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The Wife Drought: Why Women Need Wives, and Men Need Lives

The Wife Drought: Why Women Need Wives, and Men Need Lives

Annabel Crabb

$34.99

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'I need a wife' It's a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it's not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend on the domestic front.

It's a potent economic asset on the work front. And it's an advantage enjoyed - even in our modern society - by vastly more men than women. Working women are in an advanced, sustained, and chronically under-reported state of wife drought, and there is no sign of rain. But why is the work-and-family debate always about women? Why don't men get the same flexibility that women do?

In our fixation on the barriers that face women on the way into the workplace, do we forget about the barriers that - for men - still block the exits? The Wife Drought is about women, men, family and work. Written in Annabel Crabb's inimitable style, it's full of candid and funny stories from the author's work in and around politics and the media, historical nuggets about the role of 'The Wife' in Australia, and intriguing research about the attitudes that pulse beneath the surface of egalitarian Australia. Crabb's call is for a ceasefire in the gender wars.

Rather than a shout of rage, The Wife Drought is the thoughtful, engaging catalyst for a conversation that's long overdue.
How to be Parisian Wherever You Are

How to be Parisian Wherever You Are

Sophie Mas ,  Audrey Diwan ,  Caroline De Maigret ,  Anne Berest

$34.99

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How to be Parisian Wherever You Are brilliantly deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude. 

Unlike other books on French style, this illustrated handbook is full of wit and self-deprecating humour. The authors are bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, not afraid to cut through some of the myths. They say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed, and all for art, politics and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain.

Including 80 black and white and colour pictures, many taken by the authors, this book explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can.
The Art of Belonging

The Art of Belonging

Hugh Mackay

$32.99

The Art of Belonging advances the argument put forward in Mackay's bestselling The Good Life: a 'good life' is not lived in isolation or in the pursuit of independent goals; a good life is lived at the heart of a thriving community, among people we trust, and within an environment of mutual respect. Drawing on 50 years' experience as a social researcher, Mackay creates a fictional suburb, Southwood, and populates it with characters who - like most of us - struggle to reconcile their need to belong with their desire to live life on their own terms. He chronicles the numerous human interactions and inevitable conflicts that arise in a community when characters assert their own needs at the expense of others. Through a series of riveting, interconnected stories, Mackay reveals the beautiful symmetry of the human condition: we need communities, but communities also need us. His book is a quiet but persuasive entreaty to readers to take responsibility for the places where they live by engaging, volunteering, joining up and joining in. The Art of Belonging is the book that will reignite the conversation about how we want to live; it will provide the framework for those who argue for a particular vision of community, one that sustains, protects and nurtures the many, and not just the few.
Boyer Lectures 2014: The Promise of Science - A Vision of Hope

Boyer Lectures 2014: The Promise of Science - A Vision of Hope

Suzanne Cory

$24.99

Professor Cory is not just a scientist: she is a humanist, an environmentalist, and an unremitting optimist. Cory's Boyer Lecture series reflects her hope for a bright future. In The Promise of Science: A vision of hope, Professor Cory explores what Australian science has given the nation and the world, and how it might help set to rights some of our biggest problems. Climate change, continuing gender inequity, the possibilities for a sustainable knowledge-based economy and the promise of medical research all come under the microscope as Cory carries an urgent message to Australians. The Boyer Lectures is a series of talks by prominent Australians chosen by the ABC board to present ideas on major social, scientific or cultural issues. The lectures have been broadcast on ABC Radio for more than 40 years and have stimulated thought, discussion and debate in Australia on an astonishing range of subjects - great minds examining issues and values. The Boyer Lectures began in 1959 and are named after the late Sir Richard Boyer, who was chairman of the ABC. Previous Boyer lecturers include Quentin Bryce, Marcia Langton, Geraldine Brooks, Rupert Murdoch, and Peter Cosgrove.
The President's Desk: An Alt-History of the United States

The President's Desk: An Alt-History of the United States

Shaun Micallef

$35.00

Built from the hull of the British HMS Resolute, as a gift from Queen Victoria, The President's desk - aka the Resolute Desk - has occupied the Oval Office of the White House for some time now. Since 1880 it has seen much action from the Presidents who have sat behind it and made historical, worldchanging decisions. Now Shaun Micallef takes us inside the Oval Office, and, in a highly entertaining romp through American history, introduces us to the men who have sat at the desk. Micallef's exploration of the widely varying personalities and traits of America's presidents, paints a wonderfully alternative history of the US through an outrageous, absurdist re-imagining of their lives. Readers will delight in The President's Desk and it's enormous number of references to real people, places, events and culture embedded in the text amongst Shaun's very entertaining comic storytelling style. As Shaun says The President's Desk is a history of America for people who can't be bothered with accuracy .
The Very Hungover Caterpillar: A Parody

The Very Hungover Caterpillar: A Parody

Emlyn Rees

$19.99

From the bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt, comes another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book. This time, we follow the quest of one man as he attempts to shake off his hangover, through eating whatever he can get his hands on, and annoying his family in the process. The perfect book for anyone who fondly remembers the original, but has now grown up and knows all too well just how painful hungover days can be ...
Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book

Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book

Diane Muldrow

$14.99

A humorous guide to life for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children's books - from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things. In this age of debt, depression, and diabetes, could we adults use a refresher course in the gentle lessons from these adorable books, she wondered - a Little Golden guide to life? Yes, we could! Muldrow's humorous yet practical tips for getting the most out of life, drawn from more than 60 stories, are paired with delightful images from these best-loved children's books of all time - among them The Poky Little Puppy, Pantaloon, Mister Dog, Nurse Nancy, We Help Mommy, Five Pennies to Spend, and The Little Red Hen. The Golden greats of children's illustration are represented here as well: Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, J. P. Miller, and Mary Blair, among many others. Sure to bring memories and a smile, this book is a perfect gift for baby boomers, recent grads, lovers of children's literature - or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines!
The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-Control and How to Master it

The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-Control and How to Master it

Walter Mischel

$35.00

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behaviour later in life? Walter Mischel's now iconic marshmallow test, one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification is critical to living a successful and fulfilling life: self-control not only predicts higher marks in school, better social and cognitive functioning, and a greater sense of self-worth; it also helps us manage stress, pursue goals more effectively, and cope with painful emotions. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Mischel draws on decades of compelling research and life examples to explore the nature of willpower, identifying the cognitive skills and mental mechanisms that enable it and showing how these can be applied to challenges in everyday life - from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way we think about who we are and what we can be. And since, as Mischel argues, a life with too much self-control can be as unfulfilling as one with too little, this book will also teach you when it's time to ring the bell and enjoy that marshmallow.
Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession

Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession

Paul Barry

$32.99

At the age of 82, as Breaking News begins, Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his third wife Wendi Deng and gearing up for the toughest challenge of his life: to hand his empire on to his children. But some are forecasting the end of the Murdoch dynasty. Lachlan doesn't want to succeed him. James is in disgrace. And Elisabeth is not a serious contender. His grip on the group has also been weakened by scandal. His British tabloids have been caught hacking phones and bribing officials on an industrial scale. At least twenty journalists will soon face trial for hacking and corruption and could be jailed. But Rupert thrives on crisis. He has recently split News Corp in two, doubled his fortune to US$9 billion, and is bouncing around like a man in his prime. So can he win this one last battle, hold onto the empire, and keep it all in the family?
Inventions that Didn't Change the World

Inventions that Didn't Change the World

Julie Halls

$39.99

Inventions that Didn't Change the World is a fascinating visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century. In an era when Britain was the workshop of the world, registration of designs was quicker and cheaper than the convoluted patenting process, and all manner of bizarre curiosities were painstakingly recorded in beautiful color illustrations and well-penned explanatory text, alongside the genuinely great inventions of the period. Irreverent commentary contextualizes each submission as well as taking a humorous view on how each has stood the test of time. This book introduces such gems as a ventilating top hat; an artificial leech; a design for an aerial machine adapted for the arctic regions; an anti-explosive alarm whistle; a tennis racket with ball-picker; and a currant-cleaning machine. Here is everything the end user could possibly require for a problem he never knew he had. Organized by area of application industry, clothing, transportation, medical, health and safety, the home, and leisure Inventions that Didn't Change the World reveals the concerns of a bygone era giddy with the possibilities of a newly industrialized world.
Crap Taxidermy

Crap Taxidermy

Kat Su

$14.99

You won't know whether to laugh or cry at these spectacularly bad attempts at taxidermy, brought to you courtesy of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com. The site's plethora of bad taxidermy examples - including a squirrel riding a rattlesnake like a cowboy, and various anatomically imaginative renderings of all creatures great and small - have proved hugely popular. Here the very best of the worst stuffed animals are brought together in one full-colour volume; with additional features including a DIY 'Stuff Your Own Mouse' lesson, and an author's introduction to the craze for getting stuffed.
Guide to Troubled Birds

Guide to Troubled Birds

Mockingbird The Mincing

$19.99

From irate hummingbirds to judgmental parrots, this handy and lavishly illustrated volume depicts the most disturbed birds of North America in gorgeous colour portraits, with accompanying testimonials and confessions of murder, mental illness and assorted mayhem. There are bird-attack statistics from the 1970s and study questions to make sure you've done your homework. A must-have for leading ornithologists, and perfect gift for angry avian enthusiasts everywhere; this guide is an uproarious and unforgettable look at what lies behind the beady eyes of these winged creatures.
Law and Disorder: Absurdly Funny Moments from the Courts

Law and Disorder: Absurdly Funny Moments from the Courts

Charles M. Sevilla ,  Lee Lorenz

$18.95

Charles M. Sevilla finds comic gems in court transcripts. This new collection starts with a chapter on defendants (one of whom, when asked his marital status, replies after a long pause, Adequate ) and follows with sections on lawyers, experts, witnesses, evidence and even one called Malaprops . Sevilla's stories have become viral Internet sensations, priming readers for more disorder.
Great Lost Albums

Great Lost Albums

Mark Billingham ,  David Quantick ,  Martyn Waites ,  Stav Sherez

$29.99

We can all name the classic rock and pop albums of the last fifty years. But what about the great lost albums? The albums that fell behind the back of the musical sofa? The albums that, in a very real sense, have been completely made up by the authors of this book? It took a bestselling crime writer or three to hunt down these fifty lost classics, and an award-winning TV comedy scriptwriter to buy them a pint and make them write it. From the 60s to the 00s, with track listings and full histories, Great Lost Albums reveals the recordings that - just perhaps - never existed, but really should have done. Albums include: * Bob Dylan's legendary collaboration with Liberace * Joy Division's 'musical theatre' period * Coldplay's IKEA Sessions, including 'Conscious Uncoupling (See Leaflet for Details)' and 'In my Place (There's a Lovely HEMNES Shelving System)' * The Who's magisterial, abandoned rock opera 'Bingo Wizard' * Kraftwerk's hastily deleted Christmas album, featuring the melancholic classic 'I Wish to Return this Item' ...and many, many more.
Still Reigning: Thoughts of a Queen

Still Reigning: Thoughts of a Queen

@Queen_UK

$29.99

Sixty years on the throne. Only the second monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. It's been a challenge, one doesn't mind telling you. But despite it all, one's still here. Still keeping the ship afloat, still in charge, still iconic, still keeping the gin industry in business, still ruling the world. Still reigning. God Save One. On Politics & State Occasions: 'Winston Churchill used to write the best speeches, of course. In those days, before TV cameras in the house, one could have a bit of fun and read them out in assorted accents. One's Gandhi impression had the Lords in tears of laughter once. Those were the days.' On the Royal Birth: 'Traditionally, of course, royal births were witnessed by the Home Secretary and Archbishop of Canterbury, but we've decided that they needn't bother this time, although William promised to text them a photo from his iPhone, just to put their minds at rest, on the strict understanding that they didn't upload it to Facebook. The last thing we need is a French magazine publishing them.' On America: 'One thinks of them as a mother thinks of a teenage boy: with a mixture of pride and exasperation. Although there is no denying that the American division of the British Armed forces has been awfully useful over time, even if they do have a habit of turning up late for wars and then taking the credit.'
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Jeremy Clarkson

$29.99

Did you know that Big Nate, the star of the New York Times bestselling book series, is also the star of his own comic strip? This comic collection includes over 300 black-and-white Big Nate comic strips, and bonus Big Nate activities in the back!Will Nate get away with his master plan? Or will Mrs. Godfrey catch him in the act? Find out what happens next!The activities are brand new for Big Nate fans!Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney says, Big Nate is funny, big time!
The Genius of Charlie Brown

The Genius of Charlie Brown

Charles M. Schulz

$14.99

Our favourite lovable loser and owner of the world's most beloved beagle, Snoopy, Charlie Brown shares his outlook on life in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. In his incomparable style, Charlie Brown spends his days battling with the kite-eating tree, yearning for the Little Red-Haired girl, refusing to give in on the baseball field and wrestling with his multiple anxieties. For the millions of faithful Charles Schulz fans, and those who fondly remember this insecure little boy in his yellow striped shirt, this is the first in a new series to cherish that will see the beguiling Peanuts gang share their sentiments on everything from food to friendship.
Life Lessons from Lucy

Life Lessons from Lucy

Charles M. Schulz

$14.99

Our favourite cartoon cynic shares her lessons on life in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. In her inimitable style, Lucy spends her days teasing Charlie Brown, offering up psychiatric advice, giving her little brother Linus a hard time and relentlessly pursuing her beloved piano player, Schroeder. For the millions of faithful Charles Schulz fans, and those who fondly remember the crabby girl in the blue dress, this is the first in a new series to cherish that will see the beguiling Peanuts gang share their sentiments on everything from food to friendship.
Philosophy of Snoopy

Philosophy of Snoopy

Charles M. Schulz

$14.99

The world's most beloved beagle shares his philosophy on life in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. In his inimitable style, Snoopy spends his days extolling the virtues of dancing, hanging out with his best bird friend Woodstock, pursuing a full supper dish and giving his owner - our favourite lovable loser, Charlie Brown - the run-around. For the millions of faithful Charles Schulz fans, and those who fondly remember the joyful dog with the wild imagination, this is the first in a new series to cherish that will see the beguiling Peanuts gang share their sentiments on everything from food to friendship.
The Wisdom of Woodstock

The Wisdom of Woodstock

Charles M. Schulz

$14.99

Our most cherished cartoon bird shares his wisdom on life in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. From his perch on top of Snoopy's doghouse, Woodstock spends his days trying (and failing) to fly, falling in love with worms and striving to be an exemplary secretary to Snoopy. For the millions of faithful Charles Schulz fans, and those who fondly remember Snoopy's scrappy side-kick, this is the first in a new series to cherish that will see the beguiling Peanuts gang share their sentiments on everything from food to friendship.
The Latest Mews: Learn to Speak Cat 2

The Latest Mews: Learn to Speak Cat 2

Anthony Smith

$14.99

How does your feline friend see the world? Well, this is the book to explain. From how a cat designed refrigerator would look to the name of cats living in the North pole, Eskimeows, Anthony Smith depicts what a cat-centric world would look like.
Where's Ringo?: The Story of the Beatles in 20 Visual Puzzles

Where's Ringo?: The Story of the Beatles in 20 Visual Puzzles

Andrew Grant Jackson ,  David Ryan Robinson ,  Oliver Goddard ,  Takayo Akiyama

$19.99

Ringo has got lost! And YOU must find him. An album-sized hide-and-seek caper through the story of the Beatles, Where's Ringo? features 20 fantastically intricate original artworks inspired by key periods in the Fab Four's evolution. Throughout, the ever-present Ringo Starr has been cleverly hidden for the reader to find, along with an array of Beatle friends and memorabilia, including John Lennon's glasses, Mick Jagger and the Blue Meanies. Each illustration is accompanied by insightful commentary and trivia about the original artefacts or events that inspired it - be they album covers, film scenes or legendary live appearance - with, of course, Ringo's unique contribution. A charming puzzle book for both young and old, Where's Ringo? is the ideal gift for the Beatles completist and new fan alike.
Change the Way You Eat: The Psychology of Food

Change the Way You Eat: The Psychology of Food

Leanne Cooper

$29.99

For many people, food is no longer something to 'enjoy' as the stuff that nurtures us, keeps us healthy. It's something to 'control', 'do battle with', all in a warped quest to 'be thin' and live up to society's photoshopped ideals. Plus there's the obesity epidemic where we've trained our tastebuds to crave the fat, salt and sugar that so much junk food is saturated with. By examining the pyschological factors that encourage us to eat more than we know we should, as well as the tricks used by marketers to influence what and how much we eat, 'Change the Way You Eat' provides the tools for readers to take ownership of their eating choices so that lifelong change can take place. Discover how: * our stage of life, gender, financial resources and values all influence our food choices * branding, packaging and labelling combine to manipulate our shopping habits * our inbuilt taste preferences can determine the food we're drawn to, and how to reprogram them * our environment - from the type of music playing while we eat to the number of people we eat with - can all affect our eating habits * our personality and emotions can determine our food choices and habits, and * we can implement our newfound knowledge to take back control of our plate, become conscious eaters and gain real enjoyment from nourishing ourselves in a way that promotes long-term health and happiness.
12,000 Canaries Can't be Wrong: What's Making Us Sick and What Can We Do About it

12,000 Canaries Can't be Wrong: What's Making Us Sick and What Can We Do About it

John Molot

$39.99

12,000 Canaries Can't Be Wrong is a culmination of Dr. Molot's 30 years of experience seeing more than 12,000 patients with environmentally linked illnesses. He explains how the environment contributes to the development and progression of many common conditions and illnesses, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and other pain disorders, chemical sensitivity, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies and asthma, diabetes, autistic spectrum disorder, and even obesity. Dr. Molot provides a nine-point plan that will make a positive difference to our health.
Grain Brain Cookbook: More Than 150 Life-Changing Gluten-Free Recipes to Transform Your Health

Grain Brain Cookbook: More Than 150 Life-Changing Gluten-Free Recipes to Transform Your Health

David Perlmutter

$32.99

Dr David Perlmutter's groundbreaking bestseller Grain Brain revolutionized the way we think about our health, exposing the devastating effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain. By eating the right foods, you can spur the growth of new brain cells and take control of your smart genes. THE GRAIN BRAIN COOKBOOK presents more than 150 delectable recipes that keep your brain vibrant and sharp while dramatically reducing your risk for debilitating neurological diseases as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions. Offering a range of delicious options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, Dr Perlmutter equips you with the tools you need to build a gluten-free diet full of wholesome, flavorful, easy-to-make meals.
Overcoming Asthma Naturally

Overcoming Asthma Naturally

Ron Roberts

$24.99

Asthma is an epidemic in Western countries and is a life-threatening condition for many sufferers. Most people with asthma are prescribed medication-but what else can they do to improve their health?Dr. Ron Roberts is a is a chiropractor, acupuncturist and naturopath, with a long history of working with sufferers of ...
Sun, Skin and Health

Sun, Skin and Health

Terry Slevin

$39.95

Skin cancer is Australia's 'national cancer'. At least two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 and over 1000 Australians are treated for skin cancer every day. The good news is that skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. This book brings together leading experts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, providing practical information about the sun and health. The book begins with an explanation of what skin cancer is and how it forms, then discusses ultraviolet radiation and how to protect yourself, the effects of tanning, myths and truths about sunscreen, getting enough Vitamin D, the impact of the sun on your eyes, early detection and treatment of skin cancer, and life after skin cancer. It is a must-read for anyone living under the Australian and New Zealand sun.
Microbiome Diet

Microbiome Diet

Raphael Kellman

$21.99

First diet book connecting the microbiome with healthy weight loss; featuring an easy wellness program with a 3-phase diet.

What is the microbiome? These trillions of tiny microbes living within our intestines help us extract the nutrients from our food in addition to exerting enormous influence over our metabolism, hormones, cravings, and even our genes. Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the secret to healthy, dramatic weight loss, as well as to significant improvements in overall health, mood, energy, and mental function. 

Specialist in integrative medicine and intestinal health Dr. Raphael Kellman has developed the first stand-alone diet that draws on these biological breakthroughs, translating the new science of the microbiome into a concrete program for fast, healthy, and permanent weight loss. With an easy three-phase plan and delicious recipes, The Microbiome Diet will help you heal your intestines and reboot your metabolism, enabling remarkable weight loss.
Baby Names: Over 8,000 of This Year's Favourite Names

Baby Names: Over 8,000 of This Year's Favourite Names

Ella Joynes ,  Mark Woods

$16.99

Inspiring and original Pregnancy & Birth This will help make your job easier Mother & Baby Will Harry and Amelia top the baby name charts again this year? The most popular annually updated baby names book includes the year's most popular baby names, celebrity choices, unique baby names and naming trends in 2015. Discover the perfect baby boy names or baby names for girls with over 8,000 ideas and meanings. Inside you'll find: * Thousands of inspirational names to browse, with origin and meaning. * Top ten lists of the best and weirdest names . * Naming trends for 2015. * Practical tips on choosing a name, registering the birth and dealing with family expectations. * Recent celebrity babies.
Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding: Why Your Formula-Fed Baby Can be Happy,Healthy and Smart

Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding: Why Your Formula-Fed Baby Can be Happy,Healthy and Smart

Madeleine Morris ,  Sasha Howard

$24.99

Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding is the myth-busting book about formula, breast milk and what's best for both of you. 'Breast is best' - or is it? What if you can't breastfeed? Have you failed as a mother? There is no subject more controversial for new parents than the breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding. Everyone has an opinion, and most will readily share it. Breastfeeding is fantastic but we need to be realistic: many new mums struggle to breastfeed leading to a feeling of failure. But if they move to a bottle, they can feel incredibly guilty and many feel judged by those around them. They can't win. Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding shows mums that there is absolutely no shame in bottle-feeding - and bottle-fed babies can be just as healthy, happy, smart and bonded with their mothers as breastfed babies. With Dr Sasha Howard, author Madeleine Morris taks a look at the evidence surrounding society's ideas on breast and bottle feeding, and sheds new light on our assumptions. They show mums the best ways to bottle-feed to encourage bonding, and give them the strength and information to feel confident with their feeding choices. Let's be clear: this is not an anti-breastfeeding guide - breastfeeding is a wonderful thing. What Guilt-Free Bottle Feeding gives you is all the facts about feeding your baby - the practicalities and realities - and then lets you decide what is best for you and your family so you can give your baby the best start in life.
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain

Sue Gerhardt

$35.99

Why Love Matters explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health. This second edition follows on from the success of the first, updating the scientific research, covering recent findings in genetics and the mind/body connection, and including a new chapter highlighting our growing understanding of the part also played by pregnancy in shaping a baby's future emotional and physical well-being. Sue Gerhardt focuses in particular on the wide-ranging effects of early stress on a baby or toddler's developing nervous system. When things go wrong with relationships in early life, the dependent child has to adapt; what we now know is that his or her brain adapts too. The brain's emotion and immune systems are particularly affected by early stress and can become less effective. This makes the child more vulnerable to a range of later difficulties such as depression, anti-social behaviour, addictions or anorexia, as well as physical illness. Why Love Matters is an accessible, lively, account of the latest findings in neuroscience, developmental psychology and neurobiology - research which matters to us all. It is an invaluable and hugely popular guide for parents and professionals alike.
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

Daniel J. Siegel ,  Tina Payne Bryson

$29.99

Often, parenting is treated like some form of manipulation or behavioural coercion that must be kept secret from children. No-Drama Discipline, instead, is based on recent discoveries about the brain that give us deep insights into the children we care for, what they need, and how to discipline them in ways that foster optimal development. It offers a 'relational' approach that builds on children's innate desire to please their parents and get along well with others. Following the same successful formula that made The Whole-Brain Child a bestseller, No-Drama Discipline presents clear messages in a practical and inviting format to communicate its core concepts and practices. You can discipline your children in a way that's high on relationship building, high on respect, and low on drama and conflict. As a result, your life as a parent will be easier, and your parenting will become more effective. And more importantly, you'll create connections in your children's brains to build emotional and social skills that will serve them now and throughout their entire life - all while strengthening your relationship with them.
Drunk Tank Pink: The Subconscious Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave

Drunk Tank Pink: The Subconscious Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave

Adam Alter

$19.99

'Drunk Tank Pink' is a particular shade of pink. In 1979 psychologists discovered that it has an extraordinary effect: if you stare at it for two minutes, you dramatically weaken in strength. In this brilliant study of the strange recesses of our minds, Adam Alter reveals the world is full of such hidden forces that shape our every thought, feeling and behaviour - without us ever realizing. Some letters in product names make us more likely to buy them (nearly all successful brands contain a 'k' sound) We're more likely to be critical if we write in red rather than green biro Your first report at school can determine your future career Understanding these cues is key to smarter decision-making, more effective marketing, and better outcomes for our selves and our societies. Prepare for the most astounding and fast-paced psychology book since Blink and Predictably Irrational.
ACT Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life's Riches

ACT Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life's Riches

Steve Harvey

$24.99

Steve Harvey--New York Times bestselling author, nationally syndicated television and radio host, accomplished entrepreneur, and esteemed philanthropist--shares his personal principles of success, in this enlightening work that will guide you to a life of riches.Steve Harvey was not always the dynamic television host and internationally renowned funny man whom we know and love today. It took him years to recognize his personal gift--his unique talent of making people laugh, and listen--and even then he still struggled, at one point being homeless and living out of his car. But through it all he remained focused on his goals, using his gift and his tenacity to achieve unimaginable success. And now, in Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, he's paying it forward to help you live your dreams and create your own legacy.Every person is born with a gift--whether it's the ability to solve problems, connect with people, or create beauty with your hands--and that gift can never be taken away from you. You need only to harness it, build it, and attach it to the right vehicle, using it in your job, your marriage, your community, and every aspect of your life. With Steve's easy advice and his sensible yet innovative principles, Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success is your road map to identifying your gift, perfecting it, and letting it transform your life.Finding success and creating a legacy is not easy--it takes time, and courage. With this essential guide, and through Steve's warm humor and remarkable insights, you can harness your gift and create the life you've always wanted. You need only to open this book and begin.Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success will inspire you. It will motivate you. And it will change your life.
Guide for the Advanced Soul 30th Anniversary Edition

Guide for the Advanced Soul 30th Anniversary Edition

Susan Hayward

$29.99

A 30th anniversary edition marking 30 years in print for this international bestseller. A Guide for the Advanced Soul has remained one of the bestselling books of its kind for decades, selling more than a million copies worldwide. A collection of insightful and inspiring quotes, this book is designed to provide guidance and wisdom in times of indecision and crisis, and is also ideal for sparking thought and creativity. It comes with simple instructions: Hold a problem in your mind. Open this book to any page. There will be your answer. With an impressive 30 years in print being testament to its timeless appeal, this beautiful gift edition, with a new foreword from the author, will be a treasured companion for people from all walks of life.
Midlife Manifesto: A Toolkit to Plan the Rest of Your Life

Midlife Manifesto: A Toolkit to Plan the Rest of Your Life

Jane Mathews

$29.95

Have you ever looked at your life and wondered, 'is this it?' Midlife Manifesto will inspire you to achieve the transformation you deserve and create the plan to make it happen. From health, financial independence and spirituality, to relationships and making your home a sanctuary, this is a one-stop shop of ideas and resources to motivate you, the magnificent midlife woman. Sharing her own ups and downs with candour and humour, Jane Mathews guides you towards what really works and supplies a well-curated toolkit to help write a blueprint for your future. Realistic, honest and humorous plan to avoid a midlife crisis. A step-by-step plan for women to gain financial, emotional and physical independence.
Peaks and Valleys: Making Good and Bad Times Work for You - At Work and in Life

Peaks and Valleys: Making Good and Bad Times Work for You - At Work and in Life

Spencer Johnson

$19.99

Peaks and Valleys is a story of a young man who lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives on a peak, and it changes his work and life forever. Initially, the young man does not realize he is talking with one the most peaceful and successful people in the world. However, through a series of conversations and experiences that occur up on peaks and down in valleys, the young man comes to make some startling discoveries. Eventually, he comes to understand how he can use the old man's remarkable principles and practical tools in good and bad times and becomes more calm and successful himself. Now readers can take a similar journey through the story and use what you find to your advantage in your own work and life.
The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt: How to Use Criticism to Strengthen Relationships, Improve Performance, and Promote Change

The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt: How to Use Criticism to Strengthen Relationships, Improve Performance, and Promote Change

Deb Bright

$29.95

Nobody likes criticism. Handled poorly, it too often stings and breeds resentment--and most of us try to avoid it at all costs. But criticism--crafted carefully and communicated skillfully - promotes trust and respect, motivates individuals, and serves as a catalyst for change. It has the ability to turbocharge workplaces and careers. If that sounds far-fetched, it's because few understand how to properly give and receive the kind of critical feedback that brings positive results.  

This book rejuvenates this powerful but neglected art form. Executives, managers, team leaders - anyone who needs to temper praise with a dose of reality - will learn to: Deliver the truth and have it taken as helpful - Create an atmosphere of acceptance - Avoid mistakes that sabotage an exchange - Control how they receive criticism so they benefit - even if it's badly presented Ignoring problems or always saying nice things will only maintain the status quo.

This research-backed book delivers proven techniques and tools for motivating people and triggering improvement - swiftly and painlessly.
Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits

Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits

Emma Barrett ,  Paul Martin

$34.95

Why do some people risk their lives regularly by placing themselves in extreme and challenging situations? For some, such as astronauts, the extreme environments are part of the job. For others, they involve the thrill and competition of extreme sports, or the achievement of goals such as being the first to reach the South Pole or climb Everest. Whether for sport or employment, all these people have made the personal choice to put themselves in environments in which there is significant risk. What drives such people? And what skills and personality traits enable the best to succeed? What abilities are shared by the successful mountaineer, astronaut, caver, or long-distance solo sailer? And are there lessons the rest of us can learn from them? The psychology of those who have to cope with extreme conditions has been a matter of much research. It is important, for example to those planning manned space programmes or the makeup of teams who will spend months in an isolated or hostile environment such as Antarctica, to understand the psychological pressures involved, and to recognize those best equipped to handle them. In Extreme, Emma Barrett and Paul Martin explore the challenges that people in extreme environments face, including pain, physical hardship, loneliness, and friction between individuals, and the approaches taken to overcome them. Using many fascinating examples and personal accounts, they argue that we can all benefit from the insights gained.
Mindfulness for Therapists: Practice for the Heart

Mindfulness for Therapists: Practice for the Heart

Eric McCollum

$46.99

Mindfulness for Therapists: Practice for the Heart encourages therapists to embrace mindfulness practice to create presence and depth in their work with clients. Mindfulness helps therapists cultivate compassion, relieve stress, and weather the often emotionally difficult work of providing therapy. In addition, the therapist's own meditation practice is a necessary foundation for teaching mindfulness to clients. Through a variety of exercises and stories from his own clinical experience, McCollum helps therapists understand the usefulness of mindfulness, and develop their own practice.
The Case Against the Supreme Court

The Case Against the Supreme Court

Erwin Chemerinsky

$46.95

A preeminent constitutional scholar offers a hard-hitting analysis of the Supreme Court over the last two hundred years Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the country's leading constitutional lawyers, shows that this is nonsense and always has been. The Court is made up of fallible individuals who base decisions on their own biases. Today, the Roberts Court is promoting a conservative agenda under the guise of following a neutral methodology, but notorious decisions, such as Bush vs. Gore and United Citizen s, are hardly recent exceptions. This devastating book details, case by case, how the Court has largely failed throughout American history at its most important tasks and at the most important times. Only someone of Chemerinsky's stature and breadth of knowledge could take on this controversial topic. Powerfully arguing for term limits for justices and a reassessment of the institution as a whole, The Case Against the Supreme Court is a timely and important book that will be widely read and cited for decades to come.
Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

Anya Schiffrin

$24.99

Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds and exposing government corruption. Muckraking journalism is part and parcel of democracy. But how many people know the role that muckraking has played around the world? This ground-breaking new book presents the most important examples of world-changing journalism, spanning 200 years and every continent. It is a sweeping argument for why the world needs long-form investigative reporting.
The Digital Economy : Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence

The Digital Economy : Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence

Don Tapscott

$47.95

The seminal work on the confluence of technology, business, and society - with new essays and commentary. Twenty years ago, The Digital Economy changed the way the world thought about the Internet. While everyone else was in awe of web sites and dot coms, Don Tapscott argued correctly that the Internet would have a much deeper impact on the nature of corporations, government, and every institution in society. In this new edition, the New York Times bestselling author updates his book with a sweeping new analysis of how the Internet has changed business and society in the last 20 years. Tapscott leaves the original text untouched for historical purposes and scrutiny, writing a dozen new sections placed in the context of two decades of transformation. Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology. He is the author of numerous bestselling books.
Hand to Mouth: The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World

Hand to Mouth: The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World

Linda Tirado

$32.99

Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay on the everyday realities of poverty that Tirado wrote and posted online was read and shared around the world. In Hand to Mouth, she gives a searing, witty and clear-eyed insider account of being poor in the world's richest nation. She looks at how ordinary people fall or are born into the poverty trap, explains why the poor don't always behave in the way the middle classes think they should, and makes an urgent call for us all to understand and meet the challenges they face.
The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed

The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed

Nate Anderson

$19.95

Australian police uncover a laptop filled with child pornography; Belgian investigators trace the videos to a Ukrainian studio where they were filmed; the studio owner reveals the e-mail addresses of 20,000 American clients - and the FBI uncovers the largest child porn ring in US history. The discovery of The Cache offers a disturbing portrait of how criminals operate online - and how investigators have learned to respond. This is just one of the stories in The Internet Police, in which Nate Anderson gives readers a look at how the Internet was patrolled by Carnivore , the FBI's Internet wiretap tool; how the man behind the natural male enhancement pill Enzyte helped protect the privacy of e-mail and why a Russian spam king ended up in jail after a trip to Las Vegas. The Internet: borderless, anonymous, chaotic? Not any more.
Best American Essays 2014

Best American Essays 2014

John Sullivan

$25.95

The Best American Essays 2014 is selected and introduced by John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of  the critically acclaimed essay collection Pulphead. The New York Times placed Sullivan “among the best young nonfiction writers in English” and the New York Times Book Review heralded Pulphead as “the best, and most important, collection of magazine writing since Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again.”
On Immunity: An Inoculation

On Immunity: An Inoculation

Eula Biss

$39.95

Why do we fear vaccines? A provocative examination by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man's Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear--fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected--our bodies and our fates.
Don Bradman: The Definitive Biography - Based on Exclusive Interviews with the Don

Don Bradman: The Definitive Biography - Based on Exclusive Interviews with the Don

Roland Perry

$50.00

'In the summer of 1930 a cricketing machine, by the name of Donald Bradman, played havoc around the county grounds of England, pulverising the finest bowlers in the land, shattering records left, right and centre, and making a tour debut the like of which will surely never be seen again.' WH Ferguson, scorer for the Australians. Comprehensively researched, compelling and immensely readable, Don Bradman is the story of how the 'boy from Bowral' became one of Australia's most remarkable sporting heroes, inspiring our nation during the dark days of the Depression, the Second World War and beyond with world-record breaking scores and sensational innings - and establishing a reputation that endures to the present day. Based on exclusive interviews with Bradman himself, Perry's biography of the man who came to be known simply as The Don was widely acclaimed on first publication and reveals how his success was based on a crucial mixture of determination, ambition - and that extraordinary talent which was often described simply as 'genius'.
High Stakes: The Rise of the Waterhouse Dynasty

High Stakes: The Rise of the Waterhouse Dynasty

Paul Kennedy

$29.99

When it comes to racing, the name most Australians associate with the racetrack is Waterhouse. This is their compelling story.

HIGH STAKES tracks the story of the Waterhouse dynasty - from the early years of the colony to Bill Waterhouse's introduction to the bookmaking world as a sixteen-year-old, working as a 'penciller' (writing betting tickets) for his father in the late thirties. From that moment his future was clear. He went on to make money both on and off the track -  and created headlines during the notorious Fine Cotton affair in the eighties.

It examines Bill's son Robbie's rise as a respected bookie and a knowledgeable judge of horses, to his spectacular fall, as a result of that same Fine Cotton affair, which led to a life ban from involvement in the racing industry. The ban was lifted in 2001, but Robbie keeps a low profile these days. As Kennedy reveals, the same cannot be said of Robbie's wife, Gai, daughter of the legendary horse trainer TJ Smith. In a male-dominated world, she has gone on to rival her father as one of Australia's best trainers, training horses for a star-studded clientele that has ranged from John Singleton to the Queen of England. 

Yet as HIGH STAKES shows, the scandal aside, the marriage between Gai and Robbie was always going to be problematic.  As the Sydney Morning Herald put it: 'It's not that the Smiths and the Waterhouses were necessarily the Capulets and the Montagues but the country's leading trainer and the world's biggest bookmaker were hardly natural kinsfolk either.'

Despite an already colourful history, when their son, Tom, stepped into the family business and became one of the best-known and most controversial bookies the country had ever seen, Kennedy describes how the dramas for the Waterhouse dynasty were only just beginning...

This is the book for anyone who wants to know the inside story of contemporary Australian horse racing, a world where premiers and millionaires rub shoulders with gangsters and girls with fancy hats. It's a world of passion, action - and very high stakes.
The Miracle Match: Chappell, Lillee, Richards and the Most Electric Moment in Australian Cricket

The Miracle Match: Chappell, Lillee, Richards and the Most Electric Moment in Australian Cricket

Ian Brayshaw

$29.95

Imagine five of the world's greatest players lining up for a domestic one-day game at the WACA Ground in Perth in December, 1976. Then, imagine the team that bats first being bowled out for just 77 runs. Finally, let your imagination take you through what was a devastatingly effective spell by fastbowling great Dennis Lillee leading his team to what appeared to be an unwinnable victory - having claimed Viv Richards and Greg Chappell for just two runs between them! Make 'em fight for it, be buggered a we're going to beat these bastards! - Dennis Lillee said before going out to spearhead the 'impossible' win. Such a feat has never been repeated since in domestic first-class cricket. Years later Viv Richards' commented, Do I remember that game? It's never far from the mind, man. Through one electric game - unsurprisingly dubbed 'The Miracle Match' - which he himself took part in, author Ian Brayshaw tells the story of some of the greatest players of Australian and international cricket in the 1970s. The Miracle Match is a nostalgic look at the game in a bygone era that will touch the hearts of cricket fans young and old.
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

Matthew Inman

$19.95

This is not just a book about running. It's a book about cupcakes. It's a book about suffering. It's a book about gluttony, vanity, bliss, electrical storms, ranch dressing, and Godzilla. It's a book about all the terrible and wonderful reasons we wake up each day and propel our bodies through rain, shine, heaven, and hell. From #1 New York Times best-selling author, Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal, comes this hilarious, beautiful, poignant collection of comics and stories about running, eating, and one cartoonist's reasons for jogging across mountains until his toenails fall off. Containing over 70 pages of never-before-seen material, including A Lazy Cartoonist's Guide to Becoming a Runner and The Blerch's Guide to Dieting, this book also comes with Blerch race stickers.
Adam Gilchrist: the Man. the Cricketer. the Legend.

Adam Gilchrist: the Man. the Cricketer. the Legend.

Adam Gilchrist

$59.99

Going in first or seventh, wearing whites or colours, Adam Gilchrist was the most exhilarating cricketer of the modern age.

This is the most complete, intimate and fascinating illustrated autobiography of ‘Gilly’, one of the most loved sportsmen of his generation.

Featuring personal photographs, stories and precious keepsakes from Gilchrist’s private life and illustrious career, this book provides unprecedented access to Gilly, on and off the field. Peppered with anecdotes, reflections and jibes from friends, family and many of the biggest names in Australian and world cricket, this is the ultimate collection for sporting enthusiasts.
Robbie Deans: Red, Black and Gold

Robbie Deans: Red, Black and Gold

Robbie Deans ,  Matt McIlraith

$35.00

For fans of Rugby Union in Australia the appointment of a coach from NZ, Australia's biggest rival, was a shock. But with poor performances the order of the day for our national team something radical had to be done. Was it enough? An All Black, the pin-up boy of the Canterbury team of his generation and a rebel with the Cavaliers during a 12-year playing career, Robbie Deans was appointed as Australia's first foreign-born coach. What followed was a career as one of the best coaches of the modern era. After 17 years coaching professionally, Robbie still boasts a 70 per cent success rate. He remains Super Rugby's most successful coach, six seasons after his departure from the Crusaders. Now he reveals the old-fashioned values that have underpinned his career and breaks the silence on his removal from the Wallabies coaching job, examining in depth five turbulent years where the systemic and cultural challenges off the field were every bit as daunting and unrelenting as was confronting the best team on the planet. But this is not simply a book by Robbie about Robbie. Featuring accounts by Wallaby David Pocock , All Black Dan Carter, players on both sides of the ditch, coaches, media commentators like Peter FitzSimons and administrators, Robbie Deans - Red, Black and Gold is a story told by those who know Robbie best.
Believe

Believe

Sally Pearson ,  Scott Gullan

$19.95

Raised by a single mother, Sally Pearson spent her teenage years working two jobs and catching buses to get to training. Perhaps it was her humble beginnings that instilled in her the drive to compete and succeed - her honest pursuit of excellence and the refusal to allow any obstacle to stand in her way has seen Sally Pearson become one of the greatest athletes in Australia, running the fastest female 100m hurdles race in Olympic history. Her London Olympics victory was the first Aussie Gold Medal on the athletics track since Freeman won in 2000. She broke a world record in a sport where the last broken record stood from 1988. But Sally has something that can't be defined by the bare facts. And this is why her country loves her. It is her single-minded pursuit of her goals, her humble and pleasant nature, as well as her longevity as an athlete. According to her, the secret, she says, is really just belief, it's believing in yourself and giving it a crack and knowing that you can do it.
Lenny: With All My Heart

Lenny: With All My Heart

Lenny Hayes ,  Jason Phelan

$39.95

Known by footballers and fans alike as the Gentleman of Football, Lenny Hayes' career in AFL has been a rollercoaster of successes and hardships. Since joining St Kilda as a rookie, he has soldiered through a lengthy knee reconstruction which saw his career be put on hold for a year, only to discover at the end of 2012 that he had a hole in his heart, requiring him to undergo open heart surgery. He returned to the game in 2013. Hayes captained the 2004 St Kilda team and co-captained in 2007; playing alongside the likes of Nick Riewoldt, Robert Harvey, Nick Dal Santo and Aaron Hamill. Lenny has been selected as an All-Australian, has won the Trevor Barker medal (Best and Fairest) three times and the Norm Smith in 2010, in conjunction to being awarded life membership of the AFL. Lenny takes us behind the scenes and into the locker rooms at St Kilda Football Club, a club that has seen its fair share of dramas and sensations, and what emerges is a moving story of a truly great professional and his long, outstanding career.
To Save Everything, Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the Urge to Fix Problems that Don't Exist

To Save Everything, Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the Urge to Fix Problems that Don't Exist

Evgeny Morozov

$22.99

Our gadgets are getting smarter. Technology can log what we buy, customize what we consume and enable us to save and share every aspect of our existence. In the future, we're told, it will even make public life - from how we're governed to how we record crime - better. But can the digital age fix everything? Should it? By quantifying our behaviour, Evgeny Morozov argues, we are profoundly reshaping society - and risk losing the opacity and imperfection that make us human.
           
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