Science and Nature Universe Phaidon Wise Trees Diane Cook & Len Jenshel Birdmania Bernd Brunner HB $79.95 Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand—or who have been inspired by—the beauty and mystery of stars, planets and beyond. The selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds. HB $55.00 Leading landscape photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel present Wise Trees—a stunning photography book containing more than 50 trees with remarkable stories from around the world. Cook and Jenshel spent two years travelling across five continents to photograph some of the world’s most historic and inspirational trees. This project inspires awareness of the enduring role of trees in nurturing and sheltering humanity. PB $34.99 There is no denying that many people are crazy for birds. Packed with intriguing facts and exquisite and rare artwork, Birdmania showcases an eclectic and fascinating selection of bird devotees who would do anything for their feathered friends. As this book illustrates, people who love birds, whether they are amateurs or professionals, are as captivating and varied as the birds that give flight to their dreams. The River of Consciousness Oliver Sacks Darwin's Backyard James T. Costa Call of the Reed Warbler Charles Massy PB $32.99 In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories. But recently he had been reflecting on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifetime of medical practice, and in light of recent neuroscientific evidence and theories. The River of Consciousness will be a broader and more direct look at how the brain and mind work, incorporating Sacks' rich historical and personal context. HB $39.95 Darwin’s Backyard shows Charles Darwin as a nimble experimenter. Using his garden and greenhouse, Darwin tested ideas of his landmark theory of evolution with an astonishing array of hands-on experiments that could be done without specialised equipment. From the experiments’ results, he plumbed the laws of nature for the arguments of On the Origin of Species and his other works. Includes directions for 18 hands-on experiments. PB $39.95 Call of the Reed Warbler shows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our planet. This book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution can save the planet, help turn climate change around and build healthy people and communities.