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  • A Life on Our Planet

    My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

    by David Attenborough

    'Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man. We shall never see his like again.' - Sunday TimesSee the world. Then make it better.'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Rocks and Minerals of The World

    Geology for Kids - Minerology and Sedimentology

    by Baby Professor

    series Children's Rocks & Minerals Books
    Those stones you see might be an important mineral that the Earth creates. This book will open your child’s minds to the importance of the rocks and minerals you can dig up. It is a very informative book that is complete with images and just the right amount of texts too. Go ahead and get a copy of this book today! ... Read more

    $5.60 AUD

  • The Earth

    Its Birth and Growth

    by Minoru Ozima and 2 more

    A clear understanding of the Earth's past evolution can provide the key to its possible future development. The Earth: Its Birth and Growth explores the evolution of the Earth over 4.6 billion years using basic reasoning and simple illustrations to help explain the underlying physical and chemical principles and major processes involved. Fully updated and revised, this rigorous but accessible ... Read more

    $40.25 AUD

  • A Crack in the Edge of the World

    The Great American Earthquake of 1906

    by Simon Winchester

    A burgeoning new city is built on the dreams of the American gold rush. It is also built upon a landscape that has been stretching, sliding and breaking apart for millennia. In 1906 the dreams of this city came crashing down beneath the rippling wave of a horrifying earthquake that turned roads into great rippling rivers, that set buildings ablaze for days on end, that made homes collapse upon ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Origins

    How the Earth Shaped Human History

    by Lewis Dartnell

    Read the Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the Earth’s awesome impact on the shape of human civilisations.‘Stands comparison with Sapiens… Thrilling’ Sunday TimesHuman evolution in East Africa was driven by geological forces. Ancient Greece developed democracy because of its mountainous terrain. Voting behaviour in the United States today follows the bed of an ancient sea.Professor Lewis ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Songs of Trees

    Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

    by David George Haskell

    The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature’s most magnificent networkers – trees.David George Haskell’s The Forest Unseen won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now he brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans.Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Storm in a Teacup

    The Physics of Everyday Life

    by Helen Czerski

    'A quite delightful book on the joys, and universality, of physics. Czerski's enthusiasm is infectious because she brings our humdrum everyday world to life, showing us that it is just as fascinating as anything that can be seen by the Hubble Telescope or created at the Large Hadron Collider.' - Jim Al-KhaliliOur world is full of patterns. If you pour milk into your tea and give it a stir, you'll ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Knowledge

    How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

    by Lewis Dartnell

    If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive?A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch?How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Explainer

    From Deja Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums

    by CSIRO Publishing

    Ever wondered how vaccines work, why whales strand themselves or if luck exists? The Explainer: From Déjà Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums is a collection of around 100 of the best articles published in ‘The Explainer’ and ‘Monday’s Medical Myths’ sections of The Conversation. The book answers questions on everyone's mind about a diverse range of topics, abstract concepts, and ... Read more

    $10.66 AUD

  • Adventures in the Anthropocene

    A Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made

    by Gaia Vince

    ** Winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015 **We live in epoch-making times. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing into the Anthropocene – the Age of Humans.Gaia Vince decided to travel the world at the start of this new age to see ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Among the Islands

    Adventures in the Pacific

    by Tim Flannery

    Tim Flannery takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on Earth.Twenty-five years ago, as a young curator of mammals from the Australian Museum in Sydney, he set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia - Woodlark, in the Trobriands Group - that young ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • The Earth: An Intimate History (Text Only)

    by Richard Fortey

    This ebook edition does not include illustrations.‘The Earth is a true delight: full of awe-inspiring details… it blends travel, history, reportage and science to creat an unforgettable picture of our ancient earth.’ Sunday TimesThe face of the Earth, criss-crossed by chains of mountains like the scars of old wounds has changed constantly over billions of years, and the testament of the remote ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 1912

    The Year the World Discovered Antarctica

    by Chris Turney

    Chris Turney's 1912 is an entertaining and beautifully illustrated history of an awe-inspiring subject.The rivalry between Robert Scott and Roald Amundsen is a familiar story; what fewer people know is that, in 1912, five separate teams were exploring beyond the limits of the known world: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia, Filchner for Germany and Shirase for Japan. ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • I Will Miss You Tomorrow

    by Heine Bakkeid and 1 more

    series A Thorkild Aske Mystery
    **'Wonderfully creepy ... This is a spectacular debut' Daily MailThe first in a new Norwegian crime series featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, a damaged man with a complicated past**Fresh out of prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, disgraced ex-policeman Thorkild Aske only wants to lose himself in drugged dreams of his beloved Frei. Wild, unknowable Frei. The woman he ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Attacking Ocean

    The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels

    by Brian Fagan

    The past fifteen thousand years - the entire span of human civilization - have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next eleven millennia, the oceans climbed in fits and starts. These rapid changes had little effect on those humans who experienced them, partly ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Survivors: The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind (Text Only)

    by Richard Fortey

    This ebook edition does not include illustrations.An awe-inspiring journey through the eons and across the globe, in search of visible traces of evolution in the living creatures which have survived from earlier times and whose stories speak to us of seminal events in the history of life.The history of life on Earth is far older – and far odder – than many of us realise. In ‘Survivors’, acclaimed ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Unexpected Truth About Animals

    Brilliant natural history, starring lovesick hippos, stoned sloths, exploding bats and frogs in taffeta trousers...

    by Lucy Cooke

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize'Endlessly fascinating.' - Bill Bryson 'Eye-opening, informative and very funny!' - Chris Packham'Well-informed and downright funny' - Richard DawkinsHistory is full of strange animal stories invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney. But when it comes to understanding animals, we’ve got a long... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Snowball Earth

    The Story of the Global Catastrophe That Spawned Life As We Know It

    by Gabrielle Walker

    Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet? A global adventure story and a fascinating account of scientist Paul Hoffman's quest to prove his maverick 'Snowball Earth' theory, this is science writing at its most gripping.In SNOWBALL EARTH, Gabrielle Walker takes us on a thrilling natural history expedition in search of supporting evidence for the audacious theory ... Read more

    $13.74 AUD

  • The Collapse of Western Civilization

    A View from the Future

    by Naomi Oreskes and 1 more

    The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and—finally—the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • Meadowland

    the private life of an English field

    by John Lewis-Stempel

    _________________'BRITAIN'S FINEST LIVING NATURE WRITER' - THE TIMESWINNER OF THE THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2015What really goes on in the long grass?Meadowland gives an unique and intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December, together with its biography. In exquisite prose, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-cutting of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Constants Of Nature

    by John D. Barrow

    The constants of nature are the numbers that define the essence of the Universe. They tell us how strong its forces are, and what its fundamental laws can do: the strength of gravity, of magnetism, the speed of light, and the masses of the smallest particles of matter. They encode the deepest secrets of the Universe and express at once our greatest knowledge and our greatest ignorance about the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Oxygen: The molecule that made the world

    The molecule that made the world

    by Nick Lane

    series Popular Science
    Oxygen has had extraordinary effects on life. Three hundred million years ago, in Carboniferous times, dragonflies grew as big as seagulls, with wingspans of nearly a metre. Researchers claim they could have flown only if the air had contained more oxygen than today - probably as much as 35 per cent. Giant spiders, tree-ferns, marine rock formations and fossil charcoals all tell the same story. ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • Climate Change

    The Science, Impacts and Solutions

    by A Barrie Pittock

    It is widely accepted in the scientific community that climate change is a reality, and that changes are happening with increasing rapidity. In this second edition, leading climate researcher Barrie Pittock revisits the effects that global warming is having on our planet, in light of ever-evolving scientific research. Presenting all sides of the arguments about the science and possible remedies, ... Read more

    $40.03 AUD

  • The Weather Book: Why It Happens And Where It Comes From

    Why It Happens and Where It Comes From

    by Diana Craig

    The Weather Book is a delightful miscellany of everything remotely meteorological. It is jam-packed with enlightening facts, practical diagrams, and clear explanations about weather phenomena and why they form. ... Read more

    $4.18 AUD