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Answers to Brut

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Answers to Brut

by Answers to Brut
genre Literary Fiction · Young Adult

‘He knew in his heart that the dog belonged to someone else, but at the same time he felt quite strongly that the dog ought to be his…’

Young Einstein: and the Story of E=mc²

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Young Einstein: and the Story of E=mc²

by Young Einstein: and the Story of E=mc²
genre Non-fiction · Science

Everyone recognises the famous physicist with the wild, white hair. But what sort of person was the young Albert Einstein, before he became universally acclaimed as the archetypal genius? And how did his genius unfold?

In this compact, brilliant work—originally a Kindle Single—scientist Robyn Arianrhod blends biography with popular science to tell the story of how young Albert developed a theory that—unknown to him at first—contained the seeds of his extraordinary equation E=mc².

Shinkei

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Shinkei

by Shinkei
genre Science Fiction · Young Adult

‘Its general meaning is nerve, or the nervous system. But originally it meant the channel of the gods, the divine pathway… It was to be the name of the new game.’

Skymaze

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Skymaze

by Skymaze
genre Science Fiction · Young Adult

‘All around him stars were appearing. Struggling and swaying, he pulled himself through the sky and sank down, panting and exhausted, in the first stage of the Skymaze.’

Space Demons

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Space Demons

by Space Demons
genre Science Fiction · Young Adult

‘On the screen the spaceman continued to zap the space demons, twisting, turning and firing, but the chair where he had sat was empty, and the joystick did not move…’

Voyages to the South Seas

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Voyages to the South Seas

by Voyages to the South Seas
genre Non-fiction · Science

Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, Voyages to the South Seas is an exhilarating expedition through a key period in the European exploration of the Pacific and in the history of science.

A Future in Flames

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A Future in Flames

by A Future in Flames
genre Non-fiction

Fire has shaped the Australian landscape and the lives of Australians for thousands of years—and will continue to do so as the climate changes. For all our advances in prevention and prediction, planning and communication, bushfires keep claiming our lives and our homes. How can we avoid another Ash Wednesday or Black Saturday?

The Hand that Signed the Paper

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The Hand that Signed the Paper

by The Hand that Signed the Paper
genre Literary Fiction

As war crimes prosecutions seize Australia, Fiona Kovalenko discovers that her own family is implicated in the darkest events of the twentieth century. This is their story.

The Knowledge Wars

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The Knowledge Wars

by The Knowledge Wars
genre Non-fiction · Science

Science and scientists have found themselves in conflict with powerful interests since Galileo, but perhaps never before have they been under attack on so many fronts. When it comes to climate change, vaccinations and the causes of disease, genetically modified organisms and even evolution, it’s hard to tell where science ends and vested interests, politics and wishful thinking begin. Or is it?

Shrine

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Shrine

by Shrine
genre Literary Fiction · Theatre

Tim Winton’s third play is a haunting exploration of the way in which we try to own our dead, and the way in which they come to own us.

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