Summer Reading Guide: Science, nature, travel & gift

 Special priceBackyard Insects Updated Edition

Backyard Insects Updated Edition

Paul Horne, Denis Crawford

From aphids to flies, ladybirds to wasps, insects of all shapes and sizes share our homes and gardens. Now available in an updated edition, this volume explores the secrets and habits of more than one hundred little critters that...

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English Pastoral

English Pastoral

James Rebanks

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

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How Birds Behave

How Birds Behave

Wenfei Tong

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

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The 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 priceAn Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper

An Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper

Penny Olsen, David Attenborough

In this biography, Penny Olsen traces the path of Cooper's life and art-from his childhood spent in the bush, to his teenage years as an apprentice taxidermist at Carey Bay Zoo and, later, to his work as a window dresser and...

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A Human's Guide to the Future

A Human’s Guide to the Future

Dr Jordan Nguyen

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

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Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

Charles Massy

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

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Fight For Planet A

Fight For Planet A

Craig Reucassel

What we can do when there's no planet B. Based on the hit ABC series - don't leave earth without it ...

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 Read reviewA Letter to Layla

A Letter to Layla

Ramona Koval

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

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 Special priceThe Last Elephants

The Last Elephants

Colin Bell, Dr. Don Pinnock

A book that celebrates the wild elephants of Africa and the danger that they will disappear from the planet without our help.

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 Special priceThe Planets

The Planets

Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen

The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. A companion book to the highly anticipated BBC...

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A Short History of the World According to Sheep

A Short History of the World According to Sheep

Sally Coulthard

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

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 Special priceA Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough

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

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 Special pricePlantopedia

Plantopedia

Lauren Camilleri, Sophia Kaplan

Houseplants have the power to transform any room. With their lush foliage, structural beauty and air-purifying qualities, they help create indoor oases that bring a sense of tranquility to our busy lives.

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

Swainston’s Fishes of Australia: The complete illustrated guide

Roger Swainston

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

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Livewired

Livewired

David Eagleman

A remarkable account of the brain's plasticity, from the internationally bestselling author

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 Special priceThe Science of the Ocean

The Science of the Ocean

DK, Chris Packham

An informative and utterly beautiful introduction to marine life and the ocean environment, The Science of the Ocean book brings the riches of the underwater world onto the printed page. Astounding photography reveals an abundance...

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There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

Carlo Rovelli

In this collection of writings, Carlo Rovelli follows his curiosity and invites us on a voyage through science, literature, philosophy and politics.

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The Mutant Project

The Mutant Project

Eben Kirksey

An anthropologist visits the frontiers of genetics, medicine, and technology to ask: Whose values are guiding gene editing experiments? And what does this new era of scientific inquiry mean for the future of the human species?

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 Read reviewThe Secret Life of Stars

The Secret Life of Stars

Lisa Harvey-Smith, Eirian Chapman

For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earth's atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxy's most remarkable stars.

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What Is Life?

What Is Life?

Sir Paul Nurse

Life is all around us, abundant and diverse. It is truly a marvel. But what does it actually mean to be alive, and how do we decide what is living and what is not? 

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A Bird A Day

A Bird A Day

Dominic Couzens

Environmental enthusiast and world expert on birds Dominic Couzens gives you 366 birds, one for each day, in his fascinating illustrated book.

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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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 Read reviewEntangled Life

Entangled Life

Merlin Sheldrake

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

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 Special priceFlower: Exploring the World in Bloom

Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

Phaidon Editors, Anna Pavord, Shane Connolly

A comprehensive and sumptuous survey that celebrates the beauty and appeal of flowers throughout art, history, and culture

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The Genes That Make Us

The Genes That Make Us

Edwin Kirk

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

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 Special priceThe Life & Love of the Forest

The Life & Love of the Forest

Lewis Blackwell

We are not alone: plants make up 80 per cent of the total biomass of Earth, while humans are only 0.0001 per cent.

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 Read reviewVesper Flights

Vesper Flights

Helen Macdonald

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

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Best Day Walks Australia

Best Day Walks Australia

Lonely Planet, Anna Kaminski, Monique Perrin, Charles Rawlings-Way, Steve Waters

Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Australia is your passport to 60 escapes into nature.

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 Special priceBeautiful World Japan

Beautiful World Japan

Lonely Planet

Delve inside the myriad landscapes of Japan with this stunning collection of photographs and discover the nation's extraordinary diversity of places, people and experiences- from moments in awe-inspiring cities to quiet escapes in...

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 Special priceFrom the Source - Japan

From the Source - Japan

Lonely Planet Food, Tienlon Ho, Rebecca Milner, Junichi Miyazaki, Ippo Nakahara

Lonely Planet presents 60 of Japan's most authentic dishes - direct from the kitchens where they were perfected. From street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chefs, Japan's best local cooks share their passion for food and their...

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 Special priceLonely Planet's Natural World

Lonely Planet’s Natural World

Lonely Planet

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

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 Special priceLost and Found: The Mansions of Bengal and Bangladesh

Lost and Found: The Mansions of Bengal and Bangladesh

Kip Scott

Both the nation of Bangladesh and the Indian state of Bengal  are a treasure store of little visited architectural wonders that seem lost in  an earlier time. Photographer Kip Scott, noted for his architectural...

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 Special priceLoving 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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 Read reviewWild Nature: Walking Australia's South East Forests

Wild Nature: Walking Australia’s South East Forests

John Blay

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

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The Scandinavian Skincare Bible

The Scandinavian Skincare Bible

Johanna Gillbro

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

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Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness

Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness

Bill Bailey

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

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Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan

Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan

Sarah Archer

An irresistibly cute and colourful celebration of Japan's thriving cat culture.

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This One Wild and Precious Life

This One Wild and Precious Life

Sarah Wilson

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

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Without Ever Reaching the Summit

Without Ever Reaching the Summit

Paolo Cognetti

An awestruck love letter to one of the most spectacular places on earth, from the author of international bestseller The Eight Mountains Paolo Cognetti marked his 40th birthday with a journey he had always wanted to make: to...

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