'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' Steven Poole, DAILY TELEGRAPH
The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in thi... read more

Brief Answers to the Big Questions - Stephen Hawking (HB)

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AIDS. Ebola. Bird flu. SARS. Year after year we manage new viruses thanks to the tireless work done in labs and hot zones around the world. Now, Jonathan Quick explains how we could end epidemics forever. Somewhere out there, a killer virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of ... read more

End of Epidemics

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Series:Brief Lives S.

Isaac Newton (1642-1727), the English genius, made his greatest contributions to original thought before the age of twenty-five, while at home in Lincolnshire escaping the great plague of 1665, a period of which he wrote: "I was in the prime of age for invention." Professor ... read more

Brief Lives: Newton

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Get your pulse racing with Australia's most popular scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.Discover why people tell lies, why some planets are hotter than stars and how humans are terraforming the Earth. Is cockroach milk really the next Superfood? Why are birds so smart? Why do trees n... read more

Vital Science

The adjective 'medieval' is now a synonym for superstition and ignorance. Yet without the work of medieval scholars there could have been no Galileo, no Newton and no Scientific Revolution. In "God's Philosophers"... read more

God's Philosophers: How the medieval world laid the foundations of modern science

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The ancient Greeks called it Gaia; the Romans Terra. We know it simply as Earth, the planet we call home. And what a planet it is.
 
Formed around 4.6 billion years ago from the debris of the big b... read more

This is Planet Earth: Your ultimate guide to the world we call home

Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees,Peter Wohlleben, invites you to reconnect with nature As soon as we step out of the door, nature surrounds. Thousands of small and large processes are taking place, details that... read more

The Weather Detective Reading Nature's Signs in the World Around Us

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Series:The\Best Australian Science Writing Seri Ser.
Reading Level:4 Science

This popular yearly anthology gives a snapshot of the very best science writing Australia has to offer, including everything from the most esoteric philosophical questions about ourselves and the universe, through to practical questions about the enviro... read more

The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

"What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this gripping and illuminating book, Dr Allan Ropper reveals the extraordinary stories behind some of the life-altering afflictions that he and h... read more

Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain

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**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deuslooked 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

'Peter Wohlleben doesn't merely look, he sees. Let's all learn as much from him as we can, and quickly.'Rosamund Young, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF COWSDid you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth?Or tha... read more

The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things

'Gripping and wonderfully informative' Tom Holland, New Statesman Adored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other be... read more

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs