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  • Why Does It Still Hurt?

    how the power of knowledge can overcome chronic pain

    by Paul Biegler ...
    Chronic pain is the single biggest cause of human suffering. Yet pain that persists for three months or more is often unrelated to any physical injury. So why does it still hurt?Research over the last few decades shows that many of us — sufferers of chronic pain and health practitioners alike — are victims of a devilish trick of the nervous system. Where we believe that pain has its root in a ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To

    In this paradigm-shifting book from acclaimed Harvard Medical School doctor and one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people on earth, Dr. David Sinclair reveals that everything we think we know about ageing is wrong, and shares the surprising, scientifically-proven methods that can help readers live younger, longer.For decades, the medical community has looked to a variety of reasons for ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • When Breath Becomes Air

    THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER

    ****THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**'Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful.' Atul Gawande, bestselling author of Being Mortal**What makes life worth living in the face of death?At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Children Of Dune

    The inspiration for the blockbuster film

    by Frank Herbert ...
    Book 515 - Gateway Essentials
    The epic that began with the HUGO and NEBULA Award-winning classic DUNE continues ...The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone.But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Dune

    The inspiration for the blockbuster film

    by Frank Herbert ...
    Book 34 - S.F. MASTERWORKS
    'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST'I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings' Arthur C Clarke'It is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published' NEW YORKERThe Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Complete Field Guide to Stick and Leaf Insects of Australia

    Australia has a rich diversity of phasmids – otherwise known as stick and leaf insects. Most of them are endemic, few have been studied and new species continue to be found. Stick insects are, by far, Australia’s longest insects – some of them reach up to 300 mm in body length, or more than half a metre if you include their outstretched legs. Many stick insects are very colourful, and some have ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • The Lost Language of Plants

    The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicine to Life on Earth

    This could be the most important book you will read this year. Around the office at Chelsea Green it is referred to as the "pharmaceutical Silent Spring." Well-known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner has produced a book that is certain to generate controversy. It consists of three parts:A critique of technological medicine, and especially the dangers to the environment ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Great Dune Trilogy

    Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune

    by Frank Herbert ...
    Three of the greatest SF novels in the world in one bumper omnibus'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST'I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings' Arthur C ClarkeHerbert's evocative, epic tales are set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions.Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Finding the Mother Tree

    Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'A scientific memoir as gripping as any HBO drama series' Kate Kellaway, ObserverA dazzling scientific detective story from the ecologist who first discovered the hidden language of treesNo one has done more to transform our understanding of trees than the world-renowned scientist Suzanne Simard. Now she shares the secrets of a lifetime spent uncovering startling truths ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Oaxaca Journal

    by Oliver Sacks ...
    Oliver Sacks, the bestselling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, is most famous for his studies of the human mind: insightful and beautifully characterised portraits of those experiencing complex neurological conditions. However, he has another scientific passion: the fern.Since childhood Oliver has been fascinated by the ability of these primitive plants to survive ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

    “Well-written and fascinating . . . this is the kind of book you want everyone to read.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer“Curiosity, awareness, attention,” Laurence Gonzales writes. “Those are the tools of our everyday survival. . . . We all must be scientists at heart or be victims of forces that we don’t understand.” In this fascinating account, Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Chapter House Dune

    The inspiration for the blockbuster film

    by Frank Herbert ...
    Book 514 - Gateway Essentials
    The long-established galactic order is passing. The Honoured Matres, ruthless and all-conquering, have destroyed the planet Dune. In opposition, hard-pressed but still fighting back, the Bene Gesserit sisterhood co-ordinate their resistance from their as-yet undiscovered home world, Chapter House.Now as a new Scattering is planned, they still have one carefully nurtured asset: the sandworms, ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Mother Brain

    Separating Myth from Biology – the Science of the Parental Brain

    Before Chelsea Conaboy gave birth to her first child, she anticipated the joy of holding her newborn son, the endless dirty nappies and the sleepless nights. What she didn't expect was how different she would feel. It wasn't simply the extraordinary demands of this new role, but a shift in self - as deep as it was disorienting. In truth, something was changing: her brain.New parents undergo major ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Civilized to Death

    The Price of Progress

    The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live—how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die—in this “engaging, extensively documented, well-organized, and thought-provoking” (Booklist) book.Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending—balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Brain Food

    How to Eat Smart and Sharpen Your Mind

    A call to action to prevent a brain health crisis - does for diet what Why We Sleep does for sleep'I cannot recommend this book enough' - Dr Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor's KitchenWe often talk about how our diets affect our fitness - but we don't discuss how they affect the hungriest organ in the body, the brain. And it has surprising dietary needs that differ from the rest of our body.Brain ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Heretics Of Dune

    The inspiration for the blockbuster film

    by Frank Herbert ...
    Book 518 - Gateway Essentials
    From Dune to Rakis to Dune, the wheel turns full circle. From burning desert to green and fertile land and on again to burning desert ... the cycle is complete.The people of the Scattering are returning. Amongst them, mysterious and threatening, are the women who call themselves the Honoured Matres, adepts of an ecstatic cult.And on Rakis, become Dune, an ancient prophecy is fulfilled with the ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • God Emperor Of Dune

    The inspiration for the blockbuster film

    by Frank Herbert ...
    Book 517 - Gateway Essentials
    The epic that began with the HUGO and NEBULA Award-winning classic DUNE continues ...More than three thousand years have passed since the first events recorded in DUNE. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune.He alone understands the future, and he knows with a ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Why We Meditate

    7 Simple Practices for a Calmer Mind

    'The one meditation tactic that will get you through the toughest times' Oprah DailyOvercome negative thoughts and develop a positive mindset this January with these meditation practices proven by neuroscientific research.In this modern digital age, many of us feel overwhelmed, panicked and short on time. The practice of meditation is an ancient and scientifically proven antidote to that frenzied ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Shark: Why we need to save the world’s most misunderstood predator

    From shark attack survivor to the shark’s biggest advocate, Paul de Gelder tells us just why these majestic diverse animals need our help as much as we need them.Something happens to you the first time you dive with sharks…We have a perennial fascination with sharks. Portrayed in the media and popular culture as killing machines, we are awed by their power and strength. But the shark is so much ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Fire Country

    How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

    Delving deep into the Australian landscape and the environmental challenges we face, Fire Country is a powerful account from Indigenous land management expert Victor Steffensen on how the revival of cultural burning practices, and improved 'reading' of country, could help to restore our land.From a young age, Victor has had a passion for traditional cultural and ecological knowledge. This was ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • La mente allargata

    Perché la coscienza e il mondo sono la stessa cosa

    Che cos’è la coscienza? È qualcosa di fisico? E che cos’è la realtà? È qualcosa di esterno, oggettivo, che possiamo davvero conoscere? E come? Dall’antichità a oggi, queste domande perturbanti non hanno smesso di far discutere filosofi e scienziati. Ma le loro risposte si sono sempre basate sul dualismo irriducibile tra mente e realtà, apparenza e mondo fisico, che ha scavato un fossato tra l’uomo ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Science in the Soul

    Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERRichard Dawkins - author of The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, and The God Delusion - is one of science's greatest communicators. This anthology of more than forty pieces is a kaleidoscopic argument for the power and the glory of science.Breathtaking, brilliant and passionate, these essays, journalism, lectures and letters make an unanswerable case for the wonder ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Atoms and Ashes

    From Bikini Atoll to Fukushima

    by Serhii Plokhy ...
    CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY SUNDAY TIMES AND HISTORY TODAY'Absolutely stunning. . . a formidable achievement. A six-part historical thriller that is essential reading for both our politicians and the ordinary citizen' Kai BirdBest-selling historian Serhii Plokhy returns with an illuminating exploration of the atomic age through the history of six nuclear disastersIn 2011, a 43-foot-high t... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The World in a Grain

    The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

    by Vince Beiser ...
    A finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardThe gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives.After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD $8.99 AUD