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- Scribe Publications 2011; US$ 24.99
A groundbreaking new book from the author the New York Times bestselling author of Brain RulesWhat?s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child?s brain? What?s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr John Medina showed us how our brains... more...
- Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 20.99
As a British infantry officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles, Emile Simpson completed three tours of Southern Afghanistan. Drawing on that experience, and on a range of revealing case studies ranging from Nepal to Borneo, War from the Ground Up offers a distinctive perspective on contemporary armed conflict: while most accounts of war look down at the... more...
- Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 21.99
Prediction is a dangerous game - the future is never a straight, linear extrapolation from the present. Unexpected innovations and events will conspire to trip up the best-laid plans - but it's better than not thinking about the future at all. This updated and revised edition of Future Files is filled with provocative forecasts about how the world... more...
- Scribe Publications 2008; US$ 20.99
This meticulously documented call-to-action reveals extensive scientific evidence that the global warming crisis is far worse than officially indicated ? and that we?re almost at the point of no return. Serious climate-change impacts are already happening: large ice-sheets are disintegrating, sea-level rises will reach 5 metres this century, and we... more...
- Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 21.99
We live in a torrent of words ? from radio and television, books and newspapers, and now from the internet. But, as Julian Burnside reminds us in this new edition of the bestselling Wordwatching, words are a source both of pleasure and power, and can be deployed for good or for ill. Some of these essays explore curiosities in odd corners of the language... more...
- Scribe Publications 2008; US$ 26.99
The Western tradition relies on a balance between fulfilling the ego and allowing the soul freedom to speak. But, with modernity, the old certainties that guided human life have faded. A crisis of meaning has followed. In this substantially revised edition of Ego and Soul, John Carroll examines the battlegrounds across which a struggle for meaning... more...
- Scribe Publications 2008; US$ 16.99
In these sublimely sophisticated tales, Cate Kennedy opens up worlds of finely observed detail. Her stories are populated by people at tipping points in their lives — moments that find them poised between a familiar past and an unfamiliar future. In ‘The Testosterone Club’, a neglected wife plans an unsavoury revenge on her boorish... more...
- Scribe Publications 2007; US$ 21.99
Around 15 per cent of couples in various Western countries suffer from infertility. Every year thousands try IVF and other assisted-reproduction techniques, but only about a third go home with a baby in their arms. IVF now accounts for 3 per cent of all births in Australia, and the numbers are similar in other developed countries. Making Babies tells... more...
- Scribe Publications 2007; US$ 20.99
Well Done, Those Men attempts to make sense of what Vietnam did to the soldiers who fought there. It deals with the comic absurdity of their military training and the horror of the war they fought, and is unforgettably moving in recounting what happened to Barry and his comrades when they returned home to Australia. As we now know, most Vietnam vets... more...
- Scribe Publications 2010; US$ 21.99
An astonishing new scientific discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age. Psychiatrist and researcher Norman Doidge, MD, travelled around the United States to meet the brilliant scientists... more...