Congratulations to Professor Rick Shine for winning the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Professor Shine’s research into cane toads and their effects on predators are a vital component of Nigel Turvey’s book on cane toads and other invasive introduced species, Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science.
Doglogbook has been designed by animal welfare scientists in the Faculty of Veterinary Science to be a dog’s new best friend, helping ensure optimum quality of life and happiness – from puppyhood through to old age to assist with difficult end-of-life decisions. The app complements research and information from Professors Paul McGreevy and Bob Boakes, in their book, Carrots and sticks: principles of animal training.
Published to coincide with the bicentennial celebrations of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Gardens of History and Imagination: Growing New South Wales will delight gardeners and history buffs alike. The book features ten scholars, members of the Independent Scholars Association (Sybil Jack, Janet George, Gaynor Macdonald, Ailsa McPherson, Colleen Morris, Gretchen Poiner, John Ramsland, Stuart Read, Catherine Rogers and Sue Rosen) exploring the social, cultural and economic significance of gardens in the history of New South Wales. The book is beautifully produced and richly illustrated with rarely seen images from the State Library’s Mitchell collections.
Would you like to learn more about what archaeologists do? Participate in the celebration of National Archaeology Week with events and activities for the general public organised throughout Australia to discover how archaeologists work and how they contribute to the study of the human past. Since 2003, National Archaeology Week has focused on showcasing the work of Australian archaeologists at home and overseas, and promoting the importance of protecting Australia’s archaeological heritage. And if you cannot get to any events, you can always read a book.
“Birns’s critical flexibility can be seen in how easily he draws poetry and prose into dialogue with one another’s ideas and histories.” (Bonny Cassidy)
“Australian literature has found a committed and honest umpire” (Geordie Williamson)
Read reviews of Contemporary Australian Literature: A world not yet dead in The Australian (paywall) and Cordite.
The SUP eStore will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Saturday 20 February 2016 from 7am AEDT. Shopping will be available again from 8pm. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Reading Aboriginal Women’s Life Stories is an important discussion of books that have shaped our understanding of contemporary Indigenous Australian literature. Anne Brewster provides an in-depth textual analysis of three key titles and situates them in relation to concepts of history, race, gender, family, storytelling and Aboriginality in modern Australia.