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  • The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

    by Lars Mytting and 1 more

    A family story of epic scale, b****y the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD and THE BELL IN THE LAKE."An intricate story about war, family, secrets and,yes, wood ... An engaging, satisfying read" The Times"So cleverly plotted, and it builds up such effortless dramatic momentum as it zeroes in on its conclusion" *Scotsman***Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn gra... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Cost Engineering for Project Success

    An Australian Perspective, Second Edition

    by Laurence J Pole

    The measure of a successful project is “did it achieve its intended purpose” and “was it completed on time and within budget”. Cost Engineering is the art and science of putting in place controls and methodologies to achieve the best outcomes for a project. The purpose of this book is to provide students, engineers and project personnel with an understanding of the fundamental factors affecting ... Read more

    $38.05 AUD

  • A City Lost and Found

    Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

    by Robyn Annear

    “Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain.” —Herald, 1925.The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892–1992). Its famous sign – ‘Whelan the Wrecker is Here’ on a pile of shifting rubble – was a laconic ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Cost Engineering for Project Success

    An Australian Perspective

    by Laurence J Pole

    The measure of a successful project is “did it achieve its intended purpose” and “was it completed on time and within budget”. Cost Engineering is the art and science of putting in place controls and methodologies to achieve the best outcomes for a project. The purpose of this book is to provide students and project personnel with an understanding of the fundamental factors affecting project ... Read more

    $31.23 AUD

  • A Night to Remember

    The Classic Bestselling Account of the Sinking of the Titanic

    by Brian Lavery and 2 more

    'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-PresidentOn April 15th, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic bestselling history of the voyage, the wreck and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Death of Holden

    The bestselling account of the decline of Australian manufacturing

    by Royce Kurmelovs

    Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia (Qantas being another). The closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.When Holden signalled that it would close its Adelaide factory, it struck at the very heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The E-Myth Contractor

    Why Most Contractors' Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

    by Michael E. Gerber

    With The E-Myth Contractor, Michael E. Gerber launches a series of books that apply the E-Myth to specific types of small businesses. The first is aimed at contractors.This book reveals a radical new mind-set that will free contractors from the tyranny of an unprofitable, unproductive routine. With specific tips on topics as crucial as planning, money and personnel management, The E-Myth ... Read more

    $20.99 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

  • Welding For Dummies

    by Steven Robert Farnsworth

    Get the know-how to weld like a proBeing a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task.This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

  • Kevin McCloud’s How to Make Your House a Home (Collins Shorts, Book 3)

    by Kevin McCloud

    series Collins Shorts #3
    Collins Shorts – insight in an instant.Kevin McCloud’s advice for setting up or doing up your home. Kevin will show you the things worth spending your money on, and the things you might cut back on. Helpful and incisive advice on design, construction and style from the foremost voice in modern architectural design.Collins Shorts are a fresh look at the ebook short, with the emphasis on vibrant ... Read more

    $4.99 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

  • Kevin McCloud’s Principles of Home: Making a Place to Live

    by Kevin McCloud

    A practical paperback edition of the landmark design manifesto from the UK’s favourite design guru.In this inspirational yet also practical paperback Kevin explores all areas of domestic living, from materialism to sustainability, craftsmanship to comfort. Kevin’s beautifully written text brings insight and understanding to enjoying life in the 21st century, but crucially he offers detailed, ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Welder's Handbook

    A Guide to Plasma Cutting, Oxyacetylene, ARC, MIG and TIG Welding, Revised and Updated

    by Richard Finch

    A newly-updated, state-of-the-art guide to MIG and TIG arc welding technology.Written by a noted authority in the field, this revised edition of HP's bestselling automotive book-for over 20 years-is a detailed, instructional manual on the theory, technique, equipment, and proper procedures of metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. ... Read more

    $27.93 AUD

  • Wood Carving for Beginners

    by Charles H. Hayward

    This early work on wood carving is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains details of the tools, materials and techniques involved in different styles of wood carving. This is a fascinating work and highly recommended for anyone interested in the art of the decorative woodwork. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD

  • Shipping Container Homes

    The best guide to building a shipping container home and tiny house living, including plans, tips, FAQs, and more!

    by Damon Jones

    SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMESShipping container homes are rapidly growing in popularity for a wide variety of reasons. Not only are they unique, they are also very inexpensive, often costing up to 50% less than a traditionally built house of comparable size!Container homes are eco-friendly, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing – making them an easy choice for many new homeowners.This book will ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD

  • Building Stone Walls

    Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

    by Charles McRaven

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. ... Read more

    $5.93 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

  • Finance and Control for Construction

    by Chris March

    Drawing on a wealth of practical experience, both in the construction industry and teaching students, Chris March presents this study of construction management and the major aspects of controlling the building process.Covering the stages from the client's initiation, to the final handover of the building, March includes evidence from those currently working in the industry, and covers the key ... Read more

    $76.77 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

  • Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists

    by Dustyn Roberts

    Get Your Move On!In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project ... Read more

    $36.95 AUD

  • Building Your Own Home For Dummies

    by Kevin Daum and 2 more

    Keep construction on track with helpful checklistsTurn your dream of a custom home into reality!Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely -- and staying sane during ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Plumbing Made Easy: Flash

    by Roy Treloar

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Plumbing Made Easy is a short, simple and easy to follow guide to mastering some simple plumbing jobs that might occur on an everyday basis. By learning some basic skills and techniques you can learn how to carry out repairs and ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD