Non-fiction books 2018

A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing 43 Students

A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing 43 Students

Anabel Hernandez

The definitive account of the mass disappearance of 43 Mexican students and the government that tried to cover it up

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 Read reviewEducated

Educated

Tara Westover

An extraordinary memoir about a woman's discovery of education, its transformative power and the price she has to pay for it.

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The Library Book

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to the beloved institution of libraries.

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The Social Leap: how and why humans connect

The Social Leap: how and why humans connect

William von Hippel

Our chimpish ancestors were superbly adapted to a life of leaping through the trees. To survive on the savannah, they had to make a social leap - a change that drives us still today.

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Craftfulness

Craftfulness

Rosemary Davidson, Arzu Tahsin

An engaging, friendly and inspiring celebration of all things creativity and craft, while emphasising the huge mental benefits of making things with your hands.

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Ancient Skies: Constellation Mythology of the Greeks

Ancient Skies: Constellation Mythology of the Greeks

David Weston Marshall

Ancient Skies brings the belief systems of the classical world to shining life.

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 Special priceLittle Dancer Aged Fourteen

Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

Camille Laurens, Willard Wood

This absorbing, heartfelt work tells the story of the real dancer behind Degas's now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late nineteenth-century bohemian life of Paris.    

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Written in History: Letters that Changed the World

Written in History: Letters that Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

A collection of the greatest letters in history, charting world-shaping events and revealing the unique personalities of some of history's most famous figures

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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Rebecca Traister

From the New York Times-bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement.

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Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Jeanette Winterson, Emmeline Pankhurst

One hundred years after women were first granted the vote, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson celebrates how far we have come on the road to equality, and calls on women and men alike to continue the fight. ...

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 Special priceUnruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia's History

Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia’s History

Sunil Amrith

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The End of the End of the Earth

The End of the End of the Earth

Jonathan Franzen

A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections

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Fed Up

Fed Up

Gemma Hartley

A ground-breaking exploration of feminism's most buzzy topic.

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That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras

An entertaining and informative guide to the most common 150 words even smart people use incorrectly, along with pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and tangled histories of use and misuse --

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Heart: A History

Heart: A History

Sandeep Jauhar

A doctor's inspiring obsession with the heart, seamlessly combining history, gripping scenes from the operating theatre and a moving personal story

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Places We Swim: Exploring Australia's Best Beaches, Pools, Waterfalls, Lakes, Hot Springs and Gorges

Places We Swim: Exploring Australia’s Best Beaches, Pools, Waterfalls, Lakes, Hot Springs and Gorges

Dillon Seitchik-Reardon, Caroline Clements

This beautiful photographic and curated travel guide celebrates Australia's long-standing connection to water

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Wine Reads: A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing

Wine Reads: A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing

Jay McInerney

From celebrated novelist Jay McInerney, whose extensive writing on wine has been called 'crisp, stylish and very funny' (New York Times Book Review), comes a delectable collection of great writing about wine.   

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Crossing The Line: How Australian Cricket Lost its Way

Crossing The Line: How Australian Cricket Lost its Way

Gideon Haigh

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Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

Peter Jones (Author)

A revealing and entertaining guide to how the Romans confronted their own mortality and the problems of old age, from the author of Veni, Vidi, Vici.

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Quarterly Essay 72: Net Loss - The Inner Life in the Digital Age

Quarterly Essay 72: Net Loss - The Inner Life in the Digital Age

Sebastian Smee

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The White Darkness

The White Darkness

David Grann

By the Sunday Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with colour photographs

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Why Does Patriarchy Persist?

Why Does Patriarchy Persist?

Carol Gilligan, Naomi Snider

In this highly original and persuasively argued book, Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider put forward a different view: they argue that patriarchy persists because it serves a psychological function.

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The Patch

The Patch

John McPhee

This wide-ranging essay collection serves as a covert memoir of a cult literary figure-New Yorker writer John McPhee.    

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How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking

How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking

Viv Groskop

A celebration of women and public speaking - from great political leaders and stand-up comedians, to campaigners and feminists, this is a powerful little book about what happens when women find their voice.   

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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine

Thomas Morris

We also hear of the weird, often hilarious remedies employed by physicians of yore - from crow's vomit to port-wine enemas - the hazards of such everyday objects as cucumbers and false teeth, and miraculous recovery from...

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By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

Trent Dalton

Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet.

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Australia - What Happened?

Australia - What Happened?

Ben Pobjie

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Going Postal: More Than 'Yes' or 'No'

Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Quinn Eades, Son Vivienne

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Beastie Boys Book

Beastie Boys Book

Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz

A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself - by band members AD-ROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante,...

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Seashaken Houses

Seashaken Houses

Tom Nancollas

An enthralling history of Britain's historic rock lighthouses, exploring the enduring appeal of these magnificent, isolated sentinels.     

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Top Stocks 2019

Top Stocks 2019

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My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches

My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches

David Marr

David Marr is the rarest of breeds: one of Australia's most unflinching, forensic reporters of political controversy, and one of its most subtle and eloquent biographers. In Marr's hands, those things we call reportage and...

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These Truths: A History of the United States

These Truths: A History of the United States

Jill Lepore

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.

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 Special price Read reviewMad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

Colm Toibin

In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know Colm Toibin turns his incisive gaze to three of Ireland's greatest writers, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce, and their earliest influences: their fathers.

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Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

Peter FitzSimons

The dramatic story of Captain William Bligh, Fletcher Christian and history's most famous mutiny, brought to life by Peter FitzSimons, Australia's storyteller.     

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New Jerusalem

New Jerusalem

Paul Ham

The short life and terrible death of Christendom's most defiant sect.    

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The King's War

The King’s War

Mark Logue, Peter Conradi

The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech

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 Read reviewThe Dinosaur Artist

The Dinosaur Artist

Paige Williams

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

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Insomnia

Insomnia

Marina Benjamin

An intense, lyrical, witty, and humane exploration of a state we too often consider only superficially.    

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

Sohaila Abdulali

Neither a memoir nor an academic study but a deeply personal and meticulously researched rallying cry and required reading for us all.

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 Read reviewClose to Home: Selected Writings

Close to Home: Selected Writings

Alice Pung

This delightful collection brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on migration, family, identity, art and more. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice Pung at her best - an irresistible delight for...

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Books That Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Books That Saved My Life: Reading for Wisdom, Solace and Pleasure

Michael McGirr

A profound, funny and uplifting collection of reminiscences about a life in books.     

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How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

Julian Baggini

The first ever global overview of philosophy: how it developed around the world and impacted the cultures in which it flourished.     

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 Special priceInside Story: The First Ten Years

Inside Story: The First Ten Years

Peter Browne

In this collection published to mark the 10th anniversary of the highly regarded online publication Inside Story, leading thinkers and cultural critics navigate the key issues of the turbulent years that have marked Australian and...

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

John Pickrell

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

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I Think, Therefore I Draw

I Think, Therefore I Draw

Daniel Klein, Thomas Cathcart

The great philosophers live among us, and they've got some great punchlines

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Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

David Frye

A beguiling, sweeping history of civilisation and what it means to be civilised.    

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Steam Australia: Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation

Steam Australia: Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation

Tim Fischer

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John Curtin's War (Volume II)

John Curtin’s War (Volume II)

John Edwards

Described as ‘a huge and highly accessible contribution to Australian political history' (SMH), John Edwards' magisterial biography of our greatest Prime Minister concludes with the events that shaped our future: the nation...

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 Special pricePicturing the Pacific

Picturing the Pacific

James Taylor

For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of a new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolors and drawings--a sensational...

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 Read reviewThrough the Night: Dispatches from Uranus

Through the Night: Dispatches from Uranus

Ed Moreno, Caio Fernando Abreu

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The Nameless Names

The Nameless Names

Scott Bennett

Few Australians realise that of the 62,000 Anzac soldiers who died in the Great War, over one-third are still listed as `missing.' With no marked graves, the only reminders of their sacrifice are the many names inscribed on ageing...

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For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

Aaron Pegram, Craig Blanch

The Victoria Cross is the highest award given to members of the Commonwealth military forces for acts of extreme bravery in battle. There is no greater honour, award or accolade. For Valour tells the fascinating story of the 100...

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The Women's Atlas

The Women’s Atlas

Joni Seager

A groundbreaking book of infographics, this completely updated and redesigned new edition of Joni Seager's award-winning feminist atlas examines the status of women worldwide - the advances they have made and the distances...

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Living and Loving in Diversity

Living and Loving in Diversity

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

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

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The Skripal Files: Putin, Poison and the New Spy War

The Skripal Files: Putin, Poison and the New Spy War

Mark Urban

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

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 Special pricePrimate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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Rise & Resist: How to Change the World

Rise & Resist: How to Change the World

Clare Press

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

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The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity

Kwame Anthony Appiah

A new theory of identity that embraces a hybrid model of identification, radically different to traditional organising structures.   

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None of My Business

None of My Business

P. J. O'Rourke

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

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The Persecution of the Templars: Scandal, Torture, Trial

The Persecution of the Templars: Scandal, Torture, Trial

Alain Demurger, Teresa Lavender Fagan

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

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

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

Christine Armstrong

The Mother of All Jobs is a funny, heart-breaking and completely realistic take on why combining a big job and small children breaks you, why everyone lies about it, and ultimately how you can be happy if you extract the knowledge...

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 Read reviewThe Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

Sam Twyford-Moore

Writing and mental illness make excellent bedfellows, for better or worse. The Rapids is an extraordinary personal memoir peppered with film and literary criticism, as well as family history. It manages to be both a wild ride and...

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Trigger Warnings

Trigger Warnings

Jeff Sparrow

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

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Australia and Indonesia: Can we be Friends?: Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 3

Australia and Indonesia: Can we be Friends?: Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 3

Jonathan Pearlman

Australian Foreign Affairs is published three times a year and seeks to explore - and encourage - debate on Australia's place in the world and global outlook.

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The Bulldog Track

The Bulldog Track

Peter Phelps

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

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Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones

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

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The Land Before Avocado

The Land Before Avocado

Richard Glover

The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. 

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God is Good for You: A defence of Christianity in troubled times

God is Good for You: A defence of Christianity in troubled times

Greg Sheridan

At a time of crisis for Christianity in the West, God is Good for You shows just why we need faith in our world.

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 Read reviewThe World Was Whole

The World Was Whole

Fiona Wright

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

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Wrong Way: How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired

Wrong Way: How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired

Damien Cahill, Phillip Toner

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

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Stephen Hawking

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

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Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings

Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings

Graeme Davison

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

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Janesville: An American Story

Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein

This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts down - but it's not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around...

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Australia: The Vatican Museum's Indigenous Collection

Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection

Katherine Aigner

From the ancient Etruscans and Romans, to the Renaissance masters of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums represent an aspect of the history of humanity through art. The Indigenous Australian collection is a little known...

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

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

Benjamin Balint

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

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Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Gisela Kaplan

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

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The Barefoot Investor for Families

The Barefoot Investor for Families

Scott Pape

The new book from Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor.  

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Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

Matthew Walker

The phenomenal bestseller that's starting a sleep revolution, now in paperback.

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Hoodwinked

Hoodwinked

Kerry-Anne Walsh

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

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This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

Henry Reynolds

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

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The Death of Truth

The Death of Truth

Michiko Kakutani

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West's retreat from reason.  

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Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture

Roxane Gay

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that "not that bad" must no longer be good enough.

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The Knowledge Solution: Politics

The Knowledge Solution: Politics

Various Authors

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Roar

Roar

Samantha Lane

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

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Birds in Their Habitats: Journeys with a Naturalist

Birds in Their Habitats: Journeys with a Naturalist

Ian Fraser

Discover birds and the places they live.

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Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow's Economy

Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow’s Economy

Jennifer Rayner

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

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Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Camilla Nelson, Rachel Robertson

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

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Call Them by Their True Names

Call Them by Their True Names

Rebecca Solnit

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

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Letting Go: How to plan for a good death

Letting Go: How to plan for a good death

Charlie Corke

`Too frequently, we leave it too late to start to think - but a crisis is never the best time for careful thought.'

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The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together

The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together

Adam Nayman, Telegramme (with Timba Smits)

A playfully illustrated critical journey through the Coen brothers' filmography

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Populism Now!: The Case For Progressive Populism

Populism Now!: The Case For Progressive Populism

David McKnight

This timely and persuasive book exposes the failures of globalisation: greedy banks, predatory privatisation, corporate tax avoidance and a growing underclass of temporary overseas workers. David McKnight argues that a progressive...

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See You Again in Pyongyang: A Journey into Kim Jong Un's North Korea

See You Again in Pyongyang: A Journey into Kim Jong Un’s North Korea

Travis Jeppesen

From the first American to ever complete a North Korean university program, a nuanced and eye-opening portrait of the country and its capital Pyongyang, examining the culture, psychology, propaganda, and customs of the hermit...

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Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Brene Brown

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

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How to Buy a Home: From Debt to a Deposit

How to Buy a Home: From Debt to a Deposit

Emily Power

A practical guide for preparing to enter the property market

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Can You Die of a Broken Heart?: A heart surgeon's insight into what makes us tick

Can You Die of a Broken Heart?: A heart surgeon’s insight into what makes us tick

Nikki Stamp

In the vein of Gut and The Brain That Changes Itself, a gripping exploration into the inner workings of the heart and how emotions and lifestyle affect every beat

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The Gender Games

The Gender Games

Juno Dawson

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

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

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

Olympe de Gouges

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

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The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Huw Lewis-Jones

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

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Dancing in Shadows: Histories of Nyungar Performance

Dancing in Shadows: Histories of Nyungar Performance

Anna Haebich

Dancing in Shadows explores the power of Indigenous performance pitted against the forces of settler colonisation. Historian Anna Haebich documents how the Nyungar people of Western Australia strategically and courageously adapted...

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Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration

Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration

James Dorey

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

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

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

Heather Turgeon, Julie Wright

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

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Billion Dollar Whale

Billion Dollar Whale

Tom Wright, Bradley Hope

The "extraordinary" (Financial Times) and definitive inside account of the 1MDB scandal, a "must read" (Booklist) "epic tale" (Publishers Weekly) that exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth,...

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Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Michelle Dean

Sharp tells the riveting stories of the fiercely intelligent, glamorous and iconoclastic twentieth-century women who made their way to Manhattan to forge spectacular literary careers, from Dorothy Parker to Joan Didion.

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Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness

Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness

Tim Parks

Adventures in the latest studies on consciousness, from bestselling non-fiction writer Tim Parks.

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 Read reviewPapa Goose

Papa Goose

Michael Quetting, Jane Billinghurst

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

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Rage Becomes Her

Rage Becomes Her

Soraya Chemaly

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

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Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism

Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism

Richard Brooks (author of Bean Counters)

Behind the boring image, the world's accountants are running the world for their own benefit

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The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, Sahm Venter

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

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The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave Experiments

The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif’s Robbers Cave Experiments

Gina Perry

The fascinating true story of one of the most controversial psychological experiments of the modern era.

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Trump/Russia: a definitive history

Trump/Russia: a definitive history

Seth Hettena

Uncovering the sordid history of the decades-long association between Donald Trump and Russia.

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The Colossus of New York

The Colossus of New York

Colson Whitehead

In a dazzlingly original work of non-fiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will...

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On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd

On Sheep: Diary of a Swedish Shepherd

Axel Linden, Frank Perry

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

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Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text

Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text

Ralph Crane, Danielle Wood

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

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Rocket Men

Rocket Men

Robert Kurson

Fifty years ago, Christmas 1968, Man first orbited the Moon. This book tells the inside story of that epic journey.

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Reason and Lovelessness: Essays, Encounters, Reviews 1980-2017

Reason and Lovelessness: Essays, Encounters, Reviews 1980-2017

Barry Hill

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Win Win

Win Win

Joanne Lipman

Lean In meets Freakonomics. How men and women can close the gender gap in the workplace.

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Break-up Boss

Break-up Boss

Zoe Foster Blake

Break-ups suck but you don't have to suck at break-ups.

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Lost and Found: Why Losing Our Memories Doesn't Mean Losing Ourselves

Lost and Found: Why Losing Our Memories Doesn’t Mean Losing Ourselves

Dr Jules Montague

If a loved one changes as a result of a brain disorder, are they still the same person? So begins a beautifully written and deeply moving book for our times, about who we become when our minds misbehave - from dementia to sleep...

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From the Corner of the Oval Office: One woman's true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House

From the Corner of the Oval Office: One woman’s true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House

Beck Dorey-Stein

The compulsively readable, behind-the-scenes memoir that takes readers inside the Obama White House, through the eyes of a young staffer learning the ropes, falling in love and finding her place in the worldShare this

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

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

Ryan North

Get ready to make history better...     

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Trump in Asia: The New World Disorder: Australian Foreign Affairs: Issue 2

Trump in Asia: The New World Disorder: Australian Foreign Affairs: Issue 2

Jonathan Pearlman

Towards an independent foreign policy.

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Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers

Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers

Christopher Lawrence

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

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Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Randi Hutter Epstein

A guided tour through the strange science of hormones and the age-old quest to control them.

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

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philip Freeman

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

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Roennlund

A timely, short and essential book about the power of facts in a post-truth world, by late international sensation Hans Rosling ('a true inspiration' - Bill Gates).

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Silent Invasion

Silent Invasion

Clive Hamilton

In 2008 Clive Hamilton was at Parliament House in Canberra when the Beijing Olympic torch relay passed through. He watched in bewilderment as a small pro-Tibet protest was overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students. Where did...

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

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

Stuart Coupe

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

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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Edith Sheffer

A ground-breaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.

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The Big Four

The Big Four

Stuart Kells, Ian D. Gow

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Women Kind: Unlocking the power of women supporting women

Women Kind: Unlocking the power of women supporting women

Kirstin Ferguson, Catherine Fox

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

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You Daughters of Freedom

You Daughters of Freedom

Clare Wright

Part two in the Democracy Trilogy by the internationally-renowned and Stella Prize-winning author of The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, Clare Wright.

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The Fierce Country

The Fierce Country

Stephen Orr

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

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Sundays in Paris

Sundays in Paris

Yasmin Zeinab

Author Yasmin Zeinab shares with readers an insight into Paris' growing specialty coffee culture and brunch scene, as well as highlighting the best museums, gardens, shops and markets. Now you too can experience the best of Paris...

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

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

Peter Wohlleben

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

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The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations

The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations

Frank Tallis

A fascinating account of a life investigating obsessive love, packed with intriguing true stories.

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Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Katherine Ormerod

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

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Heidegger and the Jews: The Black Notebooks

Heidegger and the Jews: The Black Notebooks

Donatella Di Cesare

Philosophers have long struggled to reconcile Martin Heidegger's involvement in Nazism with his status as one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century. The recent publication of his Black Notebooks has served to reignite...

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Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy

Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy

Lynne Segal

What is the true meaning of happiness? Lynne Segal explores the radical potential of being together

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Growing Pains: the future of democracy (and work)

Growing Pains: the future of democracy (and work)

Gwynne Dyer

We are now living in a world where Brexit and Trump are daily realities. But how did this come about? And what does it mean for the future?

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 Read review21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

What do we really need to know in today's world? In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment

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Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean

Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean

Joy McCann

Flowing completely around the Earth and unimpeded by any landmass, the Southern Ocean reaches from the seasonally-shifting ice continent of Antarctica to the southern coastlines and islands of Australia, New Zealand, South America...

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On J.M. Coetzee: Writers on Writers

On J.M. Coetzee: Writers on Writers

Ceridwen Dovey

With tenderness and insight, Ceridwen Dovey draws on personal history to explore the Nobel Prize-winner's work - how his books 'do theory' on themselves - while also tracing the intellectual heritage that has been passed from...

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 Special priceChernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Serhii Plokhy

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

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Making a Meal of It: Writing about Film

Making a Meal of It: Writing about Film

Brian McFarlane

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1983: The World at the Brink

1983: The World at the Brink

Taylor Downing

A tense, thrilling account of how, in 1983, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union nearly caused global Armageddon.

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 Special priceCreativity Crisis: Toward a Post-constructivist Educational Future

Creativity Crisis: Toward a Post-constructivist Educational Future

Robert Nelson

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 Read reviewThe Year Everything Changed: 2001

The Year Everything Changed: 2001

Phillipa McGuinness

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Thinking is Overrated: Empty Brain - Happy Brain

Thinking is Overrated: Empty Brain - Happy Brain

Niels Birbaumer

Find the happiness of emptiness.

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A Coveted Possession

A Coveted Possession

Michael Atherton

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

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 Special priceOn Michael Jackson

On Michael Jackson

Margo Jefferson

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

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 Read reviewDiving for Seahorses: The Science and Secrets of Memory

Diving for Seahorses: The Science and Secrets of Memory

Hilde Ostby, Ylva Ostby

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

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Dopesick

Dopesick

Beth Macy

A portrait of the devastating opioid crisis in America from a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it.

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 Read reviewDeep Time Dreaming

Deep Time Dreaming

Billy Griffiths

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

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Serving in Silence?: Australian LGBT servicemen and women

Serving in Silence?: Australian LGBT servicemen and women

Noah Riseman, Shirleene Robinson, Graham Willett

Most people have heard of the United States' infamous Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, yet few know about Australia's own history of LGBT military service. In Serving in Silence? lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemen...

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The Suitcase Baby

The Suitcase Baby

Tanya Bretherton

SYDNEY, 1923: a suitcase washed up on a harbourside beach reveals its grisly contents - and from there, an extraordinary story unfolds.

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City Life: The New Urban Australia

City Life: The New Urban Australia

Seamus O'Hanlon

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

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The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

David E. Sanger

From the premiere New York Times Washington correspondent, a stunning and incisive look into how cyberwarfare is influencing elections, threatening national security, and bringing us to the brink of global war.

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One: Valuing the Single Life

One: Valuing the Single Life

Clare Payne

Offers a new perspective on the lives of single people. One gives insight to the once maligned and now increasingly chosen status of being single. It is an inspiring call to politicians, business leaders and individuals,...

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The Digital Ape: How to Live (in peace) with Smart Machines

The Digital Ape: How to Live (in peace) with Smart Machines

Nigel Shadbolt, Roger Hampson

How smart machines are transforming us all - and what we should do about it.

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Dunera Lives: A Visual History

Dunera Lives: A Visual History

Carol Bunyan, Ken Inglis, Seaumas Spark, Jay Winter

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 Read reviewBalancing Acts: Women in Sport - Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies and Love

Balancing Acts: Women in Sport - Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies and Love

Justin Wolfers & Erin Riley (eds)

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 Read reviewThe Water Will Come

The Water Will Come

Jeff Goodell

A deeply reported look at how water is pouring into our cities via the global crisis of rising sea levels

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Couchsurfing in Iran

Couchsurfing in Iran

Stephan Orth

A modern-day glimpse into the surprising reality of life in Iran.

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Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking

Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking

Rachel Love Nuwer

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

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Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

Erin Rhoads

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

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A Zero Waste Life

A Zero Waste Life

Anita Vandyke

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

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Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

Hugh Mackay (AUTHOR)

A courageous and passionately argued treatise on how we harness the power of the new era to create a stronger, fairer society.

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Hyper-Capitalism: The Modern Economy, its Values, and How to Change Them

Hyper-Capitalism: The Modern Economy, its Values, and How to Change Them

Larry Gonick, Tim Kasser

An acerbic graphic takedown of capitalism

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I Feel You: A Journey to the Far Reaches of Empathy

I Feel You: A Journey to the Far Reaches of Empathy

Cris Beam

Every generation, a phrase enters our consciousness. In the sixties it was civil rights; in the eighties, it was self-esteem; now our word is empathy.

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See What Can Be Done

See What Can Be Done

Lorrie Moore

The first collected edition of over three decades of exquisite criticism - of art, television, film, and literature - by one of America's most beloved writers.

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

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

Jennifer Palmieri

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

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 Read reviewWelcome to Country

Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton

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

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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

Alexis Okeowo

In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo - a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent's...

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

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

Torill Kornfeldt, Fiona Graham

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

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Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

Jonathan Miller

The first biography of Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous, unpredictable President of the Philippines, whose war on drugs has seen thousands of people killed in cold blood.

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The Hope Circuit

The Hope Circuit

Martin Seligman

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

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Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths

Eddie Woo

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

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 Special priceDominion: A History of England Volume V

Dominion: A History of England Volume V

Peter Ackroyd

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

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Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Deborah Snow

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

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Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Michael Isikoff

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

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The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean

The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean

Peter Burness

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

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Carl Zimmer

Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society - a force set to...

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 Special pricePower of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Power of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Rupert Guinness

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

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

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

Laura Tingle

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Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase

Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World’s Longest Sea Chase

Kjetil Saeter, Eskil Engdal

Poachers, kingpins and the longest chase in maritime history: A desperate race to save our planet's oceans.

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Too Big to Walk: The New Science of Dinosaurs

Too Big to Walk: The New Science of Dinosaurs

Brian J. Ford

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

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

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

Darryl Jones

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

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

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

Wednesday Martin

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

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On Patrick White: Writers on Writers

On Patrick White: Writers on Writers

Christos Tsiolkas

In this passionate and electrifying short book, Christos Tsiolkas writes about his year spent reading Patrick White, of his ‘discovery and rediscovery of White as a writer.' The result is a vivid introduction to and...

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 Read reviewThe Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

Jurgen Tautz, Diedrich Steen

An insightful look inside the life of a hive and the bees that make it a home.

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Brain Rules for Ageing Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp

Brain Rules for Ageing Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp

John Medina

How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp?

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

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

Jean-Christophe Brisard, Lana Parshina, Shaun Whiteside

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

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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

Helen Jukes

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

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 Special priceMr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Mr Guilfoyle’s Shakespearian Botany

Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

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

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 Read reviewOn Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time

Robert Manne

A stunning new collection of essays from Australia's leading public intellectual.

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Daniel H. Pink

When should you have your first coffee of the day? When should you ask for a raise? When should you get married? Daniel H. Pink has the life-changing answers to our questions about the mysteries of perfect timing.

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Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word

Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word

Alex Johnson

Book Towns takes readers on a richly illustrated tour of these captivating literary towns, outlining the history and development of each community, as well as offering practical travel advice.

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Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence

Daniel Siegel

This ground-breaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice.

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 Read reviewThe Edge of Memory

The Edge of Memory

Patrick Nunn

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

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2062: The World that AI Made

2062: The World that AI Made

Toby Walsh

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

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The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

Anders Rydell

For readers of The Monuments Men and The Hare with Amber Eyes, the story of the Nazis' systematic pillaging of Europe's libraries, and the small team of heroic librarians now working to return the stolen books to their rightful...

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The Templars

The Templars

Dan Jones

The remarkable story of the Knights Templar - the wealthiest, most powerful and most secretive of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era.

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Rendezvous with Oblivion

Rendezvous with Oblivion

Thomas Frank

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

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Made by Humans: The AI Condition

Made by Humans: The AI Condition

Ellen Broad

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

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Of Women: In the 21st Century

Of Women: In the 21st Century

Shami Chakrabarti

A powerful, urgent and timely polemic - why women still need equality, and how we get there.

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

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

Richard O. Prum

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

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Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A practical perspective on death and dying

Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A practical perspective on death and dying

Sallie Tisdale

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

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Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic

Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic

John Zubrzycki

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

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Under the Rock: The Poetry of a Place

Under the Rock: The Poetry of a Place

Benjamin Myers

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

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The Doctor's Diet

The Doctor’s Diet

Dr. Sandro Demaio

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

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Captured Lives

Captured Lives

Peter Monteath

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

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The Women's Brain Book

The Women’s Brain Book

Dr Sarah McKay

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

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Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Robert Wright

From one of America's most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.

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Best We Forget

Best We Forget

Peter Cochrane

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

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Adani and the War Over Coal

Adani and the War Over Coal

Quentin Beresford

Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped lock its politics into the fossil fuel age. This book exlores the role of the Adani Carmichael mine in the conflict over coal. We see the rise of a fossil...

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James B. Comey, Jr.

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

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The Football Solution

The Football Solution

George Megalogenis

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

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Serving Our Country

Serving Our Country

Joan Beaumont, Allison Cadzow

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

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Spineless

Spineless

Juli Berwald

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

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 Read reviewA History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet

Raj Patel, Jason W. Moore

Nature, Money, Work, Care, Food, Energy, and Lives.

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Blue Lake

Blue Lake

David Sornig

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

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RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future

RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future

David Holmgren

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

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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Viet Thanh Nguyen

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

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Romance Was Born

Romance Was Born

Anna Plunkett, Luke Sales, Georgina Safe

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

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

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

Richard Denniss

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

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

Ron Ehrlich

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

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

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

James Adonis

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

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

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

Mark McKenna

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

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Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

Joshua B. Freeman

A sweeping, global history of the rise of the factory and its effects on society.

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Stern Justice

Stern Justice

Adam Wakeling

While the Nuremberg trials at the end of the Second World War are infamous, as are the atrocities committed by Japan in that conflict, few now remember the trials that prosecuted Japanese personnel for those crimes. Stern Justice...

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

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang

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

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Skin in the Game: The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

Sonya Voumard

Stella Prize long-listed author Sonya Voumard's Skin in the Game is original, incisive, and hugely entertaining.

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Rocky Road: The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire

Rocky Road: The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire

Robert Wainwright (Author)

The marvelously strange but true story of the family behind the famous Darrell Lea confectionery company.

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The Future of Everything

The Future of Everything

Mr Tim Dunlop

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

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War on Peace

War on Peace

Ronan Farrow

A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow. This is one of the most important books of our...

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Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation

Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation

David Crystal

The newest volume in David Crystal's pentalogy of the English language, focusing on the subtleties of pronunciation.

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Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world

Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world

Peter Moore

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

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The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War

The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War

Brendan Taylor

A timely and authoritative account of the four most troubled hotspots in the world's most combustible region.

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Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

Dreams Must Explain Themselves: The Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin

An essential collection of the astute and powerful non-fiction writing of the great Ursula K. LeGuin.

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Dancing Bears: True Stories about Longing for the Old Days

Dancing Bears: True Stories about Longing for the Old Days

Witold Szablowski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Incisive, humorous and heartbreaking oral histories of people living in formerly Communist countries holding fast to their former lives, from one of Poland's finest journalists.

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

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

Peter FitzSimons

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

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Sunburnt Country

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Joelle Gergis

What does climate change in Australia really look like?

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Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World

Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World

Andrew Leigh

In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, Randomistas is a brilliant and entertaining exploration of a hidden but vital foundation of modern life.

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Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism

Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism

Laura Bates

A collection of essays from the bestselling author and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates

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Zero Hour: Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in Modern History to Your Advantage

Zero Hour: Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in Modern History to Your Advantage

Harry S. Dent Jr., Andrew Pancholi

Will you be prepared to take advantage when the revolution comes or will you go down with the rest?

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The Story Of Shit

The Story Of Shit

Midas Dekkers, Nancy Forest-Flier

A wry, erudite and surprising investigation, by an acclaimed Dutch biologist, into this rarely discussed bodily function.

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How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life

How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life

Catherine Price

Conquer your phone addiction in just 30 days, and discover a happier, healthier and more fulfilled you.

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The Inflamed Mind

The Inflamed Mind

Edward Bullmore

A radical new approach to depression from the publishers who brought you Michael Mosley's international bestsellers

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How We Desire

How We Desire

Carolin Emcke

A genre-busting, thoughtful exploration of sexuality and identity by one of Germany's most admired writers in the vein of Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss and Emily Witt.

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New Power

New Power

Jeremy Heimans, Henry Timms

In this indispensable guide to navigating the 21st century, two visionary thinkers reveal how the nature of power has changed - and how 'new power' is re-shaping the world.

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We'll Show the World: Expo 88

We’ll Show the World: Expo 88

Jackie Ryan

How did one long and expensive party change a city forever?

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Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy

Hannibal’s Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome’s Greatest Enemy

John Prevas

From an internationally acknowledged expert on Hannibal, the first full biography of Rome's enigmatic nemesis in over twenty years, exploring Hannibal's extraordinary character in the context of his legendary success and ultimate...

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