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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Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools

3rd edition

Robyn Jorgensen, Shelley Dole and Kevin Larkin

An accessible introduction to classroom mathematics teaching at primary and middle years levels, updated throughout to reflect recent research and best practice with ICT.

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Changing Australian Education

Alan Reid

From one of Australia's leading education thinkers comes a trenchant critique of the current state of Australian schooling, and an inspiring and evidence-based proposal for a new direction.

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Aboriginal Australians

Richard Broome

5th edition

The highly regarded history of Australia's First Nations people since colonisation, fully updated for this fifth edition.