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  • 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

  • Seashaken Houses

    A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

    by Tom Nancollas

    **'A thrilling celebration of lighthouses' i newspaperAn enthralling history of Britain's rock lighthouses, and the people who built and inhabited them**Lighthouses are enduring monuments to our relationship with the sea. They encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more noble, conceived as navigational gifts for the safety of all. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Landscape Graphics

    Plan, Section, and Perspective Drawing of Landscape Spaces

    by Grant Reid

    Announcing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! Landscape Graphics is the architect’s ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design process, the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand ... Read more

    $23.31 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

  • Feng Shui: Seeing Is Believing

    Essential Geomancy for Beginners and Skeptics

    by Jampa Ludrup and 1 more

    In this pithy and practical handbook, Ven. Jampa Ludrup lays out the fundamentals of feng shui without any of the opaque mysticism that sometimes clouds the practice. "The aim of this book," he writes, "is to help you have more happiness in your life." Through his easy-to-understand instructions, diagrams, and photos, Ludrup illustrates how simple alterations to the layout of your home can vastly ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • Flowscapes

    Designing infrastructure as landscape

    by Van Der Hoeven Frank and 3 more

    Flowscapes explores concepts, methods and techniques for design-related research on landscape infrastructures. Their main objective is to engage environmental and societal issues by means of integrative and design oriented approaches. Through focusing on interdisciplinary design-related research of landscape infrastructures they provide important clues for the development of spatial armatures that ... Read more


  • Australian Native Plants

    The Kings Park Experience

    by Mark Webb

    Australian Native Plants provides a comprehensive guide to the horticulture of our native plants. Based on nearly 50 years of experience at Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, the book describes the necessary growing conditions for mainly Western Australian native plants and covers some of the more technical aspects such as plant propagation and grafting, the use and benefits of tissue culture ... Read more

    $32.00 AUD

  • Planting in a Post-Wild World

    Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

    by Thomas Rainer and 1 more

    “As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago TribuneOver time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia ... Read more

    $39.59 AUD

  • Foundations of Landscape Architecture

    Integrating Form and Space Using the Language of Site Design

    by Norman Booth

    A visually engaging introduction to landscape architectural designLandscape architectural design seeks to create environments that accommodate users' varying lifestyles and needs, incorporate cultural heritage, promote sustainability, and integrate functional requirements for optimal enjoyment. Foundations of Landscape Architecture introduces the foundational concepts needed to effectively ... Read more

    $83.99 AUD

  • The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

    How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems

    by Douglas Barnes

    Maximize your water harvesting potential with efficient, cost-effective earthworksIn the face of drought and desertification, well-designed, water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, and enhanced ecosystem resilience ... Read more

    $40.58 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

  • Becoming Places

    Urbanism / Architecture / Identity / Power

    by Kim Dovey

    About the practices and politics of place and identity formation – the slippery ways in which who we are becomes wrapped up with where we are – this book exposes the relations of place to power. It links everyday aspects of place experience to the social theories of Deleuze and Bourdieu in a very readable manner. This is a book that takes the social critique of built form another step through ... Read more

    $71.49 AUD

  • The Artful Garden

    Creative Inspiration for Landscape Design

    by James van Sweden and 1 more

    “I want to put the mystery back into the heart of garden design, where it needs to be. It’s what lures you in through the gate, keeps you moving through the landscape, and fills you with excitement along the way. The sense of mystery is what turns a mere display of plants, paths, and ornaments into an adventure.”—James van SwedenGuided by world-renowned landscape architect James van Sweden and ... Read more

    $31.01 AUD

  • Human Ecology

    How Nature and Culture Shape Our World

    by Frederick R. Steiner and 1 more

    Humans have always been influenced by natural landscapes, and always will be—even as we create ever-larger cities and our developments fundamentally change the nature of the earth around us. In Human Ecology, noted city planner and landscape architect Frederick Steiner encourages us to consider how human cultures have been shaped by natural forces, and how we might use this understanding to ... Read more

    $7.66 AUD

  • Good Cities, Better Lives

    How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism

    by Peter Hall

    series Planning, History and Environment Series
    This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? What can we learn from other countries, especially our near neighbours in Europe? And, in turn, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas?Urban Britain is not functioning as it should. Social inequalities and regional disparities show ... Read more

    $83.92 AUD

  • Landskipping

    Painters, Ploughmen and Places

    by Anna Pavord

    Landskipping is a ravishing celebration of landscape, its iridescent beauty and its potential to comfort, awe and mesmerise. In spirit as Romantic as rational, Anna Pavord explores the different ways in which we have, throughout the ages, responded to the land. In the eighteenth century, artists first started to paint English scenery, and the Lakes, as well as Snowdon, began to attract a new kind ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Principles of Ecological Landscape Design

    by Travis Beck and 1 more

    Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. Sustainability means more than just saving energy and resources. It requires integrating the landscapes we design with ecological systems. With Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to ... Read more

    $61.42 AUD

  • Dictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments

    by Danny B Draper and 1 more

    Dictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments is a comprehensive list of terms used in the universal management of urban trees. Many of the terms are from arboricultural science, while others are derived from unproven but commonly applied concepts. Where the existing terminology to describe trees was limited or nonexistent, new terms have been introduced. This dictionary allows for broad ... Read more

    $40.03 AUD

  • Urban Design Futures

    by Malcolm Moor and 1 more

    The last decade has seen the rise of urban design which has taken a central position in the new agendas for urban regeneration and renaissance. Urban design has moved from marginality to mainstream. The principles espoused by urban designers over the past thirty years are now accepted as key to a better urban environment and as we move towards greater sustainability, different ideas are emerging ... Read more


  • Australia's Poisonous Plants, Fungi and Cyanobacteria

    A Guide to Species of Medical and Veterinary Importance

    by Ross McKenzie

    Australia's Poisonous Plants, Fungi and Cyanobacteria is the first full-colour, comprehensive guide to the major natural threats to health in Australia affecting domestic and native animals and humans. The overriding aim of the book is to prevent poisoning, as there are few effective treatments available, particularly in domestic animals. The species have been chosen because of their capacity to ... Read more

    $128.03 AUD

  • The Art of Setting Stones

    & Other Writings from the Japanese Garden

    by Marc Peter Keane

    • author is rare American who practices garden design in Japan • combines interest in nature with philosophy, design, Zen, • illustrated with original artwork by author ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Understanding Soils in Urban Environments

    by Pam Hazelton and 1 more

    Soil properties such as water retention, salinity and acidity are not just issues for agriculture and forestry. They are equally as significant in creating environmental and structural problems for buildings and other engineering works. As an increasing proportion of the world's population is living in cities, and building and related infrastructure development continues, these problems assume ... Read more

    $47.95 AUD

  • Garden Revolution

    How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change

    by Larry Weaner and 1 more

    “Shows us that guiding natural processes rather than fighting them is the key to creating healthier landscapes and happier gardeners.” —Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature HomeLarry Weaner is an icon in the world of ecological landscape design, and now his revolutionary approach is available to home gardeners. Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful ... Read more

    $39.59 AUD