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Rooted: An Australian history of bad language

Rooted: An Australian history of bad language

Dr Amanda Laugesen

From the defiant curses of the convicts and bullock drivers to the humour of Kath and Kim, Amanda Laugesen, director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of...

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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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Men at Work: Australia's Parenthood Trap

Men at Work: Australia’s Parenthood Trap

Annabel Crabb

In the past half-century, women have revolutionised the way they work and live. But men's lives have changed remarkably little. Why?

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The Invention of Medicine

The Invention of Medicine

Robin Lane Fox

A striking reappraisal of the beginnings of medicine, by one of the world's leading ancient historians.   

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 Special priceWatsonia: A Writing Life

Watsonia: A Writing Life

Don Watson

No other writer has journeyed further into the soul of Australia and returned to tell the tale... 

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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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 Special priceTroy

Troy

Stephen Fry

Following Mythos and Heroes, this third volume from Stepehn Fry retells the epic tale of Troy.

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 Special priceWhat Is to Be Done

What Is to Be Done

Barry Jones

A follow-up to the prescient bestseller, first published in 1982, that alerted the public to the likely impacts of information technologies and the emergence of a post-industrial society. 

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Analogia

Analogia

George Dyson

A spellbinding exploration of the emergence of the digital age and an unsettling vision of what comes next.

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A Series of Fortunate Events

A Series of Fortunate Events

Sean B. Carroll

Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific...

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Tragedy

Tragedy

Terry Eagleton

A new account of tragedy and its fundamental position in Western culture

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Himalaya: A Human History

Himalaya: A Human History

Ed Douglas

A magisterial history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world's highest mountains.

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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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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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Dog's Best Friend

Dog’s Best Friend

Simon Garfield

A wise, witty, alternative history of humanity, Dog's Best Friend reflects on how our relationship with dogs has changed over the centuries, and explores the universal desire for non-human companionship.     

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What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal Sydney

What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal Sydney

Dennis Foley, Peter Read

What the Colonists Never Knew paints a vivid picture of what it was like to grow up Aboriginal in Sydney, alongside the colonists, from 1788 to the present.

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The Book Collectors of Daraya

The Book Collectors of Daraya

Delphine Minoui

A compelling story of how a group of young people found hope in the midst of the Syrian war

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Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors

Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors

Adrian Goldsworthy

A joint biography that investigates how, during their lifetimes, Philip and Alexander of Macedon transformed a weak kingdom in northern Greece into a globe-spanning empire, and in so doing changed the course of human history.

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maar bidi: next generation black writing

maar bidi: next generation black writing

Elfie Shiosaki, Linda Martin

In this beautifully crafted, evocative and poignant anthology of prose and fiction, a diverse group of young black writers are encouraged to find strength in their voices and what is important to them. 

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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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Animals Make Us Human

Animals Make Us Human

Leah Kaminsky, Meg Keneally

A response to the devastating 2019-20 bushfires, Animals Make Us Human both celebrates Australia's unique wildlife and highlights its vulnerability.

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Pride in Defence

Pride in Defence

Noah Riseman, Shirleene Robinson

Charts the changing policies and practices of the Australian Defence Force, illuminating the experiences of LGBTI members in what was often a hostile institution. At the centre of this book are the courageous LGBTI members who...

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Gladius

Gladius

Guy de la Bedoyere

Guy de la Bedoyere's gripping narrative history gives a sense of what it was like to be a soldier in the army that brought the Romans their empire.

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Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told?: Essays

Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?: Essays

Jenny Diski

A collection of the best of the indomitable Jenny Diski's essays, one of the great anomalies of contemporary literature (The New York Times Magazine), selected by London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers.

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Hitler and Stalin

Hitler and Stalin

Laurence Rees

This compelling book on Hitler and Stalin - the culmination of thirty years' work - examines the two tyrants during the Second World War, when Germany and the Soviet Union fought the biggest and bloodiest war in history.

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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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The Long Shadow: Australia's Vietnam Veterans since the War

The Long Shadow: Australia’s Vietnam Veterans since the War

Peter Yule

he Long Shadow sets the record straight about the health of Vietnam veterans and reveals a more detailed and complex picture.    

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How Not To Be Wrong

How Not To Be Wrong

James O'Brien

There's no point having a mind if you're not willing to change itJames O'Brien has built well over a million loyal listeners to his radio show by dissecting the opinions of callers live on air, every day. But winning the argument...

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Less is More

Less is More

Jason Hickel

The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. We need to change how we see the world and our place within it, shifting from a philosophy of domination and extraction to one that's...

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Back Roads: The Scenic Route

Back Roads: The Scenic Route

Heather Ewart

From the ABC Back Roads team, Australia's inspiring rural communities in splendid, vivid colour.

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Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses

Kurt Andersen

Largely out of sight, they rapidly built and funded a new empire of think tanks and academic institutions and professional organisations, lobbying and political groups, using them to transform politics, media, finance, the legal...

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Behind the Enigma

Behind the Enigma

John Ferris

You know about MI5. You know about MI6. Now uncover the story behind Britain's most secretive intelligence agency in the first-ever authorised history of GCHQ.

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The Human Cosmos

The Human Cosmos

Jo Marchant

A journey through the history of science and man's relationship with the night sky and the cosmos beyond, from the author of Royal Society Prize-shortlisted Cure

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The Purpose of Power

The Purpose of Power

Alicia Garza

In a powerful exploration of recent racial history, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter examines the moment we're in, how we got here, and how together we can build movements to create a just and equal world.

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 Special priceSwainston's Fishes of Australia: The complete illustrated guide

Swainston’s Fishes of Australia: The complete illustrated guide

Roger Swainston

Roger Swainston's breathtaking artwork provides a fascinating overview of the extraordinary diversity of Australia's marine and freshwater fishes.

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The Next Great Migration: The Story of Movement on a Changing Planet

The Next Great Migration: The Story of Movement on a Changing Planet

Sonia Shah

Tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through to today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.

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 Special priceA 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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2020: The Year That Changed Us

2020: The Year That Changed Us

The Conversation, Molly Glassey

In January 2020, Australia went from battling one of its worst-ever bushfire seasons to preparing for COVID-19 to hit its shores. What ensued was crisis: a pandemic, political upheaval, an international human rights movement,...

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The Madman's Library

The Madman’s Library

Edward Brooke-Hitching

A stunning new volume from Edward Brooke-Hitching, revealing some of the strangest books ever written and produced.

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 Special priceMantel Pieces

Mantel Pieces

Hilary Mantel

A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of the Wolf Hall Trilogy.    

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The Scandinavian Skincare Bible

The Scandinavian Skincare Bible

Johanna Gillbro

Cutting-edge research about the skin's microbiome in this Swedish bestseller that will revolutionize the way you treat your skin.

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How Birds Behave

How Birds Behave

Wenfei Tong

This engaging book delves into the private lives of wild birds to reveal why they behave as they do.

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The Border: A Journey Around Russia

The Border: A Journey Around Russia

Erika Fatland, Kari Dickson

Living next door to Russia - a cultural encounter with each of its neighbours.

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The Comedy of Error: Why evolution made us laugh

The Comedy of Error: Why evolution made us laugh

Jonathan Silvertown

What is humour? Why do we laugh? And how can we be funnier?

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How to Think Like Shakespeare

How to Think Like Shakespeare

Scott Newstok

A lively and engaging guide to vital habits of mind that can help you think more deeply, write more effectively, and learn more joyfully

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Nothing Much Happens

Nothing Much Happens

Kathryn Nicolai

Busy minds need a place to rest. Whether you find yourself struggling to sleep, awake in the middle of the night, or even just anxious as you move through the day, in Nothing Much Happens, Kathryn Nicolai offers a healthy way to...

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The Invention of China

The Invention of China

Bill Hayton

A provocative account showing that China -and its 5,000 years of unified history-is a national myth, created only a century ago with a political agenda that persists to this day.

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 Special priceLonely Planet's Natural World

Lonely Planet’s Natural World

Lonely Planet

This beautiful and inspiring book is an authoritative and timely account of our planet's natural wonders, explaining how and why our bodies and brains benefit from being in nature, as well as the importance of valuing and...

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 Read reviewA Letter to Layla

A Letter to Layla

Ramona Koval

A kaleidoscopic portrait of humanity written with warmth and curiosity, by one of Australia's most prominent broadcasters.

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Great Diaries

Great Diaries

DK, Kate Williams

Travel back in time and witness both everyday life and great moments in history in this fascinating compilation of diaries through the ages.   

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A Short History of the World According to Sheep

A Short History of the World According to Sheep

Sally Coulthard

A free-ranging survey of the huge impact that the domesticated ungulates of the genus Ovis have had on human history.

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Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness

Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness

Bill Bailey

A compilation of funny, personal, and meditative essays about happiness by national treasure Bill Bailey, fully illustrated by Bill Bailey himself.

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How to Make the World Add Up

How to Make the World Add Up

Tim Harford

Using his trademark narrative skills, Tim Harford takes us deep into the world of statistics and shows how important and powerful they can be

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The Hype Machine

The Hype Machine

Sinan Aral

In this brilliant smart-thinking book about the power and influence of social media, Professor Sinan Aral shows how 'hyper-socialization' has profoundly changed us.

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If Then

If Then

Jill Lepore

A brilliant, revelatory account of the Cold War origins of the data-mad, algorithmic twenty-first century, from the acclaimed and internationally bestselling author.

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How To Break Up With Friends

How To Break Up With Friends

Dr. Hannah Korrel

We all have that one friend. The one who expects the world, but never remembers your birthday. The one who constantly ditches your dinner plans when you're already halfway to the restaurant. The one who leaves you feeling...

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Maiden Voyages

Maiden Voyages

Sian Evans

How the Golden Age of transatlantic travel between the wars transformed women's lives across all classes - a vivid portrait of life on-board the iconic ocean liners.

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Stories We Tell Ourselves

Stories We Tell Ourselves

Richard Holloway

An examination of how we make sense of the world, from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Emma Dawson, Janet McCalman

With contributions from some of Australia's most respected academics and leading thinkers, What Happens Next? sets out a progressive, reforming agenda to tackle the twin crises of climate change and inequality. It provides a...

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The Gifts of Reading

The Gifts of Reading

Robert Macfarlane, Jennie Orchard

Published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of global literacy non-profit, Room to Read, The Gifts of Reading forms inspiring, unforgettable, irresistible proof of the power and necessity of books and reading. ...

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Spoon-Fed

Spoon-Fed

Tim Spector

One of the world's leading scientists of food and nutrition reveals why so much of the current advice about food and nutrition is dangerously inaccurate, misleading and often downright wrong.

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The Ways of the Bushwalker: On foot in Australia

The Ways of the Bushwalker: On foot in Australia

Melissa Harper

Bushwalking - an organised long-distance walk in rugged terrain that requires maps and camping equipment, or a family day out - is one of Australia's most popular pastimes. This landmark book, now updated, delves into its rich and...

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Living with the Anthropocene

Living with the Anthropocene

Cameron Muir, Jenny Newell, Kirsten Wehner

You're not alone. Climate change is really happening.

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Pandora's Jar

Pandora’s Jar

Natalie Haynes

In the many retellings of the Greek myths, the focus is generally on gods and heroes, but Natalie Haynes refocuses our gaze on the remarkable women at the centre of these ancient stories.

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Tales of Two Planets

Tales of Two Planets

John Freeman

Building from his acclaimed anthology Tales of Two Americas, beloved writer and editor John Freeman draws together some of our greatest writers from around the world to help us see how the environmental crisis is hitting some of...

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The Haunting of Alma Fielding

The Haunting of Alma Fielding

Kate Summerscale

London, 1938. Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman, begins to experience supernatural events in her suburban home.

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Ten Days in Harlem

Ten Days in Harlem

Simon Hall

Castro - in his trademark olive fatigues - receives a rapturous reception from the local African American community, and holds court with political and cultural luminaries including Malcolm X, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nikita Khrushchev...

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Is the Moon Upside Down?

Is the Moon Upside Down?

Greg Quicke

During his younger days working as a bush mechanic and pearl diver in remote WA, Greg Quicke spent countless nights lying in a swag and staring at the stars. That daily distraction grew into a passion that has seen him become one...

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In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World

In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World

Danielle Clode

In Search of the Woman who Sailed the World is an ode to the sea, to science and to one remarkable woman who, like all explorers, charted her own course for others to follow.

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Reconnected

Reconnected

Andrew Leigh

Friends are good for your health. The strength of your social relationships is a remarkably good predictor of how long you will live. Strong social connections also make communities more resilient, efficient and satisfying. But...

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 Special priceRage

Rage

Bob Woodward

An unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency from Bob Woodward.

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A Human's Guide to the Future

A Human’s Guide to the Future

Dr Jordan Nguyen

An optimistic guide to the creative possibilities of technology by biomedical engineer and inventor Dr Jordan Nguyen, for fans of Yuval Noah Harari and Brian Cox.

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Moonlite

Moonlite

Garry Linnell

Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger. Born into a privileged life in famine-wracked Ireland, Scott's family loses its fortune and is forced to flee to New Zealand. There, Scott joins...

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 Read reviewHaving and Being Had

Having and Being Had

Eula Biss

A timely and arresting new look at affluence by a consistently surprising writer.  

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Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

Charles Massy

Call of the Reed Warbler will change the way we farm, eat and think about food. In this groundbreaking book Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health.

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Life: A User's Manual

Life: A User’s Manual

Julian Baggini, Antonia Macaro

A therapeutic guide of how to live, using the teachings from philosophers throughout history on the problems that affect us every day.

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The Wild Silence

The Wild Silence

Raynor Winn

Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book

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Agent Sonya

Agent Sonya

Ben MacIntyre

The incredible story behind the greatest female spy in history from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians.

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Bees and Their Keepers

Bees and Their Keepers

Lotte Möller, Frank Perry

A beautifully illustrated and compelling cultural history for the beekeeper and general reader

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 Read reviewThe Doctor Who Fooled the World

The Doctor Who Fooled the World

Brian Deer

Award-winning investigative reporter Brian Deer reveals the shocking truth behind the rise of Andrew Wakefield, the so-called father of the anti-vaccine movement.

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Men Who Hate Women

Men Who Hate Women

Laura Bates

A ground-breaking investigation into extreme online misogyny.

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Another Now

Another Now

Yanis Varoufakis

The world-renowned economist and bestselling author presents his radical and subversive vision of the good society

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 Special priceUnder the Rainbow

Under the Rainbow

Richard Broinowski

Tells the life story of E.W. Cole, a colourful and much loved figure of 19th century Melbourne. Best remembered for his Funny Picture Books, his sense of the absurd and his marketing genius, his wonderful arcade was the...

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Surviving Autocracy

Surviving Autocracy

Masha Gessen

Many of us are consumed by news cycles reporting on Trump's latest astonishing policy or declaration, and the overwhelming sense we have is one of confusion and incredulity - how could this be happening?  

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On Time and Water

On Time and Water

Andri Snaer Magnason, Lytton Smith

The book that will make you understand what our future holds for us, if we don't act immediately.

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Sensoria: Thinkers for the Twentieth-First Century

Sensoria: Thinkers for the Twentieth-First Century

McKenzie Wark

Design, Politics, the Environment: a survey of the key thinkers and ideas that are rebuilding the world in the shadow of the anthropocene

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Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time

Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time

James Suzman

The work we do brings us meaning, moulds our values, determines our social status and dictates how we spend most of our time. But this wasn't always the case: for 95% of our species' history, work held a radically different...

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Twilight of Democracy

Twilight of Democracy

Anne Applebaum

In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, conservative politicians and intellectuals across Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal...

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My Year of Living Mindfully

My Year of Living Mindfully

Shannon Harvey

In a world-first experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. But what began as a year-long self-experiment soon became a life-changing experience.

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My Tidda, My Sister

My Tidda, My Sister

Marlee Silva, Rachael Sarra, Charlotte Allingham

My Tidda, My Sister shares the experiences of many Indigenous women and girls, brought together by author and host of the Tiddas 4 Tiddas podcast, Marlee Silva. The voices of First Nations' women that Marlee weaves through the...

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Splitting: The inside story on headaches

Splitting: The inside story on headaches

Amanda Ellison

A leading neurologist lifts the lid on head pain--a fascinating, accessible guide to headaches, with some practical advice along the way.

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Blood and Oil

Blood and Oil

Bradley Hope, Justin Scheck

From co-author of Billion Dollar Whale Bradley Hope and fellow award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Justin Scheck, a revelatory look at the inner workings of the royal family of Saudi Arabia, the world's most powerful ruling...

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A Light in the Dark

A Light in the Dark

David Thomson

A notable work by the doyen of writers about cinema

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The Expendables

The Expendables

Jeff Rubin

A provocative, far-reaching account of how the middle class got stuck with the bill for globalisation, and how the blowback - from Brexit to Trump to populist Europe - will change the developed world.

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The Tyranny of Merit

The Tyranny of Merit

Michael J. Sandel

Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the polarized politics of our time, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalisation and rising inequality.

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Living on Stolen Land

Living on Stolen Land

Ambelin Kwaymullina

Living on Stolen Land is a prose-styled look at our colonial-settler ‘present'. This book is the first of its kind to address and educate a broad audience about the colonial contextual history of Australia, in a highly...

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The Storm Before the Calm

The Storm Before the Calm

George Friedman

In a US election year, the master geopolitical forecaster combines an erudite analysis of American history with a clear-sighted view of the future, predicting a new era of US prosperity and power.

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Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

Victor Steffensen

Fire Country is a cry from the heart asking for change in how Australia cares for country.

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 Read reviewVesper Flights

Vesper Flights

Helen Macdonald

From the bestselling author of H is for Hawk comes Vesper Flights, a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world.       

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The Lonely Century

The Lonely Century

Noreena Hertz

A radical call to arms and a bold new vision of how we must act, fast, to reconnect society at individual, government and business level, from a global economist hailed by the Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers'.

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Burning the Books

Burning the Books

Richard Ovenden

Richard Ovenden, director of Oxford's Bodleian Library, reveals the vital importance of libraries to civilisations in this rich and timely history of the destruction of knowledge, and the heroic stories of its rescue and...

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English Pastoral

English Pastoral

James Rebanks

The moving story of how, in just three generations, an ancient way of life was lost - as witnessed from the fields of a small Lake District farm.    

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Fallout

Fallout

Lesley Blume

New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of the greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of...

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Peace Crimes: Pine Gap, National Security and Dissent

Peace Crimes: Pine Gap, National Security and Dissent

Kieran Finnane

At the closely guarded and secretive military facility, Pine Gap in Australia's Northern Territory, police arrest six nonviolent activists. Their crime - to step through a fence, lamenting and praying for the dead of war. ...

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The Secret Life of the Savoy

The Secret Life of the Savoy

Olivia Williams

The story of the Savoy's founders, through three generations and a hundred years of luxury

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Sunnis and Shi'A: A Political History

Sunnis and Shi'A: A Political History

Laurence Louer

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Just Money

Just Money

Royce Kurmelovs

From award-winning journalist Royce Kurmelovs comes a brilliantly illuminating exploration of how Australians became some of the most indebted people in the world.

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Quarterly Essay 79: The End of Certainty - Scott Morrison and pandemic politics

Quarterly Essay 79: The End of Certainty - Scott Morrison and pandemic politics

Katharine Murphy

An urgent, grounded essay about Scott Morrison and conservatism today by one of Australia's leading commentators and analysts.

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The Genes That Make Us

The Genes That Make Us

Edwin Kirk

In The Genes That Make Us, Professor Edwin Kirk explains everything you need to know about the complex world of genes with clarity, insight, and great humanity.

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Quantum Reality

Quantum Reality

Jim Baggott

Quantum mechanics is one of the most successful of scientific theories, but what does it actually mean? From Schrodinger's Cat to Many Worlds, Jim Baggott guides us through the many attempts to determine its meaning. Richard...

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Veritas

Veritas

Ariel Sabar

From National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Ariel Sabar, the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that engulfed Harvard.

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The Power of Discord

The Power of Discord

Ed Tronick, Claudia M. Gold, MD

How can we create more meaningful and intimate connections with our loved ones? By using moments of discord to strengthen our relationships, explains this original, deeply researched book.

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Making Sense

Making Sense

Sam Harris

Neuroscientist, philosopher, podcaster and bestselling author Sam Harris, has been exploring some of the greatest questions concerning the human mind, society, and the events that shape our world.  

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How to Win an Election

How to Win an Election

Chris Wallace

So-called unloseable elections are lost, reminding us that every election is a real contest. In this indispensable book drawing from years of close-up observation and analysis, historian and political journalist Chris Wallace...

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The Good Germans

The Good Germans

Catrine Clay

Award-winning historian Catrine Clay tells the story of ordinary Germans who witnessed the rise of Nazism in Germany from within and dared to resist it.

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Period Queen

Period Queen

Lucy Peach

A practical and humorous guide that takes the worst thing about being a woman and turns it into the best thing, by 'period preacher', cult folk singer and former sex education teacher.

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Disobey!: The Philosophy of Resistance

Disobey!: The Philosophy of Resistance

Frederic Gros

In this provocative essay, Frédéric Gros explores the roots of political obedience, social conformity, economic subjection, respect for authorities, constitutional consensus

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 Special pricePlay by the Rules

Play by the Rules

Michael Pembroke

Acclaimed writer and historian Michael Pembroke offers a fresh take on the USA's vast influence and asks whether it is still a force for good.

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The Altar Boys

The Altar Boys

Suzanne Smith

By six-time Walkley Award-winning investigative reporter Suzanne Smith, The Altar Boys is the powerful expose of widespread and organised clerical abuse of children in an Australian city, and how the cover-up in the Catholic...

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The Rare Metals War

The Rare Metals War

Guillaume Pitron

The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do?   

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 Special priceThe Golden Maze

The Golden Maze

Richard Fidler

Beloved ABC broadcaster and bestselling author of Ghost Empire and Saga Land, Richard Fidler is back with a personally curated history of the magical city that is Prague.

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The Oak Papers

The Oak Papers

James Canton

Blending personal experience with cultural legacy, this homage to the oak tree presents a case for the important role it plays today: in our landscape and in our lives

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The Case of George Pell

The Case of George Pell

Melissa Davey

Guardian Australia's Melbourne bureau chief Melissa Davey covered Cardinal George Pell's evidence at the royal commission into child sexual abuses, and attended each of his trials for his alleged historic sexual offences against...

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What Can I Do?

What Can I Do?

Jane Fonda

A call to action from Jane Fonda, one of the most inspiring activists of our time, urging us to wake up to the looming disaster of climate change and equipping us with the tools we need to join her in protest

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How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?

How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?

Pandora Sykes

Wide-ranging, thoughtful and witty, How Do We Know We're Doing It Right? explores the anxieties and myths that consume our lives and the tools we use to muddle through.So sit back and take a breath.

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Democracy May Not Exist But We'll Miss it When It's Gone

Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss it When It’s Gone

Astra Taylor

Did democracy ever exist? Why is it no longer possible?

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 Read reviewLandscapes of Our Hearts: Reconciling People and Environment

Landscapes of Our Hearts: Reconciling People and Environment

Matthew Colloff

On this ancient continent, waves of people have made their mark on the landscape; in turn, it too has shaped them. If we look afresh at our history through the land we live on, might Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians find...

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 Read reviewBody Count: How Climate Change is Killing Us

Body Count: How Climate Change is Killing Us

Paddy Manning

Shocking and undeniable, Manning reveals what climate change really looks like, telling the moving stories of victims, their families and doctors - putting names and faces to the people who have already paid the ultimate price for...

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Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange

Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange

Ashley Hay, Natasha Cica

Europe has been thrown into sharp relief by the impact of a devastating pandemic. As country after country succumbs to the contemporary plague, deeply buried memories of death and destruction resurface.   

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Caste

Caste

Isabel Wilkerson

A startling and transformative account of how we are all tied up in a caste system, from NYT-bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.     

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 Read reviewWild Nature: Walking Australia's South East Forests

Wild Nature: Walking Australia’s South East Forests

John Blay

John Blay laces up his walking boots and goes bush to explore Australia's rugged southeast forests - stretching from Canberra to the coast and on to Wilsons Promontory - in a great circle from his home in Bermagui.

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The Stranger Artist

The Stranger Artist

Quentin Sprague

Set in the striking landscape of the East Kimberley, The Stranger Artistis a true story of life, loss and friendship that cuts to the heart of one of Australia's most celebrated art movements.

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Fire: A Brief History

Fire: A Brief History

Stephen J Pyne

What does a full-blown Fire Age  look like? We are about to find out, and Australia will feel the  looking-glass transition from an ice world to a fire world more fully and  suddenly than elsewhere

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Who Cares Wins

Who Cares Wins

Lily Cole

A radical guide to thinking differently about the world and initiating change.

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Prisoners of History

Prisoners of History

Keith Lowe

What happens when our values change, but what we have set in stone does not?    

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Enemy of All Mankind

Enemy of All Mankind

Steven Johnson

Henry Every was the seventeenth century's most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead....

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The Carbon Club

The Carbon Club

Marian Wilkinson

The inside story of how a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's response to the climate crisis.

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The Space Between

The Space Between

Zara McDonald, Michelle Andrews

There's this weird gap in life that's fuelled by cheap tacos and even cheaper tequila - also known as our twenties. It's a specific limbo of being suspended between being a teenager and a Proper Adult, and though it's wildly...

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The Buddha and the Badass

The Buddha and the Badass

Vishen Lakhiani

The New York Times bestselling author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind challenges everything you thought you knew about how to inspire and empower your teams.     

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Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News

Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News

Rob Brotherton

Rob Brotherton delves into the psychology of news, reviewing how the latest research can help navigate this supposedly post-truth world

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Why We're Polarized

Why We’re Polarized

Ezra Klein

This is a revelatory book that will change how you look at politics, and perhaps at yourself.

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People of the River

People of the River

Grace Karskens

A landmark history of Australia's first successful settler farming area, which was on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Award-winning historian Grace Karskens uncovers the everyday lives of ordinary people in the early colony, both...

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How Green is Your Smartphone?

How Green is Your Smartphone?

Richard Maxwell, Toby Miller

Every day we are inundated by propaganda that claims life will be better once we are connected to digital technology. Poverty, famine, and injustice will end, and the economy will be  green. All anyone needs is the latest...

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 Read reviewHow to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

Rebecca Huntley

A self-help book for the climate era, for readers of Ross Garnaut, Tim Flannery, Hugh Mackay

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 Read reviewPhosphorescence

Phosphorescence

Julia Baird

A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us...

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The Bird Way

The Bird Way

Jennifer Ackerman

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, here is a radical investigation of the bird way of being and recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds - how they live...

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What We Need to Do Now

What We Need to Do Now

Chris Goodall

What We Need To Do Now sets out a comprehensive programme of action to counter the threats to our environment. It is a manifesto for groups around the world that are seeking urgent action on climate breakdown and other...

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The Wisdom of Tea

The Wisdom of Tea

Noriko Morishita

A wise and inspiring book that reveals the lasting relevance of an ancient ceremony.

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Friendship

Friendship

Lydia Denworth

The phenomenon of friendship is universal. Friends, after all, are the family we choose. But what makes these bonds not just pleasant but essential, and how do they affect our bodies and our minds?   

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for...

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Solved!

Solved!

Andrew Wear

Sometimes the solutions are closer than you think. Denmark is set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Iceland has topped the gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. South Korea's average life expectancy...

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The Changing Mind

The Changing Mind

Daniel Levitin

Daniel Levitin turns his keen insights to how our brains develop. This is a book for readers of any age who want to understand what happens to our brains from womb to tomb.

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All Our Relations

All Our Relations

Tanya Talaga

The world's Indigenous communities are fighting to live and dying too young. In this vital and incisive work, Tanya Talaga explores intergenerational trauma and the alarming rise of youth suicide.

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The Organ Thieves

The Organ Thieves

Chip Jones

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks meets Get Out in this landmark investigation of racial inequality at the core of the heart transplant race.

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Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership

Julia Gillard, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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

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The Truth Hurts

The Truth Hurts

Andrew Boe

Criminal justice systems have not been designed to seek the truth. In places like Australia, it remains an adversarial blood sport often distracted by smoke and mirrors. Navigating through it is difficult and uncertain for any one...

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Me and White Supremacy

Me and White Supremacy

Layla F Saad

Essential for all people who hold white privilege. This book will open your eyes and change your life.     

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When America Stopped Being Great

When America Stopped Being Great

Nick Bryant

A comprehensive analysis of the political, economic, cultural and technological factors that contributed to America's decline and inadvertently paved the way for Trump's presidency.

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The End of Epidemics

The End of Epidemics

Jonathan D. Quick, Bronwyn Fryer

It's the dystopian nightmare pandemic experts have warned about. But it's happening right now.

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How to Sell a Massacre

How to Sell a Massacre

Charley

One Nation, the NRA and a cool $20 million -- inside journalism's most audacious sting ..

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Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Anne Case, Angus Deaton

The flaws in capitalism that are fatal for America's working class In America today, deaths of despair - from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism - are on the rise among working-class whites. Life expectancy in the United...

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True Crimes and Misdemeanors

True Crimes and Misdemeanors

Jeffrey Toobin

What happens when the President of the United States engages in criminal activity? He runs for re-election.  

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Redfern: Aboriginal Activism in the 1970s

Redfern: Aboriginal Activism in the 1970s

Johanna Perheentupa, Gary Foley

In the 1970s the run-down inner-city suburb of Redfern was a gathering place for Aboriginal intellectuals and ambitious young radicals. Having fled poverty and segregation in rural Australia in the 1950s and 60s, they set about...

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Land of Wondrous Cold

Land of Wondrous Cold

Gillen D'Arcy Wood

A history of the first race to Antarctica that weaves the great polar discoveries of the nineteenth century with scientific breakthroughs of the modern era Antarctica, the ice kingdom hosting the South Pole, looms large in the...

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This One Wild and Precious Life

This One Wild and Precious Life

Sarah Wilson

In This One Wild and Precious Life, Sarah Wilson explores the central disorder of modern existence: disconnection from ourselves, disconnection from community, disconnection from the preciousness of life on this planet.

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 Read reviewNotes from an Apocalypse

Notes from an Apocalypse

Mark O'Connell

Veteran worrier, author of To Be a Machine and father of two, Mark O'Connell, meets the anarchists, environmentalists, far-right nut-jobs and super-rich who are preparing for the end of days.

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Quarterly Essay 78: The Coal Curse - Resources, Climate and Australia's Future

Quarterly Essay 78: The Coal Curse - Resources, Climate and Australia’s Future

Judith Brett

In this nuanced and insightful essay, Judith Brett looks at the consequences of Australia's coal addiction, from stalled climate-change policy to tensions between farmers and miners. She assesses where to next for a fractious...

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Facebook: The Inside Story

Facebook: The Inside Story

Steven Levy

From renowned tech writer Steven Levy, the complete history of one of the world's most controversial and successful companies.

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Digging Up Armageddon

Digging Up Armageddon

Eric H. Cline

A vivid portrait of the early years of biblical archaeology from the acclaimed author of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed.   

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No Return

No Return

Mark Townsend

Five teenage friends leave Brighton to wage jihad in Syria. All except one are killed. This is their untold story.

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Self-Portrait in Black and White

Self-Portrait in Black and White

Thomas Chatterton Williams

An interrogation of race and identity from one of America's most brilliant cultural critics

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A Concise History of Australia

A Concise History of Australia

Stuart Macintyre

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

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Reverse Cowgirl

Reverse Cowgirl

McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark invents a new genre for another gender: not a memoir but an auto-ethnography of the opacity of the self.    

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A Very Stable Genius

A Very Stable Genius

Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker

From Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker, both winners of the Pulitzer Prize, shocking new reporting on Donald Trump's unique Presidency and its implications

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Sabotage: The Business of Finance

Sabotage: The Business of Finance

Anastasia Nesvetailova, Ronen Palan

Two star authors show why the financial sector is an 'industry of sabotage', with systemic malpractice at the heart of its business model.

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Economic Dignity

Economic Dignity

Gene Sperling

A profound exploration of the role of dignity in economic development from the Director of the National Economic Council under Clinton and Obama.   

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Relentless Pursuit

Relentless Pursuit

Bradley J. Edwards

This is the definitive story of the case against Jeffrey Epstein and the corrupt system that supported him, told in thrilling detail by the lawyer who has represented Epstein's victims for more than a decade.

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Man Raises Boy

Man Raises Boy

Rob Sturrock

Welcome to Rob Sturrock's journey into parenting. Since the birth of his daughter, Rob has been passionate about being an active and present father, but this hasn't always been straightforward. Struggling with stereotypes,...

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Do You Read Me?

Do You Read Me?

Marianne Julia Strauss

Lose yourself in the pages of this showcase of some of the most beautiful, innovative, and successful bookshops around the world.    

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Dark Towers

Dark Towers

David Enrich

A searing expose by an award-winning journalist of the most scandalous bank in the world, including its shadowy ties to Donald Trump's business empire.       

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Reimagining Capitalism

Reimagining Capitalism

Rebecca Henderson

Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions, and the greatest source of prosperity the world has ever seen. But it's also on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society in its single-minded...

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Black and White Thinking

Black and White Thinking

Dr Kevin Dutton

With polarizing events like Trump and Brexit in mind, Black and White Thinking argues that by understanding the evolutionary programming of our binary brains we can adapt our thinking to make subtler, better decisions.

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Glimpses of Utopia

Glimpses of Utopia

Jess Scully

A fascinating deep dive into the ideas, communities and leaders who are working to solve the world's biggest problems. Optimism isn't naive!

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The Kennedy Curse

The Kennedy Curse

James Patterson

Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel. The Kennedy Curse is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most famous family, as told by the...

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Arguing with Zombies

Arguing with Zombies

Paul Krugman

An accessible, compelling introduction to today's major policy issues from the New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

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The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy

The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy

A. C. Grayling

As democracy shows signs of decay, how do we not only arrest its decline but build something better - a state which is democratic in the fullest sense?

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Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

Marion Stell, Heather Reid

Who could imagine that finding a suitable pair of football boots would prove almost impossible for women and girls in the 1970s?  

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Long Live Latin

Long Live Latin

Professor Nicola Gardini (Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature)

From the acclaimed novelist and Oxford professor Gardini comes a personal and passionate look at the Latin language: its history, its authors, its essential role in education, and its enduring impact on modern life.

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Plants for the People

Plants for the People

Erin Lovell Verinder

A 21st-century Herbal: a modern approach to an ancient wisdom.

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 Special priceCapital and Ideology

Capital and Ideology

Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history,...

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Net Privacy

Net Privacy

Sacha Molitorisz

The internet is unprecedented and ubiquitous. Everyone can watch everyone and be watched back, now or later, again and again. What does this mean for privacy?

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Modern Mending

Modern Mending

Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald

Bring new life to your old clothes and fabrics with this fun, easy-to-follow guide to modern mending

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The Precipice

The Precipice

Toby Ord

The Precipice is a call for a new understanding of our age: a major reorientation in the way we see the world, our history, and the role we play in it.

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Untamed

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

Who were you before the world told you who to be? When women learn to please they forget who they are. Part inspiration, part memoir Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of...

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The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women

The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women

Sharon Moalem

An award-winning scientist-doctor makes the game-changing case that genetic females are stronger than males at every stage of life.

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Bone and Beauty: The Ribbon Boys' Rebellion of 1830

Bone and Beauty: The Ribbon Boys' Rebellion of 1830

J. M. Thompson

Rich with detail, Bone and Beauty fuses archival evidence and narrative technique to tell the gripping story of the Ribbon Boys and their reputed leader Ralph Entwistle

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 Read reviewYou're Not Listening

You’re Not Listening

Kate Murphy

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

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How to Argue With a Racist

How to Argue With a Racist

Adam Rutherford

An illuminating manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation - and a weapon against scientific racism - by the author of A Brief history of Everyone Who Ever Lived

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Sex and Lies

Sex and Lies

Leila Slimani, Sophie Lewis

From the prize winning and bestselling author of Lullaby and Adele: a fascinating and witty collection of essays on the lives of women grappling with sexual politics in a deeply conservative culture

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The Smallest Lights in the Universe

The Smallest Lights in the Universe

Sara Seager

In The Smallest Lights in the Universe, MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager interweaves the story of her search for meaning and solace after losing her first husband to cancer, her unflagging search for an Earth-like exoplanet and her...

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Pathfinders: A History of Aboriginal Trackers in NSW

Pathfinders: A History of Aboriginal Trackers in NSW

Michael Bennett

There are few Aboriginal icons in White Australia history.

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Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago

Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago

Tiffany Shellam

This book explores the experiences of Indigenous Australians who participated in Australian exploration enterprises in the early nineteenth century

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Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists

Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists

Julia Ebner

In Going Dark, Julia Ebner takes the reader on a deeply compulsive journey into the darkest recesses of extremist thinking, exposing how closely we are surrounded by their fanatical ideology every day, the changing nature and...

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The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Rashid I. Khalidi

Renowned scholar and historian Professor Khalidi draws on primary sources to give an intensely personal account of a century of conflict in Palestine.  

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Women Don't Owe You Pretty

Women Don’t Owe You Pretty

Florence Given

Florence's debut book will explore all progressive corners of the feminist conversation; from insecurity projection and refusing to find comfort in other women's flaws, to deciding whether to date or dump them, all the way through...

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A World Without Work

A World Without Work

Daniel Susskind

A brilliant young economist explains how to meet the challenge of automation and rethink the future of work.

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Running Against the Devil

Running Against the Devil

Rick Wilson

In this full-throttle playbook for 2020, Rick Wilson, longtime Republican strategist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything Trump Touches Dies, warns Democrats not to make the mistakes that could re-elect the worst...

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Turning Down the Noise

Turning Down the Noise

Christine Jackman

Through the centuries, wise men and women have sought silence when seeking insight, wisdom and creative inspiration. Is neuroscience now beginning to catch up, to deliver proof that the mystics, monks and medicine men were onto...

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The Habsburgs

The Habsburgs

Martyn Rady

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world they built - and then lost - over nearly a millennium. From modest origins, the Habsburgs grew in power to gain control of the Holy Roman Empire in the...

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The Road: Uprising in West Papua

The Road: Uprising in West Papua

John Martinkus

Chemical weapons deployed. Choppers taken out. Communications repressed. Tens of thousands of people displaced. The West Papuan independence movement has reignited, and Indonesian troops are cracking down.

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From Snow to Ash

From Snow to Ash

Anthony Sharwood

The incredible, inspiring story of a solo journey through Australia's toughest and most beautiful hiking trail - the Australian Alps Walking Track

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Shakespeare in a Divided America

Shakespeare in a Divided America

James Shapiro

From the author of 1599, a fresh perspective on the history of the United States - and a timely reminder of Shakespeare's indelible influence.

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Grandmothers: Essays by 21st-century Grandmothers

Grandmothers: Essays by 21st-century Grandmothers

Helen Elliott

An unmissable collection of writing on what it means to be a grandmother-edited by literary journalist and writer Helen Elliott.

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 Read reviewEntangled Life

Entangled Life

Merlin Sheldrake

Entangled Life is a mind-altering journey into a spectacular and neglected world, and shows that fungi provide a key to understanding both the planet on which we live, and life itself. 'One of those rare books that can truly...

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The Sword and the Shield

The Sword and the Shield

Peniel Joseph

A dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King that transforms our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders.      

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Testing 3,2,1

Testing 3,2,1

Michael Lawrence

Testing 3,2,1 is the story of how Australian education fell behind the world's best and how Finland came to lead. It is also a guide to how some of Finland's ideas can be used by teachers and schools to begin to reverse the...

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The Queens of Animation

The Queens of Animation

Nathalia Holt

From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations.      

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Tomorrows Versus Yesterdays

Tomorrows Versus Yesterdays

Andrew Keen

In a collection of 18 exclusive interviews Andrew Keen discusses the impact of the digital revolution and possible solutions to the challenges we face today with some of the most influential thinkers of our time.

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The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter

The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter

Adam Courtenay

By the bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was, The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter is a fascinating and poignant true story from Australian colonial history.

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Native

Native

Patrick Laurie

Desperate to connect with his native Galloway, Patrick Laurie plunges into work on his family farm in the hills of southwest Scotland.    

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 Special priceDear Parents: Letters from the Teacher

Dear Parents: Letters from the Teacher

Gabbie Stroud

In this funny, heartfelt and passionate call to arms, Gabbie Stroud makes a plea to all parents to understand their roles as their children's lifelong teachers and show how they can best help their kids' teachers and schools...

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The XX Brain

The XX Brain

Lisa Mosconi

The XX Brain is the first book to explain how hormonal changes makes a woman's brain especially vulnerable to Alzheimer's, and shows how this risk and also other forms of dementia can be reduced by preventive medicine and...

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The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here

Hope Jahren

From the bestselling author of Lab Girl: a passionate scientist's uniquely personal take on the defining issue of our time.

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Kings of Shanghai

Kings of Shanghai

Jonathan Kaufman

Kings of Shanghai is at once the intimate story of two families and a sweeping account of how modern Shanghai was born.

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The Beauty and the Terror

The Beauty and the Terror

Catherine Fletcher

A thrilling history of the unseen dark side of the Italian Renaissance

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Dictionary of the Undoing

Dictionary of the Undoing

John Freeman

A book of twenty-six essays defining the current state of American politics --

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Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Vivian Gornick

A series of essays exploring the different books that shaped Gornick throughout her life --

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The Whole Picture

The Whole Picture

Alice Procter

If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

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Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.

Hollywood’s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A.

Lili Anolik

An  account of the birth, adolescence, and adulthood of 20th-century Hollywood through the vivid and unashamed life of Los Angeles-born glamour girl, bohemian, artist, muse, sensualist, wit, and pioneering writer Eve...

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How to be Good

How to be Good

Gary Cox (University of Birmingham, UK)

In this instructive, entertaining and often humorous book, Gary Cox, best-selling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, investigates the phenomenon of goodness and what, if anything, it is to be a good...

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People Without Power

People Without Power

Thomas Frank

An eye-opening account of populism, the most important - and misunderstood - movement of our time.

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Mysteries of Cinema

Mysteries of Cinema

Adrian Martin

The major essays of the distinguished and prolific Australian-born film critic Adrian Martin have long been difficult to access, so this anthology, which collects highlights of his work in one volume, will be welcomed throughout...

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Humankind: A Hopeful History

Humankind: A Hopeful History

Rutger Bregman

The major new book from Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, international bestselling author of Utopia for Realists and one of the greatest young thinkers of our time

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Fathoms: The World in the Whale

Fathoms: The World in the Whale

Rebecca Giggs

A stunning meditation on the awe-inspiring lives of whales, revealing what they can teach us about ourselves, our planet, and our relationship to other species.

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How to Be an Artist

How to Be an Artist

Jerry Saltz

Irreverent and inspiring advice for awakening your creative potential, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic.

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The NeuroGeneration

The NeuroGeneration

Tan Le

Brain science is at the dawn of a new era, and the technologies now emerging will alter all our lives forever. Welcome to what tech pioneer and inventor Tan Le calls 'the NeuroGeneration'. It will blow your mind.

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 Read reviewHazelwood

Hazelwood

Tom Doig

A gripping and immediate account of one of the worst disasters in Australian history.

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Hidden Hand

Hidden Hand

Clive Hamilton, Mareike Ohlberg

In this landmark follow-up to the bestselling Silent Invasion, Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg expose the Chinese Communist Party's global program of influence and subversion, and the threat it poses to democracy.

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Red Sea Spies

Red Sea Spies

Raffi Berg

The little-known story of a daring Mossad operation and the holiday resort run by spies.

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The Pandemic Century

The Pandemic Century

Mark Honigsbaum

The most timely and informative history book you will read this year, tracing a century of pandemics, with a new chapter on COVID-19.      

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One Punch

One Punch

Barry Dickins

An in-depth exploration of the random acts of violence that reverberate across our communities and strike at the heart of our society.

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The Gospel of the Eels

The Gospel of the Eels

Patrik Svensson, Agnes Broome

The 'Book of the Fair' of the 2019 London Book Fair, with rights sold in over 40 languages, a memoir of fishing for eels, a close yet distant father-son relationship and a riveting journey into the story of the world's most...

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Stalin's Wine Cellar

Stalin’s Wine Cellar

John Baker, Nick Place

The adventure of a lifetime to buy Stalin's secret multimillion dollar wine cellar located in Georgia; it is the Raiders of the Lost Ark of wine.

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 Read reviewThe Trials of Portnoy

The Trials of Portnoy

Patrick Mullins

Fifty years after the event, here is the first full account of an audacious publishing decision that - with the help of booksellers and readers around the country - forced the end of literary censorship in Australia.

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Strange Situation

Strange Situation

Bethany Saltman

How can we create strong attachments with our children and why does it matter? In this intimate, rigorous book, a mother investigates the often misunderstood science of attachment theory while navigating her relationships with her...

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Believe Me

Believe Me

Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti

What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change

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We Are Family

We Are Family

Susan Golombok

Our understanding of what makes a family has undergone a revolution in the last few decades, from same-sex parenthood to surrogacy and IVF. But what has the impact been on children?

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A Philosophy of Simple Living

A Philosophy of Simple Living

Jerome Brillaud

Charts the ideas, motivations and practices of simplicity from antiquity to the present day.

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The Language of Butterflies

The Language of Butterflies

Wendy Williams

In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world's most resilient creatures-the butterfly-shedding light on the role that they play in our...

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More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy

More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy

Philip Coggan

A panoramic history of trade, industry and economic thought, from prehistoric times to the present.

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Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing, prize-winning, bestselling author of The Lonely City and Crudo, returns with a career-spanning collection of essays on the power of art in times of crisis.

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This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Julia Samuel

A leading therapist shares memorable patient stories to explore the key crises in life and what we can learn from them.

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 Read reviewBlueberries

Blueberries

Ellena Savage

A stimulating combination of memoir, essay, poetry, confession and critique, Blueberries is a powerful and revealing collection from a rising star in Australian creative non-fiction.   

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Wow, No Thank You

Wow, No Thank You

Samantha Irby

A global publication with major impact: do what you can to get your hands on this new collection from bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and one of the funniest people in print: Samantha Irby.

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City on Fire: The fight for Hong Kong

City on Fire: The fight for Hong Kong

Antony Dapiran

A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the front lines of Hong Kong's revolution.

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War for Eternity

War for Eternity

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum

A riveting expose of the hidden philosophical movement that drives the Far Right around the world.

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Feminist City

Feminist City

Leslie Kern

Feminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living more justly in an urban world.   

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The Dragons and the Snakes

The Dragons and the Snakes

David Kilcullen

Soldier-scholar David Kilcullen shows what opponents of the West have learned during the last quarter-century of conflict.

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Planetary Mine

Planetary Mine

Martin Arboleda

Mining and the transformation of capitalist modernity

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Traitors and Spies

Traitors and Spies

John Fahey

Traitors and Spies tells the story of Australia's intelligence operations before ASIO was established, and reveals the dark side of Australian politics in the first half of the twentieth century.    

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Eat Like the Animals

Eat Like the Animals

David Raubenheimer, Stephen J. Simpson

Based on groundbreaking scientific research into the biochemical processes of appetite and metabolism. How much of our cravings can we ever hope to control?

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The Most Dangerous Man In The World

The Most Dangerous Man In The World

Andrew Fowler

With forensic detail, Andrew Fowler provides a ringside seat at the epic battle that has made Julian Assange the USA's public enemy number one.  

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Nerve

Nerve

Eva Holland

A compelling personal journey into not only facing but understanding and conquering fear.

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Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Mark Dapin

The gripping and revealing inside story of Australia's most notorious armed robbers.    

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Quarterly Essay 77: Cry Me A River - The Tragedy of the Murray-Darling Basin

Quarterly Essay 77: Cry Me A River - The Tragedy of the Murray-Darling Basin

Margaret Simons

The Murray-Darling Basin is the food bowl of Australia, and it's in trouble. What does this mean for the future - for water and food, and for the people and towns that depend on it?

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The Breakdown

The Breakdown

Tatton Spiller

We're in a shifting political landscape that can be frustrating, emotional and confusing. At last, a sane voice of reason that cuts through the noise.

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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

Michael Osterholm, Mark Olshaker

A World-leading epidemiologist shares his stories from the front lines of our war on infectious diseases and explains how to prepare for epidemics that can challenge world order.  

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Couchsurfing in China

Couchsurfing in China

Stephan Orth

An award-winning writer reveals a changing China - one conversation and adventure at a time.  

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High Risk

High Risk

Chavi Eve Karkowsky

One doctor's testament to the importance of listening - truly listening - to women and their medical experiences of pregnancy and childbirth.

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Losing Earth

Losing Earth

Nathaniel Rich

The most urgent story of our times, brilliantly reframed, beautifully told: how we had the chance to stop climate change, and failed.

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Mussolini's War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-1943

Mussolini’s War: Fascist Italy from Triumph to Collapse, 1935-1943

John Gooch

This remarkable book rightly shows the centrality of Italy to the war, outlining the brief rise and disastrous fall of the Italian military campaign.     

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 Read reviewThe Ratline

The Ratline

Philippe Sands

This new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize is a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter.    

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Eat the Buddha

Eat the Buddha

Barbara Demick

An unprecedented exploration of contemporary Tibet, one of the world's most inaccessible places, geographically and politically, and one of its most misunderstood.     

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Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss

Anthony David

Is mental illness a disease of the brain or a disease of the mind?

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Where Architects Sleep: The Most Stylish Hotels in the World

Where Architects Sleep: The Most Stylish Hotels in the World

Sarah Miller

In the tradition of the bestselling Where Chefs Eat: the definitive global hotel guide by the real experts who know - architects

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The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt

The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt

Ken Gelder, Rachael Weaver

From the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1770 to classic children's tale Dot and the Kangaroo, Ken Gelder and Rachel Weaver examine hunting narratives in novels, visual art and memoirs to discover how the kangaroo became a...

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Orwell: A Man of Our Time

Orwell: A Man of Our Time

Professor Richard Bradford

As one of the most enduringly popular and controversial novelists of the last century, the 70th anniversary of George Orwell's death in 2020 will certainly be marked by conferences, festivals and media events - but more...

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Rummage: A History of the Things We Have Reused, Recycled and Refused to Let Go

Rummage: A History of the Things We Have Reused, Recycled and Refused to Let Go

Emily Cockayne

Rummage tells the overlooked story of our throwaway past.

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No Visible Bruises

No Visible Bruises

Rachel Louise Snyder

An award-winning journalist's exploration of the domestic violence epidemic, and how to combat it.   

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The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

The Magicians: Great Minds and the Central Miracle of Science

Marcus Chown

The spellbinding story of the 'magicians': scientists whose eureka breakthroughs in modern physics reveal science's mysterious predictive power.

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The Trick

The Trick

William Leith

The problem with money is not that we don't understand it, but that it doesn't understand us...

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Magdalena: River of Dreams

Magdalena: River of Dreams

Wade Davis

From the bestselling author and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize: the epic story of Colombia's Rio Magdalena and of the country's past, present and future

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Six Capitals (Updated Edition)

Six Capitals (Updated Edition)

Jane Gleeson-White

This is the story of a 21st century revolution being led by the most unlikely of rebels: accountants

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Alaric the Goth

Alaric the Goth

Douglas Boin

The first biography of Alaric to appear in English tells the history of the fourth-and fifth-century Roman Empire through the life of the Goth who attacked it.

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The Road to Conscious Machines

The Road to Conscious Machines

Michael Wooldridge

In this definitive guide to AI past and present, one of the world's leading researchers shows why our fears for the future are misplaced.

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The Convent: A City finds its Heart

The Convent: A City finds its Heart

Stuart Kells

The Convent: A City Finds its Heart tells the story of a site's rich history and the efforts to preserve it. This is an uplifting tale of community activism.

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Until the End of Time

Until the End of Time

Brian Greene

From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.

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Working with Nature

Working with Nature

Jeremy Purseglove

From cocoa farming in Ghana to the orchards of Kent and the desert badlands of Pakistan, taking a practical approach to sustaining the landscape can mean the difference between prosperity and ruin.  

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Victory in the Kitchen

Victory in the Kitchen

Annie Gray

In a suburban house in 1977 an elderly lady destroyed her memoirs. Her life, she felt, was not one people would want to read about. The life of a woman, born into the working class, brought up to go into service, who had married,...

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Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild

Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild

Lucy Jones

An urgent, comprehensive inquiry into how nature enriches the human psyche - and of the startling risks we face in leaving it behind.

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Climate Change and the Nation State

Climate Change and the Nation State

Anatol Lieven

A major new book on why the most urgent issue confronting us all needs national solutions.

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Rebel Women

Rebel Women

Rosalind Miles

More than twenty-five years ago The Women's History of the World , by the brilliant historian, journalist and academic, Rosalind Miles, burst upon the world. It was instantly lauded and applauded by everyone from A.S. Byatt...

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The Force of Nonviolence

The Force of Nonviolence

Judith Butler

Judith Butler's new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality

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Windfall: Unlocking a fossil free future

Windfall: Unlocking a fossil free future

Ketan Joshi

We've had a decade of distraction and inaction on climate change, but what made things go so very wrong in Australia? And what can the rest of the world learn from our mistakes - and opportunities?

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The World According to Physics

The World According to Physics

Jim Al-Khalili

Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili offers a fascinating and illuminating look at what physics reveals about the world.    

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Minor Feelings

Minor Feelings

Cathy Park Hong

A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche - and of a writer's search to both uncover and speak the truth.

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How to Survive a Pandemic

How to Survive a Pandemic

Michael Greger

A vital, timely text on the viruses that cause pandemics and how to face them, by the New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die.

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The Most Dangerous Man in America

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Steven L. Davis, Bill Minutaglio

Based on freshly uncovered primary sources and new firsthand interviews, The Most Dangerous Man in America is an American thriller that takes readers along for the gonzo ride of a lifetime. 

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 Read reviewShe I Dare Not Name

She I Dare Not Name

Donna Ward

She I Dare Not Name is a compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold between two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, this moving...

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Joy at Work

Joy at Work

Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein

If you properly simplify and organize your work life once, you'll never have to do it again.

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The Deficit Myth

The Deficit Myth

Stephanie Kelton

The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory - the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades - delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and...

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Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias

Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias

Dr Pragya Agarwal

For the first time, behavioural scientist, activist and writer Dr Pragya Agarwal unravels the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, and how they affect our...

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1989: The Great Grand Final

1989: The Great Grand Final

Tony Wilson

The 1989 Grand Final between Hawthorn and Geelong is considered one of the greatest of all. Hawthorn, seeking to go back-to-back for the first time was against a Geelong team that had not been in a Grand Final since 1967.

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Let's Talk: How English Conversation Works

Let’s Talk: How English Conversation Works

David Crystal

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

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The Room Where It Happened

The Room Where It Happened

John Bolton

As President Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves.

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After the Count

After the Count

Stephanie Convery

When Sydney boxer Davey Browne died in 2015 after being knocked out in the final round of a title fight that he was about to win, boxing once again came under intense public scrutiny.  

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Outraged: Why Everyone is Shouting and No One is Talking

Outraged: Why Everyone is Shouting and No One is Talking

Ashley 'Dotty' Charles

Presenter and DJ Ashley Dotty Charles explores our age of outrage, and how it's debasing civil discourse.

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Big Friendship

Big Friendship

Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman

A funny, frank and genuinely helpful book about female friendship by the two women behind the hugely successful podcast Call Your Girlfriend - and the term 'shine theory'.

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F*ck Happiness

F*ck Happiness

Ariel Gore

For readers of Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me and Barbara Ehrenreich's Bright Side comes a provocative, persuasive look at how and why women's desires are more complex than we are led to believe.

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Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Kate Gregorevic

Discover how to thrive and live better for longer.

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Fighting For Our Lives

Fighting For Our Lives

Nick Cook

Fighting For Our Lives is the inspirational story of communities directly affected by the AIDS crisis. Against a harrowing backdrop of illness and death, fear and anger, hate and discrimination, they bravely took action.

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The System

The System

James Ball

The internet is a network of physical cables and connections, a web of wires enmeshing the world, linking huge data centres to one another and eventually to us. All are owned by someone, financed by someone, regulated by...

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The Fall of the House of Byron

The Fall of the House of Byron

Emily Brand

The Fall of the House of Byron follows the fates of Lord Byron's ancestors over three generations in a drama that begins in rural Nottinghamshire and plays out in the gentlemen's clubs of Georgian London, amid tempests on...

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Footprints

Footprints

David Farrier

A profound meditation on climate change and the Anthropocene and an urgent search for the fossils - industrial, chemical, geological - that humans are leaving behind.   

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The Convict Valley

The Convict Valley

Mark Dunn

With fascinating stories about convicts, white settlers and the Aboriginal inhabitants that have long been forgotten, The Convict Valley is a new Australian history classic.      

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Secondhand

Secondhand

Adam Minter

From the acclaimed author of Junkyard Planet, a global exploration of the hidden market for used stuff and a travelogue that follows unwanted, obsolescent objects' journey into a reusable future.

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Plastic Free

Plastic Free

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Joanna Atherfold Finn

Plastic Free is a book about positive change and reminds us that small actions can make a huge impact, one step - and piece of plastic - at a time.    

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Yes to Life In Spite of Everything

Yes to Life In Spite of Everything

Viktor E Frankl

Extraordinary uncovered work by the 16 million copy bestselling author of Man's Search For Meaning Eleven months after his liberation from Auschwitz, Viktor E.

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Unspeakable: The Things We Cannot Say

Unspeakable: The Things We Cannot Say

Harriet Shawcross

From award-winning journalist and film-maker Harriet Shawcross comes a deeply personal exploration of silence, taboo and how and why words fail us

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On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

David Waltner-Towes

Written by a leading epidemiologist, this engrossing book answers our questions about animal diseases that jump to humans - called zoonoses - including why they have become more common in recent history, and what we can do about...

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Overkill

Overkill

Paul Offit

Is lowering your temperature when you have a fever helpful? Do you really need to finish every course of antibiotics? Or could some of the treatments you think are healing you actually be harming you?

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The Inner Self

The Inner Self

Hugh Mackay

A book about the only sure path to a life of meaning.    

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Why We Can't Sleep

Why We Can’t Sleep

Ada Calhoun

A thoughtful deep dive into the factors of modern life that are keeping women up at night, and why women who supposedly `have it all' are facing a midlife crisis, from the bestselling author of Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give.

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The Power of Suffering

The Power of Suffering

David Roland

The Power of Suffering is a revelatory account of how the darkest night can lead to the most profound dawn.

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The Power of Bad: And How to Overcome It

The Power of Bad: And How to Overcome It

John Tierney, Roy F. Baumeister

The international bestselling authors of Willpower show us how to beat the disproportionate influence of negative events on our lives.

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Fear Less

Fear Less

Pippa Grange

If we were truly free from fear, what could we achieve?    

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Party Animals

Party Animals

Samantha Maiden

The Labor Party was the unbeatable favourite to win the 2019 election right up until the polls closed and voters delivered the shock verdict.

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We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad

We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad

Jean Kittson

Jean Kittson, bestselling author of You're Still Hot to Me, provides answers to all the questions you didn't know you had about supporting your ageing parents.

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Burn It Down!

Burn It Down!

Breanne Fahs

In this landmark collection spanning three centuries and four waves of feminist activism and writing, Burn It Down! is a testament to what is possible when women are driven to the edge. The manifesto-raging and wanting, quarreling...

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Our Bodies, Their Battlefield

Our Bodies, Their Battlefield

Christina Lamb

From award-winning war reporter and co-author of I Am Malala, this is a searing, angry reckoning of a book that exposes the unheard stories of women during war, and how in countries around the world today rape is used as a...

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The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Presence

Caroline Welch

A practical, user-friendly guide for women seeking focus and calm in the midst of life's storms.

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A Planet to Win

A Planet to Win

Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Thea Riofrancos

In October 2018, the IPCC published a report warning that the world would warm 1.5 C by 2040 without massive emissions reductions by 2030, with results more devastating than previously imagined. In November, the charismatic...

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Parenthood the Swedish Way

Parenthood the Swedish Way

Agnes Wold, Cecilia Chrapkowska

Swedes are some of the world's happiest people, and their children are no exception. Parenthood the Swedish Way will help you and your family embrace the Scandi style of childrearing: practical, egalitarian, and free from outdated...

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Lofted

Lofted

William Watt

A visual adventure for the modern golfer, Lofted will transport you far and wide through the world of golf.

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Golden Daze

Golden Daze

Sean Doherty

Australia's best surf writer brings to life the wild, bold, brave story of Australian surfing from 1915 to the present through the stories of Surfing Australia's Hall of Fame surfers and contemporary surfing legends. ...

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The Death of Fitzroy Football Club

The Death of Fitzroy Football Club

Russell Holmesby

The Death of Fitzroy Football Club is an oral history, outlining the reasons why Fitzroy FC, one of the founding clubs of the VFL in 1896, lost its way and eventually was merged with the Brisbane Bears. The book covers the spread...

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Facing the Climate Emergency

Facing the Climate Emergency

Margaret Klein Salamon, Molly Gage

Facing the Climate Emergency addresses the fears of everyone who is alarmed about the climate crisis and yet feels powerless to stop it. Drawing on psychology, it shows readers how to use their feelings of fear, grief, and...

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Under Fire

Under Fire

Nick Brodie

The gripping history of guns in Australia and how we came to control them.

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Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women White Feminists Forgot

Mikki Kendall

Insightful, incendiary and ultimately hopeful, Hood Feminism is both an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux and also clear-eyed assessment of how to save it.

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Griffith Review 68: Getting On

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Ashley Hay

Griffith Review 68: Getting On explores the demographic shift taking place in a society where seventy is the new fifty-featuring essays from Helen Garner, Tony Birch, Vicki Laveau-Harvie, Melanie Cheng and Charlotte Wood.

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Around the World in 80 Trees

Around the World in 80 Trees

Jonathan Drori, Lucille Clerc

Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from...

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Surfacing

Surfacing

Kathleen Jamie

In this remarkable collection, part travelogue, part cultural and personal history, poet and author Jamie touches points on a timeline spanning millennia, and considers what surfaces and what reconnects people to their pasts.

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Does the Media Fail Aboriginal Political Aspirations?

Does the Media Fail Aboriginal Political Aspirations?

Amy Thomas, Andrew Jakubowicz, Heidi Norman

For too long Australia's media has failed to communicate Aboriginal political aspirations. This unique study of key Aboriginal initiatives seeking self-determination and justice reveals a history of media procrastination and...

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The Medicine: A Doctor's Notes

The Medicine: A Doctor’s Notes

Karen Hitchcock

Dr Karen Hitchcock takes us to the frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day

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The Progress of This Storm

The Progress of This Storm

Andreas Malm

An attack on the idea that nature and society are impossible to distinguish from each other

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The Crying Book

The Crying Book

Heather Christle

Why do we cry? How do we cry? And what does it mean? A scientific, cultural, artistic examination by a young poet on the cusp of motherhood.

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Our Final Warning

Our Final Warning

Mark Lynas

This book must not be ignored. It really is our final warning. Mark Lynas delivers a vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global...

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The Future We Choose

The Future We Choose

Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac

The defining book on the climate crisis that shows us how we can and will survive.

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Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

Helen Lewis

The first book by the acclaimed journalist Helen Lewis - the imperfect and unfinished story of the battles for women's rights

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Intimations: Six Essays

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Zadie Smith

An urgently timely, deeply personal and powerfully moving series of essays on the experience of lockdown from one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time.

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The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

Paolo Zellini

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

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Radical Uncertainty

Radical Uncertainty

Mervyn King, John Kay

This ambitious and thought-provoking new work offers an overarching analysis of decision-making in all walks of life.

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Pluses and Minuses

Pluses and Minuses

Stefan Buijsman

Drawing on examples within the interconnected fields of philosophy, psychology and history, Dr Stefan Buijsman explores the role mathematics plays in the modern world.        

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First-Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship

First-Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship

Richard Lachmann

The extent and irreversibility of US decline is becoming ever more obvious as America loses war after war and as one industry after another loses its technological edge. Lachmann explains why the United States will not be able to...

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The Power of Showing Up

The Power of Showing Up

Tina Payne Bryson, Daniel J. Siegel

What's the one thing a parent can do to make the most difference in the long run? The research is clear- Show up! Now the bestselling authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline explain what this means over the course...

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Mothers Before

Mothers Before

Edan Lepucki

A collection of photographs and essays that explores our understanding of motherhood and female identity.    

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The Future of Us: Demography Gets a Makeover

The Future of Us: Demography Gets a Makeover

Liz Allen

Knowing who, where, and how many of us there are is a powerful force that helps us understand the way we live now and, as Liz Allen powerfully shows, allows us to create a better future.

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Extraordinary Parenting

Extraordinary Parenting

Eloise Rickman

In this warm, accessible book, experienced parenting coach Eloise Rickman tells you everything you really need to know about parenting and educating your child at home

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Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now

Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now

Jenny Brown

An indispensable guide to abortion access in America, and a necessary argument for building a fighting feminist movement to advance reproductive freedom

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Europe Against the Jews, 1880-1945

Europe Against the Jews, 1880-1945

Goetz Aly

From the award-winning historian of the Holocaust, the first book to move beyond Germany's singular crime to the collaboration of Europe as a whole.    

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The SS Officer's Armchair

The SS Officer’s Armchair

Daniel Lee

A historical detective story and a gripping account of one historian's hunt for answers, The SS Officer's Armchair is at once a unique addition to our understanding of Nazi Germany and a chilling reminder of how such regimes are...

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Can We Be Happier?

Can We Be Happier?

Richard Layard, George Ward

A reasoned demonstration that the general happiness of our society can be dramatically improved - by the co-founder of the annual World Happiness Report.

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The Nine Hundred

The Nine Hundred

Heather Dune Macadam, Caroline Moorehead

The untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked into boarding a train in Poprad, Slovakia on March 25, 1942 that became the first official transport to Auschwitz.

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Life Changing

Life Changing

Helen Pilcher

In this post-natural history guide, Helen Pilcher invites us to meet key species that have been sculpted by humanity.

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What's Your Pronoun?

What’s Your Pronoun?

Dennis Baron (University of Illinois)

Contextualising one of the most pressing cultural questions of our generation, Dennis Baron reveals the untold story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular they.

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