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  • Rocks and Minerals of The World

    Geology for Kids - Minerology and Sedimentology

    by Baby Professor

    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

    $5.60 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

    $10.99 AUD

  • Born to be Riled

    by Jeremy Clarkson

    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

  • 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, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Landscape and Building Design for Bushfire Areas

    by Caird Ramsay and 1 more

    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

    $32.00 AUD

  • The Owner Builder

    by Leeza Sipek and 2 more

    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

    $36.07 AUD

  • Global Megatrends

    Seven Patterns of Change Shaping Our Future

    by Stefan Hajkowicz

    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

    $28.04 AUD

  • Brunel

    The Man Who Built the World

    by Dan Cruickshank and 1 more

    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

  • Practical Straw Bale Building

    by Murray Hollis

    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

    $23.97 AUD

  • Mulholland and The St. Francis Dam

    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

    Free

  • WSUD Engineering Procedures: Stormwater

    Stormwater

    by Melbourne Water

    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

    $79.19 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

    $36.95 AUD

  • 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

    $32.00 AUD

  • Built

    The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures

    by Roma Agrawal

    Imagine you woke up one morning to find everything created by engineers had disappeared. What would you see?No cars, no houses; no phones, bridges or roads. No tunnels under tidal rivers, no soaring skyscrapers. The impact that engineering has had on the human experience is undeniable, but it is also often invisible.In BUILT, structural engineer Roma Agrawal takes a unique look at how construction ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • 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

    $55.98 AUD

  • Soils for Landscape Development

    Selection, Specification and Validation

    by Elke Haege and 1 more

    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

    $55.98 AUD

  • Understanding Land Development

    A Project-Based Approach

    by Eddo Coiacetto

    This book draws on the author’s considerable expertise in land development processes and planning, and planning education. It takes a learning-by-doing studio approach and shows how to undertake a development feasibility study in three main stages: the preliminary proposal, a design and finally, a full report with a financially appraised proposal. Understanding Land Development shows how to tackle ... Read more

    $47.95 AUD

  • Urban Nation

    Australia's Planning Heritage

    by Robert Freestone

    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

    $64.01 AUD

  • Planning Melbourne

    Lessons for a Sustainable City

    by Robin Goodman and 2 more

    For more than a decade, Melbourne has had the fastest-growing population of any Australian capital city. It is expanding outward while also growing upward through vast new high-rise developments in the inner suburbs. With an estimated 1.6 million additional homes needed by 2050, planners and policymakers need to address current and emerging issues of amenity, function, productive capacity and ... Read more

    $47.95 AUD

  • Sustainable Futures

    Linking Population, Resources and the Environment

    by Jenny Goldie and 1 more

    Sustainable Futures explores the links between population growth, diminishing resources and environmental challenges, and the implications for Australia's future. Written by leaders in their field, and based on presentations from the 2013 Fenner Conference on 'Population, Resources and Climate Change', this book is a timely insight into the intertwined challenges that we currently face, and what ... Read more

    $32.00 AUD

  • Positive Energy Homes

    Creating Passive Houses for Better Living

    by Robin Brimblecombe and 1 more

    Positive energy homes enable people to live healthy and comfortable lives with energy left over to share. Creating a house you love that produces surplus energy is surprisingly easy with a thorough understanding of how buildings work and careful attention to detail in construction. The Passive House standard, with its well-proven track record, forms the basis for creating positive energy homes. ... Read more

    $47.95 AUD

  • Living Architecture

    Green Roofs and Walls

    by Christine Goodwin and 1 more

    Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, Living Architecture highlights the most exciting green roof and living wall projects in Australia and New Zealand within an international context. Cities around the world are becoming denser, with greater built form resulting in more hard surfaces and less green space, leaving little room for vegetation or habitat. One way of creating more ... Read more

    $67.97 AUD

  • Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents

    by James Reason

    Major accidents are rare events due to the many barriers, safeguards and defences developed by modern technologies. But they continue to happen with saddening regularity and their human and financial consequences are all too often unacceptably catastrophic. One of the greatest challenges we face is to develop more effective ways of both understanding and limiting their occurrence. This lucid book ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD