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  • 25 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WHO HAVE MADE AN IMPACT
    25 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WHO HAVE MADE AN IMPACT
    SCOTT RONNIE
    ISBN: 9781925432282
    Title: 25 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WHO HAVE MADE AN IMPACT
    Author: SCOTT RONNIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fantastic, ambitious, angry, mysterious: take a step inside the extraordinary worlds of twenty-five artists who have made an impact – and told a good story along the way.

    Explore a violent pre-Colombian ball game, discover a mysterious landscape, or come face to face with a community of lifesized neon bears. With each turn of the page, navigate the journey of an object and its creator through time to its eventual home in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.

    This publication written by Ronnie Scott unveils the rich International collection of the National Gallery of Victoria in a new light. With a focus on story-telling the publication is educational and inspirational, comprising of quotes from each artist and rich illustrations of works of art.

    Imprint: NAT GALLERY OF VICTORIA
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • 4TH ROCK FROM THE SUN : THE STORY OF MARS
    4TH ROCK FROM THE SUN : THE STORY OF MARS
    JENNER NICKY
    ISBN: 9781472922502
    Title: 4TH ROCK FROM THE SUN : THE STORY OF MARS
    Author: JENNER NICKY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Mars, the red planet, is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie's extra-terrestrial spiders to Captain Scarlet to War of the Worlds. It has inspired hundreds of authors, scientists and science-fiction writers - but why? What is it about this particular planet that makes it so intriguing?
    Ancient mythologies defined Mars as a violent harbinger of war, star-gazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position and bizarre dance through the sky. And in more recent times, astronomers have explored Mars and its alien characteristics- its dusty red hue, its small moons, its atmosphere, how the planet formed and its mysterious past. Images sent back from various satellites showed startling faces, canals, and pyramids across its surface. Were there Martians, and were they civilised, intelligent, beings?
    Science-fact is now catching up with science fiction. Robot vehicles have trundled across the planet's surface, beaming back beautiful views of its rust-orange surface, and testing soil and atmosphere to get clues on how the planet has evolved, and whether it supported (or supports) life. There are many more Mars missions planned over the next decade. And while little green Martians are now firmly the preserve of literature, there is growing evidence that the now arid, frozen planet was once warm, wet, and possibly thronging with microbial life. And one day soon humans will set foot on the red planet. What are the challenges involved, and how are we preparing for them? Is there a long-term future for humans on Mars?
    Nicky Jenner's 4th Rock from the Sun reviews Mars in its entirety - its nature, attributes, and impact on 3rd Rock-culture, its environmental science and geology, and its potential as a human colony - everything you need to know about the Red Planet (and quite a few things you don't).

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ACHE
    ACHE
    JONES ELIZA HENRY
    ISBN: 9781460750384
    Title: ACHE
    Author: JONES ELIZA HENRY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The much anticipated new novel - about how a family, and a rural community, recover from a terrible bushfire - from a stunning young Australian writer, Eliza Henry Jones.

    A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie's world apart - killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother's home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the mountain continues to haunt her. Now, drawn by a call for help from her uncle, she's going back to the place she loves most in the world, to try to heal herself, her marriage, her daughter and her mother. A heart-wrenching, tender and lovely novel about loss, grief and regeneration, Ache is not only a story of how we can be broken, but how we can put ourselves back together.

    Eliza Henry Jones' remarkable debut novel, In the Quiet, was shortlisted for the 2015 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award and longlisted for the ABIA and Indie Awards.

    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ADMISSIONS : A Life in Brain Surgery
    ADMISSIONS : A Life in Brain Surgery
    MARSH HENRY
    ISBN: 9781474605892
    Title: ADMISSIONS : A Life in Brain Surgery
    Author: MARSH HENRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A provocative and heartfelt new book from the brain surgeon and bestselling author of DO NO HARM

    Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS, and through his continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine, Henry has been forced to reflect more deeply about what forty years spent handling the human brain has taught him.

    Moving between encounters with patients in his London hospital, to those he treats in the more extreme circumstances of his work abroad, Henry faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for both patients and for those who love them.

    In this searing, provocative and deeply personal memoir, the bestselling author of Do No Harm finds new purpose in his own life as he approaches the end of his professional career, and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AMAZONS : Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
    AMAZONS : Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
    MAN JOHN
    ISBN: 9780593077603
    Title: AMAZONS : Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
    Author: MAN JOHN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their archery skills and routinely killed their male children to purify their ranks.

    For centuries people believed in their existence and attempted to trace their origins. Artists and poets celebrated their battles and wrote of Amazonia. Spanish explorers, carrying these tales to South America, thought they lived in the forests of the world’s greatest river, and named it after them.

    In the absence of evidence, we eventually reasoned away their existence, concluding that these powerful, sexually liberated female soldiers must have been the fantastical invention of Greek myth and storytelling. Until now.

    Following decades of new research and a series of groundbreaking archeological discoveries, we now know these powerful warrior queens did indeed exist. In Amazons, John Man travels to the grasslands of Central Asia, from the edge of the ancient Greek world to the borderlands of China, to discover the truth about the warrior women mythologized as Amazons.

    In this deeply researched, sweeping historical epic, Man redefines our understanding of the Amazons and their culture, tracking the ancient legend into the modern world and examining its significance today.

    Imprint: BANTAM
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AMERICAN RHAPSODY : Writers Musicians Movie Stars and One Great Building
    AMERICAN RHAPSODY : Writers Musicians Movie Stars and One Great Building
    PIERPONT CLAUDIA ROTH
    ISBN: 9780374536947
    Title: AMERICAN RHAPSODY : Writers Musicians Movie Stars and One Great Building
    Author: PIERPONT CLAUDIA ROTH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a series of deeply involving portraits of American artists and innovators who have helped to shape the country in the modern age.

    Claudia Roth Pierpont expertly mixes biography and criticism, history and reportage, to bring these portraits to life and to link them in surprising ways. It isn't far from Wharton's brave new women to F. Scott Fitzgerald's giddy flappers, and on to the big-screen command of Katharine Hepburn and the dangerous dames of Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled world. The improvisatory jazziness of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue has its counterpart in the great jazz baby of the New York skyline, the Chrysler Building. Questions of an American acting style are traced from Orson Welles to Marlon Brando, while the new American painting emerges in the gallery of Peggy Guggenheim. And we trace the arc of racial progress from Bert Williams's blackface performances to James Baldwin's warning of the fire next time, however slow and bitter and anguished this progress may be.

    American Rhapsody offers a history of twentieth-century American invention and genius. It is about the joy and profit of being a heterogeneous people, and the immense difficulty of this human experiment.

    Imprint: FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ANAESTHESIA : The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness
    ANAESTHESIA : The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness
    COLE-ADAMS KATE
    ISBN: 9781925498202
    Title: ANAESTHESIA : The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness
    Author: COLE-ADAMS KATE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A hundred and seventy years ago many people would have chosen to die rather than undergo theordeal of surgery. Today, even major operations are routine. Anaesthesia has made them possible.

    But how much do we really know about what happens when we go under? Can we hear what’s going on around us? Is pain still pain if we are not awake to feel it, or don’t remember it afterwards? How does the unconscious mind deal with the body’s experience of being cut open and ransacked? And what happens to those rare patients who wake up under the knife?

    Haunting, lyrical, sometimes shattering, Anaesthesia leavens science with personal experience – and
    brings an intensely human curiosity to the unknowable realm beyond consciousness.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • APPLE TREE YARD   -   TV Tie In
    APPLE TREE YARD - TV Tie In
    DOUGHTY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780571334018
    Title: APPLE TREE YARD - TV Tie In
    Author: DOUGHTY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Released to coincide with the flagship BBC One four-part series, this is the latest edition of Louise Doughty's massive bestselling novel.

    Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children. Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and, on impulse, begins a passionate affair with him - a decision that will put everything she values at risk. At first she believes she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can't control what happens next. All of her careful plans spiral into greater deceit and, eventually, a life-changing act of violence.

    Apple Tree Yard is a psychological thriller about one woman's adultery and an insightful examination of the values we live by and the choices we make, from an acclaimed writer at the height of her powers.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ARCHITECTURE MATTERS
    ARCHITECTURE MATTERS
    BETSKY AARON
    ISBN: 9780500519080
    Title: ARCHITECTURE MATTERS
    Author: BETSKY AARON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Architecture matters. To our cities, to our planet, to our personal lives. How we design and what we build has an impact that usually lasts for generations. This book focuses on the mechanisms, politics and personalities that play a role in how buildings in our societies and urban centres come to be.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ART OF LOSING CONTROL : A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience
    ART OF LOSING CONTROL : A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience
    EVANS JULES
    ISBN: 9781782118688
    Title: ART OF LOSING CONTROL : A Philosopher's Search for Ecstatic Experience
    Author: EVANS JULES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jules Evans is lying at the bottom of a mountain after a skiing accident. But he's not thinking about his broken femur. He's having an ecstatic revelation. Jules's brush with ecstasy leads him on an investigation: why have we been happy to accept Greek philosophy's attitude that rationality is the highest part of human nature for so many centuries, when we are capable of so many more states of experience? On his way, Jules discovers that by mastering the art of losing control, we can liberate ourselves from toxic habits and lead a better, deeper life.

    Balancing personal narrative, interviews, and readings from ancient and modern philosophers, The Art of Losing Control is a fascinating, funny and thrilling guide to the different ways we can experience ecstasy and how it can motivate us, heal us and set us free.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ART OF MINDFUL BIRDWATCHING : Reflections on Freedom & Being
    ART OF MINDFUL BIRDWATCHING : Reflections on Freedom & Being
    THOMPSON CLAIRE
    ISBN: 9781782404286
    Title: ART OF MINDFUL BIRDWATCHING : Reflections on Freedom & Being
    Author: THOMPSON CLAIRE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Who has never stopped to gaze enviously at a bird soaring effortlessly through the sky? Or delight in a sudden burst of birdsong through an office window? Bird flight and song are symbols of freedom and inspiration for the practice of mindful awareness, which in turn offers us greater freedom in our own experience of our minds and lives. The Art of Mindful Birdwatching explores how cultivating a deeper awareness of nature's songsters is a natural focus for practicing mindfulness meditation every day.

    Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson takes us on a journey through the natural world. She reveals how, through noticing bird life in habitats from the city to the coast, we connect with nature and appreciate the beauty, freedom, and complexity all around us.

    Imprint: IVY
    RRP: $18.99

    Price: $18.99
  • ART SEX MUSIC
    ART SEX MUSIC
    TUTTI COSEY FANNI
    ISBN: 9780571328512
    Title: ART SEX MUSIC
    Author: TUTTI COSEY FANNI
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Punk, pornographer, pioneer, provocateur: the incredible story of Cosey Fanni Tutti, the performer whose art and music inspired a generation and rocked the establishment to its core.

    Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.

    It is the account of an artist who, as part of COUM Transmissions, represented Britain at the IXth Biennale de Paris, whose Prostitution show at the ICA in 1976 caused the Conservative MP Nicholas Fairbairn to declare her, COUM and Throbbing Gristle 'Wreckers of Civilisation'...shortly before he was arrested for indecent exposure, and whose work continues to be held at the vanguard of contemporary art.

    And it is the story of her work as a pornographic model and striptease artiste which challenged assumptions about morality, erotica and art.

    Art Sex Music is the wise, shocking and elegant autobiography of Cosey Fanni Tutti.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • BABIES : Vintage Minis
    BABIES : Vintage Minis
    ENRIGHT ANNE
    ISBN: 9781784872588
    Title: BABIES : Vintage Minis
    Author: ENRIGHT ANNE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Babies- our biggest mystery and our most natural consequence, our hardest test and our enduring love. Anne Enright describes the intensity, bewilderment and extravagant happiness of her experience of having babies, from the exhaustion of early pregnancy to first smiles and becoming acquainted with the long reaches of the night. Everyone from parents to the mildly curious can delight in Enright's funny, eloquent and unsentimental account of having babies. Selected from the book Making Babies by Anne Enright VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. Also in the Vintage Minis series- Love by Jeanette Winterson Fatherhood by Karl Ove Knausgaard Motherhood by Helen Simpson Home by Salman Rushdie

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $7.99
    Price: $7.99
  • BALLAD FOR A MAD GIRL
    BALLAD FOR A MAD GIRL
    WAKEFIELD VIKKI
    ISBN: 9781925355291
    Title: BALLAD FOR A MAD GIRL
    Author: WAKEFIELD VIKKI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Everyone knows seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a bit mad. She's a prankster and a risk-taker, and she's not afraid of anything—except losing. As part of the long-running feud between two local schools in Swanston, Grace accepts a challenge to walk the pipe. That night she experiences something she can't explain.

    The funny girl isn't laughing anymore. She's haunted by voices and visions - but nobody believes a girl who cries wolf.

    As she’s drawn deeper into a twenty-year-old mystery surrounding missing girl Hannah Holt, the thin veil between this world and the next begins to slip. She can no longer tell what's real or imagined - all she knows is the ghosts of Swanston, including that of her own mother, are restless. It seems one of them has granted her an extraordinary gift at a terrible price.

    Everything about her is changing - her body, her thoughts, even her actions seem to belong to a stranger. Grace is losing herself, and her friends don’t understand. Is she moving closer to the truth? Or is she heading for madness?

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BALTIMORE BOYS
    BALTIMORE BOYS
    DICKER JOEL
    ISBN: 9780857056870
    Title: BALTIMORE BOYS
    Author: DICKER JOEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Swiss Sensation Joel Dicker's compulsive follow-up to the phenomenally bestselling The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

    Fresh from the staggering success of THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus's first love. All at once, memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart by tragedy, and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin.

    The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus, and his cousins Hillel and Woody. Three brilliant young men with their whole lives ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. For years, Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now, he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the real story of the Baltimore Boys.

    Imprint: MACLEHOSE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BEE QUEST
    BEE QUEST
    GOULSON DAVE
    ISBN: 9781911214137
    Title: BEE QUEST
    Author: GOULSON DAVE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The much-loved, Sunday Times bestselling author continues in his quest to change the way we think about bees...

    A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Salisbury plain to Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking great yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the Ecuadorian jungle, Dave Goulson’s wit, humour and deep love of nature make him the ideal travelling companion.

    But perhaps Bee Quest is most fascinating when Dave Goulson explores closer to home, amongst the secret places hidden right under our noses: the abandoned industrial estates where great crested newts roam; or the rewilded estate at Knepp Castle, where, with the aid of some hairy, bluebell-eating Tamworth pigs, nightingale song has been heard for the first time in generations.

    This utterly charming book will inspire you to think about the ways in which we are all responsible for the future of our world. Through his scientific expertise and passion for conservation, Goulson shows us nature’s resilience against the odds, and that beauty hides in the most surprising places.

    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
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