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  • The Chemical Age

    How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth

    This sweeping history reveals how the use of chemicals has saved lives, destroyed species, and radically changed our planet: “Remarkable . . . highly recommended.” —ChoiceIn The Chemical Age, ecologist Frank A. von Hippel explores humanity’s long and uneasy coexistence with pests, and how the battles to exterminate them have shaped our modern world. He also tells the captivating story of the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Proof!

    How the World Became Geometrical

    A “lucid and convincingly argued” narrative of how ancient geometric principles continue to shape the contemporary world (Publishers Weekly).On a cloudy day in 1413, a balding young man stood at the entrance to the Cathedral of Florence, facing the ancient Baptistery across the piazza. As puzzled passers-by looked on, he raised a small painting to his face, then held a mirror in front of the ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • The Sounding of the Whale

    Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century

    “This wonderful book documents the interplays among science, conservation and politics in the evolving career of the whale over the last century.” —William Perrin, Senior Scientist for Marine Mammals at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries ServiceFrom biblical times, whales have breached in the human imagination as looming figures of terror, power, confusion, and mystery. In the ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Black Holes

    The key to understanding the universe

    A brilliant exploration of the most exotic objects in the universe by Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw.At the heart of the Milky Way, there is a distortion in the fabric of the Universe. Caused by something 4 million times bigger than our Sun, it is where space and time are so warped that everything within 12 million kilometres is trapped, even light. This region of no return is ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Brave and Loyal

    An Illustrated Celebration of Livestock Guardian Dogs

    by Cat Urbigkit ...
    Learn about the brave dogs who help guard livestock around the world!Wolf populations in the Rocky Mountains have reached recovery goals due in large part to an environmentally friendly method of predator control now in use on western ranches: livestock protection dogs (also called livestock guardian dogs). Although these dogs have been used around the world for thousands of years in primitive ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • The Anxious Generation

    How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness

    **THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘Jonathan Haidt is a modern-day prophet, disguised as a psychologist . . . He points the way forward to a brighter, stronger future for us all’ Susan Cain'Compelling, readable – and incredibly chilling . . . remarkably persuasive' Telegraph**'Urgent and essential' Guardian'One of the most terrifying books I have read . . . some of the statistics Haidt quotes are ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Dune

    The inspiration for the blockbuster film

    by Frank Herbert ...
    Series Book 34 - S.F. MASTERWORKS
    What The Lord of the Rings is to fantasy, Dune is to science fiction. Presenting one of the most influential works 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.'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST'I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings' Arthur C ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • #WeRateDogs

    The Most Hilarious and Adorable Pups You've Ever Seen

    by Matt Nelson ...
    2018 Shorty Award winner for best Creative & Media animal content***Named one of the Best Comedy Books of 2017 by Splitsider***“Over-the-top and hilarious.” —BarkpostBased on the Twitter and Instagram sensation, #WeRateDogs features the most heroic, over-the-top adorable, wildly successful, all-around entertaining dogs the world has ever seen! It combines extraordinary phot... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD $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

    $5.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Coming Wave

    The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the ultimate AI insider

    **A Sunday Times, Economist, Prospect and Financial Times Book of the Year******SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023**AI. SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY. QUANTUM COMPUTING. Everything is about to change. This is the only book you need to understand this new world.**From the ultimate AI insider, Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of DeepMind, part of Google.'Fascinating, well-written, and impo... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Why We Die

    And How We Live: The New Science of Ageing and Longevity

    How can science help us live better and longer? A groundbreaking exploration of longevity from Nobel Prize-winning biologist Venki Ramakrishnan'E******nthralling and packed with insights.' - BILL BRYSON'A must-read.' - STEPHEN FRY'Spectacular.' - CHRIS VAN TULLEKENA FINANCIAL TIMES BEST SUMMER READ OF 2024... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Frostbite

    How Refrigeration Changed Our Food, Our Planet, and Ourselves

    **"Engrossing...hard to put down." — The New York Times Book Review“Frostbite is a perfectly executed cold fusion of science, history, and literary verve . . . as a fellow nonfiction writer, I bow down. This is how it's done.” — Mary Roach, author of Fuzz and StiffAn engaging and far-reaching exploration of refrigeration, tracing its evolution from scientific mystery to globe-spanning ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Flying

    What really happens when you travel by air

    How does a plane stay up in the air?Does the Mile-High Club actually exist?When you flush the toilet, where does it all go?Buckle up for some turbulence because nothing flies under the radar for Captain Jeremy Burfoot.With more than 35 years of airline experience, the former Qantas pilot presents an Airbus-load of stories about unruly passengers and cockpit clashes, and expertly navigates the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $12.99 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

  • Nuclear War

    The bestselling non-fiction thriller

    The Sunday Times bestselling edge-of-your-seat exploration of what would happen in the event of nuclear war, perfect for readers of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.'Essential' New York Times'A stomach-clenching, multi-perspective, ticking-clock, geopolitical thriller' Forbes'Tells a terrifying story in a devastatingly st... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Rock and Tempest

    Surviving Cyclone Tracy and its Aftermath

    When Cyclone Tracy flattened Darwin on Christmas Day 1974, it was the worst natural disaster Australians had ever experienced. Stationed in the city with the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service, Patricia Collins not only lived through Tracy but was part of the massive clean-up effort. This is her extraordinary story.The experience of living through a terrifying natural disaster is chillingly ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Blink of an Eye

    A gripping crime thriller with an unforgettable detective duo

    by Louisa Scarr ...
    Series Book 3 - Butler & West
    Five friends meet. Only four come home.On Christmas morning, DS Robin Butler has no plans to celebrate. He’ll be glad to get back to work – a wish that comes true sooner than he anticipates. A dog walker at a local beach has discovered five unresponsive people strewn across the shingle. By the time Robin arrives, one is pronounced dead, and the other four are being treated in hospital.DC Freya ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How Emotions Are Made

    The Secret Life of the Brain

    Series series Expert Thinking
    When you feel anxious, angry, happy, or surprised, what's really going on inside you? Most scientists would agree that emotions come from specific parts of the brain, and that we feel them whenever they're triggered by the world around us. The thrill of seeing an old friend, the sadness of a tear-jerker movie, the fear of losing someone you love - each of these sensations arises automatically and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Philosopher And The Wolf

    Lessons From the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness

    by Mark Rowlands ...
    This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-evaluate his attitude to love, happiness, nature and death. By turns funny (what do you do when ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Food for Life

    Your Guide to the New Science of Eating Well from the #1 Sunday Times bestseller

    by Tim Spector ...
    ‘Life-changing' DAVINA McCALL**'A must-read' DR RUPY AUJLA'Fascinating' NIGELLA LAWSON**AS SEEN ON THE ONE SHOW****Empowering and practical, Food for Life is nothing less than a new approach to how to eat - for our health and the health of the planet.Food is our greatest ally for good health, but the question of what to eat in the age of ultra-processed food has never seemed so complicated.Drawing ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Blue Mind

    How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do

    Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water.Grounded in cutting-edge studies in neurobiology, cognitive psychology, economics, and medicine, and made real by ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Brief History of Intelligence: Why the Evolution of the Brain Holds the Key to the Future of AI

    by Max Bennett ...
    Bridges the gap between AI and neuroscience by telling the story of how the brain came to be.'I found this book amazing' Daniel Kahneman, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and bestselling author of Thinking Fast & SlowThe entirety of the human brain’s 4-billion-year story can be summarised as the culmination of five evolutionary breakthroughs, starting from the very first brains, all the way ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $13.99 AUD

  • The Dickens Boy

    from the Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's Ark

    by Tom Keneally ...
    In the late 1800s, rather than run the risk of your under-achieveing children tarnishing your reputation at home, you sent them to the colonies. At least that is what Charles Dickens did with two of his boys. (And Trollope did it too.)‘Always a first-rate storyteller of a traditional kind.’ The Guardian‘An engrossing and transporting read.’ Financial TimesIn this joyful novel, our narrator is ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Logicomix

    An epic search for truth

    This exceptional graphic novel recounts the spiritual odyssey of philosopher Bertrand Russell. In his agonized search for absolute truth, Russell crosses paths with legendary thinkers like Gottlob Frege, David Hilbert, and Kurt Gödel, and finds a passionate student in the great Ludwig Wittgenstein. But his most ambitious goal-to establish unshakable logical foundations of mathematics-continues to ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD