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  • BOY
    BOY
    CUMMINGS PHIL
    ISBN: 9781760277055
    Title: BOY
    Author: CUMMINGS PHIL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The kings battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud... CLING CLANG CLONG! ROAR!

    Boy lived in a silent world and couldnt hear the fighting. But Boy could see the fear around him... and how everyone would be much happier

    Imprint: SCHOLASTIC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES
    BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES
    TEMPEST KATE
    ISBN: 9781408857335
    Title: BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES
    Author: TEMPEST KATE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest's electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the capital in this multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging.

    It gets into your bones. You don't even realise it, until you're driving through it, watching all the things you've always known and leaving them behind.

    Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are leaving town in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of money. They are running from jealous boyfriends, dead-end jobs, violent maniacs and disgruntled drug dealers, in the hope of escaping the restless tedium of life in south-east London – the place they have always called home.

    As the story moves back in time, to before they had to leave, we see them torn between confidence and self-loathing, between loneliness and desire, between desperate ambition and the terrifying prospect of getting nothing done.

    In The Bricks that Built The Houses Kate Tempest explores contemporary city life with a powerful moral microscope, giving us irresistible stories of hidden lives, and showing us how the best intentions don't always lead to the right decisions.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • BUILDING COMMUNITY : New Apartment Architecture
    BUILDING COMMUNITY : New Apartment Architecture
    WEBB MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780500343302
    Title: BUILDING COMMUNITY : New Apartment Architecture
    Author: WEBB MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A survey that explores contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance. It features 38 recent and ongoing projects, designed by leading international studios and rising talents. Each project is considered for the way in which it enriches the lives of residents and the city.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • CABINET OF PHILOSOPHICAL CURIOSITIES : A Collection of Puzzles Oddities Riddles and Dilemmas
    CABINET OF PHILOSOPHICAL CURIOSITIES : A Collection of Puzzles Oddities Riddles and Dilemmas
    SORENSEN ROY
    ISBN: 9781846685224
    Title: CABINET OF PHILOSOPHICAL CURIOSITIES : A Collection of Puzzles Oddities Riddles and Dilemmas
    Author: SORENSEN ROY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An entertaining miscellany of logical curiosities - from anecdotes and proofs to puzzles and puns - found outside the classroom.

    If you want to learn how to conform to confound, raze hopes, succeed your successor, order absence in the absence of order, win by losing and think contrapositively, look no further. Here you can unlock the secrets of Plato's void, Wittgenstein's investigations, Schopenhauer's intelligence test, Voltaire's big bet, Russell's slip of the pen and lobster logic. Among your discoveries will be why the egg came before the chicken, what the dishwasher missed and just what it was that made Descartes disappear.

    Experience the unbearable lightness of logical conclusions in Professor Sorensen's intriguing cabinet of riddles, problems, paradoxes, puzzles and the anomalies of human utterance. As you accompany him on investigations into the mysteries of truth, falsehood, reason and delusion, prepare to be surprised, enlightened, mystified and, above all, entertained.

    Imprint: PROFILE BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CARDINAL : The Rise and Fall of George Pell
    CARDINAL : The Rise and Fall of George Pell
    MILLIGAN LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780522871340
    Title: CARDINAL : The Rise and Fall of George Pell
    Author: MILLIGAN LOUISE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's indispensable 'Treasurer'. As an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy, 'Big George's' ascendancy within the clergy was remarkable and seemingly unstoppable.

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has brought to light horrific stories about sexual abuse of the most vulnerable and provoked public anger at the extent of the cover-up. George Pell has always portrayed himself as the first man in the Church to tackle the problem. But questions about what the Cardinal knew, and when, have persisted.

    The nation's most prominent Catholic is now the subject of a police investigation into allegations spanning decades that he too abused children. Louise Milligan is the only Australian journalist who has been privy to the most intimate stories of complainants.

    She pieces together a series of disturbing pictures of the Cardinal's knowledge and his actions, many of which are being told here for the first time.

    Conspiracy or cover-up? Cardinal uncovers uncomfortable truths about a culture of sexual entitlement, abuse of trust and how ambition can silence evil.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • CELTIC MYTHS : A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends
    CELTIC MYTHS : A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends
    ALDHOUSE-GREEN MIRANDA
    ISBN: 9780500252093
    Title: CELTIC MYTHS : A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends
    Author: ALDHOUSE-GREEN MIRANDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As well as vividly exploring the tales, the author brings her expertise in the archaeology of the Iron Age and particularly shamanism to bear on the mythical worlds she describes, with evidence as diverse as the Gundestrup Cauldron and the famous bog bodies. She also asks how the myths survived the Christianization of Europe.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CITIZEN CLEM : A Biography of Attlee
    CITIZEN CLEM : A Biography of Attlee
    BEW JOHN
    ISBN: 9781780879895
    Title: CITIZEN CLEM : A Biography of Attlee
    Author: BEW JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Published to coincide with the Labour conference, a biography of the prime minister who made the Party what it was in its glory days, by an author praised as 'the outstanding historian of his generation'.

    Clement Attlee was a slightly-built, bald, pipe-smoking and unassuming man who presided over the radical administration of 1945-51 and is sometimes referred to as Britain's greatest peace-time Prime Minster. His cocooned suburban childhood and standing at university as 'the man who couldn't quite' were unlikely preparations for such a figure. Attlee was often underestimated: he fooled those who compared him unfavourably to his rival, Churchill and undercut their doubt with dry wit and proof of his steady and insightful leadership. Yet his life deserves a place alongside the Churchill legend. It is difficult to think of another individual who can better tell the story of how Britain changed from the high imperialism of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee of 1887, through two world wars, the great depression, nuclear age and the Cold War, and the transition from empire into commonwealth.

    This book will pierce the reticence of Attlee and explore the intellectual foundations and core beliefs of one of the most important figures in twentieth-century British history (arguably the most important); and that he remains underappreciated, rather than simply underestimated. It will reveal a public servant and patriotic socialist, who never lost sight of the national interest and whose view of humanity and belief in solidarity was grafted onto the Union Jack.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • CLIMATE CHANGE : Treaties and Policies in the Trump Era
    CLIMATE CHANGE : Treaties and Policies in the Trump Era
    MORAN ALAN
    ISBN: 9781925501407
    Title: CLIMATE CHANGE : Treaties and Policies in the Trump Era
    Author: MORAN ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Alan Moran has been a prominent writer on regulatory matters for thirty years. He was the inaugural head of the Australian governments’ regulatory review office and researched the issues in “think tanks”.

    Working outside and within the Victorian Government, he was a major participant in the disaggregation of that state’s monopoly electricity business into a dozen independent parts and in the creation of what later became the National Electricity Market.

    Dr Moran has written many books and articles on the interface between climate change, energy and economic well-being. These include editing and contributing to the 2015 best seller, Climate Change: the facts.

    Climate Change: treaties and policies in the Trump era, is an examination of:
    • The setting of the climate change agenda
    • Its position in the international arena where nations have agreed to treaties and agreements that have increasingly placed pressures on governments to take actions in conformance with their provisions
    • The developments leading to the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, which incorporated governments’ “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs) on abatement of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases
    • The costs nations are actually and prospectively incurring in meeting their INDCs and in other measures designed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions
    • President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement and other nations’ responses.

    The book foreshadows the collapse of the Paris agreement and gradual, if not abrupt, dismantling of the costly measures it entails – primarily involving forcing consumers to subsidise wind and solar energy.

    Imprint: CONNECTIONS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • COASTLINE : The Food of Mediterranean Spain France and Italy
    COASTLINE : The Food of Mediterranean Spain France and Italy
    GALLETTO LUCIO / DALE DAVID
    ISBN: 9781743367346
    Title: COASTLINE : The Food of Mediterranean Spain France and Italy
    Author: GALLETTO LUCIO / DALE DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The perfect pesto. The best bouillabaisse. The purest paella.

    A river of gold flows through western Italy, southern France and eastern Spain. It's the olive oil that links three great cuisines, along with a love of garlic, anchovies, peppers, fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables. In stories and recipes, and beautiful location photography, Coastline explores the legacy of the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs and the Vikings, who left the gift of a 'cuisine of the sun' flavoured with generosity and conviviality.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • CODE BREAKERS : Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australias Two Bletchley Parks
    CODE BREAKERS : Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australias Two Bletchley Parks
    COLLIE CRAIG
    ISBN: 9781743312100
    Title: CODE BREAKERS : Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australias Two Bletchley Parks
    Author: COLLIE CRAIG
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    At the height of World War II in the Pacific, two secret organisations existed in Australia to break Japan's military codes. They were peopled by brilliant and idiosyncratic cryptographers, including some with achievements in mathematics and the Classics and others who had lived or grown up in Japan. These men patiently and carefully unravelled the codes in Japanese signals, ultimately playing a crucial role in the battles of Midway and the Coral Sea, as well as Macarthur's push into the Philippines. An intercept station in the Queensland bush brought about the end of Admiral Yamamoto.

    But this is more than a story of codes. It is an extraordinary exploration of a unique group of men and their intense personal rivalries and loathing, of white-anting and taking credit for others' achievements. It is also the story of a fierce inter-national and inter-service political battle for control of war-changing intelligence between a group of cryptographers based at the Monterey apartment block in Melbourne's Albert Park and General MacArthur's counter group that eventually established its headquarters in suburban Brisbane. What happened between these two groups would have consequences for intelligence services in the years to follow.

    Code Breakers brings this surprising and very secret world and the men who operated in it to rich life for the first time.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • COLTRANE ON COLTRANE : THE JOHN COLTRANE INTERVIEWS
    COLTRANE ON COLTRANE : THE JOHN COLTRANE INTERVIEWS
    DEVITO CHRIS [ED]
    ISBN: 9781569762875
    Title: COLTRANE ON COLTRANE : THE JOHN COLTRANE INTERVIEWS
    Author: DEVITO CHRIS [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Spanning a body of work that stands with the greatest of the 20th century, this autobiographical perspective of John Coltrane reveals the quiet man behind the fiery music through interviews, liner notes, personal correspondence, and more. As complete a record as possible, this book includes every known Coltrane interview - many in new and more accurate transcriptions and several previously unpublished - as well as articles, reminiscences, liner notes, and personal correspondence with fans and journalists. A truly intimate portrait of a dedicated musician, this compilation of his wise words on improvisation, music, and life show why the man and his music continue to inspire devotion, adoration, and joy nearly 50 years after his death.

    Imprint: CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
    RRP: $36.99

    Price: $36.99
  • CONDITIONS
    CONDITIONS
    BADIOU ALAIN
    ISBN: 9781350009042
    Title: CONDITIONS
    Author: BADIOU ALAIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Beginning with a sustained critique of the so-called 'end of philosophy', Badiou goes on to propose a new definition of philosophy, one that is tested with respect to both its origin, in Plato, and its contemporary state. The essays that follow are ordered according to what Badiou sees as the four great conditions of philosophy: philosophy and poetry, philosophy and mathematics, philosophy and politics, and philosophy and love. Conditions provides an illuminating reworking of all the major theories in Being and Event. In so doing, Badiou not only develops the complexity of the concepts central to Being and Event but also adds new ones to his already formidable arsenal. The essays in Conditions reveal the extraordinary and systematic nature of Badiou's philosophical enterprise.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $33.99

    Price: $33.99
  • COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS : Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
    COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS : Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
    ZIZEK SLAVOJ
    ISBN: 9780241305577
    Title: COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS : Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously
    Author: ZIZEK SLAVOJ
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The maverick philosopher returns to explore today's idealogical, political and economic battles, and asks whether radical change is possible.


    In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Yet, argues Slavoj Zizek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction - that fundamental change can be brought about.

    Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Zizek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change. Today, he proposes, the only true question is, or should be, this: do we endorse the predominant acceptance of capitalism as a fact of human nature, or does today's capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction? Can we, he asks, move beyond the failure of socialism, and beyond the current wave of populist rage, and initiate radical change before the train hits?

    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • CRUCIBLE OF ISLAM
    CRUCIBLE OF ISLAM
    BOWERSOCK G W
    ISBN: 9780674057760
    Title: CRUCIBLE OF ISLAM
    Author: BOWERSOCK G W
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Little is known about sixth-century Arabia. Yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from Iberia to India. G. W. Bowersock illuminates this obscure yet most dynamic period in Islam, exploring why arid Arabia proved to be fertile ground for Muhammad's message and why it spread so quickly to the wider world.

    Imprint: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $51.99

    Price: $51.99
  • CRUDEN FARM GARDEN DIARIES
    CRUDEN FARM GARDEN DIARIES
    MORRISON MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781921384158
    Title: CRUDEN FARM GARDEN DIARIES
    Author: MORRISON MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Cruden Farm was given to the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch in 1928 as a wedding present from her husband Sir Keith Murdoch. The farm at Langwarrin, about 50 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, was a place she cherished throughout her long life. The beautiful garden she created there with gardener Michael Morrison is one of Australia’s finest.

    In 1984 Michael began to keep garden diaries, a practice that endures to this day. He writes of the plants that have thrived and those they’ve lost, of terrible heat and freak storms, of escaped cows and memorable parties. The diaries recount the plans he and Dame Elisabeth hatched, the triumphs and tensions, the sheer fun of making a garden together.

    In an age preoccupied with selfies and spotlight chasers, Michael Morrison’s diaries remind us of a different way of living – of more than forty years spent quietly but passionately dedicated to one special garden and its unique owner.

    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • DANTE : THE STORY OF HIS LIFE
    DANTE : THE STORY OF HIS LIFE
    SANTAGATA MARCO
    ISBN: 9780674504868
    Title: DANTE : THE STORY OF HIS LIFE
    Author: SANTAGATA MARCO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Marco Santagata illuminates one of the world's supreme poets from many angles-philosopher, father, courtier, political partisan. He brings together a vast body of Italian scholarship on Dante's medieval world, untangles a complex web of family relationships for English readers, and shows the influence of local and regional politics on his writing.

    Imprint: BELKNAP PRESS
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
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