Due to the high volume of orders our printers receive at this time of year, if you require a book before Christmas, your order must be placed with us no later than 30 November 2015. ANU Press cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas if books are ordered on or after 1 December. Please be aware that the hectic nature of the season means courier delivery times may be longer than usual.


Portable Document Format (PDF) Instructions

You will need to have the latest version of Adobe Reader (eg. version 7 or later) to view the PDF correctly. You can download and install this software for free by visiting http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/alternate.html

Click on link to download whole book or individual chapters

Shaping a Nation

Due to file size, Shaping a Nation is only available as individual chapter files.

  1. Australia and the Australian people (9 MB)
  2. Australia in time and space (13 MB)
  3. Living Australia (6 MB)
  4. Out of Gondwana (10.6 MB)
  5. Old, flat and red—Australia’s distinctive landscape (11 MB)
  6. Living on the edge—waterfront views (8.5 MB)
  7. Groundwater—lifeblood of the continent (10 MB)
  8. Foundations of wealth—Australia’s major mineral provinces (8.5 MB)
  9. Sustaining Australia’s wealth—economic growth from a stable base (6 MB)
  10. Deep heat—Australia’s energy future? (12.7 MB)
  11. Advance Australia Fair (2.7 MB)


Please use the form below to leave any feedback you might have regarding this title.

Updated: 29 August 2012/ Responsible Officer: Director, SIS and University Librarian / Page Contact: ANU Press