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Rewilding the Urban Soul: Searching for the Wild in the City

Rewilding the Urban Soul: Searching for the Wild in the City

Claire Dunn

We're a famously nature-loving nation, yet 86 per cent of Australians call the city home. Amid the concrete and the busyness, how can we also answer the call of the wild?

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The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing

The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing

Hannah Dawson

A powerful new anthology of feminist voices throughout history and from around the world

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The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present

The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present

Ralph Hope

The Grey Men comes as an urgent warning from the past at a time when governments the world over are building an unprecedented network of surveillance over their citizens.

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Losing Our Minds

Losing Our Minds

Lucy Foulkes

A vital corrective and accessible guide to the science of mental illness

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The Day the World Stops Shopping

The Day the World Stops Shopping

J. B. MacKinnon

We can't stop shopping but we must stop shopping - the consumer dilemma that defines our lives and our future. This ground-breaking work of reporting and thought-experiment explores what would happen if we did.

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Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942

Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942

Max Hastings

An epic, intimate new account of one of the greatest naval dramas of World War II, from number one bestselling historian Max Hastings.

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The New Age of Empire

The New Age of Empire

Kehinde Andrews

An essential new work outlining the origin and ongoing reality of global racism, from Britain's leading authority on Black Studies.

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Taking a Long Look

Taking a Long Look

Vivian Gornick

One of our most vital and incisive writers on literature, feminism, and knowing one's self

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Mine!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives

Mine!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives

Michael Heller, James Salzman

A Freakonomics-style investigation into the mysteries of ownership, filled with counterintuitive insights and fascinating case studies.

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The Spy Who Was Left Out in the Cold

The Spy Who Was Left Out in the Cold

Tim Tate

A compelling yet tragic portrait of one of the most important, yet least understood, spies of the early Cold War. This is the dramatic, untold true story of Goleniewski's dealings in espionage and skulduggery.

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X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

Leah Garrett

This is popular WW2 history at its heart-stopping best, fuelled by an incredible new story

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A Narrative of Denial

A Narrative of Denial

Peter Job

Learn how the Australian government used the guise of national interest to forge a false account of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor.

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Latitude

Latitude

Nicholas Crane

The untold story of an adventure that shaped history by confirming the shape of the world

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The Heartbeat of Trees

The Heartbeat of Trees

Peter Wohlleben

In an era of mobile phone addiction and ever-expanding cities, many of us fear we've lost our connection to nature - but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the natural world remain alive and...

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Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City

Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City

Edmund Richardson

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

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After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made

After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made

Ben Rhodes

In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. To understand what was happening in America, Rhodes decided to look outwards. After the...

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Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness

Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness

Owen Eastwood

Empowers readers to unlock the highest levels of togetherness and performance

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Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

Katherine Angel

A provocative, elegantly written analysis of female desire, consent, and sexuality in the age of MeToo

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King Richard: Nixon and Watergate - an American tragedy

King Richard: Nixon and Watergate - an American tragedy

Michael Dobbs

A sharply focused, riveting account - told from inside the White House - of the crucial days, hours, and moments when the Watergate conspiracy consumed, and ultimately toppled, a president.

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Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

Salman Rushdie

A collection of the finest essays by the 'Best of the Booker' winner, following on from his much-acclaimed Step Across the Line

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 Read reviewWho Gets to Be Smart: Privilege, Power and Knowledge

Who Gets to Be Smart: Privilege, Power and Knowledge

Bri Lee

Bri Lee, best-selling and award-winning author of Eggshell Skull, asks Who gets to be smart? in this forensic and hard-hitting exploration of knowledge, power and privilege.

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The School: The Ups and Downs of One Year in the Classroom

The School: The Ups and Downs of One Year in the Classroom

Brendan James Murray

A portrait of one teacher and his class as they journey through the ups and downs of a school year.

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Noise

Noise

Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein

From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman, the co-author of the million-copy bestseller Nudge Cass Sunstein, and the eminent professor and writer on strategic thinking Olivier Sibony,...

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The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us

Heather McGhee

The heartbreaking, liberating truth about what racism has cost all of us.

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China Panic: Australia's Alternative to Paranoia and Pandering

China Panic: Australia’s Alternative to Paranoia and Pandering

David Brophy

When he visited Australia in 2014, Chinese president Xi Jinping said there was an ‘ocean of goodwill' between our country and his. Since then that ocean has shown dramatic signs of freezing over. Australia is in the grip of...

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The Drama of Celebrity

The Drama of Celebrity

Sharon Marcus

A bold new account of how celebrity works

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The Disordered Cosmos

The Disordered Cosmos

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

From a star astrophysicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos - and a call for more just, inclusive practice of science.

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Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It

Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It

Annabelle Williams

Part polemic, part practical guide about how the world favours men financially, and what we can all do to even the balance.

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The Bomber Mafia

The Bomber Mafia

Malcolm Gladwell

Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists had a different view.

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Black is the Body

Black is the Body

Emily Bernard

In twelve intensely personal, interconnected essays, Emily Bernard sets out to tell stories from her life that enable her to talk about truth, race, family and relationships, and much more.

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The World in a Selfie: An Inquiry into the Tourist Age

The World in a Selfie: An Inquiry into the Tourist Age

Marco d'Eramo

A spirited critique of the cultural politics of sightseeing. Or, why we are all tourists who hate tourists

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My Grandmother's Hands

My Grandmother’s Hands

Resmaa Menakem

My Grandmother's Hands is an extraordinary call to action for all of us to recognize that racism affects not only the mind, but also the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our racial...

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Finding the Mother Tree

Finding the Mother Tree

Suzanne Simard

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

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Letters to Camondo

Letters to Camondo

Edmund de Waal

A haunting sequence of imagined letters to the Count de Camondo - the owner of a Parisian palace filled with beautiful objects, turned into a memorial for his lost son - by the bestselling author of The Hare with Amber Eyes

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Bullies and Saints

Bullies and Saints

John Dickson

John Dickson gives an honest account of the mixed history of Christianity, the evil and the good. He concedes the Christians' complicity for centuries of bullying but also shows the myriad ways the beautiful teaching of Christ has...

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The Power of Geography

The Power of Geography

Tim Marshall

Ten maps that reveal the future of global power and politics: the much-anticipated sequel to the million-copy bestseller Prisoners of Geography

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Bad People - and How to Be Rid of Them

Bad People - and How to Be Rid of Them

Geoffrey Robertson, QC

Geoffrey Robertson's Plan B for punishing human rights abusers: ‘Magnitsky Laws', which could impose debilitating sanctions on ‘bad people'.

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Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

Niall Ferguson

A provocative, original and compelling history of catastrophes and their consequences

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The Shortest History of China

The Shortest History of China

Linda Jaivin

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

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Some Achieve Greatness

Some Achieve Greatness

John Bell

Some Achieve Greatness contains invaluable lessons on leadership, drawn from John Bell's extensive relationship with Shakespeare and his own experience as a cultural leader

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Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

Cedric J. Robinson

The African roots of black radicalism.

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Books do Furnish a Life

Books do Furnish a Life

Richard Dawkins

A new anthology of the internationally best-selling science writer's work, bringing together his writing about some of the most important science literature of our age to explore its key themes. Includes exclusive new commentary...

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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Patrick Radden Keefe

The story of the Sackler Dynasty, Purdue Pharma, and their involvement in the opioid crisis that has created millions of addicts, even as it generated billions of dollars in profit.

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A Matter of Death and Life

A Matter of Death and Life

Irvin D. Yalom, Marilyn Yalom

A year-long journey by the renowned psychiatrist and his writer wife after her fatal diagnosis, as they reflect on how to love and live without regret.

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Reading Like an Australian Writer

Reading Like an Australian Writer

Belinda Castles

All writers begin as readers.

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The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo

The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo

Paul Strathern

A sweeping 400-year history of the Florentines who gave birth to the Renaissance, by the author of The Medici and The Borgias.

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The Last Correspondent: Dispatches from the frontline of Xi's new China

The Last Correspondent: Dispatches from the frontline of Xi’s new China

Michael Smith

The ultimate insider's account: living and working in China in a period of unprecedented economic and social upheaval

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 Read reviewAs Beautiful As Any Other: A Memoir of My Body

As Beautiful As Any Other: A Memoir of My Body

Kaya Wilson

When Kaya Wilson came out to his parents as transgender, a year after a near-death surfing accident and just weeks before his father's death, he was met with a startling family history of concealed queerness and shame.

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Inga Clendinnen: Selected Writings

Inga Clendinnen: Selected Writings

James Boyce

Inga Clendinnen was one of Australia's greatest writers and thinkers. This selection covers the full scope of her writing, from Tiger's Eye to Aztecs, from Boyer Lectures to essays on all manner of topics

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Toxic: The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry

Toxic: The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry

Richard Flanagan

Is Tasmanian salmon one big lie?

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I Saw the Dog: How Language Works

I Saw the Dog: How Language Works

Alexandra Aikhenvald

A leading expert draws on a lifetime of fieldwork to reveal the mysteries and magic of language.

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Racism: Stories on Fear, Hate and Bigotry

Racism: Stories on Fear, Hate and Bigotry

Winnie Dunn, Stephen Pham, Phoebe Grainer

Are we a nation of racists? Thirty-nine writers confront our darkest truths in this fearless collection of short stories, poems and essays from the margins of Australia.

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Smuggled: A History of Illegal Journeys to Australia

Smuggled: A History of Illegal Journeys to Australia

Ruth Balint, Julie Kalman

Smuggled offers a previously unseen glimpse into the dangerous and shadowy world of people smuggling. It shares harrowing true stories of those fleeing persecution to seek asylum and reshapes our idea of those -- sometimes family,...

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Places I've Taken My Body

Places I’ve Taken My Body

Molly McCully Brown

Brown constellates the subjects that define her inside and out: a disabled and conspicuous body, a religious conversion, a missing twin, a life in poetry.

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Randolph Stow: Critical Essays

Randolph Stow: Critical Essays

Kate Leah Rendell

Randolph Stow (1935-2010) was a writer who resisted critical containment. His complete oeuvre of eight novels, a children's novella, a libretto, translation work and several collections of poetry presents an accomplished and...

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Helgoland

Helgoland

Carlo Rovelli

The Number One bestselling author of The Order of Time is back with a stunning book about the enigma of quantum physics

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The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

Michio Kaku

The best-selling physicist returns with a thrilling account of the search for the 'god equation'

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France: A Short History

France: A Short History

Jeremy Black

A concise history of France from prehistory to the present, recounting the great events and personalities and exploring France's cultural and political influence today.

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 Read reviewThe Hard Crowd

The Hard Crowd

Rachel Kushner

From the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Mars Room, a wildly original first essay collection about living fast and free in a crowded world

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Why We Are Restless

Why We Are Restless

Benjamin Storey, Jenna Silber Storey

A compelling exploration of how our pursuit of happiness makes us unhappy

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Alberto Angela

One of Italy's most revered cultural figures reconstructs the extraordinary life of the legendary Cleopatra at the height of her power in this epic story of passion, intrigue, betrayal, and war.

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Radicals: Remembering the Sixties

Radicals: Remembering the Sixties

Meredith Burgmann, Nadia Wheatley

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

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Breaking the Social Media Prism

Breaking the Social Media Prism

Christopher A. Bail

A revealing look at how user behaviour is powering deep social divisions online - and how we might yet defeat political tribalism on social media.

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Reading the Seasons: Books Holding Life and Friendship Together

Reading the Seasons: Books Holding Life and Friendship Together

Germaine Leece, Sonya Tsakalakis

It's an old cliché that books ‘transport you'; but as any avid reader will tell you, there's far more to them than that. Alongside comfort and retreat, books offer insight into ourselves and others. Reading the...

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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Elizabeth Kolbert

The author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?

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The Invention of Miracles

The Invention of Miracles

Katie Booth

A revelatory revisionist biography of Alexander Graham Bell - renowned inventor of the telephone and powerful enemy of the deaf community.

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You're Not Broken

You’re Not Broken

Sarah Woodhouse

Dr Sarah Woodhouse is a Research Psychologist who specialises in trauma and is passionate about helping people face this word and their past. In You're Not Broken she teaches you what a trauma is and how to recognise when, why and...

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Remember

Remember

Lisa Genova

A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice.

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Victoire: A Wartime Story of Resistance, Collaboration and Betrayal

Victoire: A Wartime Story of Resistance, Collaboration and Betrayal

Roland Philipps

An incredible story of heroism, complicity and survival about a charismatic double-agent who played a major role in World War Two - Agent Victoire.

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White Russians, Red Peril

White Russians, Red Peril

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Over 20,000 ethnic Russians migrated to Australia after World War II - yet we know very little about their experiences. Some came via China, others from refugee camps in Europe. Sheila Fitzpatrick examines the early years of a...

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American Kompromat

American Kompromat

Craig Unger

American Kompromat unravels the Russian-influenced operations that amassed the dirty little secrets of the richest and most powerful men on earth.

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The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery

The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery

Seb Falk

A spellbinding journey through the life of an English monk, an age of discovery and the mysteries of the medieval mind The Middle Ages were a time of wonder. They gave us the first universities, the first eyeglasses and the first...

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The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence

Ross King

Before long, with the enterprising nuns working tirelessly as typesetters, the Ripoli Press began printing a series of books and pamphlets that triggered an explosion of ideas in politics, philosophy and religion.

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Reset

Reset

Ross Garnaut

In Reset, renowned economist Ross Garnaut shows how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future - and why the old approaches will not work.

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 Read reviewThe Believer

The Believer

Sarah Krasnostein

From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief.     

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The Rome Plague Diaries

The Rome Plague Diaries

Matthew Kneale

A warm and affectionate portrait of a city and a people under lockdown during the Covid-19 crisis, from the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of Rome: A History in Seven Sackings.

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Queens of Jerusalem

Queens of Jerusalem

Katherine Pangonis

Debut by an exciting young narrative historian - a revisionist history of Medieval Palestine.

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In the Land of the Cyclops

In the Land of the Cyclops

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Martin Aitken

In the Land of the Cyclops is Karl Ove Knausgaard's first collection of essays to be published in English, and these brilliant and wide-ranging pieces meditate on themes familiar from his groundbreaking fiction.

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We Are Bellingcat

We Are Bellingcat

Eliot Higgins

We Are Bellingcat tells the story of how a school dropout created a whole new category of information-gathering and galvanised citizen journalists to solve some of the biggest stories of our time, using just their computer...

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Flesh Made New

Flesh Made New

John Rasko, Carl Power

The dazzling promise of stem-cell treatment: does it work and will it save us? Two experts look at the hype  

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Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

Annalee Newitz

A fascinating look at four of the most spectacular cities in human history - and why they were all abandoned.

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Math Without Numbers

Math Without Numbers

Milo Beckman

Math Without Numbers is an illustrated, lucidly written guide to nothing less than the three fields of inquiry at the highest level of mathematical thinking. 

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The Spymaster of Baghdad

The Spymaster of Baghdad

Margaret Coker

The Spymaster of Baghdad is the gripping story of the Falcons- the top-secret Iraqi intelligence unit that infiltrated the Islamic State. 

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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

Nicole Perlroth

From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market--the most secretive, invisible, government-sponsored market on earth--and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global...

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Bill Gates

One of the world's greatest innovators and practical problem-solvers tackles the biggest global problem of our time.

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Killing Sydney: The Fight for a City's Soul

Killing Sydney: The Fight for a City’s Soul

Elizabeth Farrelly

Fairfax columnist, architect and former city councillor Elizabeth Farrelly presents a love song to the city of Sydney and an empassioned plea for its protection.

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This is Why I Resist

This is Why I Resist

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

An unfettered call to anti-racist action by the activist, political commentator and public speaker, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.

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We See It All

We See It All

Jon Fasman

What are citizens of a free country willing to tolerate in the name of public safety? Jon Fasman journeys from the US to London - one of the most heavily surveilled cities on earth - to China and beyond, to expose the legal,...

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Black Summer

Black Summer

Michael Rowland

Told by ABC journalists who were on the ground and broadcasting during our worst ever fire season, spearheaded by Michael Rowland  

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The Ruby Princess

The Ruby Princess

Duncan McNab

In the early hours of Thursday 19 March 2020, the luxury cruise liner Ruby Princess docked at Sydney's Circular Quay, the gateway to Australia.

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Greetings from Trumpland

Greetings from Trumpland

Zoe Daniel, Roscoe Whalan

Zoe Daniel's new book is a timely reflection on how the Trump presidency has changed the world.   

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 Read reviewThe Care Factor

The Care Factor

Ailsa Wild

A portrait of a nurse in Australia as she returns to the ICU and encounters the frontline of the pandemic crisis on many fronts.    

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Bag Man

Bag Man

Rachel Maddow, Michael Yarvitz

The wild crimes, audacious cover-up, and spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House

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 Read reviewReturn to Uluru

Return to Uluru

Mark McKenna

When Mark McKenna set out to write a history of the centre of Australia, he had no idea what he would discover. 

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Think Again

Think Again

Adam Grant

The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking- learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life

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In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

Robert Reynolds, Shirleene Robinson, Paul Sendziuk

Tells the remarkable story of AIDS volunteers who engaged in a struggle for life against death. For the first time, by focusing on individual life stories, this book explores the crucial role of the men and women who volunteered...

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Salmon

Salmon

Mark Kurlansky

In his new global food history, the internationally bestselling author says if we can save the salmon, we can save the world

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White Feminism

White Feminism

Koa Beck

An analysis of how corporations are cashing in on feminism and how white women have excluded women of colour.

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Mission Economy

Mission Economy

Mariana Mazzucato

The extraordinary efforts that took mankind to the moon 50 years ago were more than a scientific feat of aeronautics. This book asks if the same level of boldness could be applied to the biggest problems of our time.

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The New Climate War

The New Climate War

Michael E. Mann

A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil-fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and to delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the...

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The Beat of Life

The Beat of Life

Reinhard Friedl

The heart is our most important - and perhaps most mysterious - organ. Every day it pumps 9000 litres of blood and beats around 100,000 times.     

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Wars Without End

Wars Without End

Danny Keenan

Written by senior Maori historian Danny Keenan, Wars Without End eloquently and powerfully describes the Maori reasons for fighting the Land Wars, placing them in the wider context of the Maori struggle to retain their sovereign...

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Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep

Joe Biden

Democratic Senator Biden, one of the most recognizable figures in the U.S. government, presents an insiders look at life in the Senate, Washington politics, and American foreign policy.

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 Read reviewComing of Age in the War on Terror

Coming of Age in the War on Terror

Randa Abdel-Fattah

The generation born at the time of the 9/11 attacks are turning 18. What has our changed world meant for them?    

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Pain: The Science of the Feeling Brain

Pain: The Science of the Feeling Brain

Dr Abdul-Ghaaliq Lalkhen

Told through case studies and medical history, this is an enlightening, in-depth book on the fascinating science behind pain and the complexities of its treatment, by one of the leading doctors in this area.

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Is It Tomorrow Yet?

Is It Tomorrow Yet?

Ivan Krastev

One of our most scintillating public intellectuals explores the political paradoxes of the pandemic and helps us think our way through it    

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The Miracle Pill

The Miracle Pill

Peter Walker

An investigation into the global threat to health that modern, sedentary lifestyles pose today, and a blueprint for change.

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Culture is Life

Culture is Life

Wayne Quilliam

A contemporary photography book that celebrates and shares stories of First peoples across the continent.

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The Diet Compass

The Diet Compass

Bas Kast

The answer to all questions about aging and nutrition.

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Dizzy Limits: Recent Experiments in Australian Nonfiction

Dizzy Limits: Recent Experiments in Australian Nonfiction

Various contributors

Dizzy Limits collects the very best examples of the above mentioned experimental nonfiction from our most intellectually ambitious and creatively curious writers. 

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The Lost Spells

The Lost Spells

Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris

Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but new in form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure, a new collection of 'spells' - acrostic poetry and artwork - by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie...

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How to Teach Classics to Your Dog

How to Teach Classics to Your Dog

Philip Womack

An introduction to the classical world for you and your canine.

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The Bookseller's Tale

The Bookseller’s Tale

Martin Latham

This is the curious story of our long love affair with books. Whether comfort reads or cult novels, we carry them with us, inhale the smell of their pages, scrawl in their margins, and protect them from book thieves and bathwater....

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Berlin: The Story of a City

Berlin: The Story of a City

Barney White-Spunner

As Germany marks the thirtieth anniversary of its unification since the end of the Cold War, international bestselling-author Barney White-Spunner celebrates the history of one of Europe's greatest cities.

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Truth-Telling

Truth-Telling

Henry Reynolds

If we are to take seriously the need for telling the truth about our history, we must start at first principles.     

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Black, White and Exempt

Black, White and Exempt

Lucinda Aberdeen, Jennifer Jones

These personal and often painful histories uncovered in archives, family stories and lived experiences reveal new perspectives on exemption.

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Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia

Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia

Bruce Pascoe, Vicky Shukuroglou

A new, fully illustrated book from award-winning author Bruce Pascoe and photographer Vicky Shukuroglou that offers a deeper understanding of Australia and how best to travel and appreciate the heart of the country.

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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power

Ijeoma Oluo

A bold and provocative look at white male power from the New York Times number one bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race.   

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The Momentous, Uneventful Day

The Momentous, Uneventful Day

Gideon Haigh

Has COVID-19 ushered in the end of the office? Or is it the office's final triumph? 

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Post-Growth Living

Post-Growth Living

Kate Soper

An urgent and passionate plea for a new and ecologically sustainable vision of the good life.    

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The Climate Cure

The Climate Cure

Tim Flannery

An urgent and essential call to arms from one of Australia's most respected climate scientists, Tim Flannery. A compelling and solution-focused declaration of the action required to win the climate battle, and how change must...

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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Emmanuel Acho

An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

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A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough

A legacy-defining book from Sir David Attenborough, reflecting on his life's work, the dramatic changes to the planet he has witnessed, and what we can do to make a better future.    

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 Read reviewEating with My Mouth Open

Eating with My Mouth Open

Sam van Zweden

Eating with My Mouth Open is food writing like you've never seen before: honest, brave, and exceptionally tasty. Lyrically written, Sam van Zweden offers a millennial response to classic food writers, revelling in body positivity...

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Intimacy and Solitude

Intimacy and Solitude

Stephanie Dowrick

Intimacy and Solitude starts with the most fundamental relationship of all: how you understand and care for your own self - knowing this will inevitably be reflected in your most essential relationships.    

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Ageless

Ageless

Andrew Steele

Ageless is a guide to the science driving biology's biggest story: why we get old, and how we can stop it. 

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FLY: Financially Literate Youth

FLY: Financially Literate Youth

Marlies Hobbs, Jai Hobbs

FLY - Financially Literate Youth is the perfect handbook for every young person who wants to be armed with the financial knowledge and confidence to set themselves up for success as they chart the course of their life. 

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Astonishing Rock Trivia

Astonishing Rock Trivia

John Tait

Trivia with a twist.

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2020

The Best Australian Science Writing 2020

Sara Phillips, Peter C. Doherty

The annual collection - now in its tenth year - celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.  

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Fire Flood and Plague

Fire Flood and Plague

Sophie Cunningham

Writers, scientists, historians, journalists and commentators consider subjects as broad as culture and the arts, working as a doctor, travel, domestic violence, security, immigration, the death of a loved one, geopolitics,...

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Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy

Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy

Ami Ayalon, Anthony David, Dennis Ross

A highly decorated Israeli military officer, leader, and former director of the internal security service, Shin Bet, sees the light on what his country must do to achieve a lasting peace between Israel and the...

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Truth Is Trouble

Truth Is Trouble

Malcolm Knox

Why did the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau over his homophobic social media posts become one of the nation's most polarizing controversies? How could one man's religious views activate so many people in modern Australia? And...

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 Read reviewThe Palace Letters

The Palace Letters

Professor Jenny Hocking

What role did the queen play in the governor-general Sir John Kerr's plans to dismiss prime minister Gough Whitlam in 1975, which unleashed one of the most divisive episodes in Australia's political history?

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Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing

Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing

Jacob Goldstein

A lively and accessible history of humanity's greatest - and strangest - creation: money.

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 Read reviewWitness

Witness

Louise Milligan

From the best-selling author of CARDINAL comes a searing examination of the power imbalance in our legal system - where exposing the truth is never guaranteed and, for victims, justice is often elusive.

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