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  • Quarterly Essay 81 Getting to Zero

    Australia's Energy Transition

    by Alan Finkel

    series Quarterly Essay #81
    The world is overheating, and despite good intentions and significant efforts, emissions increase nearly every year. The challenge is immense, but there are solutions.In this lucid, inspiring essay, Alan Finkel maps Australia’s path forward. He explains the solar and wind revolution, and addresses the challenge of intermittent supply. He introduces hydrogen, the energy hope of the future. He ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • More Plants Less Waste

    Plant-based Recipes + Zero Waste Life Hacks with Purpose

    by Max La Manna

    DELICIOUS PLANT-BASED RECIPES TO WASTE LESS FOOD!Max La Manna, low waste chef and climate activist, bridges the gap between vegan food and waste-free cooking - inviting us to channel the MORE PLANTS LESS WASTE mindset and discover a stronger purpose in the kitchen and in our daily routines.--Through his viral recipe videos and work with BBC Earth and beyond, Max has inspired hundreds of thousands ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Superpower

    Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

    by Ross Garnaut

    The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality: Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world.We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make this happen?In this crisp, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Eating Animals

    by Jonathan Safran Foer

    **To reduce risk of pandemics for ourselves, our gaze needs to turn to the health of animals.From the bestselling author of the essential new 2019 book on animal agriculture and climate crisis: We are the WeatherDiscover Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening and life-changing account of the meat we eat'Should be compulsory reading. A genuine masterwork. Read this book. It will change you' Time Out* ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • An African Love Story

    Love, Life and Elephants

    by Dame Daphne Sheldrick

    Daphne Sheldrick's best-selling love story of romance, life and elephants, An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants is an incredible story from Africa's greatest living conservationist.A typical day for Daphne involves rescuing baby elephants from poachers; finding homes for orphan elephants, all the while campaigning the ever-present threat of poaching for the ivory trade.An African Love ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Zero Waste Home

    The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life

    by Bea Johnson

    Zero Waste Home is the ultimate guide to simplified, sustainable living from Bea Johnson, 'the priestess of waste-free living' (The New York Times).Bea Johnson transformed her family's health, finances, and relationships for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing half litre per year. It's all down to the 5 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (and only in that order!). Zero Waste ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Cradle to Cradle

    by Michael Braungart and 1 more

    Recycling is good, isn’t it?In this visionary book, chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough challenge this status quo and put forward a manifesto for an intriguing and radically different philosophy of environmentalism."Reduce, reuse, recycle”. This is the standard “cradle to grave” manufacturing model dating back to the Industrial Revolution that we still follow today. In this ... Read more

    $10.99 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

  • Pilgrimage

    by Mary Durack

    With vivid and passionate descriptions of her beloved outback, Mary Durack brings alive the spirit of our country and those who have shaped it.Pilgrimage is an unforgettable journey through the vibrant landscape and life of Mary Durack, from her early writings in the 1930s through to the mid-1980s.Though best known for two family histories that have become literary classics, Kings in Grass Castles ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Permaculture Design: A Step by Step Guide

    A Step By Step Guide

    by Aranya

    This full colour book explains the design process and is based on course worksheets which have been designed, refined and tested on students over time. If you already have a basic knowledge of permaculture, from either reading another book or attending a course, then this guide is probably just what you need to build on your prior knowledge and put it into practical application. While it includes ... Read more

    $18.80 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

  • The Winning of the Carbon War

    Power and Politics on the Front Lines of Climate and Clean Energy

    by Jeremy Leggett

    “A brilliant page turner, alternately daringly funny, coldly sobering, starkly terrifying – poetic, personal, beautiful and intensely urgent." Josh Fox, Emmy-winning film director“Great fun to read; kind, tough, and often very funny.” Lord Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics“We can rely on Jeremy Leggett to provide an interesting and insightful perspective.” Richard Branson, Virgin Group“A ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Too Much Luck

    The Mining Boom and Australia’s Future

    by Paul Cleary

    We think we are the lucky country, but what we really have is dumb luck – too much luck, more than we know what to do with. In Too Much Luck, Paul Cleary shows how the resource boom, which seems a blessing, could well become a curse. We have never seen a boom quite like this one. Under-taxed and under-regulated, multinational companies are making colossal profits by selling off non-renewable ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Falter

    Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

    by Bill McKibben

    A powerful call to arms from an eminent environmentalistThirty years ago, environmentalist Bill McKibben’s bestselling The End of Nature – long regarded as a classic – was the first book to alert us to global warming. Now, in Falter, he suggests that the human game may have begun to play itself out. Climate change, robotics and artificial intelligence may spell the end of humanity as we know it. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Landscape and Building Design for Bushfire Areas

    by Caird Ramsay and 1 more

    Shortlisted in TAFE Vocational Education category in the 2004 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing. The devastation wreaked by bushfires on Australian homes and landscapes is an all too familiar scenario. Yet, why do we often see one house burn, whilst an apparently similar house on an adjacent block can endure? Research has shown that many factors affect the chances of a ... Read more

    $32.00 AUD

  • Crossing the Line

    Australia’s Secret History in the Timor Sea

    by Kim McGrath

    series Redback #12
    For fifty years, Australia has schemed to deny East Timor billions of dollars of oil and gas wealth.With explosive new research and access to never-before-seen documents, Kim McGrath tells the story of Australia’s secret agenda in the Timor Sea, exposing the ruthlessness of successive governments. Australia did nothing to stop Indonesia’s devastating occupation of East Timor, when – on our ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Civilized to Death

    The Price of Progress

    by Christopher Ryan

    The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live—how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die—in this “engaging, extensively documented, well-organized, and thought-provoking” (Booklist) book.Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending—balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Global Megatrends

    Seven Patterns of Change Shaping Our Future

    by Stefan Hajkowicz

    A scarcity of natural resources. The challenge to protect biodiversity and the global climate. Rapid economic growth and urbanisation in Asia and the developing world. Changing demographics and an ageing population. The impact of new digital technologies. Consumer expectations for services, experiences and social interaction. An imperative to innovate. Megatrends are gradual yet powerful ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Scorcher

    The Dirty Politics of Climate Change

    by Clive Hamilton

    This is the book that blows the whistle on the politics of global warming in Australia. Why have our political leaders been so slow to act? How have big corporations succeeded in preventing real action? Who are the "greenhouse mafia"? In Scorcher, Clive Hamilton reveals a shadow world of lobbyists and sceptics, spin and hidden agendas. He investigates a deceitful government and a compliant media. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Reshaping Environments

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability in a Complex World

    by Helena Bender

    Reshaping Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability in a Complex World draws together a team of specialist authors from disciplines including urban planning, social sciences, engineering and environmental science to examine the diverse influences humans have upon the natural environment. This interdisciplinary approach presents multifaceted responses for complex environmental ... Read more

    $65.44 AUD

  • Winner Take All

    China's Race For Resources and What It Means For Us

    by Dambisa Moyo

    Our planet's resources are running out. The media bombards us with constant warnings of impending shortages of fossil fuels, minerals, arable land**,** and water and the political Armageddon that will result as insatiable global demand far outstrips supply. But how true is this picture?In Winner Take All, Dambisa Moyo cuts through the misconceptions and noise surrounding resource scarcity with a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 9 Beautiful Lies

    Population and Environment in Australia

    by Tim Flannery

    series Quarterly Essay #9
    In the first Quarterly Essay of 2003, Tim Flannery launches an attack on the various lies that we tell ourselves about our resources, our past and our future. The lie of terra nullius that made us ignore the Aborigines' knowledge of the environment. The lie of the Snowy Mountains Scheme that did untold damage to our river system for the sake of white immigration. The lie that rushing to preserve ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Why We Argue About Climate Change

    by Eric Knight

    series Redback Quarterly #2
    A new perspective on a diabolical problem. Climate change, one of the most polarising issues of our time, has reached a political deadlock in the battle of sceptics and believers. But it doesn't have to be that way. In Why We Argue about Climate Change, Eric Knight unpicks the misconceptions that keep us arguing about, and stop us seeing, the nature of the problem – and its solutions. Why can't we ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The World in a Grain

    The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

    by Vince Beiser

    A finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardThe gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives.After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD