How can a prime number be 'sexy' and 'safe' at the same time? Why shouldn't Aussie cricketers be scared of the number 87? And how many bacteria live in your pants ... All the answers and more are in... read more

Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers Everything You Wanted to Know About Numbers 1 to 100

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION    This book charts the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread.   Based on the... read more

Covid-19: Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus and the Race for the Vaccine

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 Science & Environment

"A powerful and necessary book that looks at the threat of emerging diseases with clarity and realism, and offers us not just fear but plans."---Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone   A world-leading epidemiologist shares his stories fro... read more

Deadliest Enemy - Our War Against Killer Germs

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 Science & Environment

Series:Australian Geographic Explorers
Reading Level:Grade 04-06

How do robots work? Will robots be as intelligent as humans one day? Come along with the Australian Geographic team as we tackle these questions and more. Meet the largest robot in the world and others so small they could swim in your bloodstream.Australian Curriculum:

Technologies - Design and Technology

Explorers: Robots - our high-tech future

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 Science & Environment

Written by Dr Xand van Tulleken, who slimmed down from 19 stone, How to Lose Weight Well champions a foolproof weightloss method. He presents a simple 10-point plan for a healthy diet, backed by science - no gimmicks, no expensive supplements, no hassle, just practi... read more

How to Lose Weight Well

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 Science & Environment

Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

'The fog of Australian politics on climate change has obscured a fateful reality- Australia has the potential to be an economic superpower of the future post-carbon world.'-Ross Garnaut We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also h... read more

Superpower: Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

Globally, humans produce 1.3 billion tons of garbage every year. Discover the causes and proposed solutions for the global garbage glut, examining pollution on land, in the ocean, in the air, and in space.

Trashing the Planet: Examining Our Global Garbage Glut