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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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Wilderness, the future: Papers from the Fourth National Wilderness Conference, 1993, Barton, William (editor
2 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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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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See-Change Centres Grey Power and Hope, Douglas, Bob
4 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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Jesus and the natural world: exploring a christian approach to Ecology, Edwards, Denis; Geraldine Corridon (edited by)
5 Edwards, Denis; Geraldine Corridon (edited by) Jesus and the natural world: exploring a christian approach to Ecology
Australia John Garratt Pub 2012 1921946229 / 9781921946226 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
78 pages including colour illustrations and references. Ecological conversion...is the radical change of mind and heart that leads to a deeper love and respect for all creatures as having their own integrity before God: it involves change to a sustainable lifestyle, to sustainable patters of production and consumption and to sustainable economic and political choices. In this new book Denis Edwards encourages us as Christians to wholeheartedly embrace ecological conversation and to connect with people around the globe in their deepening commitment to the survival of life on earth. If the good news is that many people around the globe have begun to recognise that we are called to a new way of being on Earth, how can we be sure that this is congruous with the message of Jesus in the gospels? Edwards shows that stewardship is pivotal in the Christian message for the world, and that the process of conversion includes a responsibility that all creation is a precious gift that is to be loved, respected and protected. The ever-growing movement of people who are connected in a deepening commitment to the good of the community of life on Earth is a strengthening force that includes people living in large cities, country towns and on the land, farmers, artists, school children, scientists, industrialists, politicians and religious leaders. For Christians, the deepest reason for this conversion is that we see the Earth and all its creatures as God's good creation, the creation that God radically embraces in the incarnation of the Word made flesh. Because of this, in 2001, Pope John Paul II stressed the importance of the change of mind and of life that he called 'ecological conversion'. After speaking of the way humans have devastated so much of the natural world, he continued: 'We must therefore encourage and support the 'ecological conversion' which in recent decades has made humanity more sensitive to the catastrophe to which it has been heading'. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Go Green! What you can do to help save the Planet, Elkington, John; Hailes, Julia
6 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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7 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: 11.00 AUD
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Jackie French's Chook Book, French, Jackie
8 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
9 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
10 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.
11 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.
12 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
13 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: 10.50 AUD
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Eucalypts in Colour, Holliday, Ivan
14 Holliday, Ivan Eucalypts in Colour
Australia Rigby 1972 0851793703 / 9780851793702 1st Edition Hard Cover Good Good 4to 
32 colour illustrated pages. A small tear has been repaired in the dj. The Eucalypts of Australia were among the many features of the strange new land which were observed by early explorers. The genus was named, after samples had been collected at Adventure Bay, Tasmania, on Captain Cook's expedition of 1777, from the Greek words eu, meaning "well," and ka/yptos, "covered." This refers to the tight lids covering each flower until the stamens are ready to burst forth. The more common name of "gum trees" was bestowed by early colonists who noted the gum exuded by the timber of many species, and the scent of gum leaves has the power to arouse nostalgic memories in Australians who have been absent from their country for many years. There are about 500 species of eucalypts, of which all but seven originated in Australia. 
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Our Iceberg Is Melting: Change and Succeed under Adverse Conditions, Kotter, John P.; Rathgeber, Holger
15 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
16 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
17 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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Wilderness Tasmania, including Franklin and Gordon Rivers, Neil McLeod; Jim Howes
18 Neil McLeod; Jim Howes Wilderness Tasmania, including Franklin and Gordon Rivers
Australia Dorr-McLeod Pub 1983 0949433012 / 9780949433015 1st Edition Stapled Cover Very Good Folio 
34 pages including large colour illustrations. Wilderness is not a new word. It has long- standing historical Wand spiritual connotations and has meant various things to us at different times. The histories of modern societies echo one another with accounts of adventurers and explorers who went beyond the bounds of world as it was then known. Then, to many societies, Wilderness was those parts of the world they had not yet settled or made safe. It was something to be crossed at peril, a barrier to knowledge and security. As civilisation expanded, the natural world began to shrink. With industrial and technological growth, people discovered an increasing potential for moulding the natural environment. Given more power. and perhaps sensing some kind of victory, civilisation took on the blank, unchartered corners of the planet. The feelings towards wilderness was changing. More and more it was becoming something to be pushed back, an obstacle to progress and a modern world. Yet, throughout all this time, there have been people - either societies or individuals - whose awareness of ‘wilderness has not been this unhappy mix of fear and conquest. For such people, whether archaic or modern, wilderness was not a place to grasp and surround, not to penetrate and harness but a place simply and profoundly to be. It was and is a source of knowledge, harmony and well-being - a place to ask questions and await answers. Few places remain today where such wilderness can be experienced. where the world exists free from our meddling. South-West Tasmania is one of these few. With its extremely wet and severe climate, rugged folds of mountains and dense vegetation, it has generally been regarded as a place too difficult to develop ... until recently. Some in-roads have already been made into the area on several sides, but, essentially untouched remnants still survive. With our demands slowly drawing the reins more tightly around the world’s remaining wilderness areas, this book sets out to portray what we still can act to save. This book reflects some of the special features of the South-West wilderness area. It hints at secrets which can only be discovered through the experience of wilderness. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Towards a vision of a peaceful and sustainable Australia : some quaker voices : a discussion Paper, Robert Howell, Christine Larkin, David Purnell and Brian Turner (compiled by)
19 Robert Howell, Christine Larkin, David Purnell and Brian Turner (compiled by) Towards a vision of a peaceful and sustainable Australia : some quaker voices : a discussion Paper
Australia Australian Quaker Peace and Legislation Committee and Australian Quaker Earthcare Committee 2013 1291729399 / 9781291729399 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
iii + 93 pages. Includes bibliographical references and end notes. This book offers an inspired picture of a future ethical and sustainable society. From a compilation of the views of many Quakers around Australia, the writers envisage a better world for our descendents, one in which Quacker values flourish. This work examines the values and ethics that caring individuals can bring to bear on this process, what is wrong with Planet Earth and its inhabitants, and what will have to be considered in the period of transition to a better world The core of this book describes a vision of a future peaceful and sustainable Australia, written from the perspective of people who are already there. To achieve a peaceful and sustainable society human behaviour needs radical transformation, and this text provides a beacon of light, pointing towards an achievable goal. It is a call to urgent discussion and action by all Australians. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Urban Living: The Individual in the City, Walmsley, D. J.
20 Walmsley, D. J. Urban Living: The Individual in the City
Australia Longman 1988 058230167X / 9780582301672 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xiv + 204 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. This book examines the ways in which individuals cope with city living. Beginning with a brief outline of the growth and changing nature of cities, the author moves on to explore four key issues: how individuals come to know the city in which they live; how they feel about the urban environment; the extent of their travel patterns within the city; and the influence of place on behaviour. In seeking to cover these issues Dr Walmsley addresses a number of important questions. How well do people know the urban environment? How do they find their way around? What makes a city memorable? How do people feel about the city in which they live? Are there basic human needs that city living is expected to fulfill? Why do city dwellers develop a sense of emotional attachment to particular places? What makes certain urban landscapes appealing? How extensive are people’s travel patterns within the city? To what extent are urban dwellers territorial animals? What effect does the character of the local neighbourhood have on its inhabitants? Does high-density living create stress and social problems? Do certain types of urban environment foster crime, delinquency and vandalism? In considering these questions the book deals both with research in ‘mainstream’ social science and with newer initiatives that are commonly described as humanistic. Implicit in the text, therefore, is the view that a great many different approaches can provide insights into the behaviour of city dwellers, and that students of urban affairs, and practitioners of urban planning, need to take stock of all these approaches. D. J. Walmsley is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of New England, Australia. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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