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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... read more

Wife Drought
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A humorous and philosophical trip through life, from the New York Times-bestselling author of Travels with Epicurus. As a young college student studying philosop... read more

Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change it - Wisdom from the Great Philosophers on How to Live
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 Essays

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The Girl with the Dogs is a poignantly beautiful novella about what's really precious in life, from Miles Franklin Award-winning Anna Funder, author of All That I Am
Amid the debris of their friends' mar... read more

Girl with the Dogs (Penguin Special)
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Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current... read more

Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
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We're proud to announce that The Best Australian Essays is entering its seventeenth year. For 2015, we've invited acclaimed literary critic and author Geordie Williamson to take the editor's task in his capable hands. A c... read more

Best Australian Essays 2015
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Recent research suggests there are only six basic emotions. But if this makes you feel uneasy, suspicious and maybe even a little bereft, The Book of Human Emotion is for you. From... read more

Book of Human Emotions - An Encyclopaedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust
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From a creative crisis to a dissatisfied editor, and from a bizarre twist of fate to an untimely death, behind each unpublished book lies a unique and compelling story. ... read more

Greatest Books You'll Never Read: Unpublished Masterpieces by the World's Greatest Writers
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Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now, this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions ... read more

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
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Unforbidden Pleasures is the dazzling new book from Adam Phillips, author of Missing Out and Going Sane Adam Phillips takes Oscar Wilde as a springboard for a deep dive into the meanings and importance of the Unforbidden, fro... read more

Unforbidden Pleasures
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A 3lb mass of moist biological matter, the brain is locked away in the dark and silent fortress of the skull, and yet somehow it produces the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, every day of our lives. Ju... read more

Brain - The Story of You
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Whatever happened to good government? What are the signs of bad government? And can Malcolm Turnbull apply the lessons of the past in a very different world?In this crisp, profound and witty essa... read more

Tingle on Australia's Political Amnesia Quarterly Essay 60
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We live in a world made by science. How and when did this happen? This book tells the story of the extraordinary intellectual and cultural revolution that gave birth to modern science, and... read more

The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution
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Quicksand
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Irresistible illustrations of authors and the charming, wise and hilarious things they say at their readings. At every book reading Kate Gavino attends, she hand-letters the event's ... read more

Last Night's Reading - Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors
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Christopher Hitchens was an unparalleled, prolific writer, who raised the polemical essay to a new art form, over a lifetime of thinking and debating the defining issues of our times. As an essayist he contributed to the New Statesma... read more

And Yet...: Essays
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A LARGER AUSTRALIA 2015 Boyer Lectures
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Science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. We understand more about aging - and how to prevent it - than ever before...Now life-extension has moved from s... read more

The Telomerase Revolution: The Breakthrough That Holds the Key to Slowing the Ageing Process
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We live in small worlds. Conscious change requires deliberate effort, and so, for the most part, we avoid it. But what happens when something occurs, from within or without, that changes all that? The first book in the mesm... read more

How We are: How to Live book 1
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A central bond, a cherished value, a unique relationship, a profound human need, a type of love. What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? How has friendship changed since the ancient Greeks began to ... read more

Friendship
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