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Resources for academics

Whether you are a University or TAFE teacher, a student or researcher, we provide a range of academic titles and textbooks to assist you in your teaching, learning and research.

Over the years we have had the privilege of publishing many discipline shaping books across the academic spectrum, and we’re committed to continuing in this vein.  We publish leading Australian and international academics in their respective fields. We also distribute a number of UK publishers, including Faber & Faber, Granta, A&C Black, Bloomsbury Academic, Continuum, Berg, Fairchild, Bristol Classics, Duckworth, Icon, Profile and Atlantic Books from the US.


The following new editions are available for second semester 2014 adoptions.

Media Studies
The Media & Communication in Australia - 4th Edition

Public Relations - 4th Edition

Statistics & Research Methods
Surveys in Social Research - 6th Edition

Introducing Mental Health Nursing - 2nd Edition

Principles of Occupational Health & Hygiene - 2nd Edition

Public Health Practice in Australia - 2nd Edition

Strategic Sport Marketing - 2nd Edition

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Inspection copies

Are you on the teaching staff of a University or TAFE?  If so, then you are able to view inspection copies of selected academic titles when considering them for use as textbooks. More about requesting inspection copies.

Desk copies

If you adopt one of our books as a prescribed textbook for 12 or more students, you may be eligible for a complimentary desk copy. To request a complimentary desk copy please contact our Academic Co-ordinator:

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New Titles

Academic & Professional

A Comprehensive Guide to Classroom Management

by Louise Porter

A comprehensive and authoritative handbook on proactively managing students' behaviour in primary and secondary schools.

AUD $69.99

A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work

by Lorraine Muller

Lorraine Muller outlines a theory for professional practice with Indigenous clients in the human services, based on traditional Indigenous knowledge a... more

AUD $49.99

Taking God to School

by Marion Maddox

In Australia's public schools, students are now routinely exposed to evangelism from very conservative Christian groups. Marion Maddox uncovers the su... more

AUD $29.99

Telling True Stories

by Matthew Ricketson

Explores the key challenges in writing narrative non-fiction, and shows how some of the best in the business do it - an invaluable guide for anyone wh... more

AUD $39.99

A History of Australian Schooling

by Craig Campbell and Helen Proctor

A social history of school education in Australia, from dame schools and one teacher classrooms in the bush, to the growth of private schools under pu... more

AUD $45.00

Public Health Practice in Australia

by Vivian Lin, James Smith and Sally Fawkes

A comprehensive introduction to public health in Australia, now in its second edition. Taking an applied approach, it offers a systematic overview of ... more

AUD $89.99

The Media and Communications in Australia

by Edited by Stuart Cunningham and Sue Turnbull

The most widely used introduction to the Australian media, fully updated to reflect the increasing prominence of the internet in the communication and... more

AUD $55.00

Public Relations

by Edited by Jane Johnston and Mark Sheehan

The leading introduction to public relations has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best contemporary practice in this increasingly influe... more

AUD $65.00

Strategic Sport Marketing

by David Shilbury, Hans Westerbeek, Shayne Quick, Daniel Funk and Adam Karg

A fully revised edition of this widely used introduction to sport marketing by leading educators. With international examples it remains the most comp... more

AUD $65.00

Poisoned Planet

by Julian Cribb

From morning to night, we are surrounded by man-made chemicals, most of them untested, many of them toxic. It's the price we pay for convenient, cheap... more

AUD $29.99

The Luck of the Irish

by Babette Smith

The author of the bestselling Cargo of Women and Australia's Birthstain tracks the lives of Irish convicts who arrived in Australia the mid-1800s, unc... more

AUD $32.99

Tasmania's Convicts

by Alison Alexander

The story of the 72,000 convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1853, and the colony they built.

AUD $32.99