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The Promise of Iceland
The Promise of Ice...
Kári Gíslason


Born from a secret liaison between a British mother and an Icelandic father, Kári Gíslason was the subject of a promise – a promise elicited from his father to not reveal his identity. The Icelandic c ...


Seduced by Logic
Seduced by Logic
Robyn Arianrhod


Seduced by Logic is the gripping story about the lives and loves of two pioneering women of science, Émilie du Châtelet and Mary Somerville, and the ideas that seduced them both.


The Band Played On: The Untold Story of the Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic
The Band Played On...
Steve Turner


When the Titanic collided with an iceberg on 14 April 1912, the eight members of the ship's band moved to the deck and continued to play as the ship sank. In this lively and thoroughly researched acc ...


Stories from the Wayside
Stories from the W...
Reverend Graham Lo...


‘We’re not much like a church, which might suit you if you’re not much like a Christian.’With these words the Reverend Graham Long of The Wayside Chapel, Kings Cross describes the place that many stre ...


Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideas
Tribal Science: Br...
Mike McRae


When facing off a woolly mammoth, a few spear-wielding friends are more helpful than Darwin’s views on natural selection. Mike McRae argues that humans didn’t evolve to do science, but to get along i ...


Nine Lives: Postwar Women Writers Making Their Mark
Nine Lives: Postwa...
Susan Sheridan


In the decades after World War II, the literary scene in Australia flourished: local writers garnered international renown and local publishers sought and produced more Australian books. The tradition ...


Home and Away: In Search of Dreams at the Homeless World Cup
Home and Away: In ...
Dave Bidini


A moving insight into how sport has the power to change lives. Every four years people all over the globe unite to watch their favourite soccer team battle it out for the glory of winning the World C ...


Wisdom: From Philosophy To Neuroscience
Wisdom: From Philo...
Stephen S Hall


A compelling investigation into one of our most coveted ideals through the lens of modern brain science. In this fascinating journey from philosophy to science, Stephen S. Hall traces the path of wis ...


The Erotic Engine: How Pornography Has Powered Mass Communication From Gutenberg To Google
The Erotic Engine:...
Patchen Barss


Pornography: The force for change that has been written out of the history of world culture. For 40 millennia, sexual depiction has been a powerful source of creative and technological innovation. Fr ...


Off The Record: 25 Years Of Music Street Press
Off The Record: 25...
Simon Groth
Sean Sennett


Your name is on the door. These sacred words have given generations of music writers a key to the city – and a direct line to the musicians they love. Independent music street magazines have always ...



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