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Saving our small world: Monday conference on population, ecology, and resources, Anonymous
1 Anonymous Saving our small world: Monday conference on population, ecology, and resources
Australia Australian Broadcasting Commission 1974 0642973938 / 9780642973931 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
131 pages. In May, 1971, the names of more than 700 scientists, economists and technologists appeared in an advertisement in the Australian press. These people were expressing publicly their concern about the world, about the environment and what the people of the world are doing to it. A research scientist, Dr John Coulter, was Secretary of the Town and Country Planning Association of South Australia which organized the advertisement and some weeks after its appearance he was principal speaker in an edition of ABC-TV’s Monday Conference. The program aroused tremendous interest and over the next two years Monday Conference programs dealing with questions of the environment and ecology provoked similar responses from a public gradually becoming aware of the implications of rapid social change, technological advances and increased use of resources. The ?ve Monday Conference programs published in this collection contain opinions from people eminent in their fields and whose views are relevant to issues which will continue, inevitably, to be issues of the seventies. The upper corner of the first leaf was cut off - no text affected though. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Sydney On Tap, Archer, John
2 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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Wilderness, the future: Papers from the Fourth National Wilderness Conference, 1993, Barton, William (editor
3 Barton, William (editor Wilderness, the future: Papers from the Fourth National Wilderness Conference, 1993
Australia Envirobook 1994 0858811251 / 9780858811256 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
292 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical references. Wildemess conservation has not lost its relevance in the 1990s. Indeed, along with the gains of the last decade have come renewed pressures from governments keen to water down hard-won legislation for the benefit of those who see wilderness as an exploitable resource. And the Mabo judgement has introduced a new dimen-ion to land tenure which sees conservationists having to come to temis with the traditional rights of indigenous people. This book has evolved from papers delivered in late 1993 at the Fourth National Wildemess Conference, organised by the Colong Foundation For Wildemess. Divided into four parts: Identifying and Reserving Wildemess; Guarding the Future of Wilderness; The Enduring Values of Wilderness and Wilderness Management, over 30 contributors from all around Australia present a wide range of wilderness issues, from threats and protection to legislation, tourism, biodiversity and management plans. Writers have also joined the contemporary debates about fire strategies and mechanised access. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Favourite Canberra Trees, Boden, Robert
4 Boden, Robert Favourite Canberra Trees
Australia Kangaroo Press 1993 0864175302 / 9780864175304 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good 12mo Gillian Hills 
112 indexed pages including colour illustrations. This book features thirty trees grown in the national capital's streets, parks and gardens. Some of the species described are well-known and commonly planted, others less so and could be used more. All have distinctive features which contribute in one season or another to the beauty and character of a city renowned for its tree heritage. The introduction traces the use, selection and care of trees in the Canberra landscape from Aboriginal time through early European settlement to the development of the city as the national capital. A word portrait of each tree provides a description in non-technical language to guide the reader in recognising it and distinguishing it from others. Information on where the tree occurs naturally, the derivation of its name and where it may be seen growing in Canberra is given. Fine water-colour illustrations enhance and enliven the text. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Planning for sustainable farming: the Potter Farmland Plan story, Campbell, Andrew
5 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
6 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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See-Change Centres Grey Power and Hope, Douglas, Bob
7 Douglas, Bob See-Change Centres Grey Power and Hope
Australia Nature and Society Forum 2006 095856745X / 9780958567459 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
118 pages including bibliography. This book has been written for Australians of all ages who are concerned at the mounting evidence that humans are placing unprecedented strains on the planet and are wondering how, as individuals and communities, they can begin to turn society in new directions of sustainability, equity and peace. The author argues that 21 positive outcome to the current human predicament will depend upon a major culture shift and that in Australia, this shift could be initiated by a coalition of thoughtful older and younger people acting together through networks of newly evolving structures called SEE-Change Centres. He believes that a safer social and environmental path is both feasible and practicable and that a Cultural "tipping point" is imminent in Australia. He suggests that Cross-generational SEE-Change Centres could become a meeting ground where concerned Australians could discuss future options and reclaim control over our currently uncertain future. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Go Green! What you can do to help save the Planet, Elkington, John; Hailes, Julia
8 Elkington, John; Hailes, Julia Go Green! What you can do to help save the Planet
Australia Puffin 1992 0140346449 / 9780140346442 Revised Soft Cover Good 8vo Tony Ross 
130 pages indexed pages including colour illustrations and bibliography. Australian adaptation, produced by the Australian Consumer Association, of an English text first published in London in 1990. Designed for children, it looks at the environmental problems confronting us and provides practical information on what can be done to address them. A list of useful organisations and a bibliography are included. For children aged 10-15. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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9 French, Jackie Backyard Self-Sufficiency
Australia Aird Books 1999 0947214240 / 9780947214241 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
164 indexed pages. Provides readers with detailed information on self-sufficient gardening. Regardless of whether it is 5 acres or a window box, there are ideas in this book for everyone. Self-sufficient gardens are beautiful: a ramble of productivity and a profusion of smells and colours. We've forgotten how beautiful edible plants can be: fat red apples and tendrils of grapes; beautiful red-flowering perennial beans and soft feathery fennel; the wide, bright blooms of passion fruit and the scent of orange blossom on a summer night. It's like a Garden of Eden in your own back yard. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Jackie French's Chook Book, French, Jackie
10 French, Jackie Jackie French's Chook Book
Australia Aird Books 1993 0947214402 / 9780947214401 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
120 indexed pages including drawings. Everything you want to know about chooks, from breeding them to eating them. Suggests a myriad of uses for chook by-products - for example, feather mattresses, quilt pens, soap and fertilizer. The author's ideas on ecologically sound living are widely known through magazines such as 'Australian Women's Weekly', radio, and the television program 'Burke's Backyard'. Her other publications include Organic Control of Household Pests and A-Z of Useful Plants. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Making Canberra Sustainable, Furnass, Bryan; Clark, Sebastian; Ramsay, Penny
11 Furnass, Bryan; Clark, Sebastian; Ramsay, Penny Making Canberra Sustainable
Australia Ginninderra Press 2005 1740273400 / 9781740273404 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
197 pages. This book illustrates how Canberra can tackle sustainability. It also underscores the fundamental fact that the main point of seeking sustainability is to improve and maintain human wellbeing and health. This perspective warrants wide airing. The way forward to a future where we all look after the environment and live vibrant and healthy communities. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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Save it: easy ways to save Money, Hammond, Esta
12 Hammond, Esta Save it: easy ways to save Money
Australia Red Hen 2009 0646524526 / 9780646524528 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xiii + 248 pages. Do you have debt you need to pay off?Do you want to get ahead and create a financial buffer?Would you love to pay off your home loan, save up for something special or take extended time off work? Every tip that you implement from this book will help you reach your goals faster.See just how easy it is to save money on everyday things like food and groceries, petrol, cleaning, phones, banking, credit cards, insurance, electricity, beauty, even holidays and entertainment, just to name a few.Most of the tips in this book are also as beneficial to your health and the environment, as they are for your wallet.Start saving today so that you can afford the special things in your life! 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Towards a Conservation Strategy for the Australian Antarctic Territory: The 1993 Fenner Conference on the Environment, Handmer, J; Wilder, M.
13 Handmer, J; Wilder, M. Towards a Conservation Strategy for the Australian Antarctic Territory: The 1993 Fenner Conference on the Environment
Australia Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University 1993 0867404159 / 9780867404159 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
216 pages including references. Australia claims sovereignty over more than 40 percent of the southern continent and was instrumental in the creation in 1991 of the Madrid Protocol for comprehensive protection of the Antarctic environment. The development of a conservation strategy for the Australian Antarctic Territory is the logical next step in implementing the Protocol's objectives. The 1993 Fenner Conference on the Environment was an important step in the preparation of a conservation strategy for the Australian Antarctic Territory. Conference participants and various specialists considered broad issues critical to conservation and management of the Australian Antarctic Territory and the adjacent Southern Ocean. Towards a Conservation Strategy for the Australian Antarctic Territory reports on that conference. It provides the background needed for researchers, decision-makers and concerned people to work towards the protection of this unique wilderness. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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The Change Makers: Stories from Australia's First Environmental Studies Graduates, Harris, John A.
14 Harris, John A. The Change Makers: Stories from Australia's First Environmental Studies Graduates
Australia John A. Harris 2009 1740883098 / 9781740883092 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good Large 8vo 
260 indexed pages including b/w illustrations and bibliography. The environment is a relatively new field of endeavour and experience for educators, students and practitioners, and hears examination from all three perspectives. This book offers insights into the educational, professional and life experiences of some of the pioneers of the modern era of environmental management. The stories and observations are at once nostalgic, moving and motivational. This book is about the important part each generation can play in making our environment a good place to inhabit. The author is one of Australia's earlier ecologists and teachers of environmental studies. He has tracked down his former students to document their diverse and productive careers. The book will interest parents, teachers, students and anyone with an interest in the Australian environment. Over 0.5kg, extra postage charges may apply. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The It's So Natural' House Book, Hayes, Alan
15 Hayes, Alan The It's So Natural' House Book
Australia Angus & Robertson 1997 0207190771 / 9780207190773 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
153 pages. As resources dwindle and the price of heating and cooling houses rises, it makes sense to lower energy bills and find ways to conserve water, electricity and money. This easy-to-follow book offers tips, instructions and advice on how to do this. Topics covered include conservation and recycling, how to conserve electricity, using solar energy and enjoying chemical-free gardens. An easy-to-follow guide for people who want to maintain budget-wise, environmentally friendly homes. The book contains lots of ideas on how to best use the resources within your home, such as ways of saving and recycling water, and low energy cooking, plus using solar energy. Many priceless hints and tips are included. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Children of a Toxic Harvest: An Environmental Autobiography, Hillary, Eve
16 Hillary, Eve Children of a Toxic Harvest: An Environmental Autobiography
Australia Lothian Pub Co 1997 0850918502 / 9780850918502 1st Edition Soft Cover Good Small 8vo Signed by Author
177pp. Eve Hillary is a health practitioner in Complementary Medicine, and health journalist. A true story about the perils of using pesticides and the effects that they can have on the environment and human health. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Aboriginal Environmental Impacts, Kohen, James
17 Kohen, James Aboriginal Environmental Impacts
Australia University of New South Wales Press 1997 0868403016 / 9780868403014 Reprint Soft Cover Good 8vo 
160 pages. When Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Port Jackson, Sydney, he saw a magnificent harbour lined with trees. Many areas were park-like in appearance with well-spaced trees interspersed with patches of grass. The local Aborigines were soon driven away and with them went the practice of regularly burning off the undergrowth. The grass disappeared and the undergrowth took over, and so emerged the 'untidy' bush of the foreshore that we see today. For 50,000 years before white settlement the Aboriginal people were an integral part of the environment. They harvested the land and they changed the environment to suit themselves. Fire was their tool for doing this. The degree to which hunting and burning has changed the patterns of vegetation and populations of fauna is hotly debated. Were the Aborigines responsible for the disappearance of the megafauna? In this book Kohen says they were a contributing factor, but probably only after major population declines due to climate change. He presents the arguments and evidence to show that Aboriginal influence on many ecosystems of this continent has been profound and that any understanding of the Australian environment must take this into account. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Our Iceberg Is Melting: Change and Succeed under Adverse Conditions, Kotter, John P.; Rathgeber, Holger
18 Kotter, John P.; Rathgeber, Holger Our Iceberg Is Melting: Change and Succeed under Adverse Conditions
U. K. Macmillan 2006 0230014208 / 9780230014206 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
147 pages. This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about how deal with the issue of change: handle the challenge well and you can prosper greatly; handle it poorly and you put yourself at risk. The penguins are living happily on their iceberg as they have done for many years. Then one curious penguin discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home - and pretty much no one listens to him. The characters in this fable are like people we recognise, even ourselves. Their story is one of resistance to change and heroic action, confusion and insight, seemingly intractable obstacles and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. It is a story that is occuring in different forms around us today - but the penguins handle change a great deal better than most of us. Based on John Kotter's pioneering work on how to make smart change happen faster and better, the lessons you can learn from this short and easy-to-read book will serve you well in your job, in your family, and in your community. And these lessons are becoming ever more important as the world around us changes faster and faster. Small inscription in the first page. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Ecologic: Creating a Sustainable Future, McEwen, Sandra
19 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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Rainbow Warrior: battle for the Planet - an extraordinary Adventure, Morris, Jill
20 Morris, Jill Rainbow Warrior: battle for the Planet - an extraordinary Adventure
Australia Omnibus Books 1998 1862913439 / 9781862913431 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
118 indexed pages including bibliography. Tells the story of the ship, the Rainbow Warrior, belonging to Greenpeace, that sailed the world in an attempt to defend the environment. Describes the activities of its crew, and the eventual destruction of the ship by sabotage. Includes an index. The author's other publications include 'The Wombat Who Talked to the Stars' and 'The Boy Who Painted the Sun' which was shortlisted for the CBC picture Book of the Year Award in 1983. There small light brown stains in the upper front corner. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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