by Bob Ellis
Some events require many years before their impact is apparent. Some arrive as instant history. One of our most incisive and eloquent observers, Bob Ellis has reviewed the occurrences of 2011 and found it to be a year that may come to define the ...
Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
by Daphne J. Fairbairn
While we joke that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, our gender differences can't compare to those of other animals. For instance: the male garden spider spontaneously dies after mating with a female more than fifty times his size.
How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life
by Ken Robinson
In this companion to the international bestseller The Element, Sir Ken Robinson returns to the subject of his celebrated TED talks, offering a practical guide to discovering your passions and natural aptitudes, and finding the point at which the ...
A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
by Alain de Botton
Alain de Botton's "Religion for Atheists" looks at the God debate with fresh eyes. All of us, whether religious, agnostic or atheist, are searching for meaning. And in this wise and life-affirming book, non-believer Alain de Botton both rejects ...
The Handbook for a New Kind of Man
by Steve Biddulph
In The New Manhood, Steve Biddulph explores the elements of a man's life that often cause unhappiness, emptiness or frustration. Love, sex, marriage, raising children, friendship, spirituality and finding your true work are amongst many subjects ...
by Peter Hartcher
Australians now officially have the best living conditions in the world. Our country is both fair and free - and the only developed nation to have avoided a recession in the past twenty years. So how did it happen and why don't we care?
by Paul Cleary
'We think we are the lucky country, but what we really have is dumb luck - too much luck, more than we know what to do with.' - Paul Cleary In Too Much Luck, Paul Cleary shows how the resource boom, which seems a blessing, could well become a curse.
by John Clarke
Does the following person sound familiar? * He/she works inside many of Australia's businesses and corporations. * He/she intimidates fellow workers. * He/she exhibits impulsive behaviour. * He/she demonstrates a lack of remorse. * He/she is glib ...
An Autobiographical Account of Stolen Generations
by Deborah Dickman & Heather Vicenti
Too Many Tears gives a sad but clear account of the loss of identity felt by a half-caste infant removed by Native Welfare from her desert tribe to a mission farm only to have her own children removed by Child Welfare a generation later.
by David Uren
"David Uren brings the last 40 years of Australia-China relations to life, with entertaining stories of many Australians and Chinese building today's interdependence and prosperity, and of others stumbling as China grew. An informative start to ...
by Neil MacGregor
Neil MacGregor's "A History of the World in 100 Objects" takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, "A History of the World in ...
by Frank Bongiorno
Cross-dressing convicts, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes - here is the first ever history of sex in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present day. In this highly readable social history, Frank Bongiorno uses vivid examples to chart ...
How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
by Niall Ferguson
The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today, it seems: slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations, anti-social behaviour. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization?
Inspiration for Living a Life of Abundance and Happiness
by Barbara Maher
A collection of powerful images and quotations that has at its heart a message designed for personal growth and enjoyment, and is a valuable resource for daily affirmations.
by Flad, Rowan K.
Ancient Central China provides an up-to-date synthesis of archaeological discoveries in the upper and middle Yangzi River region of China, including the Three Gorges Dam reservoir zone. It focuses on the Late Neolithic (late third millennium BC) ...eBook
Governance in Comparative Perspective
by Herbert Gottweis & Alan Petersen
<P>In recent years, a number of large population-based biobanks – genetic databases that combine genetic information derived from blood samples with personal data about environment, medical history, lifestyle or genealogy – have been set up in ...eBook
by Allmendinger, Philip
This book is an up-to-date reader on planning theory. By drawing upon examples from planning practice and case study scenarios, the authors ensure that the work discussess planning theory within the context of present planning practice.eBook
by Allan Urbanic & Beth Feinberg
Get access to the Slavic and East European research materials you need<br /><br />A Guide to Slavic Collections in the United States and Canada presents up-to-date information on 85 North American libraries that house Slavic and East European ...eBook
Organizational and Institutional Relationships
by Axele Giroud, Deli Yang & Alex Mohr
<P>Adopting an international business perspective, this book surveys recent business developments in Asia, and the activities of multinational firms in the region, focusing in particular on the changing nature of organizational and institutional ...eBook
by Charles Westin & Mats Deland
Tusen marscherande nazister genom villaidyllen i Salem. Valframgångar för ett invandringsfientligt populistparti. I Brunt! skriver Heléne Lööw, Mattias Gardell och flera andra forskare, journalister och antirasister om ett samhällsproblem som vi ...eBook