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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Law in Australian Society

Keiran Hardy

An introductory guide to the nature of law and government in Australia suitable for beginners.

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The Art of Teaching Science

3rd edition

Edited by Vaille Dawson, Grady Venville and Jennifer Donovan

A fully revised and updated new edition of the highly successful introduction to the theory and practice of science teaching in secondary schools.

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Everyday Community Practice

Amanda Howard and Margot Rawsthorne

A practice-focused resource for community workers and students.