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  • The Invisible Doctrine

    The Secret History of Neoliberalism (& How It Came to Control Your Life)

    'Explosive and beautifully told … these truths can set us free'Danny Dorling'This book is dynamite – shining a spotlight on the evils of neoliberalism, shattering the myth that ‘there is no alternative’, and laying the foundations for a new politics'Caroline LucasHow can you fight something if you don’t know it exists?We live under an ideology that preys on e... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Toxic

    The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry

    In a triumph of marketing, the Tasmanian salmon industry has for decades succeeded in presenting itself as world’s best practice and its product as healthy and clean, grown in environmentally pristine conditions. What could be more appealing than the idea of Atlantic salmon sustainably harvested in some of the world’s purest waters?But what are we eating when we eat Tasmanian salmon?Richard ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Five Times Faster

    Rethinking the Science, Economics, and Diplomacy of Climate Change

    by Simon Sharpe ...
    We need to act five times faster to avoid dangerous climate change. As Greenland melts, Australia burns, and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, we think we know who the villains are: oil companies, consumerism, weak political leaders. But what if the real blocks to progress are the ideas and institutions that are supposed to be helping us? Five Times Faster is an inside story from Simon ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

    Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    'A hymn of love to the world ... A journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, LoveAs a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • Highway to Hell

    Climate Change and Australia's Future; Quarterly Essay 94

    Series Book 94 - Quarterly Essay
    What will the climate crisis mean for Australia? What is the price of our inertia?Australia is in peril. Do we truly grasp the impact of a warming planet – in particular, what it will mean for our sunburnt country? As temperatures rise, the climates of our capital cities will change. The sea will rise, and we will see increased fire and drought.In this powerful essay, Joëlle Gergis, a leading ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

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  • 12 Rules for Strife

    This is a handbook for change. Because we all know ways in which life could be better. And it can be better. We can make it better.We don’t need to wait for a leader or saviour. We don’t need to limit ourselves to comments and clicks. In this stunningly original comic-book tour of a serious topic, Jeff Sparrow and Sam Wallman explore 12 powerful ideas distilled from the history of struggle for ... Read more

    $25.99 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

  • The Palestine Laboratory

    how Israel exports the technology of occupation around the world

    WINNER OF THE 2023 WALKLEY BOOK AWARDWINNER OF PEOPLE’S CHOICE AT THE VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS 2024SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2024 ABIA SOCIAL IMPACT BOOK OF THE YEARBestselling journalist Antony Loewenstein uncovers the widespread commercialisation and brutal deployment globally of Israel’s occupation-enforcing technologies.For more than 50 years, the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Hot Money

    by Naomi Klein ...
    Series series Green Ideas
    In twenty short books, Penguin brings you the classics of the environmental movement.In Hot Money Naomi Klein lays out the evidence that deregulated capitalism is waging war on the climate, and shows that, in order to stop the damage, we must change everything we think about how our world is run.Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As life on Earth has become irrevocably altered by ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Ever Green: Saving Big Forests to Save the Planet

    **One of Kirkus Review's Best Nonfiction Books of 2022Clear, provocative, and persuasive, Ever Green is an inspiring call to action to conserve Earth’s irreplaceable wild woods, counteract climate change, and save the planet.**Five stunningly large forests remain on Earth: the Taiga, extending from the Pacific Ocean across all of Russia and far-northern Europe; the North American boreal, ranging ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 17 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEARBOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD_______________________________In a life filled wit... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Sense of Balance

    by John Howard ...
    On how our sense of balance has defined us as a nation and will safeguard our future.In the years that John Howard served in the national parliament he came to understand the special character of Australia; to appreciate its strengths and weaknesses; and most importantly to respect the sense of balance in the formulation of public policy that has long defined us as a nation and made Australia an ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • This Changes Everything

    Capitalism vs. the Climate

    by Naomi Klein ...
    From Naomi Klein, author of the #1 international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, a must-read on how the climate crisis needs to spur transformational political changeWe seem to have given up on any serious effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. Despite mounting scientific evidence, denialism is surging in many wealthy countries, and extreme fossil-fuel extraction gathers pace. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • My Year Without Matches

    Escaping the City in Search of the Wild

    by Claire Dunn ...
    In the tradition of Wild and Tracks, one woman's story of how she left the city and found her soul.Disillusioned and burnt out by her job, Claire Dunn quits a comfortable life to spend a year off the grid in a wilderness survival program. Her new forest home swings between ally and enemy as reality – and the rain – sets in.Claire's adventure unfolds over four seasons and in the essential order of ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • Apocalypse Never

    Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

    Now a National Bestseller!Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem.Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Just Mercy

    a story of justice and redemption

    WINNER OF THE 2015 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTIONWINNER OF THE 2015 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZEWINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTIONNow a major motion-picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson.#1 New York Times bestseller, and a widely acclaimed and multi-award–winning book, this is a powerful, true story about the pot... ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

    The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

    by Bill Gates ...
    In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical - and accessible - plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Climate Change

    The Facts

    Stockade Books and The Institute of Public Affairs are proud to publish Climate Change: The Facts, featuring 22 essays on the science, politics and economics of the climate change debate. Climate Change: The Facts features the world’s leading experts and commentators on climate change.Highlights of Climate Change: The Facts include:Ian Plimer draws on the geological record to dismiss the possibili ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 70 Dead Right

    How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

    Series Book 70 - Quarterly Essay
    How did the big banks get away with so much for so long? Why are so many aged-care residents malnourished? And when did arms manufacturers start sponsoring the Australian War Memorial?In this passionate essay, Richard Denniss explores what neoliberalism has done to Australian society. For decades, we have been led to believe that the private sector does everything better, that governments can’t ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Future We Choose

    'Everyone should read this book' MATT HAIG

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Everyone should read this book' MATT HAIG'One of the most inspiring books I have ever read' YUVAL NOAH HARARI'Inspirational, compassionate and clear. The time to read this is NOW' MARK RUFFALO'Figueres and Rivett-Carnac dare to tell us how our response can create a better, fairer world' NAOMI KLEIN*****<stron... ... Read more

    $10.99 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