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  • Rumi: Swallowing the Sun

    A beautifully presented volume that draws from the breadth of the great Persian poet’s workTimeless and eternal, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi is loved the world over. The best-selling poet from America to Afghanistan, his words are as relevant today as ever, still resonating with contemporary concerns of both East and West alike. Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Rumi's birth, this ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Volt Rush

    The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green

    'A remarkably hopeful and useful book...The climate crisis leaves us no choice but to build a new world and as Sanderson makes clear, we are capable of making it a better one than the dirty and dangerous planet we’ve come to take for granted.' Bill McKibben, Observer book of the weekWe depend on a handful of metals and rare earths to power our phones and computers. Increasingly, we rely on them to ... Read more

    $22.86 AUD

  • Anthropology

    A Beginner's Guide

    series Beginner's Guides
    In this illuminating tour of humanity, Joy Hendry and Simon Underdown reveal the origins of our species, and the fabric of human society, through the discipline of anthropology. Via fascinating case studies and discoveries, they unravel our understanding of human behaviours and beliefs, including how witchcraft has been used to justify misfortune, and debunk old-fashioned ideas about “race” based ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Oil

    A Beginner's Guide

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    series Beginner's Guides
    World acclaimed scientist Vaclav Smil reveals everything there is to know about nature's most sought-after resourceOil is the lifeblood of the modern world. Without it, there would be no planes, no plastic, no exotic produce, and a global political landscape few would recognise. Humanity’s dependence upon oil looks set to continue for decades to come, but what is it?Fully updated and packed with ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Daoism

    A Beginner's Guide

    by James Miller ...
    series Beginner's Guides
    From T’ai Chi to the Ming Dynasty, this is an engrossing guide to the elusive Chinese tradition of Daoism.Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T’ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Sellout

    WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016

    by Paul Beatty ...
    A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent)‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.’ Simon Schama, Financial Times‘The longer you stare at Beatty’s pages, the smarter you’ll get.’ Guardian‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read.’ New York TimesA biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to t... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Anxious

    The Modern Mind in the Age of Anxiety

    by Joseph LeDoux ...
    Anxiety is the most prevalent psychiatric problem of our time. Decades of research have gone into probing its mysteries and developing treatments. But what if we’ve been thinking about fear and anxiety in the wrong way for all these years?This is the groundbreaking premise behind a wave of new research, led by the lab of renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux. He believes that fear and anxiety are ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Psychology

    A Beginner's Guide

    series Beginner's Guides
    A riveting exploration of who we are and why we behave the way we do.Why do we become aggressive? How does the brain allow us to see, hear, and feel? Can listening to Mozart improve IQ? How do babies learn to perceive and think? How can we reduce obesity and cigarette smoking? Is being physically attractive an advantage? Psychology, the scientific study of the mind and our behaviour, has never ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Brain

    A Beginner's Guide

    series Beginner's Guides
    It has been remarked that if the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t. However, as the authors of this accessible guide demonstrate, there are at least some things we do understand about the brain, and this knowedge can shed new light on our conception of ourselves and the workings of our minds. Covering crude ancient neuroscience, sleep, language and even ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015

    by Marlon James ...
    JAMAICA, 1976Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley’s house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught.From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a dazzling display of masterful storytelling exploring this near-mythic event. Spanning three decades and crossing continents, A Brief History of Seven Killings chronicles the lives of a host of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Beasts of a Little Land

    by Juhea Kim ...
    'Beasts of a Little Land is a stunning achievement’ TLS'Spectacular' Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women'I loved it' Brandon Hobson, author of The Removed'Unforgettable' Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, author of The Mountains SingAn epic story of love and war, set during the turbulent decades of Korea's fight for independenceIt is 191... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Woman Who Would be King

    Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

    by Kara Cooney ...
    Hatshepsut, the daughter of a general who had usurped the throne of Egypt, was born into a privileged position within the royal household. Married off to her own brother, she was expected to bear sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. But she failed to produce a male heir. Such was the twist of fate that paved the way for her own scarcely believable rule: she ascended to the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD