James Boyce

James Boyce
James Boyce is a writer and historian. His books include Original Sin: Born Bad and the Making of the Western WorldLosing Streak: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gambling Industry and Van Diemen's Land.

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Tablet or toilet?


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The selfish gene

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins published The Selfish Gene in 1976, the book that established his reputation and which, his closest supporters maintain, ‘takes pride of place among his achievements’. With it, he helped popularise the idea that not only the …

'The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia' By Bill Gammage, Allen and Unwin, 384pp; $49.99

‘The Biggest Estate on Earth’ by Bill Gammage


Modern environmental sensibility has not increased the number of Australians who are able to imagine what our dominant homelands – the coastlands of the temperate zone – were like before European settlement. Such has been the transformation of the …