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  • Alan Turing: The Enigma

    by Andrew Hodges

    A new edition to celebrate Alan Turing's centenary, includes a new foreword by the author and a preface by Douglas Hofstadter.Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma ciphers and transformed the Second World War. But his vision went far beyond this crucial achievement. Before the war he had formulated the concept of the universal ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Library Book

    by Susan Orlean

    A New York Times Book of the Year, 2018A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICKA dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries.After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying m... ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking

    by Simon Singh

    The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum CryptographyFrom the best-selling author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book is a history of man’s urge to uncover the secrets of codes, from Egyptian puzzles to modern day computer encryptions.As in Fermat’s Last Theorem, Simon Singh brings life to an anstonishing story of puzzles, codes, languages and riddles that reveals man’s continual ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Everybody Lies

    The New York Times Bestseller

    by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' EconomistEverybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters – and to themselves. In Internet searc... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Thinking in Systems

    A Primer

    by Donella Meadows and 1 more

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for ... Read more

    $24.52 AUD

  • Gaudy Night

    by Dorothy L. Sayers and 1 more

    When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters, including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

    how Australia’s signals-intelligence network helped win the Pacific War

    by David Dufty

    A groundbreaking work of Australian military history, The Code-Breakers of Central Bureau tells the story of the country’s significant code-breaking and signals-intelligence achievements during the Second World War. It reveals how Australians built a large and sophisticated intelligence network from scratch, how Australian code-breakers cracked Japanese army and air force codes, and how the code ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Art of Statistics

    Learning from Data

    by David Spiegelhalter

    series Pelican Books
    'A statistical national treasure' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2'Required reading for all politicians, journalists, medics and anyone who tries to influence people (or is influenced) by statistics. A tour de force' Popular ScienceDo busier hospitals have higher survival rates? How many trees are there on the planet? Why do old men have big ears? David Spiegelhalter reveals the answers to these and many ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Big Data

    A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think

    by Kenneth Cukier and 1 more

    Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • How to Disappear: The world's number one guide to vanishing without

    The world's number one guide to vanishing without

    by Frank M. Ahearn and 1 more

    What information about you is out there?Who might have access to it?What can you do about it?In this rapidly changing electronic world, your personal information is no longer your own. Online databases can sell your details to anyone who asks, and your phone records, internet usage, bills, warranties and even your rubbish can reveal more about you than you think.'Disappearing' gives you the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Little Village Library

    The perfect heartwarming story of kindness and community for 2020

    by Helen Rolfe

    The Little Village Library is a heartwarming story about kindness, community, and new beginnings, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Rachael Lucas**One of Woman & Home's top 5 feel-good fiction!It takes a village...**Cloverdale is known for its winding roads, undulating hills and colourful cottages, and now for its Library of Shared Things: a place where locals can borrow anything they might ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Ultimate Wodehouse Collection

    by P.G. Wodehouse and 1 more

    P.G. Wodehouse was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Wodehouse worked extensively on his books, sometimes having two or more in preparation simultaneously. He would take up to two years to build a plot and write a scenario of about thirty thousand words. After the scenario was complete he would write the story. Early in his career he would produce a ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • The Physics of Wall Street

    a brief history of predicting the unpredictable

    by James Owen Weatherall

    After the economic meltdown of 2008, Warren Buffett famously warned, ‘Beware of geeks bearing formulas.’ But as James Weatherall demonstrates, not all geeks are created equal. Taking us from fin-de-siècle Paris to Rat Pack–era Las Vegas, from wartime government labs to Yippie communes on the Pacific coast, Weatherall shows how a special breed of physicists successfully brought their science to ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • What Is to Be Done

    political engagement and saving the planet

    by Barry Jones

    A follow-up to the author’s prescient bestseller, first published in 1982, that alerted the public to the likely impacts of information technologies and the emergence of a post-industrial society.When Sleepers, Wake! was released in Australia, it immediately became influential around the world: it was read by Deng Xiaoping and Bill Gates; was published in China, Japan, South Korea, and Sweden; and ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Calling Bullshit

    The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

    by Jevin D. West and 1 more

    **An indispensable handbook to the art of scepticism from two brilliantly contrarian scientists.We think we know bullshit when we hear it, but do we?**Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it.Based on a popular course at the University of Washington, this book ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Library

    An Illustrated History

    by Stuart A.P. Murray and 2 more

    Throughout the history of the world, libraries have been constructed, burned, discovered, raided, and cherished—and the treasures they've housed have evolved from early stone tablets to the mass-produced, bound paper books of our present day. The Library invites you to enter the libraries of ancient Greece, early China, Renaissance England, and modern-day America, and speaks to the book lover in ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Deep Simplicity

    Chaos, Complexity and the Emergence of Life

    by John Gribbin

    'Gribbin takes us through the basics with his customary talent for accessibility and clarity' Sunday TimesThe world around us can be a complex, confusing place. Earthquakes happen without warning, stock markets fluctuate, weather forecasters seldom seem to get it right - even other people continue to baffle us. How do we make sense of it all?In fact, John Gribbin reveals, our seemingly random ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Building a Scalable Data Warehouse with Data Vault 2.0

    by Michael Olschimke and 1 more

    TheData Vault was invented by Dan Linstedt at the U.S. Department of Defense, and the standard has been successfully applied to data warehousing projects at organizations of different sizes, from small to large-size corporations. Due to its simplified design, which is adapted from nature, the Data Vault 2.0 standard helps prevent typical data warehousing failures."Building a Scalable Data ... Read more

    $74.68 AUD

  • Sync

    The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order

    by Steven Strogatz

    'SYNC' IS A STORY OF A DAZZLING KIND OF ORDER IN THE UNIVERSE, THE HARMONY THAT COMES FROM CYCLES IN SYNC. THE TENDENCY TO SYCHRONIZE IS ONE OF THE MOST FAR- REACHING DRIVES IN ALL OF NATURE. IT EXTENDS FROM PEOPLE TO PLANETS, FROM ANIMALS TO ATOMS. IN 'SYNC' PROFESSOR STEVEN STROGATZ CONSIDERS A RANGE OF APPLICATIONS - HUMAN SLEEP AND CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS, MENSTRUAL SYNCHRONY, INSECT OUTBREAKS, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Book on the Bookshelf

    by Henry Petroski

    From the author of the highly praised The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things comes another captivating history of the seemingly mundane: the book and its storage.Most of us take for granted that our books are vertical on our shelves with the spines facing out, but Henry Petroski, inveterately curious engineer, didn't. As a result, readers are guided along the astonishing evolution from ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • A Place For Everything

    The Curious History of Alphabetical Order

    by Judith Flanders

    Few of us think much of the alphabet and its familiar sing-song order once we’ve learned it as children. And yet the order of the alphabet, that simple knowledge that we take for granted, plays far more of a role in our lives than we usually consider. From the school register to the telephone book, from dictionaries and encyclopaedias to the library shelves, our lives are ordered from A to Z.This ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Guided Inquiry Design®: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School

    by Carol C. Kuhlthau and 2 more

    series Libraries Unlimited Guided Inquiry
    Guided Inquiry prepares today's learners for an uncertain future by providing the education that enables them to make meaning of myriad sources of information in a rapidly evolving world. The companion book, Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, explains what Guided Inquiry is and why it is now essential now. This book, Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, ... Read more

    $62.25 AUD

  • Why Information Grows

    The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies

    by César Hidalgo

    In Why Information Grows, rising star César Hidalgo offers a radical interpretation of global economicsWhile economists often turn to measures like GDP or per-capita income, César Hidalgo turns to information theory to explain the success or failure of a country's economic performance. Through a radical rethinking of what the economy is, Hidalgo shows that natural constraints in our ability to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Library

    A Catalogue of Wonders

    by Stuart Kells

    ‘Almost like poetry, a rich ode to all things books and everything we love about them. The enjoyment and engagement is so palpable you can almost taste it and Kells proves to be the perfect guide through the subject matter and history.’ AU ReviewLibraries are filled with magic. From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of Middle-earth, Umberto Eco’s mediaeval ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD