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  • Toxic

    The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmania Salmon Industry

    by Richard Flanagan

    In a triumph of marketing, the Tasmanian salmon industry has for decades succeeded in presenting itself as world’s best practice and its product as healthy and clean, grown in environmentally pristine conditions. What could be more appealing than the idea of Atlantic salmon sustainably harvested in some of the world’s purest waters?But what are we eating when we eat Tasmanian salmon?Richard ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dr Karl's Little Book of Climate Change Science

    by Karl Kruszelnicki

    Australia's favourite science guru explains the facts about climate change -- and how we can fix itHow do Greenhouse Gas molecules shimmy and shake to trap 400,000 Hiroshima atom bombs' worth of the Sun's heat each day?Who did the early research into Climate Change and then spent billions trying to cover it up?What's the Hockey Stick Graph and why is it so important?How did Climate Change tip the ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Retreat of the Elephants

    An Environmental History of China

    by Mark Elvin

    The eminent China scholar delivers a landmark study of Chinese culture’s relationship to the natural environment across thousands of years of history.Spanning the three millennia for which there are written records, The Retreat of the Elephants is the first comprehensive environmental history of China. It is also a treasure trove of literary, political, aesthetic, scientific, and religious sources ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • How Bad Are Bananas?

    The carbon footprint of everything

    by Mike Berners-Lee

    How Bad Are Bananas? was a groundbreaking book when first published in 2009, when most of us were hearing the phrase 'carbon footprint' for the first time. Mike Berners-Lee set out to inform us what was important (aviation, heating, swimming pools) and what made very little difference (bananas, naturally packaged, are good!).This new edition updates all the figures (from data centres to hosting a ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Apocalypse Never

    Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

    by Michael Shellenberger

    Now a National Bestseller!Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem.Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • True Roots

    What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty

    by Ronnie Citron-Fink

    Like 75% of American women, Ronnie Citron-Fink dyed her hair, visiting the salon every few weeks to hide gray roots in her signature dark brown mane. She wanted to look attractive, professional, young. Yet as a journalist covering health and the environment, she knew something wasn't right. All those unpronounceable chemical names on the back of the hair dye box were far from natural. Were her ... Read more

    $42.99 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

  • Freshwater Ecology

    Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology

    by Walter K. Dodds and 1 more

    series Aquatic Ecology
    For this second edition of his acclaimed textbook, Walter Dodds is joined by co-author Matt Whiles to expand and improve the coverage of both basic and applied aspects of freshwater ecology. This student introduction has been developed with the addition of new sections and box features which allow the reader access to more detailed material without distracting from the clear descriptions of the ... Read more

    $112.52 AUD

  • Down the Dirt Roads

    by Rachael Treasure

    ‘For me, being in a paddock means anything is possible . . .’Country girl and bestselling novelist Rachael Treasure had worked hard to build a long-dreamed-of lifestyle on her own patch of dirt in Tasmania’s rugged and beautiful wilderness. But through the breakdown of her marriage, Rachael lost her family farm and, in her words, lost her way in life.Discovering an all-new compass to live by, she ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Chernobyl

    History of a Tragedy

    by Serhii Plokhy

    Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2018'An insightful and important book, that often reads like a good thriller, and that exposes the danger of mixing powerful technology with irresponsible politics' - Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens'As moving as it is painstakingly researched. . . a cracking read' - Viv Groskop, ObserverThe gripping story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, from an acclaimed ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Here On Earth

    An Argument for Hope

    by Tim Flannery

    Tim Flannery's first major book since The Weather Makers charts the history of life on our planet. Here on Earth, which draws its points of departure from Darwin and Wallace, Lovelock and Dawkins, is an extraordinary exploration of evolution and sustainability.Our success as a species has had disastrous effects on many of the Earth's ecosystems and could lead to our downfall. But equally, Flannery ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD

  • Maralinga

    The chilling expose of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country

    by Frank Walker

    'The story reaches out and grabs you by the throat' - Dr Clare Wright, historian and author of The Forgotten Rebels of EurekaThe facts are shocking. The treachery is chilling. The fallout ongoing.This edition contains a new author note with shocking new material that has come to light as a result of the groundbreaking original publication.Investigative journalist Frank Walker's ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Back from the Brink

    How Australia's Landscape Can Be Saved

    by Peter Andrews

    Featured on Australian Story, Peter Andrews is a racehorse breeder and farmer credited with remarkable success in converting degraded, salt-ravaged properties into fertile, drought-resistant pastures. His methods are so at odds with conventional scientific wisdom that for 30 years he has been dismissed and ridiculed as a madman. He has faced bankruptcy and family break-up. But now, on the brink of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Simple Life: Penguin Special

    Penguin Special

    by Rhonda Hetzel

    Rhonda Hetzel feels passionately that living simply leads to a richer, more fulfilling existence. Having made the decision to live frugally, embrace sustainability and opt out of the capitalist consumerist mindset, she set about working out how to achieve her goal, learning traditional skills, reducing her spending and environmental impact and focusing on the simple things that make life worth ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Chernobyl Prayer

    Voices from Chernobyl

    by Svetlana Alexievich and 2 more

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Climate Change: The Facts 2017

    by Jennifer Marohasy

    There are certain things best not discussed with neighbours over the fence, at barbeques and at gatherings of the extended family; these topics used to include sex and politics, but more recently climate change has become a sensitive issue and has, consequently, crept onto the best-to-avoid list. At the same time as climate change has assumed this status, it has become a topic more likely to be ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • Command and Control

    by Eric Schlosser

    From famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, comes Command and Control a ground-breaking account of the management of nuclear weaponsA groundbreaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Atomic Thunder

    The Maralinga Story

    by Elizabeth Tynan

    In September 2016 it will be 60 years since the first British mushroom cloud rose above the plain at Maralinga in South Australia. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland. In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and relinquished control over ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Weather Makers

    The History & Future Impact of Climate Change

    by Tim Flannery

    The Weather Makers is a book of the utmost importance to everyone on the planet.Tim Flannery tells the fascinating story of climate change over millions of years to help us understand the predicament we face. By burning fossil fuels we are increasing the levels of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, causing our planet to become warmer.Every nation is differently affected by these changes but we ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 78 The Coal Curse

    Resources, Climate and Australia’s Future

    by Judith Brett

    series Quarterly Essay #78
    Australia is a wealthy nation with the economic profile of a developing country – heavy on raw materials, and low on innovation and skilled manufacturing. Once we rode on the sheep’s back for our overseas trade; today we rely on cartloads of coal and tankers of LNG. So must we double down on fossil fuels, now that COVID-19 has halted the flow of international students and tourists? Or is there a ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Sixth Wave

    How to Succeed in a Resource-Limited World

    by Bianca Nogrady and 1 more

    How to succeed in a resource limited world.Making predictions about the future is a dangerous game, particularly when that future has never looked more uncertain. Natural resources are dwindling and we are wasting the resources we do have at an unparalleled rate. Climate change threatens our way of life and digital technology is advancing at such a rate as to leave many of us baffled. But far from ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Drawdown

    The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

    by Paul Hawken

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. All of the techniques described here - some well-known, some you may have never heard of - are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them. From ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Backyard Aquaponics

    by Jamie Brown

    Aquaponics is the food production system of the future, combining Aquaculture and Hydroponics into a sustainable edible ecosystem.This is a DYI manual on Backyard Aquaponics using low cost and recycled materials where possible. A "Must Read" for those concerned about sustainability, self-sufficiency and the future. ... Read more

    $4.23 AUD

  • Spoon-Fed

    Why almost everything we’ve been told about food is wrong

    by Tim Spector

    *THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDRÉ SIMON FOOD AND DRINK BOOK AWARDS*The groundbreaking new book from Tim Spector, bestselling author of The Diet Myth and creator of the COVID Symptom Study app.'Illuminating and so incredibly timely.' Yotam OttolenghiWe are all bombarded with advice about what we should and shouldn't eat, and new scientific discoveries are... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD