Summer Reading Guide: Science & nature

Waters of the World

Waters of the World

Sarah Dry

How did we come to have a global climate? What role do the complex interactions of ice, ocean and atmosphere play in sustaining life on Planet Earth? And who are the scientists who figured all these intricate processes out?

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The Story of Gardening

The Story of Gardening

Penelope Hobhouse, Ambra Edwards

A fully updated and revised edition of a gardening classic.

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Scatterbrain

Scatterbrain

Henning Beck

In this mind-bending book, award-winning neuroscientist Henning Beck explains why perfectionism is pointless ­­­- and argues that mistakes, missteps and flaws are the keys to success.

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 Special priceLife on Earth 40th Anniversary Edition

Life on Earth 40th Anniversary Edition

Sir David Attenborough

A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth.

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 Special priceLife: Selected Writings

Life: Selected Writings

Tim Flannery

Essays, speeches and collective musings from one of Australia's greatest minds. From climate change to art, books, and the environment, there is something here for every Flannery fan.

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Cosmic Chronicles: A User's Guide to the Universe

Cosmic Chronicles: A User’s Guide to the Universe

Fred Watson

In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson - Australia's Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author - explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy.

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 Special priceBotanical Revelation

Botanical Revelation

David J. Mabberley

Acclaimed author David Mabberley provides a ground-breaking analysis of early European understanding of Australia's flora.

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 Special priceThe Body: A Guide for Occupants

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

Eagerly awaited, must-read new science book from the UK's bestselling non-fiction writer. Bryson is the prize-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Road to Little Dribbling

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 Special priceAustralia's Remarkable Trees New Edition

Australia’s Remarkable Trees New Edition

Richard Allen, Kimbal Baker, Tim Entwistle

Explores the extraordinary lives of fifty of Australia's oldest, largest and most unusual trees. Richly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, writer Richard Allen and photographer Kimbal Baker went to the far reaches of...

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 Special priceThe Waterwise Australian Native Garden

The Waterwise Australian Native Garden

AB Bishop, Angus Stewart

Paperback edition of the bestselling Australian Native Garden now with emphasis on its waterwise benefits for a sadly drought-stricken Australian climate.

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Up the Duff 2020 edition

Up the Duff 2020 edition

Kaz Cooke

The 20th anniversary edition of Australia's top-selling, most respected pregnancy book - fully revised and updated.

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A Short Philosophy of Birds

A Short Philosophy of Birds

Philippe J. Dubois, Elise Rousseau

The greatest wisdom comes from the smallest creatures.      

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 Special price Read reviewThe Quantum Astrologer's Handbook

The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook

Michael Brooks

A book of science like no other, about a scientist like no other.

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Lori Gottlieb

From a New York Timesbest-selling writer, psychotherapist, and advice columnist, a brilliant and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are in crisis (and so is she) --

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Curious: Life Hacks Through Maths

Curious: Life Hacks Through Maths

Lily Serna

Fast and fun maths solutions to everyday dilemmas by Lily Serna, mathematician and star of Catalyst, and Letters and Numbers.

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Bird Bonds

Bird Bonds

Gisela Kaplan

An absorbing, compelling insight into the unique and extraordinary lives of Australian native birds by a leading expert in the field.

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

Bianca Nogrady, Lisa Harvey-Smith

This ninth edition of The Best Australian Science Writing showcases the most powerful, colourful, insightful and brilliant news, feature, essay and poetry writing from Australian writers and scientists. It roams the length and...

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