New non-fiction from 2021

Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World

Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World

Victoria Finlay

A magnificent work of original research, unwinding history through cloth - how we make it, use it and what it means to us.

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A Hitch in Time: Writings from the London Review of Books

A Hitch in Time: Writings from the London Review of Books

Christopher Hitchens

An outstanding collection of some of the best pieces that Christopher Hitchens wrote for the London Review of Books.

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Facts and Other Lies: Welcome to the Disinformation Age

Facts and Other Lies: Welcome to the Disinformation Age

Ed Coper

From fringe conspiracy theories to 'alternative facts', a timely look at how we arrived in the 'fake news' era.

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Guilty Pigs: The Weird and Wonderful History of Animal Law

Guilty Pigs: The Weird and Wonderful History of Animal Law

Katy Barnett, Jeremy Gans

An illuminating and entertaining history of the law's treatment of animals

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Cadre Country: How China Became the Chinese Communist Party

Cadre Country: How China Became the Chinese Communist Party

John Fitzgerald

Since the founding of the Communist Party in China just over a century ago, there is much the country has achieved. But who does the heavy lifting in China? And who walks away with the spoils? Essential reading for anyone who...

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The Struggle for India's Soul: Nationalism and the Fate of Democracy

The Struggle for India’s Soul: Nationalism and the Fate of Democracy

Shashi Tharoor

There are over a billion Indians alive today. But are some more Indian than others? To answer this question, one that is central to the identity of all who belong to modern India, Shashi Tharoor explores hotly contested ideas of...

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The Urge: Our History of Addiction

The Urge: Our History of Addiction

Carl Erik Fisher

An authoritative, illuminating, and deeply humane history of addiction-a phenomenon that remains baffling and deeply misunderstood despite having touched countless lives-by an addiction psychiatrist striving to understand his own...

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The Shortest History of Democracy

The Shortest History of Democracy

John Keane

In an age of fake news and half-truths, the radical potential of democracy is more important than ever, as this nimble, illuminating history by a celebrated political theorist reveals.

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Spies and Sparrows: ASIO and the Cold War

Spies and Sparrows: ASIO and the Cold War

Phillip Deery

Phillip Deery's Spies and Sparrows: ASIO and the Cold War shines a powerful new light on the history of ASIO and raises important and enduring questions about the nature and impact of a state's surveillance of its citizens.

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Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows

Kristy Campion

From Irish revolutionaries to the Christchurch massacre and the rise of right wing extremism, Chasing Shadows uncovers the long and brutal history of terrorism in Australia.

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Sexual Revolution: Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback

Sexual Revolution: Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback

Laurie Penny

An urgent, hopeful, and unapologetically radical new book about consent, democracy, desire, and the future of sexual politics from award-winning writer Laurie Penny.

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Otherlands: A World in the Making - A Sunday Times bestseller

Otherlands: A World in the Making - A Sunday Times bestseller

Dr Thomas Halliday

From a dazzling young palaeontologist and prodigiously talented writer comes the Earth as we've never seen it before

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Class in Australia

Class in Australia

Steven Threadgold, Jessica Gerrard

At a time of deepening inequality, Class in Australia brings together a range of new and original research for a timely examination of class relations, labour exploitation, and the changing formations of work in contemporary...

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 Read reviewMaking Australian History

Making Australian History

Anna Clark

A bold and expansive history that traces the changing and contested project of Australia's national story. You will think about this country differently after reading this book.

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On Reckoning

On Reckoning

Amy Remeikis

On Reckoning tells of the moment when the personal became very political, when rape became the national conversation.

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The Party

The Party

Stuart Macintyre

The long awaited second volume in Stuart Macintyre's definitive history of the Communist Party of Australia.

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The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

Shon Faye

An era-defining, agenda-setting call for trans liberation which will reshape our current conversation on transgender rights

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The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth

The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth

Ben Rawlence

A powerful blend of reportage, nature, travel and science writing, deeply researched and beautifully written, underpinned by a startling and urgent message for our time.

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 Read reviewSweat: A History of Exercise

Sweat: A History of Exercise

Mr. Bill Hayes

From Insomniac City author Bill Hayes, who can tackle just about any subject in book form, and make you glad he did (SF Chronicle)--a cultural, scientific, literary, and personal history of exercise.

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How We Can Win

How We Can Win

Kimberly Jones

An essential breakdown of the economic and social injustices faced by Black people, based on the viral video by writer, director and political activist Kimberly Jones

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Allegorizings

Allegorizings

Jan Morris

Published one year on from her death, at the age of ninety-four, Jan Morris' Allegorizings is the final despatch from one of the greatest chroniclers of the Twentieth Century.

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 Read reviewOppositions: Selected Essays

Oppositions: Selected Essays

Mary Gaitskill

A collection of provocative and searchingly analytical essays by the author of Bad Behavior, This is Pleasure, and Lost Cat.

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Eating to Extinction

Eating to Extinction

Dan Saladino

Industrial agriculture and the standardization of taste are not only wiping out many edible plants, but also the food cultures, histories and livelihoods that go with them.Inspired by a global project to collect and preserve...

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Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention

Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention

Johann Hari

Why have we lost our ability to focus? What are the causes? And, most importantly, how do we get it back?

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Sister Girl: Reflections on Tiddaism, Identity and Reconciliation (New Edition)

Sister Girl: Reflections on Tiddaism, Identity and Reconciliation (New Edition)

Jackie Huggins

A new edition of seminal Tiddaist classic by Murri historian and activist Jackie Huggins, featuring timely and compelling speeches and essays.

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Emotional: The New Thinking About Feelings

Emotional: The New Thinking About Feelings

Leonard Mlodinow

We've been told we need to master our emotions and think rationally to succeed. But cutting-edge science shows that feelings are every bit as important to our success as thinking

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Saved by the Siesta: the great benefits of a little nap

Saved by the Siesta: the great benefits of a little nap

Brice Faraut

Saved by the Siesta explains how siestas work and the remarkable role they can play in overcoming the destructive effects on the brain and the body of a shortage of sleep - for a siesta is like a night's sleep in...

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Out of Office

Out of Office

Anne Helen Petersen, Charlie Warzel

A game-changing book about the revolutionary potential of working from home, by two experts who work - and live - together.

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Break the Internet: In Pursuit of Influence

Break the Internet: In Pursuit of Influence

Olivia Yallop

Traditional media is over. The internet reigns. And in the attention economy, influencers are royalty. But who are they ... and how do you become one?

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Great Cities: The Stories Behind the World's Most Fascinating Places

Great Cities: The Stories Behind the World’s Most Fascinating Places

DK

Delve into the social and cultural history of 100 of the world's most important cities.

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On Animals

On Animals

Susan Orlean

A delightful and entertaining collection of a lifetime of musings, meditations and in-depth profiles about animals, by the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book.

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The Ledger: Accounting for Failure in Afghanistan

The Ledger: Accounting for Failure in Afghanistan

David Kilcullen, Greg Mills, Rory Stewart

The Ledger identifies and assesses the failures of the West's approach to Afghanistan after 9/11 - military, diplomatic, political and developmental

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The Library: A Fragile History

The Library: A Fragile History

Arthur der Weduwen, Andrew Pettegree

Princes, collectors, bookworms and thieves: the extraordinary story of the library, from Alexandria to the age of Google.

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The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

David Graeber, David Wengrow

A breathtakingly ambitious retelling of the earliest human societies offers a new understanding of world history 

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Shelf Life: Journalism 2000-2021

Shelf Life: Journalism 2000-2021

Gideon Haigh

Few journalists exemplify the creed ‘without fear or favour' like Gideon Haigh. Shelf Life selects from twenty-one years of writing on myriad subjects by one of our clearest thinkers, sharpest stylists and most curious...

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How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance

How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance

Paul Mason

How can we stop the spread of fascism? The bestselling author of PostCapitalism offers a guide to resisting the far right

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American Kleptocracy

American Kleptocracy

Casey Michel

An explosive investigation into how the United States of America built one of the largest illicit offshore finance systems in the world.

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Dark Matter: Independent Filmmaking in the 21st Century

Dark Matter: Independent Filmmaking in the 21st Century

Michael Winterbottom

Michael Winterbottom provides an insider's view of the workings of international film funding and distribution

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Energy for Life

Energy for Life

Alix Bradfield

In this top-to-toe guide, Alix Bradfield interviews a wide range of experts, psychologists, doctors and specialists to provide accessible advice on how to keep mind, body and soul in peak condition.

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A Human History of Emotion

A Human History of Emotion

Richard Firth-Godbehere

A sweeping exploration of the ways in which emotions shaped the course of human history, and how our experience and understanding of emotions have evolved along with us.

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Books that Made Us: The companion to the ABC TV series

Books that Made Us: The companion to the ABC TV series

Carl Reinecke

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The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality

The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality

Mike Sielski

The Rise is an inside look at Kobe Bryant's life, one of the most captivating basketball players of all time, with never-before-seen material.

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The End of Bias: How We Change Our Minds

The End of Bias: How We Change Our Minds

Jessica Nordell

Discover how we can all work to end one of the most corrosive issues of our time: unconscious bias.

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Mothers, Fathers, and Others: New Essays

Mothers, Fathers, and Others: New Essays

Siri Hustvedt

Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World.

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My Body

My Body

Emily Ratajkowski

A deeply honest investigation of what it means to be a woman and a commodity from Emily Ratajkowski, the archetypal, multi-hyphenate celebrity of our time.

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Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The voices Australia should hear

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The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783

The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783

Joseph J. Ellis

A culminating work on the American Founding by one of its leading historians, The Cause rethinks the American Revolution as we have known it.

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Time for Socialism: Dispatches from a World on Fire, 2016-2021

Time for Socialism: Dispatches from a World on Fire, 2016-2021

Thomas Piketty

A chronicle of recent events that have shaken the world, from the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Between the Last Oasis and the next Mirage: Writings on Australia

Between the Last Oasis and the next Mirage: Writings on Australia

Guy Rundle

With sharp wit and a discerning eye, political commentator Guy Rundle enlightens and entertains, drawing back the curtain on the iconic moments in Australian politics of the 2010s

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Lies and Falsehoods: The Morrison Government and the New Culture of Deceit

Lies and Falsehoods: The Morrison Government and the New Culture of Deceit

Bernard Keane

A timely, intelligent dive into the new culture of political deceit in Australia and the world.

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Sick Money: The Truth About the Global Pharmaceutical Industry

Sick Money: The Truth About the Global Pharmaceutical Industry

Billy Kenber

An urgent call to build a new model for the pharmaceutical industry, from the multi-award-winning Times journalist.

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A Shot to Save the World

A Shot to Save the World

Gregory Zuckerman

The story of the race for the Covid-19 vaccine as you've never heard it before

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Quarterly Essay 84: The Reckoning - How #MeToo is Changing Australia

Quarterly Essay 84: The Reckoning - How #MeToo is Changing Australia

Jess Hill

Tracing the impact of Australia's #MeToo moment

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Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages

Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages

Dan Jones

Dan Jones's epic new history tells nothing less than the story of how the world we know today came to be built.

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Lost Paradise: The Story of Granada

Lost Paradise: The Story of Granada

Elizabeth Drayson

An illustrated account of the historical city of Granada for the Anglophone world.

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Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Intriguing and uplifting stories of the world's oldest plants, from the revered botanist and indigenous teacher Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Mission: Essays, Speeches & Ideas

Mission: Essays, Speeches & Ideas

Noel Pearson

Mission traces a life of politics, ideas and inspiring words.

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 Read reviewOrwell's Roses

Orwell’s Roses

Rebecca Solnit

Roses, pleasure, and politics: a fresh take on Orwell as an avid gardener, whose political writing was grounded in his passion for the natural world.

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The Story of Work: A New History of Humankind

The Story of Work: A New History of Humankind

Jan Lucassen

The first truly global history of work, an upbeat assessment from the age of the hunter-gatherer to the present day

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Harlem Nights: The Secret History of Australia's Jazz Age

Harlem Nights: The Secret History of Australia’s Jazz Age

Deirdre O'Connell

From the wild jazz clubs of Prohibition-era LA to Indigenous women discovering a new world of black resistance, this anatomy of a scandal-fuelled frame-up brings into focus a vibrant cast of characters from Australia's Jazz Age.

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Mountains: Over Australia's Blue Horizon

Mountains: Over Australia’s Blue Horizon

Alasdair McGregor, Greg Mortimer

Alasdair McGregor traces the rise and fall of the Australian continent, from mountains of ice and fire to those of iron and those with their heads in the clouds

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The First Shots

The First Shots

Brendan Borrell

An enthralling real-life thriller that tells the full inside story of the high-stakes race for a lifesaving vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic

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 Special priceDoing Feminism: Women's Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia

Doing Feminism: Women’s Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia

Anne Marsh

Tracking networks of art practice, exhibitions, protest and critical thought over several generations, this book demonstrates the innovation and power of women's art and the ways in which it has influenced and changed the...

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Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating

Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating

Jeff Sparrow

A polemic about global warming and the environmental crisis that argues that ordinary people have consistently opposed the destruction of nature and so provide an untapped constituency for climate action.

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Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition: Fully Revised & Expanded, A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition: Fully Revised & Expanded, A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

Marcia Langton

The second edition of this landmark travel guide, written by one of this country's most highly respected First Nations voices.

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Against White Feminism

Against White Feminism

Rafia Zakaria

A powerfully persuasive account of what white feminism is and an empowering manifesto for revolution

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 Read reviewDoing Politics: Writing on Public Life

Doing Politics: Writing on Public Life

Judith Brett

A brilliant collection of the best essays by award-winning writer Judith Brett, long revered by those in the know as Australia's brightest and most astute political commentator.

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The Dream of Europe: Travels in the Twenty-First Century

The Dream of Europe: Travels in the Twenty-First Century

Geert Mak, Liz Waters

In 1999, Geert Mak spent a year criss-crossing Europe, looking to define the continent on the verge of a new millennium.

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Girt Nation: The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 3

Girt Nation: The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 3

David Hunt

The saga of Australia continues with... Girt Nation

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The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

Amitav Ghosh

From the bestselling author of the Ibis trilogy and The Great Derangement, The Nutmeg's Curse is an enthralling, panoramic history of the influence of colonialism on the world today, told through the surprising story of the...

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 Read reviewAnother Day in the Colony

Another Day in the Colony

Chelsea Watego

A ground-breaking work - and a call to arms - that exposes the ongoing colonial violence experienced by First Nations people

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Do Not Erase: Mathematicians and Their Chalkboards

Do Not Erase: Mathematicians and Their Chalkboards

Jessica Wynne

A photographic exploration of mathematicians' chalkboards

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Gum: The Story of Eucalypts & Their Champions

Gum: The Story of Eucalypts & Their Champions

Ashley Hay

This new edition of Gum, from award-winning author Ashley Hay, is a powerful and lyrical exploration of these magical, mythical, medicinal trees, and the story of new worlds, curious people and big ideas.

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Generations: Does When You're Born Shape Who You Are?

Generations: Does When You’re Born Shape Who You Are?

Bobby Duffy

A compelling exploration of generational divides informed by exclusive studies from around the world.

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You're Doing it Wrong

You’re Doing it Wrong

Kaz Cooke

You're Doing it Wrong is an outrageous tour through the centuries of bonkers and bad advice handed down and foisted upon women, told as only Kaz Cooke can - with humour and rage, intelligence and wit.

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Hippocrasy: How Doctors are Betraying Their Oath

Hippocrasy: How Doctors are Betraying Their Oath

Rachelle Buchbinder, Ian Harris

In Hippocrasy, two world-leading doctors - rheumatologist and epidemiologist Rachelle Buchbinder and orthopaedic surgeon Ian Harris - reveal the true state of modern medicine and how doctors are letting their patients down.

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Freak Out

Freak Out

Tony Wellington

The era was by turns fab, groovy, cool, far out, way-out, hip, boss, outta sight, right-on and a blast, man: enough to make everyone freak out!

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The Authority Gap

The Authority Gap

Mary Ann Sieghart

Based on new, original research and interviews with pioneering women including Baroness Hale, Mary Beard and Caitlin Moran, this is a fresh feminist take on how to address and counteract systemic sexism, perfect for fans of...

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The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs

The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs

Marc David Baer

A major new history of the six-hundred-year dynasty that connected East to West as never before.

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Country: Future Fire, Future Farming

Country: Future Fire, Future Farming

Bruce Pascoe, William Leonard Gammage, Margo Neale

What do you need to know to prosper as a people for at least 65,000 years? The First Knowledges series provides a deeper understanding of the expertise and ingenuity of Indigenous Australians

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Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary World

Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher’s Extraordinary World

Craig Foster

From the creators of the Academy Award-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher, featuring an introduction by Jane Goodall. An immersive journey into the underwater world that holds transformative lessons for us all

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Consumed

Consumed

Aja Barber

Every item you buy remains on this planet in some form.

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The Fairytale: A Real and Imagined History of Australian Sport

The Fairytale: A Real and Imagined History of Australian Sport

H.G. Nelson

For more than thirty years, H. G. Nelson has been finding the poetry in the punt and humour during half-time. Now, he turns his keen eye for facts and folly to the illustrious history of our great nation.

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Firestorm

Firestorm

Greg Mullins

Combines thrilling stories of what it's like to be on the front line of Australia's first giga-fire with the hard truths of human-caused climate change, and what we do about it.

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The Antisocial Network

The Antisocial Network

Ben Mezrich

From one of our most innovative and celebrated authors, the definitive take on the wildest story of the year- the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze, a tale of fortunes won and lost overnight that may end up changing Wall...

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The Devil's Work

The Devil’s Work

Garry Linnell

Born bad or simply mad? It's time to meet Frederick Deeming, the man known and reviled throughout the United States, England and Australia as the Criminal of the Century.

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World War C

World War C

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, offers an accessible, data-packed answer to our biggest questions about Covid-19: What have we learned about this pandemic and how can we prepare for - or prevent - the next one?

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Tenement Kid: Rough Trade Book of the Year

Tenement Kid: Rough Trade Book of the Year

Bobby Gillespie

The story, in his own words, of one of the most popular and influential British popstars of the past 30 years

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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Steven Pinker

A user's guide to rationality acts as a follow-up to the bestselling Enlightenment Now

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 Read reviewSigns and Wonders: Dispatches from a Time of Beauty and Loss

Signs and Wonders: Dispatches from a Time of Beauty and Loss

Delia Falconer

The celebrated, Walkley Award-winning author on how global warming is changing not only our climate but our culture.

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Vandemonians: The Repressed History of Colonial Victoria

Vandemonians: The Repressed History of Colonial Victoria

Janet McCalman

From award-winning author and historian Janet McCalman, the engrossing tale of Tasmanian convict settlers in colonial Victoria

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Wildland: The Making of America's Fury

Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury

Evan Osnos

A dramatic, prescient examination of seismic changes in American politics and culture

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 Read reviewFulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-click America

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-click America

Alec MacGillis

An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon's impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States.

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No, You're Not Entitled to Your Opinion

No, You’re Not Entitled to Your Opinion

Alexandra Hansen, The Conversation

The best of the best: A decade of Conversation essays. Global content for a local audience.

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When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People

When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People

Steven Nadler, Lawrence Shapiro

Why the tools of philosophy offer a powerful antidote to today's epidemic of irrationality

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The Dawn of Language: The Story of How We Came to Talk

The Dawn of Language: The Story of How We Came to Talk

Sverker Johansson, Frank Perry

An erudite, tightly woven and beautifully written account of one of humanity's greatest mysteries - the origins of language.

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Flight of the Budgerigar: An Illustrated History

Flight of the Budgerigar: An Illustrated History

Penny Olsen

From the Dreamtime to the colonial live bird trade, the competitive culture of the showroom and today's thriving wild flocks, Flight of the Budgerigar is the authoritative history of the Budgerigar, written by respected...

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The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power

The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power

Max Chafkin, Emma Ewbank

A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business and politics

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How To Keep Your Brain Young

How To Keep Your Brain Young

Professor Kerryn Phelps

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM, Australia's most trusted GP, reveals how to keep our most important organ at its best throughout our lives.

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The Psychic Tests: An Adventure in the World of Believers and Sceptics

The Psychic Tests: An Adventure in the World of Believers and Sceptics

Gary Nunn

Award-winning journalist Gary Nunn investigates psychics, mediums and astrologers to understand their uncanny power - and whether it's used for good or evil.

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Australia & the Pacific: A History

Australia & the Pacific: A History

Ian Hoskins

Award-winning author, Ian Hoskins, presents a revealing new way of looking at Australian history by expanding his gaze to examine Australia's story in a Pacific context

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Quarterly Essay 83: Top Blokes - The Larrikin Myth, Class and Power

Quarterly Essay 83: Top Blokes - The Larrikin Myth, Class and Power

Lech Blaine

What makes a top bloke? Does the myth of the larrikin still hold sway? And whatever happened to class in Australia?

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Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

Mary Beard

From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years

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Currowan

Currowan

Bronwyn Adcock

Australia's worst bushfires, and how we live with fire in a climate-changed world

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 Read reviewThe Right to Sex

The Right to Sex

Amia Srinivasan

Essential lessons on the world we live in, from one of our greatest young thinkers - a guide to what everybody is talking about today

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Alpha: A Reckoning for the Navy SEALs

Alpha: A Reckoning for the Navy SEALs

David Philipps

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter uncovers the story of the shocking rise and fall of a decorated Navy SEAL accused of war crimes, the fellow SEALs who turned him in, and the court martial that captivated the nation.

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The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History

The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History

Jamie MacKay

A rich and fascinating cultural history of the Mediterranean's enigmatic heart

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On Freedom

On Freedom

Maggie Nelson

Drawing on a vast range of material, from critical theory to pop culture to the intimacies and plain exchanges of daily life, Nelson explores how we might think, experience, or talk about freedom in ways responsive to the...

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Broken: Children, Parents and Family Courts

Broken: Children, Parents and Family Courts

Camilla Nelson, Catharine Lumby

A devastating account of how Australia's family courts fail children, families and victims of domestic abuse

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Our Sunburnt Country

Our Sunburnt Country

Anika Molesworth

Our Sunburnt Country shows that there is a way to protect our land, our food and our future, and it is within our grasp.

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Recovery

Recovery

Andrew Wear

In times of crisis lies opportunity. Recovery shows us how we can build back better after COVID-19.

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The Woman They Could Not Silence

The Woman They Could Not Silence

Kate Moore

From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today.

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Puff Piece

Puff Piece

John Safran

Wild, hilarious and thought-provoking, Puff Piece is a probing look into Big Tobacco and the vaping industry, and how words can be literally a matter of life and death.

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 Read reviewLies, Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation

Lies, Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation

Claire G. Coleman

A deeply personal exploration of Australia's colonisation past, present and future by one of Australia's finest contemporary authors​.

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Mortals: How the Fear of Death Shaped Human Society

Mortals: How the Fear of Death Shaped Human Society

Rachel Menzies, Ross Menzies

Human society is shaped by many things, but underlying them all is one fundamental force - our fear of death. This is the ground-breaking theory explored in Mortals.

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Peril

Peril

Bob Woodward, Robert Costa

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's compelling account of the presidential transition from Donald Trump to Joe Biden.

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Sold Down the River

Sold Down the River

Scott Hamilton, Stuart Kells

Two insiders expose the shocking and shameful betrayal of Australia's regional heartland so international bankers and traders could make a quick buck.

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 Read reviewMy Body Keeps Your Secrets

My Body Keeps Your Secrets

Lucia Osborne-Crowley

A widely researched and boldly argued work about reclaiming our bodies from shame from a key intersectional feminist thinker of a new generation

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The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilisation

The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilisation

Michael Brooks

Bestselling science writer Michael Brooks takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of civilisation, as he explains why maths is fundamental to our understanding of the world.

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Title Fight

Title Fight

Paul Cleary

A David-and-Goliath story set in the ancient landscape of the Pilbara

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The Fran Lebowitz Reader

The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Fran Lebowitz

A brilliant collection of acerbic, wisecracking and hilarious essays from New York icon Fran Lebowitz, star of Martin Scorsese's hit Netflix series, Pretend It's a City

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Nature Is Never Silent

Nature Is Never Silent

Madlen Ziege

For readers of Entangled Life and The Hidden Life of Trees, a fascinating journey into the world of plants and animals, and the ways they communicate with each other.

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The Brumby Wars: The Battle for the Soul of Australia

The Brumby Wars: The Battle for the Soul of Australia

Anthony Sharwood

The passionate debate surrounding the wild horses of Australia's High Country and beyond - feral pests that ruin the environment or icons of our national heritage?

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 Read reviewWhy You Should Give a F*ck About Farming

Why You Should Give a F*ck About Farming

Gabrielle Chan

There is no farmers and others. If you eat or wear clothes, the decisions you make influence farming.

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12 Bytes: How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love

12 Bytes: How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love

Jeanette Winterson

Twelve bytes. Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love - from Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette Winterson.

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Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Dave Goulson

An urgent and riveting new book from the bestselling author: his first major work of popular science and environmental activism - part love letter to the insect world, part elegy, part rousing manifesto for change.

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So You Think You Know What's Good for You?

So You Think You Know What’s Good for You?

Norman Swan

Informative, accessible and easy to understand, So You Think You Know What's Good for You? has everything you need to know about health and wellbeing, delivered with Dr Norman Swan's trademark clarity and wit.

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 Read reviewEating with My Mouth Open

Eating with My Mouth Open

Sam van Zweden

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

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Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy

Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy

Larissa Pham

An inventive, exquisite memoir-in-essays by a blazing new talent.

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The Miracle Pill

The Miracle Pill

Peter Walker

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

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The Diet Compass

The Diet Compass

Bas Kast

The answer to all questions about aging and nutrition.

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Ageless

Ageless

Andrew Steele

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

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Two Afternoons in the Kabul Stadium

Two Afternoons in the Kabul Stadium

Tim Bonyhady

An exciting social history of Afghanistan told through art

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The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister

Annika Smethurst

The first definitive biography of Australia's thirtieth prime minister, Scott Morrison.

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Our Exceptional Friend

Our Exceptional Friend

Emma Shortis

Why it's time for Australia to rethink its broken relationship with the world's greatest superpower: America.

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Rogue Forces

Rogue Forces

Mark Willacy

Rogue Forces is the explosive first insiders' story of how some of Australia's revered SAS soldiers crossed the line in Afghanistan, descending from elite warriors to unlawful killers.

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God Save the Queen: The Strange Persistence of Monarchies

God Save the Queen: The Strange Persistence of Monarchies

Dennis Altman

An avowed republican investigates the unexpected durability and potential benefits of constitutional monarchies.

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Wounded Country: The Murray-Darling Basin - A Contested History

Wounded Country: The Murray-Darling Basin - A Contested History

Quentin Beresford

Like many Australians, I looked on with horror as images of a million dead fish swamped the media and consumed the news cycle. I resolved to dig deeper.

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Worlds in Shadow: Submerged Lands in Science, Memory and Myth

Worlds in Shadow: Submerged Lands in Science, Memory and Myth

Patrick Nunn

The traces of much of human history - and that which preceded it - lie beneath the ocean surface; broken up, dispersed, often buried and always mysterious. Patrick Nunn sifts the facts from the fiction to work out which submerged...

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An Insider's Plague Year

An Insider’s Plague Year

Peter Doherty

An illuminating glimpse into the scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic from Australia's most prominent 'insider'

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In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

Robert Reynolds, Shirleene Robinson, Paul Sendziuk

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

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Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy

Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy

Ami Ayalon, Anthony David, Dennis Ross

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

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The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal

The Reckoning: America’s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal

Mary L Trump

From the #1 bestselling author of Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man.

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Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

Carol Leonnig

The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on 6 January...

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Earth Detox: How and Why we Must Clean Up Our Planet

Earth Detox: How and Why we Must Clean Up Our Planet

Julian Cribb

Every person on our planet is poisoned every day by our chemical emissions. Julian Cribb explains the scale of the threat to individuals, human society, and life on Earth. He proposes a new Human Right - not to be poisoned - and...

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Salmon

Salmon

Mark Kurlansky

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

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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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Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency

Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency

Michael Wolff

New York Times bestselling author of Fire and Fury and Siege completes the trilogy on the epic presidency of Donald J. Trump

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What's Eating the Universe?: And Other Cosmic Questions

What’s Eating the Universe?: And Other Cosmic Questions

Paul Davies

The story of the universe in thirty cosmological conundrums

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How to Teach Classics to Your Dog

How to Teach Classics to Your Dog

Philip Womack

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

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An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination

Sheera Frenkel, Cecilia Kang

The Everything Store meets Too Big to Fail in this intimate portrayal of the stumbling giant that is Facebook by two New York Times journalists

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Men Without Country

Men Without Country

Harrison Christian

Full of misadventure and mystery, Men Without Country is a sweeping history of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas - told by a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian, the man who led the infamous mutiny on the Bounty

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How We Became Human

How We Became Human

Tim Dean

One of Australia's brightest philosophers charts the evolution of morality from the first humans to today, and shows us how we can turn towards a better future.

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2020

The Best Australian Science Writing 2020

Sara Phillips, Peter C. Doherty

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

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 Special priceMother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

Katrine Marcal

'I am absurdly excited for this book'Caroline Criado Perez A razor-sharp look at the ways women -and their game changing ideas- are excluded from the global economy.

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Places I've Taken My Body

Places I’ve Taken My Body

Molly McCully Brown

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

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Fire Flood and Plague

Fire Flood and Plague

Sophie Cunningham

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

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This is Why I Resist

This is Why I Resist

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

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

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The Beat of Life

The Beat of Life

Reinhard Friedl

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

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Big Panda and Tiny Dragon

Big Panda and Tiny Dragon

James Norbury

The charming, illustrated story of two friends, who travel through the seasons sharing the lessons they learn on their way; the perfect gift to uplift and inspire your loved ones

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Black Summer

Black Summer

Michael Rowland

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

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Culture is Life

Culture is Life

Wayne Quilliam

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

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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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Black, White and Exempt

Black, White and Exempt

Lucinda Aberdeen, Jennifer Jones

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

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Intimacy and Solitude

Intimacy and Solitude

Stephanie Dowrick

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

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Ice Rivers

Ice Rivers

Jemma Wadham

The story of one woman's passion for glaciers

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Promises to Keep

Promises to Keep

Joe Biden

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

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FLY: Financially Literate Youth

FLY: Financially Literate Youth

Marlies Hobbs, Jai Hobbs

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

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Flesh Made New

Flesh Made New

John Rasko, Carl Power

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

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Killing Sydney: The Fight for a City's Soul

Killing Sydney: The Fight for a City’s Soul

Elizabeth Farrelly

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

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Nuclear Folly: A New History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Nuclear Folly: A New History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Serhii Plokhy

The definitive history of the Cuban Missile Crisis from the bestselling author of Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

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The Anthropocene Reviewed

The Anthropocene Reviewed

John Green

A deeply moving and mind-expanding collection of personal essays in the first ever work of non-fiction from #1 internationally bestselling author John Green The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human...

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Tongerlongeter: First Nations Leader and Tasmanian War Hero

Tongerlongeter: First Nations Leader and Tasmanian War Hero

Henry Reynolds, Nicholas Clements

In Tongerlongeter, acclaimed historians Henry Reynolds and Nicholas Clements retrieve one of Australia's greatest war heroes from historical obscurity.

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 Read reviewThings Are Against Us

Things Are Against Us

Lucy Ellmann

A scorching collection of essays from the Booker-shortlisted author of Ducks, Newburyport

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Brain Reset

Brain Reset

David Gillespie

Anxiety, depression and addiction are the scourge of modern-day living. How are they linked? How do we beat them?

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This Is Your Mind On Plants

This Is Your Mind On Plants

Michael Pollan

In This Is Your Mind On Plants, Michael Pollan explores three very different drugs - opium, caffeine, and mescaline -- and throws the fundamental strangeness of our thinking about them into sharp relief. 

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Long Half-life: The Nuclear Industry in Australia

Long Half-life: The Nuclear Industry in Australia

Ian Lowe

A timely and riveting account of the political, social and scientific complexities of the nuclear industry

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French Connection

French Connection

Alexis Bergantz

The French have long been part of the Australian story. French Connection paints an intricate portrait of the complex connections between the two nations. Alexis Bergantz provides a fascinating insight into how the idea of France...

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Uprising: Walking the Southern Alps of New Zealand

Uprising: Walking the Southern Alps of New Zealand

Nic Low

A riveting blend of nature writing, indigenous storytelling and great adventure in the NZ alps

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The Nordic Edge: Policy Possibilities for Australia

The Nordic Edge: Policy Possibilities for Australia

Andrew Scott, Rod Campbell

How the Nordic approach can shape Australia's future for the better

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Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm

Robin DiAngelo

An incisive follow-up to the Sunday Times bestseller White Fragility asserting that it is white progressives who are responsible for inflicting the most daily harm on people of colour

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True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture

True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous Knowledge and Culture

Terri Janke

Indigenous cultures are not terra nullius - nobody's land, free to be taken. Using real-world cases and personal stories, True Tracks is a ground-breaking work that paves the way for the respectful and ethical engagement with...

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Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Anne Sebba

The tragic story of Ethel Rosenberg, the first woman in America to be sent to her death for a crime other than murder

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 Read reviewSoil

Soil

Matthew Evans

The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy

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Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942

Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942

Max Hastings

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

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A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance

Hanif Abdurraqib

A celebration of Black culture beyond the white gaze, by one of America's most talked-about young cultural critics

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The Storm Is Upon Us

The Storm Is Upon Us

Mike Rothschild

A serious journalistic investigation into the bizarre cult that is taking over American politics and the world.

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Quarterly Essay 82: Exit Strategy - Politics After the Pandemic

Quarterly Essay 82: Exit Strategy - Politics After the Pandemic

George Megalogenis

In the wake of the pandemic, will we see a new politics of social security and concern for the future?

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The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present

The Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present

Ralph Hope

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

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Gentle and Fierce

Gentle and Fierce

Vanessa Berry

New collection of essays on the relationships between humans and animals, by Vanessa Berry, author of Mirror Sydney, and the memoir of adolescence Ninety9. 

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The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing

The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing

Hannah Dawson

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

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The Day the World Stops Shopping

The Day the World Stops Shopping

J. B. MacKinnon

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

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

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

Michael Heller, James Salzman

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

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The Spy Who Was Left Out in the Cold

The Spy Who Was Left Out in the Cold

Tim Tate

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

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

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

Leah Garrett

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

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A Narrative of Denial

A Narrative of Denial

Peter Job

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

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

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

Claire Dunn

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

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Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City

Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City

Edmund Richardson

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

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King Richard: Nixon and Watergate - an American tragedy

King Richard: Nixon and Watergate - an American tragedy

Michael Dobbs

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

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The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid

Lawrence Wright

A definitive account of the shocking American response to Covid-19, from the acclaimed author of The Looming Tower

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The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us

Heather McGhee

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

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Finding the Mother Tree

Finding the Mother Tree

Suzanne Simard

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

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Some Achieve Greatness

Some Achieve Greatness

Professor John Bell

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

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Losing Our Minds

Losing Our Minds

Lucy Foulkes

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

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Bullies and Saints

Bullies and Saints

John Dickson

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

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Black is the Body

Black is the Body

Emily Bernard

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

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The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo

The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo

Paul Strathern

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

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My Grandmother's Hands

My Grandmother’s Hands

Resmaa Menakem

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

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Books do Furnish a Life

Books do Furnish a Life

Richard Dawkins

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

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Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia

Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia

Bruce Pascoe, Vicky Shukuroglou

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

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Helgoland

Helgoland

Carlo Rovelli

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

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Berlin: The Story of a City

Berlin: The Story of a City

Barney White-Spunner

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

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The Heartbeat of Trees

The Heartbeat of Trees

Peter Wohlleben

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

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Bird Talk: An exploration of Avian Communication

Bird Talk: An exploration of Avian Communication

Barbara Ballentine, Jordan Hyman

Unravel the complexities of bird communication, from birdsong to visual signals and behaviours.

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

As Beautiful As Any Other: A Memoir of My Body

Kaya Wilson

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

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 Special priceRacism: Stories on Fear, Hate and Bigotry

Racism: Stories on Fear, Hate and Bigotry

Winnie Dunn, Stephen Pham, Phoebe Grainer

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

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Breaking the Social Media Prism

Breaking the Social Media Prism

Christopher A. Bail

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

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Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness: The International No. 1 Bestseller

Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness: The International No. 1 Bestseller

Owen Eastwood

Empowers readers to unlock the highest levels of togetherness and performance

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Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Patrick Radden Keefe

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

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Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

Salman Rushdie

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

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

Who Gets to Be Smart: Privilege, Power and Knowledge

Bri Lee

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

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

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

Michael Smith

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

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White Feminism

White Feminism

Koa Beck

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

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 Special priceNoise

Noise

Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein

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

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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power

Ijeoma Oluo

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

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 Read reviewThe Hard Crowd

The Hard Crowd

Rachel Kushner

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

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China Panic: Australia's Alternative to Paranoia and Pandering

China Panic: Australia’s Alternative to Paranoia and Pandering

David Brophy

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

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Alberto Angela

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

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

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

Ben Rhodes

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

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 Special priceThe New Age of Empire

The New Age of Empire

Kehinde Andrews

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

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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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Queens of Jerusalem

Queens of Jerusalem

Katherine Pangonis

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

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Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

Annalee Newitz

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

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 Special priceHow to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Bill Gates

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

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Mission Economy

Mission Economy

Mariana Mazzucato

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

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Latitude

Latitude

Nicholas Crane

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

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Bad People - and How to Be Rid of Them

Bad People - and How to Be Rid of Them

Geoffrey Robertson, QC

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

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The New Climate War

The New Climate War

Michael E. Mann

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

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Taking a Long Look

Taking a Long Look

Vivian Gornick

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

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

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

Brendan James Murray

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

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Is It Tomorrow Yet?

Is It Tomorrow Yet?

Ivan Krastev

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

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Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

Niall Ferguson

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

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Reading the Seasons: Books Holding Life and Friendship Together

Reading the Seasons: Books Holding Life and Friendship Together

Germaine Leece, Sonya Tsakalakis

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

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Post-Growth Living

Post-Growth Living

Kate Soper

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

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The Invention of Miracles

The Invention of Miracles

Katie Booth

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

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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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American Kompromat

American Kompromat

Craig Unger

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

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Victoire: A Wartime Story of Resistance, Collaboration and Betrayal

Victoire: A Wartime Story of Resistance, Collaboration and Betrayal

Roland Philipps

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

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A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough

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

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The Shortest History of China

The Shortest History of China

Linda Jaivin

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

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A Matter of Death and Life

A Matter of Death and Life

Irvin D. Yalom, Marilyn Yalom

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

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 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 Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence

Ross King

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

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Inga Clendinnen: Selected Writings

Inga Clendinnen: Selected Writings

James Boyce

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

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Smuggled: A History of Illegal Journeys to Australia

Smuggled: A History of Illegal Journeys to Australia

Ruth Balint, Julie Kalman

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

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 Read reviewThe Care Factor

The Care Factor

Ailsa Wild

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

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 Special priceThe Bomber Mafia

The Bomber Mafia

Malcolm Gladwell

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

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Truth-Telling

Truth-Telling

Henry Reynolds

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

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The Power of Geography

The Power of Geography

Tim Marshall

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

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 Read reviewThe Believer

The Believer

Sarah Krasnostein

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

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Reading Like an Australian Writer

Reading Like an Australian Writer

Belinda Castles

All writers begin as readers.

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Pain: The Science of the Feeling Brain

Pain: The Science of the Feeling Brain

Dr Abdul-Ghaaliq Lalkhen

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

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We See It All

We See It All

Jon Fasman

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

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Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition

Cedric J. Robinson

The African roots of black radicalism.

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The Ruby Princess

The Ruby Princess

Duncan McNab

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

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Greetings from Trumpland

Greetings from Trumpland

Zoe Daniel, Roscoe Whalan

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

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Wars Without End

Wars Without End

Danny Keenan

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

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Reset

Reset

Ross Garnaut

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

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The Lost Spells

The Lost Spells

Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris

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

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The Bookseller's Tale

The Bookseller’s Tale

Martin Latham

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

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Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

Katherine Angel

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

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White Russians, Red Peril

White Russians, Red Peril

Sheila Fitzpatrick

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

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Why We Are Restless

Why We Are Restless

Benjamin Storey, Jenna Silber Storey

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

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

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

Marco d'Eramo

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

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The Spymaster of Baghdad

The Spymaster of Baghdad

Margaret Coker

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

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Dizzy Limits: Recent Experiments in Australian Nonfiction

Dizzy Limits: Recent Experiments in Australian Nonfiction

Various contributors

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

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Letters to Camondo

Letters to Camondo

Edmund de Waal

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

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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

Nicole Perlroth

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

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France: A Short History

France: A Short History

Jeremy Black

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

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The Disordered Cosmos

The Disordered Cosmos

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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

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Think Again

Think Again

Adam Grant

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

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 Read reviewComing of Age in the War on Terror

Coming of Age in the War on Terror

Randa Abdel-Fattah

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

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Remember

Remember

Lisa Genova

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

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 Read reviewReturn to Uluru

Return to Uluru

Mark McKenna

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

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The Drama of Celebrity

The Drama of Celebrity

Sharon Marcus

A bold new account of how celebrity works

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Toxic: The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry

Toxic: The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry

Richard Flanagan

Is Tasmanian salmon one big lie?

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Randolph Stow: Critical Essays

Randolph Stow: Critical Essays

Kate Leah Rendell

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

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Radicals: Remembering the Sixties

Radicals: Remembering the Sixties

Meredith Burgmann, Nadia Wheatley

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

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Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

Elizabeth Kolbert

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

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You're Not Broken

You’re Not Broken

Sarah Woodhouse

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

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I Saw the Dog: How Language Works

I Saw the Dog: How Language Works

Alexandra Aikhenvald

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

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 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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Math Without Numbers

Math Without Numbers

Milo Beckman

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

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Bag Man

Bag Man

Rachel Maddow, Michael Yarvitz

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

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The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

Michio Kaku

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

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The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery

The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery

Seb Falk

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

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The Momentous, Uneventful Day

The Momentous, Uneventful Day

Gideon Haigh

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

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The Rome Plague Diaries

The Rome Plague Diaries

Matthew Kneale

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

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In the Land of the Cyclops

In the Land of the Cyclops

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Martin Aitken

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

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