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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The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl .
 'Everyone's afraid that their daughters might be hurt. No one seems to be ... read more

Boys Will Be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and the Toxic Bonds of Mateship
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For some time, a majority of Australians have been saying they want change - on climate and energy, on housing and inequality, on corporate donations and their corrupting effect on democracy, to name just a few.Recent at... read more

Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation
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What is the inner life? And is it vanishing in the digital age?
Throughout history, artists and philosophers have cultivated the deep self, and seen value in solitude and reflection. But today, through social media, wall-to-wall ma... read more

Quarterly Essay 72: Net Loss: The Inner Life in the Digital Age
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The Number One Bestseller Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can w... read more

21 Lessons for the 21st Century
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Awards:Shortlisted for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2015.

#1 New York Times Bestseller
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding o... read more

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Known as the 'four horsemen' of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging.
Everything that was said as they agre... read more

The Four Horsemen: Dawkins, Harris, Dennett & Hitchens
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'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 s... read more

Dark Emu
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 Sociology

'As a rule, I have found that the greater brain a man has, and the better he is educated, the easier it has been to mystify him,' Houdini to Arthur Conan Doyle Smart people are not only just as prone to making mistakes as everyone else-they may be even more susceptible to them.... read more

The Intelligence Trap
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An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture, and identity. When Stan Grant was born in Australia in 1963, the national census classed him and his family among the country's flora and fauna. As Aboriginal Australians, their history and culture had b... read more

Talking to My Country
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 Essays

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Most of us believe in fairness. Why then do we have creeping inequality in the land of the fair go? The answer lies in stagnant wage rises, gender pay inequity, insecure work and the lack of real opportunities for all while corporations are still consuming large profits and executives cl... read more

On Fairness
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Edited by Louise Swinn, Choice Words is a timely collection of stories, essays, rants and raves from high profile women that seeks to demystify abortion and its surrounding stigma.

Choice Words - A Collection of Writing About Abortion
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