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  • HIDDEN FIGURES : The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
    HIDDEN FIGURES : The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
    SHETTERLY MARGOT LEE
    ISBN: 9780008201326
    Title: HIDDEN FIGURES : The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
    Author: SHETTERLY MARGOT LEE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as 'Human Computers', calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these 'coloured computers' used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, 'Hidden Figures' interweaves a rich history of mankind's greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.

    Imprint: COLLINS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL
    HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL
    MARTEL YANN
    ISBN: 9781925498004
    Title: HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL
    Author: MARTEL YANN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that - if he can find it - would redefine history. Travelling in one of Europe’s earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure.

    Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the centre of a murder mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás’s quest.

    Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion.

    The High Mountains of Portugal - part quest, part ghost story, part contemporary fable - offers a haunting exploration of great love and great loss. Filled with tenderness, humour and endless surprises, it takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century - and through the human soul.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • HOLOCAUST : A NEW HISTORY
    HOLOCAUST : A NEW HISTORY
    REES LAURENCE
    ISBN: 9780241298183
    Title: HOLOCAUST : A NEW HISTORY
    Author: REES LAURENCE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book answers two fundamental questions about the Holocaust. How, and why, did it happen? Laurence Rees' masterpiece is revealing in three ways. First, it is based not only on the latest academic research, but also on 25 years of interviewing survivors and perpetrators, often at the sites of the events, many of whom have never had their words published before. Second, the book is not just about the Jews - the Nazis would have murdered many more non-Jews had they won the war - and not just about Germans. Third, as Rees shows, there was no single 'decision' to start the Holocaust - there was a series of escalations, most often when the Nazi leadership interacted with their grassroots supporters. Through a chronological narrative, featuring the latest historical research and compelling eyewitness testimony, this is the story of the worst crime in history.

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • HORIZON #1
    HORIZON #1
    WESTERFELD SCOTT
    ISBN: 9781743817605
    Title: HORIZON #1
    Author: WESTERFELD SCOTT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Horizon is a supernatural survival story following a diverse group of kids who step from the wreckage of a plane crash to find themselves stranded, at odds, and under threat from creatures unlike any they've seen before.

    It's a fast-paced, eerie mystery that not everyone will survive.

    And the greatest threat might be the kid standing next to you....

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $9.99

    Price: $9.99
  • IM AUSTRALIAN TOO
    IM AUSTRALIAN TOO
    FOX MEM
    ISBN: 9781760276218
    Title: IM AUSTRALIAN TOO
    Author: FOX MEM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    I'm Australian! How about you?

    Many people from many places have come across the seas, to make Australia their home.

    How Australian is that?

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • IN NOBODY SPEAKS OF REMARKABLE THINGS
    IN NOBODY SPEAKS OF REMARKABLE THINGS
    MCGREGOR JON
    ISBN: 9780008218690
    Title: IN NOBODY SPEAKS OF REMARKABLE THINGS
    Author: MCGREGOR JON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    On a street in a town in the North of England, ordinary people are going through the motions of their everyday existence – street cricket, barbecues, painting windows… A young man is in love with a neighbour who does not even know his name. An old couple make their way up to the nearby bus stop. But then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening. That this remarkable and horrific event is only poignant to those who saw it, not even meriting a mention on the local news, means that those who witness it will be altered for ever.

    Jon McGregor's first novel brilliantly evokes the histories and lives of the people in the street to build up an unforgettable human panorama. Breathtakingly original, humane and moving, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things is an astonishing debut.

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • IN THE LONG RUN WE ARE ALL DEAD : Keynesianism Political Economy and Revolution
    IN THE LONG RUN WE ARE ALL DEAD : Keynesianism Political Economy and Revolution
    MANN GEOFF
    ISBN: 9781784785994
    Title: IN THE LONG RUN WE ARE ALL DEAD : Keynesianism Political Economy and Revolution
    Author: MANN GEOFF
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    If, in liberal capitalism, political economy is the science of government, what is it for? Is it distributional, to realize the revolution without revolutionaries? Or is it to figure out how to forestall the revolution, to teach the masses to consent to remain poor? Keynesianism is the political economy that answers 'yes' on both counts- the solution to crisis-induced liberal anxiety since the French Revolution, an anxiety for which 'political economy' seemed a cure. If the financial crisis of 2007-2008 briefly resurrected a Keynesian sensibility long declared dead, its reluctant radicalism finds itself renewed not because 'Keynesian economics' is palatable once more, but because the risks to 'civilization' have posed themselves so aggressively it seems no one can afford not to listen.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY
    IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY
    DUNANT SARAH
    ISBN: 9781844087648
    Title: IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY
    Author: DUNANT SARAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    1502 and Renaissance Italy is in turmoil. Backed by the money and wily power of his ageing father Pope Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia is soaring like a military comet, carving out a state for the Borgia dynasty. From Florence, a young diplomat, one Niccolo Machiavelli, is sent to shadow him to keep track of the danger. While many tremble in the presence of this brilliant unscrupulous man, Machiavelli is entranced and the relationship he forges with Cesare allows him - and us - to witness history in the making.

    Meanwhile, the Pope's beloved daughter Lucrezia is on her way to a third dynastic marriage in the state of Ferrara, where if she is to survive she must fast produce an heir for the rival Este family. Cesare holds his sister dear, but striving always for conquest rather than conciliation, he pays little mind to her precarious position. As the Borgia enemies gather, in Rome, the pope grows older and ever more cantankerous.

    Drawing us in with her dynamic prose and intimate knowledge of one of the most fascinating periods in Italian history, Sarah Dunant dramatises the rise of one of history's most fascinating characters, Niccolo Machiavelli, during the formative years of his life. IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY breathes new life into the daring and corruption of a family that history will never forget. This is a moment from which no one will emerges unscathed.

    Imprint: VIRAGO
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • INSOMNIAC CITY : New York Oliver and Me
    INSOMNIAC CITY : New York Oliver and Me
    HAYES BILL
    ISBN: 9781620404935
    Title: INSOMNIAC CITY : New York Oliver and Me
    Author: HAYES BILL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.

    Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by. But, at forty-eight years old, having spent decades in San Francisco, he craved change. Grieving over the death of his partner, he quickly discovered the profound consolations of the city's incessant rhythms, the sight of the Empire State Building against the night sky, and New Yorkers themselves, kindred souls that Hayes, a lifelong insomniac, encountered on late-night strolls with his camera.

    And he unexpectedly fell in love again, with his friend and neighbor, the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks, whose exuberance--"I don't so much fear death as I do wasting life," he tells Hayes early on--is captured in funny and touching vignettes throughout. What emerges is a portrait of Sacks at his most personal and endearing, from falling in love for the first time at age seventy-five to facing illness and death (Sacks died of cancer in August 2015). Insomniac City is both a meditation on grief and a celebration of life. Filled with Hayes's distinctive street photos of everyday New Yorkers, the book is a love song to the city and to all who have felt the particular magic and solace it offers.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • JEAN HARLEY WAS HERE
    JEAN HARLEY WAS HERE
    JOHNSON HEATHER TAYLOR
    ISBN: 9780702259548
    Title: JEAN HARLEY WAS HERE
    Author: JOHNSON HEATHER TAYLOR
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jean Harley – wife, mother, lover, dancer – is a shining light in the lives of those who know and love her. But when tragedy strikes, what becomes of the people she leaves behind? Her devoted husband, Stan, is now a single father to their young son, Orion. Her best friends, Neddy and Viv, find their relationship unravelling at the seams. And Charley, the ex-con who caused it all, struggles to reconcile his past crimes with his present mistakes. Life without Jean will take some getting used to, but her indelible imprint remains.

    Jean Harley Was Here is a touching and original exploration of love, relationships, and the ways in which we need each other.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • JILL AND LION
    JILL AND LION
    BARNES LESLEY
    ISBN: 9781849764377
    Title: JILL AND LION
    Author: BARNES LESLEY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jill – heroine of the acclaimed Jill and Dragon – sets off on a new adventure and tries to help a new friend. She meets a very sad lion – a King of the Jungle robbed of his crown! Forced to drive a toy car around in endless circles, poor Lion is so unhappy that his tears have started to blur the words of the story. Jill gallantly intervenes only to land herself in the middle of a particularly dangerous page. But with Dog at her side, nothing is too difficult for Jill to conquer. Another charming story from rising illustration talent Lesley Barnes, Jill and Lion shows it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

    Imprint: TATE GALLERY
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • KICK : The True Story of Kick Kennedy JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth
    KICK : The True Story of Kick Kennedy JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth
    BYRNE PAULA
    ISBN: 9780007548149
    Title: KICK : The True Story of Kick Kennedy JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth
    Author: BYRNE PAULA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Kick was Joe Kennedy’s favourite child and Jack’s favourite sister. Spirited, vivacious and quick-witted, her charm was legendary and with her jokes, effervescence and ease of manner she became a star amongst friends, family and the press.

    When Kick sailed to Britain in 1938 after her father had been appointed US Ambassador in London she was presented at court as a debutante, attended all the best parties and was a house-guest at the finest country estates. She was described as ‘the best thing America ever sent us’.Kick was not conventionally beautiful, but men swarmed around her. As she mingled with aristocrats, politicians, writers and artists, everyone was drawn to her refreshing lack of stuffiness. To her the Duke of Marlborough was ‘DukieWookie’ and she taught her aristocratic friends to say in an American drawl, ‘Oh, Kid what’s the sto-o-ory’. Even the anti-American Evelyn Waugh was bewitched.As the clouds of war gathered, Kick met a shy, tall, handsome man called Billy and against the wishes of her powerful family, she married him. He was William Cavendish, heir to the Duke of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, the most eligible bachelor in England. But their days of married bliss proved short. War brought tragedy and loss.

    In this book, which is as lively and vivacious as its subject, best-selling author Paula Byrne uses recently released documents to tell for the first time this cinematic story of the meeting of American and British aristocracy – the Kennedys, the Devonshires, their friends such as the Churchills, Astors and Mitfords, the social whirl of pre-War life, Kick’s work for the Red Cross and as a journalist – and the religious tension that arose from her marriage to Billy.

    She kicked against family, faith and country. She was a rebel to the end – which came all too soon, when she was just 28. This wonderful book restores her story at last with all its energy, wit and tragedy.

    Imprint: COLLINS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • KNOW THIS : Todays Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas Discoveries and Developments
    KNOW THIS : Todays Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas Discoveries and Developments
    BROCKMAN JOHN [ED]
    ISBN: 9780062562067
    Title: KNOW THIS : Todays Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas Discoveries and Developments
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The latest volume in the bestselling series from Edge.org-dubbed “the world's smartest website” by The Guardian-brings together 175 of the world's most innovative and brilliant thinkers to discuss recent scientific breakthroughs that will shape the future.

    Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it's technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, “become a big story, if not the big story.” In that spirit, this new addition to Edge.org's fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news

    Contributors include: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel JARED DIAMOND on the best way to understand complex problems; author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics CARLO ROVELLI on the mystery of black holes; Harvard psychologist STEVEN PINKER on the quantification of human progress; TED conferences curator CHRIS J. ANDERSON on the growth of the global brain; Harvard physicist LISA RANDALL on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries; Nobel Prize-winning physicist FRANK WILCZEK on why the 21st century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter; music legend PETER GABRIEL on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality; Princeton physicist FREEMAN DYSON on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus: Nobel laureate JOHN C. MATHER, Sun Microsystems co-founder BILL JOY, Skeptic magazine publisher MICHAEL SHERMER, Genome author MATT RIDLEY, Harvard geneticist GEORGE CHURCH, and many more.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • KYOTO POCKET PRECINCTS : A Pocket Guide to the Citys Best Cultural Hangouts Shops Bars and Eateries
    KYOTO POCKET PRECINCTS : A Pocket Guide to the Citys Best Cultural Hangouts Shops Bars and Eateries
    WIDE STEVE
    ISBN: 9781741175172
    Title: KYOTO POCKET PRECINCTS : A Pocket Guide to the Citys Best Cultural Hangouts Shops Bars and Eateries
    Author: WIDE STEVE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Steeped in history, tradition and beauty, Kyoto reflects the changing of the seasons more than any other city in the world. There are 2000 temples and shrines to visit, the intricate culture of Geisha, tea houses, Zen gardens, and artisan crafts that are just as important today as they were a thousand years ago. There are beautiful restaurants in centuries-old houses, but also some of the best street food in the world. In this pocket-size travel guide, seasoned travellers Steve and Michelle offer a curated list of the very best cultural, shopping, eating and drinking experiences in Kyoto.

    There are also a selection of 'field trips' that encourage you to venture outside the city, and a fold-out map to make touring a breeze. With a beautiful design, vibrants images and detailed reviews, you’ll easily navigate the city’s ancient pathways, through to its bonsai gardens. Konnichi-wa and welcome to Kyoto!

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • LAB GIRL : A Story of Trees Science and Love
    LAB GIRL : A Story of Trees Science and Love
    JAHREN HOPE
    ISBN: 9780349006208
    Title: LAB GIRL : A Story of Trees Science and Love
    Author: JAHREN HOPE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that will make you look at the natural world in a whole new light.

    LAB GIRL is a book about work and about love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the discoveries she has made in her lab, as well as her struggle to get there; about her childhood playing in her father's laboratory; about how lab work became a sanctuary for both her heart and her hands; about Bill, the brilliant, wounded man who became her loyal colleague and best friend; about their field trips - sometimes authorised, sometimes very much not - that took them from the Midwest across the USA, to Norway and to Ireland, from the pale skies of North Pole to tropical Hawaii; and about her constant striving to do and be her best, and her unswerving dedication to her life's work.

    Visceral, intimate, gloriously candid and sometimes extremely funny, Jahren's descriptions of her work, her intense relationship with the plants, seeds and soil she studies, and her insights on nature enliven every page of this thrilling book. In LAB GIRL, we see anew the complicated power of the natural world, and the power that can come from facing with bravery and conviction the challenge of discovering who you are.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • LAST OF THE TSARS : Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution
    LAST OF THE TSARS : Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution
    SERVICE ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781447293095
    Title: LAST OF THE TSARS : Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution
    Author: SERVICE ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of our finest historians of Russia.

    In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. Now, on the hundredth anniversary of that revolution, Robert Service, the eminent historian of Russia, examines Nicholas's reign in the year before his abdication and the months between that momentous date and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918.

    The story has been told many times, but Service's profound understanding of the period and his forensic examination of hitherto untapped sources, including the Tsar's diaries and recorded conversations, shed remarkable new light on his reign, also revealing the kind of ruler Nicholas believed himself to have been, contrary to the disastrous reality.

    The Last of the Tsars is a masterful study of a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even willfully so. It is also a compelling account of the social, economic and political foment in Russia in the aftermath of Alexander Kerensky's February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917 and the beginnings of Lenin's Soviet republic.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
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