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  • The Hero

    by Lee Child

    WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD…‘It’s Lee Child. Why would you not read it?’ Karin Slaughter‘I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page’ The TimesIn his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Why Buddhism is True

    The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

    by Robert Wright

    From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Behave

    The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

    by Robert M Sapolsky

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**Why do human beings behave as they do?'Awe-inspiring… You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of' Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No HarmWe are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our nature destined to win out over the other?Every act of human behaviour has multiple la... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Somebody I Used to Know

    A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2019

    by Wendy Mitchell

    THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICKTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKSELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMESSELECTED AS A SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES AND THE MAIL ON SUNDAY'Revelatory' Guardian'A miracle' T... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • How to Be Human

    The Manual

    by Ruby Wax

    *FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FRAZZLED*A three way encounter between a Monk, a neuroscientist and Ruby Wax sounds like the set up for a joke. Instead it's produced one of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books about minds and bodies and brains and mindfulness I've ever encountered. A triangulation on what it means to be human. Utterly readable and surprisingly wise. ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Compassionate Mind

    by Prof Paul Gilbert

    'Wise and perceptive. [It] teaches self-compassion and the consolations of kindness. I recommend it.'SALLY BRAMPTON, author of Shoot the Damn DogDEVELOP YOUR FEELINGS OF COMPASSION AND INCREASE YOUR SENSE OF WELL-BEINGIn societies that encourage us to compete with each other, compassion is often seen as a weakness. Striving to get ahead, self-criticism, fear, and hostility towards others seem to ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Yatdjuligin

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care

    by Odette Best and 1 more

    Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care introduces students to the fundamentals of the health care of Indigenous Australians from the perspectives of both the patient and the professional. Designed for both non-Indigenous and Indigenous nurses and midwives who will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, this book addresses the relationship ... Read more

    $56.09 AUD

  • Life in a Hospice: Reflections on Caring for the Dying

    by Ann Richardson

    You've heard of hospice care, but you prefer not to think about it. Dying is such an uncomfortable topic, we all avoid it. In ignorance, we fear the worst.This book will change your whole view. Taking you behind the scenes of end-of-life care, you will see the enormous efforts of nurses, doctors, chaplains and others – even a thoughtful cook – to provide the calm that we all hope for.Perhaps you ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Moral Animal

    Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

    by Robert Wright

    Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies. Illustrations. ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care

    by Diana Guzys and 3 more

    To equip students for a complex field of practice, An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care offers a comprehensive foundation in the theory, skills and application of community and primary health care in Australia and New Zealand. This fully revised new edition incorporates current leading primary health care research and features new chapters on indigenous health, correctional nursing ... Read more

    $62.69 AUD

  • Understanding the Australian Health Care System - E-Book

    by Helen Keleher and 5 more

    A updated overview of Australia’s health care system, addressing its core features, concepts and issuesUnderstanding the Australian Health Care System, 2nd edition is an excellent university book for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike.Published four years after the original, this second edition has been fully revised to reflect major Australian health care reform. Its fully up-to-date ... Read more

    $114.72 AUD

  • The Ten Types of Human

    A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can Be

    by Dexter Dias

    The inspiration behind the hit podcast THE 100 TYPES OF HUMAN with DEXTER DIAS and BBC 5 Live host NIHAL ARTHANAYAKE'This book is the one. Think Sapiens and triple it.' - Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected_______________________________We all have ten types of human in our head.They're the people we become when we face life's most difficult decisions. We want to believe there ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Yatdjuligin

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care

    by Bronwyn Fredericks and 1 more

    Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care introduces students to the fundamentals of the healthcare of Indigenous Australians, from the perspective of both the patient and the professional. Aboriginal Elder Ivy Molly Booth gifted the word Yatdjuligin to the authors to use as the title of this textbook. The word Yatdjuligin literally translates to 'talking in a ... Read more

    $58.95 AUD

  • Trauma and Physical Health

    Understanding the effects of extreme stress and of psychological harm

    by Victoria L. Banyard and 2 more

    Trauma research and clinical practice have taught us much about the widespread problems of child maltreatment, partner violence, and sexual assault. Numerous investigations have documented links between such trauma exposure and long-term negative mental health consequences. As we learn more about traumatic stress, however, increasing attention has been drawn to the less studied physical health ... Read more

    $69.73 AUD

  • The Case Against Reality

    How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes

    by Donald D. Hoffman

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE **PHYSICS WORLD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019'One of the deepest and most original thinkers of his generation of cognitive scientists. His startling argument has implications for philosophy, science, and how we understand the world around us' Steven Pinker'Is reality virtual? It's a question made even more interesting by this book' Barbara Kiser, Nature**Do we see the world as it truly ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Believing Brain

    From Spiritual Faiths to Political Convictions – How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

    by Michael Shermer

    Synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist and science historian, Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. Using sensory data that flow in through the senses, the brain naturally looks for and finds patterns - and then ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Social Leap

    how and why humans connect

    by William von Hippel

    Our chimpish ancestors were superbly adapted to a life of leaping through the trees. To survive on the savannah, they had to make a social leap — a change that drives us still today.Human psychology is rife with contradictions: We work hard to achieve our goals, but when we succeed, our happiness is fleeting compared with our efforts. We hope our friends will do well in life, but can’t help ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Mindful Compassion

    by Prof Paul Gilbert and 1 more

    Based on the latest work from Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, bestselling author of The Compassionate Mind, and Buddhist expert Choden.Professor Gilbert has spent the past twenty years developing a new therapy called Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) which has an gained international following. In recent years, mindfulness is being used increasingly to treat common mental health problems such as ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • On Living

    Dancing More, Working Less and Other Last Thoughts

    by Kerry Egan

    A hospice chaplain's lessons on the meaning of life, from those who are leaving itWhat are the top regrets of the dying? That's what Kerry Egan, a hospice chaplain, learned as she listened to her patients on their deathbeds, witnessing what she calls the "spiritual work of dying" - the work of finding or making meaning of one's life, the experiences it contained and the people who have touched it. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Aged Care, The complete Australian guide

    by Val Nigol

    series Edition 7
    Aged Care, The complete Australian guide is the 7th edition of the most authoritative text on the process of receiving government assisted aged care either at home or in an aged care facility. The first paper edition, Aged Care Homes, The complete Australian guide, was published in 2008. To reflect the regular changes to aged care fees and charges since 2008, the author has published 5 eBook ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care

    by Diana Guzys and 1 more

    Community nursing is the fastest growing area of nursing practice in Australia. This book offers an engaging introduction to the theory, skills and application of community and primary health care. Based on the 'Social Model of Health', An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care explores how social and environmental factors impact healthcare in Australian communities. It discusses the ... Read more

    $65.44 AUD

  • Sperm Wars

    Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles

    by Robin Baker

    This classic work on the rules of sex -- updated for a new generation -- is still as provocative as the day it was published, providing simple explanations for any and all questions about what happens in the bedroom.Sex isn't as complicated as we make it. In Sperm Wars, evolutionary biologist Robin Baker argues that every question about human sexuality can be explained by one simple thing: sperm ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Community Health and Wellness - E-book

    Primary Health Care in Practice

    by Anne McMurray and 5 more

    Community Health & Wellness: Primary health care in practice, 5th Edition represents contemporary thinking and research in community health and wellness from Australia, New Zealand and the global community.It challenges students and health professionals to become more aware of the primary health care (PHC) environments in which they work in order to gain an understanding of what is socially ... Read more

    $64.01 AUD

  • Chronic Illness and Disability

    Principles for Nursing Practice

    by Esther Chang and 11 more

    An updated edition of the essential nursing guide to a 21st-century ‘epidemic’.Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide and, increasingly, nurses in Australia and New Zealand are caring for people with chronic disease and disability across a range of care settings.This new edition of Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice is an indispensible tool, helping ... Read more

    $124.40 AUD