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    • Outpost, Richards,  Dan
    Dan Richards

    Following a route from the Cairngorms of Scotland to the fire-watching huts of Washington State, from Iceland's Houses of Joy to the desert of New Mexico, and from the frozen beauty of Svalbard to a lighthouse perched in the Atlantic, Richards uncove ... read more

    • Power, People and Profits, Stiglitz,  Joseph
    Power, People and Profits
    Joseph Stiglitz

    Stiglitz identifies the true sources of wealth and of increases in standards of living, based on learning, advances in science and technology, and the rule of law. He shows that the assault on the judiciary, universities, and the media undermines the ... read more

    • Prosperity Gospel: How Scott Morrison Won and Bill Shorten Lost: Quarterly Essay 74, Jensen,  Erik
    Prosperity Gospel: How Scott Morrison Won and Bill Shorten Lost: Quarterly Essay 74
    Erik Jensen

    What went wrong for Labor and how did Scott Morrison achieve his remarkable victory? In this dazzling report from the campaign trail, Erik Jensen homes in on the insecurities that drive Bill Shorten and the certainties that helped Scott Morrison win. ... read more

    • The Lost Art of Scripture, Armstrong,  Karen
    The Lost Art of Scripture
    Karen Armstrong

    In our increasingly secular world, holy texts are at best seen as irrelevant, and at worst as an excuse to incite violence, hatred and division. So what value, if any, can scripture hold for us today? Karen Armstrong shows that for many centuries the ... read more

    • The Talking Cure, Straker,  Gillian and Winship,  Jacqui
    The Talking Cure
    Straker, Gillian and Winship, Jacqui

    The essence of successful therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the patient. It is an intimate, often surprising and sometimes confusing business -but when it works, it's life-changing. In Talking Cure, psychotherapists Gill ... read more

    • Underland: A Deep Time Journey, Macfarlane,  Robert
    Underland: A Deep Time Journey
    Robert Macfarlane

    From the vast underground mycelial networks by which trees communicate to the ice-blue depths of glacial moulins, and from North Yorkshire to the Lofoten Islands, Robert Macfarlane traces a voyage through the worlds beneath our feet. He reaches back ... read more

    • White Girl, Birch,  Tony
    White Girl
    Tony Birch

    Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are ... read more

    • Who's Minding the Farm?: In this climate emergency, Newell,  Patrice
    Who's Minding the Farm?: In this climate emergency
    Patrice Newell

    In an era of rapid climate change, this vital account of how agriculture can address major issues is an Australian story with global ramifications. Patrice is at the frontline of enormous challenges, from water scarcity and land stewardship to food s ... read more

    • Big Sky, Atkinson,  Kate
    Big Sky
    Kate Atkinson

    Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. His current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for h ... read more

    • Cockatoos: Text Classics, White,  Patrick
    Cockatoos: Text Classics
    Patrick White

    These six short novels and stories achieve the majesty and power of the best of Patrick White's great novels. They probe beneath the surface of events - a sexual lapse, the unaccustomed climate of a foreign country, interruptions in a cherished routi ... read more

    • Gun Island, Ghosh,  Amitav
    Gun Island
    Amitav Ghosh

    A dealer of rare books, Deen Datta is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he sets put on a journey that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via the memories and experiences of those he meets al ... read more

    • Here Comes the Sun, Jones,  Steve
    Here Comes the Sun
    Steve Jones

    Steve Jones explores the dependency of all life and systems on Earth - ecological, biological and physical - on our nearest star. It is a book about connections between those systems, and also about the connections between the various disciplines tha ... read more

    • How To Change Your Mind, Pollan,  Michael
    How To Change Your Mind
    Michael Pollan

    When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the backlash against the counter-culture further research wa ... read more

    • Last Unknowns, Edited By ]john Brockman
    Last Unknowns
    Edited By ]john Brockman

    Edited by John Brockman, this is a book of profound questions-unknowns that address our world, our civilisation and the meaning of life. These are the riddles that have fascinated, obsessed, and haunted the greatest thinkers of our time, including No ... read more

    • My Seditious Heart, Roy,  Arundhati
    My Seditious Heart
    Arundhati Roy

    My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, the essay ... read more

    • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Vuong,  Ocean
    On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
    Ocean Vuong

    On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born - a history whose e ... read more