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  • To Cook a Bear

    Winner of the Petrona Award 2021

    by Mikael Niemi ...
    Translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner ...
    "So much to relish here . . . the plot is gripping, there's a beautifully handled thread on reading and writing, and the writing is just lovely!" DIANE SETTERFIELD, author of Once Upon A River"The year's most memorable narrator . . . An unusual and intriguing crime story" SUNDAY TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR"Niemi succeeds in constructing a story that works as a murder mystery and as a compelling study ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 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 $4.99 AUD

  • Entangled Life

    The phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller exploring how fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures

    The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller that will transform your understanding of our planet and life itself.'Dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing' Robert MacfarlaneWinner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021Winner of the Wainwright Prize for Conservation Writing 2021The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. They can change our minds, heal our bodies an... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Banks

    Lust, science, adventure -- Joseph Banks and his voyages of discoverySir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whose influence spanned the globe. A fearless adventurer, his fascination with beautiful women was only trumped by his obsession with the natural world and his lust for scientific knowledge.Fabulously wealthy, Banks was the driving force behind monumental voyages and scientific discoveries in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

    Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    'A hymn of love to the world ... A journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, LoveAs a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Royal Art of Poison

    Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicines and Murder Most Foul

    The story of poison is the story of power...For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family’s spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots.Ironically, ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Trees

    How They Live and Why They Matter

    by Colin Tudge ...
    'Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends' The Times, Books of the YearWhat is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Journey Through Potions and Herbology

    series A Journey Through... #2
    This non-fiction short-form eBook features content which is adapted from the audiobook Harry Potter: A History of Magic - inspired by the British Library exhibition of the same name.Potions have been made for thousands of years - associated with bubbling pots and mysterious ingredients, they have been brewed to make medicines, drugs and poisons. Harry Potter became much better at Potions with a ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Drunken Botanist

    by Amy Stewart ...
    **The Essential, New York Times–Bestselling Guide to Botany and Booze“A book that makes familiar drinks seem new again . . . Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants.”—NPR's Morning Edition“Amy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.” —The New York Times**Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • This Is Your Mind On Plants

    Opium—Caffeine—Mescaline

    'It's a trip - engrossing, eye-opening, mind altering' New Statesman**'Fascinating. Pollan is the perfect guide ... curious, careful, open minded' The GuardianFrom the international bestselling author of How to Change Your Mind** comes a ground-breaking exploration of our relationship with natural drugsOf all the many things humans rely on plants for, surely the most curious is our use of them to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

    A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatis

    Book presents scientific information that hobbyists can use to set up and maintain successful planted freshwater aquaria. Book contains practical tips using a question-and-answer format in boxes scattered throughout the text. Although the author prefers “low-tech” methods, she lays out the science that underlies all methods. The author shows that hobbyists can create thriving planted freshwater ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • What a Plant Knows

    a field guide to the senses

    A captivating journey into the hidden lives of plants — from the colours they see to the schedules they keep.Join renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz as he leads a beguiling exploration of how plants experience our shared Earth — in terms of sight, smell, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. Combining cutting-edge research with lively storytelling, he explains the intimate details of plant ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use

    The Journeys of an Australian Anthropologist

    The author argues that we can better understand a people if we know how they see and use plants. In Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use, Clarke dips into his field journals to provide a rich account of journeys, as both anthropologist and ethnobotanist, that span the temperate, arid and tropical zones of Australia and neighbouring landmasses. He describes the cultural and natural heritage of each ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Teaming with Nutrients

    The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition

    “Gets deep into the weeds, so to speak, of the microscopic architecture of plants and the biochemical processes at play.” —Washington PostMost gardeners realize that plants need to be fed, but many of us know little about the nature of the science involved. In Teaming with Nutrients, Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener’s perspective. In his trademark down ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How Plants Work

    The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do

    “Makes the science of plant processes accessible to home gardeners.” —The American GardenerWhy do container plants wilt even when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter. In How Plants Work, horticulture expert ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 101 Cool Things about Orchids

    by Beth Hensen ...

    $1.48 AUD

  • Native Grasses

    Identification Handbook for Temperate Australia

    Native Grasses: Identification Handbook for Temperate Australia is an easy-to-use tool for identifying some of the most common native grasses in temperate Australia. The text describes 17 species in detail, covering general features as well as specific distinguishing features. Full-colour photographs of the whole plant, as well as close-ups of significant parts of the plants such as the seedhead, ... Read more

    $20.01 AUD

  • Harry Potter - A History of Magic

    The eBook of the Exhibition

    Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official eBook of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition from the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - from Alchemy and Potions classes, right through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.Each chapter showcases a treasure ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Botany for Gardeners

    by Brian Capon ...
    “An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor.” —Bloomsbury ReviewWhat happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes can be found in the bestselling Botany for Gardeners. Written in accessible language, this must ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Brother Gardeners

    Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

    by Andrea Wulf ...
    One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds...Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Secret Network of Nature

    The Delicate Balance of All Living Things

    An exploration of the invisible connections sustaining the entire natural world from the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of TreesDid you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth?Or that wolves can alter the course of a river?Or that earthworms control wild boar populations?The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed by humans. B... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Plants

    A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man

    Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial bestseller.In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. Now available in a new edition, The Secret Life of Plants explores plants' response to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Wildflowers of the Brisbane Ranges

    The Brisbane Ranges area, situated 80 km west of Melbourne and 30 km north-west of Geelong, is extraordinarily rich in diversity. With basalt grasslands, heathy woodland, alluvial soils, buckshot gravel and granite rocks, it boasts more than 430 species of native plants. Wildflowers of the Brisbane Ranges contains magnificent photographs of more than 400 species, many of them orchids, including ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 2

    Daisies, Heaths, Peas, Saltbushes, Sundews, Wattles and Other Shrubby and Herbaceous Dicotyledons

    by Enid Mayfield ...
    This visually superb and informative field guide is the second volume of Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges, and covers more than 480 species of Daisies, Heaths, Peas, Saltbushes, Sundews, Wattles and other shrubby and herbaceous Dicotyledons. The illustrated family key is unique and covers 75 families and over 200 genera. Each species is illustrated and labels provide a clear key to ... Read more

    $47.95 AUD