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  • Calling Bullshit

    The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

    'A necessary book for our times. But also just great fun' Saul Perlmutter, Nobel LaureateThe world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act.Based on a popular course at the University of Washington, Calling Bullshit gives us ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Ambassador

    A gripping international thriller

    by Tom Fletcher ...
    Book 1 - The Diplomat Thrillers
    ‘A gripping thriller from the man on the inside. You need to read this.’ Andy McNab‘Tom Fletcher was the ultimate Downing Street operator’ David CameronA global conspiracy. A man on the run. What happens when diplomacy fails?An unputdownable thriller, written with unique insight into the highest levels of diplomacy. From the former ambassador and No.10 foreign policy advisor Tom Fletcher, an ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • We Belong Together

    The perfect heartwarming, feel-good read

    by Beth Moran ...
    'Every day is a perfect day to read this.’ Shari LowEleanor Sharpley has been living a lie...Needing to escape her London life quickly, Eleanor throws her things into the back of her car, and heads to her erstwhile best friend Charlie’s family farm.But Charlie isn’t there. Instead she finds Charlie’s grieving brother Daniel, her eight-month old daughter Hope (a daughter Eleanor had known nothing ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Australian Code Breakers

    Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich

    by James Phelps ...
    The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich.On 11 August 1914, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richardson boarded a German merchant vessel fleeing Melbourne's Port Phillip and audaciously seized a top-secret naval codebook. The fledgling Australian Navy had an opportunity to immediately change the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Last Library

    'I'm totally in love' Clare Pooley

    by Freya Sampson ...
    'The Last Library made me laugh, cry, cheer and want to champion all of our fabulous libraries' Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project**'A truly lovely and endearing read' Nina Pottell'A powerful reminder about the importance of community, kindness and friendship. A truly stunning debut' Hannah Tovey, author of The Education of Ivy Edwards**'I adored every page' Jessica ... ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Everybody Lies

    What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

    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

    $15.99 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Thinking in Systems

    A Primer

    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

    $23.99 AUD

  • Gaudy Night

    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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Art of Statistics

    Learning from Data

    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

  • 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

    $25.99 AUD

  • The Ultimate Wodehouse Collection

    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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Little Village Library

    The perfect heartwarming story of kindness and community for 2022

    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

  • 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

    $25.99 AUD

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

    The world's number one guide to vanishing without

    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

  • Big Data

    The Essential Guide to Work, Life and Learning in the Age of Insight

    New and expanded edition.An International Bestseller - Over One Million Copies Sold!Shortlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.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 ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Library

    An Illustrated History

    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

  • The Physics of Wall Street

    a brief history of predicting the unpredictable

    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

    $25.99 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

    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

    $77.99 AUD

  • The Ultimate Wodehouse Collection

    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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Card Catalog

    Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures

    From the archives of the Library of Congress: “An irresistible treasury for book and library lovers.” —Booklist (starred review)The Library of Congress brings book lovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than two hundred full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus