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  • How to Survive in Ancient Greece

    What would it be like if you were transported back to Athens 420 BCE? This time-traveler’s guide is a fascinating way to find out . . .Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Greece and you had to start a new life there. What would you see? How would the people around you think and believe? How would you fit in? Where would you live? What would you eat? What work would be available, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Three Women

    A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

    by Lisa Taddeo ...
    The International No. 1 Bestseller'Cuts to the heart of who we are' Sunday Times'A book that begs discussion' Vanity FairAll Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Unnatural Causes

    'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

    THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AND 18-WEEK SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR__________Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd.He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death.He has performed over 2... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND BBC HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR'Pacey and potentially revolutionary' Sunday Times'Iconoclastic and irreverent ... an exhilarating read' The Guardian'This is not a book. This is an intellectual feast' Nassim Nicholas TalebFor generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and ... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Sex at Dawn

    how we mate, why we stray, and what it means for modern sexuality

    The 10th-anniversary edition of the book that radical re-evaluates the origins and nature of human sexuality.Since Darwin’s day, we’ve been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science — as well as religious and cultural institutions — has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man’s possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman’s ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Guns, Germs And Steel

    A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

    by Jared Diamond ...
    This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Such a Fun Age

    'The book of the year' Independent

    by Kiley Reid ...
    'A new literary star' The TimesThe instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellerLonglisted for the 2020 Booker PrizeA Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeepingand Cosmopolitan Book of the YearWhen Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Danish Way of Parenting

    What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids

    'A shining alternative to high-stress modern parenting, and families from New Delhi to New York will shout with joy' Heather Shumaker, author of It's OK Not to Share and It's OK to Go Up the SlideDISCOVER THE PARENTING SECRETS OF THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLDWhat makes Denmark the happiest country in the world -- and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year af... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    **THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack ObamaWhat makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human.Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Making Australian History

    by Anna Clark ...
    A few years ago Anna Clark saw a series of paintings on a sandstone cliff face in the Northern Territory. There were characteristic crosshatched images of fat barramundi and turtles, as well as sprayed handprints and several human figures with spears. Next to them was a long gun, painted with white ochre, an unmistakable image of the colonisers. Was this an Indigenous rendering of contact? A work ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

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  • Talking To My Country

    by Stan Grant ...
    The acclaimed national bestseller - moving, passionate, deeply felt and powerful.In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Clean

    The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less

    by James Hamblin ...
    SOAP SAVES LIVES. But did you know that excessive use of soap and skin-care products is harming our health and the environment? Apart from in hand-washing there is no need to use soap on our bodies at all?Doctor and preventative medicine expert James Hamblin gave up showering five years ago and only ever uses soap on his hands. In Clean, he takes us on an irreverent and entertaining journey ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Everything Harder Than Everyone Else

    Why Some of Us Push Our Bodies to Extremes

    It’s part of human nature to test our limits. But what happens when this part comes to define us?When Jenny Valentish wrote a memoir about addiction, she noticed that people who treated drug-taking like an Olympic sport would often hurl themselves into a pursuit such as marathon running upon getting sober. What stayed constant was the need to push their boundaries.Everything Harder Than Everyone ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Big Oyster

    A Molluscular History of New York

    When Peter Minuit bought Manhattan for $24 in 1626 he showed his shrewdness by also buying the oyster beds off tiny, nearby Oyster Island, renamed Ellis Island in 1770.From the Minuit purchase until pollution finally destroyed the beds in the 1920s, New York was a city known for its oysters, especially in the late 1800s, when Europe and America enjoyed a decades-long oyster craze. In a dubious ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Origin Story

    A Big History of Everything

    David Christian, creator of Big History ('My favourite course of all time' Bill Gates), brings us the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future'Nails home the point: Life is a miracle ... A compelling history of everything' Washington Post'Spectacular' Carlo RovelliHow did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Broken Song

    by Barry Hill ...
    The biography of T. G. H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession.‘A group of men… chanting with the enthusiasm that made them forget age & weakness & becoming young again in spirit…the rising and falling of the chant melody, like the breathing that gives us life – what an unforgettable scene!’Thus wrote T. G.H. Strehlow in 1935, as he began his life work, Songs of Central Australia, acclaimed as one ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Factfulness

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

    'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world' BILL GATES'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases' BARACK OBAMAThe international bestseller, inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Superior: The Return of Race Science

    by Angela Saini ...
    Financial Times Book of the YearTelegraph Top 50 Books of the YearGuardian Book of the YearNew Statesman Book of the Year‘Roundly debunks racism’s core lie – that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power’ Reni Eddo-LodgeFor millennia, dominant societies have had the habit of believing their own people to ... ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Story of Work

    A New History of Humankind

    by Jan Lucassen ...
    The first truly global history of work, an upbeat assessment from the age of the hunter-gatherer to the present dayWe work because we have to, but also because we like it: from hunting-gathering over 700,000 years ago to the present era of zoom meetings, humans have always worked to make the world around them serve their needs.Jan Lucassen provides an inclusive history of humanity’s busy labor ... Read more

    $42.01 AUD

  • The Good Life

    by Hugh Mackay ...
    "No one can promise you that a life lived for others will bring you a deep sense of satisfaction, but it's certain that nothing else will."Hugh Mackay has spent his entire working life asking Australians about their values, motivations, ambitions, hopes and fears. Now, in The Good Life, he addresses the ultimate question: What makes a life worth living?His conclusion is provocative. The good life ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Freakonomics

    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    Assume nothing, question everything.This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner's rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone's view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon.'Prepare to be dazzled' Malcolm Gladwell'A sensation ... you'll be stimulated, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Homo Deus

    A Brief History of Tomorrow

    **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**Sapiens showed us where we came from. In uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we're going.'Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. It will make you think in ways you had not thought before' Daniel Kahneman, bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and SlowYuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. <e... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Art of Belonging

    by Hugh Mackay ...
    The eternal question 'Who am I?' must be weighed against an even deeper question: 'Who are we?' We are writing each other's stories as much as we are writing our own.In his bestselling book, The Good Life, Hugh Mackay argued that kindness and respect for others are the hallmarks of a life well lived. Now in The Art of Belonging Mackay shows how strong communities develop our moral sense and build ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    New York Times Bestseller • The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote cornerof the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age.The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD