• Carbon Club
    Carbon Club
    As the climate crisis threatens more extreme bushfire seasons, droughts and floods, many Australians are demanding their leaders answer the question: 'Why didn't you do something?'

    The Carbon Club reveals the truth behind Australia's two decades of climate inaction. It's the story of how a loose confederation of influential climate-science sceptics, politicians and business leaders sought to control Australia's response to the climate crisis. They shared a fear that dealing with climate change would undermine the nation's wealth, jobs and competitive advantage - and the power of the carbon club.

    Central to their strategy was an international campaign to undermine climate science and the urgency of the climate crisis. The more the climate science was questioned, the more politicians lost the imperative to act. The sustained success of the carbon club over two decades explains why Australian governments failed to deal with the challenge of climate change. But at what cost to us and the next generation?

    One of Australia's most respected investigative journalists, Marian Wilkinson has tracked the rise and rise of Australia's carbon club in brilliant detail, with extraordinary access to key players on all sides. The result is a book that is both essential and disturbing reading.

    ISBN: 9781760875992
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Wilkinson, Marian
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker
    Charles Darwin Victorian Mythmaker
    Charles Darwin: the man who discovered evolution? The man who killed off God? Or a flawed man of his age, part genius, part ruthless careerist who would not acknowledge his debts to other thinkers?In this bold new life - the first single volume biography in twenty-five years - A. N. Wilson, the acclaimed author of The Victorians and God's Funeral, goes in search of the celebrated but contradictory figure Charles Darwin.Darwin was described by his friend and champion, Thomas Huxley, as a 'symbol'. But what did he symbolize? In Wilson's portrait, both sympathetic and critical, Darwin was two men. On the one hand, he was a naturalist of genius, a patient and precise collector and curator who greatly expanded the possibilities of taxonomy and geology. On the other hand, Darwin, a seemingly diffident man who appeared gentle and even lazy, hid a burning ambition to be a universal genius. He longed to have a theory which explained everything.But was Darwin's 1859 master work, On the Origin of Species, really what it seemed, a work about natural history? Or was it in fact a consolation myth for the Victorian middle classes, reassuring them that the selfishness and indifference to the poor were part of Nature's grand plan? Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker is a radical reappraisal of one of the great Victorians, a book which isn't afraid to challenge the Darwinian orthodoxy while bringing us closer to the man, his revolutionary idea and the wider Victorian age.

    ISBN: 9781473620971
    Publication date: 07/09/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Wilson, A. N.
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Clearing the Air Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019
    Clearing the Air Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019

    'Read this book and join the effort to terminate air pollution.' Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Air pollution has become the world's greatest environmental health risk, and science is only beginning to reveal its wide-ranging effects. Globally, 19,000 people die each day from air pollution, killing more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and car accidents combined.

    What happened to the air we breathe?

    Sustainability journalist Tim Smedley has travelled the world to try and find the answer, visiting cities at the forefront of the fight against air pollution, including Delhi, Beijing, London and Paris. With insights from the scientists and politicians leading the battle against it, and people whose lives have been affected by it,
    Clearing the Air tells the full story of air pollution for the first time: what it is, which pollutants are harmful, where they come from and - most importantly - what we can do about them.

    Air pollution is a problem that can be solved. The stories uncovered on this journey show us how.

    Clearing the Air is essential reading for anyone who cares about the air they breathe. And this much becomes clear: in the fight against air pollution, we all have a part to play. The fightback has begun.

    'Compulsory reading' Chris Boardman

    ISBN: 9781472953339
    Publication date: 23/07/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Smedley, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal the Political Economy of Saving the Planet
    Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal the Political Economy of Saving the Planet
    Can capitalism survive climate change? Can humanity? The environmental crisis under way is unique in human history. It is a true existential crisis. Those alive today will decide the fate of humanity. Meanwhile, the leaders of the most powerful state in human history are dedicating themselves with passion to destroying the prospects for organized human life. At the same time, there is a solution at hand, which is the Green New Deal. Putting meat on the bones of the Green New Deal starts with a single simple idea: we have to absolutely stop burning fossil fuels to produce energy within the next 30 years at most; and we have to do this in a way that also supports rising living standards and expanding opportunities for working people and the poor throughout the world. This version of a Green New Deal program is, in fact, entirely realistic in terms of its purely economic and technical features. The real question is whether it is politically feasible. Chomsky and Pollin examine how we can build the political force to make a global Green New Deal a reality.

    ISBN: 9781788739856
    Publication date: 22/09/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Chomsky, Noam
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Climate Emergency Atlas What's Happening - What We can Do
    Climate Emergency Atlas What's Happening - What We can Do
    Our house is on fire - it's time to wake up to the climate crisis facing planet Earth before it's too late. Which countries generate the highest CO2 emissions? Which coastal cities are most vulnerable to rising sea levels? What will the polar ice caps look like in 10 years' time? Which countries have successfully harnessed renewable energy sources? This unique graphic altas tells you everything you need to know about the current climate emergency, and what we can do to turn things around.Packed with facts and figures and more than 30 dynamic maps, Climate Emergency Atlas is clear and easy to understand, making it the perfect reference guide for all young climate activists.

    ISBN: 9780241446430
    Publication date: 29/09/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $30.00
  • Coders
    'Masterful . . . [Thompson] illuminates both the fascinating coders and the bewildering technological forces that are transforming the world in which we live.' David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z

    Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Uber's cars flocking the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of computer code. Coders - software programmers - are the people who built it for us. And yet their worlds and minds are little known to outsiders.

    In Coders, Wired columnist Clive Thompson presents a brilliantly original anthropological reckoning with the most influential tribe in today's world, interrogating who they are, how they think, what they value, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause.

    One of the most prominent journalists writing on technology today, Clive Thompson takes us into the minds of coders, the most quietly influential people on the planet, in a journey into the heart of the machine - and the men and women who made it.

    ISBN: 9781529019001
    Publication date: 05/03/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Thompson, Clive
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Colossus
    Colossus explores some of the greatest feats of engineering in history, from ancient pyramids to enormous bridges to towering skyscrapers.

    Have you ever wondered how the Golden Gate Bridge was built, or how workers with basic tools created enormous monuments in ancient times? And how do you build a flying laboratory in space? From enormous bridges and tunnels that run for hundreds of miles, to towering skyscrapers and massive space stations ... discover how some of Earth's most colossal structures were made in beautifully illustrated detail.

    Colossus includes the Sphinx, Golden Gate Bridge, Shanghai Tower, an International Space Station, and much more!

    ISBN: 9781787413481
    Publication date: 02/03/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Hynson, Colin
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Comedy of Error Why Evolution Made us Laugh
    Comedy of Error Why Evolution Made us Laugh
    What is humour? Why do we laugh? And how can we be funnier?

    Good jokes, bad jokes, clever jokes, dad jokes - the desire to laugh is universal. But why do we find some gags hilarious, whilst others fall flat? Can you train yourself to be funnier? And why does explaining a joke make it less amusing rather than more so?

    In The Comedy of Error, Professor Jonathan Silvertown explores the science and philosophy behind why we laugh, and shows that understanding how humour really works can provide endless entertainment.

    ISBN: 9781922310095
    Publication date: 29/09/2020
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Silvertown, Jonathan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.00
  • Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
    Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
    Written by a team of medical experts, this market-leading dictionary offers clear and authoritative definitions for all aspects of medical science. It features up-to-date coverage on public health medicine, medical research and general practice, and cardiology, radiology, and dentistry among other specialist areas. This new edition has been revised and updated to reflect advancements in medical research and practice,while over 250 new entries have been added,
    including American Medical Association, burden of treatment, gaming disorder, MERS, person-centred care, and Zika virus. Recommended web links and detailed illustrations complement the text, and extensive
    appendices offer useful lists and tables on areas such as inherited medical conditions, units of alcohol, and abbreviations and symbols.Selling over a million copies in previous editions, this is an essential A-Z for students and those working in the medical and allied professions, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, hospital administrators, and medical secretaries. It is also an invaluable home reference guide for the general reader.

    ISBN: 9780198836629
    Publication date: 02/07/2020
    Price: $35.99
    Author: Law, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.99
  • Contagion Plagues Pandemics and Cures from the Black Death to Covid 19 and Beyond
    Contagion Plagues Pandemics and Cures from the Black Death to Covid 19 and Beyond
    As the outbreak of a new and deadly form of coronavirus dominates headlines and triggers fear and global recession, now is a good time to reflect on the history and science of transmissible diseases. Behind every disease is a story, from the natural history of the disease and its course in the individual, to the tale of the disease's description, discovery and treatment. From the impact of tuberculosis on English dynastic history to the makeup of our DNA; from the deadliest plagues of the ancient world to twenty-first century pandemics; and from the ravages of the Black Death to the discovery of antibodies, transmissible diseases have an incredible variety of tales to tell.

    Contagion explores some of the most notorious, grisly, and pernicious communicable diseases in history, revealing their hidden stories. In addition to discussing their symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment, Richard Gunderman also discusses their impact on notable figures in history, from soldiers to monarchs; the extraordinary contributions of the scientists and physicians who battled them; as well as their impacts on world history and human evolution. Here are the exploits of Edward Jenner, who invented the first vaccine; John Snow, the first person to study disease scientifically; Louis Pasteur, who established the germ theory of infection, along with a myriad other remarkable stories in the never ending struggle between humanity and disease. The narrative is brought right up to date with the desperate battle to stem the Covid-19 pandemic and discover a vaccine.

    Renowned medical expert Dr Richard Gunderman shows how disease has shaped the evolution of our species and, if we don't take the proper steps, may yet threaten our very existence on this planet.

    ISBN: 9781787395312
    Publication date: 17/09/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Gunderman, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Cosmic Mystery Tour
    Cosmic Mystery Tour
    The Cosmic Mystery Tour takes us on a lightning tour of the mysteries of the universe enlivened by brief stories of the colourful characters who created modern science. It explores hot topics in physics and astronomy, including the recent discovery of gravitational waves; the quest for the origin of dark matter; the study of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy; the ongoing search for Earth-like exoplanets; the search for signals from extraterrestrials; and the development of technologies to send spacecraft to the stars.The first part of the book explores the laws that govern the universe. Physics is a spiritual quest to find deep meaning in the cosmos. Its goal is to provide a concise, but accurate description of the world that accounts for all the amazing features that it contains. The second part takes a look at the history of the cosmos, studies its geography and explores some of its architectural highlights such as red giants, white dwarfs, neutron stars and the ultimate cosmic mysteries-supermassive black holes. The last part considers the possibility that life might exist elsewhere in the universe, and explores the cosmos from the outer fringes of science fiction to the ongoing search for alien civilizations.

    ISBN: 9780198831860
    Publication date: 14/02/2019
    Price: $40.99
    Author: Mee, Nicholas
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.99
  • Crazy for Birds
    Crazy for Birds
    A charming and quirky illustrated exploration of birds and the reasons we love them.

    ISBN: 9780008390211
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Blaise, Misha Maynerick
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
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