How did our mastery of artificial cold help give birth to at least four million babies, create the golden age of Hollywood and unlock the secrets of the universe? And what about our battle against dirt? How did that create the flat screen and the iPhone?This book is a celebration of ideas: how they ha... read more

How We Got To Now: The History and Power of Great Ideas
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 Essays

Awards:Winner of Kibble Award for Literature 1997 (Australia).

Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and the sto... read more

True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction
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 Sociology

Jamila Rizvi has noticed an epidemic of luckiness among Australian women. Whenever any successful woman is asked how she achieved something special, the response is invariably- 'I was just lucky.' Even after they've overcome the societal, cultural and structural barriers still in plac... read more

Not Just Lucky
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 Sociology

When Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic split up, they did what no separated couple had ever done before - they set up a museum dedicated to mementos of love, and the touching, often humorous stories of how that love developed. And how it ended.
The Museum... read more

The Museum of Broken Relationships
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A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in B... read more

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
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The follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling An Inconvenient TruthAn Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is a daring call to action, exposing the reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and groundbreaking inform... read more

Truth to Power: An Inconvenient Sequel
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**A Stylist Book Club pick** 'In a time when women are under constant attack, I am so grateful for Anne Helen Petersen's sharp and topical book. Petersen nails the magnetism of women who break boundaries and the... read more

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman
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In this controversial and gripping essay, Hugh White looks at what has happened to the US globally. He considers China's growing assertiveness in our region. He dissects the leadership of Donald Trump. He analyses what all... read more

Hugh White Without America Australia in the New Asia Quarterly Essay
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From bad pick up lines, to death threats, and awkward sexcapades, #Single is a hilarious snapshot of some of the most ridiculous real-life online dating conversations. This book is a must read if you match any of the below criteria: You are cur... read more

#Single: Dating in the 21st Century
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Pauline Hanson is not alone out there. A million votes are in play. Strategists in both Labor and the Coalition are asking, what can we give them? At stake are the progressive hopes of most Australians, hopes held hostag... read more

Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen,  One Nation and the Politics of Race
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A huge majority of people at the end of their lives want to die at home, but only a small number manage to do this. This vital book asks why. Many of us have experienced an elderly loved on... read more

A Good Life to the End: Taking Control of Our Inevitable Journey Through Ageing and Death
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 Political / Economic

Her classic personal essay carries a message about the value of truth, scrutiny and accountability—a much-needed, pocket-sized antidote to fake news. Donald Trump, the post-truth world and the instability of Australian politics are all examined in this fresh take on her presc... read more

On Doubt
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