the World

Curing Affluenza: How to Buy Less Stuff and Save the World

Richard Denniss

Affluenza is the empty sense we feel when our wasteful consumerist lifestyle leaves us dissatisfied and unfulfilled. How can we cure ourselves of this strikingly modern affliction? According to Richard Denniss, we must distinguish...

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True Stories: Complete Short Non-Fiction

True Stories: Complete Short Non-Fiction

Helen Garner

An extraordinary book of collected short non-fiction, spanning fifty years of work, by one of Australia's great writers.

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The Origins of Creativity

The Origins of Creativity

Edward O. Wilson

Following the extraordinary success of The Meaning of Human Existence, Edward O. Wilson offers a philosophically probing work on the origins of human creativity.

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A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport

A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport

Titus O'Reily

Titus O'Reily, Australia's least insightful sports writer, takes you through the history of Australian sport and the people who made it. In his inimitable comic style, he explains how sport has shaped this wide brown country into...

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Birdmania

Birdmania

Bernd Brunner

A window on the world of birders-obsessive, passionate, quirky, and always interesting

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Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change

Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change

Geoff Dembicki

A declaration of resistance, and a roadmap for radical change, from the generation that will be most screwed by climate change.

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Young Hitler: The Making of the Fuhrer

Young Hitler: The Making of the Fuhrer

Paul Ham

How did the defining years of Hitler's life affect his rise to power? When Adolf Hitler went to war in 1914, he was just 25 years old. By peeling back the layers of Hitler's childhood, his war record and his early political...

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The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

Niall Ferguson

Throughout history our societies have worked through networks - of information, friendship, professions, families - Niall Ferguson's new bestseller is a history of this remarkable aspect of human existence, from the networks that...

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The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World

David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt

A profound and powerful exploration of human creativity from the international bestselling author of The Brain.

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Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through

Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through

V. I. Lenin, Slavoj Zizek

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Zizek shows why Lenin's thought is still important today

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The Secret Life of Cows

The Secret Life of Cows

Rosamund Young

In this affectionate, heart-warming chronicle, Rosamund Young shows that cows love, play games, bond and form life-long friendships.

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 Special priceA World of Three Zeroes: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Carbon Emissions

A World of Three Zeroes: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Carbon Emissions

Muhammad Yunus

A World of Three Zeroes describes the new civilisation that is emerging from the economic experiments Yunus' work has helped to inspire, and offers a challenge to young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens...

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The Drover's Wife: A Collection

The Drover’s Wife: A Collection

Frank Moorhouse

A celebration of a great Australian love affair, 'The Drover's Wife' in the Australian imagination: stories, performances and images.

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Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir

Irvin D. Yalom

The must-read new memoir from one of psychiatry's most important figures.

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The Grip of Film

The Grip of Film

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade edits and annotates the meditations on film by that master of the medium, Gordy LaSure.

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No Front Line: Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan

No Front Line: Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan

Chris Masters

Australia's foremost investigative journalist goes deep into the heart of our Special Forces long war in Afghanistan.

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The Good Country: The Djadja Wurrung, The Settlers and the Protectors

The Good Country: The Djadja Wurrung, The Settlers and the Protectors

Bain Attwood

In this superbly researched book Bain Attwood eschews the generalisations of national and colonial history to provide a finely grained local history of the......

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 Special priceThe Harbour

The Harbour

Scott Bevan

In the bestselling tradition of Peter Ackroyd's The Thames, a celebration of one of the world's great waterways

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The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two

The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two

The Lifted Brow

A perfect entry-point into the most interesting elements of Australia's current literary culture, The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two is diverse, exciting, and isn't afraid to ask the hard questions.

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2017

The Best Australian Science Writing 2017

Michael Slezak, Emma Johnston

Would it be ethical to eat sentient aliens? What is the basis of the difference between the sexes? Why is there something rather than nothing? Now in its seventh year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2017 draws on the...

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 Special priceThe Number Games

The Number Games

Adam Spencer

Following on from his Big Book of Numbers (2014), World of Numbers (2015), and Time Machine (2016), Australia's funniest mathematician is back with a brand new book of number puzzles and trivia!<br...

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Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism

Yanis Varoufakis

A letter to his daughter by the #1 bestselling world-renowned economist using vivid, universally accessible stories to explain what economics is and why it is so dangerous

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The Big Picture: Towards an Independent Foreign Policy: Australian Foreign Affairs: Issue 1

The Big Picture: Towards an Independent Foreign Policy: Australian Foreign Affairs: Issue 1

Jonathan Pearlman

‘We need to determine a foreign policy of our own - one that looks after Australia's interest in the new order; an order which will have China as its centre of gravity.' -Paul KeatingThe world is changing, and so...

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The Inner Life of Animals

The Inner Life of Animals

Peter Wohlleben

A beguiling book about our deep connection with the natural world in all its incarnations, from the author of The Hidden Life of Trees.

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The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump. Essays and Reportage, 1994-2016

The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump. Essays and Reportage, 1994-2016

Martin Amis

One of the finest essayists of all time with an essential collection of essays looking at our times.

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 Read reviewThe Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Masha Gessen

In The Future is History Masha Gessen follows the lives of four Russians, born as the Soviet Union crumbled, at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the...

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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Ta-Nehisi Coates

An annotated collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama era by the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, including an interview with the President himself

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

The Book of Forgotten Authors

Christopher Fowler

99 forgotten authors, their forgotten books, and their unforgettable stories

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The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms

The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms

Rebecca Solnit

A new collection of 'further feminisms' - searing, smart and provocative essays from one of the most important public intellectuals writing today.

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Wake Up: The Nine Hashtags of Digital Disruption

Wake Up: The Nine Hashtags of Digital Disruption

David Fagan

'The big trends in emerging technologies are in place if we want to be alert to them. In this book I traverse the worlds of social media, driverless cars, online retailing, travel, education, health, employment and the...

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The Lost Words

The Lost Words

Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris

From Acorn to Weasel: a gorgeous, hand-illustrated, large-format spell book celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world.

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Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC

Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC

Reed Tucker

The most bruising battle in the superhero world isn't between spandex-clad characters -- it's between the publishers themselves. For more than 50 years, Marvel and DC have been locked in an epic war, tirelessly trading punches and...

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What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home

What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home

Mark Mazower

A family memoir, encompassing some of the most fascinating aspects of twentieth century European history, from the acclaimed author of Dark Continent.

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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

Simon Schama

Here is a passionate history of a world unfolding across many continents and five centuries by one of our greatest and internationally bestselling historians.

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens

Alison Weir

Five of England's medieval queens come to life in the first volume of an epic new series from the bestselling historian.

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Silence: In the Age of Noise

Silence: In the Age of Noise

Erling Kagge

From the Norwegian explorer, a stunning meditation on the power of silence and how to shut out the world.

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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

Margareta Magnusson

A charming approach to putting your life in order so your loved ones won't have to? There's a word for it in Swedish: Dostadning, literally, ‘death cleaning'.

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Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Alan Burdick

A witty, surprising, often moving and always insightful work of scientific writing that will ensure you never look at a clock the same way again.

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How to Be Human: The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence

How to Be Human: The Ultimate Guide to Your Amazing Existence

New Scientist

Everything you need to know about being human: an eye-opening, illustrated handbook about being human.

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 Special priceWhiteley on Trial

Whiteley on Trial

Gabriella Coslovich

Offers a tale of obsession, greed and ego, where the richly diverse worlds of art, horse-racing, high finance, the luxury car trade and a humble tradesman collide - and no one is entirely innocent. Except perhaps the tradesman.

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Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman

Anne Helen Petersen

An accessible, analytical look at how influential female celebrities are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an 'acceptable' woman - a Stylist Book Club pick

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

Ross McMullin

Hundreds of Australian first-person narratives of World War I have been published, but none more riveting than this one.

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 Special priceNative: Art and Design with Australian Plants

Native: Art and Design with Australian Plants

Kate Herd, Jela Ivankovic-Waters

Native offers planting palettes and design themes, gardening techniques and inspiration for an original and exciting perspective on the very best of Australian local flora.

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Into the Grey Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

Into the Grey Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

Adrian Owen

In 2006 Dr Adrian Owen and his team made medical history. They discovered a new realm of consciousness, a twilight zone somewhere between life and death. They called this the Grey Zone. Into the Grey Zone reveals astonishing...

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Tinkering: Australians Re-invent DIY Culture

Tinkering: Australians Re-invent DIY Culture

Katherine Wilson

At a time when the labour-market is failing as a source of security and identity for many, domestic tinkering is emerging as a legitimate occupation in a.....

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Paris: An Inspired Wander Through the City of Lights

Paris: An Inspired Wander Through the City of Lights

Alexandra Carroll

Paris is thrillingly unique. No other city has captured the hearts and imaginations of artists and lovers quite like this historic metropolis. Whether you're visiting Paris for the first time, or you're a seasoned Francophile...

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 Special priceAustralian Gypsies: Their secret history

Australian Gypsies: Their secret history

Mandy Sayer

Today, roughly 100,000 Gypsies call Australia home, yet their experiences have never been included in any official histories of the country. In this volume, award-winning memoirist and novelist Mandy Sayer weaves together a...

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Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

Joshua Green

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and...

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The Smell of Fresh Rain: The Unexpected Pleasures of our Most Elusive Sense

The Smell of Fresh Rain: The Unexpected Pleasures of our Most Elusive Sense

Barney Shaw

An exploration of the hidden complexities of one of our most under-used and misunderstood senses.

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 Read reviewThe Quantum Astrologer's Handbook

The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook

Michael Brooks

A book of science like no other, about a scientist like no other.

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On John Marsden: Writers on Writers

On John Marsden: Writers on Writers

Alice Pung

In this fascinating book, Alice Pung writes about one of her deep influences - the much-loved and hugely successful John Marsden.

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On Kate Jennings: Writers on Writers

On Kate Jennings: Writers on Writers

Erik Jensen

‘Kate says she doesn't know what to say about writing. When people ask, she tells them to prepare for a life of failure.'

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The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia

The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia

Anna Clark

In every coastal town in Australia, there's a bait shop and a boat ramp, and, in garages around the country, fishing rods are strung up waiting for their next outing. Many of us have a special fishing spot, and families pass on...

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Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Phaidon Editors, David Malin, Paul Murdin

Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images - an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe - from ancient cave paintings to animation

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Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone

Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone

Brene Brown

`True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. She writes, `True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in both being a part of something, and in standing...

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Bored and Brilliant: How Time Spent Doing Nothing Changes Everything

Bored and Brilliant: How Time Spent Doing Nothing Changes Everything

Manoush Zomorodi

An award-winning journalist uncovers the truth about boredom and why it's the key to your creativity

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Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia's Refugee Policy

Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia’s Refugee Policy

Claire Higgins

In the late 1970s, 150,000 Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians arrived in Australia by boat, fleeing war and oppression. This influx of people, and the way the Fraser government handled it, marked not only the real end of the...

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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt, winner of the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, tackles the origins of humanity through the most enduring story of all time.

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Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101 - Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal

Quarterly Essay 67: Moral Panic 101 - Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal

Benjamin Law

Are Australian schools safe? And if they're not, what happens when kids are caught in a bleak collision between ill-equipped school staff and a confected media scandal?

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On Doubt

On Doubt

Leigh Sales

When society seems to demand confidence and certainty, how much courage does it take to admit doubt, especially self-doubt? In this personal essay, one of Australia's most respected journalists argues in favour of a doubtful...

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'Me Write Myself': The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47

‘Me Write Myself’: The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen’s Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47

Leonie Stevens

Exiles, lost souls, remnants of a dying race. The fate of the First Nations peoples of Van Diemen's Land is one of the most infamous chapters in Australian, and world, history. The men, women, and children exiled to Flinders...

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 Read reviewCan You Tolerate This?

Can You Tolerate This?

Ashleigh Young

Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of twenty-one personal essays by Ashleigh Young.

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Escape Artist: The Incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck

Escape Artist: The Incredible Second World War of Johnny Peck

Peter Monteath

The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck.In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from a German...

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Stranger Thingies: From Felafel to now

Stranger Thingies: From Felafel to now

John Birmingham

John Birmingham is a master of good writing and funny lines. He has written a thousand stories, some true, some not so much. These are the best ones and they're so good, and so funny, there has been no barrel-scraping involved....

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Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World

Footsteps: From Ferrante’s Naples to Hammett’s San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World

New York Times

Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby's sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon.<br...

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The Weather Obsession

The Weather Obsession

Lawrie Zion

We have come a long way since the days when weather information could only be found in the back pages of newspapers. The Weather Obsession takes the temperature of modern weather media and investigates how it has fuelled our...

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Sons and Soldiers: The Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned for Retribution

Sons and Soldiers: The Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned for Retribution

Bruce Henderson

The story of young German Jews who escaped the Nazis, most often without their families, only to return a few years later to war-torn Europe as members of an elite secret U.S. Army unit.

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It's Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots

It’s Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots

Toby Walsh

A fascinating survey of Artificial Intelligence - where it came from, the state of the art today, and where it will take us tomorrow.

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The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

Anu Partanen

How the Nordic countries, especially Finland, can teach us how to live better

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The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers

The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers

Adam Nicolson

The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they face and the passions they inspire - beautifully illustrated by artist Kate Boxer.

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The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others

The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others

Tali Sharot

The new book from TED speaker and author of The Optimism Bias, Tali Sharot, The Group Delusion challenges the wisdom of the crowd.

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Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language

Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language

Daniel Tammet

From the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers, a delightful and eclectic exploration of language, and what it can teach us about ourselves and our lives.

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The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

David Weigel

The wildly entertaining story of progressive rock, the music that ruled the 1970s charts-and has divided listeners ever since.

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Late Essays: 2006-2017

Late Essays: 2006-2017

J. M. Coetzee

A broad range of stunning essays from Australia's resident Nobel laureate.

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Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains

Victoria Broackes, Anna Landreth Strong

Published to accompany the V&A's major summer exhibition, Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, celebrates 50 years of one of the greatest bands of all time.

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Into the Heart of Tasmania

Into the Heart of Tasmania

Rebe Taylor

In 1908 Ernest Westlake collected over 13,000 Aboriginal stone tools in Tasmania. He believed he had found the remnants of an extinct race whose culture was akin to the most ancient Stone Age Europeans. But Westlake unwittingly...

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Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World

Billy Bragg

Against a backdrop of Cold War politics, rock and roll riots and a newly assertive generation of working-class youth, the songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg charts the history, impact and legacy of skiffle - Britain's...

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Making Modern Australia: The Whitlam Government's 21st Century Agenda

Making Modern Australia: The Whitlam Government’s 21st Century Agenda

Jenny Hocking

The changes we have made will remain - like all great Labor legislation - permanent landmarks in our history.' Gough Whitlam The Whitlam government propelled....

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 Read reviewWoman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment

Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment

Jenny Valentish

Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way.

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 Read reviewPlease Explain

Please Explain

Anna Broinowski

After eighteen years in the political wilderness, Pauline Hanson is back and more powerful than ever. Please Explain is a compelling, intimate look at how an Ipswich fish and chip shop lady changed the nation - and how she speaks...

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The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry is 'something of an anachronism'. He began his life as the old times and the last of the old-time people were dying out, and continues to this day in the old ways: a team of work horses and a pencil are his preferred...

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Prince A to Z: The Life of an Icon From Alphabet Street to Jay Z

Prince A to Z: The Life of an Icon From Alphabet Street to Jay Z

Steve Wide, Alice Oehr

Shares facts about the iconic rock star, including his influence on fashion, his collaborations with other artists, and his lasting legacy.

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Flights

Flights

Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft

A literary and imaginative book that explores subjects such as anatomy and psychology through narratives and reflections on travel and the body, and life and death.

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Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults

Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults

Laurie Penny

'I can't really think of another writer who so consistently and bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better' Caitlin Moran Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising,...

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The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

Stuart Kells

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders is a love letter to libraries not just as mere collections of books, but as magical, fabled places.

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The Man Who Climbs Trees

The Man Who Climbs Trees

James Aldred

Tells the story of a professional British tree climber, cameraman and adventurer, who has made a career out of travelling the world, filming wildlife for the BBC and climbing trees.

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The Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social and Economic Origins - and Solutions

The Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social and Economic Origins - and Solutions

Per Molander

So begins this new approach to the greatest social ill of our time, and nearly every other era. From a country with one of the world's lowest rates of income and social imbalance, award-winning Swedish analyst Per Molander's book...

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Democracy and Its Crisis

Democracy and Its Crisis

A. C. Grayling

An urgent exploration of the challenges facing democracy today

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Nancy MacLean

An explosive exposé of the man and the ideas behind the well-heeled right's relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatise public education, and curb democratic majority rule.

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Total Propaganda: Basic Marxist Brainwashing for the Angry and the Young

Total Propaganda: Basic Marxist Brainwashing for the Angry and the Young

Helen Razer

Marxism and socialism explained for a younger readership

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Your Brain Knows More Than You Think: The New Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Your Brain Knows More Than You Think: The New Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Niels Birbaumer, Jorg Zittlau, David Shaw

Too often, we humans tend to assume that nature is fixed, immutable - and this tendency is particularly strong when we think about matters of the mind and behaviour. Neuroplasticity - the virtually limitless capacity of the brain...

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The Prince Boofhead Syndrome

The Prince Boofhead Syndrome

Michael Carr-Gregg

By the author of the phenomenally successful The Princess Bitchface Syndrome comes the highly anticipated and long-awaited companion volume about parenting teenage boys.

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Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

One of Silicon Valley's sharpest strategists shows that success doesn't demand longer, harder hours, it demands that you work less

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer

The main driver of inequality--returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth--is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty's findings in this ambitious, original,...

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The Women's Footy Almanac 2017

The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017

John Harms, Yvette Wroby

The inaugural AFL Women's competition was a huge success. Although there were supporters who anticipated its impact, there were many who were surprised by the significance it had.

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You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Man-Made Women

You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Man-Made Women

Carina Chocano

In Carina Chocano's insightful, witty and moving You Play The Girl, we travel down the rabbit hole into the Wonderland of pop culture

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Aussie Aussie Aussie

Aussie Aussie Aussie

Ben Pobjie

Aussie Aussie Aussie celebrates the influential Australians who made our nation great, as well as the ones who stopped us from being as great as we could have been but who have ended up with their own Wikipedia pages anyway

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War: An Enquiry

War: An Enquiry

A. C. Grayling

A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more

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A Rightful Place: A Road Map to Recognition

A Rightful Place: A Road Map to Recognition

Shireen Morris

The nation has unfinished business. After more than two centuries, can a rightful place be found for Australia's original peoples?

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The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed their own Government (Updated Edition)

The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed their own Government (Updated Edition)

Niki Savva

In the original edition of The Road to Ruin, prominent political commentator, author, and columnist for The Australian Niki Savva revealed the ruinous behaviour of former prime minister Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta...

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The Show: Another Side of Santamaria's Movement

The Show: Another Side of Santamaria’s Movement

Mark Aarons, John Grenville

In late 1942, on the recommendation of 26-year-old Bob Santamaria, Australia's Catholic bishops took the first steps in creating a clandestine church organisation to smash the Communist Party's massive trade union base. Before...

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Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India

Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India

Shashi Tharoor

Tells the real story of the British in India - from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj - and reveals how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India.

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 Read reviewWatching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice

Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice

Julian Burnside

Rich with fascinating case studies, and eloquent in its defence of civil society, Watching Out is a beacon of legal liberalism in an intemporate age.

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 Special priceLa Mama

La Mama

Adam Cass

In August 2017, Melbourne's La Mama Theatre celebrates 50 years since the premiere of its first production, Jack Hibberd's Three Old Friends. La Mama commemorates the rich life story of the theatre so far, tracking the...

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 Read reviewNot Just Lucky

Not Just Lucky

Jamila Rizvi

Media star Jamila Rizvi's exploration of the confidence deficit holding women back, the barriers to career success this can create, and how they might be overcome. Accessible and timely, this is essential reading for millennial...

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Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it

Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it

Angela Saini

From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.

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A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

Michael D'Antonio

In A Consequential President, Michael D'Antonio tallies Barack Obama's long record of achievement, both his major successes and less-noticed ones that nevertheless contribute to his legacy. Obama's greatest achievement came as he...

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The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft

Tom Griffiths

Passionate and elegant, The Art of Time Travel conjures fresh insights into the history of Australia and renews our sense of the historian's craft.

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Sunlight and Seaweed

Sunlight and Seaweed

Tim Flannery

Internationally renowned climate change expert Professor Tim Flannery presents a detailed and fascinating vision of the technologies that will prove invaluable in ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.

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Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist

Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist

Richard Dawkins (Oxford University)

A new anthology of essays and previously published and unpublished work by the brilliant evolutionary biologist, author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion.

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The Death and Life of Australian Soccer

The Death and Life of Australian Soccer

Joe Gorman

This is more than a book about soccer - it is the story of Australia's national identity.

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Quarterly Essay 66: The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia's Climate Deadlock

Quarterly Essay 66: The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock

Anna Krien

The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Extreme weather is becoming all too familiar. And the Coalition government is divided and paralysed.

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In Writing

In Writing

Adam Phillips

A scintillating sequence of essays on writers and writing from one of the great minds of our times.

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 Read reviewDepends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

Depends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

John Safran

No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the...

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Taming Toxic People: The Science of Identifying and Dealing with Psychopaths at Work

Taming Toxic People: The Science of Identifying and Dealing with Psychopaths at Work

David Gillespie

Bestselling author David Gillespie turns his attention to a phenomenon that damages businesses, seeds mental disease and discomfort and can bring civilisations to the brink of implosion - the psychopath.

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Fighting Hislam: Women, Faith and Sexism

Fighting Hislam: Women, Faith and Sexism

Susan Carland

The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist's playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with.....

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge

A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge

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Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Becky Bond, Zack Exley

Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution.

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 Read reviewHeart: the inside story of our bodys most important organ

Heart: the inside story of our bodys most important organ

Johannes Hinrich Von Borstel, David Shaw

The heart - we all have one, pumping away reliably in our chest, never stopping till the day we die. But few of us think much about this heroic organ until it starts to go wrong.

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 Read reviewAnaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion

Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion

Kate Cole-Adams

You know how it is when you go under. The jab, the countdown, the- -and then you wake.This book is about what happens in between.Until a hundred and seventy years ago many people chose death over the ordeal...

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Songlines and Fault Lines: Epic Walks of the Red Centre

Songlines and Fault Lines: Epic Walks of the Red Centre

Glenn Morrison

Visitors to the Red Centre come looking for the real Australia. What they find is both beautiful and disturbing: wilderness, desire, an ancient philosophy of home, and the confusing countenance of the Australian frontier, a...

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Dear Reader

Dear Reader

Mary O'Connell

A fabulous, sharply funny and heartbreaking love letter to Wuthering Heights and books, Dear Reader is about finding your people - on the page and in the world.And in this case those are the people who love reading,...

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Dragon and Kangaroo: Australia and China's Shared History from the Goldfields to the Present Day

Dragon and Kangaroo: Australia and China’s Shared History from the Goldfields to the Present Day

Robert Macklin

The fascinating story of the Chinese presence in and influence on this country - our intertwined history from before Captain Cook to the present day.

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Beyond Veiled Cliches

Beyond Veiled Cliches

Amal Awad

Amal Awad spoke with women in the Arab world and Arab Australian women to discover what their lives are really like. The breadth, variety and beauty of what she discovered will surprise you.

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The Vandemonian War

The Vandemonian War

Nick Brodie

The Vandemonian Wars will reveal the untold story of the orchestrated and successful attacks on the aboriginal population of Tasmania after British settlement and the British Government's part in it.

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 Special price Read reviewA Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Bernadette Brennan

Helen Garner is one of Australia's most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft. But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained...

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Tour de Oz

Tour de Oz

Bret Harris

Four years before the inaugural Tour de France, four cyclists known as 'Overlanders' set out on a race around Australia. On 24 November 1896 a wiry and wily bushman named Arthur Richardson left Coolgardie for Adelaide by bicycle....

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The Australian Bird Guide

The Australian Bird Guide

Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack

The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated field guide to Australia's unique birdlife.

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In the Land of Giants: hunting monsters in the Hindu Kush

In the Land of Giants: hunting monsters in the Hindu Kush

Gabi Martinez

Reminiscent of Into The Wild, In the Land of Giants goes in search of a charismatic, enigmatic adventurer who lost his life on a mysterious quest through one of the most hostile landscapes on earth.

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Just Cool It

Just Cool It

David Suzuki, Ian Hanington

A resounding post-Paris Agreement wake-up call about the urgency of the climate crisis that offers a range of practical solutions - and above all, hope.Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced,...

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Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann

A masterpiece of narrative non-fiction, set around an American crime and the birth of the FBI, a thrilling investigative account of a forgotten moment in history.

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The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us

The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us

Keith Lowe

The Second World War was one of the most catastrophic events in human history. But how did the experience and memory of bloodshed affect our relationships with each other and the world? The new order, as it emerged...

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The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel

A groundbreaking book on how to slow down the ageing process and lengthen life.

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The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Helps Your Child and Teen to Flourish

The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Helps Your Child and Teen to Flourish

Dr. Lea Waters

This game-changing book reveals the extraordinary results of focusing on our children's strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. By showing us how to throw the ‘strength switch', Dr Lea Waters...

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Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

Tim Harford

Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy paints the epic picture of economic change in an intimate way, by telling the stories of tools and ideas that had far-reaching and unexpected consequences.

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 Read reviewThey Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

Michael Green, Angelica Neville, André Dao, Dana Affleck, Sienna Merope

Revealing, moving and confronting accounts of the reality of life in mandatory detention by those who've experienced it.

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Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen - One Nation and the Politics of Race

Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen - One Nation and the Politics of Race

David Marr

Most Australians despise what Pauline Hanson stands for, yet politics in this country is now orbiting around One Nation.

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Unbreakable: Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope

Unbreakable: Women Share Stories of Resilience and Hope

Jane Caro

In this revealingly honest collection, successful Australian women talk about the challenges they have overcome, from sexual assault and domestic violence to racism, miscarriage, depression and loss, and how they let the past go...

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling...

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Everybody Lies: The New York Times Bestseller

Everybody Lies: The New York Times Bestseller

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Insightful, surprising and with ground-breaking revelations about our society, Everybody Lies exposes the secrets embedded in our internet searches, with a foreword by bestselling author Steven Pinker

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Sons of God

Sons of God

Heath O'Loughlin

The Sons of God are who Australia turns to in times of extreme crisis. The SOG's top-secret methods, advanced training and incredible bravery have made them the ultimate urban warriors in the war against high-level crime and...

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Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

Emily Witt

'What is the story we're telling ourselves?' A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman.

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Sugar: The world corrupted, from slavery to obesity

Sugar: The world corrupted, from slavery to obesity

James Walvin

The story of sugar, and of mankind's desire for sweetness in food and drink is a compelling, though confusing story. It is also an historical story.

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The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams

The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the World’s Greatest Teams

Sam Walker

Drawing on original interviews with athletes from two dozen countries as well as coaches, managers and others skilled at building teams, the author attempts to answer questions such as: Are great captains made or born? Why do so...

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Breaking the Mould

Breaking the Mould

Angela Pippos

An extraordinary transformation is taking place in Australian sport; from suburban footy fields to stadium cage fights, sportswomen are breaking through the...

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Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond

Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond

William Dalrymple, Anita Anand

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world, from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling historians William Dalrymple and Anita...

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The Mighty West: The Bulldogs' Journey from Daydream Believers to Premiership Heroes

The Mighty West: The Bulldogs' Journey from Daydream Believers to Premiership Heroes

Kerrie Soraghan

In 2016 the Western Bulldogs stunned the AFL world by winning the Premiership - the club's first since 1954, and only its second ever. It was an unprecedented rise to success, capped by a stunning Grand Final victory that left...

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The Secret Life of the Mind: How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides

The Secret Life of the Mind: How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides

Mariano Sigman

A vast yet compact view of cognitive neuroscience, a groundbreaking, personal and comprehensive guide into understanding our thoughts.

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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety

Sarah Wilson

The world's foremost writer on the dangers of sugar discovers the hidden value and advantages of being an anxious person.

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Shakespeare And Company, Paris: A History

Shakespeare And Company, Paris: A History

Krista Halverson

A copiously illustrated account of the famed Paris bookstore on its 65th anniversaryThis first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated...

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The essential universe, from a celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

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An Uncertain Future: Australian Birdlife in Danger

An Uncertain Future: Australian Birdlife in Danger

Geoffrey Maslen

In An Uncertain Future, Geoffrey Maslen takes us into the fascinating lives of Australian birds, showing us how intelligent they are, the significant threats they face due to disappearing habitats and climate change and...

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Mischka's War: A European Odyssey of the 1940s

Mischka’s War: A European Odyssey of the 1940s

Sheila Fitzpatrick

On a winter's day in 1943, 22-year-old Mischka Danos chanced on a terrible sight as he skied through Latvian woods—a pit filled with the bodies of Jews killed by the occupying Germans. The world was full of such atrocities,...

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 Read reviewDraw Your Weapons

Draw Your Weapons

Sarah Sentilles

Draw Your Weapons stirs and confronts, disturbs and illuminates. A single book might not change the world, but this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world-and that makes all the...

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 Read reviewOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

China Mieville

Acclaimed fantasy author China Mieville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down

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The Secret Life: Three True Stories

The Secret Life: Three True Stories

Andrew O'Hagan

Examining three lives - Julian Assange, Craig Wright, the Australian behind the Bitcoin inventor 'Satoshi Nakamoto', and Ronald Pinn, an online character O'Hagan created - he explores identity, secrecy, and the relationship...

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A Good Life to the End: Taking Control of Our Inevitable Journey Through Ageing and Death

A Good Life to the End: Taking Control of Our Inevitable Journey Through Ageing and Death

Ken Hillman

A professor of intensive care asks why so many elderly people linger in pain and confusion in ICU when all they want is to die at home in peace and with their loved ones. A crucial and timely rallying cry against unnecessary...

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Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

Graham Allison

The reason is Thucydides's Trap, a deadly pattern of structural stress that results when a rising power challenges a ruling one. This phenomenon is as old as history itself. About the Peloponnesian War that devastated ancient...

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The Retreat of Western Liberalism

The Retreat of Western Liberalism

Edward Luce

From the Financial Times' US commentator, The Retreat of Western Liberalism is an extraordinarily sharp and insightful look at why the values the West has long championed now face mortal danger

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General Intellects: Twenty-OneThinkers for the Twenty-First Century

General Intellects: Twenty-OneThinkers for the Twenty-First Century

McKenzie Wark

A guide to the thinkers and the ideas that will shape the future

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Selfie: How We Became So Self-obsessed and What It's Doing to Us

Selfie: How We Became So Self-obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us

Will Storr

A compelling new work about the mysterious power of the self and the danger of our modern obsession with it

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Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers

Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave...

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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

Peter Ackroyd

Our preeminent chronicler of London looks at the city in a whole new way -- through the history and experiences of its gay community

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Scorched Earth: Australia's Secret Plan for Total War Under Japanese Invasion in World War Two

Scorched Earth: Australia’s Secret Plan for Total War Under Japanese Invasion in World War Two

Sue Rosen

Hidden for 75 years, the top secret government documents outlining preparations for the event of a Japanese invasion of Australia in 1942 have finally been discovered. They reveal an extraordinarily comprehensive plan to thwart...

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No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to...

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The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

Susan Bordo

The essential analysis of how and why Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election by acclaimed cultural critic and historian Susan Bordo

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In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's: Shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize

In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s: Shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize

Joseph Jebelli

The fascinating and very human story of the Alzheimer's epidemic that affects millions of people around the world - and the race against the clock to find a cure.

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Code Breakers: Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australia's Two Bletchley Parks

Code Breakers: Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australia’s Two Bletchley Parks

Craig Collie

The extraordinary untold story of the brilliant men and women who cracked the Japanese codes from Australia during World War II.

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The Clever Guts Diet

The Clever Guts Diet

Michael Mosley

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The Ten Types of Human: A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can Be

The Ten Types of Human: A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can Be

Dexter Dias

An extraordinary investigation into who we really are, by one of the world's most celebrated human rights lawyers.

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The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

The Genetics of Health: Understand Your Genes for Better Health

Sharad P. Paul

Take charge of your health by understanding the connection between our evolutionary past and our future wellbeing with this practical guide to personalised health and nutrition-from distinguished physician Dr. Sharad Paul

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Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus

Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus

Matt Taibbi

From the thwarted Bernie Sanders insurgency to the aimless Hillary Clinton campaign, across the wilting media coverage and the trampled legacy of Obama, this is the story of ordinary voters forced to bear witness to the whole...

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In Search of Good Government: Great Expectations & Political Amnesia

In Search of Good Government: Great Expectations & Political Amnesia

Laura Tingle

With the politics of rage and resentment dominating many Western nations, including Australia, Laura Tingle's calm, perceptive analysis is more relevant than ever.

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 Read reviewThe Rules Do Not Apply

The Rules Do Not Apply

Ariel Levy

The new book by New Yorker journalist and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy.

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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

Wesley Lowery

A deeply reported book on the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, offering unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America, and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it In over a year of...

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The Courage to be Disliked

The Courage to be Disliked

Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga

Released for the first time in the English language, the Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons needed to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.

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The Family

Chris Johnston, Rosie Jones

A powerful work of investigative journalism that reveals the legacy of a notorious cult.

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder

In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people and established rule by an elite with a monopoly on...

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A Land Without Borders: My Journey Around East Jerusalem and the West Bank

A Land Without Borders: My Journey Around East Jerusalem and the West Bank

Nir Baram, Jessica Cohen

Accessible, insightful and beautifully written, A Land Without Borders provides an extraordinary window into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the region's current political and cultural climate

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The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

Brad Stone (Author)

The world is changing right before our eyes. This great wave, sparked by smartphones and high speed internet, has really just started. It has minted not just a new set of winners and losers but turned San Francisco into an...

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Birds Art Life Death: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant

Birds Art Life Death: The Art of Noticing the Small and Significant

Kyo Maclear

'Now when I hear birdsong, I feel an entry to that understory. When I am feeling too squeezed on the ground, exhausted by everything in my care, I look for a little sky. There are always birds flying back and forth, city birds...

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The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Rebellion

The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Rebellion

Tariq Ali

On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Tariq Ali paints an illuminating portrait of Lenin

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How the Hell Did This Happen?: The US Election of 2016

How the Hell Did This Happen?: The US Election of 2016

P. J. O'Rourke

An essential take on the stranger-than-fiction 2016 presidential election from a quintessential voice on American politics and culture.

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Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment

Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

Yanis Varoufakis

This explosive, headline-making memoir from the world's most controversial economist will blow the lid on the secret dealings of the EU

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 Special priceThe Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

Graeme Wood

The definitive book on the distinctive history and psychology of ISIS, based on Wood's unprecedented access to the Islamic State's own recruiters and supporters, and his extensive time reporting throughout the region. Based on...

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Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Kate Raworth

Identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot. This book deconstructs the character of Rational economic man and explains what...

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The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

David George Haskell

The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers - trees.

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Everything Under The Heavens: how the past helps shape China's push for global power

Everything Under The Heavens: how the past helps shape China’s push for global power

Howard W. French

From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global...

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 Read reviewLast Words: The hanging of Ronald Ryan

Last Words: The hanging of Ronald Ryan

Barry Dickins

From acclaimed playwright and writer Barry Dickins, Last Words is the story of Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia. Fifty years after his death, questions remain unanswered. Ryan had been found guilty of murdering prison...

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Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Jonathan Chait

An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents.

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Bee Quest

Bee Quest

Dave Goulson

A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads the author from the Salisbury plains to the Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the...

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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend.

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Louise Milligan

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has brought to light horrific stories. Questions about what the Cardinal George Pell knew, and when, have persisted. Cardinal uncovers uncomfortable truths about a...

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 Read reviewThe Case Against Fragrance

The Case Against Fragrance

Kate Grenville

A beautifully written, clear-eyed investigation of the science of scent and the power of the fragrance industry, from one of Australia's greatest writers.

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 Read reviewNo Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson

No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson

Jeff Sparrow

Vocalist. Actor. Athlete. Agitator. Icon. Martyr.

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 Read reviewThe Pleasures of Leisure

The Pleasures of Leisure

Robert Dessaix

In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work-life...

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 Special price Read reviewStill Lucky

Still Lucky

Rebecca Huntley

At a time when politics seems increasingly negative and our society increasingly divided, Still Lucky shows that we are more fortunate than we think, and have more in common than we know.

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Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

Clive Hamilton

Humans have become so powerful that we are disrupting the functioning of the earth, to the point where scientists now consider we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Clive Hamilton argues this forces us to...

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A Little History of Economics

A Little History of Economics

Niall Kishtainy

A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field

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Letters to a Young Muslim

Letters to a Young Muslim

Omar Saif Ghobash

In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a...

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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant

Offers insights for dealing with hardships in our own lives and helping others in crisis. This title explores how yiu cn raise strong children, create resilient communities and workplaces, and find meaning, love and joy in our...

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Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession And Renewal: Quarterly Essay 61

Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession And Renewal: Quarterly Essay 61

George Megalogenis

What has gone wrong with our politics? And what does our government need to do so that Australia is not globalisation's next victim? Balancing Act is a passionate look at the politics of change and renewal, and a bold call for...

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 Read reviewTestosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Cordelia Fine

A landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential Delusions of Gender

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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis.

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 Read reviewConfabulations

Confabulations

John Berger

'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'.John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes...

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The Meaning of Michelle

The Meaning of Michelle

Veronica Chambers

Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what Michelle Obama means to our culture. The Meaning of...

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