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 Special price Read reviewThe Arsonist

The Arsonist

Chloe Hooper

On the day that became known as Black Saturday, one man deliberately lit two fires near the small town of Churchill, Gippsland, then sat on the roof of his house and watched the flames. The Arsonist, by the acclaimed author of The...

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 Read reviewThe Dinosaur Artist

The Dinosaur Artist

Paige Williams

New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the surprisingly perilous world of fossil collectors in this riveting true tale.       

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The Land Before Avocado

The Land Before Avocado

Richard Glover

A VIRAGO MODERN CLASSICS edition set in the swinging sixties and revolving around Joseph, a self-styled nihilist, whose girlfriend has abandoned him. He has decided to give up existing, but his concerned friends and neighbours...

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

John Pickrell

This popular yearly anthology gives a snapshot of the very best science writing Australia has to offer, including everything from the most esoteric philosophical questions about ourselves and the universe, through to practical...

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Yes Yes Yes: Australia's Journey to Marriage Equality

Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s Journey to Marriage Equality

Shirleene Robinson, Alex Greenwich

A compelling, moving account of the long journey to marriage equality in Australia. Yes Yes Yes, written by two advocates intimately involved in the struggle for marriage equality, reveals the untold story of how a...

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 Read reviewThrough the Night: Dispatches from Uranus

Through the Night: Dispatches from Uranus

Ed Moreno, Caio Fernando Abreu

Brazilian journalist and author Caio Fernando Abreu died of AIDS-related complications in 1996. He was one of the most important voices of the AIDS epidemic but his writing has been largely inaccessible to English-language...

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 Special priceBrief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking

Brief Answers to the Big Questions: the final book from Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection...

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The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)

The Mother of All Jobs: How to Have Children and a Career and Stay Sane(ish)

Christine Armstrong

It's time for a different conversation about working and parenting. As our working days get ever longer and our phones keep so many of us glued to work, the needs of our children and the world of school and childcare has not...

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To Obama: With Love, Joy, Hate and Despair

To Obama: With Love, Joy, Hate and Despair

Jeanne Marie Laskas

Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. This is the story of how they shaped his presidency. Together they reveal the diary of...

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Trigger Warnings

Trigger Warnings

Jeff Sparrow

Donald Trump is the Thing-that-should-not-be.

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The Persecution of the Templars: Scandal, Torture, Trial

The Persecution of the Templars: Scandal, Torture, Trial

Alain Demurger, Teresa Lavender Fagan

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

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 Special priceLed Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is the first and only official illustrated book to be produced in collaboration with the members of the band.   

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 Special priceErebus: The Story of a Ship

Erebus: The Story of a Ship

Michael Palin

Michael Palin brings to life one of the greatest adventures of all time.  

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)

Rebecca Solnit

An essential new collection of essays from the bestselling phenomenon Rebecca Solnit calling for reflection and context, activism and hope.  

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Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Brene Brown

Research professor and TED talk phenomenon Dr Brené Brown reveals how to choose courage over comfort, so we can step up, make a difference and dare to lead.

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 Special price Read reviewBoys Will be Boys

Boys Will be Boys

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford reports that one of the questions she is most asked in person and online is 'How do I raise my son to be a feminist? How do I make sure he's a supporter rather than a perpetrator?' That is a question that many...

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The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

Kassia St Clair

A new history of ingenuity from the author of The Secret Lives of Colour.

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 Special priceThe Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

Michael Lewis

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? Stay tuned.

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 Read reviewThe World Was Whole

The World Was Whole

Fiona Wright

The follow-up to Fiona Wright's essay collection Small Acts of Disappearance - winner of the Nita B. Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for Non-fiction, shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the NSW Premier's Award for...

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The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy

The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy

Mark Urban

From the heart of the cold war to the current hostilities between Russia and the West, this is the definitive account of the events that led to the Skripal poisoning

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Identity

Identity

Francis Fukuyama

The bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order and The End of History offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics and their effect on domestic and international affairs of state.   

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On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd

On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd

Axel Linden, Frank Perry

Norwegian Wood meets The Tao of Pooh meets a flock of Swedish sheep in this playful, profound and philosophical diary written by a literary academic turned novice shepherd.

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Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity

Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity

Slavoj Zizek

The latest analysis from the maverick philosopher on vagaries of technology and power.   

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Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

Benjamin Balint

The gripping story of the legal battle over the work of the most enigmatic writer of the twentieth century: a priceless lost cache of papers, an unprecedented international custody battle, and the unlikely trajectory of a trove of...

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How to Invent Everything: Rebuild All of Civilization (with 96% fewer catastrophes this time)

How to Invent Everything: Rebuild All of Civilization (with 96% fewer catastrophes this time)

Ryan North

Get ready to make history better...     

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How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philip Freeman

An honest and eloquent guide to finding and treasuring true friends, How to Be a Friend speaks as powerfully today as when it was first written.

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Europe: A Natural History

Europe: A Natural History

Tim Flannery

About 100 million years ago, the interaction of three continents-Asia, North America and Africa-formed the tropical island archipelago that would become the Europe of today, a place of exceptional diversity, rapid change and high...

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The Barefoot Investor for Families: The only kids' money guide you'll ever need

The Barefoot Investor for Families: The only kids' money guide you’ll ever need

Scott Pape

The new book from Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor.  

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Hoodwinked

Hoodwinked

Kerry-Anne Walsh

Pauline Hanson claims to represent the average Australian but The Stalking of Julia Gillard's Kerry-Anne Walsh has discovered nothing could be further from the truth.   

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Can We All Be Feminists?

Can We All Be Feminists?

June Eric-Udorie

A cutting-edge feminist essay anthology showcasing marginal voices, edited by 19-year-old activist and journalist June Eric-Udorie.    

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 Special priceYou Daughters Of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World

You Daughters Of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World

Clare Wright

For the ten years from 1902, when Australia's suffrage campaigners won the vote for white women, the world looked to this trailblazing young democracy for inspiration. Clare Wright's epic new history tells the story of...

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Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Camilla Nelson, Rachel Robertson

What's behind the rise of the mummy bullies? Coerced by the media, interrogated by other mothers, frowned upon even by those who are closest to them, the mothers of today face a barrage of criticism.

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Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Katherine Ormerod

A no-holds-barred, no-filter look at what social media is doing to us as a society, and how we can deconstruct the online fantasy to change our own attitudes about modern womanhood.

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Rewording the Brain

Rewording the Brain

David Astle

Master wordsmith and crossword guru David Astle shows how cryptic crosswords can boost your brain power and improve your memory and cognitive capacity.   

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Living and Loving in Diversity

Living and Loving in Diversity

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Sad and funny, sexy and sensitive, angry and insightful: the deeply personal stories in this book reflect a rainbow of experiences and emotions, as diverse as the storytellers themselves. Join chief editor Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli...

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On JM Coetzee: Writers on Writers

On JM Coetzee: Writers on Writers

Ceridwen Dovey

'I was born in the year J.M. Coetzee published his third novel, Waiting for the Barbarians. My mother read this dark, disturbing book with its multiple scenes of torture as she breastfed me at night, while my older sister slept...

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The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together

The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together

Adam Nayman, Telegramme (with Timba Smits)

A playfully illustrated critical journey through the Coen brothers' filmography

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The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Huw Lewis-Jones

A team of distinguished and internationally acclaimed writers and illustrators share their personal insights into the maps they love, the maps they use and the maps that set them dreaming.

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Bees of Australia: A Photographic Guide

Bees of Australia: A Photographic Guide

James Dorey

Discover the beauty and diversity of Australia's native bees.

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 Read reviewDiving for Seahorses: The Science and Secrets of Memory

Diving for Seahorses: The Science and Secrets of Memory

Hilde Ostby, Ylva Ostby

What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory?  

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Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking

Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking

Rachel Love Nuwer

An intrepid investigation of the criminal world of wildlife trafficking - the poachers, the traders, and the customers - and of those fighting against it.   

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 Read reviewPapa Goose

Papa Goose

Michael Quetting

Being father to a gaggle of goslings that won't let you out of their sight is a full-time job...

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Rage Becomes Her

Rage Becomes Her

Soraya Chemaly

A conversation-shifting book urging 21st-century women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it as a tool for positive change

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The Spy and the Traitor

The Spy and the Traitor

Ben Macintyre

A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians.   

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D-Day: The Soldiers' Story

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story

Giles Milton

The definitive soldier-on-the-beach account of the greatest invasion in history

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Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975

Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975

Max Hastings

From the best-selling author of All Hell Let Loose comes a masterly chronicle of one of the most devastating international conflicts of the 20th century and how its people were affected.   

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Primate Change: How the world we made is remaking us

Primate Change: How the world we made is remaking us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths

Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo is on a mission: to show us that maths is the language of the universe.

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Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text

Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text

Ralph Crane, Danielle Wood

A handsome full-colour book pairing unique items from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with selections of original writing about the southern island. 

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The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean

The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean

Peter Burness

Australia's official First World War correspondent Charles Bean saw more of the Australian army's activities and battles on the Western Front than anyone. Bean's private wartime diaries form a unique and personal record of his...

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Rise & Resist: How to Change the World

Rise & Resist: How to Change the World

Clare Press

Takes a wild trip through the new activism sweeping the world. The political march is back in a big way, as communities rally to build movements for environmental and social justice. Crossing the globe, Clare Press meets...

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None of My Business

None of My Business

P. J. O'Rourke

P. J. O'Rourke channels his extensive experience of making fun of terrible things in despicable places and applies it to somewhere even worse - Wall Street.    

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The Hidden Life of Trees : The Illustrated Edition

The Hidden Life of Trees : The Illustrated Edition

Peter Wohlleben

In his international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers' eyes to the wonders and amazing processes at work in the forest. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to...

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Who Is Michael Ovitz?

Who Is Michael Ovitz?

Michael Ovitz

Secretive super-agent delivers the searing inside story of 80s and 90s Hollywood - a new classic of film, media and business.

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Power of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Power of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Rupert Guinness

In Power of the Pedal, cycling journalist Rupert Guinness reveals 200 years of the bike in Australia, covering not only its place in Australian everyday life but also the big races, here and abroad. Along the way, read about...

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Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll

Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll

Stuart Coupe

This is your backstage pass to the hidden side of the music industry - the tantrums, the fights, the tensions, the indulgence, the sex, the alcohol, the drugs. The roadies see it all, and now they are sharing their secrets. ...

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Hello World: How  to be Human in the Age of the Machine

Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

Hannah Fry

As increasingly we rely on them to automate big, important decisions - in crime, healthcare, transport, money - they raise questions that cut to the heart of what we want our society to look like, forcing us to decide what matters...

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Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings

Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings

Graeme Davison

A public intellectual known for his deeply humane approach to social and urban issues, Hugh Stretton's thinking has influenced Australian public debates for many decades. Fundamentally, Stretton wanted to make Australia fairer.

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Women Kind: Unlocking the Power of Women Supporting Women

Women Kind: Unlocking the Power of Women Supporting Women

Kirstin Ferguson, Catherine Fox

Women Kind is a reminder that brilliant things happen when smart women get fed up.

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Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader - Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman

Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader - Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman

Laura Tingle

What has gone wrong with political leadership in Australia? And are things likely to change with a change of leader or government?In this crisp and timely essay, Laura Tingle examines political leadership in general -...

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 Special priceFear: Trump in the White House

Fear: Trump in the White House

Bob Woodward

The inside story on President Trump as only Bob Woodward can tell it.  

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Wrong Way: How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired

Wrong Way: How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired

Damien Cahill, Phillip Toner

Leading economists assess the costs and benefits of privatisation, deregulation, marketisation and other neoliberal reforms that have dominated Australian economic policy since the 1980s.

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Dominion: A History of England Volume V

Dominion: A History of England Volume V

Peter Ackroyd

The fifth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed and bestselling six-volume History of England.

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The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things

The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things

Peter Wohlleben

From the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals, a book that explores the invisible connections that maintain the balance of the entire natural world.

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Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp

Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp

David Sornig

I'm here already, in the bleak, awful hour on Dudley Flats in which the final dereliction of Elsie Williams will come to pass. I'm beginning with it, so you won't be under any illusion as to how it ends.

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Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Untrue

Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Untrue

Wednesday Martin

A jaw-dropping re-evaluation of everything we thought we knew about men, women, and sex.

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 Special priceMirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Meet the legendary Mirka and Georges Mora, with classic French recipes, untold anecdotes, photographs and Mirka's sensuous and colourful artworks.  

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The Death of Hitler: The Final Word on the Ultimate Cold Case: The Search for Hitler's Body

The Death of Hitler: The Final Word on the Ultimate Cold Case: The Search for Hitler’s Body

Jean-Christophe Brisard, Lana Parshina, Shaun Whiteside

A dramatic and revelatory new account of the final days in Hitler's bunker, based on new access to previously unseen Soviet archives.

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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

Helen Jukes

A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping a colony of honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun

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Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Mr Guilfoyle’s Shakespearian Botany

Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William...

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 Special priceAccessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang

An exploration of the age-old complicity between sky watchers and war fighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

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City Life: The New Urban Australia

City Life: The New Urban Australia

Seamus O'Hanlon

Remember when our cities and inner-cities weren't dominated by high-rise apartments? This book documents the changes that have come with the globalisation of the Australian city since the 1970s. It tells the story of the major...

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The Future of Everything

The Future of Everything

Tim Dunlop

We are in the middle of the greatest technological revolution in history. Its epicentre lies in Silicon Valley, but its impacts are across the globe. It could give all of us a better quality of life. Or it could further...

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 Read reviewThe Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World

The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World

Patrick Nunn

In today's society it is generally the written word that holds the authority. We are more likely to trust the words found in a history textbook over the version of history retold by a friend - after all, human memory is...

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Rendezvous with Oblivion

Rendezvous with Oblivion

Thomas Frank

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

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Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Deborah Snow

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

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

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

Bernard Keane

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

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Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic

Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic

John Zubrzycki

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

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Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world

Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world

Peter Moore

Centred around Captain James Cook's first South Sea voyages (1768 - 1771) from a historian who leaves no stone unturned to discover the ship and the attitude that shaped the western world.

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2062: The World that AI Made

2062: The World that AI Made

Toby Walsh

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

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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Serhii Plokhy

A dramatic, minute-by-minute account of one of the most shattering events of the Cold War, from an award-winning writer and historian.   

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Captured Lives: Australia's Wartime Internment Camps

Captured Lives: Australia’s Wartime Internment Camps

Peter Monteath

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

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Water Colour

Water Colour

Greg French

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

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The Football Solution: How Richmond's premiership can save Australia

The Football Solution: How Richmond’s premiership can save Australia

George Megalogenis

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

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When Galaxies Collide

When Galaxies Collide

Lisa Harvey-Smith

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

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

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

Peter Cochrane

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

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James B. Comey, Jr.

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

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Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury

Michael Wolff

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

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Made by Humans: The AI Condition

Made by Humans: The AI Condition

Ellen Broad

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

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Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Michael Isikoff

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

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

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

Richard O. Prum

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

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It's Even Worse Than You Think

It’s Even Worse Than You Think

David Cay Johnston

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

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This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

Henry Reynolds

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

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The Bulldog Track

The Bulldog Track

Peter Phelps

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

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

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

Michael Atherton

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

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 Special priceBeneath Another Sky: A Global Journey into History

Beneath Another Sky: A Global Journey into History

Norman Davies

Where have the people in any particular place actually come from? This evocative historical journey around the world shows us.

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

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

Sallie Tisdale

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

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Under the Rock: The Poetry of a Place

Under the Rock: The Poetry of a Place

Benjamin Myers

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

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On Michael Jackson

On Michael Jackson

Margo Jefferson

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

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The Doctor's Diet

The Doctor’s Diet

Dr. Sandro Demaio

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

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The Eastern Curlew

The Eastern Curlew

Harry Saddler

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

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Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers

Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers

Christopher Lawrence

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

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

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

Dr Sarah McKay

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

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Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want

Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want

Ruby Tandoh

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

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

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

Ron Ehrlich

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

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

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

Jennifer Palmieri

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

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The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

Christina Twomey

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

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

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

Tomas Navarro

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

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

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

Torill Kornfeldt, Fiona Graham

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

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The Hope Circuit

The Hope Circuit

Martin Seligman

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

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The Happiness Plan

The Happiness Plan

Elise Bialylew

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

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How to Be Human: The Manual

How to Be Human: The Manual

Ruby Wax

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

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

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

Brock Bastian

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

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Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow's Economy

Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow’s Economy

Jennifer Rayner

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

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

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

James Adonis

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

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Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Gisela Kaplan

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

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

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

Juli Berwald

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

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Too Big to Walk: The New Science of Dinosaurs

Too Big to Walk: The New Science of Dinosaurs

Brian J. Ford

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

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

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

Heather Turgeon, Julie Wright

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

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Michael Pollan

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

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

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

Darryl Jones

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

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

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

Peter FitzSimons

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

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 Read reviewAxiomatic

Axiomatic

Maria Tumarkin

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

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 Read reviewFeel Free: Essays

Feel Free: Essays

Zadie Smith

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

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

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

Stephen Gapps

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

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

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

Joan Beaumont, Allison Cadzow

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

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 Read reviewDeep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia

Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia

Billy Griffiths

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

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Roar

Roar

Samantha Lane

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

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

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

Lucy Siegle

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

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

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

Stephen Orr

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

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

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

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

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

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 Special priceThe Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, Sahm Venter

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

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

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

Richard Denniss

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

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

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

Mark McKenna

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

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Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

Erin Rhoads

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

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RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future

RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future

David Holmgren

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

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A Zero Waste Life

A Zero Waste Life

Anita Vandyke

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

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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Viet Thanh Nguyen

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

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 Read reviewOrigin Story: A Big History of Everything

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

David Christian

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

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Romance Was Born: A Love Story with Fashion

Romance Was Born: A Love Story with Fashion

Anna Plunkett, Luke Sales, Georgina Safe

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

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 Read reviewMarcia Langton: Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton

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

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The Gender Games

The Gender Games

Juno Dawson

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

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

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

Olympe De Gouges

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

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