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DUSA Bookshop will be Buying Back your Prescribed Trimester 1 Textbooks from Monday 23rd of Jan 2017. Be quick as our Buyback period finishes Friday 3rd March. Please note, payment will be made to a debit/credit card only.

DUSA Non-Fiction

  • Sapiens Cover Image

    Sapiens

    Author: Yuval Noah Harari | ISBN: 9780099590088

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind's extraordinary history - from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age - and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. "It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!". (Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel). Yuval's follow up to Sapiens, Homo Deus, is due in September 2016.

  • The Genius of Birds (Staff Pic) Cover Image

    The Genius of Birds (Staff Pic)

    Author: Jennifer Ackerman | ISBN: 9781925106879

    For decades, people have written off birds as largely witless, driven by instinct and capable of only the simplest mental processes. But this just isn't true. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence and social smarts. They make complex navigational decisions, sing in regional accents, and use tools. They deceive and manipulate. They eavesdrop. They kiss to console one another. They share. They give gifts. They teach. They blackmail their parents. They summon witnesses to the death of a peer. They may even grieve ... And they do it all with brains so tiny each would fit inside a walnut. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds. As she travels around the world, bringing together the latest science from lab and field, she reveals the intelligent bird behaviour that we can see in our own backyards, at birdfeeders, in parks, in city streets, and in country skies, if only we care to look. And in doing so, she reveals what a bird's intelligence may have to say about our own.

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    Talking to My Country

    Author: Stan Grant | ISBN: 9781460751978

    An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture and national identity. In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australian and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.' Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country. TALKING TO MY COUNTRY is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better?

  • Lolcatz, Santa and Death by Dog Cover Image

    Lolcatz, Santa and Death by Dog

    Author: Andrew Masterson | ISBN: 9781925324860

    In Lolcatz, Santa, and Death by Dog, Andrew Masterson explores the windier shores of science and technology research. Have you ever considered, for example, the influence of breasts in cyberterrorism? Or the role of cats in the Arab Spring? Did you know that there is a peer-reviewed paper describing the correct method for sticking a pin in a can of Guinness? Have you paused to wonder why our future might depend on finding sympathy for bushfire arsonists? And why male menopause is a feminist issue? In a rich collection of stories, Masterson takes a gleeful romp through the curiosities of science and tech research, pausing occasionally to interview some of the giants in the field, including cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson, string theorist Brian Greene, US science guy' Bill Nye, science comedian Robin Ince, and America's most wanted man, Edward Snowden. Masterson has a keen eye for an entertaining science yarn, and matches meticulous research with the ability to fascinate and entertain. His knack of uncovering the peculiar and revealing the ridiculous is second to none.' Sonya Pemberton, Emmy Award winning producer of science documentaries including Immortal, Catching Cancer and Jabbed: Love, fear and vaccines.

  • The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts Cover Image

    The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

    Author: Maja Safstrom | ISBN: 9781607748328

    An artfully playful collection of unexpected and remarkable facts about animals, illustrated by Swedish artist Maja Säfström. Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can’t walk backward? These and many more fascinating and surprising facts about the animal kingdom (Bees never sleep! Starfish don’t have brains!) are illustrated with whimsical detail in this charming collection.

  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs Cover Image

    Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

    Author: Lisa Randall | ISBN: 9781847923950

    "A bold intellectual synthesis from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists, blending cosmology, astronomy, particle physics and the history of life on Earth to suggest the existence of an entirely new force of nature. This book certainly ventures into the unknown, but that's where great physicists like to be." -- Professor Brian Cox "Only Lisa Randall can take us on such a thrilling scientific journey-from dinosaurs to DNA to comets to dark matter and to the past and future of our species. Randall's research is so thorough, the story so powerful, and her storytelling so compelling that I could not put this book down." -- Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies "World-renowned physicist Lisa Randall brings a fresh twist to one of the world's oldest murder mysteries: the death of the dinosaurs. With lively writing and wonderfully accessible explanations, she now convincingly implicates a new suspect as ultimately responsible for the hit: a novel kind of dark matter." -- Max Tegmark, physicist and author of Our Mathematical Universe "As strong in its poetic argument as it is in its speculative scientific argument, this book leads us pebble by pebble, step by step toward a sublime and unexpected vista. A book that should be required reading for those pursuing full citizenship in the universe." -- Walter Kirn, author of Blood Will Out and Up In The Air "Lisa Randall has produced an intriguing, insightful book that brilliantly weaves together the disparate subjects of cosmology and biology ... A simple, elegant theory that finally makes sense of mass extinctions. A must read for anyone interested in the precariousness of life on earth." -- Jack Horner, author of How To Build A Dinosaur

Kidlets

  • Beekle (The Adventures of) Cover Image

    Beekle (The Adventures of)

    Author: Dan Santat | ISBN: 9780316199988

    Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special

  • I Want My Hat Back Cover Image

    I Want My Hat Back

    Author: Jon Klassen | ISBN: 9781406338539

    The bear's hat is gone and he wants it back. Patiently and politely he asks the animals he comes across whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others.

  • Goodnight Already! Cover Image

    Goodnight Already!

    Author: Jory John | ISBN: 9780008101343

    Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbour. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear. How will Bear ever fall asleep!

  • My Teacher is a Monster Cover Image

    My Teacher is a Monster

    Author: Peter Brown | ISBN: 9781447257486

    Monsters -- and teachers -- are not always what they seem! Bobby has a problem at school. It's his teacher, Miss Kirby. She stomps, she roars, and she won't even let him throw paper aeroplanes in class . . . what a monster! One day the unthinkable happens when Bobby bumps into Miss Kirby outside school. However, he soon finds out there's more to her than meets the eye. This beautifully illustrated and brilliantly funny book from award-winning artist Peter Brown shows that monsters -- and teachers -- are not always as bad as they seem.

  • Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Cover Image

    Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

    Author: Mac Barnett | ISBN: 9781406357769

    Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find ... nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary - and finding it in a manner you'd never expect.

Art, Photography & Architecture

  • Archi-Graphic Cover Image

    Archi-Graphic

    Author: Frank Jacobus | ISBN: 9781780676197

    This informative and engaging book uses a variety of inventive infographics to take an unusual look at architecture in a way that would not be possible with words and images alone. Through a variety of different infographics it compares, for example, the range of materials and colours used by different architects, the relative locations of their buildings, who influenced who, and which architects are the most discussed. It also approaches architecture from more unconventional angles with spreads that show the kinds of architecture favoured by dictators, the networks of love affairs that architects got entangled in; the defining facial features of famous architects and so on. Irreverent and entertaining, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in architecture or infographics.

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    Graphic Design for Architects

    Author: Karen Lewis | ISBN: 9780415522618

    Graphic Design for Architects is a handbook of techniques, explanations and examples of graphic design most relevant to architects. The book covers a variety of scales of graphic design, everything from portfolio design and competition boards, to signage and building super-graphics - to address every phase of architectural production. This book combines and expands on information typically found in graphic design, information design, and architectural graphics books. As architectural communication increases to include more territory and components of a project, it is important for designers to be knowledgeable about the various ways in which to communicate visually. For instance, signage should be designed as part of the process - not something added at the end of a project; and the portfolio is a manifestation of how the designer works, not just an application to sell a design sensibility. In thinking about architecture as a systematic and visual project, the graphic design techniques outlined in this book will help architects process, organize and structure their work through the lens of visual communication. Each chapter is titled and organized by common architectural modes of communication and production. The chapters speak to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects' work. In this way, readers don't have to search through graphic design books to figure out what's relevant to them - this book provides a complete reference of graphic techniques and methods most useful to architects in getting their work done.

  • Drawing for Landcape Architecture Cover Image

    Drawing for Landcape Architecture

    Author: Edward Hutchinson | ISBN: 9780500289549

    The book reintroduces the importance of learning to ‘see by hand’, to visualize large-scale design schemes and explain them through drawing, before using the digital tools that are so crucial to efficient and cost-effective building solutions. Combining traditional drawing techniques with those from CAD rendering, Drawing for Landscape Architecture guides practitioners from their very first impression of a site, through concept and schematic design and client presentation to construction and site drawings, concluding with two case studies that show the final result.

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    Landscape Architecture

    Author: Robert Holden | ISBN: 9781780672700

    Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practise of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments. After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture. It looks at how design is represented through both drawing and modeling, and through digital techniques such as CAD and the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). This is followed by an examination of project management and landscape management techniques. Finally, the book explores educational and employment opportunities and the future of the profession in the context of climate change and sustainability. Illustrated with international examples of completed projects, Landscape Architecture provides an invaluable, one-stop resource for anyone considering studying or a career in this field.

  • The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings Cover Image

    The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

    Author: Marc Kushner | ISBN: 9781471141768

    Part of the TED series: The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings A pavilion made from paper. An inflatable concert hall. A building that eats smog. A bridge that grows grapes. The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings captures the soaring confidence, the thoughtful intelligence, the futuristic wonder, and at times the sheer whimsy of the world's most inspired and future-looking buildings. As author Marc Kushner explains, 'The future of architecture is not one of any dominant style, but rather a world of constant innovation and experimentation.' Like an architectural cabinet of wonders, the book captures this glorious global diversity. From soaring steel towers to bamboo bungalows; from iconic monuments to ingenious children's playgrounds, each page offers an unexpected glimpse of architecture's potential. Through his book and TEDTalk, Kushner suggests that in the age of social media, buildings speak louder than ever. Everyone with a smartphone has become an architectural photographer, snapping selfies with the world's most photogenic buildings. And this constant stream of photos ensures that architecture is now in conversation with the world. Its future matters more - and to more of us - than ever. Aimed at this new, broad audience for architecture, this is an essential and delightful guide to the future being built around us.

Nursing

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Black Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Black

    ISBN: 2770000272841

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Navy Blue Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Navy Blue

    ISBN: 2770000272865

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Orange Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Orange

    ISBN: 2770000272872

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Pearl Pink Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Pearl Pink

    ISBN: 2770000272889

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Plum Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Plum

    ISBN: 2770000272896

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Raspberry Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Raspberry

    ISBN: 2770000272902

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Turquoise Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Turquoise

    ISBN: 2770000272919

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Rose Pink Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Rose Pink

    ISBN: 2770000272926

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Lime Green  Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Lime Green

    ISBN: 2770000272933

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack  - Grey Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Grey

    ISBN: 2770000272797

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Emerald Green Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Emerald Green

    ISBN: 2770000272803

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Ceil Blue Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Ceil Blue

    ISBN: 2770000272810

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Lavender Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Lavender

    ISBN: 2770000272834

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

  • Littman Nursing Pack - Lemon Lime Cover Image

    Littman Nursing Pack - Lemon Lime

    ISBN: 2770000272858

    Littman Advanced Nursing Instrument packs contain a Classic III Littman stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, nursing pouch for rounds, penlight, scissors, fob watch and forceps. A fantastic, cost effective bundle especially beneficial to first year Nursing students. Please note: Image may differ slightly from pack.

DUSA Fiction

  • The Two Family House - DUSA PICK Cover Image

    The Two Family House - DUSA PICK

    Author: Lynda Cohen Loigman | ISBN: 9781250076922

    A moving and evocative debut set in a two-family brownstone in 1950s Brooklyn, unraveling a multigenerational story woven around a deeply buried family secret. Brooklyn, 1947: in the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born minutes apart to two women. They are sisters by marriage with an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic night; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and their once deep friendship begins to unravel. No one knows why, and no one can stop it. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost but not quite wins.

  • The Best of Adam Sharp Cover Image

    The Best of Adam Sharp

    Author: Graeme Simsion | ISBN: 9781925355376

    A novel about love, music and coming to terms with the past, from the author of the international bestseller The Rosie Project. On the cusp of fifty, Adam Sharp has a loyal partner, earns a good income as an IT contractor and is the music-trivia expert at quiz nights. It’s the lifestyle he wanted, but something’s missing. Two decades ago, on the other side of the world, his part-time piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, who’d abandoned law studies to pursue her acting dream. She gave Adam a chance to make it something more than an affair—but he didn’t take it. And now he can’t shake off his nostalgia for what might have been. Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously? How far will he go for a second chance?

  • Black Eyed Susans Cover Image

    Black Eyed Susans

    Author: Julia Heaberlin | ISBN: 9781405921275

    Seventeen-year-old Tessa, dubbed a 'Black-Eyed Susan' by the media, became famous for being the only victim to survive the vicious attack of a serial killer. Her testimony helped to put a dangerous criminal behind bars - or so she thought. Now, decades later the Black-Eyed Susans planted outside Tessa's bedroom window seem to be a message from a killer who should be safely in prison. Haunted by fragmented memories of the night when she was attacked and terrified for her own teenage daughter's safety, can Tessa uncover the truth about the killer before it's too late?

  • Dirt Music Cover Image

    Dirt Music

    Author: Tim Winton | ISBN: 9780143568797

    Georgie Jutland is a mess. At forty, with her career in ruins, she finds herself stranded in White Point with a fisherman she doesn't love and two kids whose dead mother she can never replace. Leached of all confidence, she spends her days in isolated tedium and her nights in a blur of vodka self-recrimination. One morning, in the boozy pre-dawn gloom, she sees, a shadow drifting up the beach below - a loner called Luther Fox, with danger in his wake.