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  • Why the Wheel Is Round

    Muscles, Technology, and How We Make Things Move

    by Steven Vogel ...
    “A brilliant history of technology. . . . full of wonders of nature, human invention, history” and more (Wall Street Journal).There is no part of our bodies that fully rotates—be it a wrist or ankle or arm in a shoulder socket, we are made to twist only so far. And yet there is no more fundamental human invention than the wheel—a rotational mechanism that accomplishes what our physical form cannot ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • North Woods

    'I loved it' Maggie O'Farrell

    by Daniel Mason ...
    'Epic . . . weaves a Cloud Atlas-style narrative of humanity under pressure and nature under threat' Guardian, BOOKS OF THE YEAR'A little piece of magic' Sunday Independent, BOOKS OF THE YEAR'Enthralling . . . A timely musing on what and who are lost to history' The Economist, BOOKS OF THE YEAR'Truly outstanding' Mail on Sunday'Mason tease... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Sapiens


    'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack ObamaWhat makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?One of the world's preeminent historians and thinkers, Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human.Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND BBC HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEARFINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2022'Pacey and potentially revolutionary' Sunday Times'Iconoclastic and irreverent ... an exhilarating read' The GuardianFor generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - eithe... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Flowers For Algernon

    The must-read literary science fiction masterpiece

    by Daniel Keyes ...
    Series Book 6 - S.F. MASTERWORKS
    The classic novel about a daring experiment in human intelligence'A masterpiece of poignant brilliance . . . heartbreaking, and utterly, completely brilliant' Guardian **'A timeless tearjerker' IndependentCharlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes - until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius.But then Algernon... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Great Dune Trilogy

    Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune

    by Frank Herbert ...
    Three of the greatest SF novels in the world in one bumper omnibus, and the inspiration for the spectacular cinematic events Dune: Part One and Dune: Part Two.'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST'I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings' Arthur C ClarkeHerbert's evocative, epic tales are set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex pol... ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • How To

    Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems from Randall Munroe of xkcd

    Randall Munroe is . . .****'Nerd royalty' Ben Goldacre'Totally brilliant' Tim Harford'Laugh-out-loud funny' Bill Gates'Wonderful' Neil GaimanAN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing E... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Baked to Perfection

    Winner of the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2022

    The only gluten-free baking book you'll ever need, with delicious recipes that work perfectly every time.From proper crusty bread, pillowy soft cinnamon rolls and glorious layered cakes to fudgy brownies, incredibly flaky rough puff pastry and delicate patisserie – everything that once seemed impossible to make gluten-free can now be baked by you.Baked ... ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Uninhabitable Earth

    A Story of the Future

    ****SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**'An epoch-defining book' Matt Haig'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this' David Sexton, Evening StandardSelected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the Sunday Times, Spectator and New StatesmanA Waterstones Paperback of the Year and shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year 2019Longlisted for the PEN / E.O. ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Obesity Code

    the bestselling guide to unlocking the secrets of weight loss

    by Dr Jason Fung ...
    Series Book 1 - The Obesity Code
    We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won’t budge. Why?In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control.He reveals that overproduction ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Aftershock

    by R.D. Shah ...
    Series Book 3 - The Disavowed
    Pride comes before the fall.DSV, the elite secret service tasked with fighting Daedalus, the descendants of the Nazis, are on the run. Framed for a crime they didn’t commit, they are pursued not just by their mortal enemies, but the combined might of world government, as global public enemies number one.Led by special operative Ethan Munroe, the broken and bruised remnants of the once brilliant ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Stumbling on Happiness

    In this fascinating and often hilarious work – winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 – pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how – and why – the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy.We all want to be happy, but do we know how? When it comes to improving tomorrow at the expense of today, we're terrible at predicting how to please our future selves.In ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $13.99 AUD

  • The Self-Aware Universe

    by Amit Goswami ...
    In this stimulating and timely book, Amit Goswami, PhD, shatters the widely popular belief held by Western science that matter is the primary "stuff" of creation and proposes instead that consciousness is the true foundation of all we know and perceive.His explanation of quantum physics for lay readers, called "a model of clarity" by Kirkus Reviews, sets the stage for a voyage of discovery through ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Collider

    The Search for the World's Smallest Particles

    by Paul Halpern ...
    An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universeThe biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Children Of Dune

    The inspiration for the blockbuster film

    by Frank Herbert ...
    Series Book 515 - Gateway Essentials
    What The Lord of the Rings is to fantasy, Dune is to science fiction. Presenting Children of Dune, the third book in one of the most influential series of all time, which has inspired countless other stories for more than half a century, this is an awe-inspiring world, and a story of truly epic scope.The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Forest Wars

    The ugly truth about what's happening in our tall forests

    Lifts the lid on destruction of native forests by government corporations and logging industry that is making bushfires worse, killing wildlife and costing taxpayers millions, for the sake of woodchips for export.Since colonisation, Australians have been frantically logging our native forests as if our lives depended on it. Our lives do depend on the forests—but on keeping them, not destroying ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Light Eaters: The New Science of Plant Intelligence

    “teeming with fascinating and enlightening insights” ObserverA narrative investigation into the new science of plant intelligence and sentience, from National Association of Science Writers Award winner and Livingston Award finalist Zoe Schlanger.Look at the green organism across the room or through the window: the potted plant, or the grass or a tree. Think how a life spent constantly growing yet ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hope – How Street Dogs Taught Me the Meaning of Life: Featuring Rodney, McMuffin and King Whacker

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERMost people think I save dogs, but really they saved me.Niall Harbison is a dog hero based in Thailand. He spends his days feeding, caring for and rescuing the many street dogs he comes across. With every rescue there’s a story. Like the sweet gentle McMuffin who was found with many tumours and hours from death, only to be nursed back to health. She now lives with Niall ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Burke and Wills

    The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers

    The iconic Australian exploration story - brought to life by Peter FitzSimons, Australia's storyteller.'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left just hours ago.MELBOURNE, 20 AUGUST 1860. In an ambitious quest to be the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Theory of Everything Else

    by Dan Schreiber ...
    This is not a book of facts; it’s a book of ‘facts’. Should you finish it believing we became the planet’s dominant species because predators found us too smelly to eat; or that the living bloodline of Christ is a family of Japanese garlic farmers – well, that’s on you.Why are we here? Do ghosts exist? Did life on Earth begin after a badly tidied-up picnic? Was it just an iceberg that sank the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $3.99 AUD

  • Fluid Inclusion Effect in Flotation of Sulfide Minerals

    Fluid Inclusion Effect in the Flotation of Sulfide Minerals gives a detailed introduction to how fluid inclusions affect the flotation of sulfide minerals. The book introduces the various fluids found in geology, detailing the properties of fluid inclusions and how to identify and analyze their composition. It gives the common chemical compositions of fluid inclusions, investigates the release of ... Read more

    $238.99 AUD

  • Good Energy: The Surprising Connection Between Glucose, Metabolism and Limitless Health

    THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'The best deep dive into the diseases that plague us all today, and what to do to heal.' Jessie Inchauspe, The Glucose Goddess'A powerful vision for a brighter future – for both people and the planet.' Jay Shetty'A tour de force' Dr Mark HymanFix your metabolism to feel better today and prevent disease tomorrow. A bold new vis... ... Read more

    $14.99 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Matrescence

    On the Metamorphosis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood

    by Lucy Jones ...
    *A New Statesman and Daily Mail BOOK OF THE YEAR**Longlisted for the 2024 Women's Prize for Non-Fiction*'The best book I've ever read about motherhood' Jude Rogers, Observer'I kept scribbling in the margins: 'We need to know this stuff!'' Joanna Pocock, SpectatorA radical new examination of the transition into motherhood and how it affects the mind, brain and body</s... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD