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Melbourne University Publishing

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  • The Waterlow Killingsby Pamela Burton

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Anthony Waterlow left his decrepit room in a run-down boarding house at 4.45 p.m on Monday 9 November 2009. By 6 p.m, the 42-year-old was seen leaving another home: his sister Chloe's in Randwick. He left behind her slaughtered body and that of their father; celebrated art curator Nick Waterlow. The pair had been stabbed multiple times, in front of... more...

  • Meanjin Anthologyby Sally Heath (ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 13.30

    Meanjin is Australia's second oldest literary journal. Founded by Clem Christesen in 1940, it has documented both the changing concerns of Australians and the achievements of many of the nation's writers, thinkers and poets. This anthology offers a broad sweep of essays, fiction and poetry published in Meanjin since the magazine began. Readers will... more...

  • The Most Dangerous Man In The Worldby Andrew Fowler

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 21.99

    The Most Dangerous Man in the World is the definitive account of WikiLeaks, threats against its existence and the man who is as secretive as the organisations he targets. Through interviews with Julian Assange, his inner circle and those who fell out with him, Andrew Fowler tells the story of how a man with a turbulent childhood and brilliance... more...

  • Philosophy In The Gardenby Damon Young

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 16.66

    In Philosophy in the Garden, Damon Young explores one of literature's most intimate relationships: authors and their gardens. For some, the garden provided a retreat from workaday labour; for others, solitude's quiet counsel. For all, it played a philosophical role: giving their ideas a new life. Philosophy in the Garden reveals the profound... more...

  • Madlandsby Anna Rose

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 6.65

    An idealistic twenty-something environmentalist. A retired right-wing finance minister. All their lives, they've happily ignored each other. Until now. Anna Rose, environmental crusader since the age of fourteen and co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, is on a mission. This is the story of her biggest challenge yet: a whirlwind journey... more...

  • The Genome Generationby Elizabeth Finkel

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 14.66

    The year 2001 marked more than just the beginning of Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey , it marked the beginning of the genome era. That was the year scientists first read the 3 billion letters of DNA that make up the human genome. This was followed by a veritable Noah's Ark of genomes?sponges and worms, dogs and cows, rice and wheat, chimps and... more...

  • Speechless Updated Editionby James Button

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 13.33

    James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd. Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in the blood: his father was the diminutive but larger-than-life Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. Growing up, James watched a roll-call... more...

  • Gough Whitlam: His Timeby Jenny Hocking

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Gough Whitlam, Australia's twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, never accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General barely three years later-an outcome that polarised debate and left many believing the full... more...

  • Offsiderby Patrick Mangan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 6.65

    In the 1970s, growing up in rural Australia as a young English immigrant was a dangerous game, especially if you were mad about the sport unkindly labelled 'wogball'. In Offsider Patrick Mangan describes his long and perilous journey from the suburbs of London to country Victoria to the MCG, from Big Ben to bulbous Mallee skies and beyond. All while... more...

  • Sentinel Chickensby Peter Doherty

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    'The idea of 'sentinel chickens' seemed pretty incongruous when I first heard the phrase as a young undergraduate ... The notion of the humble chicken waiting like a trained soldier, alert and focused, for some unseen and approaching enemy just didn't seem likely. Hens en garde!' And yet guard they do. Not only chickens, but puffins, eagles, canaries... more...