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  • How the World Really Works

    A Scientist’s Guide to Our Past, Present and Future

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    * THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *'Another masterpiece from one of my favorite authors . . . If you want a brief but thorough education in numeric thinking about many of the fundamental forces that shape human life, this is the book to read. It's a tour de force' BILL GATES__________We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don't know how the world really works. ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    Discover 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 OutEating Animals is the most original and urgent book on the subject of food written this century. It will change the way you think, and change the way you eat. For good.Whether you're flirting with veganuary, trying ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • An African Love Story

    Love, Life and Elephants

    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

  • Quarterly Essay 81 Getting to Zero

    Australia's Energy Transition

    by Alan Finkel ...
    Book 81 - Quarterly Essay
    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Cradle to Cradle

    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Fire Country

    How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

    Delving deep into the Australian landscape and the environmental challenges we face, Fire Country is a powerful account from Indigenous land management expert Victor Steffensen on how the revival of cultural burning practices, and improved 'reading' of country, could help to restore our land.From a young age, Victor has had a passion for traditional cultural and ecological knowledge. This was ... Read more

    $8.99 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

  • Numbers Don't Lie

    71 Things You Need to Know About the World

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    'My favourite author has done it again. Numbers Don't Lie is by far his most accessible book to date, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is curious about the world. I unabashedly recommend this book to anyone who loves learning' Bill GatesIs flying dangerous? How much do the world's cows weigh? And what makes people happy?From Earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that ... 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

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Winning of the Carbon War

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

    “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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Explainer

    From Deja Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums

    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

    $10.99 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

  • Civilized to Death

    The Price of Progress

    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

  • Landscape and Building Design for Bushfire Areas

    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

    $32.99 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

  • Crossing the Line

    Australia’s Secret History in the Timor Sea

    by Kim McGrath ...
    Book 12 - Redback
    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

  • Global Megatrends

    Seven Patterns of Change Shaping Our Future

    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

    $28.99 AUD

  • Scorcher

    The Dirty Politics of Climate Change

    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

  • 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

    $13.99 AUD

  • The New Map

    Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations

    by Daniel Yergin ...
    A new type of Cold War is emerging between China and the West. . The global order is being simultaneously shaken by climate change and the shale revolution in oil and gas - and now by the coronavirus. Controversial fracking technology has given America unprecedented leverage as the world's leading energy powerhouse, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia, upending the chessboard of global politics and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 9 Beautiful Lies

    Population and Environment in Australia

    by Tim Flannery ...
    Book 9 - Quarterly Essay
    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