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  • Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

    by Eric Berger ...
    ‘Just read it.’ Elon MuskThe dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX—and Elon Musk—from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company.SpaceX has enjoyed a miraculous decade. Less than 20 years after its founding, it boasts the largest constellation of commercial satellites in orbit, has pioneered reusable rockets, and in 2020 became the first ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Stepmother

    An emotional and suspenseful novel packed with family secrets

    by Ros Carne ...
    One guilty secret will tear her life apart...After a series of heart-breaking miscarriages, Kate's marriage is hanging by a thread. When her husband Michael tells her he has shocking news, at first, she thinks the worst - he's been having an affair. It would explain why he's been so distant. Instead, he reveals that the daughter he abandoned twenty years ago is coming to stay.Kate is blindsided by ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Dune

    Now a major new film from the director of Blade Runner 2049

    by Frank Herbert ...
    series S.F. MASTERWORKS
    'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST'I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings' Arthur C Clarke'It is possible that Dune is even more relevant now than when it was first published' NEW YORKERThe Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • How Food is Made

    An illustrated guide to how everyday food is produced

    by Ayla Marika ...
    If you have ever thought, as you bite into a hot dog, "what am I really eating?" then this is for you.We buy and eat convenience food every day, yet how these foods are created is a mystery to almost everyone. For most, mass food production is an unspoken fact of life, a secret locked behind factory doors. Not anymore. In this easy-reading graphic book, we show you how industrial food production ... Read more

    $18.80 AUD

  • Dark Emu

    Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture, New Edition

    by Bruce Pascoe ...
    ‘Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.’ Judges for 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Toxic

    The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmania 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

  • Vaxxers

    The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*Radio 4 Book of the Week*This is the story of a race - not against other vaccines or other scientists, but against a deadly and devastating virus.On 1 January 2020, Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University, read an article about four people in China with a strange pneumonia. Within two weeks, she and her team had designed a vaccine against a pathogen ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Flight of Arrows

    A gripping, captivating historical thriller

    series The Hundred Years' War #1
    'Unputdownable ... I was blown away' Angus Donald, bestselling author of the Outlaw ChroniclesTwo kings. Two nations. One crown. The start of an epic historical espionage series by master authors A.J. Mackenzie.After years of civil unrest between England and France, Charles IV dies, leaving no apparent heir. His closest heir to the throne is Edward III of England, but it passes instead to Charles' ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370

    ‘People often say that non-fiction books read like fast-moving thrillers, but this one genuinely does… This is a splendid book – and highly recommended.’ Daily MailA remarkable piece of investigative journalism into one of the most pervasive and troubling mysteries of recent memory.01:20am, 8 March 2014.Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared into the night, never to be ... Read more

    $3.99 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

    $4.99 AUD

  • Midnight in Chernobyl

    The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Superb, enthralling and necessarily terrifying . . . every step feels spring-loaded with tension... extraordinary.' The New York TimesThe story of Chernobyl is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the 1986 disaster to life through the eyes of the men and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How to Change Your Mind

    The New Science of Psychedelics

    **The No.1 New York Times Bestseller'Reminds us that the mind is the greatest mystery in the universe' Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian, Books of the Year**Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America's most admired writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousnessWhen LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mr Finchley Discovers His England

    series Classic Canning #1
    Mr Edgar Finchley, unmarried clerk, aged 45, is told to take a holiday for the first time in his life. He decides to go to the seaside. But Fate has other plans in store…From his abduction by a cheerful crook, to his smuggling escapade off the south coast, the timid but plucky Mr Finchley is plunged into a series of the most astonishing and extraordinary adventures.His rural adventure takes him ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD

  • The Maidens

    The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Silent Patient

    We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.'A thrilling, heart-in-throat ride' STEPHEN FRY'An absolute jaw-dropper' LUCY FOLEY'Elegant, sinister, stylish' CHRIS WHITAKER'Grips from start to finish' HARRIET TYCE* * * * *From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psyc... ... 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

  • This Is Your Mind On Plants

    Opium—Caffeine—Mescaline

    'It's a trip - engrossing, eye-opening, mind altering' New Statesman**'Fascinating. Pollan is the perfect guide ... curious, careful, open minded' The GuardianFrom the international bestselling author of How to Change Your Mind** comes a ground-breaking exploration of our relationship with natural drugsOf all the many things humans rely on plants for, surely the most curious is our use of them to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Racing Murder

    A brand new gripping murder mystery from bestseller Frances Evesham for 2021

    series The Ham Hill Murder Mysteries #2
    The next thrilling Ham-Hill Murder Mystery from bestselling cosy crime author Frances Evesham.A winning horse. A fierce rivalry. A sudden death.Belinda Sandford thrills to the cheers of the crowd as her beautiful grey racehorse, ‘Butterfly Charm’, thunders past the finishing post first at Wincanton Racecourse. She feels like the luckiest girl in the world.But joy soon turns to despair as a ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • An Ugly Truth

    Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

    'The ultimate takedown' New York Times**'**The problem of Facebook is Zuckerberg. And the question posed by this splendid book is: what are we going to do about him?' Observer'A comprehensive account . . . drawn from first-hand testimonies. Thoroughly engaging' The Times'What marks this book out is how it gets under the corporate b... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    **THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**Discover the book that inspired Gareth Southgate's leadership style.**'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? Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human in the perfect read for these unprecedented times.* ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ending Plague

    A Scholar's Obligation in an Age of Corruption

    series Children’s Health Defense
    **From the authors of the New York Times bestselling Plague of Corruption comes the prescription on how to end the plague infecting our medical community.Ending Plague** continues the New York Times bestselling team of Dr. Judy A. Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively with legendary scientist, Dr. Francis W. Ruscetti joining the conversation. Dr. Ruscetti is credited as one of the founding fathers of ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

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  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child's developing mind

    12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind

    Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your eleven-year-old sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No — it’s just their developing brain calling the shots.In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • Under A Sicilian Sky

    Escape to Sicily this summer with bestseller Lisa Hobman

    by Lisa Hobman ...
    Brand new from the top 20 bestselling author of Dreaming Under An Island Skye. 'An uplifting and adventurous romance which reminds us that all that glitters is definitely not gold!' Heidi Swain'I loved the book. It’s a captivating story with a relatable heroine and beautifully vivid settings. A perfect holiday read!' Darcie Boleyn Global box office sensation, Ruby Locke, is a long way from her ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Homo Deus

    A Brief History of Tomorrow

    **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**Sapiens showed us where we came from. In uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we're going.'Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. It will make you think in ways you had not thought before' Daniel Kahneman, bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and SlowYuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. <e... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Into the Wild

    by Jon Krakauer ...
    NOW AN AWARD WINNING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY SEAN PENNJon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later.Internationally bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discover the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD