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    • Journeys Into the Wild: The Photography of Peter Dombrovskis, Brown,  Bob (introduction By)
    Journeys Into the Wild: The Photography of Peter Dombrovskis
    Bob (introduction By) Brown

    Journeys into the
    Wid is a poetic escape to a fragile and breathtaking wilderness, with
    celebrated photographer Peter Dombrovskis as our guide.
    Bob Brown and Peter
    Dombrovskis forged their friendship in the battle to save the Gordon an ... read more

    • RisingTideFallingStar, Hoare,  Philip
    Philip Hoare

    From the author of Leviathan, or, The Whale, comes a composite portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. Philip Hoare goes in pursuit of human and animal stories of the sea. ... read more

    • Show: another side of Santamaria's Movement, Aarons,  Mark
    Show: another side of Santamaria's Movement
    Mark Aarons

    In late 1942, on the recommendation of 26-year-old Bob Santamaria, Australia's Catholic bishops took the first steps in creating a clandestine church organisation to smash the Communist Party's massive trade union base. Before long, The Movement, as ... read more

    • Siren, Matthews,  Rachel
    Rachel Matthews

    What happens when a young woman enters a city apartment early morning, with two footballers? Jordi Spence is sixteen years old and lives in outer Melbourne. By daybreak, her world has shifted. Rachel Matthews captures the characters of Jordi and her ... read more

    • Sunlight and Seaweed: An Argument for How to Feed, Power and Clean Up the World, Flannery,  Tim
    Sunlight and Seaweed: An Argument for How to Feed, Power and Clean Up the World
    Tim Flannery

    Tim Flannery investigates exciting new technologies currently being developed to address our most pressing environmental threats. Climate change, food production and toxic pollution present huge challenges, but, as Flannery shows, we already have inn ... read more

    • Taboo, Scott,  Kim
    Kim Scott

    Taboo takes place in the present day, in the rural South-West of Western Australia, and tells the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit, for the first time in many decades, a taboo place: the site of a massacre that followed the assassinatio ... read more

    • The Beautiful Miscellaneous,
    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

    Nathan Nelson is the average son of a genius. His father, a physicist of small renown, has prodded him toward greatness from an early age, but despite Samuel Nelson's efforts Nathan remains ordinary. Then, in the summer of 1987, everything changes. N ... read more

    • The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc, Alizadeh,  Ali
    The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc
    Ali Alizadeh

    Jeanne is a young woman from rural France. She’s a knight who wears men's clothing. The English call her Joan of Arc. Jeanne has led France to victory in epic battles. She hears ghostly voices and has unspeakable desires. Her king has abandoned ... read more

    • Anna, Ammaniti,  Niccolo
    Niccolo Ammaniti

    It is some years since a virus killed all the adults. Now Sicily lies in ruins while the disease lies in wait, poised to claim the children as they reach adolescence. Brave, stubborn thirteen-year-old Anna looks after her brother Astor in the cottage ... read more

    • Blind Spot, Cole,  Teju
    Blind Spot
    Teju Cole

    The shadow of a tree in upstate New York. A hotel room in Switzerland. A young stranger in the Congo. In Blind Spot, Teju Cole continues to refine the voice and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City. In more than 150 pair ... read more

    • Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Piketty,  Thomas,   Goldhammer,  Arthur
    Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer

    First published in 2013, Thomas Piketty's Capital continues to be hugely influential and has contributed to a contemporary politics that openly acknowledges the shortcomings and failures of 21st century capitalism. Piketty's writing on capital and ri ... read more

    • Common People, Birch,  Tony
    Common People
    Tony Birch

    Set in urban refuges and struggling regional communities Tony Birch tells the stories of people caught up in the everyday business of living and the struggle to survive. From two single mothers on the most unlikely night shift to a homeless man unexp ... read more

    • Enigmatic Mr Deakin, Brett,  Judith
    Enigmatic Mr Deakin
    Judith Brett

    This insightful and accessible new biography of Alfred Deakin, Australia's second prime minister, shines fresh light on one of the nation's most significant figures. It brings out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of federation the gi ... read more

    • Granta 140, Rausing,  Sigrid
    Granta 140
    Sigrid Rausing

    We know how the brain works, but do we understand the mind? In an age when we are finally taking mental health as seriously as physical health, this issue of Granta explores the conscious self: how it perceives, judges and lives in the world. This is ... read more

    • Great Derangement, Ghosh,  Amitav
    Great Derangement
    Amitav Ghosh

    Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. In The Great Derangement he examines our inability, at the level of literature, history, and politics to grasp the scale and violence of cl ... read more

    • Inglorious Empire, Tharoor,  Shashi
    Inglorious Empire
    Shashi Tharoor

    Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India - revealing how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India. In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of ... read more