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  • Climate Code Redby David Spratt; Philip Sutton

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2008; US$ 19.99

    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... more...

  • Wordwatchingby Julian Burnside

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2004; US$ 20.99

    A bonzer (p. 288) discussion of the strange but dinkum (p. 289) pedigree (p. 224) of the naughty (p. 202), nice (p. 212), and, sometimes, obscene (p. 217) English language. 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... more...

  • Ego and Soulby John Carroll

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2008; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Dark Rootsby Cate Kennedy

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2006; US$ 15.99

    SHORTLISTED FOR 2007 PREMIER'S QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS: AUSTRALIAN SHORT STORY COLLECTION OPRAH MAGAZINE ‘NEW VOICE OF THE MONTH’ 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... more...

  • Making Babiesby Theresa Miller

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2007; US$ 20.99

    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... more...

  • Well Done, Those Menby Barry Heard

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2005; US$ 28.99

    In this intensely personal account, Barry Heard draws on his own experiences as a young conscript, along with those of his comrades, to look back at life before, during, and after the Vietnam War. The result is a sympathetic vision of a group of young men who were sent off to war completely unprepared for the emotional and psychological impact it... more...

  • The Brain That Changes Itselfby Norman Doidge

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2008; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • The End of Wall Streetby Roger Lowenstein

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 24.99

    The story of the Wall Street collapse — from the roots of the mortgage bubble to the US government’s unprecedented response — as told by America’s most trusted business journalist. The End of Wall Street is a blow-by-blow account of America’s biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression. With grace, wit, and razor-sharp understanding,... more...

  • Indelible Inkby Fiona McGregor

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 17.99

    WINNER OF THE 2011 AGE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2011 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PREMIER'S BOOK AWARDS SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2011 BARBARA JEFFERIS AWARD Marie King is fifty-nine, recently divorced, and has lived a rather conventional life on Sydney’s affluent north shore. Now her three children have moved out, the family home is to... more...

  • The Quest for Justiceby Ken Crispin

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 24.99

    What is justice? How does our legal system work? How can we trust a system that is so changeable and widely criticised? And are our laws really effective? These are some of the fundamental questions that former Supreme Court judge Ken Crispin sets out to answer in this enlightening and thought-provoking book. The law is one of the cornerstones of... more...