In a democracy, should everyone – absolutely everyone – get a vote? Does it really matter if tigers become extinct? Why does murder carry a heavier penalty than attempted murder? If you don't like the socks your grandma gives you for Christmas, should you tell her so?
101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher is packed with problems, puzzles, quizzes and questions, as well as ethical ideas and insights from history's greatest philosophers.
This thought-provoking, interactive and entertaining introduction to ethics will bring you face to face with some tough moral choices. It presents you with 101 imaginative scenarios – sometimes amusing, sometimes tragic and sometimes uncomfortably realistic – which will force you to re-examine your most cherished assumptions about right and wrong.$19.99
From the high plains to the bush, here are heart-warming stories and stunning photography of our wide brown land, and the people and animals who live there
An award-winning photographer, Paula Heelan, captures the beauty, drama and romance of the outback in this stunning book, as she takes a look at what life is like for those who live and work in remote communities and stations. From agricultural shows to rodeos, campdrafting to country races, livestock to life in the wet, more than 200 photographs, anecdotes and stories capture the joys, trials and tribulations of everyday life as well as the grandeur and unforgiving nature of the Australian landscape.
Paula lives on a station in Queensland. She brings her deep understanding of life in a remote community to this investigation of the importance of the land, the animals and people who inhabit it.$39.99$19.99
If you are tired of London, are you really tired of life? 30-Second London agrees with Dr. Johnson's famous statement, taking the history of one of the most diverse cities on Earth and looking at the forces that shaped it, from the first traces of a Neanderthal settlement on the banks of the River Thames to today's vast and varied metropolis.
Along the way, you will discover underground London, secret London, suburban London and much more, on a revealing whistle-stop city tour.$19.99
With this accessible and practical introduction to the most dynamic and fast-moving field in marketing today, you will be guided you through the major trends that exemplify forward thinking and which will continue to inspire great online ideas well into the future. International examples and case studies and practical exercises will help you master the key concepts and techniques of online marketing so that you can apply them to your own campaigns.$45.00$40.95
A relatively comprehensive guide to the Great Southern Land by arguably Australia's oldest newspaper. The places, the people, the politics, the language, the sport and much more are here perfectly articulated by what is arguably our country's oldest newspaper, The Betoota Advocate, which can boast more readers than The Australian.
It's the type of quality publication we've come to expect from a news organ never hamstrung by editorial standards, and features pictures, profiles and fairly up-to-date maps, as well as some frankly incredible facts and stats. Compiled by the paper's editors, Betoota's Australia brings the Great Southern Land to life.$32.99
What is the universe? Do other intelligent beings exist? Can the laws of physics change? 20 key questions of astronomy, cosmology and existence itself are tackled and confronted for enquiring minds. This title provides and explains the answers of our greatest thinkers.$29.95$26.95
Birdhouses of the World is a collection of beautiful, whimsical, stop-you-in-your-tracks amazing birdhouses created by designers and bird lovers around the world.
Anne Schmauss provides a brief history of birdhouses and lists the kinds of birds that inhabit them, as well as the types of structures that attract various species. Most important in her selection for this book is the “wow” factor: These birdhouses are spectacular in their creativity, ingenuity, and sheer originality.
With styles ranging from sleek modern to elaborate Victorian, they are as varied as human houses and the book is a captivating look at the creativity than can result when a functional structure is infused with a love of birds.$29.99
The Book of Caterpillars profiles 600 key species from around the world, with spectacular imagery and authoritative text.
Each entry details the notable attributes of the species, uncovers their camouflage and forms and describes the variety of the defences that they employ. Glorious photographs show both a life-size view and a magnified close-up that reveals each caterpillar's intricate structure. Every entry also features a two-tone engraving of the adult specimen, emphasizing the wing patterns and tones, as well as a population distribution map, and table of essential information.
A definitive resource for all enthusiasts, this is a visually stunning guide to some of the world's least-known creatures.$59.99
What's more fun than solving a maze? Colouring it in afterward! Brain Bend is a unique book featuring 25 wild, vibrant, architecturally themed mazes, along with black-and-white versions of the same artwork for colouring in.
Artist and illustrator Mister Mourao's stunning, mind-bending designs, which range in style from joyfully freeform to impressively structured, offer a stimulating visual challenge to maze and colouring enthusiasts. Includes maze solutions at the back of the book. Perforated pages make it easy to remove the designs, and high-quality, heavy, uncoated paper make them a pleasure to solve and colour.$19.99$12.99
Bridge is an intelligent and multi-faceted game that requires skill, concentration and practice. Use this unique visual guide to master the rules, principles and key strategies of one of the best-loved card games in the world.
The Bridge Player's Companion features over 300 clearly illustrated examples of bid structures and how to rank, decode and defend them, from opening bids to endgame strategy$24.95$9.99
Find out who's the cat that got the cream with this beautifully illustrated set of cards.
Does a Persian need more grooming than a Birman? Has a Turkish Van got a louder purr than a British Shorthair? Is a Siamese more independent than a Ragdoll?
With 30 cat cards, each with scores in 6 categories, to choose from, you'll have hours of fun playing Best in Show.$14.99
This author has meticulously researched the signage and typography of Melbourne – that have helped to shape the character of the city. From architecture and advertising to cultural history and much more, this is a book that will appeal to historians and designers alike.
Featuring a treasure trove of long overlooked examples, Stephen Banham reveals how typography is a rich form of cultural expression, redefining the way we look at our surroundings one letter at a time.
Rather than presenting the new, this offers a whole new way of looking at the familiar.
Canvas crunch time! Whose impasto impresses the most? Was Monet the greatest painter, or does Manet's brushwork beat them all? Who was the greatest Renaissance wonder?
Pit 32 Old Masters against each other in a trump card battle encompassing hundreds of years of amazing art history and learn about the greatest artists ever to have lived!$16.99
Collage and Keep is a visual journal and keepsake where the reader is encouraged to participate in collage based activities that explore and reflect on their own experience and perspective of life. Whilst some pages seek a more personal engagement, for example relating to memory or desire, others simply provide a space to 'recreate your favourite book cover' or produce a 'collage quilt' using collected ephemera from friends and family.
Including helpful tips and basic principles of collage, the reader is guided to source materials from their everyday world and to look for what is beautiful, inspiring or unusual to them.
- Collage your three greatest achievements
- Create your perfect view
- Make a paperchain of people you connect with
- Collage a home video of your happiest memories
- Fill the cabinet full of things that you are curious about
- Create footprints using photos of places you've been
A comprehensive, richly illustrated guide for bicycle enthusiasts offers step-by-step instruction in a variety of riding techniques and provides detailed coverage of everything from setting up a bicycle correctly to maintenance and repair techniques.
Complete Bike Book will help you choose the right bike, perfect your riding performance and maintain your bike like the professionals. From bicycle maintenance to riding technique, all aspects are covered in this definitive cycling guide.
Filled with essential information and step-by-step photographs on how to adjust your bike correctly and basic to advanced repair advice. You'll also find instructions on riding techniques, fitness exercises and cycling safely. Plus, tips and advice from the professionals.$29.99$12.99
Cool Architecture tells you everything you need to know about architecture around the world, from the simple dwellings created by the earliest humans to today's most innovative buildings, via forbidding medieval strongholds, great 18th-Centruy palaces and the classic Art Deco skyscrapers of New York.
Learn about the great architectural movements and the personalities that created them, and explore the most iconic buildings in the world, from the Parthenon in Greece to the (current) world's tallest skyscraper, the Khalifa Tower in Dubai. This book is a perfect introduction to what's cool about the fascinating world of architecture.$14.99
Christine Negroni takes the reader inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
As Negroni dissects each accident, she explores the common themes and, most importantly, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation and aircraft design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way, she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive.
Tying in aviation science, performance psychology and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying, and will definitely make you a more informed passenger.$32.99
Author Alannah Moore draws on her extensive experience to show how, in just a weekend, almost anyone can create a website in WordPress that looks professional and is entirely tailored to their needs and preferences.
Through carefully structured step-by-step tutorials, the book takes the reader through every stage of the web design process, covering domain registration, planning, plugins and choosing the right theme.$29.99$12.99
The Creative Thinker's Exercise Book is for everyone eager to indulge in exercises to enhance their innate creativity by identifying connections. The book gives you:
- 40 exercises to enhance your creativity
- Insioghts into connection making
- Hands-on training in generating original ideas
- Creative cross training to boost your brain
- Hours of fun!
Daily Dishonesty features a colourful collection of nearly 150 lies, beautifully illustrated by Lauren Hom.
Covering topics from diets to breakups, these gorgeously lettered, funny little mantras are relatable, tongue-in-cheek and beautiful.$17.99$10.00
The art of Salvador Dali, like the man himself, defies easy description. Enigmatic, playful, deceptive, outrageous, and above all adventurous, he will be remembered as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.
Here seven of Salvador Dali's mind-bending images are re-imagined as superbly crafted pop-ups.$39.99
Web guru Patrick McNeil teaches you the fundamentals of great web design. He explains how to make a website not only look good, but work as well.
This book will help you avoid making costly mistakes so that your designs work the way you want them to. You'll Learn:
- How to start/plan a web design project
- How to identify and properly use the different components to a web page
- The specifications of designing for the web, like screen resolution or file size limitations
- Both lessons and inspiration for actually designing your website
- How to maintain your website in the long run
- How to track your website's performance
- And so much more!
Visual imagery plays a huge role in helping us to care about what is happening around us. Endangered is an experiment by award-winning photographer Tim Flach in how and why we connect emotionally to other forms of life through visual imagery.
Through Tim’s extraordinary up-close photographs, we see:
- The last of the white rhinos – there are only three left in the world: two females incapable of carrying a child and one male with low sperm count
- The majestic swarms of the Monarch Butterfly, whose milkweed crops are being destroyed by herbicides
- The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect – an extinction success story! Thought to be extinct in 1920 after rats from a wrecked Glaswegian cargo ship made it to shore and caused chaos on Lord Howe Island. A tiny colony of 24 specimens was discovered on the tiny rocky outcrop of Balls Pyramid in 2001 and has now been saved in the Melbourne Zoo.
- Bees are worth 300 billion USD to the global economy
- 100 million sharks are killed for their fins every year
- Some fast-growing coral can recover from damage within 10–15 years, if given a chance...
This immense book is a staggeringly beautiful siren call to connect people with nature.$80.00