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Sydney On Tap, Archer, John
1 Archer, John Sydney On Tap
Australia Pure Water Press 1998 0958607419 / 9780958607414 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
95 pages. This book is about the controversy surrounding the degradation of Sydney's water supply in 1998. It explains what happened to the Sydney's water supply in 198; how it affected people; and what needed to be done to assure the suppl of clean drinking water for all. The 1998 Sydney water crisis involved the suspected contamination by the microscopic pathogens cryptosporidium and giardia of the water supply system of Greater Metropolitan Sydney. The cover has creases and wear. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Planning for sustainable farming: the Potter Farmland Plan story, Campbell, Andrew
2 Campbell, Andrew Planning for sustainable farming: the Potter Farmland Plan story
Australia Lothian 1991 0850914337 / 9780850914337 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
200 pages including illustrations. Land degradation: Australia's most serious environmental problem! Farmland degraded by erosion, salinity, soil acidity or soil structure decline; Irrigated farmland flooded from beneath by rising saline groundwater; Loss of plant and animal species. The keys to solving these problems start with people on the land. Planning for Sustainable Farming shows land users how better to understand their main, non-renewable resource. The book works through a whole farm planning process which blends conservation and production using case studies from the renowned Potter Farmland Plan and discusses its lessons for agricultural extension. It also offers detailed practical advice on: how to prepare a whole farm plan; improving; farm layout; how to treat land degradation; revegetation (including innovative sections on establishing and protecting fann trees and shelter design). For farmers who want to leave their land in better condition than they found it, the lessons of this book are critical. There is an inscription in the second page. 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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God's Earth: Religion as If Matter Really Mattered, Collins, Paul
3 Collins, Paul God's Earth: Religion as If Matter Really Mattered
Australia Dove 1995 1863713883 / 9781863713887 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
280 indexed pages. An historical account of the relation of Christian religious thought and practice to present environmental crises. A reclaimed spirituality as well as scientific thinking can offer hope for a more responsible future.An exploration of the religious and philosophical roots of our environmental crisis. And an examination of the attitudes of Christianity to the world. The author is a Catholic priest, author of 'Mixed Blessings', and a former religious editor for the ABC. Previous owner name also in front fly. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Ecologic: Creating a Sustainable Future, McEwen, Sandra
4 McEwen, Sandra Ecologic: Creating a Sustainable Future
Australia Powerhouse Publishing 2004 1863170987 / 9781863170987 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good Folio 
105 indexed pages. Includes colour illustrations and bibliographical references. This book is about hopes, fears, imagination and action. It is about redesigning the way we use resources to ensure the long-term future of this planet. A world-wide push for ecological sustainability is fuelling the next great industrial revolution. What are the major issues for Australia? What are government and industry doing about it? And what can we do to protect the environment, the economy, ourselves and tomorrow’s children? The answers can be found in this book. Through numerous case studies, this book looks at urban planning issues, the true cost of industry, salinity and soil degradation, water management and environmental activism. It shows how innovative design at every level of domestic, industrial and agricultural life can help us meet our needs while conserving fragile resources. An essential resource for all those who want to know why action is needed and what can be done. Published in conjunction with the EcoLogic: creating a sustainable future exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum (July 2001). There is a name and a phone number in the first page. Over 0.5kg. Extra postage charges apply. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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A Cargo of Women: Susannah Watson and the Convicts of the Princess Royal, Smith, Babette
5 Smith, Babette A Cargo of Women: Susannah Watson and the Convicts of the Princess Royal
Australia Rosenberg Pub 2005 1877058335 / 9781877058332 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
viii + 254 indexed pages. Who were Australia's women convicts? Were they drunks and whores, 'genetic' criminals and moral degenerates as many observers believed? Or victims of circumstances almost unimaginable in the twentieth century, as others claim? A Cargo of Women traces the chequered story of one hundred women transported together in 1829 on the ship Princess Royal. Caught in an England convulsed by change, they became the unwitting and unwilling pioneers of a new land. Through imaginative use of detailed research, Babette Smith presents a personalised view of this group of women. She traces their stories, presenting us with a patchwork image of individual lives that are both rich and varied, and often poignantly tragic. We encounter their despair at being parted from their families and particular concern for the children left behind, their experiences of assigned service in the colony, the marriages that could provide salvation or the final degradation, the opportunities that existed for a new life in a society more socially mobile. Framing them all is the story of the indomitable Susannah Watson who, trapped in the crowded filthy slums of Nottingham, stole because she 'could not bear to see her children starving'. Separated forever from her husband and four children; she was transported for 14 years, but served 16. She endured the convict system at its worst, yet emerged triumphant to die in her bed aged 83 singing 'Rock of Ages'. There is a blacked out inscription in the first page. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Six Modern Plagues: and How We are Causing Them, Walters, Mark Jerome
6 Walters, Mark Jerome Six Modern Plagues: and How We are Causing Them
U.S.A. Island Press 2004 1559637145 / 9781559637145 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
215 indexed pages. "In a clear, engaging style, Dr. Walters tells the tale of each disease like a detective story. He allows each mystery to unfold as it did in reality, often slowly, through the lives of the plants and animals involved, the first human victims, the government officials who tried to respond, and the scientists who ultimately explained what was happening." - NEW YORK TIMES "...a fascinating work of ecological journalism, utterly convincing in its argument: that our health and the health of the environment are intimately linked, and we overlook that link at our peril." - MICHAEL POLLAN, AUTHOR OF SECOND NATURE AND THE BOTANY OF DESIRE. "Mark Jerome Walters weaves a fine thread of human disturbances through the quilt work of modern pandemics. After being drawn engagingly into the explosive symptoms of global environmental change, readers will come to understand that we have no choice but to make peace with nature." - PAUL R. EPSTEIN, M.D., M.P.H., CENTER FOR HEALTH AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL. West Nile Virus -- Mad Cow Disease -- HIV/AIDS -- Hantavirus -- Lyme Disease ... and a new strain of Salmonella. Such modern epidemics have emerged over the past few decades as mysterious, yet significant risks to human health. These "plagues" are forcing us to modify our lifestyles in ways that minimize our chances of becoming a statistic in the latest tally of the afflicted. In Six Modern Plagues, Mark Jerome Walters offers us the first book for the general reader that connects these emerging health risks and their ecological origins. Drawing on new research, interviews, and his own investigations, Mark Jerome Walters weaves together a compelling argument: that changes humans have made to the environment, from warming the climate to clearing the forests, have contributed to, if not caused a rising tide of diseases that are afflicting humans and many other species. According to Mark Jerome Walters, humans are not always innocent bystanders to infectious disease. To the contrary, in the case of many modern epidemics, we are the instigators. Six Modern Plagues, a ground-breaking introduction to the connection between disease and environmental degradation should be read by all those interested in their health and the health of others. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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