Academic & Professional Reference Books

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. 

The academic list at Allen & Unwin includes student textbooks and professional reference titles in the following subject areas:

• Anthropology & Archaeology
• Australian Studies
• Cultural & Media Studies
• Defence Studies
• Education
• Health Sciences, Nursing & Nutrition
• History
• Indigenous Studies
• Politics & Public Policy
• Science
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Writing Skills

We also distribute books published by a number of UK publishers, including Faber & Faber, Granta, A&C Black, Bloomsbury Academic, Continuum, Berg, Fairchild, Bristol Classics, Duckworth, Icon, Profile and also Atlantic Books from the US.







Latest Academic Releases

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The Australian Policy Handbook

6th edition

Catherine Althaus, Peter Bridgman and Glyn Davis

A fully revised and updated 6th edition of this classic introduction to the process of policy development in government.

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Outdoor Learning Environments

Edited by Helen Little, Sue Elliott and Shirley Wyver

An early childhood undergraduate text explaining the importance of outdoor play in the early years.

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Developing Positive Classroom Environments

Edited by Beth Saggers

A textbook for pre-service teachers providing practical guidance on managing classroom behaviour in the middle years.


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