On the shelf

Looking for a good book? There’s no shortage of material written by or featuring UWA alumni, academics and students. We’ve rounded up a few suggestions, and you can always check UWA Publishing for more.

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Reclaiming The Urban Commons

Reclaiming The Urban Commons

Edited by Nick Rose and Andrea Gaynor
$29.99
This book describes how to translate concepts of sustainable production into daily practices and ways of sharing spaces and working together for mutual benefit, and also reflects on how we can learn from our productive urban past.


Octet

Octet

James Wieland
$29.95
A luminous story of disclosure and concealment, of love and its opposites explored in their various tones and shades, and of those who embrace life's alternatives and those who deny them.


Falling Backwards

Falling Backwards

Jo Jones
$39.99
UWA Publishing

This book deals with the publically-waged debate over the suitability of novelists to render authoritative versions of significant events or periods as its starting point.


Visualising Human rights

Visualising Human rights

Edited by Jane Lyndon
$34.99
UWA Publishing

Visualising Human Rights is about the diverse ways that visual images have been used to define, contest, or argue on behalf of human rights. It brings together leading scholars to examine visual practices surrounding human rights around the globe.


Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Camilla Nelson and Rachel Robertson
$29.99
UWA Publishing

This book confronts the issues that do not appear in many discussions of mothering, from divorce and over-burdened court systems, parenting children with a disability, to the big business of mummy-dom, to shifting ideas about fathers, to the increasing numbers of women who choose not to have children.


Stardust and Golden

Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

Edited by Jane Lydon and Lyndall Ryan
$34.99
NewSouth Books

Marking the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre, this book brings together writers, historians and artists to explore the significance of this stain on Australian history.


Stardust and Golden

Stardust and Golden

Doug McEachern
$24.99
UWA Publishing

Stardust and Golden captures the heady days of resistance, of young lives shaped by a far-off war, and of music, and abandon.


The New Fortune Theatre

The New Fortune Theatre

Ciara Rawnsley and Robert White
$39.99
UWA Publishing

The New Fortune Theatre – That Vast Open Stage celebrates the rich history of the New Fortune Theatre at The University of Western Australia.


The Coal truth New

The Coal Truth

David Ritter
$29.99
UWA Publishing

The Coal Truth, by UWA alumni and Chief Executive Officer of Greenpeace Australia Pacific David Ritter, has a simple message - stop the proposed Adani Carmichael Mine in Queensland from going ahead.


Crosscurrents: Law and Society in a Native Title Claim to Land and Sea

Planning Boomtown and Beyond

Sharon Biermann, Donia Olaru, Valerià Paül
$50.00
UWA Publishing

This book showcases the modern-day boomtown of Perth, which is on a trajectory to almost double in size by 2050. An inspiring collection of analyses, cases and policy options.


Crosscurrents: Law and Society in a Native Title Claim to Land and Sea

Crosscurrents: Law and Society in a Native Title Claim to Land and Sea

Katie Glaskin
$39.99
UWA Publishing

Tracing the path of a native title claim in the Kimberley region from inception to resolution, Crosscurrents examines the web of historical events that shaped its beginnings, its intersection with evolving case law, and the labyrinth of legal process, evidence and argument that ultimately shaped its end.


Spectacular Spencer Gray

The Spectacular Spencer Gray

Deb Fitzpatrick
$14.99
Fremantle Press

Spencer Gray is just an ordinary kid, but he manages to get into some pretty extraordinary situations. When he stumbles on a sinister operation in the bush, his life goes into overdrive. UWA Master of Arts grad Deb Fitzpatrick lives and works in Fremantle and has authored four novels.


Stepping Off: Rewilding And Belonging In The South-West

Stepping Off: Rewilding And Belonging In The South-West

Thomas M. Wilson
$29.99
Fremantle Press

Stepping Off tells the story of the south-western corner of WA. It is an environmental history as well as a social history and, as the author says, an invitation to reconnect with the land – and in doing so, ourselves. Honorary Research Fellow at UWA Thomas M. Wilson has a PhD in Literature and the Environment.


Cyclones and Shadows: Stories From Up North

Cyclones and Shadows: Stories From Up North

Dudgeon and Oxenham
$14.99
Fremantle Press

Drawing on the authors' own experiences, these charming introduce young readers to the world of contemporary Indigenous storytelling. The authors include Pat Dudgeon, Head of the School of Indigenous Studies at UWA, and her nieces Sabrina and Laura.