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  • Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 3

    Illustrated by David Casanave ...
    Series Book 3 - SAPIENS: A GRAPHIC HISTORY
    Sometimes history seems like a laundry list of malevolent monarchs, pompous presidents and dastardly dictators. But are they really the ones in the driving seat? Sapiens: A Graphic History – The Masters of History takes us on an immersive and hilarious ride through the human past to discover the forces that change our world, bring us together, and – just as often – tear us apart.Grab a front-row ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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  • Behave

    The bestselling exploration of why humans behave as they do

    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 And Finally.We 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 layers of causation, spiralling ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Homo Deus

    ‘An intoxicating brew of science, philosophy and futurism’ Mail on Sunday

    **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**Sapiens showed us where we came from. In our increasingly uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we're going.'Spellbinding' GuardianThe world-renowned historian and intellectual Yuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Deep Utopia

    Life and Meaning in a Solved World

    by Nick Bostrom ...
    A greyhound catching the mechanical lure—what would he actually do with it? Has he given this any thought?Bostrom’s previous book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies changed the global conversation on AI and became a New York Times bestseller. It focused on what might happen if AI development goes wrong. But what if things go right?Suppose that we develop superintelligence safely, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2

    The Pillars of Civilization

    Illustrated by David Casanave ...
    Series Book 2 - SAPIENS: A GRAPHIC HISTORY
    Discover the second volume of an epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's multi-million copy bestselling phenomenon.When nomadic Homo sapiens settled to live in one place, they started working harder and harder. But why didn't they get a better life in return?In The Pillars of Civilization, Yuval Noah Harari and his companions including Prof. ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)

    by Kip Thorne ...
    Series Book 0 - Commonwealth Fund Book Program
    **Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in PhysicsEver since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them.**Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Psychology of Totalitarianism

    The world is in the grips of mass formation—a dangerous, collective type of hypnosis—as we bear witness to loneliness, free-floating anxiety, and fear giving way to censorship, loss of privacy, and surrendered freedoms. It is all spurred by a singular, focused crisis narrative that forbids dissident views and relies on destructive groupthink.Desmet’s work on mass formation theory was brought to ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Four Thousand Weeks

    Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count.

    **The instant Sunday Times bestseller**What if you tried to stop doing everything, so you could finally get round to what counts?Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations.Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Enlightenment Now

    The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

    by Steven Pinker ...
    **THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Bristles with pure, crystalline intelligence, deep knowledge and human sympathy' Richard Dawkins**Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred, and irrationality. Yet Steven Pinker shows that this is ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • When Breath Becomes Air

    The ultimate moving life-and-death story

    ****THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**'Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful,' Atul Gawande, bestselling author of Being Mortal**What makes life worth living in the face of death?At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Icarus or The Future of Science

    Mr. Haldane's Daedalus has set forth an attractive picture of the future as it may become through the use of scientific discoveries to promote human happiness. Much as I should like to agree with his forecast, a long experience of statesmen and governments has made me somewhat sceptical.I am compelled to fear that science will be used to promote the power of dominant groups, rather than to make ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Under a Dark Cloud

    A compulsive British detective crime thriller

    by Louisa Scarr ...
    Series Book 2 - Butler & West
    One dead body. One witness. One answer.Early one morning, DS Robin Butler is summoned to a crime scene. Not as a policeman, but as best friend to renowned meteorologist, Dr Finn Mason. The morning after studying an enormous storm, Finn has locked himself in a van. Bloodied, confused, and with no memory of how he came to be there. And alongside him – a dead body.Butler sets out to prove Finn’s ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Digital Minimalism

    Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

    by Cal Newport ...
    Learn how to switch off and find calm - from the New York Times bestselling author of A World Without Email'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of technology' Evening Standard*****Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through social media or the news while your anxiety rises? Are you feeling frazzled after a long day of endless video calls?In this timely book, professor Cal Ne... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Body

    A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

    by Bill Bryson ...
    #1 Bestseller in both hardback and paperback: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE_______'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times'It is a feat of narrat... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Every Living Thing

    The Great and Deadly Race to Know All Life

    by Jason Roberts ...
    The dramatic, globe-spanning and meticulously-researched story of two scientific rivals and their race to survey all life.In the 18th century, two men dedicated their lives to the same daunting task: identifying and describing all life on Earth. Their approaches could not have been more different. Carl Linnaeus, a pious Swedish doctor with a huckster's flair, believed that life belonged in tidy, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

    by Chad Orzel ...
    Series series How to Teach
    The international bestseller from the author of Breakfast with EinsteinEmmy is no ordinary dog. When adopted from the shelter by physics professor Chad Orzel, she becomes immediately fascinated by his work. Could she use quantum tunnelling to get through the neighbour’s fence? How about diffracting round a tree to chase squirrels? Or using virtual particles to catch bunnies made of cheese?Taking ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW ADAPTED INTO A HBO FILM STARRING OPRAH WINFREY & ROSE BYRNE"No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book" Hilary Mantel, The GuardianHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without her knowledge - became a multimillion-dollar industry and ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Lens Design (Second Edition)

    Automatic and quasi-autonomous computational methods and techniques

    Series series IOP Series in Emerging Technologies in Optics and Photonics
    This second edition of Lens Design: Automatic and quasi-autonomous computational methods and techniques shows how these new tools can design systems in minutes that would have required weeks or months of labor using older methods.Powerful search routines that can quickly produce excellent designs starting with plane-parallel plates are described. The principles are explained, and data files are ... Read more

    $186.99 AUD

  • The Age of Uncertainty

    how the greatest minds in physics changed the way we see the world

    Translated by David Shaw ...
    The epic, page-turning history of how a group of physicists toppled the Newtonian universe in the early decades of the twentieth century.Marie Curie, Max Planck, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, and Albert Einstein didn’t only revolutionise physics; they redefined our world and the reality we live in. In The Age of Uncertainty, Tobias Hürter brings to life the golden age of ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Double Helix

    The story of the most significant biological breakthrough of the century - the discovery of the structure of DNA.'It is a strange model and embodies several unusual features. However, since DNA is an unusual substance, we are not hesitant in being bold'By elucidating the structure of DNA, the molecule underlying all life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionised biochemistry. At the time, ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The New Climate War

    the fight to take back our planet

    One of The Observer’s ‘Thirty books to help us understand the world’Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardRecycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways that we’ve been told we can save the planet. But are individuals really to blame for the climate crisis?Seventy-one per cent of global emissions come from the same hundred companies, but ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Cases in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Practice

    Cases in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Practice instructs readers in the lab-based diagnosis of genetic conditions, including inborn and acquired disorders using cytogenetics and molecular genetics technologies. This entirely case-based book covers a wide range of genetic cases, from prenatal to postnatal and oncology genetic disorders which lab professionals and geneticists encounter ... Read more

    $248.99 AUD

  • Technofeudalism

    What Killed Capitalism

    Capitalism is dead. The #1 bestselling economist shows how the owners of big tech have become the world's feudal overlords.‘What an amazing piece of work this is. Everyone should read it. 100 out of 100’ IRVINE WELSHIn his boldest and most far-reaching book yet, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis argues that capitalism is dead and a new economic era has begun.Insane sums of money that were ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Narrative Medicine

    Bridging the Gap between Evidence-Based Care and Medical Humanities

    This book examines all aspects of narrative medicine and its value in ensuring that, in an age of evidence-based medicine defined by clinical trials, numbers, and probabilities, clinical science is firmly embedded in the medical humanities in order to foster the understanding of clinical cases and the delivery of excellent patient care. The medical humanities address what happens to us when we are ... Read more

    $76.99 AUD