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  • The Real Anthony Fauci

    Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health

    series Children’s Health Defense
    **NATIONAL BESTSELLER!Pharma-funded mainstream media has convinced millions of Americans that Dr. Anthony Fauci is a hero. He is anything but.**As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci dispenses $6.1 billion in annual taxpayer-provided funding for scientific research, allowing him to dictate the subject, content, and outcome of scientific ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD $2.99 AUD

  • Underland

    A Deep Time Journey

    Follow Robert Macfarlane to the furthest corners of the globe....A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020'You'd be crazy not to read this book' The Sunday TimesA Guardian Best Book of the 21st CenturyIn Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Sad Little Men

    Private Schools and the Ruin of England

    by Richard Beard ...
    'The most important book I've read this year...the writing is magnetic' Adam RutherfordIn 1975, as a child, Richard Beard was sent away from his home to sleep in a dormitory. So were David Cameron and Boris Johnson.In those days a private boys' boarding school education was largely the same experience as it had been for generations: a training for the challenges of Empire. He didn't enjoy it. But ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • New Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories

    by Bill Marsh ...
    series Great Australian Stories
    Truth is stranger than fiction in this fabulous new collection of flying doctor stories from bestselling author Bill 'Swampy' Marsh.'Where's your thumb?' the doctor asked the injured ringer.'Oh, we stuck it over there on the gatepost, fer safe keepin'.'And just as the doctor turned around to the gatepost, he saw a crow heading skyward, thumb and all. So I don't know how the ringer actually lost ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Wally Funk's Race for Space

    The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer

    by Sue Nelson ...
    As seen in the major Netflix documentary 'Mercury 13'A Daily Mail Book of the WeekIn 1961, Wally Funk was the youngest of thirteen American female pilots in the Woman in Space programme. Her mission was to become one of the first women astronauts. But a combination of politics and prejudice meant the programme was abruptly cancelled. Neither Wally nor the other pilots ever made it into space.Now ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • The Map That Changed the World

    A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption

    THE EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF THE FATHER OF MODERN GEOLOGYHidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first geological map of anywhere in the world. Its maker was a farmer's son named William Smith. Born in 1769 his life was troubled: he was imprisoned for debt, turned out of his home, his work was plagiarised, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

    by Roger McNamee ...
    This is the dramatic story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it.If you had told Roger McNamee three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Autism Sourcebook

    Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing--from a Mother Whose Child Recovered

    Practical advice and information from the world's foremost experts on autism -- and a mother's own hard-won lessons from helping her son recover from the disorderWhen Karen Siff Exkorn's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Bigger Picture

    With new foreword

    In A Bigger Picture, the bestselling political memoir of 2020, Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s 29th prime minister, tells the remarkable story of his life. Now in paperback, this edition is updated with an all-new foreword by the author that sheds light on the huge political and cultural changes happening today.When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation’s top job there was a sense of excitement in ... Read more

    $10.66 AUD

  • Leonardo da Vinci

    The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Can You Hear Me?

    An NHS Paramedic's Encounters with Life and Death

    by Jake Jones ...
    A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK**'With poignancy, humour and compassion, Jones invites us into "the invigorating chaos of pre-hospital care" . . . a panorama of experiences: the mundane, the ridiculous, the heartbreaking and the tragic' - The Guardian'This beautifully written book, punctuated with wry humour, is a sobering portrayal of the ailing, the distressed and the lonely... Yet it's also ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Shute

    The engineer who became a prince of storytellers

    by Richard Thorn ...
    Nevil Shute was a writer whose books were frequently looked down on by literary critics and yet when he died in 1960 he was one of the best selling novelists of his day. Today, books such as A Town Like Alice and On the Beachcontinue to attract new generations of fans. However there was more to Shute than his books, a great deal more.Richard Thorn explores Shute’s personal and professional life, ... Read more

    $9.12 AUD

  • Fillets of Plaice

    At that moment came a noise like somebody breaking the backbone of a whale and the palm leaf punka crashed straight onto the table, one end of it completely obliterating the District Commissioner. ‘Oh my God!’ screamed Mary, upsetting her gin and tonic. ‘I’m terribly, terribly sorry, sir,’ said Martin to the invisible D.C. The palm fronds rusted and the D.C.’s head appeared. He opened his mouth to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $6.99 AUD

  • Born On a Blue Day

    by Daniel Tammet ...
    'I was born on 31 January 1979 - a Wednesday. I know it was a Wednesday, because the date is blue in my mind and Wednesdays are always blue, like the number nine or the sound of loud voices arguing.' Like the character Hoffman portrayed, he can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Darwin's Armada

    by Iain McCalman ...
    Charles Darwin, HMS Beagle, 1831-36 Sent to Cambridge to join the clergy, the young Darwin emerged with a passion for naturalism and an invitation to sail on a naval survey vessel to South America, New Zealand and Australia. That journey would change his life, and the course of modern science.Joseph Hooker, HMS Erebus, 1839-43 Inspired by Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle, assistant-surgeon Hooker ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • It Takes A Sense Of Humour

    A twinless twin's journey of loss, love and triumph over hidden handicaps

    On the day she was born in 1950 as one of two identical twins, Patty O’Leary Emry’s formidable challenges were only just beginning. The exhilaration of welcoming new life quickly gave way to desperation as doctors discovered that Patty had multiple congenital difficulties. With underdeveloped digestive, urinary tract, and reproductive systems, the prognosis was grim. When the hospital staff ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • An Outback Nurse

    by Thea Hayes ...
    Thea Hayes trained as a Nurse in Sydney in 1959. A year later she was catapulted out of the safety of her city life into the unknown world of the Outback.Thea knew nothing of the place she was soon to call home, Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, the second largest property in the world under one management. It covered four million acres!With nervous excitement, Thea accepted the job and ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • Walking Free

    The extraordinary true story of a young man who fled war-torn Iraq, came to Australia as a refugee by boat, spent months in a detention centre and went on to become a pioneering surgeon.

    In 1999, Munjed Al Muderis was a young surgical resident working in Baghdad when a squad of Military Police marched into the operating theatre and ordered the surgical team to mutilate the ears of three busloads of army deserters. When the head of surgery refused, he was executed in front of his staff. Munjed's choices were stark--comply and breach the medical oath 'do no harm', refuse and face ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson.Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • A Bigger Picture

    With new foreword

    In A Bigger Picture, the bestselling political memoir of 2020, Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s 29th prime minister, tells the remarkable story of his life. Now in paperback, this edition is updated with an all-new foreword by the author that sheds light on the huge political and cultural changes happening today.When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation’s top job there was a sense of excitement in ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • The Innocent Man

    The true crime thriller behind the hit Netflix series

    by John Grisham ...
    __________________***NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES***A gripping true-crime story of a shocking miscarriage of justice, from international bestselling thriller author John Grisham, author of A Time to Kill, The Firm and The Whistler.In the baseball draft of 1971, Ron Williamson was the first player chosen from Oklahoma. Signing with Oakland, he said goodbye to his small home to... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Band-Aid for a Broken Leg

    Being a doctor with no borders and other ways to stay single

    by Damien Brown ...
    Damien Brown, a young Australian doctor, thinks he's ready when he arrives for his first posting with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Africa. But the town he's sent to is an isolated outpost of mud huts, surrounded by landmines; the hospital, for which he's to be the only doctor, is filled with malnourished children and conditions he's never seen; and the health workers - Angolan war veterans twice ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • My Life Among the Serial Killers

    Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers

    Over the course of twenty-five years, Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty serial killers around the world. What she learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious criminals known to man.Judging by appearances, Dr. Helen Morrison has an ordinary life in the suburbs of a major city. She has a physician husband, two children, and a thriving ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

  • 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