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  • Saving Port Moresby

    Fighting at the end of the Kokoda Track

    Japanese Major General Horii Tomitarô, commanding the South Seas Force, was after taking Kokoda Plateau in late July tasked with entering the Owen Stanley Range to capture Port Morseby. After the battles for Deniki and Isurava, his troops were pushing south through the mountains. The Australians under Brigadier Arnold Potts, however, were not in rout, but were involved in a determined fighting ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Chief Engineer

    The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

    by Erica Wagner ...
    A New Statesman Book of the Year for 2017His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic death. It has stood for more than 130 years and is now as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet, as recognisable as the bridge is, its builder is too often ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Born to be Riled

    Born to be Riled is a collection of hilarious vintage journalism from Jeremy Clarkson.Jeremy Clarkson, it has to said, sometimes finds the world a maddening place. And nowhere more so than from behind the wheel of a car, where you can see any number of people acting like lunatics while in control (or not) of a ton of metal.In this collection of classic columns, first published in 1999, Jeremy ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Basic Structures

    Basic Structures provides the student with a clear explanation of structural concepts, using many analogies and examples. Real examples and case studies show the concepts in use, and the book is well illustrated with full colour photographs and many line illustrations, giving the student a thorough grounding in the fundamentals and a 'feel' for the way buildings behave structurally. With many ... Read more

    $64.99 AUD

  • Monash

    The Outsider Who Won A War

    by Roland Perry ...
    ‘Compelling and wholly absorbing... among the most remarkable Australians of his time’ Senator Bob Carr, Foreign Affairs MinisterAustralian general Sir John Monash changed the way wars were fought and won. When the British and German high commands of the First World War failed to gain ascendency after fours years of slaughter never before seen in human history, Monash used innovative techniques ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hello World

    How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

    by Hannah Fry ...
    **'One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms. . .deserves a place on the bestseller charts.' (The Times)You are accused of a crime. Who would you rather determined your fate - a human or an algorithm?**An algorithm is more consistent and less prone to error of judgement. Yet a human can look you in the eye before passing sentence.Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Woman on the Bridge

    You saw The Girl on the Train. You watched The Woman in the Window. Now meet The Woman on the Bridge

    by Holly Seddon ...
    'Strangers On A Train meets The Pact in this high concept thriller: daring, dramatic and totally original, I loved it.' Gillian McAllisterHow far would you go to save a perfect stranger?Maggie is trapped. Dumped on her wedding day, rejected by her family and hounded by a man determined to make her suffer.Charlotte is desperate. Double-crossed by her only friend and facing total ruin, she wi... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Landscape and Building Design for Bushfire Areas

    Shortlisted in TAFE Vocational Education category in the 2004 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing. The devastation wreaked by bushfires on Australian homes and landscapes is an all too familiar scenario. Yet, why do we often see one house burn, whilst an apparently similar house on an adjacent block can endure? Research has shown that many factors affect the chances of a ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • The Owner Builder

    Building your own home could save you thousands of dollars. The Owner Builder is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for people who want to build their dream home in a financially responsible manner. From choosing a block of land to decorating the inside of the house, this book guides the reader through the entire building process. The authors share their personal experiences with photos of ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Global Megatrends

    Seven Patterns of Change Shaping Our Future

    A scarcity of natural resources. The challenge to protect biodiversity and the global climate. Rapid economic growth and urbanisation in Asia and the developing world. Changing demographics and an ageing population. The impact of new digital technologies. Consumer expectations for services, experiences and social interaction. An imperative to innovate. Megatrends are gradual yet powerful ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Brunel

    The Man Who Built the World

    A celebration of the life and engineering achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by two of the world's foremost authorities.In his lifetime, Isambard Kingdom Brunel towered over his profession. Today, he remains the most famous engineer in history, the epitome of the volcanic creative forces which brought about the Industrial Revolution - and brought modern society into being.Brunel's ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • MH370: Mystery Solved

    by Larry Vance ...
    On March 8th, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with 239 people on board, disappeared into the dark of the night, never to be heard from again. The disappearance of MH370 has been described as the "greatest mystery in the history of aviation". Despite the efforts of an international investigation team, and millions of dollars spent searching the ocean bottom for the wreckage site, no one has ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Rocks and Minerals of The World

    Geology for Kids - Minerology and Sedimentology

    series Children's Rocks & Minerals Books
    Those stones you see might be an important mineral that the Earth creates. This book will open your child’s minds to the importance of the rocks and minerals you can dig up. It is a very informative book that is complete with images and just the right amount of texts too. Go ahead and get a copy of this book today! ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Practical Straw Bale Building

    Building with straw bales is being embraced by amateurs and professionals for its versatility, comfort, environmental friendliness and high insulation. New methods should expand its growing worldwide popularity. In Practical Straw Bale Building, Murray Hollis uses simple, easy to understand language to describe the established techniques of straw bale construction and ways in which they can be ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Hell's Gorge

    The Battle to Build the Panama Canal

    2014 is the 100-year-anniversary of the panama canal: one of the most extraordinary engineering feats in world history.Hell's Gorge traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mulholland and The St. Francis Dam

    The Green Beret Guide to Great Disasters

    by Bob Mayer ...
    "Quote: During the Los Angeles Coroner's Inquest, William Mulholland said, ""this inquest is a very painful for me to have to attend but it is the occasion of that is painful. The only ones I envy about this whole thing are the ones who are dead."" In later testimony, after responding to a question, he added, ""Whether it is good or bad, don't blame anyone else, you just fasten it on me. If there ... Read more

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  • Australian Planting Design

    by Paul Thompson ...
    Australian Planting Design identifies and explores all aspects of developing better planting designs on any scale, raising awareness of the essential elements and encouraging readers to look with fresh eyes, to create anew. This new edition guides the reader through all the stages of designing a new garden and helps to visualise the garden through an understanding of space, light, earth form, ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines

    by Joseph Potak ...
    series Motorbooks Workshop
    For gearheads who want to build or modify popular LS engines, How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines provides the most detailed and extensive instructions ever offered for those modding LS engines through the Gen IV models.The LS1 engine shook the performance world when introduced in the 1997 Corvette. Today the LS9 version far eclipses even the mightiest big-blocks from the muscle car era, ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • WSUD Engineering Procedures: Stormwater

    Stormwater

    Managing the urban water cycle needs to be underpinned by key sustainability principles of water consumption, water recycling, waste minimisation and environmental protection. The integration of urban water cycle management with urban planning and design is known as Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). One of the key elements of WSUD is the management of urban stormwater, both as a resource and ... Read more

    $79.99 AUD

  • The Great Stink of London

    Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis

    In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of over two million Londoners was pouring into the river and was being carried to and fro by the tides. The Times called the crisis "The Great Stink". Parliament had to act - drastic measures ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Life and Death of the Australian Backyard

    by Tony Hall ...
    A substantial backyard has long been considered an iconic feature of the Australian suburb. Nevertheless, during the 1990s, a dramatic change occurred: substantial backyards largely disappeared from new suburban houses in Australia. Whatever the size of lot, the dwelling now covers most of its developable area. Although the planning system does not actually promote this change, it does little to ... Read more

    $55.99 AUD

  • Soils for Landscape Development

    Selection, Specification and Validation

    Soils for Landscape Development provides a clear, practical and systematic template for specifying landscape soils based on scientific criteria. The soil specifications provide essential information and a universally applicable method for landscape architects and designers, specification writers, landscape contractors and soil supply companies to ensure quality and fit-for-purpose soils. A strong ... Read more

    $55.99 AUD

  • Johnstown Flood

    The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Urban Nation

    Australia's Planning Heritage

    Urban Nation: Australia's Planning Heritage provides the first national survey of the historical impact of urban planning and design on the Australian landscape. This ambitious account looks at every state and territory from the earliest days of European settlement to the present day. It identifies and documents hundreds of places - parks, public spaces, redeveloped precincts, neighbourhoods, ... Read more

    $64.99 AUD